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…



28th February 2018 BY Ivor Moyo

Afrotrap UK have given Shirazee’s ‘Iguana’ a serious reworking as they launch the remix exclusively via Link Up TV. Integrating the heart and soul of Afrobeats with the contemporary sound of trap, Afrotrap UK opens the floodgates for the dance moves as this spicy number kicks in. Featuring UK homegrown act Icey Stanley who collaborates with French-born artist Mr Oulala…


The Kenyan Music Industry & the Kenyan Matatu Culture

19th December 2017 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…


Five Minutes with Digital Sangoma

30th October 2017 BY Matimu Rikhotso

Mandisi Mafu is cultivating a growing following in the Cape Town and South African music scene as of late. Going by the stage name of Digital Sangoma, his smooth ethereal sounds and traditionally rhythmic melodies are almost unmissable. Having recently made appearances on some of South Africa’s most popular daytime shows (Expresso and Hectic99), Digital Sangoma is knocking on all…


Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions

12th October 2017 BY Bosa Sebele

“Blessings pour as Tuku brings down the house” Source: Botswana Craft Facebook page Friday 6th October wasn’t just any other ordinary evening; many flocked to Botswana Craft to watch a groundbreaking performance by Legendary Zimbabwean Jazz Legend Oliver Mtukudzi “Tuku” alongside Botswana’s King of Kwasa, Franco. Although the rain poured down, that didn’t stop us, after all, rain is seen…


From Lagos to London, Mr Eazi shuts down RoundHouse

25th September 2017 BY Meli

“From Lagos to London by way of Accra Mr Eazi shutdown RoundHouse in Camden for his Life is Eazi Culture Festival” Debuting his Culture Festival in the city that first embraced him, the Life is Eazi Culture was certainly an event to remember. Held at the famous RoundHouse theatre in Camden, London- the concert was packed with Afrobeat enthusiasts waiting…


Life is Eazi Culture Festival at RoundHouse, Camden

7th September 2017 BY Meli

“Life is Eazi Culture Festival, Roundhouse, Camden, 23 Sept 2017 “ Mr Eazi has gained the reputation for being the hottest Afrobeats artist on the planet. He has just been nominated for the African Pride Awards in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category, and the 60 million + views on YouTube, for records including ‘Dance For Me’, ‘Leg Over’, ‘Dance For…


MR EAZI, An Exclusive 5 Minute Interview with the Superstar

3rd September 2017 BY Meli

You have probably heard of him by now, and if not; you have certainly heard his music. MR EAZI is the uprising international superstar out of Nigeria by way of Ghana. Rising to stardom on the back of his hit singles ‘Skintight’, ‘Hollup’ and ‘Legover’; recently, the Afrobeat singer was featured as Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ artist of the month,…


Riky Rick, 5 Minutes with the South African Rapper

18th August 2017 BY Meli

South African Rapper, Rikhado Makhado better know by his stage name Riky Rick graced CheckoutAfrica with an Instagram takeover. Here’s what we learnt from the “Sidlukotini” rapper. Q: For those who may not know. Who is Riky Rick? A: Basically, I’m a rapper, musician, producer from Johannesburg, CottonEater Worldwide. Dipping and dabbing in everything. One elbow on the left, one elbow…