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  • blog October 13, 2015

    Yemi Alade: Sweet Video for “Sugar”

    It’s been a very busy year for Nigerian pop singer Yemi Alade. She’s churned out hit after hit from her 2014 debut release King of Queens, and she was recently nominated for “Best African Act” at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, … Read more »

  • interview September 10, 2015

    In Conversation With Lira

    Lira is a young rising star from South Africa. Afropop’s Banning Eyre caught up with her on the eve of her second New York gig, a show at SOB’s last summer, to support her latest album Rise Again (Shanachie). The show proved … Read more »

  • interview July 17, 2015

    DJ Wow’s African CD Shop in Harlem

    Harlem’s Little Senegal is one of the most vibrant African neighborhoods in New York. Several stores in the area sell CDs, but perhaps the most impressive is the Wow International Variety Store. Along with DVDs, fashion and beauty products, the … Read more »

  • blog May 29, 2015

    New Takun J and A Hipco Rundown

    Takun J is a Liberian hipco icon, as well as the country’s Gender Based Violence Reduction Ambassador. He has taken on many of the biggest issues facing Liberia throughout his career, and his two latest tracks are no exception. In … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “We Like It Like That”: A Definitive Boogaloo Documentary

    Mathew Ramirez Warren thought he just going to write a magazine piece about Johnny Colón, but now, five years later, he’s heading to Texas to premiere his feature-length documentary at the South by Southwest music conference. Rather than just covering one … Read more »

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