Africa West Africa World 

Burna Boy’s African Giant nominated for a GRAMMY

African Giant, the recently launched album of Nigerian Musician, Burna Boy has been nominated for a GRAMMY. His album was nominated alongside four others including Angelique Kidjo’s Celia album. Buna Boy’s album was nominated for Best World Music Album which looks at albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings. The Nigerian… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines Southern Africa World 

Burna Boy concert in SA cancelled over ‘threat of violence’

Two concerts in South Africa expected to feature Nigerian star Burna Boy have been cancelled. According to a statement from the organizers, the decision was due to “increasing threats of violence”. Burna Boy was scheduled to appear at the Africans Unite concerts in Cape Town and Pretoria the coming weekend. When his appearance on these two shows was announced, it… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

SA Idols star Thami dies days after collapsing on stage

Promising South African musician and star of the TV talent show Idols South Africa (Season 12), Thami Shobede has died aged 31. Thami Shobede died in hospital in the capital, Pretoria, after collapsing during a live performance last weekend. The star died at Kalafong Hospital, his record label has said. Gallo Reords general manager Robert Cowling said “Gallo Record Company… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Video: Why fans opened DJ Arafat’s coffin and undressed him

On Saturday some fans of late Ivorian musician DJ Arafat reportedly opened his coffin and undressed him. It followed a chaotic incident at his funeral, after many had gathered to pay tribute. A video of the incident on social media showed these fans carrying out the act during an unrest at the artist’s funeral in the Ivory Coast city of… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Mr Eazi’s emPawa project gives hope to African artistes

This year Nigerian-born artist and music executive Mr Eazi launched his emPawa Africa incubator program to support African artistes. The initiative is aimed at investing in the next generation of African talents, largely emerging music stars who lack the needed support. On August 15 entries were opened for submissions from rising African artistes. 30 artists will receive funds to film… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died following a road accident in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan. The 33-year-old has a huge following in the Francophone region. He had referred to himself as the king of the dance music genre coupé-décalé. His biggest hit song had over five million views on YouTube. DJ Arafat’s real name is Houon Ange Didier. The… Read More
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Nigerian musician Tekno arrested for ‘strip dance’ video

A Nigerian musician, Tekno, 26, has been arrested after video of him dancing with “half-naked” women in a truck in Lagos went viral. In a video that was widely circulated on social media, the musician could be seen through a display truck dancing with the women in traffic. The government has condemned the video which was recorded on Friday, describing… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

“Sco Pa Tu Manaa”, the viral meme everywhere

Its now every where on social media. The term “Sco Pa Tu Manaa” is now the widely used meme on Twitter and has different meanings. But it was made very popular after a Ghanaian musician called Kawoula Biov released a song. “Sco Pa Tu Manaa” then gain popularity after another musician Patapaa used the term in his rap in the… Read More
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Burna Boy gets Africa talking about his African Giant album

Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy on Friday released his latest album called the African Giant. African Giant has songs like Dangote, On the Low, Gbona and Anybody, all previously released singles. It also has new songs including Gum Body, Secret, African Giant and Different – which features Damian Marley and Angelique Kidjo. Burna Boy was also featured recently on Beyonce’s… Read More