Radio Africa: Bringing a taste of the motherland to its Brazilian offspring

15th May 2019 BY Bobby

Born in Bahia Outside of Africa, Brazil has the largest black population in the world. Inside of Brazil, Bahia state has the biggest Afro-Brazilian population. So, what better place than Salvador, Bahia, for the birth of the first African FM radio show in Brazil.  Conceived in 2007, Radio Africa is part of the programming of Educadora FM radio station, a…

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Timestamp – A Poem By Lola Oh – A Film By Abu B. Yillah

29th April 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Living in a society where most second and third generation children of immigrant struggle with finding a place to call home, we find our solitude sharing our truths in communities of ‘home’ that we’ve had to create in spaces where a few decades ago we had no voices in. Lola Oh, is a Brit(ish) poet and writer, born to a…

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The Parlotone’s Kahn Morbee talks about his music and inspirations

24th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Kahn? Kahn Morbee is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the South African indie band, The Parlotones. He has also made a name for himself as a songwriter and solo artist. The artist from Johannesburg formed the Parlotones in 1998 along with his bandmates, Paul Hodgson, Glenn Hodgson and Neil Pauw. Both the Parlotones and Kahn have won…

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Watch Young Paris NEW VIDEO Featuring OLAMIDE

22nd April 2019 BY Ivor Moyo

Afrobeats artist Young Paris is back with another head-bopping tune featuring one of Nigeria’s most notable artist Olamide. This music video directed by Sierra Leonean’s Abfad features “Juicy” a cool and seductive track produced by Big H. French-born, New York-bred Congolese singer and the beloved Yoruba rapper explain how this song is about their finesse and lifestyle boasting gold chains and Rolls Royce money,…

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Akon Wants African Actors to be Cast in Coming to America 2

16th April 2019 BY Ivis

Can you believe the fact that it has been over three decades since Coming to America first hit our screens in 1988? An entire 13 years before I was even born. I feel like I’m a little too young to appreciate films like this but these are my favourite, black films from the ’90s, late ’80s and early 2000s will…

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The African Diaspora Awards (TAD) rolls out 2019 Honours

25th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The 2019 edition of The African Diaspora(TAD) Awards took place on Friday 15 March at a dinner gala at The Mayfair Hotel where various individuals and organisations were honoured for their contribution and promotion of Africa. The Awards were brought by CMG International Media Group in association with headline Partner Brand South Africa and Co-Sponsored by WorldRemit. Brand South Africa…

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South African house music producer Josi Chave, kicks off his musical year with “Around You”

21st March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

South African house music producer Josi Chave, kicks off his musical year with “Around You“, a jazzy mix of classic house melodies with clear ringing vocals from SAMA Nominated R&B /Soul Hit Maker MLU. Nathi Ngubeni lends an air of sophistication to the feel-good soulful track with his skills on the saxophone. Josi is a full-time music head; running his label African Noise, working…

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Dear Gogo, A Heartwarming Tribute

10th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

  Dear Gogo, is a tribute to my late grandmother, I hope you enjoy reading and that you can relate to it.   I remember our long phone calls like it was only yesterday. I am still coming to terms with the fact that I will never hear your voice again. Years have passed, but the memories are still as…

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Netflix Announces Second Original South African Series Titled “Blood and Water”

7th March 2019 BY checkoutafrica

After their previous announcement for a show focused on Shona mythology, Netflix seems to be doubling down on their quest to release more Afrocentric show with a new announcement about on an upcoming South African inspired Netflix Original titled “Blood and Water”. Coming after the “Queen Sono” original starring South African actress Pearl Thusi, this new series will follow the…

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