#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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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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South African artist, Shimza releases debut EP on his very own imprint, Kunye

17th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

Shimza stands as one of South Africa’s most prolific contemporary stars. Following a historic livestream performance from Robben Island in July 2020 to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, Shimza continues his crusade to promote South Africa’s rich musical heritage with the launch of his new Kunye label. Marking the imprint’s inaugural release, the Gauteng-born artist offers his own stunning three-track ‘Calling…

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Singer/Songwriter Vicky Sola Releases a Christmas Single!

14th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

High-spirited, high-energy, and highly-talented are all parts of London-based singer/songwriter Vicky Sola personality that are coming through in her special and unique blend of Soul/R&B, pop, traditional African sounds, and jazz. Here’s a gift from Vicky Sola to you. An infectious afro Christmas song to keep your Christmas spirits high, during the holiday season. Vicky Sola has announced her first Christmas…

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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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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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Manu Grace; the multi- insturmentalist

10th September 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

South African songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Manu Grace is one of the most striking acts to emerge from the South African alternative music scene. Her sound can be described as ‘Sensitive Pop’ — unguarded and groovy; appealing to both heart and feet alike. Raised in a creative family, Manu grew up with plenty of room for her imagination to thrive.…

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Twitch; The Romantic Gangster

27th August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

What a great time to be alive! Right now we are in the middle of a revolution, African music is slowly taking over and finally receiving the attention it deserves. Even in a pandemic, no one can stop greatness! All eyes are on us but more recently, all eyes are on rising African star, Twitch, as he releases his highly…

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