Category: Music

Kelechi Is Musically Unapologetically Himself

By Ahmad Davis | | KAZI. MAGAZINE

Kelechi is a Nigerian-American artist that is always 100% himself. His art speaks for himself, but his eclectic personality made him even more of a star. His interesting perspective and awesome work ethic give him an impressive view of the creative world. Born on Atlanta’s Northside, Kelechi always knew he had a better start than his Nigerian parents. The rapper-singer-producer-engineer is one of the most talented upcoming creatives in the game.

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Wizkid and Tems Make Obama’s 2020 Playlist

By By Linorajj |Notjustok

As an annual tradition, 44th President of the United State of America, Barrack Obama has released his playlist consisting of his favourite songs of the year and Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Tems made it to the playlist with their latest jam, ‘Essence’ off Wizkid’s album, ‘Made in Lagos’.

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Afrobeats’ Global Takeover

Over the last several years, American listeners have grown more and more attuned to the sounds of West African pop music, also known as Afrobeats—whether it’s the swaggering Nigerian Afro-fusion of Burna Boy, the playfully genre-bending anthems of Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae, or the enthusiastic dabbling of stateside superstars like Drake and Diplo.

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Diamond Platnumz Talks On Breaking Into The U.S. Market

By Christopher A. DANIEL | GRAMMY.com

When Diamond Platnumz exploded onto the African music scene in 2010 with his debut LP, Kamwambie, his sole mission was to be able to buy food for his mother. He didn’t realize that his sound and vision would go on to transform both East African popular music and the heights its regional superstar talent could reach.

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Burna Boy Signs Deal With SESAC, Waterparks & Smallpools

by Chris Eggertsen  | Billboard

Singer-songwriter and Nigerian pop star Burna Boy has signed with performing rights organization SESAC for direct U.S. representation. Born Damini Ogulu, Burna Boy recently released his fifth studio album Twice As Tall, executive produced by Ogulu, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Bosede Ogulu.

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Aminé | Ethiopian-American navigates complex worlds on his new album ‘Limbo’

By Jerad Walker  | OPBPortland

The Oregon native chats about going through a quarter-life crisis, his embrace of brutal honesty, Portland protests, and the influential Sunday morning soundtrack of his childhood.

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Sunny Ade | Remembering the feats of an African legend at 74

By Ghaniyah Olowoyo | Premium Times

Legendary Nigerian musician, Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA) has turned 74. With a meritorious music career that spans 53 years, his Juju music is characterised by the brilliant talking drum among other instruments, poetic lyrics and praise signs.

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Stonebwoy |Ghanaian star receives citation for Grammy nomination

By GhanaWeb

Ghanaian dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has finally received the citation for his Grammy nomination.

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Felukah (فلوكا)| Egyptian rapper says “I was shocked that people were even listening to my music”

By Yasmin Reda| Cosmopolitan Middle East

Poet and rapper, Felukah (فلوكا) is an Egyptian-American upcoming rapper who, through her words and song, has reached many people’s hearts. She became a inspiration for many younger teenagers and became the rapper that many Egyptians needed.

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