All eyes on new hip-hop talent Emtee
Jan20

All eyes on new hip-hop talent Emtee

He won several awards at the SA Hip Hop Awards and will be a marvel to watch this year as he reveals more of his music talent. The first time I heard his song Roll Up I thought it was an international artist until I heard parts “Krapa fasa baba lets”. It was instant love. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows it’s her old toppie’s song. It was imperative that I speak to the boy behind the hit that won him several...

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African music should not be an event that comes once on South African radio
Jul30

African music should not be an event that comes once on South African radio

I was listening to radio on Thursday and heard a feature called Urban Africa Thursday on a national radio station in South Africa. For thirty minutes they play music from the rest of the African continent and talk about African entertainment and travel. In the past, I have heard another radio station dedicate an hour to music from the rest of the African continent through a chart show. I then wondered why Africa is a trend that can...

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Africa’s finest 2015: Why it’s time for Africa’s best artistes to stand out from the rest
Jun19

Africa’s finest 2015: Why it’s time for Africa’s best artistes to stand out from the rest

With the continental Kora Awards promising to present $1 million (Sh97.2m) to the best artiste on the continent this year, and the MTV MAMAs unveiling their nominees last week, it is crunch time as the continent’s finest face off again to determine who’s the best For Kenyan artistes and their fans, there was little to celebrate after it emerged that Sauti Sol were the only Kenyan act nominated for the MTV MAMAs 2015 on a...

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Ice Cube to reunite with rap group N.W.A members at BET Experience
Jun09

Ice Cube to reunite with rap group N.W.A members at BET Experience

Dr Dre may be preoccupied with some other announcements Monday concerning his company, Beats, but his old rap group N.W.A has some news of its own. Three surviving members of the group, which defined West Coast gangsta rap and forever changed American music culture, will re-unite for a performance at the BET Experience in downtown L.A. on June 27, according to an interview in Rolling Stone with founding member Ice Cube. Ice Cube, MC...

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AKA, The Soil up for BET Awards
May20

AKA, The Soil up for BET Awards

South African musicians AKA and The Soil have been nominated for the 2015 BET Awards. The controversial rapper and the dynamic acapella group have been nominated under the under the “Best International Act: Africa” category at this year’s event which will take place on Sunday June 28, in Los Angeles. The South Africans will compete for the coveted award alongside Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, Kenyan...

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