‘Africa to the world’ and ‘Afrobeats to the world,’ these are sentences that have been said several times in reference to records and milestones made by African acts that serve to push African music forward. While it is a phrase used commonly it is also one that carries a lot of historical weight, spotlighting the journey sounds from the continent have made before travelling round the world. In honour of Africa Day, the 25th of August, here are 10 of the biggest moments in music that highlight the ‘Africa to the world’ saying. 

1. 2Baba brings Africa to the MTV Awards Stage

16 years ago when Afrobeats was still a sound that was mainly appreciated in Nigeria, 2Baba, formerly know as 2face had placed the sound and industry on a global scale with his debut at the MTV Europe Music Awards. 

The singer had with his romantic hit single, Read the rest

Music has always been at the core of African tradition, weaving a rich narrative that showcases the variety of cultures and influences across the continent. Marking pivotal moments in Africa’s history, music has provided the backdrop to progress, evolving from songs of freedom to songs of expression.

While the annual commemoration of Africa Day is an opportunity to celebrate the strides that the continent has made, it’s also a chance to address some of the challenges that it continues to face. In a similar vein, the impact of African influence on the global music scene has also been a journey.

With exciting collaborations taking place and access to a broader audience, African creators now have more opportunities than ever before to discover new audiences and have their unique voices heard.

To mark Africa Day, Spotify took a look at the top streamed artists globally from the African continent. With fans … Read the rest

Penthauze Music recording artiste, Cheque collaborates with YBNL poster boy, Fireboy DML to deliver this masterpiece titled, “History“, from the Lyrics, you’d know.

Cover Play – Cheque X Fireboy

It is also Cheque’s first drop of the year 2021, and has since been getting massive streams online.

Lyrics to “History” Cheque feat Fireboy DML

I don’t want no more pain
I don’t want no more drama
I don’t want cry no more
I don’t want fall no more
I’m still standing my ground
But all these bumps surround me
I don’t want cry no more
I don’t want fall no moreMe and you we got history
When I’m gone, you gon’ miss me
I’ve been down for a long long time
I can’t take it oh, no more time
Only thinking ’bout victory
Can’t fuck with anything that’s contradictory
Boy Cheque never satisfied
What is dead may never
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South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA has granted an interview on The Thembekile Talk show for the first time since the tragic death of his fiancee Anele Tembe on the 11th of April 2021. She was said to have thrown herself off the 10th floor of their Hotel in Cape Town. In this interview with Thembekile Mrototo of Barleader TV, the rapper revealed that Anele had been receiving psychiatric care for her previous suicidal tendencies.

SA Artiste, AKA

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There have been allegations of domestic violence laid against the rapper in the weeks following Anele’s death. Speaking in the interview which was uploaded on the 22nd of May 2021, AKA revealed the mental state of his late fiancee saying that she had once tried to jump out of a moving vehicle and even had … Read the rest

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The prestigious South-African Music Awards, SAMA is set to hold for the 27th time– #SAMA27 and have announced the nominees ahead of the awards ceremony later in 2021.

Singer, Sho Madjozi at the 2020 SAMAs

The nominees’ list sees acts such as Amapiano maestro Kabza De Small and DJ, Sun- El Musician making a killing with multiple nominations. Nigerian megastar, Wizkid and Davido have also been nominated under the Rest of Africa catergory.

ALSO READ: “I Single-Handedly Built The Industry” – AKA Demands Respect From Fellow South African Musicians

Here’s the full list of nominees: 

Album of the Year

  • Persistence – Bongo Riot
  • The Healers: The Last Chapter – Black Motion
  • Once Upon A Time in Lockdown – Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings)
  • I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust – Kabza De Small
  • Back to Love – Junior Taurus

Duo/Group of the Year

  • Reece
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If you check out the Lyrics of ‘Feeling‘ by Ladipoe ft Buju, you’d Know this is a song about gratitude. It is a tune serenading the importance of tuning the bad thoughts off and projecting positivity.

Lyrics to ‘Feeling’ By Ladipoe ft Buju

[Intro: Ladipoe]
But you knew that
It’s Ladipoe

[Chorus: Buju]
I like the way I’m feeling now
No come use your reggae
Spoil my blues and rhythm now
Oh oh oh oh
I like the way I’m feeling now
Omo e get small thing wey dey stress me
But right now I’m chilling now
Oh oh oh oh

[Verse 1: Ladipoe]
Way out my feelings and nothing can stress me
The way I run the game I’m feeling like referee
No like Moses parting the red sea
Like a chauffeur, me in the back of Bentley
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Nigerian artsite and Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy has gone on a fresh Twitter rant regarding his nationality and the two major musical fanbases in the Nigerian internet space. 

ALSO READ: Burna Boy Set To Perform With Billie Eilish, ASAP Rocky, At The Governors Ball Music Festival

Burna Boy

The artiste who is no stranger to Twitter rants had first set the ball rolling with a response to British musician, K*Ners who had given Burna Boy a shout-out for being talented and hardworking. This had attracted conflicting comments from other internet users who felt his rise was majorly due to his deal with Atlantic Records and not on account of his talent like counterparts, Wizkid and Davido. It was at the moment when K*Ners had asked contradictors whether Burna Boy shouldn’t have taken the international deal that Burna himself had stepped in. The megastar in his response took a swipe Read the rest

(L-R) Oluitan Mofiyin, Brand Manager, Snacks, UAC Plc; Adebola Williams, General Manager, Marketing, UAC Plc; Chris Towoju, General Manager, Sales, UAC Plc; and Ajoke Aunmonu, Brand Manager Beverage and Dairies, UAC Plc; during the launch of the new Gala variants – Gala Spicy and Gala Classic – in Lagos.

UAC Foods Limited, makers of Gala, has announced the launch of two new variants of its well-loved beef sausage roll – Gala Spicy and Gala Classic. The new product variants, which come in a bigger 100gram size, have been carefully formulated to enrich the Nigerian snacking experience, on the go.

These new variants are crafted to deliver more value, the new Gala Spicy and Gala Classic variants come in a bigger size, offering more spice and beef filling at N100 only.

For existing and new beef roll fans, the all-time Nigerian favourite snack launches its Gala Spicy and … Read the rest

With fame comes a self-renewing subscription to controversy. This is why several public personalities choose not to court the press or appear in the limelight for too long. Not Davido though who is a sweetheart of the African internetsphere. His larger-than-life persona, has made him quite the controversy magnet but this has not diminished from his grasp on the music scene but rather, fed into it. As the singer paints Twitter in his colours in celebration of his 10 year anniversary in the Nigerian music industry, we‘ve decided to take a look at the controversies that Davido’s brand has not only been surrounded with in the past but has also survived. Here are the 12 times Davido has been involved in and survived controversy:


1. Sonia Jumbo, the first sex scandal

If there was a book on celebrity sex scandals, Davido’s name would be seated beside thousands Read the rest