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.
Continue reading “Aminé | Ethiopian-American navigates complex worlds on his new album ‘Limbo’”
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.
Continue reading “Sunny Ade | Remembering the feats of an African legend at 74”
Ghanaian dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has finally received the citation for his Grammy nomination.
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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.
Continue reading “Felukah (فلوكا)| Egyptian rapper says “I was shocked that people were even listening to my music””
By Lucy Ilado | Music In Africa
Trumpeter Christine Kamau will be the first East African to play the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which will be held online between 8 and 17 September. The 18th edition will “present lots of exciting new music by trumpeters from near and far. Live talks and a workshop will complement performances,” the organisers of the American festival said.
Continue reading “Kenya’s Christine Kamau to play American trumpet fest”
The Afrobeats star opens up about furthering Nigeria’s global cultural impact and how the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement has personally impacted him
By JENNIFER VELEZ | | GRAMMY.com
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By Ayo Onikoyi | Vanguard
New York-based African-American music/lifestyle blogger of Liberian descent, Richardine Bartee for more than ten years since she founded her GRUNGECAKE blog site has been astute and committed to the affairs of emerging artistes. Not only in the Americas and Canada, but also Africa, a continent she has described as the future hub of music and emerging great talents.
Continue reading “Richardine Bartee: A Woman on a mission to put African Music on world…”
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.
Continue reading “Sho Madjozi: South African Star Signs to Epic Records in USA”
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
Continue reading “As Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz gets 1 billion views, a look at Africa’s most popular YouTube Stars”