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  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • program November 24, 2016

    Afrobeats Comes to America

    Afrobeats is the new urban music of Africa. Not to be confused with the funky sound of the ‘70s in Nigeria (Afrobeat), Afrobeats (with an “s”) is 21st century dance pop, with a wide variety of programmed beats, rapping and … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Playlist: Afrobeats Comes to America

    Flavour Everyone know’s Flavour’s 2005 hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo)” but he’s been cooking up a different flavor of a hit lately. Stonebwoy One of the most vocal proponents of dancehall in Ghana, Stonebwoy is making waves globally. Wizkid He changed the … Read more »

  • blog October 27, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest, Houston Edition: Photo Essay

    Houston, Texas has one of the largest populations of Nigerians in the United States, which makes it the perfect city for the second show in the One Africa Music Fest concert brand. The first show kicked off in July at the Barclays Center … Read more »

  • 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 »

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