Uk: Afrobeats Comes To Africa Oyé With Youth Dance Battles And More

by Rachel Ogbu If you are visiting the UK this Summer then you must arrange to stop at the Africa Oyé festival in Liverpool this year which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The sounds and moves of Afrobeats return to Liverpool – turning the city into an Afrobeats Zone. The festival this year promises to be bigger than […]

One Africa Music Fest 2017: Finally Oooo, this is how it went down

by Rachel Ogbu One Africa Music Fest 2017 was one of the biggest and most exciting African concerts to hit the UK. Organised by Upfront & Personal Global Management Consultants, the festival which held at the SSE Arena in Wembley London was streamed live on Jay Z’s Tidal music app. The iconic SSE Arena building has […]

Africa Oyé add Black Prophet and Daby Touré to Anniversary festival lineup

by Rachel Ogbu Ghanian reggae star, Black Prophet and Mauritanian singer-songwriter Daby Touré have been added to Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary festival line-up. Following the addition of Julian Marley to the bill, the UK’s largest FREE celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture, taking place on 17th and 18th June in Liverpool’s Sefton Park, has now strengthened its […]

HERE photo exhibition launches to fight against sexual abuse

The much anticipated HERE photo exhibition organised by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER) was officially launched yesterday, Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos. The photo exhibition is aimed at using pictures to tell stories of people who have suffered from sexual abuse. […]

The Art of Reggae exhibition returns to Liverpool this June

by Rachel Ogbu Foreign Correspondent// Following the huge success of last year’s exhibition, The Art of Reggae will be returning to Constellations in The Baltic Triangle from 7th June to 9th July. The exhibition, a collaboration between the International Reggae Poster Contest and Positive Vibration, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters designed by artists & illustrators from […]

One Africa Music Fest Takes Over Wembley Arena 13th May

by Rachel Ogbu Foreign Correspondent// Following 2 Sold Out shows at New York’s Barclays Centre (19,000 capacity) and Houston’s ToyotaCenter (18,000 capacity), the World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival will now debut in the UK at SSE Wembley Arena. One Africa Music Fest USA saw huge performances by Wizkid, Dbanj, Jidenna, Flavour and Seun Kuti, and was […]

Politically charged TV series Guerrilla premiers in London

The six-part limited event series by Sky Atlantic, Guerrilla premiered in Curzon, Bloomsbury, London yesterday April 6. Stars include Idris Elba,  Freida Pinto,  Babou Ceesay  |Guerrilla is a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in UK history. Activists in 1970s London set out to free a political prisoner and wage a resistance movement. It tells […]

Mo Adeniran is The Voice after winning UK TV show

by Rachel OgbuMo Adeniran won The Voice UK on Sunday night. The 21-year-old singer beat Welsh duo Into The Ark to win the popular singing series. “I think my life experiences have made me a better person,” he told The Daily Mail while discussing being adopted age three and facing abuse in his foster home.”I wouldn’t […]