Africa: I used to work as conductor, sell scraps – Baba Fryo

I used to work as conductor, sell scraps – Baba Fryo Ghetto singer and Dem go dey pose exponent, Friday Igweh, popularly known as Baba Fryo, has lived all his life in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos. In this interview, the Delta State-born musician recalls how he used to pick scraps in the refuse bins to sell, and his life […]

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Africa: Across Fela’s Domains

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Nineteen years after his death, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s light is not showing any sign of dimming. Joe Agbro Jr. writes on the places he lived and played WERE he to be alive, Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 78 years old today. But, even since his death in August 1997, the Afrobeats legend still continue to rouse minds. And the […]

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African Entertainment: Wizkid and Davido leads African Music breakthrough in America

Whether it’s through hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 radio or Internet memes, Drake is a ubiquitous presence on our cultural landscape. Yet for all of his inescapable hits in the past few years (“Hotline Bling,” “Started From the Bottom,” guesting on Rihanna’s “Work,” to name a few), it was only in May that Drake finally topped the Billboard charts, with the […]

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Tourism: African Americans gets a taste of Africa with Henderson Tours

By MICHAEL H. COTTMAN Gaynelle Henderson is the second-generation owner of Henderson Tours, a trailblazer among African-Americans in the travel industry. Her late parents, Jacob and Freddye Henderson, were visionaries who founded the agency in Atlanta in 1955. Rosa Parks was arrested that year for refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Freddye Henderson […]

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Lagos is the most Authentic Party City in The World say Playboy Mag

But Lagos, for all its money, glamour and status as the world capital of Afropop, seems immune to all that. Thanks to its crime-riddled reputation, it has become the dark frontier of the global party circuit, a place of cognac-washed clubs, B-boy block parties and Afrobeat root systems. There are no carbon-copy full-moon raves or overly organized pop festivals featuring […]

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I’m Worth a Billion Naira: I Made Millions Performing on Stage – Oriste Femi, Nigeria Musician

Smashing sexy and street-wise; ravishing and riveting; with a sprawling tattoo just below his neckline and a pair of sunglasses veiling his eyeballs, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter and performer poses for the camera. From a street ‘star’ to a superstar and a self-proclaimed billionaire, he rules the airwaves of Nigerian music in his own unique style. Frenetic and fun-driven, he controls […]

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