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M.K. Asante Speaks Stereotypes At Africa Week Event

By Michael Tkaczevski The first Africa Week: Back to the Roots event, hosted by the African Students Association, is celebrating African culture with events to break the stereotypes of Africa that inundate American media. Through film screenings, discussions and music, Africa Week is meant to help students at Ithaca College become more aware about the social, […]

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Ghanaians Fume At Chris Brown Azonto Error

Chris Brown, the US RnB Singer, who is commonly known not just for being an excellent crooner but also for smashing former or current on/off lover Rihanna’s face, now has a new hat to wear, the Ghanaian People Up-setter. During an appearance on BET’s world famous 106 & Park TV show, Chris Brown suggested that he […]

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‘Shades of Africa Festival’ Kicks Off at UMD

The Shades of Africa Music Festival kicked off at the University of Minnesota-Duluth Tuesday night in the Weber Music Hall. Singing was Chantal Lavigne, alongside pianist Dr. Jeanne Doty, who recently retired as Associate Professor of Music at UMD. The Shades of Africa Music Festival celebrates the diversity of composers and performers of African Decent […]

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MTV Looks Into Boosting The African Music Market

MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians. MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Tiwa Savage ft Don Jazzy – Without My Heart

Tiwa Savage has released a video for her single “Without My Heart”, which features producer/rapper Don Jazzy. The Nigerian diva, Tiwa, shows off her versatility with cool RnB vocals and seductive lyrics sung on Reggae-Dancehall like beat, akin to that of Lumidee’s Never Leave You track. Don Jazzy brings his hoarse voice to rap midway […]

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Hugh Masekela interview: ‘TV and the media have Africans believing that our own heritage is barbaric’

Wearing a long-sleeved orange shirt and floral tie in the 36C Adelaide heat, Hugh Masekela says he’s in his “butterfly phase”. But though his wardrobe may be evolving, the South African musician isn’t moving on from his campaigning phase any time soon. At 73, he shows no sign of reducing his globetrotting schedule or his […]

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Stella Mwangi Moving To The UK To Boost Career

Pop Singer Stella Mwangi is best know for representing Norway in the European Singing contest Eurovision of 2011.  She sung the song Haba Haba on the show but failed to make through to the finals although she proved to be a strong contender. Lately, the Kenyan born singer has been enjoying success with her latest offering […]

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VIDEO ALERT: The Parlotones – Shake It Up

South African rock band, The Parlotones are at it again. Known for their eccentric videos and unusually publicity stunts, The Parlotones never cease to outdo their last move. This time they have come with a really unusual concept for their video, for the song Shake it Up. The group paraded one of their midtown local […]

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The Miss West Africa International judging panel has chosen the pageant’s new Queen. Maria Sawaneh is the new Miss West Africa International, the organisers have reported. The beautiful new Queen is from Gambia and lives in Germany. Maria’s runners up are first and second princesses Zalia Maiga, from Mali and Hawa Kamara from Sierra Leone, […]

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Focus on African Music at South by Southwest Festival in Texas

AUSTIN — The potential market for Internet-based businesses in Africa was showcased at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Texas, along with African films and music. Participants from the continent touted Africa as the new frontier for interactive media at the recent festival. At this booth sponsored by the independent music exporters of South […]

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Video Alert: Mo Eazy – Smile

Young Rapper/Singer Mo Eazy is back with a new song and video. The Nigerian-UK artist shows a different side of himself as he sings a seemingly love song called Smile. He talks about the girl he likes and expresses his desire to be the man who makes her show off her teeth in joy. The […]

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RIP Chinua Achebe: May Your Soul Rest In Peace

Legendary Nigeria Writer Chinua Achebe has passed away. The death of the then, Boston, MA based professor was confirmed on Friday 21 March 2012 by relatives. According to the UK’s Guardian newsparer, after the news first broke out in media and press, it was eventually confirmed by his agent and his publisher. He was 82 […]

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