Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
It’s not everyday that an international musician performs for passengers on board. Travellers on a fastjet flight from Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to the resort town of Victoria Falls are in for an unforgettable experience today with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. The legendary artist will perform at 34 000 feet, delivering an intimate performance as part of a promotion.
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is the fifth winner of the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership thus solidifying her legacy in governance as Africa’s first elected female president.
In 1998, Felabration—an annual musical festival commemorating the life of the late Fela Kuti—was inaugurated by Yeni Kuti, Fela’s eldest daughter. In October 2017, its twentieth iteration was celebrated. Fawning aside, what other valuable gems can be mined from Fela’s life and preoccupations? And what might these gems imply for the future of Felabration?
Nigerian businessman and impresario Paul Okoye organised one of the most impressive showcase of African and Afrobeats talent in the inaugural One Africa Music Fest at the Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn, New York City.
Our #MCM this week is South African musician Cassper Nyovest. He recently filled up the FNB Stadium for a music show, becoming the first South African hip-hop artists to ever receive such a turnout.
Twenty years after his death, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti continues to live on in the hearts of fans, musicians and scholars, many of whom seize every opportunity to understand everything the Afrobeat maestro represented.
The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) honours music greats Zimbabwe’s Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and Mali’s Salif Keita in its 4th edition and numerous other African artists.
Senegalese-American Grammy Award winner, Akon received an award at the Global Citizen Forum in Montenegro for his work in renewable energies in Africa and inspiring millions of people worldwide.