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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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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Senegalese Female Basketball Player Shares Her Hoop Dreams of Going Global

21st February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

With the NBA recently announcing its plans to create a Basketball League on the continent, marking a major win for African basketball players and fans, 21-year-old Khady Camara is also sharing her own plans of taking her talents global. Nicknamed Néné, Khady is part of Dakar’s National Superior Institute of Popular Education and Sports Basketball team, a team made of women…

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The Next Animated Netflix Original Will be Inspired by Zimbabwean Culture & Mythology

16th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

The next story to come out as a Netflix original will be animated musical based on African culture after the streaming giant won a four-way bidding battle for the film. Titled “Tunga” and written by Zimbabwean born screenwriter, Godwin Jabangwe, the family-friendly musical draws inspiration from Shona mythology and culture, highlighting the life of a young girl named Tunga, who, after…

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CheckOutAfricaSelects: 5 Must Hear Albums By African Artists

3rd January 2019 BY Meli

In a year which saw a plethora of album releases, it’s safe to say African artists held their own and were at the forefront of the culture. Whether it was Wizkid setting the world alight with Afrobeat bops which played from Nigeria all the way to the Dolce & Gabbana runway, or Cassper Nyovest selling out the dome in South African and performing…

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