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NEW 2014 MTV MAMA Nominees

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Well MTV has announced its 2014  MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominees.

Anselmo Ralph

Anselmo Ralph

Mafikizolo and Uhuru from South Africa were nominated for 4 awards as was Nigeria’s Davido.  Both will be competing against each other in the Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration categories.

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beBecca – Ghana’s silky voiced siren

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Becca has an earthy tone, reminiscent of Phyllis Hyman. In her song, ‘Sugar‘, she showcases her vocal skills.

Becca

Becca

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Iddi will release new album this year

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iddi is a new kid on the music block with smooth vocals, swahili lyrics and R&B vibes. His debut album, ‘SwaR&B’ is slated to be released sometime this year.

Iddi

Iddi

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Barbara Kanam shines on the Congo music scene

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Barbara Kanam is an award-winning Congolese singer-songwriter, music producer and actress who began her music career in 1991.  Her velvet voice was enhanced through musical training at the prestigious Psalmody Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Barbara Kanam

Barbara Kanam

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P-Square release free download of new song

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

P-Square fans should be really excited.  They have just released a free download of their newest song, ‘Taste the Money (Testimony)’.  Talk about hitting the ground running in the New Year!

P-Square Taste the Money (Testimony)

P-Square Taste the Money (Testimony)

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Angelique Kidjo to perform in Washington DC

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Grammy-award winner, Angelique Kidjo will be performing at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC on February 16, 2014.

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

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Zone Fam’s ‘Contolola’ a hit in 2013

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Zone Fam is a Zambian group that has been growing in popularity since they first came onto the scene in 2009.

Zone Fam

Zone Fam

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Mafikizolo to perform at Blankets and Wine

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Blankets and wine is celebrating it’s 5-year anniversary with a two-day, star-laden festival at the Carnivore gardens.

Blankets & Wine at 50

Blankets & Wine at 50

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Freshlyground to perform at Jammin Java

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Freshlyground will be performing at the Jammin Java in Vienna, VA on March 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.  This afro-fusion South African group have been impressing crowds since their formation in 2002.

Freshlyground (Photo: Freshlyground website)

Freshlyground (Photo: Freshlyground website)

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Remembering Moses Taiwa Molelekwa

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Remembering who?? I am sure that is what most people may ask, but for those in the know, the ones who truly love music, there is a short pause of silence taken.

 

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Video Thursday: Lira – Hamba

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment

This is a beautiful song by South African singer, Lira.  ‘Hamba‘. Basically the song is saying, enough is enough.  Even if you leave me, I will not cry for you.

Lira

Lira

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