CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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theproducer_zimbabwe; telling the Zimbabwean Story through Photoshop

18th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

A picture is a poem without words. Horace “A picture is a poem without words”. Horace’s profound words came to life when l took time to digest theproducer_zimbabwe’s artistic work. His work went viral on the Twitter streets several times with thousands of reshares. People were more fascinated about these out-of-the-ordinary artistic pieces. I saw stories. I saw my story.…

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Twitch; The Romantic Gangster

27th August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

What a great time to be alive! Right now we are in the middle of a revolution, African music is slowly taking over and finally receiving the attention it deserves. Even in a pandemic, no one can stop greatness! All eyes are on us but more recently, all eyes are on rising African star, Twitch, as he releases his highly…

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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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The African Citizen Initiative Creating Opportunities For African Students

20th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

In this growing global space African youths across the globe are doing the most, and when opportunities knock WE capitalise. AFRICAN citizen is an organisation that is unlocking doors for young Africans in universities around the world. African Citizen works off the engagement of African university students who are using their collective voices and efforts to create a platform that…

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Azana; The Future

17th August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Let me introduce you to the future of South African music – at only 19 years of age Makhosazana Masango known as Azana is already out here securing the number #1 spot in the country on Apple Music’s Pop Chart, and charted across all genres on Apple Music Top 100 in South Africa, eSwatini and Botswana. How many 19-year-olds can say the same?…

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Nigerian Hip Hop Artist Breis collaborates With NNeka For ‘Wahala’

13th August 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

As he gears up to release his highly anticipated fourth studio EP and most important project to date Arise & Shine later this month, dynamic South London hip hop artist and musician BREIS is proud to release his brand new single and very first offering of 2020 titled ‘WAHALA’. The new single, which follows up from the well-received solo cut…

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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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Blood & Water’s Khosi Ngema

3rd August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Is anyone else still obsessing over blood and water or is it just me? For the first time in a long time, I fell in love with a series on Netflix again! I am so obsessed with SA soaps and telenovelas so it was nice to see a teenage drama series from the country, because if there is anyone that…

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