Connect with us


Burna Boy teases new album ‘African Giant’



Nigerian star Burna Boy will release his debut album, titled ‘African Giant‘, later this month.

The project will feature previous releases, including ‘Anybody’, ‘Dangote’, ‘Gbona’ and ‘On The Low’.

In October and November, he will embark on the European leg of his ‘African Giant‘ tour, with stops in Brussels, Amsterdam, Wembley, Manchester and Leicester already announced and more to come.

The Nigerian recently teamed up with British artist Mahalia on the Playground Riddim-sampling ‘Simmer’, which will feature on her debut album, ‘Love and Comprimise’.


DNA test links African-American rapper James ‘JG’ Guyton to Nigeria



James ‘JG’ Guyton

In a bid to find his root, African-American singer, James Guyton knowns as JG, has traced his origin to Nigeria.

The rapper declared that his quest to find the lost information in his bloodline has finally yielded positive result as he has found his true family identity.

According to him, a direct DNA test conducted has linked him to his long lost ancestors in Nigeria. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he grew up in Sacramento, California where he had a rough upbringing and childhood.

In pursuit of a better life, he moved to Denver, Colorado as an adult on a journey to find his deeper self and his higher calling in God, after losing both parents. Not only did he find his higher purpose along his journey, he also found his true family identity.

“So, the search began, and I began to look higher and deeper. This led me to my family tree. After digging through the family tree I decided to do a DNA test and all roots led back to the motherland, Nigeria,” he stated.

In spite of an unpalatable experience in the course of visiting Nigeria for the first time, JG believes in the Nigerian people and cares about helping where he is able. The music producer during his visit impacted a community and affected some indigent lives in his little way.

“I have been able to put a borehole in Ogun state for people who never had running water, put a new roof and ceiling on a widow’s house, and paid one year tuition for a University of Lagos (UNILAG) student,” he said.

“Also a sum of fifty thousand naira each has been earmarked for two persons who visit my page for financial assistance stating reasons why they need such. Not to mention the millions of Naira I spend every month empowering people connected to my music.

“Sometimes you got to take the good with the bad, keep the faith, and stay strong. God knows what he’s doing and is in control of everything. So, I keep it moving and I don’t have friends just family and home.”

As part of his effort to support the music industry and get Nigerians acquainted with, JG will be giving out N10,000 weekly in the course of the maiden edition of his #FWNGBUDanceChallenge, which is part of campaign to promote his latest music project “God Bless You” Now a hit Song in Nigeria..

The lyricist has collaborated with notable artistes including Platinum/Grammy nominated Paul Wall and Wande Coal. God Bless You is accompanied by a video that takes you on a journey from the Streets of Lagos to the Streets of Houston Texas.

On how to win, JG said contestants are to make a video dancing to #GODBLESSYOU ‘GBU’, upload on Instagram, then follow and tag @friendswitnobody! #FWNGBUDanceChallenge

“Get your friends to like the reposted video on @friendswitnobody IG page. The video that gets the highest views and likes wins every week for five weeks.

Continue Reading


Nigeria grabs 8 of 36 ‘All Africa Music Awards’, AFRIMA



All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA

Winners emerged at the All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA) on Saturday at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Female Artist in Western Africa
• Aya Nakamura (Mali) – ‘Pookie’
• Simi (Nigeria) – ‘I Dun Care’
• Jossey (Ivory Coast) – ‘Mise Au Point’
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – ‘One’ WINNER
• Kanvee Adams (Liberia) – ‘Daily Prayer’
• Teni (Nigeria) – ‘Case’
• Manamba Kante (Guinea) – ‘Nany Baly’
• Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – ‘Oh My Gosh’
• MzVee (Ghana) – ‘Bend Down’ ft. Kuame Eugene
• Niniola (Nigeria) – ‘Bana’

Best Male Artist in Western Africa
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Ye’ WINNER
• Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Wonder Woman’
• Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘Madu’
• Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Fever’
• King Promise (Ghana) – ‘Abena’
• Salif Keita (Mali) – ‘Gnamale’ ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
• Shatta Wale (Ghana) – ‘My Level’
• Sidiki Diabate (Mali) – ‘I Love You’
• DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast) – ‘Moto Moto’

Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop
• Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Kanyaga’
• Fireboy DML (Nigeria) – ‘Jealous’
Joeboy (Nigeria) – ‘Baby’ WINNER
• Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
• Mlindo the Vocalist (South Africa) – ‘Macala’ ft. Sfeesoh, Kwesta & Thabsie
• Rema (Nigeria) – ‘Dumebi’
• Skiibii (Nigeria) – ‘Sensima’ ft. Reekado Banks
• Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – ‘Moyo’
• Wax Dey (Cameroon) – ‘Magufuli’ ft. Mr. Leo & Locko
• Yann’Sine (Morocco) – ‘J’essaie’

Best African DJ
• Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
• J Africano (Morocco) – ‘Chandek’ ft. Muslim
• DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel (South Africa) – ‘iWalk Ya Phara’ ft. Moonchild Sanelly, K.O & Zulu Mkhathini
• DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – ‘Africa Proud’ ft. Wally B. Seck, Iba One, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley Enow, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Afrika & Bgmfk
• DJ Neptune (Nigeria) – ‘Demo’ ft. Davido
DJ Spinall (Nigeria) – ‘Dis Love’ ft. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage WINNER
• DJ Tunez (Nigeria) – ‘Turn Up ft. Wizkid & Reekado
• DJ Zinhle (South Africa) – Umlilo
• RJ The DJ (Tanzania) – ‘Good Time Drip’ ft. Abba, Country Boy, Giggy Money, Sanja Boy & Queen Darleen

Artist of the Year in Africa
• Aminux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Binek’
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Gbona’ WINNER
• Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Lâches Pas’
• Davido (Nigeria ) – ‘Wonder Woman’
• Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Kanyaga’
• Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
• Prince Kaybee (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswa and TNS
• Tamer Hosny (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Leh’
• Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Fever’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary
2Baba (Nigeria) – ‘Oyi’ WINNER
• Adil Assil (Morocco) – ‘Lala Moulati’
• Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime-moi’
• Kerozen (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘La Victoire’
• Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘Madu’
• Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
• Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’
• Salif Keita (Mali) – ‘Tonton’
• Sjava (South Africa) – ‘Umama’
• Tamy Moyo (Zimbabwe) – ‘Kwandinobva’
• Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) – ‘One’

Other winners and their categories are:

Best Male Artist in Central Africa
• C4 Pedro (Angola) – ‘Se Eu Soubesse’
• Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime Moi’
• Locko (Cameroon) – ‘Let Go’
• Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
• Maitre Gims (DRC) – ‘Hola Senorita’ ft. Maluma
• Rui Orlando (Angola) – ‘Me Leva Contigo’ ft. Barbara Bandeira
• Niska (Congo Brazzaville) – ‘Medicament’
Salatiel (Cameroon) – ‘Anita’ WINNER
• Ya Levis (DRC) – ‘Katchua’

Best Female Artist in Central Africa
• Anna Joyce (Angola) – ‘Destino’
• Blanche Bailly (Cameroon) – ‘Ton Pied Mon Pied’
• Bruna Tatiana (Angola) – ‘Musica Para Ti’
• Charlotte Dipanda (Cameroon) – ‘Un Jour Dans Ma Vie’
• Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Laches Pas’
• Duda (Angola) – ‘Fica So’ ft. Landrick
Shan’L (Gabon) – ‘Ces’t Pas Les Gbes’ WINNER
• Titica (Angola) – ‘Giro De Bicycleta’ ft. Laton Cordeiro

Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa
• Boy Black (Madagascar) – ‘Hitambarako’
• Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Inama’ ft. Fally Ipupa
• Harmonize (Tanzania) – ‘Never Give Up’
Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Leave Me Alone’ WINNER
• Shyn (Madagascar) – ‘Ngoma’ ft. Denise
• Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz
• Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
• Nyashinski (Kenya) – ‘Hello’

