NEW MUSIC|SHADYBIZNIZ ft UGOVINNA & IMANSE:CHRISTMAS CHICKEN

NEW MUSIC|SHADYBIZNIZ ft UGOVINNA & IMANSE:CHRISTMAS CHICKEN

YoHoHo! Jos native @shadybizniz delivers an Afrobeats present for all of us with an album of festive treats, combining Hausa Harmattan beatz with the gloriously homely festive comforts of Yuletide with the protagonist looking forward to having some of that home-cooked chicken at his fam’s. Also in a version in Hausa! Tweet

NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

NEW MUSIC|DOLA BILLZ X AD-1: AIYE NRETI FT DAPO TUBURNA

  @dollabillz and @ad1000z  are spitting out London Naijaisms in this joint production with @dapoturbuna  adding the Afrobeat flavour from Nigeria in this rather interesting melange of Afrobeats and Hip Hop with crisp clear production, multi-layered beats and some contrasting flows from the two featured artists, which complement each other very well and maintains the listener’s interest in the track to the very end. Aiye Nreti is Yoruba for World Hope and the discerning listener would recognise that King Sunny Ade released a tune of the same name, thus Dolla Billz, Adam One…

NEW MUSIC|SURAJ WAWERE

NEW MUSIC|SURAJ WAWERE

Wawere is the debut single released by Kenyan house producer @surajforreal, Suraj Mandavia. A slab of progressive afro-house that conjures up visions of the vast vistas and precipitous drops of the Kenyan Rift Valley, it samples a Dholuo vocal riff from renowned Luo singer Olith Ratengo. This is a respectful blending of contemporary house music production and more traditional musical and cultural elements and is very much in line with Suraj’s ethos, looking to progress the Kenyan electronic music scene without forgetting where it is based. Tweet

EVENT|AFRICAN STREET STYLE FESTIVAL@SHOREDITCH CHURCH 24TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFRICAN STREET STYLE FESTIVAL@SHOREDITCH CHURCH 24TH JUNE 2016

Event|African Street Style Festival@Shoreditch Church 24th June 2016                                         The third African Street Style Festival @streetwithstyle took place on a balmy weekend in Shoreditch, centred around Arnold Circus. Promoted by Shoreditch based- Soboye Fashion @samsonsoboye, Calvert Street and Arnold Circus was well and truly Africanised over the weekend with African themed clothing stalls run by the likes of Soboye, @ContinentClo and @OpenTheGate_ and Ghanaian food served by @GhanaKitchen! There was a fashion parade…

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|INAUGURAL AFROSHOOT EVENT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016 Afroshoot @Afroshoot  is a platform created with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa or of African descent whose pictures of Africa and Africans and the world as a whole are of an AfriKan-centred vision and a direct repudiation of mainstream media images of Africa, thus creating a different vision, narrative and perspective of Africa. The creation of Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, who have been supported by the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies…

NEW MUSIC|NG BLING DONNE SEULEMENT

NEW MUSIC|NG BLING  DONNE SEULEMENT

NEW MUSIC|NG BLING DONNE SEULMENT Libreville-based Ng Bling @NgBling brings his cheeky blinging Gabonese hip-hop style to the fore in Donne Seulement (Give only) from his debut EP Dreamer, a typical urban African tale of when a guy tries to woo a pretty girl that he meets in the shop and gets more than he bargained for! #DonneSeulement Tweet