CheckOutAfrica Highlights: SCALPED is The New Dance Theatre Piece Celebrating Black Women’s Natural Hair

21st June 2019 BY Meli

Addressing and exploring the objectification of black women’s hair through the eyes of western society, SCALPED is the new dance theatre piece that’s educating the masses on the experiences black women face on an everyday basis. After making their debut at Brighton Festival in May, we caught up with the creators of SCALPED, Damilola D.K Fashola and Wofai, ahead of…

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TEEAH UNVEILS NEW SINGLE ‘So Good’

20th May 2019 BY checkoutafrica

East London singer-songwriter, TEEAH releases her New single ‘So Good’. Teeah has linked up with acclaimed producer Cuebur for this sultry Spoken Word, Tribal House jam. ‘ So Good’ is one of Teeah creative expressive styles. Following her previous releases Save Me and Space & Time, ‘ So Good’ is sure to have you in positive thought. Speaking on the inspiration behind the track,…

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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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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 Ngwenya

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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Charity single released in honour of Johnny Clegg, a musician who crossed racial barriers in South Africa

15th April 2019 BY Bobby

Who is Johnny Clegg? Jonny Clegg is a child of Africa, that used his talents to showcase the rich South African culture to the world. His career spans over three decades, and he sold over five million albums worldwide. He has also won a number of international awards that reflect his worldwide acclaim. Known to some as ‘Le Zulu Blanc’…

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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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