10 Sierra Leonean Albums You Should Be Listening to!

19th September 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

I know, I know… you’ve read articles like these millions of time but have you ever read one that is dedicated strictly to Sierra Leonean artists?  Yes? Ok no worries, read it again anyway. In music, like many other art forms, there is strength in numbers when it comes to overall exposure and reach. This means amazing artists in countries…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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Takura’s Conscious Intercession – ‘Mufaro’

11th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Quick Review Surely we can all agree that the world’s recent shape has been draining to say the least, and most hope for many people including music enthusiasts and creatives is seeded in the art and creative content being released and fed on timelines on a daily basis, and as always Takura, the Zimbabwean music maestro, did not fail his…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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A-STAR x MISTA SILVA x FLAVA x KWAMZ – DANCE WITH THE KINGS

27th July 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After 10 Years from releasing their smash hit  “Bo WonSem Ma Me” (clap your hands for me) the highly respected pioneers of Afrobeats music in the United Kingdom have come together again to give us another fantastic massive song titled rightly so (DANCE WITH THE KINGS), the song represents the culture to core coming from the streets to the global world, demonstrating the…

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Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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The Kenyan Music Industry & the Kenyan Matatu Culture

19th June 2020 BY Junior Rebel

One of the most notable things, when you come to Nairobi, is the public transportation. We have a unique transport system, generally referred to as “Matatu Culture”. The matatus are mini-busses but customized to fit a particular design, with a big and loud sound system, party lights, big LED screens (some with small personal screens behind every passenger seat) and…

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KapCity’s Miami Dream as a Zim Son

18th June 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

KapCity, (maybe you know him as Kapital K or Lil Keith) a Zimbabwean artist and MC based in Miami releases his much anticipated luxurious and electrifying visuals for his single M.I.A. MIA is such a catchy song but one would wonder why a Zimbabwean or rather an African would sing about MIAMI going up not Harare, or Lagos, Capetown? well…

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Denim Woods Shines With New Home Alone Visuals

15th April 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

The Zimbabwean hip hop scene has faced a lot of scrutiny for years but of late artists and hip hop heads have been working extra hard and the results have seen an increasing wave of pretty dope visuals, exclusive management and an increase in the quality of music and brands coming out of the country. Denim Woods is a young…

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