Every year, thousands travel to good ol’ Austin, Texas for the best in tech, film and music at the South by Southwest festival. The dialogue on Africa in each arena has slowly grown in the last few years. Last year especially, had an insane selection of African musicians showcasing at SxSW Music including Seun Kuti, Just A Band, Baloji, Spoek Mathambo, Sauti Sol, 2Face, M.I., Naeto C, Bez, and Blitz the Ambassador [...]
Few record executives endorse their talent as credibly as eLDee the don. Having established such a solid foundation of artistry for himself, pretty much anyone he’s kicking the door open for will have at least one twirl around the room.
Vying for the Best African Act MOBO tonight will be Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Eldee, Nneka and Mujava. I’m thinking smart money is on either of the latter two. If things like on-stage performance and album consistency are to be considered, then it’s Nneka’s award to win. Not only did she triumph over the sophomore jinx with her current album No Longer at Ease, but that Chase and Status Heartbeat remix [...]