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One Source Live: A Festival of African Creativity
2 weeks ago

One Source Live: A Festival of African Creativity

Following on the success of the 2016 album and video, One Source, Absolut and Khuli Chana plan to continue collaborating in 2018 with what has been termed a creative revolution: …
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Tia Black on Dropping Singles
3 weeks ago

Tia Black on Dropping Singles

Cape Town based artist Tia Black released her single Paper earlier in May of this year has recently released her latest single, Going Nowhere. With plans for a full-length album …
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Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots
2 months ago

Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots

Rising Nigerian-American star Ayo Awosika has toured the world and shared stages with superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, and more. She recently spoke with ESSENCE to break down Nigeria’s current moment …
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Solange: A new and understated Queen
1 year ago

Solange: A new and understated Queen

Everywhere I go nowadays it’s like, cranes in the skyyyy. Like streams of echo, Solange’s enchanting R&B voice keeps playing in my head. Her new album A Seat at the …
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For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”
1 year ago

For Us By Us: 7 African Diaspora Artists who contributed to “A Seat At The Table”

“For us, this shit is for us” confidently sings Solange on the track “F.U.B.U.,” making it clear that some things are primarily for black folk, for us, and if …
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BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music
1 year ago

BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music

Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, or BCUC for short, is a band that makes “music for the people by the people with the people.” …
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The African Roots of Carnival
1 year ago

The African Roots of Carnival

If there’s one party to top them all, it’s definitely Carnival. The public celebration brings the custom of thousands of people gathering on the streets for what feels like endless …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
1 year ago

Black Coffee wins BET Award

I remember the first time I heard Black Coffee. After a year abroad, I returned home to South Africa eager to catch up with friends. On a whim, …
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8 African Love Songs to Add to your Playlist this Summer
2 years ago

8 African Love Songs to Add to your Playlist this Summer

Naeto C & Flavour: “Helele”

Country of origin: Nigeria

Why we love it: This feel-good song features a video where Naeto C and Flavour are stranded in the desert. However, …
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Free Events in Nairobi this Month
2 years ago

Free Events in Nairobi this Month

Nairobi holds a vibrant social scene that holds a lot to offer for art enthusiasts and entrepreneurs alike. There are several exhibitions, movie screenings, and networking events that …
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