Music

The latest releases from Africa’s rising talent and other industry news.

10 Best Kenyan Music Singles

The music industry in Kenya is a hotbed of musical talent, and every month there is fresh music hitting the airwaves. It is evident that the industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. Here we look at some Kenyan hits that topped the charts in 2017. Bablas- The Kansoul Released in March, …

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Top Dance Styles in Africa

When to comes to dance, dance styles in Africa always top the charts. Africa is a continent that is rich with different cultures, dance styles and traditions, and one of the more fun and vibrant traditions is dance. Dance has been one of many forms of expression, storytelling and enjoyment across the continent, and alongside …

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10 Best Nigerian Music Singles

There is no lack of music in Nigeria. Almost every day, new songs are being dropped by Nigerian musicians as they hold their ground as the lifeline of parties in the country. We’ve put together a list of the ten outstanding Nigerian singles rocking the music/party scene.

10 Best African Music Singles

It was another great year for African music, with artists dropping tunes that made the whole continent dance. Here are the ten biggest songs that topped the charts throughout the continent. Babes Wodumo – Wololo “Wololo” was one of the biggest songs of 2016 in South Africa, topping the charts across most radio stations in …

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Mbale Schools Band In Uganda

Music has the power to entertain, to heal and to empower. All of this is embodied in Mbale Schools Band in Uganda, which is a music-orientated project under the charity U Give 2 Uganda that supports children in the East African nation with education and health. The project is designed to find international sponsors who …

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They’re SO Hot Right Now – Young African Artists You Need to Know!

Africa’s art landscape is packed with tremendously talented artists who are gaining prominence locally and abroad. From Ghana to Kenya, Mozambique to Egypt, there’s a generation of painters, sculptors, photographers, and installation artists whose work will astound you. Don’t just take our word for it – check it out yourself. Eddy Ilunga – Democratic Republic …

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Why The Fuss About Nicki Minaj in Angola?

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 over all branches of the …

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Pretty Yende

African Superstar Pretty Yende Steals the Show at New York’s Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende, a 27 year old soprano from South Africa, who has been causing stirs in operatic circles from Europe to Australia, landed on the grandest stage of her life, at the epicenter of opera aficionados: she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City this week. She achieved many milestones on her ascent …

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