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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David Tayorault: 5th AFRIMA Juror

David Tayorault’s career began at the young age of 16, and he has grown to become one of the most outstanding game changers in the African music industry. He is a writer, composer, talent manager and an interpreter. Tayorault is a renowned activist dedicated to the emergence and achievements of many African artistes. He created, discovered and popularized certain rhythms such…

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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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Afrima 2018

Queen of Music in Southern Africa

The 2017 All Africa Music Awards saw the beautiful South African “Thandiswa” emerge winner, best female artiste in Southern Africa. A feat she graciously pulled off with her single “Nonsokolo”. Among those who contended in this category were Sally Boss Madam, Lebo Sekgoela, Busiswa, Babes Wodumo and Amanda Black. Thandiswa Mazai was born in Eastern Cape in 1976 – the…

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - The Golden Pen of 2018

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR – The Golden Pen of 2018

The season of celebration for the most prestigious music awards in Africa is here again. The 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) tagged 5th AFRIMA is presently in the frenzy mood with entry submission of songs through its online portal. Music artiste, DJ’s, producers, directors, songwriters, and choreographers in the creative industry will jostle to emerge winner of the 23.9…

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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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