Caribbean Music

Kenya: Kambua – My Ups and Downs in the Joy of Motherhood

[Nation] Tonight, Kambua Mutsembi Mathu, will be hosting a live performance on Studio Tisa, an online platform. Thus, she was a little anxious, but looked forward to the event as she spoke to Sunday Nation recently. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nyashinski – Life in the U.S. Was Too Harsh, I Had to Return Home

[Nairobi News] When the family of Nyamari Ongegu, who is popularly known by the stage name Nyashinski, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, the then 21-year-old was excited, but he did not know what lay ahead. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Remember BLO? Laolu Akins On His Adventures in the Land of Music

[Vanguard] … Speaks on Ginger Baker, Kehinde Lijadu, Berkley Jones, Mike Okri, Sony Okosun, Christian Igbokwe, Shina Peter, Ayuba, etc (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Nanga Legend Dies At 84

[Monitor] Fans of nanga music, a popular soulful Acholi stringed musical instrument, are mourning the passing of its icon, Philip Kilipa Ogwang. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Olamide’s ‘Carpe Diem’ Is Done

[This Day] Olamide’s new album, “Carpe Diem” is ready. The singer/song writer has dropped a few lyrics of a song from the album, together with what looks like a scene from a video, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: How Cheche Exposed Bongo Flava’s Copy and Paste Bug

[Citizen] WCB signee Zuchu and her Boss Diamond Platnumz were dealt a major blow after their brand new video to the song #Cheche got pulled down from YouTube over copyright claims last week. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Royalty Collectors to Face the Music

[Nation] The copyrights agency has alerted law enforcers about cash leakages discovered in organisations that collect musicians’ royalties, signalling a time of reckoning for those who have been pilfering artistes’ money. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Media Owners Threaten to Stop Playing Local Music Amid Royalties Saga

[New Times] Several local broadcasters have threatened to stop playing songs of local musicians if they are required to pay royalties. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Koloflow – Sleeper Mixtape Is a Game Changer for Me

[This Day] Nigerian music star, Aroloye Samuel Ayomide famously known as Koloflow has released his anticipated mixtape entitled ‘SLEEPER’, describing it as soul lifting and one that have big influence on his fans. Koko flow who is currently topping music charts described himself as the breath of fresh air in the music industry and assured his fans of new tunes and visuals before the end of the year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sha Sha, Ti Gonzi, Poptain and Jah Master to Headline Shoko Festival

[263Chat] As Shoko Festival’s week-long digital offering kicks off the festival’s team have announced their second batch of headline acts. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Letšela Features Kommanda Obbs On New Single

[Lesotho Times] HIP hop artiste Mosotho Letsela has released a fresh single featuring Kommanda Obbs. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Shaiyah Makes Grand Debut

[Namibian] NOT many first-time artists can say they had a DJ KBoz produced banger and a Maria Nepembe-directed music video to their name. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: SUNA Facebook Page Partakes in Airing Peace Concert

[SNA] Khartoum — SUNA participates, today, Monday, in the live broadcast on the social media platform (Facebook) at the on line ceremony organized by the European Union mission to celebrate the International Day of Peace. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Meet Mumbua, New Kid On the Block of Kenyan Music

[Nairobi News] Doreen Mumbua, popularly known by the stage name Mumbua, is the newest rising star in the Kenyan entertainment scene. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Kubico Show’s Live Gospel Music Marks Go-Back-to Church Week

[ANGOP] Launda — Live do Kubico show enlivened Sunday the lovers of the Gospel Music to mark go-back-to church week in Luanda, after six months of the suspension of the church services. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: What Igbo Gave the World Musically

[Vanguard] As Nigeria attains 60 years of age in its chequered history, and the Igbo Question which translates to the Nigerian Question is broached on the global stage, the precious gift Igbos bequeathed Nigeria and the world through their philosophical songs, irresistible rhythms, and melodies, especially from the Oriental Brothers International, Dr. Sir Warrior, and other highlife musicians, loom so large and deserves to be properly told: (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Top Musicians Gear Up for Ghana’s Most Beautiful Final On Sunday

[Ghanaian Times] Ghanaians will be treated to an amazing musical performances at the final of Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2020, as organisers have released a tight running order of artistes for the show slated for Sunday, September 20. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: #IdolsSA – The Guys go Bold in the First Live Show

[Mzansi Magic] Idols SA season 16 has certainly not been an easy journey for the contestants, but today, the guys who make up the top 16 proved they can take the uncertainty and disruption of the lockdown in their stride and bring their best to the stage. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: New Horizons Is an Ode to Fresh Sounds

[New Frame] The first of its kind to be released on vinyl, the 12-track double LP compilation features contemporary jazz artists from South Africa, securing an international distribution deal to ensure the further reach of the music. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: ‘To Come Up With Talented Musicians, Integrated With Regular Programs Music Education Should Start From Early Stage’ – Artist Dawit Yifru

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Herald has just exclusively interviewed Ethiopian Musicians Association President Dawit Yifru. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Wycliffe Chimwendo Back to Music After Nine – Year Silence

[Nyasa Times] Renowned gospel artist Wycliffe Chimwendo has broken his nine- year in music silence by releasing three songs; Teretu, Sionse and Sakana. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Buffalo Souljah Cracks Jamaican Market

[The Herald] Buffalo Souljah might not be a household name on home soil, but is slowly conquering the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fela Told Me to Take My Music to Africa, Says Sir Dauda

[This Day] He may not be in the list of artistes who have identified themselves with the afrobeat genre created by the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti but that does not subtract from his belief in the afrobeat legend. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Asha Gangali Announces Lifestyle EP

[This Day] Singer and founder of Roc Da Mic Africa, Asha Gangali recently disclosed that his ‘Lifestyle EP’ will be available globally in September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Grammy-Winning Artist, Sikiru Adepoju, Releases New Single

[Premium Times] Mr Adepoju, who worked with Ebenezer Obey and the Inter-Reformers band in the 80s, is the only Nigerian to win a Grammy Award. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Gospel Rapper Godfrey Chilima Announces New Single

[Nyasa Times] A Lilongwe-based hip hop musician, Ty Godwa whose real name is Godfrey Chilima is set to release a new single titled ‘Change’ in which he is encouraging the youths to have strong faith for change as they cling to the word of God. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Eddy Kenzo Promises a Turn Around As Uganda’s Tourism Ambassador

[Citizen] Kampala — Eddy Kenzo is a multiple award winner whose rich collection includes the BET awards and after his musical exploits he is planning something big for Uganda’s tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Dr Alfons Releases Gravity in Eight Languages

[New Era] Alfons Sagunji, known as Dr Alfons has released his fifth studio album, dubbing it Gravity, singing in eight different local languages with elements of pop, Oviritje, Kizomba, Damara punch and many other genres. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Polio Eradication – Stanley Enow Rounds Up Promotion Tour

[Cameroon Tribune] He was in the Littoral and Centre Regions for three days to raise awareness on the benefits of vaccination. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Fdh Finally Put Smiles On Legendary Musician Giddes Chalamanda

[Nyasa Times] FDH Financial Holdings Limited has finally fulfilled its promise by offering music legend Giddes Chalamanda his heart desire when on Friday presented a grocery shop and goods worth K2 million to veteran musician. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Others to Headline DJ Kaywise’s ‘Joor Concert’

[Vanguard] It’s another year of excitement as the Nigeria music industry is about to witness another mind-blowing concert tagged ‘Joor Concert’ today, January 25, 2020. (AllAfrica)


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