Watch: Blitz The Ambassador Perform in Switzerland + See His 2015 Tour Dates

August Afrotonic hop artist Blitz the Ambassador recently began the first leg of his worldwide concert tour and this week he teases us with footage from a performance in Switzerland last year. He has uploaded the entire performance online, and we’ve embedded the video below for you. The rapper put the finishing touches on his album, Diasporadical, in January and he will be making his way across the globe to […]



Watch Nneka's New Video 'Sleep' Featuring Ms Dynamite

I can’t think of a better match than these two. I have to say, when Ms Dynamite and Shy FX’s single Cloud 9 surfaced last October life got exciting again and a full new album can’t come soon enough. Also has it really been 13 years since Booo! My gosh, it has!


African Quotables: 'Nigerians are Tired of Keeping Their Mouths Shut,' Says Nneka

Nneka recently spoke with AfriPOP: On Occupy Nigeria: “I was in Nigeria for the Occupy Nigeria movement. People use the opportunity not just to stress the removal of oil subsidies, this was an opportunity to express their grief and frustration they’ve been having for a long time. People became more courageous to speak up about corruption. People came together – it was amazing. Muslims, Christians… I think it was the […]



Nneka Drop Out Live Session: Be Inspired (Watch)

An acoustic treat from our homies at Drop Out Live.


Nneka: Behind The Scenes for 'Soul Is Heavy' (Video)

Nneka breaks down what’s gone into making her big American debut album in a 3-part video series. We are amped!


Nneka: My Home (Video)

Nneka returns with a new video called “My Home” from her upcoming album.


Why Chinua Achebe Won't Sell Out For 50 Cent, 'Not Even For A Billion Dollars'

Money can’t buy you everything. Not even abundant 50 Cent money. He wouldn’t let Hollywood have the title of his most acclaimed book for a million dollars. Why do you think that is? Luso weighs in on the possibilities.


Nneka: Soul is Heavy (video)

The opener for Nneka’s forthcoming album is as politically gully as ever. We love it. Watch the new video under the cut.


AfriPOP! Interview: Nneka on Nigerian Elections and African Artists

AfriPOP! recently sat down with Nneka to talk about the Nigerian elections, African artists in the West and what we can look forward to from her…


Nneka x AfriPOP! NYC Show Ticket Give-Away

Nneka is playing her first NYC gig this year at the Afrisonore Unplugged series launch next week Friday May the 13th. We’ll be there! And if you’d like the chance to be there too, pop the hood and follow 2 easy steps to win a pair of tickets to this exclusive gig at SOB’s.


NYC+DC Event: Afrisonore Presents Unplugged Series with Nneka

African music site Afrisonore, launches The Afrisonore Unplugged Series, a set of intimate acoustic performances showcasing the divergent and fresh sounds in contemporary African music.


Africa Next: African Women Singers We Love

The African music scene is filled with legendary singers, from Miriam Makeba and Dorothy Masuka to Oumou Sangare and Angelique Kidjo. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we take a look at the next generation of African singers working their up to become legends…


10 Nigerian music makers you oughta know

With the traditional western music model circling the drain, right here on the continent there exists one which suggests it ain’t over till the Naija massive say so. Obviously it helps that there are loads of Nigerians. Everywhere. But it’s the loyal support that keeps Naija buzz going. And we pledge ours too. Continuing in our series of 50 Flyerians, here is the second instalment: 10 Nigerians making moves in music that you should know by now.


AfriPOP! Briefs: CNN Declares Nneka “The Next Big Thing”

There is so much to talk about on all things Africa, from serious (torture in Sudan) to the not-so-serious (how to cure the World Cup hangover). Here’s what we’re keeping out eyes on:

Nneka is becoming a world sensation. CNN recently sat down with the Nigerian-German singer for an in-depth looks ate her music-making process and commitment to Africa. They also declared her “the next best thing.”


AfriPOP! Briefs: Idris Elba Covers Ebony Magazine

There is so much to talk about on all things Africa, from serious (terrorism in Uganda) to the not-so-serious (naked pics of Wande Coal? Eek!). Here’s what we’re keeping out eyes on:

ritish actor Idris Elba (who is really Sierra Leonan and Ghanaian) covers the August issue of Ebony Magazine. Yum is a verb, right?

ictures of a very nekkid (naked, for the proper folks) of Nigerian artist Wande Coal made him a trending on Twitter last week. His record company, Mo Hits, denies it was him.