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‘Missing’ X Factor Star Gamu Is Working In TopShop And Is Set To Release New Music After Disappearing For Six Years

  The singer became a star back in 2010 but has not really been seen since SHE had all but disappeared for six years – leading Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark to launch a nationwide campaign to find her on the show. The weekly appeal sparked the hashtag #findgamu and over the last few weeks, […]

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Glasgow Graduate From Malawi Launches Mvelani Music Sharing Service for Southern Africa Artists

GLASGOW graduate Dumisani Kapanga launches first music streaming platform for Malawi to feature African performers. A MALAWI-born entrepreneur who studied at two Glasgow universities has launched the African nation’s first music streaming platform. Mvelani was developed by 29-year-old Dumisani Kapanga and launched in the last few days to introduce music and artists from throughout southern […]

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Angélique Kidjo with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, review: ‘a remarkable collaboration’

The combination of the queen of African music with a classical orchestra was exhilarating Glasgow’s huge international folk roots festival Celtic Connections has played host to some remarkable collaborations over the years. But few can have been quite as memorable as this exceptional concert bringing together the extraordinary Beninese diva Angélique Kidjo, Luxembourgian composer Gast […]

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Namvula Review – half Scottish, half Zambian Newcomer is a True Original

The Forge, London Showcasing her new album, Namvula performed an adventurous and impressive set that blended African styles with jazz Namvula Rennie is a singer-songwriter whose attractively cool, unusual songs reflect her interesting history. Born in Zambia to a Zambian mother and Scottish father, she has lived in Switzerland, Kenya, the US and now London, […]

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Africa in Motion 2014: Looking Back, Reaching Forward

Africa in Motion is back to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of African film, past and present. The ninth edition of the Africa in Motion Film Festival will return to Edinburgh and Glasgow from 24 October to 9 November. This year’s theme looking back and reaching forward, draws inspiration from the Adinkra symbol of the […]

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Flag Bearer: Kenyan-born singer making waves in the US

The media, both in Kenya and around the world, have in the past few months been abuzz with the success of Lupita Nyong’o. She is an example of Kenyans whose artistic exploits went virtually unnoticed at home before success exploded abroad. Miriam Chemmoss a multi -talented Kenyan with roots in Mt Elgon, Bungoma County but […]

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Gamu Single Officially Released after Chat With BBC on Past

Gamu Nhengu’s mission to unleash her fresh music brand/genre has officially begun. Today marked the official release of her powerful debut single Shake The Room, a vibrant song which features the singer’s strong vocals and a cool pseudo rap verse. The singer who was clearly excited, posted the download link of her single via her […]

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Q & A: Gamu Nhengu

After a dramatic appearance on the X Factor three years ago, Zimbabwe born Gamu Nhengu was propelled into the limelight. 2010 saw the then 18-year-old thrust into a media storm surrounding her controversial exit from the reality show prompting 250,000 people to sign a Facebook petition demanding her return. The exit also saw her X […]

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Gamu Fired Up On Album Promo Tour

Zimbabwean-Scottish singer Gamu Nhengu is up on the road again. This time with her upcoming album promotion tour. The Album will be titled A Love Like This and will be released on the 5th of May under an Independent label. Gamu has been on the road before doing shows but lately, she has been paying […]

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Step in the Right Direction For Gamu

The decision today by the UK’s Home Office to reverse the decision against granting a visa to Gamu Nhengu and her family has put Gamu’s foot in the door for this year’s Christmas Number 1 and more. With Gamu’s stay in the UK no longer under immediate threat, she now has the freedom to record […]

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Immigration Plea for X-Factor’s Gamu rejected

The campaign to save snubbed X Factor star Gamu Nhengu from deportation to Zimbabwe has reached the House of Lords. Crossbench peer the Earl of Clancarty asked the Government whether the Home Office would review the 18-year-old singer’s case “to ensure that she is allowed a visa to continue her stay in the United Kingdom”. […]

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Gamu live at MOBOs tonight?

As the home office decision on whether or not Gamu will be allowed to stay in UK is expected some time today , it is rumoured that the singer will be appearing at the MOBO awards ceremony tonight. Metro’s source says organisers are trying to get the 18-year-old on stage to sing amid speculation that […]

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