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Nigeria - Riding on its success in Nigeria and other Anglophone regions in Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent, four years after it first launched in West Africa. The Chinese-owned music streaming service will look to add to its estimated 53...
South Africa - Musician and academic Thokozani Mhlambi will perform songs from his latest 15-track album Zulu Song Cycle at the South African State Theatre (SAST), on 24 and 25 October. Zulu Song Cycle was released in September and features such songs as ‘Hamb uyo Thela’, ‘Ndemka’, ‘Ngena’, ‘Lizalise’ and ‘Nxembula’. The album...
Zimbabwe - Hip Hop Artist Tinashe Gonzara popularly known as Ti Gonzi is alleged to be involved in an illicit affair with popular self-proclaimed n_ude model, Whitney ‘Miss Whitney’ Masike. The alleged affair came to light after Ti Gonzi’s wife, Esther Tendere, discovered WhatsApp messages between Ti Gonzi and Whitney,...
United Kingdom - Shazam increased its user base by 20% to 478 million users in 2018 despite registering a revenue drop of 23%. The statistics are according to a report and financial statements that the company submitted to the UK Companies House. For the year ending 31 December 2018, Shazam registered 478 million active users,...
Zimbabwe - Pauline Gundidza is blaming local radio stations for giving airtime to artists whose songs promote indecent language at the expense of musicians who write descent music. Gundidza, who is among the artists credited for pioneering the urban grooves genre in the country, said some songs flouted women and...
South Africa - The winners of the Business Arts South Africa Awards were announced at Beechwood Gardens in Sandton, Johannesburg, at the weekend. Standard Bank and Joy of Jazz (JOJ) organiser T-Musicman triumphed in the Beyond Borders Partnership category while the Innovation Award went to BMW South Africa for partnering with Southern Guild. Below is the full list...
South Sudan - The winners of this year's South Sudan Talent Youth Awards (SSTYAs) were announced at Nyakuron Cultural Centre in Juba on 12 October. Dancehall artist Crazy Fox won the award for Best Male Artist of the Year while Lady Kola took home the Best Female Artist of the Year...
South Africa - Musician David Scott (The Kiffness) is calling on the public to sign a petition asking the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to pay R250 million ($16.5m) it owes in music royalties. Scott’s petition follows an announcement by the South African government on Monday that it handed the public broadcaster...
Nigeria - Wizkid announced on UK radio station Capital Xtra that he would soon launch a new music streaming app. The Afrobeats sensation will partner with Nigeria-based United Bank for Africa on the project. Wizkid was responding to a question about his future business plans when he revealed the information. “My team and I, we’ve...