Latest News for: African music talent


Eddie Murphy reunites Sexual Chocolate for ‘Coming 2 America’ soundtrack

New York Post 06 Mar 2021
How Zamunda in ‘Coming to America’ instilled African pride in black Americans ... And then you had all this talent.” ... “It was part of the DNA of this film, and it made sense,” said Sipho Dlamini, CEO of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan South Africa, who worked on the inclusion of African talent.

On Community: Playwright August Wilson and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

The McDonough County Voice 19 Feb 2021
One aspect of the African-American experience that Wilson reflects in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is the struggle to be respected for having distinctive talent. During her career, white music managers and tour promoters often took advantage of African-American ...

McDonald’s Salutes The Faces of Black History with Virtual Online Campaign on 360WiSE

Tyler Morning Telegraph 16 Feb 2021
The Faces of Black History acknowledges the contributions of African Americans to America, from slavery to the present ... From Negro Spirituals to Rap music and everything in between, this talented four member cast takes the audience on a high energy excursion through African American Culture.

Nasty C & Wizkid to perform at MTV Africa Music Awards

Independent online (SA) 01 Feb 2021
"The MAMAs are a global spotlight on African music and artists, and this lineup of incredible talent speaks to the tremendous power of music on our continent," said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager ViacomCBS Networks Africa ... South African Hip Hop sensation ...

Organisers unveil performance lineup for virtual MTV Africa Music Awards

Business Day Online 29 Jan 2021
“The MAMAS is a global spotlight on African music and artists, and the lineup of incredible talent speaks to the tremendous power of music on our continent,” said Monde Twala, senior vice president and general manager, Viacom CBS Networks Africa.

DJ Khaled to host MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021

Music News 22 Jan 2021
We can’t wait to showcase the latest African musical stars and culture to the MAMA themed MTV World Stage.” ... The MAMA Kampala 2021 event will celebrate African talent across 20 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.

MLK Unity Group going virtual for 40th annual event

Chico Enterprise Record 17 Jan 2021
and Second Baptist Church have always been our sponsors because they’re an important part of the African American community here in Chico and in Butte County.” ... Others will share their musical and dancing talents, as the program will be led by artist and video director Joshua Edwards of JE Photography and Productions.

SA and Canada collab for South African Music Week

Independent online (SA) 11 Jan 2021
The South African entertainment industry takes another spin as it introduces ... “We are excited to write a new chapter for the South African music industry by bringing the world to our doorstep, using the digital age to unearth emerging talent and plugging it into a global audience.

We are focused on building the highest aggregator of African content – Ogelle founder

Business Day Online 05 Dec 2020
We have partnered notable talents in the area of music too, like the Nobody remix by DJ Neptune featuring Laycon and Joeboy that was released exclusively on our platform ... We will focus more on young and talented Africans who have been shut out by other platforms due to the high entry barrier that is killing the creative industry in Africa.

MTV Africa Music Awards holds in Uganda February 2021

Business Day Online 27 Nov 2020
The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, recognizes and rewards musicians, trailblazers and those who are shining light on the continent’s diverse talents and creativity by instilling positive impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year.

MTV Africa Music Awards to Return in Virtual Form

The Hollywood Reporter 25 Nov 2020
The music celebration, which last took place in 2016, will happen in partnership with Uganda's Ministry of Tourism at a time ViacomCBS' African business is expanding its original content ... "MAMA has always been a celebration and recognition of African music, talent, and culture, and we would love to bring more MAMAs to the African continent.".

Pee Dee natives among those honored on African-American History Calendar

The Darlington News & Press 20 Nov 2020
The Jenkins Institute, founded in 1891, was formerly known as the “Jenkins Orphanage.” What started as a simple act of kindness from a husband and wife taking in four orphans would eventually turn into a musical empire that has inspired some of the country’s most famous African American talents.