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Sudan - Voting has officially begun for the 2019 edition of the South Sudan Talent Youth Awards ahead of the award's ceremony at Nyakuron Cultural Centre in Juba, South Sudan. Voting has officially begun for the 2019 edition of the South Sudan Talent Youth Awards (SSTYA) ahead of the award's ceremony...
Nigeria - Rapper and singer Rema is one 14 musicians recently added to the YouTube’s Foundry development programme, bringing this year’s total number of supported artists to 25, the largest class since its inception in 2016. Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, has been impressing fans with his unique...
United States of America - Google has announced that the YouTube Music app will now be preinstalled on Android 9 and 10 devices, including the Pixel series, replacing the Play Music app. The public can now use the ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free but if they want to...
South Africa - The winners for the 2019 South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) were announced at Mmabatho Convention Centre in the North West province, South Africa, at the weekend. The Best Male Artist and Best Female Artist awards went to Sagweba and Mmaausi respectively. The Daniel Brothers took home the...
Zimbabwe - Dancehall artist Nutty O has been added among the headlining acts that will perform at the 2019 Shoko Festival in Harare and Chitungwiza from 27 and 29 September. Nutty O joins previously announced artists Ti Gonzi, Bazooker, Noble Styles, Vimbai Zimuto and Kikky Badass as well as rappers Wicked Jono...
South Africa - Simphiwe Dana will feature US-based Rwandan artist Somi and Cuba’s Daymé Arocena at the second edition of her Symphony Experience at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, on 7 December. The event, titled Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience, is courtesy of the Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with BET and Kaya FM. Dana...
Zimbabwe - The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is calling on artists, studios, galleries, production houses and arts organisations to submit entries for the 19th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMAs), which will be held in Harare, on a yet to be confirmed date in February. The NACZ will accept published works that...
Nigeria - Reggae-dancehall singe Patoranking will perform at the Wilmer concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala, Uganda, on 25 October 2019. Local musicians who have been confirmed to perform at the concert include Vinka, Cindy, Gravity Omutujju, Big Trill, Bennie Gunter, and John Blaq. The event will also feature top DJs Sesse, Naselow,...
Kenya - Kenyan streaming start-up Smubu has launched a mobile app and unveiled a new look. The Smubu mobile app has been launched as a progressive web app (PWA), the first of its kind in Africa. PWAs offer a competitive user experience on mid- to low-end devices as well as data saving. Smubu’s...