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British-Nigerian rapper Dave Omoregie wins UK mercury prize

A 21-year old British-Nigerian rapper and school dropout, David Orobosa Omoregie, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his first album Psychodrama. Psychodrama was released in March, it entered the UK charts at number one and have sold 129,354, copies...

Ivorian Police arrest 12 in DJ Arafat tomb desecration probe

Ivorian police have arrested 12 people as part of probe into the desecration of DJ Arafat's tomb after fans opened the music star's coffin to take photos of him hours after his burial, officials said Monday. The incident took place...

Things you may not know about Music star Seal

Do you know that there is a Nigerian side to Seal? His full name; Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, son of a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji and Brazilian father, Francis SamuelThe British singer...

Ghanaian musician dies in auto crash

Three people, including budding Ghanaian musician with the stage name Ebony Reigns died early Friday in a car collision in Ghana, police have confirmed. Police said the crash happened near Sunyani, 400 km north of the capital Accra, where the...

Fight against music piracy boosted in East Africa with unified laws

East African Community (EAC) member states are set to harmonize their laws to boost cooperation in the fight against music piracy, an official said on Monday. Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua told a media briefing in...

Rihanna is giving bikes to girls in Malawi

According to a report on BBC Newsbeat Rihanna is giving bikes to girls in Malawi to help them get an education. It's part of a new partnership between the singer's Clara Lionel Foundation and Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo. The campaign called...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...