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Just prior to New Year's Eve, Arp Frique's Nos Magia single had me going a bit bananas on the dance floor. In a good way. Americo Brito co-wrote and delivered the amazing vocals that make the song so memorable. Its B-side tracks were co-written by more

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In 2016, Soundway records released Doing it in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980's Nigeria which sent me to seventh heaven. Rightly, it is the best-selling release in Soundway's impressive catalogue. Now they have released a sister compilation Gumba more

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The striking figure of Murat Ertel is standing at the door of his home studio, a converted mechanic’s garage in a suburb of Istanbul. The Turkish capital is a tense and conflicted place these days, but Baba Zula’s leader and saz man is on fine form. more

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London-based music artist - Oluwaseun Emitomo popularly known as Em Prince has released a hot love song "OJBWE." more

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MC Mark's Mark Alive Comedy Variety Show comes up on Boxing Day - December 26 2017. The event is powered by Marketing Ministers. more

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Featuring Akpos, Sererem, Emeka Smith, McAbbey Da Prof, Don Nice, Lateef Love Joy, Radicall77, Pastor Zino, Wale Gates, Ultimate Charles, Lawson & Vera more

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Dawn Butler, Janet Kay, Paul Dawkins

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Three artists of Jamaican heritage, Reggae singers Janet Kay, Paul Dawkins and Carroll Thompson, were recognised at the BBM/BMC (BritishBlackMusic.com / Black Music Congress) Awards for five decades of promoting the British reggae genre known as love more

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Aurelio Martinez is unquestionably the world’s greatest living interpreter of Garifuna music. Specifically, he is a master of the paranda - the distinctive, guitar-based Garifuna style often compared to American blues for its bittersweet melodies and more

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London-based Afro, Soul and RnB Artiste - Deoba Authentic has released two Soulful Reggae Love songs - Precious Jewel & All Of My Heart, for Valentine's Day 2017. more

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After over 200,000 Albums sold, 7 studio albums, 6 sell out headline concerts, countless television performances and numerous other accomplishments; Muyiwa & Riversongz are bringing EKO ILE: THE CONCERT to the 4500 capacity venue Transformation House more

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Western Saharan musician/activist Aziza Brahim’s latest album 'Abbar el Hamada' (Across the Hamada; out now on Glitterbeat)) is a commanding and compassionate musical statement about, and for, the tumultuous age in which we live. more

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Akashic Records has released its first official music video - Dem Way Deh. The song and video by Yasus Afari "are designed to deliver the right message to a troubled world," according to the record label. more

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Afro Soul artist Seyi Sodimu has released the remix of his hit single “Love me jeje” featuring American R&B sensation K. Michelle. The song which was previously released years back, was a monster hit and helped launch his career. more

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Femi Kuti

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In spite of being under the weather, Femi was in magnificent form at his recent performance at the Royal Festival Hall, London, last weekend. He managed to garner all his strength to deliver probably one of his best concerts in the UK. The 12-piece more

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Looking to the future, Back Medio hopes to become a well-known and respected artist in England, Europe and the world. more

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Talented Nigerian-American recording artist Jidenna hit Dubai recently, taking the city in “Classic Man" style and swagger. more

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Deoba Authentic has released a new and fresh mix of his single - L'agbo tiwa. more

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A multimedia exhibition tagged Sounds of Africa, focusing on the different genres of music from across the African continent, takes place in London this week. The brainchild of Documentary Photographer Michael Tubi a.k.a Michael Tubes, more

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Following the release of her latest compilation ‘House Of Cuppy II’, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, is set to kick off an eight-city continent wide tour across Africa. more

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