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Chess Nthusi Comes Through With New Dancehall Song ‘No Entry’

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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Panamusiq signs Medsoul (Nigeria) and Heri Muziki (Tanzania)

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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Nyasa Music Awards 2018 (Malawi) – And the winners are…

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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Headies 2018 Awards (Nigeria) – And the winners are…

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 …

Namibian Annual Music Awards 2018 – And the winners are….

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 …

Streaming now tops music revenue – Africa take note

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. …

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South African artist Serati Maseko releases her EP “Rapture”

Serati – Rapture EP (2018) Rapture /ˈraptʃə/ a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. This is what you should expect after listening to Serati’s first EP release. Serati is a young and upcoming singer, songwriter, guitar player, model and a blogger. She hails from Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rapture is a short collection of Serati’s musical styles that …

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Wizkid’s Coachella Performance That Didn’t Happen

You and I like many other Africans especially in the diaspora were looking forward to Afrobeats and Nigerian star, Wizkid, gracing the stage on one of the biggest live performance concert on the globe – Coachella. The first weekend of April 14th, Coachella promptly released a statement apoogising for Wizkid’s absent but confirmed a rescheduling for April 21st. We are …

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Octopizzo drops an album to mark 10 years in the music industry

A decade doing anything is a milestone worth celebrating. To mark a cool decade in the music industry, Kenyan rapper Octopizzo dropped his fourth studio album titled ‘Next Year’. The album is available on all major streaming services so you get a chance to hear what 10 years deep sounds like. Congrats Octopizzo!

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Botswana Has A New Songstress – Mpho Sebina

The name Mpho Sebina may not immediately ring a bell to many but for those in the know, her unique style of neo-soul, mellow music is winning people over. I came across her music on Spotify and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Botswana has long been a country that doesn’t put out much music beyond its boarders. In …