Author Archives : Tayo Adesokan


JOETT Regarded as one of the most acclaimed vocal coach in his native country, Tanzania, Joett is also a songwriter whose song writing skills earned him registered membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Joett’s international music exposure entailed working with musical establishments like Universal, Sony BMG, Capitol, Columbia and Jive Records. All of these attained…

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Rita Ray Rita is an embodiment of performing arts with an outstanding repertoire in music, theatre, broadcast and sound production. With a relentless passion for her craft, the music guru is a popular club DJ and a celebrated music revolutionary. Having a career life that revolves around music, she presents the African music review on Focus on the BBC World…

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Hadja Kobele Keita 5th AFRIMA Juror | All Africa Music Awards

Hadja Kobele Keita: 5th AFRIMA Juror

Hadja Kobele Keita is the astounding 5th AFRIMA juror from Guinea, representative of the Diaspora. She is a veteran in the business of music, having accrued over 15 years of experience spanning music, touring, and management. Hadja has successfully worked with iconic music stars including; 2Baba Idibia, Fally Ipupa, T-Pain, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Ace Hood , Mavado, Sarkodie and Wizkid. Over the…

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Olisa Adibua 5th AFRIMA Juror | All Africa Music Awards

Olisa Adibua: 5th AFRIMA Juror

Olisa Adibua is one of the most outstanding personalities committed to the growth and success of African media and entertainment industry. He is a Nigerian prolific broadcaster, music executive and talent manager. Olisa is a veteran with most outstanding influence in the media and entertainment industry. He is the co-founder of Storm Records and has also played a vital role in media…

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Wax Dey, the Afro Urban Artiste from Cameroon

Wax Dey has proven himself to be one of the most versatile artiste from Cameroon whose craft has popularized him amongst great talents in the African entertainment industry. Started out at an early age as a young enthusiast who developed his music career while in his school choir where he wrote his first song, led an advocacy to change the…

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5th AFRIMA submission of songs to end August 1, 2018 Countdown Begins

5th AFRIMA submission of songs to end  … Artistes advised to submit before Aug. 1 closing date  … 2018 entries expected to beat previous records The countdown has begun to the August 1, 2018 deadline for submission of songs and videos to be nominated for the 5th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the biggest music event in Africa that…

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Eddy Kenzo, Ugandan Afropop star

Eddy Kenzo, the multiple award winner from Uganda, whose rise to stardom is a unique story in itself, grew up as an orphan in the streets of Uganda against all odds. Discovering his talents quite early, he started with writing of songs, then broke into the music scene in 2008, with the release of his first single ‘Yanimba‘. ‘Stamina’ his…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Legendary male group from South Africa

The male-dominated choral group from South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been nominated 16 times for the Grammy awards and won it 4 times. It is of  great surprise how this group of fascinating vocalist has over 4 decades been consistent and relevant, getting several recognitions and awards. Their strength must lie in their ability to use their music, a combination…

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M’Vula, the most prized Nu Metal/Rap-Rock Band from Angola

M’Vula, one of the most prized Nu metal/Rap-rock band from Angola, comprise of great talents with varied expertise in the business of music. They include Lil Jorge (Rapper and Vocalist), Paulo Albuquerque (Lead Guitarist), M.G (Vocalist), Hugo Domingos (Bass & Guitar), Bruno Braz (bass & Guitar), and Michel Marques (Drums). They sing in Portuguese and English. M’Vula, a name which…

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Fally Ipupa

Fally Ipupa, the famous Congolese Artiste

Fally Ipupa, one of the most popular artiste to come from Central Africa, sprang his musical career across the continent while winning the hearts of his French-speaking audience especially in Europe and North America. His music is a mixture of the local Soukous Ndombolo music with Pop and R&B, creating a sweet rhythmic rendition. The foremost singer/songwriter, guitarist and dancer…

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Efya, the award winning vocalist

Efya The talented songstress described her genre as Neo-soul, jazz and timeless. Her music prowess is evident in all of her works, as her genre leans towards the soulful music with roots in the contemporary blues, RnB, and jazz A genre popularized by the likes of Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Alicia Keys. Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Efya is soaring high and…

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Victoria Kimani at 5thAFRIMA in Accra


Kimani was one of the African Artiste who attended the 5th AFRIMA World Calendar Unveiling held on May 21, 2018 in Accra Ghana. Also part of a panel of discussion who spoke on the challenges and future of the music business in Africa. Kimani shared her experience as a Kenyan artiste and how there have been progress compared to what…

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Falz - 5thAFRIMA | All Africa Music Awards

Falz, Nigerian Multi Talented Entertainer

Falz have proven to us that his musical talent is rare, exceptional and versatile. It is mixed with brilliance and creativity. His growth in the music industry have left lots of his fans impressed and desiring more. We are certain that this young guy will be here for a while. He introduced a different style into the Nigerian music scene,…

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Zeynab Abib | All Africa Music Awards 5thAFRIMA

Zeynab Abib; the Beninese Music Icon

Zeynab Abib is a Beninese music icon, born Oloukèmi Zeynab Abibou. She is a renowned singer and song writer, passionate about music and her tradition. She proficiently combines RnB and the Beninese (Yoruba) culture with a fusion of native idioms and modern musical instruments, thereby, preserving the African traditional sound. Zeynab released her first album ‘intori’ in 2002, and has since been celebrated…

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