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RWANDA - Celebrated Congolese Rumba and world music icon M’bilia Bel will perform in Kigali in December, at the Kigali Jazz Junction’s year-ender edition. The December edition of the Jazz Junction is slated for December 7 at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The show promises to be one of the highest billed...
AFRICA - The 2018 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv from Wednesday, 21 November to Saturday, 24 November. This was disclosed in a press release issued by MultiChoice. The festival, which is in its 5th year, will be held in multiple...
NIGERIA - Body marking has been used for centuries in parts of Africa to indicate a person’s tribal heritage. In Nigeria, tribal marks are lacerations made on the face practised by parts of the Yoruba and the Hausa tribe. Nevertheless, the custom is becoming less common and many who bear tribal marks...
TOGO - The Toofan story started in Togo in 2005 when the two football- and music-loving adolescents hired out a small studio with little more than a microphone and a computer to record their first hit, “Eperviers.” Their aim was to encourage the Togolese national soccer team, then on the...
GHANA - Songstress Nana Yaa has stated that Ghana’s music industry is not growing the way it should because the country’s artistes don’t support one another the best way they should be doing. She indicated that Ghanaian musicians do not go out of their way to support the good works...
ZIMBABWE - Trap star Takura, dominates the Zimbabwe Hiphop Awards 2018 edition with 8 nominations. Takura's nominations spans from Best Male to People's Choice.  “Voting is only for people's choice the rest are decided by the judges panel,” as mentioned on the Zimbabwe Hiphop Awards website. “Four industry gurus sit as judges. The...
SOUTH AFRICA - Music mastermind David Guetta and local DJ Black Coffee got together for radio smash hit Drive, a track which was released a few months ago and sailed to the top of the South African charts. Now the pair have released a lush video for the laid back single and...
GHANA - Self-acclaimed Ghanaian Dancehall King, Shatta Wale has labelled the Ghana Music Industry as a Funny One. According to him, the industry does not have a mouthpiece and therefore will never be taken seriously. He said this in reaction to the government’s failure to address issues with regards to the music...
ZIMBABWE - Former United Kingdom-based radio personality Eric Knight’s daughter, Moira Sibongile popularly known as Moira Knight has released a brand new single titled "ungambozozvida".  The song was produced by Cymplex, and features a reggae instrumental. LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQoz7vu7RrU
NIGERIA - Nigerian talent manager and music executive, Grace Ladoja has been honoured with an MBE by the Prince of Wales. A Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding service to the community...