Music News

In Conversation with Hip-Hop artist Fred Fredas

Fashion and music have enjoyed an intimate relationship for as long as anyone can remember. Artistes at every level blend strong visuals with their music, in order to ‘manifest’ a definitive public persona. This persona is often as much to do with what they wear and how they wear it …

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Black Motion’s fourth studio album Ya Badimo now Gold

South African House duo, Rob (AKA DJ Murdah) Mahosana and Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane teamed up to form Black Motion in 2010. They continue to set their mark as one of Africa’s most sought after electronic acts. Black Motion’s fourth studio album, Ya Badimo, has officially been certified Gold just six …

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Seun Kuti releases new EP Struggle Sounds

Nigerians and Afrobeat lovers across the world often wonder what songs and actions they would have witnessed from Fela Kuti, had he still been alive today. Fortunately, for the music world, Fela’s legacy continues to make waves to this day, through his highly talented sons Femi and Seun Kuti – …

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Afrikan Boy at the Roundhouse Rising Festival

Olushola Ajose, better known by his stage name Afrikan Boy, fuses together his passion for grime, rap and afrobeat with a love for a good hook. Afrikan Boy is steadily carving out his own niche in the MC circle and will be performing tonight at the world famous Roundhouse Rising Festival. With a self assured …

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Global Felabration for the Godfather of Afrobeat

Nigeria is undoubtedly blessed in many ways. Yes, that Nigeria. The most populous black nation in the world is endowed with the kind of natural/mineral resources – including crude oil – that many other countries drool over, in secret and in the open. Nigeria is also blessed with great human resources …

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Afrobeats set to provide the beat for US Hip-Hop?

With the 20th anniversary of the MOBOs ready to kick off in the UK on 4th November, global media attention has turned to the categories that are being featured and the list of nominees. While the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards in the US managed to generate a storm of controversy …

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Coke Studio Africa Season 3

Coke Studio Africa is set to return, supported by Coca-Cola, in partnership with Kenya Airways. It’s the first and biggest live music program of its kind  in Africa. Following the success of season 2, the organisers are ensuring the continent will come alive to biggest music show that unites African stars. Season 3 comes with …

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MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 Announced

On 18 July 2015, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, Durban the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal will play host to the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). It was launched in 2008 by MTV Networks Africa (now Viacom International Media Networks Africa) as a global celebration of artists creating the most popular contemporary …

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