Tag Archives: Washington DC

Major African Music Artists to Perform Pro Bono for PLAD’s STOP Africa Land Grab Concert — Sunday, September 21st at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Performing for the first time ever in DC – The legendary Mbilia Bel from the Democratic Republic of Congo, artist producer Didier Awadi from Senegal, emerging artist Hanisha Solomon from Ethiopia, Ray-Son from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the incredible Simply Chrysolite and Naledi Ya Tshawane who both hail from South Africa! PLUS […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Janelia – Sexy Nana

The much anticipated music video for Nigerian-American songstress Janelia’s “Sexy Nana” is here! It was shot in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC U.S.A. Directed by Miguel Asua of Motion Dynasty and edited by the super talented Lex-Ten on the Nigerian soil in the heart of Lagos. Janelia says she decided to go this route because […]

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EVENT ALERT: Washington, DC Non-Profit Organisation Giving the Gift of Mobility to Disabled Children in Africa

MADIFF Foundation Hosting First Annual Gala at Austrian Embassy Washington, DC – On Friday, January 31st, MADIFF is hosting a fundraising gala at the embassy of Austria to raise awareness and funds for children with disabilities in Africa. MADIFF is a charitable organization that aims to restore hope to vulnerable children in Africa by providing […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Wale – Interview With MTV During Nigeria Visit

MMG rapper Wale recently visited his motherland Nigeria for the first time. While there, he sat down with MTV Base Africa VJ Ehiz to have a chat. Wale who is also a native of Washington DC showed that he is well informed about the Afrobeats music scene and is friends with quite a number of […]

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A Soulful Session with Tosin

Washington D.C. is an exciting city in many ways. It experiences a steady flow of high-stake dramas — the 2013 government shutdown, the bumpy roll-out of the Affordable Care Act; the world’s first exhibition of yogic art, the naming of baby panda Bao Bao; fierce  lunchtime food trucks, local hip-hop music known as go-go, and of course, the […]

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Ace US-Nigerian Rapper Wale Touches Down In Nigeria For The First Time

Maybach Music Group rapstar Wale aka Olubowale Victor Akintimehin touched down to in Nigeria yesterday, for the first time. Wale, who was born to Nigeria parents in Washington DC to Nigerian parents has never been shy to associate himself with the country and Africa. In the video below, in which Wale expressed his joy after […]

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Thirty Minutes with Oliver Mtukudzi

On July 23rd, the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and his group The Black Spirits were my invited guests on Music Time in Africa. They’re on tour promoting Sarawoga, Oliver’s 61st album to date. I met the whole band as it rolled into the VOA headquarters parking lot. But Oliver entered the building alone, just he and […]

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Musical Sensation ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ Conquers US Theater Stages

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) –  The award-winning South African musical show ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ is coming to the US for its first 8-City tour in North America, premiering at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 2013. Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty […]

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Parts 1,2 & 3 of Skee.TV’s “UP CLOSE” With K’Naan

Here is Skee TV’s docu-movie on Keinan ‘K’Naan’ Wasarme’s. In the docu-movie, K’Naan taks about who he is, who and what inspires him and who he represents, among other things. He also talks about how his style is original, yet influenced by various other artists, ranging from Coldplay to Nas. The film was shot on […]

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