#UbuOnTour – African Music Documentary Series

21st December 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

Landing on your screens from Monday 21st December, catch the stars of YouTube channel The Ubunifu Space in a documentary series capturing the synergy between UK and African music. The Ubunifu Space celebrates the sounds from African artists both in the continent and its diaspora. The concept is simple – a group of friends watch and react to videos by artists…

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Streaming Service Netflix Puts It’s First African (Strive Masiyiwa) On Its Board of Directors

20th December 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, who founded telecom giant Econet Global, has joined the board of directors at Netflix. “We are delighted to welcome Strive to the Netflix board,” Netflix co-founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings said in a press release. “His entrepreneurship and vision in building businesses across Africa and beyond will bring valuable insights and experience to our board as we work to improve…

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Tendaiishe Chitima, Netflix’s Zimbabwean Queen

17th December 2020 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

In February 2020 I reconnected with Tendai as we were finally in the same city after many years. When we met, she told me she was ambitiously pursuing her acting career which I had no doubt about. Skip to a few months later, and I was scrolling through Netflix to find something interesting to watch and came across the Cook-Off…

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Adrian Dzvuke: The Zimbabwean Voice Rocking Australian Airwaves and Festivals

16th December 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

There is already quite a buzz around Zimbabwean born singer and songwriter, Adrian Dzvuke. He is an award winning RnB and afro-fusion artist killing it Australia. His start story is close to unbelievable of how him and his friends believed so much in their abilities that they saved up to start a band and the journey has been amazing ever…

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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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10 Sierra Leonean Albums You Should Be Listening to!

19th September 2020 BY Abu B. Yillah

I know, I know… you’ve read articles like these millions of time but have you ever read one that is dedicated strictly to Sierra Leonean artists?  Yes? Ok no worries, read it again anyway. In music, like many other art forms, there is strength in numbers when it comes to overall exposure and reach. This means amazing artists in countries…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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Takura’s Conscious Intercession – ‘Mufaro’

11th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Quick Review Surely we can all agree that the world’s recent shape has been draining to say the least, and most hope for many people including music enthusiasts and creatives is seeded in the art and creative content being released and fed on timelines on a daily basis, and as always Takura, the Zimbabwean music maestro, did not fail his…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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