Latest News for: Africa dancehall


Rolling Stone’s Top Longreads of 2020

Rollingstone 29 Dec 2020
And there are always interviews, investigative features, and provocative storytelling that deserves to be revisited ... Sean McCabe for Rolling Stone. POLITICS ... How Bobi Wine Went from Dancehall Grooves to Revolutionary Politics ... One of Africa’s biggest music stars hopes his country’s young, impoverished masses can make him their next leader.

Caribbean music professionals urged to collaborate

Metro USA 02 Dec 2020
“By the end of the 20-day period, a strong cadre of new songs were released,” she said ... “That opened me to a whole new market and Africa is a huge market for reggae and dancehall,” she said ... As result of the program, CEDA said some 23 tracks are being produced to be showcased virtually to buyers and sellers in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. .

Niniola drops new album 'Colours and Sounds'

Independent online (SA) 13 Oct 2020
Incorporating influences from South Africa’s hypnotic amapiano sound to Jamaican dancehall and elements of vintage afrobeats, the album is unique in its undertaking ... British Afrowave boss Afro B appears on “My Body,” while South Africa’s Busiswa brings gqom flavour to the hypnotic “Oh Sharp.” ... So I am basically a girl of many Colours and Sounds.” .

5 artistes who have recently released projects that are deserving of attention

Business Day Online 26 Sep 2020
Birdie is the love-child of OBT’s relationship with Africa. The twelve-track debut album plays like a collection of experiences garnered through OBT’s travels through Africa. On Birdie, OBT infuses several African sounds with a dancehall vibe that he had previously established himself for.

Stonebwoy Spits Hot Fire On His "Blaze Dem" Freestyle

Vibe Magazine 17 Sep 2020
Hardcore dancehall from West Africa. Stonebwoy had nothing much to prove when he and his entourage—known as the BHIM Nation—rolled up on a fleet of motorbikes this past weekend to a highly anticipated battle with fellow artist, Shatta Wale, his biggest rival for the title of Africa's Dancehall King.

Ozuna and Afro B Teaming Up For Latin Version of Afrowave Hit 'Drogba (Joanna)'

Billboard 21 Jul 2020
article-overlay-handle js-fitvids-content">. Ozuna has teamed up with Afrobeat sensation Afro B for a bilingual Latin version of Afro B’s hit “Drogba (Joanna).” ... Last year, “Drogba” peaked at No ... “Afrowave is a combination of the sound coming out of the Africa mixed with dancehall,” says Afro B, who is London-raised of Ivorian heritage ... .

'For black lives to matter, Africa mus' matter'

Jamaica Observer 08 Jul 2020
“For black lives to matter, Africa mus' matter,” so said Burna Boy, Nigerian Afrobeat (aka dancehall) singer at the 2020 BET Awards last month. Burna Boy's apt comment establishes the key link in the relationship between Africa and its Diaspora ... The predation of Africa's resources has continued.

Nigerian Reggae Star Majek Fashek Dies at 57

Billboard 03 Jun 2020
He furthered that image with the dancehall-spiked anti-apartheid song "Free Africa, Free Mandela," from his 1989 album I&I Experience ... anthem that opened with the exhortation, "Arise from your sleep Africa/ Arise from your sleep America/ There's work to be done Africa.".

A&R In Africa: The Next Wave Of Superstars

Billboard 01 Jun 2020
Sony Music Entertainment, having snagged Nigerian heavy-hitters Davido and Wizkid years ago, is now focusing on emerging acts like Kenyan dancehall artist Redsan, who SME Africa managing director Sean Watson says is providing “a fountain of information” to help the label discover future signings.


Peace FM Online 08 Apr 2020
Africa’s Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., has thrown down the gauntlet, declaring his support for President Akufo-Addo to be given another four years to rule Ghana. The Dancehall artiste who goes by the stage name Shatta Wale stated in an interview ...

Uganda’s ‘Ghetto President’: How Bobi Wine Went from Dancehall Grooves to Revolutionary Politics

Rollingstone 01 Apr 2020
He was already a major star in Uganda, and the car, he says, was the first Escalade sold in all of East Africa. Wine’s music is a sunny blend of Jamaican dancehall and a local Afrobeat style called kidandali, but his persona back then was pure hip-hop ... ....

Shatta Wale to Prove Himself a Man of Action Once Again!

Modern Ghana 25 Mar 2020
ldquo;Africa rsquo;s Dancehall King rdquo; Shatta Wale rsquo;s unprecedented SMFaithConcert ...

Opinion: “ Stonebwoy–The Music Personality With An Enviable Proficiency” 

Modern Ghana 10 Mar 2020
In present-day Ghana and Africa, you can rsquo;t make a list of top five best Dancehall music ...