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa
• Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
• Maua Sama (Tanzania) – ‘Lokote’
• Nandy (Tanzania) – ‘Aibu’
Nikita Kering (Kenya) – ‘Happy With You’ WINNER
• Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – ‘Dip n’ Wine It’ ft. G Nako
• Sheeba (Uganda) – ‘Wankona’
• Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) – ‘Moyo’
• Queen Darleen (Tanzania) – ‘Mbali’ ft. Harmonize

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
• Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Draw My Life’
Amiinux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Biwaen’ WINNER
• Amr Diab (Egypt ) – ‘Bahebo’
• Cairokee (Egypt) – ‘Kan Lak Ma ‘Ya’
• DJ Moh Green (Algeria) – ‘Africa Proud’ ft. Wally B. Seck, IbaOne, Josey, Fanicko, Stanley, Kafon, Heritier, Dub Africa and BGMFK
• Mostafa Hagag (Egypt) – ‘Khatwa’
• Soolking (Algeria) – ‘Esperance’
• Tamer Hosny (Egypt) – ‘Naseny Lay’
• Yann’Sine (Morocco) – ‘J’essaie’

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
• Jaylann (Morocco) – ‘Allo allo’
• Kenza Morsli (Algeria) – ‘Kettal’
Nada Azhari (Morocco) – ‘Jrit’ WINNER
• Psychoqueen (Morocco) – ‘Enta’ Habibi’
• Salma Rachid (Morocco) – ‘Ma Gazzelle’ ft. Mok Saib
• Sherine (Egypt) – ‘Kadabeen’
• Souhila Ben Lachhab (Algeria) – ‘Donia Gdeda’

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
• AKA (South Africa) – ‘Jika’ ft. Yanga Chief
• Prince Kaybee ft Busiswa and TNS (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’
• Casper Nyovest (South Africa) – ‘Move For Me’ ft. Boskasie
• Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
Sjava (South Africa) – ‘Umama’ WINNER
• Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – ‘Dzamutsana’
• Winky D (Zimbabwe) – ‘MuGarden’ ft. Gemma
• Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene

Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
• Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe) – ‘Svoto’ ft. Mr Eazi
• Tamy Moyo (Zimbabwe) – ‘Kwandinobva’
• Zonke (South Africa) – ‘Tonight’
• Kelly Khumalo (South Africa) – ‘Jehova’ ft. J FLo
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’ WINNER
• Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Idhom’
• Trina South (Zambia) – ‘Weka’
• Chikune ft. Mbosso (Namibia) – ‘Pieces’

African Fans’ Favourite
• Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Wonder Woman’
• Ferre Gol (DRC) – ‘Pourquoi tu m’as fait ça?’
• GIMS and Maluma (DRC) – ‘Hola Señorita (Maria)’
• Kuami Eugene (Ghana) – ‘Oheemaa’ ft. KIDI
• Magasco (Cameroon) – ‘Calling My Driver’ ft. Mimie
Mohamed Ramadan (Egypt) – ‘Mafia’ WINNER
• Skiibii (Nigeria) – ‘Sensima’ ft. Reekado Banks
• The Ben (Rwanda) – ‘Fine Girl’
• WCB Wasafi (Tanzania) – ‘Jibebe ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava’

Album of the Year in Africa
• African Giant – Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Afrikan Sauce – Sauti Sol (Kenya) WINNER
• Chulo Vibes – Timaya (Nigeria)
• Limpopo Champions League – Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
• Manyan-Nyan – Vusi Nova (South Africa)
• Naked – Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
• Omo Charlie Champagne – Simi (Nigeria)
• Poetic Trance – Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco)
• Umqhele – Sjava (South Africa)
• Wilmer – Patorankin (Nigeria)

Best African Act in the Diaspora
• Aya Nakamura (Mali) – ‘Pookie’
• Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco) – ‘Nouria’
• Brian Nhira (Zimbabwe) – ‘Till Death Do Us Part’
• GIMS (DRC) – ‘Hola Señorita’ (Maria) ft. Maluma
• Hiro (DRC) – ‘À Découvert’ ft. Ninho
• Lbenj (Morocco) – ‘Amoureux Tombé’ ft. Mounim Slimani & DJ Med
Manno Beats (Chad) – ‘Akouna’ ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou WINNER
• Sookling (Algeria) – ‘Espérance’

