The continent of Africa's top and Ghana's consistent rap artist; Sarkodie has released six (+ one previously released) music videos to his chart-streaming full-length album called "Highest".

Prepare your ears for incredible Akan Twi, Pidgin English and English lyrical cadences and wordplay. Prepare your eyes for the visuals capturing scenic areas of the African, Norh American and European continents.

Also, all 19 tracks streaming on SPOTIFY

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1. Overdose (Feat. Jesse Jagz) - (Produced by NOVA) - Directed by David Nicol-Sey

2. Come To Me (Feat. Bobii Lewis) - (Produced by Jayso) - Directed by David Nicol-Sey

3. We No Dey Fear (Feat. Jayso) - (Produced by Jayso) - Directed by Alexxa A.

4. Ur Waist ft. Flavour (Produced by Masterkraft) - Directed by Alexx A.

5. Baby Mama ft. Joey B (Prod. by Ced Solo) - Directed by David Nicol-Sey

6. Glory ft. Yung L (Prod. by Jayso) - Directed by IKŌNE AGENCY

7. Pain Killer Ft. Runtown (Produced by TSpize) - Directed by Gyo Gyimah

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Are you going to be in the United States of America during the last week of October 2017? Will you fly or drive to Dallas, Texas? Get ready!

4th Annual AFRIMMA: African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival on October 8 at 5 p.m.

Are You Ready for The Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora? AFRIMMA!!!  The 4th Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music  Festival ( AFRIMMA 2017 Awards & Music Festival )  at The Prestigious 'House of Blues' Dallas.  Visit www.Afrimma.com to get your tickets now to avoid last minute scramble.  

Artist Experience - $299  VIP - $100  Regular-$40  Limited Front Row VIP Booths Are Also Available, Reserve Yours Now 📱4693353458.  Sidenote: Is your red carpet outfit ready for October 8th,2017? 😜  It promises to be the Biggest and Best Ever Afrimma Experience so far . #crossingboundarieswithmusic #afrimma #afrimma2017 #africa #dallas #africanmusic #issafestival #fortheculture  #bigaent #afrimma2k17

*** SPECIAL DEAL *** GROUPON

The Deal

  • One G-Pass to the AFRIMMA award show and music festival, starting from $25
  • General-admission standing
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Afrimma 2017 Awards & Music Festival Full weekend of Activities Line Up  - Dallas, Texas - USA

Afrimma Music Panel - Friday 6th, October 2017.

Afrimma Fashion Show - Friday 6th, October 2017.

Afrimma Kick -off Party - Friday 6th, October 2017. 

Afrimma Day Party/Pool Party - Saturday 7th, October 2017.

Afrimma PreParty with Compozers Band - Saturday 7th , October 2017. 

Afrimma Awards Main Show - Sunday 8th of October , 2017 

Afrimma Official After Party - Sunday 8th of October , 2017 . 

Get Ready for an exciting , packed and loaded Afrimma Weekend
Get your tickets now at www.Afrimma.com
#crossingboundarieswithmusic #afrimma #afrimma2017 #africa #dallas #africanmusic #issafestival #fortheculture  #bigaent #afrimma2k17

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The original returns to the New York lounge performance scene.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

S.O.B.s 204 Varick Street New York NY 10014 USA

19:00 hours

$50.00 - $55.00 USD

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Salif Keita's career as a musician will always be colored by the fact that he is a member of the Royal Family of Mali. In 1970 he was invited to play in Rail Band, an orchestra supported in part by public money that played in the restaurant of the railway hotel in Bamako. In Rail Band he came into contact with Kante Manfila who had many of the same ideas as Keita concerning the blending of disparate styles. After three years Keita and Manfila moved on to the (then) second most prolific group in Mali, Les Ambassadeurs, that had a more modern repertoire. The group's popularity soared and in 1978 Salif Keita was created "Minister for Music and Culture" by the president of neighboring Guinea. In gratitude, Salif Keita composed the song ‘Mandjou’, which was an enormous success. Keita and Manfila continued to develop their fusion music and create hypnotic sounds, one after the other, but in the 1980s Keita dissolved Les Ambassadeurs and set out on his solo career. Since then his meaningful influence has cropped up in many areas - from western pop and rock to Pink Floyd, among others

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The African continent's most famous Afro-pop/Afrobeat music star (by way of Nigeria) ***Yemi Alade *** is gracing the New York metro area this Saturday, 5th August. 

