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South African artist, Shimza releases debut EP on his very own imprint, Kunye

17th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Shimza stands as one of South Africa’s most prolific contemporary stars. Following a historic livestream performance from Robben Island in July 2020 to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, Shimza continues his crusade to promote South Africa’s rich musical heritage with the launch of his new Kunye label. Marking the imprint’s inaugural release, the Gauteng-born artist offers his own stunning three-track ‘Calling…

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Singer/Songwriter Vicky Sola Releases a Christmas Single!

14th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

High-spirited, high-energy, and highly-talented are all parts of London-based singer/songwriter Vicky Sola personality that are coming through in her special and unique blend of Soul/R&B, pop, traditional African sounds, and jazz. Here’s a gift from Vicky Sola to you. An infectious afro Christmas song to keep your Christmas spirits high, during the holiday season. Vicky Sola has announced her first Christmas…

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Video: 7 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Uganda

12th November 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

Interesting facts you should know about Uganda. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for our series ‘7 Facts about’ Link to YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/c/checkoutafrica

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France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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DJ Cuppy; Princess of afrobeat’s

11th November 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

I first met Cuppy on channel 4 when she participated in the show Lagos to London and from then I have been obsessed with her, so you can all imagine how excited I was when she released her debut single green light to now in 2020, 4 years later shes realised her DEBUT ALBUM! As one of the original cupcakes,…

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