The World Mourns the Loss of Eritrean-American Rapper Nipsey Hussle

4th April 2019 BY Meli

Thousands of Africans and Eritreans joined the world on Monday to mourn the passing of the Eritrean American Rapper, Nipsey Hussle, who recently lost his life in a senseless shooting. Born Ermias Asghedom to an Eritrean father and African-American mother, Ermias, who was better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle was shot in front his clothing store, as he was…

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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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AFRONATION; The Festival of Summer 19

21st March 2019 BY Ivis

If you haven’t heard of AFRONATION then where the hell have you been? Forget about Parklife, Wireless, Glastonbury etc. Trust me when I say that this is set to be the best festival of summer 2019!  I mean what more could you want in a festival than the sun, boat parties, pool parties and nothing but good music for 4 whole…

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CheckOutAfrica Selects: 5 Songs You Should Hear This Week

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Featuring the best of the best, the creme de la creme, here is our curated and exclusive list of tracks by African artists you should listen to this week: 1.Zlatan & Burna Boy ‘Killin Dem’ 2.AKA x Yanga Chief “Jika” 3.Nicole Musoni x Kaytranada ‘Die With Me’ 4.Davido x Zlatan ‘Bum Bum’ 5. Yugen Blakrok ‘Picture Box’

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South African Musician Sjava Brings His Mum Out on Stage

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Notable South African artist Sjava moved the crowd at his Joburg show recently when brought his mum onto the stage. Posting the tear-jerking clip of his performance online, the award winning artist belted his hit collaboration with Mlindo The Vocalist “Egoli” with his mum by his side. From being riddled with poverty to winning B.E.T awards and performing in front…

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CheckOutAfrica Selects: 10 Must-Hear Oliver Mtukudzi Songs

3rd February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Having released over 60 albums, there is no childhood or household in Africa, especially in Zimbabwe that didn’t enjoy the timeless sounds of the amazing Oliver Mtukudzi. Having worked with every notable name in music, including the likes of his dear friend Hugh Masekela, Ringo Madlingozi, Joss Stone and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tuku has songs that relate to every stage…

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Iconic Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away.

23rd January 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Oliver Mtukuzi, Zimbabwe’s most celebrated artist has sadly passed on January 23rd. Known all over the world, Mtukudzi also known to his fans as Tuku, is reported to have passed away at the Avenues Clinic in Harare – as first reported by Zimbabwean publication, Newsday. The 66-year-old was loved the world over, not only for his distinct style of music…

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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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CheckoutAfica Presents: Nigeria’s Akin Brown- Oye Mi

10th April 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Akintunde Obaoluwasanjofunmi Brown, known mainly as Akin Brown is an emerging modern folk singer/songwriter. He was Born and raised in the Southwestern part of Nigeria, Lagos. His father’s diverse yet colourful collection of records was his very first inclination to music exposing him to incomparable talents like Herbie Hancock, Lijadu sisters, Van Morrison, ABBA, The Commodores, Bob Marley, King Sunny…

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