Latest News for: African music talent


Nomfundo Moh among the rising stars performing at ‘Shanya’na nge White Star’

Independent online (SA) 19 May 2022
“We’ve decided to continue with (the initiative), giving new talent a national platform and keeping fellow South Africans entertained and close to the heart of local music,” says Makhothi ... "The idea behind the campaign is that the more South Africans listen to and support local ...

LOOK: Nasty C dines with US rapper Domani ahead of Ivyson Army Tour

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2022
Having received a roaring response to his current single globally, Nasty C will be sharing the stage alongside new-age talent and will also be performing with Domani to South African audiences, showcasing their joint music as well as giving fans an opportunity to experience more ...

Yallunder signs with Vth Season, joining heavyweights Ami Faku, AKA and more

Independent online (SA) 04 May 2022
The African soul artist first rose to prominence in 2020 when she signed with afropop star Sjava's 1020 Cartel and released the soulful EP "UThando Lwam" ... “Like all employment contracts, this too came to an end ... "Her talent, personality, and current position as a rising star in the African Soul Music scene makes strategic sense for us ... .

The legacy of Nigerian music star Orlando Julius must not be overlooked

Beijing News 27 Apr 2022
If there is one musician as commonly associated as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti with the West African musical movements Afrobeat and Afrobeats (never mind Afro-Blues and Afro-Soul), this is the preserve of Orlando Julius Ekemode ... and African popular music, of Afrobeat and highlife.

HUAWEI Music delivers soundtracks to your life

Independent online (SA) 14 Apr 2022
Music forms part of what defines us as people ... Whether it’s the best of African talent or multinational superstars, HUAWEI Music has got something for every taste ... Continuing our musical journey across Africa, the ‘Kenyan Hits’ playlist ticks all the boxes on what’s trending in the East African country.

Black Coffee - the South African DJ who made history at the Grammys

BBC News 07 Apr 2022
South African DJ Black Coffee has always decried the pigeon-holing of African music onto the side-stage as opposed to what he called the "main stage" of music events and festivals ... Black Coffee hopes his win will help shine a light on African musical talent.

Shimza’s label Kunye to launch artists in London

Independent online (SA) 04 Apr 2022
Tagging along are music artists Darque and Desiree who will complete the line-up of top DJ talent, bringing with them their vibrant sounds of the burgeoning South African music scene ... Admired for his charitable efforts and initiatives, Shimza now turns his hand to promoting the local music scene through his Kunye imprint.

CALLERI: The slap, and more about the Oscars’ wild ride

Niagara Gazette 31 Mar 2022
Honestly, I’ve always found Jada Pinkett Smith to be talented, serious, and tough ... The complete title of the winner of the botched documentary category is “Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” a colorful retelling of a series of pop music concerts in Harlem, performed mostly by African-American talent.

Vic Falls Carnival kicks off its 10 year celebration

Independent online (SA) 29 Mar 2022
From adrenalin-pumping adventure activities, an incredible landmark setting and a music-loving crowd, all mixed with local and international music fans celebrating an artist line-up that showcases the best talent from around the African continent.Vic Falls Carnival 2022 lineup.

LOOK: Makhadzi given reception fit for a queen in Botswana

Independent online (SA) 26 Mar 2022
South African singer and dancer Makhadzi was showered with gifts and “blessings” by the Botswana royal family, elders and government officials ... Recognised as one of the leading African stars, Makhadzi was hailed for her “talent, influence, tremendous work” and contribution to the music scene.

Elizabethtown worship leader has eclectic music background

The News-Enterprise 21 Mar 2022
Frank Richmond has a musical background that ranges from classical to Motown and sacred sounds ... While at Yale, he majored in music and studied psychology ... “Music is a strange paradox,” he said ... In February, Barnard said Richmond used spirituals and music by African-American composers during the service.

Izo Enoma set for halftime show at Worcester Pirates opening day

Worcester Telegram 09 Mar 2022
Enoma has been been receiving a flood of hype since the March 4 release of his music ... Enoma, who began his music career as a rapper, has been making music since his early teens before taking his talent to the African-soul scene, a complimentary artform to his Nigerian heritage.

May7ven, Afroqueen set to release new single

Business Day Online 06 Mar 2022
Some of the musical talents discovered, nurtured and launched into the music world by Atunda Entertainment include ... She is an acclaimed African R&B/Afrobeats exponent, with her biggest musical influences being Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, Faith Evans, Usher, Karen Clark and Prince.

Africa: The next music hub for new talent

Business Day Online 01 Mar 2022
The large diaspora populations of many African countries in major markets such as the United Kingdom and the United States are also playing a role in seeding the continent’s music abroad ... Burna Boy becomes first African to achieve 200m streams on Boomplay Making talent visible ... African music rising.

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