The A-Z of African dances, courtesy of the Dance Hall of Dakar

The A-Z of African dances, courtesy of the Dance Hall of Dakar

Enjoy the beautiful performances of plenty of African dances, from A to Z. The Dance Hall, an urban dances centre in Dakar, Senegal, released this joyful demonstration. The ...

#BringBackOurGirls – songs, words and tweets for the missing girls

#BringBackOurGirls – songs, words and tweets for the missing girls

They are the unforgotten ones. Hundreds of Nigerian pupils have been abducted from a girl school in Chibok by the Boko Haram terrorist group. On the same steps where Martin Luther ...

Playlist StarAfrica Sounds 2014: discover the young talents of the moment!

Playlist StarAfrica Sounds 2014: discover the young talents of the moment!

The StarAfrica Sounds contest is ON again and the 3rd edition, sponsored by Youssoupha, already features plenty of talented artists. This playlist brings together confirmed ...

An African City: The Return (Episode 1)

An African City: The Return (Episode 1)

They are young, intelligent and bold... Discover the girls from Accra, Ghana, back in town after successful trips abroad. Ngozi, Zainab, Sade, Nana Yaa, Makena share everything, ...

‘FUNKY ROOTS’ Sola Akingbola, from beating percussions with Jamiroquai to launching Critical Mass

‘FUNKY ROOTS’ Sola Akingbola, from beating percussions with Jamiroquai to launching Critical Mass

For 18 years, he has best been known as the percussionist with acid jazz god king Jamiroquai. On Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Sola Akingbola launches the single Generation Vex with ...

Selfish Desire

Selfish Desire

Are you selfish? The rich man (Pete Edochie) in this film is extremely so. He has apprentice boys but will not move to help them, or so the rumor says. Then arrives a new servant, ...

We are HAPPY from… all of Africa!

We are HAPPY from… all of Africa!

Resistance to joy is futile. Surrender your sadness to the glory of Happy by Pharell Williams and, like so many beautiful people from all around the place, just start dancing! (and ...

The A-Z of African dances, courtesy of the Dance Hall of Dakar

Enjoy the beautiful performances of plenty of African dances, from A to Z. The Dance Hall, an urban dances centre in Dakar, Senegal, released this joyful demonstration. The performers do manage to prove their skill with many different styles and dances. Featured: azonto, bolo, coupé décalé, dialgati, ëpukay, flékélé, funana, gweta, hapingo, ikoku, jazzé, kizomba, logobi, mulay ceuguin, ndem, oriental, ...

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#BringBackOurGirls – songs, words and tweets for the missing girls

They are the unforgotten ones. Hundreds of Nigerian pupils have been abducted from a girl school in Chibok by the Boko Haram terrorist group. On the same steps where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech, Jay Cube, a Nigerian artist in the United States, sings to raise awareness for the missing 234 girls. Tweets about ...

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Playlist StarAfrica Sounds 2014: discover the young talents of the moment!

The StarAfrica Sounds contest is ON again and the 3rd edition, sponsored by Youssoupha, already features plenty of talented artists. This playlist brings together confirmed candidates. You can register too! What is StarAfrica Sounds 2014 contest? It is a springboard for young African talents to get known to the public, to promote their music and be part of a compilation with Youssoupha for the best of you. ...

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An African City: The Return (Episode 1)

They are young, intelligent and bold... Discover the girls from Accra, Ghana, back in town after successful trips abroad. Ngozi, Zainab, Sade, Nana Yaa, Makena share everything, like the friends in the American TV series Sex and the City. The African City, by Nicole Amarteifo, promises some good laughs and entertaining ...

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‘FUNKY ROOTS’ Sola Akingbola, from beating percussions with Jamiroquai to launching Critical Mass

For 18 years, he has best been known as the percussionist with acid jazz god king Jamiroquai. On Monday, 3rd of March, 2014, Sola Akingbola launches the single Generation Vex with the live project Critical Mass. The song, heavily influenced by Yoruba rhythms, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon. Generation Vex, the first single by Critical Mass StarAfrica - Greetings Sola Akingbola, please can ...

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Selfish Desire

Are you selfish? The rich man (Pete Edochie) in this film is extremely so. He has apprentice boys but will not move to help them, or so the rumor says. Then arrives a new servant, Ebuka (Muna Obiekwe) and things are going to change... How? Watch for ...

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We are HAPPY from… all of Africa!

Resistance to joy is futile. Surrender your sadness to the glory of Happy by Pharell Williams and, like so many beautiful people from all around the place, just start dancing! (and making your own video... let us know in the comments!) We are HAPPY from Senegal We are HAPPY from Cotonou Tunisians are happy and they would like you to know about it! We are HAPPY from Tunis We are HAPPY from Sousse We are HAPPY ...

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Last Flight to Abuja (Obi Emelonye)

This week, a treat. Last Flight to Abuja is the 40 million naira 2012 disaster film that struck gold with both the critics and the public. Now, the big question: after seeing what can happen when you take a plane, how will you feel next time you are into one and it starts to shake a little bit? Do not watch this film before taking the plane! Last Flight to Abuja was written by Tunde Babalola, directed by Obi ...

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Camp Mulla “Look At Me Now”

"Look At Me Now" is the new bomb coming straight from Kenya. The song was written and performed by the group Camp Mulla. Composed of Matthew Wakhungu (aka Taio Tripper), Benoit Kanema (aka Shappa Man), Marcus Kibukosya (aka K'Cous), Michael Mutooni (aka Toni Mykie), and delicious Miss Karun (aka Karungari Munga), Camp Mulla shows a different face of the Kenyan music. They became famous with their first song ...

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Secret of Riches (Sylvester Madu)

This story is one of witchcraft and secret, dreadful rituals enacted to ensure wealth, but at a terrible cost! at the cost of one's soul, of one's loved ones, of one's very life! Once young men have joined the circle of the sorceress, there is no turning back. They are locked into subservience to their evil master... who wants to be paid in blood. Some images of the film can shock. Have fun! Back to the ...

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