Now Listening : Ibeyi

Ibeyi is a French/Cuban musical duo consisting of twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. In 2013 they signed to the record label, XL Recordings. He sings in English and the language of Yoruba, a West African language that travelled to…

Music : Alsarah and The Nubatones

Alsarah is a sudanese singer/songwriter with a powerful voice and eclectic mix of north and east African tunes with Arabic influence. Sudanese born Alsarah was recently pegged by the Guardian newspaper as ‘The New Star of Nubian Pop‘ and has…

“Live From Mogadishu” Somalia

This is a documentary film LIVE FROM MOGADISHU,  A SOMALI HIPHOP’S JOURNEY TO HELP END THE WAR Somali rapper Shiine Akhyaar, singer Falis Abdi, and their hiphop group “Waayaha Cusub” lead a movement to persuade youth around the Somali world to turn…

Now Listening : Temi DollFace

Temi DollFace is a Nigerian electro-pop-soul singer, who grew up in England. Her music is described as “a brand of music that is jazzy, energetic and theatrical. Her music compliments her fashion style which can be described as playful mix…

Now Listening : Wura Samba Music Lagos

Wura Samba is a seven member band based in Lagos, Nigeria and led by Abiodun Abraham Oke. They use traditional percussion instruments in a modernized way. Abiodun Abraham Oke, a versatile, talented and experienced drummer and percussionist, plays his instruments with…

A Film About “William Onyeabor” The Nigerian Electronic Musician

The Nigerian musician William Onyeabor aka the “fantastic man” is a man shrouded in mystery and myth. William is a funk musician from Nigeria born in 1945 or 1946. His songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesised, occasionally epic in…

Now Listening : Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) also known as Fela Anikulapo or simply Fela was a Nigerian multi instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the afrobeat music genre and human rights activist.…