Seun Kuti Compares Gayle and Oprah to Black on Black Attacks in Hip-Hop

Is the son of the legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti to stand corrected? On Friday morning U.S. time, Friday afternoon in Nigerian time, Afrobeat icon Seun Kuti took to Instagram to release a string of rants starting with the facade of Nigerian professionals and ending with a piercing statement to mainstream Black rappers in America. … Read more…

Tame Impala Has Pop Aspirations That Don’t Make Sense

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala is on the new cover of Billboard bearing a suspicious gaze that hides what is, in reality, his attempt at a star turn. His intentions are made more clear inside the magazine, where he says, “I want to be a Max Martin,” giving Billboard the best quote it could possibly … Read more…

Nigeria: I’m More Nigerian Than American – Lil Wayne

American rapper, Lil Wayne, has said that he is “53 per cent Nigerian”. The multiple award-winning rapper said this when he was hosted on ‘Drink Champ’ by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on Revolt TV. According to him, an ancestry test conducted by a website, he shared some of his details on proved that he is … Read more…

Zimbabwe: Promoter Defends Burna Boy Ticket Prices

Organisers of the Burna Boy concert scheduled to take place at Hellenic Sports Club, Harare, on April 17 have defended their pricing following mixed reactions by fans. Some fans have said the ticket prices are beyond their reach in such an economic environment as obtaining in Zimbabwe while others argue that they are fair considering … Read more…

Astrid in the ATL salutes her Latina sisters Jennifer Lopez & Shakira | News

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)  — I’m the only Latina on TV in the English media market here in Atlanta and I feel it’s my duty to talk about the half time show. I witnessed two empowered Latinas take their power and put it on center stage as they represent our culture. Showing how unique we are … Read more…

Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Nigeria

In this web extra from Studio B, Unscripted, award-winning playwright and essayist Wole Soyinka discusses Nigeria’s leadership today and how it compares to the dictatorships of the past.  Also in this excerpt, renowned novelist and academic Elif Shafak talks about the dangers of some types of identity politics and reflects on how societal pressures may … Read more…

Burna Boy’s Music Makes Michelle Obama’s Workout Playlist

When it comes to Michelle Obama’s workouts, she only plays the hits! The former First Lady shared the go-to songs she listens to when she’s working on her fitness and Burna Boy’s hit track, ‘My Money, My Baby’ is part of the 36-song playlist. Obama says that she wanted to give people “a little inspiration” … Read more…

Prince Harry meets Boris Johnson for ‘catch-up’ at London summit | UK news

The Duke of Sussex has met Boris Johnson and other world leaders attending the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London during what is likely to be one of his few remaining engagements as an official royal. Hours after a speech in which he spelled out he and Meghan felt they had “no other option” but to … Read more…

Kenya: Nigerian Rapper Blaqbonez Hits Back at Khaligraph With His Own Disstrack

Upcoming Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez has responded to Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones’ disstrack with an equally stinging track as their beef continues. In his just released composition, Blaqbonez has abandoned his Afro-beat style for a hard-punching lyrical assault on Khaligraph. The two rappers have been embroiled in a beef for the last one week after Khaligraph … Read more…

K Buzz Releases An Afrobeat-infused New Single “GBEDU” – Press Release

K Buzz is clearing the way for more Afrobeat singles to reach a wider audience London, UK – January 16, 2020 – The UK based Independent singer, rapper and songwriter K Buzz is on a mission to make a resurgence on the music scene and he plans to make the first steps using his latest … Read more…