Afrobeat

DANIELLE KWATENG for TeenVogue.com Forty-eight hours before getting on a Zoom call with Folarin “Falz” Falana, Nigeria had just experienced what is now being called the Lekki Toll Gate massacre. According to Amnesty International, around 6:29 pm, Nigerian Army vehicles left Bonny Camp, a military base, to drive approximately seven minutes to Lekki, a usually busy highway […]

Sauti Sol is one of the biggest music acts on the continent of Africa. Hailing from Nairobi Kenya, they have sold millions of albums and sold out thousands of arenas across the globe. They have just released thier latest LP called “Midnight Train:, and featured a live quarantined concert, livestreamed to the world on August […]

We are so glad to make a special edition of Coffee Conversations with Greg J as we welcome all the way live from Nairobi Kenya – Sauti Sol!! If you listen to our podcast known as AfroPop Radio then you would know that this band is a regularly scheduled offering on our playlists. Today, we […]

We are quite excited to have the most awesome Rocky Dawuni joining us all the way live from Ghana, West Africa. We will be chatting about African music, cultural exchange, arts and culture activism, humanitarianism, Hes got new music and we will talk about that but mostly we are talking music, arts and culture. You […]

This is a special edition of Coffee Conversations as we stop to pay tribute to Tony Allen, the drummer for Fela Kuti and widely known as one of the creators of AfroBeat. You know the drummer is the center of the funk and most funk artists will count Afrobeat as being one of the primary […]

From the BBC: Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had died of a heart attack. AFP said his death was not linked to coronavirus. Allen was the drummer and musical director of […]

 Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny“.[1][2][3] Yemi Eberechi Alade was born in Abia State, Nigeria, to James Alade and Helen Uzoma. Her father is a police commissioner of Yoruba descent while her mother is of Igbo descent, […]

Well, if your like us, we are locked in the house under stringent “Stay at Home” orders by our local and state jurisidiction. The Covid 19 virus has the entire globe shook. And as we struggle to get the spread under control and reduce if not compltely eliminate the virus, we have to stay at […]

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