Events

Future To Perform At the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards In Johannesburg

Future is set to perform at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, where he's nominated for "Best International Act."

If you needed another reason to tune into the MTV Africa Music Awards this year, here it is.


It’s been confirmed that the “surprise international act” mentioned last week, after it was announced that Trevor Noah would be hosting this year’s show, is hip-hop superstar Future.

The Atlanta-based rapper is set to perform at this year’s show alongside Yemi Alade, Alikiba, Casper Nyovest, Ycee, Babes Woduma and more.

Future’s also nominated for “Best International Act” with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele and Drake.

African #FutureHive members are in for another treat, as the rapper is also slated to deliver a live set directly after the show.

Word is that he’ll be performing some of his most popular cuts including “Same Damn Time” and “Turn on the Lights.”

The MAMAs will go down on October 22 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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