SAMA nominee Zaki Ibrahim. Photo (c) Digital Forest Studio In another life, for under a year in 2003 I was on the team that edited Y Magazine, the print magazine that belonged to Jozi-based youth radio station YFM once iconic, now defunct. That August we wheeled out the obligatory women’s day theme with which to dress the cover. Grasping at straws, we searched for prolific female singers with sufficient urban [...]
Brenda Fassie makes a posthumous appearance in Johannesburg this week. Sort of. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, (an idea probably inspired by the headline-grabbing show at Coachella last year which resurrected Tupac), South Africa’s queen of pop, who died in May 2004 from a drug overdose, will come to life embodied by an actress singing two of her most popular hits in a ten-minute video. Our guess is this [...]
The bubbler from Zaki Ibrahim’s stellar album Every Opposite. Bass! Zaki Ibrahim – Something In The Water (Official Music Video) from Mark Valino on Vimeo.
I was in Nairobi to witness this song being made. Zaki Ibrahim and producer Wawesh (Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Sauti Sol) knew nothing about it each other and went purely on vibes. Later on DJ Catalist (
photo credit: Max Mogale The Do is the story of a woman who has her idyllic existence shattered to pieces when one day her deferred ambition returns to haunt her. Nothing will appease the rage of her unrequited calling which now erupts with no regard for her once orderly re nasal polyps cure ality. Have you heard Zaki Ibrahim's album 'Every Opposite' yet? After you see this, you'll want to. [...]
Don’t miss Kudzanai Chiurai’s forth-coming ‘State of the Nation’, a multi-media exhibition which proposes fresh ways of looking at the socio-politics of Africa today. It explores the African condition by juxtaposing the past and the present of a continent in the grip of violent civil wars.
We are sorry if you weren’t able to make it to the Johannesburg red carpet premiere of ‘For Colored Girls’. The good news is we are giving away signed copies of the movie soundtrack to 5 of our Facebook fans. Pop the hood for details on how to win.
We’re rolling out the red carpet at the Joburg premier of Tyler Perry’s film ‘For Colored Girls’. Soul singer Zaki Ibrahim will perform a mini set including her song for the motion picture soundtrack ‘Ansomnia’. Click the pic for details on how to win tickets to this exclusive event.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have here a world premiere.
One of our favourite AfriPOP! stars went ahead and put a video to this hot nu-soul number from her ep Eclectica (Episodes in Purple) mixed by the legendary King Brit.
We can’t wait for Zaki’s album, the soundtrack to her journey which has amassed an impressive amout of destinations from Toronto to Cape Town, where she is now based.
What exactly is the use of a hidden track? Especially nowadays when no one’s willing to wait, and there’s every chance you’ll miss it. Which would be a shame in the case of Tumi’s second solo album. Usain Bolt, tucked away 5 minutes of silence after the brief, mournful title song featuring Canadian MC Ian Kamau, is possibly this album’s best cut. It’s what Johannesburg’s Hip-hop industry looks like through [...]
Long loved by her Canadian and South African fans, the electric and expressive Zaki Ibrahim will be releasing her album Eclectica (Episodes in Purple) stateside this spring and she’ll also be performing at SXSW next week, March 21. You already know Zaki is an Afripop all-star. Check out the album review video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8BIW31-aBs] And check out this vid we did of her the last she came to NYC