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Interview

Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Amaarae, Mr Eazi, Kid Tini, Stonebwoy, Tekno, Blinky Bill and more

Ojayy Wright & Teni Bring the Energy With 'Fuji Pop'

You know what's better than one Nigerian hit maker telling you to "shake what your mama gave ya"? Two of them.

Op-Ed: Laying Bare South Africa's 'White Lie'

There are many persecuted minorities in the world—white South Africans are certainly not one of those.

#EndSARS: Nigeria is a Nation of Elites and 'Everyone Else'

Op-Ed: Andrew Akpan, a Nigerian based in South Africa, reflects on class divides among Nigerians and how that has affected the way in which #EndSARS protesters are perceived and treated.

Listen to Black Coffee's Latest Single '10 Missed Calls'

DJ Black Coffee recruits Pharrell Williams and Jozzy on the mellow number titled '10 Missed Calls'. The single drops ahead of his upcoming album, 'Subconsciously'.

Stiff Pap Enlists Moonchild Sanelly For Carefree December-Ready Single and Music Video ‘Ngomso’

Stiff Pap and Moonchild Sanelly team up for infectious summer-ready single and music video 'Ngomso'.

Interview

Interview: Meet Azawi, Uganda's Rising Star

We chat with Azawi about her breakout single and not wanting to be boxed in by genres.

Interview: Speedsta On His Newly-Opened Skate Shop, Leaving the POPcast & His Latest Single

Speedsta's new skate shop is the first of many to come as the deejay, producer and entrepreneur continues his streak of shining the light on emerging talent.

Style

Check Out Fela Kuti x Online Ceramics' New Merch Drop

The afrobeat legend's estate has repurposed, reinterpreted and rebirthed some of his most iconic album artworks through this new merch drop.

Caster Semenya Appeals to European Court of Human Rights Ahead of 2021 Olympics

Caster Semenya has made an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights following the World Athletics' controversial 'testosterone' ban.

​Banyana Banyana Secure Equal Pay After South African Government & SAFA Called Out

The South African government and South African Football Association (SAFA) have committed to paying Banyana Banyana the same amount as Bafana Bafana players after being called out by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Yanga Chief Releases Politically-Charged Single 'Manelo'

Yanga Chief's 'Manelo' pays homage to a deferred political dream and drops ahead of his upcoming album, 'Pop Star'.

News Brief

You Need to Listen to Amaarae's 'The Angel You Don't Know'

The Ghanaian-American artist shines bright in her debut album.