[Ghanaian Times] The Board of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) has stripped Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale of awards won by the two dancehall artists, at the just ended 20th edition of the awards held in Accra.
[This Day] With three highly-rated studio albums and an EP to her credit, Nigerian Afro-pop artiste, Yemi Alade is getting ready to release her new body of work titled ‘Woman of Steel’. Just fresh off the release of ‘Oh My Gosh’ remix, featuring American rapper, Rick Ross, this fourth studio album and the fifth project by the ‘Igbo-Yoruba girl’ is coming five years after the release of her debut record in 2014.
[This is Africa] Professor Mashudu Tshifularo has conducted the world’s first surgical process using 3D-printed middle-ear bones.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The man described as Africa’s premier ethnomusicologist and composer, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, has died, reports GhanaWeb.
[The Conversation Africa] It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin’s celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin’s importance to both music and the civil rights movement — and the presence of one of music’s greatest figures alongside Martin Luther King Jr’s right-hand man at her bedside in the final days of her life is a fitting tribute to one of the true greats o
[This Day] In her 1998 single ‘A Rose is Still a Rose’ the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin belted out: ‘Darlin’, you hold the power (what I am is what I am)’.
[Vanguard] US President, Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama yesterday joined the world to mourn the passing away of renowned soul singer, Aretha Franklin.
[Leadership] Nigerian Hip-hop artistes have worked hard and smart to put the brand of music on the global map. In this report, SAMUEL ABULUDE examines the hip-hop industry, it’s glam, buzz and pop culture and chronicles top Nigerian artistes that can fill up a sizeable stadium locally and globally.
[News24Wire] The second night of the South African Music Awards took place on Saturday, 2 June and featured some hot performances, lots of glamorous celebs and even President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa.
[The Herald] As the country gets ready for The Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo’s home coming, his cousin comes in the spotlight again.