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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The African Citizen Initiative Creating Opportunities For African Students

20th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

In this growing global space African youths across the globe are doing the most, and when opportunities knock WE capitalise. AFRICAN citizen is an organisation that is unlocking doors for young Africans in universities around the world. African Citizen works off the engagement of African university students who are using their collective voices and efforts to create a platform that…

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The UK Launches It’s First Official Afrobeats Chart

28th July 2020 BY Zinitha

Adesope Olajide is a dynamic broadcaster and entertainment personality with a world of experience hosting sports and entertainment television/radio programmes, live events and panels. With over 15 years of media experience, Adesope has been at the forefront of promoting African popular culture (Music, Dance, Film & Fashion) in the UK – This includes lead anchor roles on TV and radio…

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Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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The Kenyan Music Industry & the Kenyan Matatu Culture

19th June 2020 BY Junior Rebel

One of the most notable things, when you come to Nairobi, is the public transportation. We have a unique transport system, generally referred to as “Matatu Culture”. The matatus are mini-busses but customized to fit a particular design, with a big and loud sound system, party lights, big LED screens (some with small personal screens behind every passenger seat) and…

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Paul Kagame Elected As Chairperson To Lead African Agenda 2063

17th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

The African Union has elected President Paul Kagame as the new chairperson of one of it’s new agencies which will drive the continent towards its 2063 Agenda. The Africa Agenda 2063 has seven aspirations and they are as follows: A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development; politically integrated continent on ideals of Pan-Africanism and Africa renaissance; governance,…

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‘CHIDO’ by Munashe, An African Folktale About Love

14th February 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Love is one roller coaster filled with ups and downs, joy and sadness and a lot of other dynamics which we can not dwell on because there is no formula with and when it comes to this verb. In ‘CHIDO‘, Munashe orates his own experience with Love in one masterpiece of a song, as he flexed his rap muscles in…

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Ambious Records presents “AXIOM Vol. 2”

11th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

LISTEN: AXIOM, Vol. 2 Following a powerful year of releases in 2019 and consistently showcasing the best in South African and international talent, Ambious Records is kicking off 2020 with their most diverse offering to date. Axiom Vol. 2 is Ambious’ second full-length compilation featuring label regulars and welcoming some fresh talent to the family. Featuring music by beatsbyhand, HOUSPLNT,…

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ÌTÁN – Narratives Of The Black Body

8th February 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Leandro Cunha is a photographer and lives in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The artist researches the relationships between image, body, memory and ancestry. The photography he develops is understood as a critical tool in the way the systematic deaths of black Brazilian youth operate and in the fight against religious racism. ÌTÁN – narratives of the black…

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