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Miriam Makeba's Family Wins Rights to Her Music

The legendary South African's singer's intellectual property now belongs to her two grandchildren.

Mariam Makeba's family has won the rights to her music over her former business manager, reports BBC Africa.

Graeme Gilfillan, owner of Siyandisa Music, took the late South African legend's two grandchildren Lumumba and Zenzile Lee, to court in an attempt to block their access to her intellectual property and the rights to her legacy.

The music company moved to maintain full ownership of her name, also attempting to prevent the South African Hall of Fame from inducting the singer without written approval from the company.

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Sorry Guys, Wizkid Is Not the First African Artist to Sell Out London's Royal Albert Hall After All

News spread over the weekend, that Wizkid was the first African solo act to sell out London's Royal Albert Hall, but it appears that may not be the case.

Last Friday, Wizkid, performed a sold-out show at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. The afrobeat heavyweight headlined an electrifying night with thousands of fans and fellow Nigerian artists Skepta and Tinie Tempah in attendance.

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Mother Africa: 12 Iconic Women Who Have Shaped Our Culture

This Mother's Day, we celebrate iconic African women throughout history who have helped shape and create culture.

DIASPORA—The world would be much less soulful without the contributions of African women.

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Nelson Mandela: A Life In Music

Our Nelson Mandela music playlist includes music by Mandela's favourite artists, J.P. Mohapeloa, Makeba and Tchaikovsky plus songs inspired by anti-Apartheid struggle