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Chris Koney’s column: Can contemporary African music escape ‘Afrobeats’?

B & FT Online 20 May 2023
Festival series – , for instance, was founded by SMADE and Obi Asika, two prominent UK-based Nigerian music industry players ... An artist may use a South African amapiano beat, Nigerian Pidgin lyrics and rap in Atlanta trap cadence while doing Ghanaian dance moves all in one song.

The NBA YoungBoy Conundrum

Stereogum 19 May 2023
He did the cover story for Billboard, was interviewed by the hip-hop podcast Rap Radar ... If YoungBoy’s talent is in the erratically polemical topics of his vinegarish raps, then consider him a Sandler character for the way he can burn hot ... They’re more soft spoken, sometimes Nigerian or Ghanaian, and speak in flatter effects.

Sidhu Moosewala's Mera Na Finds New Fans In Kili And Neema Paul

News18 18 Apr 2023
Sidhu Moosewala’s latest track Mera Na features his vocals and Nigerian singer Burna Boy’s rap. .

Kili Paul, sister Neema Paul pay tribute to Sidhu Moosewala by lip-syncing his latest song \u2018Mera Na\u2019

Indian Express 18 Apr 2023
Tanzanian content creators and social media sensations Kili Paul and his sister Neema Paul paid tribute to late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala in one of their latest Instagram Reels ... The song features Moosewala\u2019s vocals and rap by Nigerian singer Burna Boy and is produced by Steel Banglez ... \u201cStill Riding History ... Watch the video below ... .

How two Tanzanian Content Creators Kili Paul and her sister paid tribute to Sidhu Moosewala

The Times of India 18 Apr 2023
Sidhu Moosewala a famous Punjabi singer, who died in May last year ... The sibling duo uploaded their video as one of the Instagram Reels and lip-synced to the song ‘Mera Na’, a song that was released in April this year. The video features Sidhu Moosewala's vocals and rap by the Nigerian singer Burna Boy, which was produced by Steel Banglez ... .

J. Cole's Dreamville Festival is this weekend. Here are the top hits from this year's lineup

Fayetteville Observer 30 Mar 2023
‘He listened.’ How the Fayetteville rap scene produced J ... The Nigerian artist is best known for songs like “Apollo” and “Soweto." ... The Memphis femcee has ushered in a new wave of female rappers with songs like “F.N.F” and “Tomorrow.” She was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 65th Grammy Awards.

The Weeknd Sweeps 2023 Juno Awards

The Hollywood Reporter 14 Mar 2023
Show additional share options. Show additional share options. The Weeknd has cleaned up at the Junos, Canada’s music awards ... Related Stories ... In other prize giving on Monday night, the best rap album prize went to Toronto rapper TOBi, also known as Nigerian-Canadian artist Oluwatobi Feyisara Ajibolade, for Shall I Continue? ... ....

Warner Music’s new local star Kiddo CSA clocks 150K views in two weeks for new ...

Independent online (SA) 21 Feb 2023
New kid on the block Kiddo CSA has started the year off with a bang after the music video for his latest single “Blessed”, featuring Nigerian rap and afrobeats star Blaqbonez, clocked 150K views on YouTube in just 17 days ... Nigerian star Blaqbonez on the other hand is still riding the wave of his mega-hit single “Back In Uni”.

Essential Listening: New music releases in February 2023 (Updated)

Skiddle 21 Feb 2023
Listen to the best new releases of February in our new genre-specific Essential Listening playlists ... Skiddle Staff. Date published ...   ... conversations on interracial and intercultural love, and the ultimate conclusion that Nigerian men are mad. I want to keep alive the art of rapping and bring listeners into an unfamiliar yet familiar sound.” ... .

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Harry and Meghan’s big day: ‘I didn’t notice the Queen at the time. I was focused on playing’

Irish Independent 19 Feb 2023
... Arsenal football team (“I think they will win the title this year”) and his favourite player is midfielder Bukayo Saka, born to Nigerian parents.He also likes rap.“I think Stormzy is great,” he says of the hip-hop star from Croydon.

Things to Do in Miami: Koffee at Afro-Carib Festival, February 25, 2023

Miami New Times 17 Feb 2023
Since releasing her hit single "Toast" in 2018, Koffee has quickly ascended the ranks of contemporary reggae ... With a subsequent debut LP, Gifted, released in March of 2022, Koffee cemented her status as one of reggae's most sought-after artists ... Perry, reggaeton and rap artist Jacob Forever, Nigerian artist Tekno, and Miami rapper Yung Wylin' ... .

South African Rapper AKA Shot Dead in Potential Hit

The Daily Beast 11 Feb 2023
His output was partially influenced by the American rap music he’d first become exposed to at private school in Johannesburg, as well as by Nigerian Afrobeats collaborators and uniquely South African genres like kwaito and amapiano ... .

Chris Koney’s column: The 2023 Grammys and future of Africa’s music industries

B & FT Online 11 Feb 2023
The world belongs to Tems Baby! Draped in a custom Viviane Westwood evening gown, the Nigerian songstress has become the artist to win a Grammy award as she scooped her Best Melodic Rap Performance win alongside American rappers Future and Drake on their hit collaboration ‘Wait For U’.

Tems speaks on Grammy win, working with Future, Drake, others

Joy Online 07 Feb 2023
Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, is basking in her Grammy win ... The RCA Records artiste’s part in Future’s hit single ‘Wait For U’ earned her the Grammy award for ‘Best Melodic Rap performance’ ... .@temsbaby on Winning the #Grammy for Best Melodic Rap Performance & working with @1future & @Drake.

Tems Bags Her First Grammy Award

This Day 06 Feb 2023
Tems who featured alongside Drake on Future’s ‘Wait for You’ took home the award for �Best Rap Melodic Performance. The song was also nominated for the Best Rap Song award. Tems now joins Sade Adu, the Nigerian-British singer as the female artists who have taken ...

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