I really want all of you within my African entertainment network to attend. Although, I cannot provide complimentary tickets for each and every one of you (that wouldn't be fair and probably ... bad business.) But I do have a fantastic offer in a realistic form of a discount. The GROUPON campaign is over, however ... 

Digiwaxx + others and my Mixerpot have partnered to provide an opportunity for an exclusive discount on tickets to attend the Saturday evening, Times Square area (Manhattan) showcase.

Limited tickets available! 

Come see the incomparable #YemiAlade at @PlayStationTheater on Saturday Aug/5/2017.  Doors open at 7PM.

Use this link https://www.axs.com/events/339351/yemi-alade-the-ovasabi-band-tickets/promopage/9628 and enter code YAXRB at check out!

Watch ALL of her music videos here!

We go jam!

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Ghanaian contemporary soul / alternative singer Efya is in New York for a two hour showcase with a live band!

 

Afrobeat Nights NYC makes its official return April 26th with DJ Tunez featuring Efya at SOB's. It is the quintessential event to indulge in rich, vibrant culture through music. This event will provide an intimate vibe with eclectic music provided by a live band. Join us as we unwind with the latest afrobeat sounds.


When? Wednesday 26 April, 2017Doors open at 7:30PM (Come after work! 😃)
Location: S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

204 Varick Street

New York, NY 10014

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Please buy tickets in advance; $20.00 (Same price at the venue door)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrobeat-nights-with-dj-tunez-featuring-efya-live-band-tickets-33134154147

Follow Efya on


Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/efya_nokturnal/?

Twitter - https://twitter.com/EFYA_Nokturnal?

Facebook Page -Efya

Snapchat - Efya_Nokturnal


Watch: https://youtu.be/vk_4yxkgjAI - "Skin Tight"

 

 

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Plenty of Ghanaian celebrity appearances in the video called "After Party" by veteran Ghanaian rap supergroup called VVIP. Stonebwoy opens it up and then Reggie Rockstone, Zeal and Prodigal handle the rest. Track produced by DJ Breezy of Accra and video directed by Pascal Aka. Filmed at Accra's latest five-star hotel called Kempinski. Great dapper attire by all in the video. Shout out to Hammamat at the end of the video!

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The grand event took place in Downtiwn Dallas, Texas USA. 

  

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WINNERS LIST FULL AFRIMMA 2016:

Best Male West Africa – Olamide (Nigeria)

Best Female West Africa – Efya (Ghana)

Best Male North Africa – Amr Diab (Egypt)

Best Female North Africa – Ibtissam (Morocco)

Best African DJ USA – Dj Dee Money (USA)

Best Male Central Africa – C4 Pedro (Angola)

AFRIMMA Video of the year – "Brother Brother" by Bisa Kdei /Directed by Prince Dovlo (Ghana)

Best Female Central Africa – Daphne (Cameroon)

Music Producer of the year – Masterkraft (Nigeria)

Best male South Africa – AKA South Africa)

Best African Dancer – Winner Brenda Derry (Cameroon) iliwaniwa this award and also the Diamond Dancer Tanzanian Platnumz called Mose Iyobo.

Best Female Southern Africa – Chikune (Zambia)

Best Rap Act – Phyno (Nigeria)

Best African Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best collaboration – Reggae Blues (Harrysong, Kcee) (Nigeria).

Crossing boundaries with Music – Wizkid (Nigeria).

Song of the year – Tekno - "Duro" (Nigeria)

Best Gospel Act – Willy Paul (Kenya)

Best Male East Africa. – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Artist of the year – Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Newcomer – Harmonize (Tanzania)

Best Dancehall Act – Shatta Wale (Ghana)

Best Video Director – Patrick Elis (Nigeria)

Carribean Artist of the year – Machel Montano. (Trinidad & Tobago)

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Ghanaian Hip-Hop artist M.anifest has released an afro-futuristic music video for his song "W'ani Aba" (loosely translated phrase which means "you are jealous or envious"), which features in-form Highlife crooner Bisa Kdei. The video directed by frequent M.anifest collaborator, Garth Von Glehn, fuses compelling scenery of Jamestown and Madina neighborhoods of Accra with transcendent otherworldly locations to create a fine piece of art.

