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Adele Is More Than The Best-Paid Grammy Nominee: Data Says She’s Ahead Of Beyoncé

Adele Is More Than The Best-Paid Grammy Nominee: Data Says She’s Ahead Of Beyoncé

  Adele is the highest-paid Grammy nominee this year with $80.5 million in 2016 earnings from 25 and touring, according to FORBES, and five Grammy nominations. But  Adele enters the Grammy battle with Beyoncé and others as more than the best-paid nominee. Ahead of the Sunday, Feb. 12, ceremony, where the British star will compete with her […]

Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

Nelson Mandela’s favourite singer and legendary local Jazz icon, Thandi Klaasen, 86, has died. The news was announced on Sunday morning on Twitter by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa. He tweeted; “We are saddened to learn that Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen has passed on. Our thoughts are with her daughter Lorraine, her loved ones, […]

Pop Star George Michael Dead At 53

Pop Star George Michael Dead At 53

  UPDATE: George Michael died of heart failure, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PREVIOUSLY: LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) – British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in […]

Leonard Cohen Dies At Age Of 82

Leonard Cohen Dies At Age Of 82

Cohen’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page by Sony Music Canada. The announcement comes only weeks after his last studio album, You Want It Darker, a collection which sparked renewed rumors about his health. On the title track, he intoned in a voice of pure doom: “I’m ready, my Lord.” As a signoff, it will come […]

OPINION: Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

OPINION:  Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

I have been a fan of Koffi Olomidé since I was a teenager. I loved or should I say I still love his music and some of them songs we sung them during our bustele days at Kasama Boys’ Secondary School and Mungwi Technical Secondary School. His music has been good. But of late the […]

DJ Obi Sets New World Record For Longest DJ Set – 10 days

DJ Obi Sets New World Record For Longest DJ Set – 10 days

A Nigerian DJ has broken the world record for the longest ever DJ set. Earlier this month, DJ Obi completed a 240-hour marathon on the decks at a Lagos cafe, smashing the previous record of 200 hours set in Dublin by a Polish DJ called Norbert Selmaj in November 2014. The record has yet to […]

‘Honey, We’re Better Than The Supremes’: Sudan’s Girl Band Going Strong 45-Years Onn

‘Honey, We’re Better Than The Supremes’: Sudan’s Girl Band Going Strong 45-Years Onn

Stepping onto stage in Khartoum and launching into their first song, The Nightingales – Sudan’s best-loved girl band – still raise cheers from adoring fans, 45-years after their debut. Sisters Amal, Hadia and Hayat Talsam were known in their 1970s heyday as the “Sudanese Supremes” with their stylish bobs, matching dresses and soulful ballads, which […]

Warsan Shire: The Somali-British Poet Quoted By Beyoncé In Lemonade

Warsan Shire: The Somali-British Poet Quoted By Beyoncé In Lemonade

She writes of places where many Beyoncé fans rarely go, the portions of London where the faces are black and brown, where men huddle outside shop-front mosques and veiled women are trailed by long chains of children. Warsan Shire, the Somali-British poet whose words are featured in Beyoncé’s new globe-shaking Lemonade album, is a bard […]

Papa Wemba, Africa’s ‘King of Rhumba Rock,’ dies

Papa Wemba, Africa’s ‘King of Rhumba Rock,’ dies

Papa Wemba, one of Africa’s most flamboyant and popular musicians, has died, according to a statement from a music festival in Ivory Coast. The artist, born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was performing Saturday night at the Urban Music Festival in the capital of Abidjan. He collapsed on stage and later died, said the statement. […]

This Image of Bi Kidude

This Image of Bi Kidude

I have never seen a woman ride a drum before, like a goddess rides a tiger…I have never seen an artist / male or female / anywhere across the world / own her instrument / like it grew out of her belly / like it was welded to her thighs. — Shailja Patel. Where does […]

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