Category: Music

Sho Madjozi: South African Star Signs to Epic Records in USA

By SAPeople

Crowned “a new kind of global pop star” by The New York Times, award-winning South African rap disruptor Sho Madjozi has officially signed to Epic Records. She joins the label’s esteemed roster as the only South African act in North America.

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As Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz gets 1 billion views, a look at Africa’s most popular YouTube Stars

Diamond Platnumz joins Africa’s biggest YouTube stars which include Senegalese-American rapper Akon, Malian-born singer Aya Nakamura, Morrocan Saad Lamjarred and Egyptian Hamo Bika. But Nigerian Trio of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid and catching up quickly.

By Lucy Fleming | BBC News

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Here are Africa’s richest musicians

By DAVID MAWULI | Pulse Ghana

Despite the lockdown around the world which has affected the show business in so many ways, musicians across the African continent are making good use of their creativity and racking in millions. Pulse Ghana has compiled a list of some of the wealthy musicians on the continent at the moment based on their works, endorsements, properties, achievements, investments, and fame.

This list is not ranked or in any order.

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Nigerian reggae star, Majek Fashek, dies in his sleep in New York

By Emma Kelly | METRO

Nigerian reggae star Majek Fashek has died aged 57, his manager has confirmed. The musician died in his sleep in New York after being ill for some time. His cause of death is not clear.

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Davido’s ‘Fall’ certified gold in the US and Canada

By MOTOLANI ALAKE  | Pulse Nigeria

Nigerian superstar, Davido has announced that his 2017 single, ‘Fall’ has been certified gold in the US and Canada. The connotation of that is that as of May 27 2020, ‘Fall’ has sold the equivalent of 40,000 and 800,000 copies in Canada and the US respectively.

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‘This Isn’t a Fad’: Three of Africa’s Biggest Stars on Making the Industry Come to Them

by Gail Mitchell  | Billboard Magazine

Tiwa Savage, Davido and Mr Eazi are opening doors (and labels’ checkbooks). Here’s what they’re up against.

The next musical revolution is brewing in Africa.

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Ghanaian rap star, Kwaw Kese, mulls seeking assylum In US

By Francis Addo | ModernGhana

Ghanaian rapper Kwaw Kese says he is thinking of seeking asylum in the United States of America, where he is currently stuck because of the closure of the country’s borders and airports as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to him, he has given himself up to the end of the month to concretise that decision.

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Def Jam Africa Launches in South Africa and Nigeria

By Americans-in-Africa.com

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.

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Ghana’s Stoneboy and US star keri Hilson make it into Billboard charts with “Nominate”

By GhanaWeb

Ghanaian star, Stonebwoy, has once again proven to be the one of the best recording and performing artistes from Ghana, as his single “Nominate” featuring American singer, Keri Hilson, has made it into the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

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Meet Kenyan entertainer, MC Rayan The DJ, uniting Africans in US with Afro-themed concerts

by  Douglas Mwarua | Tuke.co.ke

MC Rayan The DJ is an entertainer who was born in Kiambu, Kenya. He has hosted Kenya’s biggest musicians and entertainers such as Nonini, Vera Sidika, Arrow Bwoy and celebrities from other countries in sold out shows in Kansas City and Dallas.

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