M.anifest assumes the role of a flamboyant and eclectic inventor whose unique eyewear he offers to people he encounters enables them to experience visions of a distant World. Bisa Kdei is featured as a larger than life figure who exists in the cosmos with folks only seeing him when they wear the specially invented sunglasses. The director, Garth Von Glehn does an incredible job of merging the two worlds seamlessly. The track was produced by Kwame Yeboah of the Mixstation Studio.

Serge Attukwei Clottey, a fast rising contemporary Ghanaian artist and creator of 'afrogallonism', created the ten pieces of striking eyewear worn by different characters in the W'ani Aba video.

The video is a strong statement of intent in M.anifest’s quest to push creative boundaries and is the latest exhibit of his originality, further cementing his position as one of the foremost contemporary artists on the African music scene.

Get W'ani Aba here: http://bit.ly/waniaba © Singitdamnit Music Directed by @SolomonDirector (Flourish and Multiply) Afrofuturistic Sunglasses by Serge Attukwei Clottey Producers: Fui Tsikata (TTD Media) Mantse Aryee Quaye & (Accra.dot.alt) Assistant Director: Maya Wegerif Assistant Producer: Mawuli Tettey (Solution7) Stylist: Mawuli Fodoglo Photography: Bob Pixel Song produced by Kwame Yeboah Shot on location in Jamestown and Madina.
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Good afternoon curators of modern African culture,

As an agent for Temi Dollface, Here's a message I want to share from her.

After 2 months of hard graft, My New Video for “School Your Face” has arrived. Yippee! And I couldn't have done it without you being in my corner. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love, support and cheerleading.

I not only styled this one, I produced and creative directed it, and it was SHOT and EDITED in its entirety here in Lagos. At our home and on our office/Studio grounds, might I add. So I’m particularly proud of it. Again, this is an independent effort, which means I need all the help I can get to spread the word as far and wide as possible. So would you be darlings and Oblige me again by posting the attached Artwork & or Video on your social media timelines to create some awareness telling your followers to click on my Instagram bio for video link, and sending the press release (below) to as many of your friends and contacts as you can. I would be so so thankful.
Many Thanks in advance!

Lots of Love, Awe-Daciousness & Drama Soul,

 

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HERE is the video to watch + share: 

Temi Dollface - "School Your Face" 

 

Temi DollFace Unveils “School Your Face” Music Video in celebration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and in special tribute to her Grandmother!!!

A humourous tale about the ancient battle between head and heart, sees Temi playing dual roles; both as the ECCENTRIC NO-NONSENSE SERGEANT Temi and a YOUNG LOVE-SMITTEN Temi, representative of a Hard/Soft duality that we women strive to attain. Temi’s Grandmother, who’s nickname is coincidentally “Sergeant Major”, is the perfect embodiment of such a woman. A Steel Magnolia!

__“In her day she was a trail blazer for female empowerment and mentorship so who better to play the role she has always played, in my life and art. Plus she does a brilliant Schooled Face” - Temi__

The “School Your Face” Music Video, Directed by Damola Adelaja, and Produced and Styled by Temi DollFace borrows from Art, History and Fashion but then completely embodies their references as their own original idea.

The Video was shot, in it’s entirety, in Lagos and is the perfect Re-Introduction to Temi’s abundant Awe-Daciousness.

 Director of Photography: Kagho Crowther Idhebor

Editor: Youngstar

Artwork: Chief Emmanuel

 TO CONNECT WITH TEMI DOLLFACE:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Google+

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Available on all digital distribution platforms

Available on all digital distribution platforms

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I will be speaking at this year's South By SouthWest Music Conference [SXSW] and Festival 2016.

How Five Cities Propelled Modern African Music

Rab Bakari
SXSW Music Conference 2016

Africa as a continent is often misinterpreted. Many people outside of it fail to realize that it has vibrant and creative urban cosmopolitan areas. How did Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Luanda & Pretoria set the template for modern African music? These metro areas are making huge ripples in music creation and style movements associated with various music types. Natural ethnic languages or borrowed European languages are not a barrier for proper introduction to these influential cities to the attendees of SXSW 2016. The innovative sounds + visuals propelled by YouTube, Channel O, BET Int'l, Sound City, Trace and MTV Base along with their respective annual awards ceremonies up the competition and exposure.

