A Kenyan lady studying in the United States was treated to a surprise by American Comedian Ellen Degeneres when she was united with her family during a live TV talk show.
Achieng Agutu, who has been struggling to make ends meet in the US, also won $50,000 after she and her family played a game during the show where they were required to pick one out of three cards which represented different figures.
One of the biggest African female acts, Tiwa Savage, has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group.
Some of the facilitators present at the signing of the deal at UMG office in California wereJoel Katz, Efe Ogbeni, Vanessa Amadi (Stealth Management), Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (English-speaking), Adam Granite, Executive Vice President, Market Development at Universal Worldwide and Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Worldwide.
Review of Halu Show about Ramy. He is Egyptian-American, he’s Muslim, he’s the child of immigrants, and he’s lived through the last two decades of American culture shaped by the disorienting alienation of being a Muslim teenager in post-9/11 New Jersey.
Some of the stories in Ramy seem like standard millennial-comedy fare: Ramy (Ramy Youssef) has parents who want him to settle down, and he’s wary of their values and the things they desire for him.
African music continues its meteoric rise across the globe, spearheaded by the resurgence of the Afrobeats movement. From chart-topping pop collaborations with mainstream artists such as Drake, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Alicia Keys, to the resounding influence of African producers and artists across the international music industry, the sound that has rocked the continent for decades, now touches the hearts of many around the world.
On April 27, 2019, international music insider Eshoon Nashun will launch the “Coming to America Music Festival” in Washington, DC with some of Africa’s top artists at The Anthem. The newly-built 6,000 seat venue in the Nation’s Capital will be the setting for mega acts including headliner, Davido, Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Nigerian-American music star, Davido, lost to singer Taylor Swift (North America) in the “Favourite Global Music Star” category of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award which was held at a lavish ceremony at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, March 23.
South Africans have sent messages of support to Trevor Noah, with some telling him to come back home.
The comedian andThe Daily Showhost found himself on top of the trends list on Saturday morning after South Africans caught news of the possibility of his show being cancelled.
Noah announced on Thursday that American direct broadcast satellite service provider, AT&T-Direct TV, was planning to drop Comedy Central and 22 other channels, a move that would directly affect his show.
ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife, Idah Odinga, MPs Rosa Buyu and Gladys Wanga are known for being political leaders and addressing various issues in the country.
In a two and a half minute video doing rounds on social media, the leaders shared a light moment, dancing to music in the United States. The four showcased their dance moves to the Lingala song by a Congolese musician, Moses Fanfan.