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 […]
Tekno, Peter-Psquare, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Phyno, Kaffy Arrive In London For One Africa Music Fest This Weekend!
by Rachel Ogbu (Foreign Correspondent) Weather? Check. Sound? Check. African music stars have descended on the UK captial as they undertake a weekend of performance at One Africa Music Fest. They may not be record label mates, but Victoria Kimani, Falz and Banky W were only too happy to share a ride as they were one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Rachel Ogbu Nicki Minaj was in London last week to shoot a video for “No Frauds.” Even though it was a cold day, the diva was in good spirits posing in a huge fur coat and waving a British flag surrounded by security and tourists. She sent her security forward to stop one guy filming saying: “Who […]
by Rachel Ogbu Hakeem and Esdee, London-based Nigerian Afrobeats duo who go by the name YFS have released a vibing new sound, “GOLD DIGGER” produced by G.A. The third single is definitely gaining the pair more fans and will be released on their EP, ‘One Life.’ It’s a gloriously time we are living in now, to […]
Creatively captured by Legendary Shots, a topless Burna Boy is letting it all out to explode at his first ever UK concert taking place this week.
Half of a Yellow Sun came out 10 years ago? Don’t believe it’s been that long but it has. Author Chimamanda Adichie was at the Southbank Centre in London where she discussed Love and War in her second book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’: Ten Years On. She reflected on the challenges of keeping love alive […]