Campaign songs have become effective tools to sway and win national elections. In Africa, most presidential candidates rely on music to excite and influence potential voters. Many such songs are commissioned/paid for by the politicians and their teams. However some campaign songs are ‘voluntarily composed by artistes’, with politicians eventually embracing and incorporating them onto their campaigns. Musicians that involve in the latter (unpaid campaign songs compositions) are usually those that believe and for all intents and purposes candidly support a particular politician or believe in their manifestos.Read More
P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa.Read More
The cult of Michael Jackson in Japan, jazz quartets in Sweden, and rappers from Russia to the Gaza Strip. Black artists from the United States shape the music the rest of the world listens to and makes. But black musicians from other parts of the world, especially Africa, still have a hard time breaking out of their niches and into our broader culture and playlists.Read More
Hugh Masekela has teamed up with a bevy of young Scandinavian girls, the Baobab Singers, to produce an album of African folk songs that will be released next year.
The Danish group has been charming local township dwellers over the past few weeks by breaking into traditional folk songs in Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa and Tswana on street corners, wowing pedestrians with soulful renderings of songs they recognise.Read More
Gwamba is also among top musicians featuring in Airtel Malawi’s ‘Mwezi Wawala (Tithyole dansi) song.
The song, ”Ndiyima pachulu” was recorded and produced by one of the celebrated Producers, Pessy Manyozo popularly known as Pro-pee but mastered by Wado, born Edward Kankhomba.