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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.

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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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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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Africa’s Best compete for 2012 MOBO Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | September 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Some of Africa’s finest artistes such as  Sarkodie, Amadou & Mariam , Cabo Snoop ,Camp Mulla, D’Banj , Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square , Spoek Mathambo, and The Very Best have been nominated for Best African Act in the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards slated for Saturday, 3rd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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Ice Prince set to perform in Blantyre, Malawi

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Panshak Zamani, better known as Ice Prince, will be performing in Blantyre, Malawi this coming weekend courtesy of Black Rhino Entertainment. Ice Prince, one of Nigeria’s prominent hiphop artists, was the winner of Hennessy Artistry 2009. He is signed to Chocolate City music label.

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Discounted FELA! tickets available

Written by Shirlene Brown | September 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The acclaimed, award-winning broadway musical, FELA! is in town!  This is an opportunity to watch the musical that takes you through the life and music of Fela Kuti, the acclaimed Nigerian musician whose music spoke to social change and against injustice in Nigeria.  This musical was nominated for 11 Tony awards including ‘Best Musical’ and promises to be a treat to watch. The show will be in D.C. from September 13 through October 9, 2011.

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Best of African stars storm Nairobi for AMAA nominations night

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | February 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Nairobi will dazzle with stars, glitz and glam from February 25-26, as the biggest stars and practitioners in the African movie industry storm Kenya for this year edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nominations party. Practitioners from all the participating countries of the awards scheme are expected to converge on the East Africa nation for the announcement who gets nominated for what. kate_and_nkem_owoh

The event which will take place on Friday Night at the Laico Regency Hotel will  be attended by Joke Silva and her husband Olu Jacobs  alongside Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo, Mike Monsuruye, Jackie Appiah, Lynda Forson, Kate Henshaw Nuttal and Mike Ezeronye among others who have signified their  intention to attend the event.

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Fally Ipupa, P-Square top MAMA nominations

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | November 3, 2010 | Leave a Comment

MTV Networks Africa and Zain have announced the nominations for the fally2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA). Nigerian artists scored an impressive 13 nominations including three nominations for duo P-Square (Artist of the Year, Best Group and Best Video), and two nominations each for MAMA 2009 winner 2FACE (Best Male, Artist of the Year), Wande Coal (Best Anglophone, Best Male) and Banky W (Song of the Year, Best Video).

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One 8, Africa’s premiere supergroup in the making?

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | October 6, 2010 | Leave a Comment

ONE8_ProfilePicRumour has it that, One 8, a new music supergroup comprising some of the biggest stars from across Africa is in the making. The group would put together hit songs, music videos, and an album for a music campaign in Africa. Already three of the continent’s hottest artists have been announced to be part of the group, namely Navio (Uganda), Alikiba (Tanzania) and JK (Zambia).

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P-Square heat up NYC.

Written by by Mazuba Kapambwe,Jamati Entourage,NY | August 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment

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When I first heard that the chart-topping Nigerian twins Peter and Paul Okoye who form the mega successful band P -Square were going to be performing in New York as part of their international Tour,I was so excited.I had been following their career from their early “Busy Body” and “Temptation” videos on Channel O that had girls all over Africa fantasizing about marrying them.

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African Love Tunes

Written by Prudence Chauke | February 9, 2010 | Leave a Comment

In the spirit of Valentine’s day and and its week, what is a better way to kickstart the week than to share with you some of Africa’s most-loved songs from it’s kings and queens.

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Nameless, MI Sweep Awards at MAMAs with Zain

Written by Shirlene Brown | October 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Kenya’s Nameless was a big winner in this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain.  He walked away  with the Best Listener’s Choice award and Best Male award.  Nigeria’s M.I. walked away with the Best New Act and Best Hip Hop awards. Ghana’s Samini won the Best Performer award.

Presenter Wyclef Jean, Akon (C) and other performers on stage

Presenter Wyclef Jean, Akon (C) and other performers on stage

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