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.
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has made history becoming the first African artist signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum sales. The artist reached the milestone on his music single “Marry you.”
A liberation statue to commemorate Nigeria’s musical icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was unveiled in Lagos on the 20th Anniversary of the legends death. “Fela used his music to challenge government and people to explore development through social and economic activities that are rooted in African values.”
Some women choose specifically not to have sex and the internal shame and external backlash that people such Asa undergo is just as detrimental as “slut-shaming.” In an interview in 2015, the Nigerian singer revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28. The interview has resurfaced and is now trending.
In this exclusive excerpt from an interview with Valentine Iwenwanne, Femi talks about his life, music, Fela and, of course, political and social issues.