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‘Missing’ X Factor Star Gamu Is Working In TopShop And Is Set To Release New Music After Disappearing For Six Years

  The singer became a star back in 2010 but has not really been seen since SHE had all but disappeared for six years – leading Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark to launch a nationwide campaign to find her on the show. The weekly appeal sparked the hashtag #findgamu and over the last few weeks, […]

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FIND GAMU: Whatever Happened To X Factor Star Gamu? Rylan Clark-Neal Launches Campaign To Find Missing Singer

THE Xtra Factor Live has launched a campaign to find former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu|The singer appeared on the show back in 2010 Gamu appeared on the singing contest back in 2010 but lost her place to Katie Waissel – which many consider to be one of the biggest injustices of the show ever. […]

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‘Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Set To Play Tupac’s Mom Afeni Shakur In ‘All Eyez On Me’

EXCLUSIVE: As soon as her samurai sword-swinging Michonne character entered The Walking Dead, it was clear Danai Gurira would be an actress to watch. Now, she’s gotten a major feature role: she’ll play Afeni Shakur in the Morgan Creek Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. She joins a film that is already underway in Atlanta, […]

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The Black African Women Rock Awards 2015 Totally Rocked

It’s not very often when you hear Swahili, Yoruba, Ghichewa, Shona, Ndebele, Zulu and other African languages being spoken under one roof in London. Don’t get us wrong, London is a very multi-cultural city, if not a melting pot, and several African cultures are a part of the mix, but to bring these people together […]

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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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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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VIDEO ALERT: John Falsetto – (Sam Smith’s) Stay With Me (Cover) aka Stay With Me, Mbira Version

The Mbira is a unique but underrated instrument with roots in Southern and East African countries. Known to some as a thumb piano, it consists of staggered metal pieces attached to a wooden board and it is sometimes encased in a wooden resonator. It is known by different names in different regions of Africa where […]

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Grammy Winner Chris Berry ‘Drums’ up some Passion in New Zealand

Grammy award winning singer songwriter Chris Berry who lives to the drum of his own beat after feeling “the pull” of African music, has dedicated his career to helping others feel what he feels. Invited to Palmerston North (New Zealand) by musician and teacher Jennifer Moss, Berry will be holding a two day workshop, sharing […]

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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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Zimbabwe Born Brian Soko Wins Grammy for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love”

Zimbabwean born producer Brian Soko took top honours when the smash hit he produced for Beyoncé won a Best R&B song Grammy. A thrilled Soko took to Twitter to upload an image of himself and associates all touching the coveted golden horn at last night’s Grammy Awards which took place in Los Angeles, USA. A […]

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