Brandy In Nigeria, Talks D'Banj, African Inspiration, Possible Collabos (Video)

Brandy went to kick it in Nigeria for the Project Fame concert, also featuring local lad gone global D’Banj. Click to check out her video interview with Flytime

 

Giles Peterson remixes Keziah Jones' 'Lagos vs New York'

Everyone’s favourite taste maker Giles Peterson put his spin on this track by Keziah Jones from his album Wood Funk. The result? Bigger and funkier. Listen to it here.

 

Prince Naija - Nigeria's Cartoon superhero

And so the libations begin. 50 years since independence, expect all manner of commentary about the state of the Nigerian nation. We just got wind of this cartoon character, Prince Naija developed by award-winning Nigerian caricaturist Tayo Fatunla.

 

Nneka’s World Cup Song: ‘Viva Africa’

Nigerian singer Nneka’s song “Welcome to Africa” is featured on the 2010 FIFA World Cup album. She recently released a video for the song. We like.

 

Where to Watch African World Cup Squads in NYC

Four years in the making and the World Cup is finally upon us. You’ll be wondering where to catch a match because, let’s face it, considering that its the first time the Cup has come to Africa, yo don;t want to stay home for this experience. We’ve rounded up the best places to catch a game if you’re in NYC. Where will you be watching? South Africa Games: 6/11 @ […]

 

Event: 5th Annual Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Banquet

On April 10, the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation will hold it’s annual banquet in New Jersey to help bring supplies and medical care to parts of rural Nigeria. Advance tickets are $125.

 

Wande Coal Hits NYC For His US Debut.

Its a stormy saturday night in an industrial, unfrequently ventured nook of Brooklyn. In a warehouse-turned-club, thousands await the arrival of Nigeria’s golden boy: Wande Coal. The sold out show would be part of Coal’s US debut since the release of critically acclaimed and widely bootlegged “Mushin to Mo Hits,” an album considered a classic in Nigerian households worldwide. Following a series of yet to be recognized artists, feet began […]

 

Ermenegildo Zegna to open store in Nigeria

Last year the the New York Times announced “Suddenly Africa is Everywhere!”.  Africa was in movies, on the catwalks and on our newstands. The realization that Africa is being rebranded from an international charity case, into a rapidly emerging market, is sending some brands running to stake a claim in the once ignored continent. Joining the list of luxury brands opening up storefronts in Africa, is Ermenildo Zegna. The Italian […]

 

Wanlov Kubulor & Fifi Selah's Ghana Black Stars tribute track: Winning Team

Nigeria’s coach Shaibu Amodu had some explaining to do after  Ghana Black Stars’ Asamoah Gyan’s goal – the only one the entire match – cost the Super Eagles a place in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. We’ve been spoiled rotten with the few weeks of the finest in African football. No idea how it will all turn out when Ghana and two time defending champions Egypt face […]

 

AfriPOP! video: Wyclef at MTV Africa Music Awards press conference

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. […]

 

Review: Fela! On Broadway

Fela Kuti is arguably the most visible African star in music history. His passion, art and struggles are emblematic of the modern African experience and his significance transcends his native Nigeria. He was defiant and original; at once a loyal steward of distinct West African rhythms and a pioneer in deftly crafting a sound that was the sum of global rebel music from funk to hard-bop. He is often viewed […]

 

Get To Know: Dawn Okoro

Dawn Okoro is an NYC-based, Texas-bred, Nigerian-American artist who specializes in sensual contemporary portraits with a retro vibe. Check out more of her work at www.dawnokoro.com

 

"Sesame Street" Heads To Nigeria

“ Sesame Street” will be launching another African rendition of its child education show.  Destination? Nigeria. Backed by a five-year grant from the United States Agency for International Development, the Nigerian version will focus on education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS prevention.  The show is currently in development, creating 78 half-hour shows, researching market response, and the impact the  message will have on the youth population. With the help of Kami, the HIV-positive South […]

 

Afrika.am Movie Of The Week: Osuofia in London

We’re kicking off our weekly online movie series with Nollywood site Afrika.am with Osuofia in London. Here’s a description from Afrika.am founder Chukwuma: One of the most popular Nollywood home videos to date and is amongst the highest grossing and best selling. Nkem Owoh plays Osuofia, married with five daughters he is a deer-hunter in his village. Indebted to many in his local community, and increasingly harassed by his creditors. […]

 

Nneka and J. Period Team Up For “The Madness (Onye-Ala)” Mixtape

Nneka’s upcoming album, Concrete Jungle is expected to drop in February 2010 but until then you can check out her latest mixtape with producer J. Period The Madness (Onye-Ala). J. Period, who has worked with everyone from Q-Tip to Kanye West and who recently dropped The Messengers mixtape series with K’Naan, hooked up with the Nigerian star for a collection of remixes and new music that detail her childhood in Africa. Stars like […]