Tag Archives: Southern Africa

RetRAW Saturdays: Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens – Kazet

The past is full some really timeless gems as far as African music is concerned. Mahlatini & Mahotella Queens’ “Kazet” is such a number. It has that authentic Afro-jazz sound that will make you visualise the beauty of the African continent even from thousand of miles away and also feel like pounding the floor and […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Busy Signal – Out Of Many (One)|Shows Off The Opulence In Zimbabwe

Jamaican Reggae-Dancehall star Busy Signal was in Zimbabwe to perform at a show during November and managed to find the time to record a music video for his song “Out Of Many (One)”. Just as if he wanted to show off the opulence that forms part of the African country, which is often depicted as […]

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Newly Crowned Miss Teen Africa UK Is Monique Narh From Ghana

Monique Narh From Ghana Was Awarded With The 13-19 Year Olds Africa-UK Modelling Title – The Event Was Not Without It’s Own Gaffes And Controversies When we arrived at the Miss Teen Africa UK 2015 venue at the homely Stratford Town Hall in London, it was time for a musical performance. Young songstress Tiana was […]

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Eska Mtungwazi: ‘I deferred my life for years’

Her debut album has been nominated for a Mercury prize. So why did Eska Mtungwazi, 44, take so long to make the leap from backing singer to solo artist? Glance at the credits on Eska Mtungwazi’s Mercury-nominated debut album ESKA, and you’ll wonder if she’s perfected the art of self-cloning. She’s written all the songs, […]

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Trevor Noah has emergency surgery

Trevor Noah, who took over as host of The Daily Show in September, has undergone emergency surgery to remove his appendix. Comedy Central cancelled Wednesday’s live show and aired a repeat, but said “the procedure went well” and Noah was “currently recuperating from surgery”. “We expect he and the show will be back with an […]

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Afrika Fest Proves to be a Big Entertainment Event, But Fails to Evenly Represent a Large Part of Africa

Eddy Kenzo and Mampi were meant to be on the show, promoters say they did their bit but the artists still failed to show up We have failed to understand why the new African diaspora annual event ‘Afrika Fest’ is called as such, because from what we experienced and observed, it is more of an East […]

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Trevor Noah Makes ‘Daily Show’ Debut – Continues the War on Bulls**t

Poking fun at the pope’s visit to the USA, at US House of Congress Speaker John Boehner‘s resignation  and declaring that the war against bulllsh**t continues were some of the highlights from Trevor Noah’s debut at the hot seat of the biggest American satirical news show, ‘The Daily Show’. The South African brought the crowd […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Original Strong Girls ft. D’Banj, Diamond & Banky W – Strong Girl (Remix)

The original song features Omotola, Waje, Selmor Mtukudzi and other top female artists from across the continent. Leading African male artists D’Banj (Nigeria), Diamond (Tanzania) and Banky W (Nigeria) have joined forces with U2 lead singer and ONE co-founder Bono to remix Strong Girl – the anthem that celebrates the power of girls and women […]

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Count Down To Trevor Noah’s Take Over Of The Daily Show – No Major Changes Expected

Press reports coming out from several sources indicate that there are not going to be radical changes in terms of target audience and content at the US Television show The Daily Show. Apparently, its newly appointed host Trevor Noah is not expecting to make big changes when he assumes Jon Stewart’s hosting role at Comedy […]

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VIDEO ALERT: John Falsetto – Papaoutai (Cover)|John Brilliantly Uses The Mbira To Give Listeners A Different Experience

So far, Rwandese-Belgian hip-hop/electro musician Stromae has managed to garner nearly 300 million views for his hit single “Papaoutai”. Since it’s release, the song has been covered in different forms by several artists and broadcast on online platforms such as Youtube, but no cover has sounded more interesting to us than this one by UK-based […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Brenda Fassie – Vulindlela

Brenda Fassie is one iconic African woman even tho she has been dead for over 10 years now. Her music remains as a staple of every African party that one may attend the world over. She was controversial in some ways, but songs such as “Vulindlela” made her unavoidable and unforgettable. A party and particularly […]

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Ret-RAW Sartudays – Angelique Kidjo & Dave Matthews – Iwoya

One is regarded as the best female international talent to ever come out West Africa and the other is regarded as the most prominent male South African international act. The two are Benin’s Angelique Kidjo and Dave Mathews from South Africa. In the early noughties, the two released this amazing tune. Very African and yet […]

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