Hip hop heavyweights HHP and M.anifest released their collaborative effort, Jigah, in May of this year. Jigah is a reminder of sorts to “every George of the jungle [who] wants to be Simba”, that while HHP and M.anifest are kings in their own right, together they are indomitable. Their declarations are punctuated with the refrain “chale me si me jigah” which is Twi for “I’m fired up” or “I’m amped […]
(photo credit: Capital fm 98.4) Coke Studio, a television series with a successful track record in Pakistan, India and the Middle East, kicked off in West and East countries including Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya at the weekend. I was lucky enough to lurk behind the scenes for the making of some of the episodes for season one. Its premise is to pit African musicians from older and younger generations […]
MTVBase kicked of a nationwide search for a new VJ this week. You’re sure to see thousands of 18 to 25-year-olds lining up for the gig of a lifetime as MTV is giving anyone with a TV glint in their eyes the chance to become the next face of the network. Veteran VJ Sizwe Dhlomo was the first winner of the competition in 2005 and has had the opportunity to […]
AfriPOPmag: You’re wrapping up your third album, ‘Milk and Honey.’ What’s it all about?
Goapele: I would say this album is more soulful. There’s gonna be some R&B, there’s even a song that I was working on last night that I was like, ‘I can dance to this.’ And then there’s some ballads where the music resonates with something that’s more classic and old school where I’m lyrically and vocally vulnerable. Then there’s some fun and whimsical songs, mainly all love songs.
It’s a bit 2009 but still a fun throw-back. Wyclef Jean, a lively addition to the MAMAs 2009 revelry in Nairobi, has all but made a home of Africa. What with numerous trips there over the last couple years (click here for a live performance for a 50000-strong audience of Diallo at Calabar in Nigeria just over a week ago), and his past and pending collaborations with various artists on the contintent. […]