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Singer Probed Over Drug Trafficking

Platnumz was asked to hand in a report on his source of wealth and a statement on his tax returns over drug trafficking. The Tanzanian sweetheart was asked to hand in a report on his source of wealth and a statement on his tax returns over drug trafficking links in the country. Diamond Platnumz was […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jah Prayzah Ft. Diamond Platnumz – Watora Mari

“Watora Mari” is the musical first fruit from Zimbabwe artist Jah Prayzah’s latest project “Mdhara Vachauya”. The towering, slender and handsome maestro launched the album on Friday 12 August and simultaneously released the musical video for the single Watora Mari, featuring the world-acclaimed East African star Diamond Platnumz. Diamond’s appearance did not only give the […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Donald & Diamond Platnumz – Wangu

South Africa’s Donald and Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz have teamed up to put out a really soulful number. The song “Wangu” done by the two artists, will definitely give lovers something to live and love for. Although soulful, the song has some Afropop elements to it and we here at diaspoRAw.net would like to define it […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Alikiba: Chekecha Cheketua

Tanzanian Bongo Flava and Afro-pop star Alikiba has a new summer offering for 2015 and beyond, his latest song “Chekecha Cheketua”. The song is Alikiba’s 2nd official smash hit release through his worldwide exclusive partnership with his record label and management company ‘ROCKSTAR4000’ and publishing partnership with ‘Rockstar Publishing’. The song has that original Bongo Flava […]

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Tanzania’s Mayunga Wins Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa Title

TANZANIA’S representative to the Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa competition, Nalimi Mayunga, has emerged winner. The final of the biggest pan-African music competition involving contestants from 13 African countries was held in Naivasha, Kenya. “I’m overwhelmed to see incredible talents displayed by all 13 contestants,” global recording icon and one of the event’s judges Akon […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Hafsa ft. Banana Zorro – Pressure

Bongo Flava a fusion of hip hop, reggae, R&B, afrobeat and dancehall, is a genre that ruled the 90’s and early noughties with its often seductive rhythms. “Pressure” by Tanzanian artists Hafsa and Zorro is one such song. The melodies and the bassline associated with the genre are presented in their quality in this song. […]

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Get a Sneak Peek at New Zeelander Ladi6’s Journey to Africa

See the New Zealand star link up with African artists Nonku and Lavish in this exclusive preview. New Zealand’s neo-soul star Ladi6, aka Karoline Tamati, recently embarked on a musical pilgrimage for the upcoming film Ladi6: Return To Africa. The experience was inspired by her own journey as a musician, which began when a teenaged Tamati […]

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Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz gets Honorary Degree for Culture Role…

Tanzania’s Bongo singer and songwriter, Nasibu Abdul Juma, popularly known as Diamond Platinuz will be honoured with a Honorary degree by the University of Dar es Salaam over the weekend. According to Vibe Weekly, the Tanzanian university will bestow the honour on the artiste on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for his role in exporting Tanzanian’s art […]

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Big Brother Africa Hotshots: Housemates Display Talents

This year’s edition, given the name ‘Hotshots’ started off on the right mood in Johannesburg, South Africa, last Sunday night. Viewers all around Africa had the opportunity to watch the unveiling of the housemates who will be competing for the USD300 000 grand prize over the next 63 days. During Sunday’s show, the housemates, one-by-one, […]

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Airtel & Akon Reveal Mobile Music Competition

Airtel Africa has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out a mobile music competition in Africa. Dubbed Airtel Trace Music Star, the competition will take place in 13 countries in francophone and anglophone Africa where Airtel has a presence. These countries include: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, […]

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2014 All Africa Music Awards: Davido, Mafikizolo Leads Nominee List

Davido will be flying Nigeria’s flag high at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards after leading the nominee list with 6 nods. South African duo Mafikizolo also managed to grab 6 nominations. P-Square, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Burna Boy, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Temi Dollface, Del B all also managed to grab nominations. Voting on the […]

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Jamaican-British Artist Brina Looks to AFRICA

UNITED Kingdom-based reggae singer Brina is looking to Africa with the release of her EP, Reggae Sauti Za Kiswahili. Recorded in Swahili language, the five-track set is co-produced by Kieran Murray and the singer, and was released on September 8. “I want to bring Jamaican reggae back to Africa with an African language,” she told […]

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