Lifestyle Music

  • Congolese rapper Lexxus Legal

The SCOOP with Lexxus Legal

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats Congolese rapper Alex Dende, aka Lexxus Legal. Lexxus Legal started his career in 1993, founding the group Brute Black Thought (PBN). They released a 6-CD title in 2000 called “Operation Clean Sweep”, a 6-CD title, which many describe as "combative and rebellious [...]

  • music lover enjoying the 3Alganoob festival music festival, egypt

My Story, My Africa: Egypt’s First Camping Music Festival

Every spring break (Egyptian Coptic Easter), since 2001, on the magical beaches of the southern Red Sea, Deep South Dive Club and Lodge have been hosting a number of musicians in their charming bay of Tondoba, located 14 km south of Marsa Alam. Tourism declined since the uprising against Mubarak and [...]

  • Oppikoppi – Limpopo, South Africa

Top African Events Guide: JANUARY

ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS 3 - 31 JANUARY Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts – Cape Town, South Africa Pack your picnic baskets for the annual live concert series at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. The January line-up includes South African favourites, the Parlotones, Prime Circle, Mi Casa, and The Soil. [...]

  • Nicki minaj wearing angolan flag

Why The Fuss About Nicki Minaj in Angola? [And Other Celebs Who Came Under Fire For Performing for African Leaders]

American rapper Nicki Minaj performed for a company partially owned by the family of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Human rights groups had urged Minaj to cancel the show in Angola, with accusations against dos Santos for exploiting the country’s diamond and oil wealth to amass illegitimate fortune while maintaining control [...]

  • p-square-image

Top 10 African Music Videos of 2015

It has been a phenomenal year for African music. From Lagos to Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, artists have been churning out hits after hits in 2015. Some of them got to amass thousands of views on YouTube, with Psquare’s Collabo featuring Don Jazzy holding the title of the most-watched African [...]

  • Yemi Alade – Johnny

Top 10 Most Popular African Music Singles

AKA – Baddest Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA, is a South African hiphop artist who first noticed on the music scene in 2002. He has come a long way since he was part of the rap group Entity which produced the hit titled ‘Touch N Go’ [...]

  • mawazine music festival

Top 10 Music Festivals in Africa

With the continent of Africa growing as a significant cultural and entertainment hub, music festivals are fast becoming a regular and popular feature on the continent’s cultural space. From educational and environmentally conscious festivals such as the Kenya Music Festival and Egypt’s 3alganoob festival, to entertainment festivals such as the [...]

  • Owuor Arunga Kenya, Africa

THE SCOOP with Owuor Arunga

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to musician Owuor Arunga. The jazz trumpeter was born in Kisumu in Kenya and moved to New York in the early 2000s, where he studied in The New School’s Jazz & Contemporary Music Program. Some of the artist he’s played amongst or [...]

  • Zwai Bala on the scoop with salim amin in South Africa, Africa

The Scoop: In Conversation with Zwai Bala

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to South African musician and producer Zwai Bala. At the age of 11 he entered The Shell Road to Fame in 1986 and reached the semi-finals, but first broke onto the big-time music scene with Kabelo Mabalane and Tokollo Tshabalala, who [...]

  • lola monroe, Ethiopia, Africa

Africa’s Top (Fierce) Women in Entertainment

Africa’s entertainment industry has caught the attention of the world with its rich culture and original stories and music. Many entertainers from the continent have rose to prominence and popularity in recent years, showcasing Africa as a cultural hub to be reckoned with. There are so many talented young [...]

Load More Posts