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Review: Africa Unplugged 2014

Tanzania’s Platinumz almost stole the show but Tiwa Savage and DavidO proved why they’re pros THE GROWING influence of Afrobeat was evident Sunday night at the O2 Academy in Brixton. Africa Unplugged, described as Europe’s biggest African music festival, was a night committed to showcasing some of the continent’s most talented artists. The hidden gem […]

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MTV EMA Best African Act Nominees are Out

There is not much of a surprise with the names of African acts that are up on the MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act 2014 list. The names that popped this year are indeed on the list with the exception of a couple of conspicuously and rather debatably absent names. 2014 Nominees Ok let’s […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Ali Kiba – Usiniseme

If you are into your African music then you definitely know what Bongo Flava and may have heard of the name Ali Kiba. The Tanzanian artist is one of the hip-hop, reggae, R&B, afrobeat and dancehall influenced genre’s ambassadors and a major player on the East African music scene. This assessment can be justified by […]

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The Ngoma Africa Band (Golden Voice of East Africa) Takes Over European Fans By Storm !

The Ngoma Africa Band aka FFU also known as Anunnaki alien, the most successfull African live Band based in Germany has been vastly gaining popularity through an extra ordinary rhythm “Bongo Dance” from Tanzania and Neighbouring East African countries which always drives the europeans funs crazy. Its more than two decades now that Band has […]

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VIDEO ALERT: ASIA – Leo

Love is a beautiful thing, but African love is even more gorgeous. Tanzanian songstress Asia has decided to showcase it with her new song “Leo”. The song is sweet and fitting for the message. The Tanzanian artist did not take it easy with the video’s theme. Shot in a very down to earth rural environment […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Mi Casa and Diamond Platnumz

It takes the best of African talent to make a song called “Africa Rising”. It has taken Nigerians Davido, Tiwa Savage and Lola Rae, South Africans Mi Casa, Ghanaian Sarkodie and Tanzanian Diamond Platinumz to create this powerful anthem. This song brings across a catchy Southern Afrobeats type rhythm, and a wide and diverse vocal […]

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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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Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido Lead Nominees in Pan-African Music Awards

Shining a spotlight on the African continent and the amazing achievements of Africans around the world, MTV Base today revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban. The prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations were revealed at a glittering nominations celebration at The Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa by MTV […]

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7 African Music Festivals You Really Have To See

(CNN) — One of the most exciting things about the African continent is its dynamic arts and culture scene. The celebration of this is even more amazing. The Fest Gurus have set out on a journey to visit every major festival on the continent to share their beauty and tell a different story about Africa through the exploration […]

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Uganda’s Great Talent Joel Sebunjo On Coke Studio Africa This Week

CokeStudio Africa (www.cokestudioafrica.com) is a music television series produced by the Coca-Cola Company featuring live studio-recorded music performances by well-established African artists. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic sound through musical fusion. The purpose of Coke Studio is to reinvent the way music can capture the spirit of a […]

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MICHIGAN: Global Awareness Festival events at MCC focusing on Africa

MUSKEGON, MI — The Global Awareness Festival will take place at Muskegon Community College on Feb. 10-14, with a focus on Africa – featuring music, film, art exhibits, food and children’s folk tales. This free festival is open to the public. The “festival events are designed to enlighten participants about a specific region of our […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Diamond ft Davido – Number One Remix

Tanzanian crooner Diamond and Nigeria star Davido are represent from Tanzania to Lagos in this new song, Number One, the remix. Diamond with his Ngololo jive and Davido with his Skelewu. Both artist show that they are on top of their game in the video for the jam. This is a perfect example of Africans […]

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