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African Jazz: George Sibanda (Zimbabwe)

African Jazz: George Sibanda (Zimbabwe)
Back in the 1940s and 50s, George Sibanda was one of the first true music stars of Africa, a troubadour who left his mark on African jazz and songs in the hearts of jazz-lovers across the world. Sibanda was born in ...
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New African Music: Killa Ace, Gambia

New African Music: Killa Ace, Gambia
So, while searching for new African music, we stumbled across Killa Ace from The Gambia. On the surface, we could have overlooked his cap and baggy tee-shirted style as yet another of the cringeworthy wannabe gangsters ...
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New African Music: Tasila, Zambia

New African Music: Tasila, Zambia
Tasila is a Zambian singer/songwriter, hailing from the Zambian version of Pop Idol back in 2002: ‘MNet Idols Zambia’. Her feisty, sexy performances beat nine other contestants and won her a recording contract with ...
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Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri

Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri
Ben Okri is a Nigerian author best known for his inspiring, soul-musical of a book, ” The Famished Road”.  This weekend, Ben will be talking with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey in front of an ...
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Olamide: Who is He?

Olamide: Who is He?
Nigerian hip hop artist Olamide is well-known for rapping in his native tongue, Yoruba and his string of successful hits including Eni Duro, Apa ti jabo and Omo toh shan (featuring Wizkid).  Olamide was born Olamide ...
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Tunisia: Find John and Janet Stocker

Tunisia: Find John and Janet Stocker
Tunisia tragedy: Eight Britons are confirmed to have died in yesterday’s terror attacks, although the number is, devastatingly, expected to significantly rise. Desperate relatives have used the media today to ...
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African Artists: Kudzanai Chiurai (ZA)

African Artists: Kudzanai Chiurai (ZA)
Kudzanai Chiurai is a fearless artist using his talent to speak up for the politically muted, for his country and people. One of the ‘Born Free’ generation of Zimbabwean artists, Kudzanai was exiled from ...
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African Artists: Tracey Rose (SA)

African Artists: Tracey Rose (SA)
Tracey Rose is one of the contemporary artists of note on the African art scene which is characterised by a wide variety of multi-talented artists who use their art to not only interpret and portray modern Africa and ...
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Brilliant African Women: Graca Machel

Despite being the only woman in history to have been first lady of two separate republics, serving as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999, Graça Machel ...
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