Senegal: Rudy Gomis, a Masterful Collaborator Who Kept the Diversity of Senegalese Music Alive

The world has lost one of the great pioneers of the post-independence movement of modern popular music in Senegal. After a long illness, Rudolphe "Rudy" Clément Gomis - co-founder of the famous Orchestra Baobab, bandleader, composer, singer and percu..

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South Africa: The Album the Stones Pulled Out of the Basement

Recorded in debauchery at a French villa, Exile on Main Street has been trashed, dismissed, hailed and revered in the 50 years since its release in 1972. "It just kept going and going and getting bigger and bigger ... If you don't make bold mov..

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Zimbabwe: Ngwazi Assures Fans of Another Hit Album

Arts Correspondent Sungura ace Mark Ngwazi's tenacity in the genre is set to be tested next month when he releases a new album titled "Nharo neZvinenharo". Slated for launch on June 25, the upcoming album comprises of seven tracks. Undoubtedl..

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Nigeria: Blood Sisters Not Only Entertains but Highlights Important Social Issues

Blood Sisters - Netflix's first original Nigerian TV series is the focus of rave reviews in the country. The mini-series is a story of two best friends, Sarah and Kemi. When Sarah calls off her engagement because of domestic violence, her fiancé..

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Nigeria: Bring It On – Davido, Burna Boy to Release Songs Same Day

Two highly acclaimed Nigerian superstar singers, Davido and Burna Boy, have announced that they are both to release songs from their respective next albums on the same day, May 13, 2022. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy said that his new song, "Las..

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Nigeria: I Love Recording Soul Lifting Songs – Blue Sky Music Artist Damilolah

Budding Nigerian singer Damilolah, in this interview, he shares his experience growing up, style of music and other interesting issues. Can we meet you? My name is David Samuel Atundaolu popularly known as DAMILOLAH. I am an indigene of Osun State,..

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Africa: The Divine Message of ‘Good News From Africa’

Abdullah Ibrahim and Johnny Dyani's 1973 album was the realisation of a journey in music and spirituality, combining Islamic and isiXhosa influences to create something unique. Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and the great bassist and composer Johnny ..

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Kenya: Netflix Invests in 3 Kenyan Films, Sets Aside Sh33 Million to Support Local Actors

The Kenyan Government has entered into a two-year partnership with Netflix that will see the latter invest in 3 Kenyan films which are at various stages of production. Under the partnership, Netflix will also allocate USD 300,000 (Shs 33 million) to..

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Nigeria: Popular Nollywood Actor, David Osajie, Is Dead

Popular actor, Sir David Osagie, who usually played the role of a king in movies, has died just hours after he was on a movie set. Confirming the actor's death on her Instagram page, one of his colleagues, Ngozie Ezeh, said the late actor was o..

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Zimbabwe: Mbudziyadhura Turns New Leaf in Life

Renowned comedian Blessing Chimhowa, popularly known as Mbudziyadhura from the drama series "Gringo", says he is now a born again Christian and has stopped drinking alcohol and philandering. Mbudziyadhura made the revelations during an interview wit..

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Uganda: Singer Ronald Mayinja Makes U-Turn Again to Release Song Asking Museveni to Go

Singer Ronald Mayinja has once again released a song in which he asks President Museveni to leave power. Last year, Mayinja released "Akalulu Kako Mzee (the vote is yours old man) which became the 2021 campaign theme song for the NRM presidential ca..

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Namibia: Coachella Coming to Windhoek

Inspired by Coachella USA, a group of young Namibian music enthusiasts are planning a replica of the music festival to provide a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their work. The three-day festival will take place at the Sam ..

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