Black Coffee to Headline Madison Square Garden

South Africa’s Black Coffee has shared that he will be a headliner at Madison Square Garden later this year.


Black Coffee Brings South African Magic to Drake's New Album, 'Honestly, Nevermind'

The star South African DJ, alongside his son Esona Tyolo and singer Tresor, give Honestly, Nevermind that classic South African house music flair.


Black Coffee & Tresor’s Work On Drake’s New Album Speaks to the Rise of South African Music

Unlike the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther: The Album or Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album which had hints of South African flavours on them, Honestly, Nevermind is imbued with them.

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13 Times 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' Put a Spotlight on Africans

During his time on the show, Trevor Noah often highlighted some of Africa's issues and gave prominent Africans a platform to discuss their work and career trajectory. Here are some that have been on the show.

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Black Coffee & Angélique Kidjo Win 2022 Grammy Awards

In the Best Global Music Album and Best Dance/Electronic Music Album categories.

The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Black Coffee x Drake, Ladipoe, Ayra Starr x Sun-El Musician, Gyakie and Tay Iwar.


Welcome to Major Lazer & Major League DJz' 'Piano Republic'

We spoke to the two powerhouses about their new collaborative album, Piano Republik.


The Best South African Songs Out Right Now

Featuring Bongeziwe Mabandla, Sjava, Tyla, Blxckie, Msaki, AKA x Khuli Chana, and more


Major Lazer, Major League, Tiwa Savage & Maphorisa Want You to Have Some 'Koo Koo Fun'

Major Lazer and Major League Djz just released their collaborative "Koo Koo Fun" record featuring Tiwa Savage and DJ Maphorisa.


The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Asake, Black Sherif, Joeboy, Amémé and more


Burna Boy, Tems, Zakes Bantwini, Eddy Kenzo & More Are Nominated For 2023 Grammy Awards

They are joined by Angélique Kidjo, Rocky Dawuni, Nomcebo Zikode and more African artists on the nominees list for next year's Grammy Awards.


The Grammys Are Considering An Afrobeats Category

The Recording Academy's CEO recently mentioned talk of adding an Afrobeats category to its line-up of awards.


Ajebutter22 Is a Connoisseur of the Good Life

We talk to the Nigerian artist about his rap foundations, embracing versatility and his preference for creating albums with strong identities.


Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.


TRESOR Secures His Spot On The Billboard 100 and Grammy Committee

The Congolese-South African singer-songwriter recently collaborated with Drake on his latest album, Honestly, Nevermind.


Why African Electronic Music Will Soundtrack This Summer's Club Floors

The rise of local industries, global connections and diaspora hubs helps explain why African sounds are bound to takeover the world's club music.


The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Kes x J Perry x Michael Brun, Ruger, DJ Neptune x Mr Eazi x Konshens, Thee Suka, and Cruel Santino.

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Spotlight: Animator Umaimah Is Here To Romanticize Your Life

We spoke with the Nigerian digital visual artist about inspiration being everywhere, and in every thing.

The Grammys Have Yet to Figure Out Their Place In the Global Music Conversation

The awards continue to center the Western-gaze when it comes to African and "global" music.

The 20 Best South African Songs of 2021

Amapiano continued its domination through 2021, topping local playlists and finding fans beyond the country’s borders too.

Interview: Black Coffee Remains at the Top of His Game

We talk to the South Africa star DJ about his latest album Subconsciously, growth and everything in between.


Black Coffee Drops Highly Anticipated Album 'Subconsciously'

Black Coffee has officially released his latest album 'Subconsciously' featuring Sun-El Musician, Una Rams, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Usher and many more.