Bringing fire to Swaziland - Recapping the MTN Bushfire Festival [MULTIMEDIA]

Guest blogger and AfriPOP! festival correspondent Hlonela Lupuwana takes us along to her weekend at the MTN Bushfire Festival in Swaziland.  Eighteen years later and they brought the house down at this year’s Bushfire Festival in Swaziland. Bongo Maffin remains the eccentric and vibrant group we all know and love and a group that has mastered the art of making 18-year-old songs sound spanking brand new. Yes! Jah -once Apple- […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Gambian-Swedish Singer Seinabo Sey’s “Hard Time”

Following the powerful, soulful “Younger,” a song that might be considered her breakthrough single, Gambian-Swedish singer Seinabo Sey returns with another strong single called “Hard Time.” “Younger” was remixed several times since its release – enough to make an EP and most notably, Spoek Mathambo and Danish producer Kygo  produced their own versions of that song. Sey reunited with producer Magnus Lidehäll for “Hard Time.” Imagine an army of people […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Fouma System’s New Video, ‘Xamal Sa Bopp’

Fouma System is a cross-national collaboration between Senegalese musician, Mustaf Mbaye and Danish producer, Exampler. Mustaf and Exampler reportedly met in 2010 during the Festa 2H festival and connected over a passion for food, coffee and obviously, music. However, it was only after a few studio sessions that the two finally decided to work together. After an initial collaboration on Dk to Dk (Dakar to Denmark), the team who would […]

 

 
 
 

Get to Know: South African Rapper PdotO

Sounds like: 2am on a Saturday night with a drink in the air, with a complexity that intrigues you at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. The lowdown: Born Siphelele Mnyande, the Pretoria via Eastern Cape rapper has been growing a steady fan base with the mixtapes ‘Street Novelty’, ‘The BluMurda tape’ and ‘Mind over Matter: The EP’ while appearances on Bongani Fassie’s Rise, L-Tido’s All or Nothing and stablemate BlakLez’s debut Black Beast has only strengthened his presence […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Asheru's ‘So Amazing’ feat. HHP, Omar Hunter El and Harrison Crump

Since their collaboration on Dream Girl (and probably before), HHP and Asheru (the emcee who does The Boondocks theme song) have worked together closely and consistently. Asheru made a number of trips to South Africa over the last three years where he recorded music and toured the country. Asheru’s LP Sleepless in Soweto, on which HHP was a significant collaborator, is his “love song to South Africa, a new home […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Nigerian Rapper Phyno’s, 'Alobam'

Phyno is one of the more exciting acts to come out of the Nigerian hip hop scene in recent years. A rapper of good repute and with a very distinct style, the self-proclaimed Man of the Year rose to prominence for rapping in Igbo (not exclusively however) and his remarkable music videos. Phyno has released the video to his gritty street anthem, Alobam off his new album No Guts, No […]

 

 
 
 

Asa Returns with Searing New Single, ‘Dead Again’

It’s been about four years—since Nigerian singer Asa released any new material. Her new single, “Dead Again,” is as funny as it is heartrending. The standout release has been cleverly titled to be startling but poignant. In it, Asa makes no bones about her feelings towards the gossipy Judas she is confronting in the song. Her honesty is piercing as she expresses her anger and disappointment with searing derision and […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Nakhane Touré's New Video, 'Christopher'

SAMA winner and MAMA-nominated, and apparently nimble dancer, Nakhane Touré gyrates and butterflies in his new video, “Christopher.” Nakhane shows off his vocal range again – like Prince and Brian McKnight he can go from a falsetto to a deep-toned tenor in a single breath. The upbeat track is a new school love story dedicated to his lover, Christopher, “a Manchester […] expat whom [he] met online”. They had been […]

 

Win Tickets For A Heavyweight Line-up at the MTV MAMAs + MiCasa, Flava and DJ Tira talk winning (maybe)

MTV Base Africa definitely does not use the term “star studded line-up” lightly. In the past week, MTV announced act after act of international performers who will be descending on Durban on the 7th of June. First MTV Base Africa announced that R&B it-boy Miguel would be performing alongside Africa’s best. “What I love most about Africa is the people and the spirit there.  What makes me most proud to […]

 

Watch Patoranking’s Remix of 'Girlie O' with Tiwa Savage

Last week, we reported that Patoranking, who according to his Twitter page is the “next big thing after Bob Marley”, featured afro-pop sensation Tiwa Savage on the remix of his reggae/dancehall jam Girlie O. The remix song is not too different from the prototype – with a few new chords and of course Tiwa Savage’s verse. The video for this version was also directed by Moe Musa and the CEO […]

 

Go Behind the Scenes of GoodLuck’s “Figure of 8”

Earlier this year, GoodLuck released this cool video for their song “Figure of 8.” It was the first video where all three members made an appearance. The group has republished the video along with behind-the-scenes footage, explaining the concept and why they chose to appear on camera this time around. They also shared little snippets of how their album was created in the Namib Desert after the full version of […]

 

Listen to Christian Rich's 'Better To' Featuring DWNTWN

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 5 years since Afripopmag first caught up with the twin sibling artist duo Christian Rich, at the time on the eve of their 2009 album The Decadence. Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan have not let up in anyway. You might have picked up their names in the credits for albums by Drake, Chris Brown, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt and Denitia and Sene among others. […]

 

Patoranking Features Tiwa Savage on His "Girlie 'O'" Remix (Listen+Download)

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Badi and Youssoupha Rep Kinshasa on '#234' (Listen+Download)

Badi features in this tag team I’ve wanted to see happen for some time with the mighty Youssoupha (who, by the way, makes a welcome first-time entry into MTV Base Africa lexicon as he is nominated in the Best Francophone category). In case you’ve not worked it out already, 234 is the international dialling code for Kinshasa. The song is meant for a new compilation on the way titled Talents […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Ghanaian Singer Becca’s New Video, 'Move,' featuring Uhuru

One of the hottest cross-national records to come out this week was Tchelete (Good Life) by Davido and comeback kings, Mafikizolo. Davido was uncharacteristically animated in their video, Nhlahla was her usual stylish self and the limber Theo showed off some incredible moves. However, their collab may have eclipsed an equally important collaboration between Ghanaian musician Becca and Uhuru—who you will remember from Mafikizolo’s comeback hit, “Khona.” The video is […]