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The 11 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid x Tems, Rema, Mdou Moctar, Emtee, Mannywellz x Wale, Tony Allen and more.

Akon In Uganda, the Laundering of a Dictatorship

Opinion: By lending his voice to the horrid spectacle underway in Uganda, Akon is in fact endorsing the Museveni regime.

In Conversation with Sha Sha: 'I'm one to let the work talk for itself.'

Sha Sha, the queen of amapiano, talks about winning a BET award, her upcoming album and documenting her journey from Zimbabwe to South Africa.

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Interview: For Gaidaa, This Was Meant to Be

We talk to the rising Sudanese-Dutch singer about her process, family expectations, and her standout COLORS performance.

Interview: Bamao Yendé Is All Pulsating Emotion

We talk to the Paris-based, Cameroonian-rooted artist about his rhythmic blend of kuduro, R&B, afrobeats and UK garage.

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Interview: Yaw Tog Eyes the Pinnacle With His Debut EP 'TIME'

The confident Ghana drill rapper makes a statement with his debut project.

Interview: Prince Kaybee Breaks Down 'The 4th Republic'

We talk to the South African DJ and producer about his fourth studio album, addressing social issues through music and more.

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Interview: Karun Returns With Intention On 'Catch A Vibe'

The Kenyan musician comes back after motherhood, finding balance and re-alignment in her new EP.

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Interview: Anthony Nti's 'Da Yie' Has Become a Hit in Film Festival Circuits

Da Yie, a short film directed by 28-year-old Ghanaian Anthony Nti has emerged one of the most successful films of the extended awards season race.

The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month (March)

Featuring Matata x Stella Mwangi, Eddy Kenzo, Boutross, Naomisia, Anjella x Harmonize and more.

Kenyan Author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Nominated for 2021 International Booker Prize

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o has become the first writer to be nominated for the prestigious International Booker Prize as both author and translator. He is also the first nominee to write in an indigenous African language.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (March)

Featuring Yaw Tog x Stormzy x Kwesi Arthur, Gyakie, M.anifest x Vic Mensa, Stonebwoy and more.

Nigeria Confers Burna Boy With 'Distinguished Service Star' Award After Historic Grammy Win

Burna Boy: "I have collected honours everywhere in the world, but it feels different when you get it from home."

Hbee Delivers a Modern Highlife Number With 'Special'

The singer from eastern Nigeria makes his 2021 debut with this vibrant highlife singles

Viola Davis, Doja Cat, Issa Rae, Wizkid And More Win at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards

Check out the full 2021 NAACP Image Awards winners list spanning the best Black entertainers across television, music, film and literature.

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'Bantú Mama' Aims to Unlearn America As the Ultimate Destination of Happiness & Success

The film Bantú Mama, directed by Ivan Herrera, is a soul-stirring and tender ode to the Black diaspora set in Santo Domingo.

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Interview: El Individuo Brings Afro-Cuban Rap to the World

We talk to one of Cuba's most celebrated rappers about blending local and global sounds in his latest EP, 2020 Escribo.