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Friday, August 3, 2018

Dancehall is the music genre where Kenyan singer/songwriter Chess Nthusi found her perfect fit and her latest jam “No Entry” makes her a certified representative of the Jamaican rooted music sound. Produced at Legacy Unique Sounds studios in Nairobi by Neevo, this upbeat tune it’s a statement of an empowered woman that is no longer accepting a world full of …

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Monday, July 16, 2018

When it comes to African Hip Hop, Uganda is not a country that quickly comes to mind. Such might be my ignorance but even in my years of following Hip Hop religiously I only got to hear Klear Kut and Navio. Then again, in those days music was very hard to find – I am talking 15 or so years. …

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Panamusiq expands its roster into new music genres by signing Nigerian Afro House DJ/Producer Medsoul and Tanzanian R&B master Heri Muziki. Ago Imevbore aka Tintin the Koolness aka Medsoul is a navigated DJ/Producer and music entrepreneur that finds his roots in Italy where he was a very popular radio DJ and presenter for some of the country’s biggest networks. Relocated …

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

What is GDPR? There has been a major shift in internet data and privacy laws in the European Union over the last few years. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the collection and use of personal data outside …

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Monday, May 7, 2018

As you might already know especially if you follow our work, it is music awards season in Africa! Malawi had its Nyasa Music Awards 2018 on on May 4th at the Comesa Hall in Blantyre, Malawi’s capital. Below is a full list of winners or the 2018 Nyasa Music Awards ALBUM OF THE YEAR Lawi – Sunset in the Sky …

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Here is the full list of winners at the 2018 Headies awards. Nigeria’s Grammys as they say! 2018 HEADIES WINNERS LIST BEST POP SINGLE MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE YEBA – KISS DANIEL ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ IF – DAVIDO [Winner] FIA – DAVIDO   BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD …

Friday, May 4, 2018

A weekend is THAT much better with African music! Nelson Freitas – Mariana (Cape Verde) MsVee – I Don’t Know (Ghana) D’Banj – Action (Nigeria) Senzaa – Mbongo Chobi ft Magasco (Togo) Davido – Assurance (Nigeria) Manal – Taj (Morocco) ExQ – Tsvigiri (Zimbabwe) Cassper Nyovest – K’sazobalit (South Africa) Daphne – My Lover (Cameroon) Otile Brown & Sanaipei Tande …

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Young, gifted and African, Suzy Eises has a very mild demeanour. Almost unassuming to an extent. It doesn’t understate her presence yet you could take it for granted. Until she starts to showcase what she can do and the goosebumps will tell you all you need to know. Her debut, self titled ‘Suzy Eises’ shook the Namibian industry upon release. …

Monday, April 30, 2018

The list of winners for the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards is in. Big winners included Chikune, Sally Boss Madam, Kalux and Suzy Eises. BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Suzy Eises for the album ‘Suzy Eises’ BEST MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Kalux for the album ‘Tuhafeni’ BEST FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Sally Boss Madam for …

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Streaming Now Tops A few weeks ago I wrote about why African musicians should take streaming platforms more seriously and sure enough, IFPI released a ‘State of the Industry’ report last week stating that streaming now accounts for the majority of music revenue. African musicians need to take note and make the necessary moves to take advantage of this shift. …