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Afrobeat dancers tear up NYC streets in colorful video for “Peculiar Mess”
2 days ago

Afrobeat dancers tear up NYC streets in colorful video for “Peculiar Mess”

Afrobeats/hip-hop artist Ayoinmotion collaborated with two of the most talented choreographers in the country to create this addictive, super high energy video for “Peculiar Mess” (Judith McCarty– worked with Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Davido, + J Lyn …
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Obie Iyoha Returns To Heat Up The Season With New Single ‘Fire’
2 days ago

Obie Iyoha Returns To Heat Up The Season With New Single ‘Fire’

Obie was born Omoregie Iyoha to Nigerian immigrants in Greensboro, North Carolina. First introduced in 2013 on The Black Opera’s 80z Babiez To The 2Gz mixtape (“The Hiatus,” “The Goods,” etc.), then appearing …
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Accelerate TV’s Corper Shun is the NYSC comedy you’ve been waiting for
1 month ago

Accelerate TV’s Corper Shun is the NYSC comedy you’ve been waiting for

Accelerate TV’s Corper Shun hits your screens hot, fresh and on demand on Thursday, 26th April 2018. Get ready to experience the exciting, nostalgic thrill of serving Nigeria with Efa who plays the role …
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Are you here for the World’s first digital Supermodel?
3 months ago

Are you here for the World’s first digital Supermodel?

Shudu, the model behind the page @shudu.gram is being called one of the most beautiful models on Instagram. Although new on to the scene, Shudu has caused a fair amount …
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EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther
3 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: Sope Aluko on playing Shaman in Marvel’s Black Panther

Nigerian-born actress Sope Aluko plays Shaman in the most anticipated movie of 2018, Marvel’s Black Panther. Since pursuing acting in Hollywood she has had recurring roles on Netflix’s Bloodline, NBC’s …
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Andy Allo on being a protégé to the late Prince & starring in Pitch Perfect 3
4 months ago

Andy Allo on being a protégé to the late Prince & starring in Pitch Perfect 3

Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own.

Andy released her first …
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25 Years of Lifting the Black Body from the Shadows and Margins
4 months ago

25 Years of Lifting the Black Body from the Shadows and Margins

Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue (BAND) in partnership with TD Bank and the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, presents the photography of acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian artist Michael Chambers from January 25 – March …
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Comedian Stuart Taylor Returns to Baxter Theatre
4 months ago

Comedian Stuart Taylor Returns to Baxter Theatre

Fresh from making his first feature film début in the South African comedy drama, Finders Keepers, earlier in August this year, 2018 sees comedian Stuart Taylor returning to the Cape …
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Everything Afrobeat and Pan-African with  Femi Koya
4 months ago

Everything Afrobeat and Pan-African with  Femi Koya

I got my first taste of Femi Koya and his band at the last Park Acoustics for 2017. The energy was intoxicating; the beat magic. At some point during the …
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How ‘Meet the Adebanjos’ was Successfully Sold Across Africa 
6 months ago

How ‘Meet the Adebanjos’ was Successfully Sold Across Africa 

In 2010 Debra Odutuyo sold her car and moved back in with her parents and Andrew Osayemi left his Investment Banking career to embark on their entrepreneurial dream. …
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