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Jenna Cato Bass is Capturing the Horrors of an Unhealed Nation

The film marks the South African director's third debut and stride towards making a name for herself in the international film circuit.

Tanzanian Filmmaker Amil Shivji is Making History with a Story of Love and Resistance

As the first Tanzanian film to be chosen for TIFF, Shiviji's film is sure to get the African country a seat at the table.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Liya Wants to Stand Out

The rising Nigerian artist, who has been crowned the 'First Lady' of Davido's DMW label, tells us about how her life has changed and details her new Alari EP.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring new Tems, Muzi x Kaytranada, Olamide, Stonebwoy x Focalistic, Aymos, Johnny Drille and more.

Music

The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tems x Drake, Adekunle Gold x Davido, M.anifest, Moonchild Sanelly and more.

The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (August)

Featuring Gyakie, Sarkodie, King Promise x Headie One, Juls, Kwesi Arthur, Kelvyn Boy, Cina Soul and more.

The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (August)

Featuring Diamond Platnumz, SilversTone Barz x Boutross, Ibraah, Nviiri the Storyteller and more.

The 8 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (August)

Featuring Tiwa Savage x Brandy, Mannywellz x Tems, Burna Boy x Don Jazzy, Liya, Ayra Starr, Joeboy and more.

The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy x Don Jazzy, Juls x Niniola, Franglish x Aya Nakamura, Liya and more.

Turunesh Wants to Push East African Women's Freedom of Expression

The Tanzanian singer is releasing taarab and unyago-inspired music that challenges traditional narratives.

Interview

Meet Kenyan Metal Band D​uma​

The duo of Martin Kanja and Sam Karugu have made a name for themselves by adding electronic elements to the grindcore metal sound. They've now released a single on famed American label Sub Pop.

Music

The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mannywellz x Tems, Tiwa Savage x Amaarae, Shatta Wale, Muzi x Sho Madjozi and more.

KDDO Is Pushing His Own 'South Afrobeats' Sound

We talk to the Nigerian artist about producing Davido's "Fall," AKA's "Fela In Versace," and the influence that Kanye West had on his debut EP, Too Late Too Lit.

Lojay Is On the Rise

Earlier this year, the Nigerian artist released a stellar debut EP in collaboration with Sarz, which contains a sole feature from Wizkid.

Music

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Sarkodie, Joeboy, Yaw Tog, Blxckie x Oxlade, Ayra Starr and more.

Ayra Starr Is Ready For This

We spend an afternoon with the Nigerian teen star in Lagos and find out everything about her debut album, 19 & Dangerous.