(Editor’s Note: this piece focuses strictly on SXSW music though many of the topics discussed can be applied to other parts of the festival. Photo taken from Society HAE‘s Africa or Bust! Content. Monetization. Opportunity panel. So AfriPOP! is covering SXSW! yippee-da-dooo If you are like a majority of our readers, then you are not in Austin for the weeks-long festival, and you are wondering why you should care. It [...]
I now understand D'Banj's plan of attack. This guy is out to conquer with sheer belligerence. In just 24 hours he has surfaced on three brand new songs. Oyato, the official follow-up to Oliver Twist kicked off the triple-threat. Initial mixed feelings (and by that I mean my own of course) indicate it probably won't quite match its predecessor's ubiquity. Hours later came Let's Get This Party Started, something of a gian generic viagra [...]
Not a new song but a spanking fresh visual. It’s still a banger and of course, any reason to check out the fine boy Naeto C is good enough for me.
Here’s what AfriPOP! is keeping it’s eyes on this week: K’Naan recently announced his 2010 U.S. tour, the Channel O music video nominations are out, and we’re vibing off a new afro-beat mixtape by D.C.’s own DJ Underdog.
You will recall, last year’s Africa Fashion Week was co-branded by the African style glossy magazine Arise. A press release sent out at the end of last year said that relationship was no more.
However, Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe, Chairperson of African Fashion International maintained, “We remain focused on maximizing the enormous potential Africa FashionWeek has shown, and the impact Cape Town Fashion Week continues to have on the industry.”
And so the show went on. AfriPOP! was at the Joburg leg which kicked off last week Wednesday, and also at the Africa Fashion Awards which brought things to an interesting close.
Just when you thought no one else could possibly rap over Trey Songz and Drake’s “Successful” track, the song goes international and we get a Nigerian remix. It seems like right after accepting his Channel O award for video of the year, Naeto C rounded his troops to film his version of “Successful.” Check it: