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Nigeria:Is Soco Definitive Sound of Nigerian Pop Music in 2018?

[Guardian] The definitive sound of Nigerian pop in 2018 was decided in 2016 when producer Northboi created the beat for Soco, the hit song by the quartet of Wizkid, Terri, Spotless and Ceeza Milli. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Koffi Olomide On a Charm Offensive to Woo Back Fans

[Nation] Veteran Congolese musician Koffi Olomide last week made a dramatic entry into Zambia despite threats of arrest over a pending assault case. Olomide has been on a charm offensive to redeem his sullied image across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Musicians React in Emotionally Tense Election Week

[Zimbabwe Standard] At a time uncertainty clouded the elections outcome this past week, there are artistes who have expressed their misgivings over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's delay to announce the presidential election results, deplored the death of civilians in the ensuing protest and the disputed outcome. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Zanu-PF Youths' Threaten Comedian

[Zimbabwe Standard] National Arts Merit Awards and Roil Bulawayo arts awards winning comedian Mandla fears for his family after his mother was intimidated by suspected Zanu PF youths on Wednesday afternoon at their residence in Pumula South, Bulawayo, while he was in the central business district. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Bebe Cool Breaks Rules At Golden Heart Concert

[Monitor] Diamond Platnum'z performance during last year's Kampala capital City carnival ended prematurely because he had exceeded the midnight deadline when outdoor shows are supposed to end in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Trace Presents Macron's Visit to New Afrikan Shrine

[This Day] For those who weren't in attendance at the historic event of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Lagos culture hub, New Afrika Shrine, Trace and Ecobank will broadcast a one-hour special of 'A Celebration of African Culture' with Macron on Sunday, August 5. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Croaking Habida Booed Off Stage At Her Own Event

[Nairobi News] For almost an hour on Friday night during the Terminal Weekend concert at KICC, Kenyan songstress Habida attempted to sing with much success, and worse to the frustration of the sold-out audience. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Sauti Sol Explain Kigali Concert No-Show

[East African] Kenyan boyband Sauti Sol says it is not to blame for its failure to perform at the 10th edition of the PanAfrican Dance Festival, known by its French acronym Fespad, in Kigali, on July 29. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Wagogo Music Festival Lives Up to Its Top Billing

[East African] Tanzania is the biggest country of the East African Community, with more than 120 tribes. The country actively supports preservation of the culture of each of the tribes. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Parliament Saddened By Death of Legendary Playwright and Actor, Winston Ntshona

[News24Wire] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture, Xoliswa Tom, has expressed her sadness at the death of the legendary playwright and actor, Winston Ntshona. "The creative industry is poorer today without Mr Ntshona who raised the country's flag high on the global stage. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Diamond - I Regret Dumping Jokate, Maybe I Was Bewitched

[Nairobi News] Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz, says he regrets dumping his ex-girlfriend model Jokate Kidoti, adding that he may have been bewitched to walk out on her. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:How Award-Winning Kenyan Author Yvonne Owuor Was Brutalized By Ruthless Kanjo Askaris

[Nairobi News] Kenya's preeminent award winning author, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, was on Friday assaulted, her jacket ripped off, blouse torn and left her half naked in a shocking encounter with Nairobi County askaris outside the Lavington Mall. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Malawian Musician Claims U.S. Trap Artist 'Future' Is His Half Brother, Calls for DNA Test

[Nyasa Times] Malawian music artist, Black Minded Rose, currently residing in Denmark claims USA popular trap artist Future is his half brother and has boldly asked for a DNA test. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:5 Nollywood Stars Who Appeared in Hollywood

[Daily Trust] Osas Ighodaro Ajibade (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Keri Hilson Tears Up As She Explains Hiatus From Music

[Nairobi News] Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson could not hold back tears as he narrated how she suffered a seven-year bout of depression which stunted her career. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Betty Kyallo Wants Prezzo On Her Last Show

[Nairobi News] News anchor Betty Kyallo says she'd be happy to host controversial Kenyan rapper CMB Prezzo on her very last news bulletin on KTN tonight. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Bahati Is Being Bashed for This Picture

[Nairobi News] Gospel singer Bahati has found himself on the receiving end of vicious comments from the online community for his way of dressing. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa Reacts to Convicted Rapist Brickz's Name in Kwaito Awards Lineup

[News24Wire] The #NotInMyNameSA movement is disappointed that convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu is to perform at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards at Soweto Theatre on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Runtown Risks Prison Sentence for Contempt of Court

[Vanguard] Popular pop singer, Runtown, may be remanded in prison for contempt of court over the lingering legal battle between him and his former record label, Ericmany Entertainment, as an Abuja High Court has scheduled August 8, 2018, for him to appear in court to defend himself on why the court should not sentence him to prison. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Davido in Open Confrontation With Bouncers At Kenyblaq's Show

[Vanguard] For a popular pop star of Davido's pedigree, he would always expect doors to speedily open for him at any point in time; but reverse was the case for the 'Assurance' crooner who angrily got involved in an open confrontation with a bouncer who embarrassed him and his aides at the VVIP entrance during Kenyblaq's music-comedy concert, Oxymoron of Kenyblaq; The Rush, penultimate weekend at Eko Hotel and Suites. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Ethiopians Bid Farewell to Stage Star Fikadu Teklemariam

[Ethiopian Herald] The stage king, and renowned artist Fikadu Teklemariam, was laid to rest yesterday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'It Is Not Our Job to Judge Brickz' - Events Promoter, Following Outrage Over Kwaito Star's Performance

[News24Wire] The promoter of the Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards is defending a decision to have convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu perform on Friday night at the Soweto Theatre, following outrage on social media. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Anneth Kushaba Hanging On to What She Believes in

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In 2010 Anneth Kushaba joined other East African budding artistes at what was probably one of the hottest reality TV shows on the continent the Tusker Project Fame Academy in Nairobi Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Basata Stiffens Stand As New Laws Bite

[Citizen] The arts sector is one that is full of surprises and sometimes even chaos which in many cases is inexplicable but inevitable in a way or two. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Wizkid's Achievements Will Surprise You

[Citizen] He is one of the hottest musical items in Africa today and Wizkid who turned 28 in July might not be a kid anymore. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Actress Shashi Naidoo Banned From Palestine for 10 Years

[This is Africa] After calling Gaza a "shithole" and defending Israeli's use of force against the peaceful protest of Palestinians, South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo took time out to educate herself on the occupation of Israeli forces in Palestine but was given a 10 year ban from entering the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) . (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Betty Kyallo Bids Goodbye to Her KTN Fans in Style

[Nairobi News] Television siren Betty Kyallo has finally confirmed rumours of her leaving Standard Media Group which have been circulating online for the past week. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Kanvee Adams Distances Herself From Beef Rumor

[Observer] Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, Kanvee Adams, has trashed rumors of a beef between she and cultural ambassador Julie Endee. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Liberian Female Painter With a Mission

[Observer] Lewinale Havette the aspiring Franco-Liberia fine artist who artworks touches race and the legend of African Eve. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Eric Geso's 'Taya' Is an Apology Song

[Observer] An aide to Eric Geso has revealed that the artist's recent hit single "Taya" is an apology song to his twins' baby mama. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Controversial Nude Music Video Singer Returns

[Vanguard] RnB/afropop singer, Suzie Jenina Esimaje, aka Jemima, who went into deliberate hibernation after releasing a music video which generated series of controversies because she appeared nude, has returned to resume her music-making craft. (AllAfrica)

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