I tend to try and not let my biases show too much when I do these kinds of posts but we have an extreme case on our hands. The proposition for this collaboration was the stuff of dreams: Two of Congo’s music giants – Velvet-voiced Fally Ipupa for the pop mainstream, Youssoupha (son of Tabu Ley Rocherau, the Congolese Rumba luminary) for the hardcore French Hip-hop fans together on one explosive […]
Sounds like: An artist Luambo ‘Franco‘ Makiadi would be proud to know he influenced. The low down: Ferre Gola, known in DRC as Fally Ipupa’s nemesis, had one of the biggest Congolese pop hits song in recent years. One could hardly walk the streets of Kinshasa without hearing Tshekele Le Pete. The verdict: He has only recently dropped his much-anticipated LP entitled Boite Noire so it’s rather early to tell. However, the two-volume album is […]
Who doesn’t love a continental bash?! And the MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu Natal is turning into exactly that. Organisers love throwing around the phrase “all stars” but this time they actually mean it. In just a few days Durban’s beachfront Moses Mabhida stadium will put some of the continent’s best stars on the same stage thanks to the MTVBase and the KwaZulu Natal Province. Headlining act, the man formerly […]
We threw forward to this collaboration last week on Facebook. Fally Ipupa, DR Congo's award-winning, platinum and stadium show-selling modern Rumba star with Nigeria's High Life singer Flavour N'abania. This is another in a slew of high profile collaborations which have won Lingala-singing Fally audiences in the Anglophone market. And the expectation is huge. Kwarikwa is a buy cheap viagra prescription online remix, as was Flavour's breakout version of
MTV Europe announces a new category for the winning with a slew of familiar African names. Pop the hood and rock your vote.
D’Banj, 2Face, Angelique Kidjo, Fally Ipupa, and Teargas are all in the running for this year’s BET Award for the Best International Award (Africa). Who do you think will take it?
We’ve kept mum about the super group One8 ( Fally Ipupa, 2Face, Navio, 4X4, Ali Kiba, Amani, JK, and Movhaizelaine) that’s come into existance recently powered by Sony and Rockstar4000.
Saving our comments for another more involved post coming shortly. Their first single Hands Across The Globe written and produced by R Kelly hit the net last week, and hot on its heels here is the video.