This is a story that has us intrigued. As you may be aware, one of the biggest and most viewed cinema markets on the continent of Africa comes out of Nigeria. It is so big that it is dubbed “Nollywood”. The stars are massive, The films are massive. It is a HUGE segment on the […]Read More Nollywood gets turned away by the Oscars
We are so happy to share the latest in contemporary African Music on our AfroPop Radio podcast. We explore a wide range of music genres, no doubt. In these days and times it is very exciting to hear and witness the explosion of popularity where it comes to African Music. And in its zeal to […]Read More AfroBeats vs. AfroBeat: what’s the difference?
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Award-winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has topped off a stellar music year with a Grammy nomination and cemented his place as this year’s breakaway music star. His 19 track album, ‘African Giant,’ was nominated alongside music heavyweights including Angelique Kidjo and Altin Gun. He follows in the footsteps of Femi and Seun Kuti, (the sons of legendary musician, […]Read More From CNN Africa: How ‘African Giant’ Burna Boy became a roaring success
One of our favorite artists on Afropop Radio is the East African Retro Pop band known as Alsarah and the Nubatones. They play traditional East African Instruments with a hiphop funky vibe. Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between alsarah and rami el aasser about nubian ‘songs of return’, modern […]Read More Alsarah and the Nubatones