Nigerian Afrobeat star Tiwa Savage is the first African artist to sign a global deal with Universal Music Group. This comes months after she was the first woman to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
One of Zimbabwe’s top hip-hop artists Takura this week released a brand new video and single, Zvemoyo. The masterfully produced video showcases Takura versatility as he straddles the line between hip-hop and R&B.
Alex Boyé has become known for his uplifting music. Now his support of mental health campaigns has seen him being honoured for adding his voice to suicide prevention efforts.
Selmor M’tukudzi and her sister, Sandra, are keeping alive the legacy of their late, great father, Oliver M’tukudzi, while at the same time carving out their own niche in the music industry, says Andrew Chatora.
Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country’s cyber fraudsters.
East Africa has become a fixture on the calendar of festival tourists from across the globe. While this is to be welcomed, it also offers challenges and opportunities to African curators of such events.
Following the death of legendary singer-songwriter Dorothy Masuka at 83, Stan Mushava reflects on how she was denied a place both in Rhodesia and South Africa. Similar post-colonial experiences of artists, journalists and activists support the argument that ultimately it must be the role of the African Union and sub-regional bodies to protect free expression, because individual states have narrower minds and temporary interests.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa’s public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria’s failings.