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Akon’s Ambitious Solar Plan Could Revolutionize Africa – Bringing Electricity To 600 Million Africans

Most people know Akon for his hit singles “I Wanna Love You” or “Smack That,” not his devotion to alternative energy. But just recently, the singer announced that he would be launching a Solar Academy in Bamako, Mali. The Academy will train local African engineers and entrepreneurs in order to teach them how to produce […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie ft. Ace Hood – New Guy (Promos 1 & 2)

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie was working with A-List US rapper Ace Hood. We published a video of the two rappers in the studio as evidence and today we are bringing you even more solidifying proof. Sarkodie’s camp has released two promo videos for the project, which is entitled […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Proud To Be ‘space cadet’ In Star Wars

Lupita Nyong’o is very excited for people to see ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and is thrilled she gets to play space pirate Maz Kanata in the sequel. The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata – a pirate and galactic traveller – in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and admits she always dreamed of space when […]

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Q & A ALERT: Jazz Muso Somi is on a Mission to Educate America About African Music

The US-based Ugandan-Rwandese performer on why she enjoys performing in SA, her decision to record her upcoming album in the hustle and bustle of Lagos and her Miriam Makeba musical How were your performances in South Africa? I always love performing in South African because I feel understood, maybe because of your deep jazz legacy. […]

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African Acts Nominated for BET Awards 2015, List Includes Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Yemi Alade

The list of nominees for the BET’s ‘Best International Act: Africa’ is out. The artists vying for the prestigious American gong are; AKA (South Africa) Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo) Sarkodie (Ghana) Sauti Sol (Kenya) Stonebwoy(Ghana) The Soil (South Africa) Wizkid (Nigeria) Yemi Alade (Nigeria) African artists nominated in different other categories are Ghanaian-British […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie & Ace Hood – New Guy (Studio Session)

Superstar Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie is in the studio again, this time with an American counterpart. Yes, Sarkodie is in the studio with We The Best rapper Ace Hood and they are cooking on a song called “New Guy”. Below is a video snippet of their time in the studio. This is not the first time […]

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Appalachian African Community Hosts Fashion Show – USA

The fashions of multiple African nations were represented Saturday at the Appalachian African Community’s fashion show in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The countries included Somalia, Ghana, Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe, among others. “The show included musical and drum performances in addition to an international food tasting,” said […]

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South African Comedian Trevor Noah Leaves Behind Heartboken Girlfriend as he Moves to US Greener Pastures

According to the Dailymail Online, recently promoted South African comedian is leaving behind South African physiotherapist girlfriend Dani Gabriel who he has been dating for over a year, as he heads to America for his new job as The Daily Show host. Trevor was recently announced as the replacement for Jon Stewart on the prime […]

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VIDEO ALERT: SIM – Ethiopia

Ethiopia has new party anthem and it is the song by artist SIM, called “Ethiopia”. With a very lovable vocals, a catchy chorus and a smooth reggae-infused R’n’B type beat, it looks like SIM’s tune will be ruling the airwaves hard in 2015, even in non-Ethiopian territories. The Steve Arcenio, Mico Zola & Cheikh Davis […]

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Case Closed on Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Dress

Police in California have closed the case on the mysterious disappearance of Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars dress after the designers decided against pressing charges. The pearl-covered Calvin Klein frock worn by the 12 Years A Slave star to the recent Academy Awards ceremony disappeared from her room at The London West Hollywood hotel last month, and […]

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Strings of life: Globetrotter Leni Stern’s African Trio

Leni Stern’s music was always good — her fluid, powerful electric guitar exercised in a variety of settings, mostly on her own compositions — but she has really bloomed since she began her collaborations with African musicians. In 2006, the jazz/blues guitarist and singer played the Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu, Mali, sharing stages […]

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Brooklyn Park’s African Community Wants City to Reverse Ban on Amplified Music – Minnesota, USA

About 50 members of the African immigrant community filled a Brooklyn Park City Council meeting Monday night to complain that a ban against amplified music effectively prevents them from using the suburb’s parks in a way that reflects their culture. Earlier this year, the City Council voted to ban all use of amplified sound at […]

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