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  • blog October 25, 2016

    Meet MTV Base MAMA 2016 Awards Winners

    The 2016 MTV Base MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) were held last weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa. Voting via social media, fans chose winners from among the most popular artists across the continent. It should come as no surprise that Nigerian artists … Read more »

  • blog September 9, 2015

    Fally Ipupa and Serge Beynaud: Late Night Labor Day Delight

    “Do you know what time it is?” shouted the sharply dressed MC in French. “It’s 7 p.m.! It will be 7:30 soon and the show will start!” The crowd erupted with laughter and jeers. It was midnight on Sept. 7, … Read more »

  • blog April 9, 2014

    The 2014 Afropop (Un)official World Cup Album

    If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2013

    Coupé Decalé is back! Thank Serge Beynaud!

    Several years ago, Coupé-decalé was the hottest sound out of Ivory Coast, and the style swept West Africa…but like we mentioned? That was several years ago. We featured coupé decalé in our 2008 show “The Hip Hop Generation in Africa: … Read more »

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