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BBC lists 5 African music stars to look out for in 2020

Musicians such as Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy are now established mainstream stars around the world, and global interest in African music has never been higher.In 2019, Beyoncé hand-picked some of Africa's biggest stars to appear on her Lion...

Rapper Cardi B arrives Lagos, Nigeria for music festival

Popular American rapper Cardi B has arrived Lagos, Nigeria ahead of a planned weekend music festival.The rapper, who announced her arrival via Instagram, stated how excited she was to be visiting an African country for the first time.She shared...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa next weekend.Looking forward to receiving and being entertained by my brother @burnaboy here at his...

Oscar disqualify Nigeria’s Lionheart for having ‘too much English’ dialogue

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar's Best International Feature Film category.The Academy dropped the Nigerian comedy "for having too much dialogue in English", which violates its rule...

Zimbabwean comedian Gringo nearly died of appendicitis

Zimbabwe's most famous comedian, Lazarus Boora nearly died of appendicitis had it not been for the solidarity of his countrymen who rallied around him and financed his surgery.After a successful surgery last week to remove the appendix, Lazarus Boora...

Update: Davido got me pregnant! The lady now say its a prank (Video inclusive)

A young lady has set social media buzzing with a claim that Nigerian music star, David Adeleke aka Davido whose fiance recently gave birth to a baby boy, impregnated her.According to her claim, she said that she had gone...

Ugandan siblings win 1st edition of East Africa’s Got Talent

Two Ugandan siblings Esther and Ezekiel Mutesasira were over the weekend crowned winners of the first edition of East Africa's Got Talent show, a contest that drew participation from four countries, according to BBC Africa. The siblings won a cash...

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...

Rastafarianism is a religion! Kenyan judge rules

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the...

Emir of Kano’s musician Naziru Ahmed charged for setting up studio at home

A popular Nigerian musician has been charged with illegally releasing songs and setting up a studio in his house. Naziru Ahmad was arrested by police at his home in Kano city on Wednesday evening. He appeared in court on Thursday and...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...