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Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Goes to Paris in 2021

The longstanding celebration of African art will be hosted by Parisian hot spot Christie's for the first time ever.

DJ Lag Wins Copyright Claim Against will.i.am

South Africa's DJ Lag has reached an agreement of an undisclosed amount with will.i.am following the plagiarising of his hit song 'Ice Drop'.

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Burna Boy Features On Sia's New 'Hey Boy' Remix

Watch a new colourful and detailed animated music video for "Hey Boy."

Kuti Family, Wole Soyinka, Chris Martin, Bono & More Sign Petition For Fair Elections In Uganda

The petition calls for "the African Union, US, UK, EU and all people of conscience to condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing assault on Uganda's opposition and commit to support a safe free and fair election for all Ugandan citizens."

Listen to TonicMotion's 'Drums of War' EP

The 18-year-old amapiano producer's EP has been tapped by the likes of Soulection and more.

'Judas and the Black Messiah' Added to 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The historical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and several others, has released an exhilarating new trailer ahead of its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The Big Hash Leaves innanetwav and Drops New Single ‘Peace of Mind’

Listen to The Big Hash's new single 'Peace of Mind' from his upcoming album 'Heartbreak Hotel'.

Ugandans Head to Polls in Potentially Historic Elections

Many hopes are pinned on Uganda's elections today as main opposition leader Bobi Wine attempts to unseat current President Yoweri Museveni from his 34-year term in office.

Showmax and CANAL+ Announce Their First Original African Series Set in Kenya

Nairobi based 'Crime & Justice' is the first example of the streaming platform's investment in African voices and stories.

Interview: Timaya Is Full of 'Gratitude'

Timaya talks to us about evolving from 2006'sTrue Story to his latest album, Gratitude, while making his mark as one of the first mainstream Nigerian artists to have begun the afro-fusion wave.

YouTube Announces Black Voices Creator Class of 2021

South Africa and Nigeria dominate YouTube's 2021 Black Voices Creator class. Nicollette Mashile, Lasizwe Dambuza, Kay Ngonyama, Lade Owolabi, Akah Bants and more have made it onto the list.

Uganda Enforces Social Media Shutdown as Presidential Elections Draw Closer

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly banned all social media platforms and messaging applications two days ahead of the country's presidential elections.

Manana Named Apple Music's New Artist Spotlight for January

Apple Music's 'New Artist Spotlight' highlights African R&B artist, Manana, this month following the recent release of his 'In the Beginning was the End' EP.

Ugandan Military Raids Politician Bobi Wine's Residence

The residence of Ugandan opposition politician, Bobi Wine, has reportedly been raided by the military. This, while he was doing an interview with Hot 96 FM.

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Shatta Wale Shares New Single & Video ​For '1 Don'

The Ghanaian star act comes through with his first single of 2021.

Tsitsi Dangarembga Receives 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression Award

Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga has been announced as the recipient of the PEN Freedom of Expression Award which recognises her ongoing activism in Zimbabwe.