Hashtags: #sxsw #CityAfrica #Accra #Lagos #Nairobi #Luanda #Tswane

Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St

Access

Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband

Format: Solo Panel

Event Type: Sessions

 

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“I am hosting a masterclass event at Social Media Week Lagos.  Looking forward to exploring how social media is impacting society, industry and culture in Lagos, Africa and around the world.  “Like” the SMW Lagos Facebook page to learn more about Social Media Week Lagos.  Also visit the website for more info:www.socialmediaweek.org/lagos

The theme for this early year Sicial Media Week - Lagos gathering is:

 "The Networked African: Technology’s Impact On Africa

(And How We Can Harness It For Good)

I examine this from a music business perspective. 

How did Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Luanda, Tshwane (f.k.a. Pretoria)/Johannesburg set the template for modern Africa’s music boom using social media platforms? Hidden forces of technology? Perhaps…

The continent’s most vibrant and creative cosmopolitan areas have made huge pulses in music creation and culture. Much has to do with the prevalence of mobile hardware/software; the computer “in your pocket.” Platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Keek, Tumblr, Google+, Vine, Soundcloud and Snapchat have aided in the definition and proliferation of Africa’s modern music styles.

Attendees  of How Five African Cities Defined Modern Music will learn the grassroots history of Africa’s modern music cultures, examine Western influences and unpack how social media has propelled local music forms beyond the confines of city and country.

An audio and video presentation representative of each community will be included followed by an interactive Q/A.

Please bookmark your seat for this masterclass at the recently-constructed Landmark Convention Center on Victotia Island in the mega city of Lagos, Nigeria.

create a login here: 

http://socialmediaweek.org/lagos/events/five-african-metro-areas-defined-modern-music-using-social-media-platforms/

This event will not be streamed live. 

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Here is the final list of trophy winners for all 33 categories of the AFRIMA 2015 All Africa Music Awards - The evening of 15 NOV - Lagos, Nigeria.

CONTINENTAL CATEGORY WINNERS

Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pas vu" Album of the Year

Jose Chameleone (Uganda) "Wale Wale" Song Writer of the Year

Sauti Sol (Kenya) "Sura Yako" Best African Group/Duo/Band

AKA ft Burna Boy, Dales & Jr. (South Africa & Nigeria) "All Eyes On Me" Best African Collaboration

Kiss Daniel (Nigeria) "Woju" Most Promising Artist in Africa

Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pa vu" Best Artiste in African Contemporary

Flavour (Nigeria) "Power to win" Best Artiste in African Electro

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) "Ghetto" Best Artiste in African Hip Hop

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) "Hawajui" Best African Artist in Pop

Stonebwoy (Ghana) "Pull Up (Remix)" Best Artiste in Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall

Praiz (Nigeria) "If I fall" Best Artiste in African RnB &Soul

Gangbe Brass Band (Benin) "Yoruba" Best Artiste in African Traditional Music

Ladysmith Black Mabazo (South Africa) AFRIMA Legendary Award

M'vula (Angola) "Volume 10" Best Artiste in African Rock

Betty Akna (Equatorial Guinea) "Africa United" Best Female Artiste in Inspirational Music

Darey (Nigeria) "Pray for me" Best Male Artiste in Inspirational Music

Wiyaala (Ghana) "Africa" Video of the year in Africa

Adekunle Gold (Nigeria) "Sade" Revelation of the African Continent

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) "Nasema Nawe" Song of the Year

Producer of the Year for Sauti Sol "Sura Yako"

Music/Entertainment Journalist of the year Oris Aigbokhaevbolo (Nigeria) "Going Country: Nashville-Lives"

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Artiste of the Year

Kunle Ayo (Nigeria) "Joromi" Best Artiste in African Jazz

 

REGIONAL CATEGORY WINNERS

Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) "Elle n'a pas vu" Best Female in Central Africa

Stanley Enow (Cameroon) "King Kong" Best Male in Central Africa

Tsedenia (Ethiopia) "Yet Biye" Best Female artist in East Africa

Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) "Nasema Nawe" Best Male in East Africa

Manal BK (Morocco) "Denia" Best Female Artist in Northern Africa

Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) "This is who I am" Best Male Artist in North Africa

Busiswa (South Africa) "Lahla" Best Female in Southern Africa

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) "Ghetto" Best Male in Southern Africa

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" Best Female artiste in West Africa

Olamide (Nigeria) "Shakity Bobo" Best Male Artiste in West Africa

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