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Africa Newsdesk; South Africa - South African Musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has been granted bail of R2 000 in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court after he was caught red-handed assaulting his girlfriend Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane on live Instagram video. As part of his bail conditions, he...
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s finest Jah Prayzah and Winky D will this Saturday go head-to-head in Kwese iflix grand draw scheduled for the Harare Gardens stating at 10am. The two have not been staging joint shows and this weekend Kwese iflix has made it possible for Jah Prayzah and Winky D...
Africa Newsdesk; South Africa - Mzansi celebs jetted off to Charlotte, North Carolina in America where they attended the launch of the NBA Africa League over the weekend. Not only were they at the official launch, but they also watched the NBA All-Star basketball between Team...
Zimbabwe - When the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards organisers revealed the nominees for this year’s edition of the biggest dress-up event koBulawayo — the most important of all categories, not belittling others but the Song of the Year announcement left many in the packed Bulawayo Theatre all smiles and...
South Africa - Only 33 years old, singer, songwriter and cameraman Ray Ceeh was shot dead in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain, police confirmed on Thursday. The murder is believed to have taken place at about 10.43pm on Wednesday in Maartbloom Street while he was on his way to drop off colleagues...
Africa Newsdesk; Tanzania - The organisers of the Ebrahim Hussein Poetry Prize (EHPP) are calling on Tanzanian musicians and writers to submit their entries for this year’s competition. The prize was launched in 2014 to celebrate Swahili language and poetry and to honour Tanzanian writer Prof Ebrahim...
Africa Newsdesk; Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean urban grooves musician Ex Q was the biggest winner at the inaugural Star FM Awards held at the weekend. The 'Tsvigiri' singer took home five awards in the following categories: Best Afro Pop Song, Best Collaboration, Best Male Artist, Best Album and Most...
USA | Ghana - The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has paid tribute to the late Ghanaian ethnomusicologist Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia. The school refers to the late scholar as a "UCLA leader in African musical traditions". Before his death, Nketia was a much-revered musicologist, composer, academic and writer. He...
NIGERIA - Nigerian rapper Falz has announced 15 January as the release date for his fourth album. Titled Moral Instruction, the forthcoming work comes after last year’s 27, which followed 2014’s Wazup Guy and his breakout album, 2015’s Stories That Touch. In 2016, he released a collaborative EP with Simi titled Chemistry. Last year was an eventful year for the...
South Africa - Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is calling on South African businesses that are investing in or sponsoring arts events, projects or organisations in and outside South Africa to submit entries for the organisation's 2019 awards. Eligible creative mediums include music, visual arts, dance, theatre, physical performance,...