Best African Collaboration
• AKA (South Africa) – ‘Jika’ ft. Yanga Chief
• Anselmo Ralph (Angola) – ‘Pra Cuiar Mais’ ft. C4 Pedro
• Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Killin Dem’ ft. Zlatan
• Dammy Krane (Nigeria) – ‘Balance Well’ ft. Olamide, Pearl Thusi & Medikal
• Davido and Chris Brown (Nigeria/USA) – ‘Blow My Mind’
• Farid Bang and French Montana and Khaled (Algeria/Morocco) – ‘Maghreb Gang’
• Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) – ‘One Ticket’ ft. Davido
• Larry Gaaga (Nigeria) – ‘Low’ ft. Wizkid
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene WINNER
• Prince Kaybee (South Africa ) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswa and TNS
• Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz

Best African Dance or Choreography
Aminux (Morocco) – ‘Bini W Binek’ WINNER
• Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – ‘Inama’ ft. Fally Ipupa
• DJ Arafat (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘Moto Moto’
• Irene Namatovu (Uganda) – ‘Tweyanze’
• Niniola (Nigeria ) – ‘Bana’
• Olamide (Nigeria) – ‘Woske’
• Rayvanny (Tanzania) – ‘Tetema’ ft. Diamond Platnumz
• Serge Beynaud (Cote d’Ivoire) – ‘Kota na Kota’
• Toofan (Togo) – ‘Gbessi Gbeko’

Best African Duo, Group or Band
• B2C Kampala Boyz (Uganda) – ‘Yatonda’
• Charly Na Nina (Rwanda) – ‘Komeza Unyirebere’
• Dream Boyz and Nelson Freitas (Angola) – ‘Falta de Mim’
• Jano Band (Ethiopia) – ‘Yetikur Almaz’
• Kika Troupe (Uganda) – ‘Nabalanga’
• Mi Casa (South Africa) – ‘TOCA’ ft. Jay Em
Sauti Sol (Kenya) – ‘Extravaganza’ ft. Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Crystal Asige & Kaskazini WINNER
• Toofan (Togo) – ‘Ou Lè’ ft. Jacob Desvarieux & Kassav
• WCB Wasafi (Tanzania) – Jibebe ft. Diamond Platnumz & Mbosso & Lavalava

Best African Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro
• Black Coffee and David Guetta (South Africa) – ‘Drive’ ft. Delilah Montagu
• DJ Maphorisa, DJ Raybel (South Africa) – ‘iWalk Ya Phara’ ft. Moonchild Sanelly
• Guiltybeatz, Mr. Eazi and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana/Nigeria) – ‘Pilolo’
Manno Beats (Chad) – ‘Akouna’ ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou WINNER
• Mobi Dixon (South Africa) – ‘Abantu’ ft. Samthing Soweto
• Niniola (Nigeria ) – ‘Bana’
• Olamide (Nigeria) – ‘Woske’
• Prince Kaybee (South Africa) – ‘Banomoya’ ft. Busiswaand TNS
• Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Wakanda Forever’ ft. Ycee

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop
• Biura (Angola) – ‘Fora Da Zona’ ft. Bruno AG and Jéssica Pitbull
• DJ Africano (Morocco) – ‘Chandek’ ft. Muslim
• Falz (Nigeria) – ‘Hypocrite’ ft. Demmie Vee
• Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Leave Me Alone’ (Wachana Na Nimi)
Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’ WINNER
• Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene
• Nyashinski (Kenya) – ‘Marathon Runner’
• Sarkodie (Ghana) – ‘Bibii’ ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ
• Soolking (Morocco) – ‘Esperance’
• The Big Hash (South Africa) – ‘Circles’

Best Artist, Duo in Group in African Jazz
• Black Motion (South Africa) – ‘Joy Joy’ ft. Brenden Praise
• Brymo (Nigeria) – ‘Bá’núsọ’
• Carmen Souza (Cabo Verde) – ‘Soul Searching’
• Judith Sephuma (South Africa) – ‘Dance’
• Mandisi Dyantyis (South Africa) – ‘Somandla’
Owen & Tiana (Gabon) – ‘African Time’ WINNER
• Ray Lema (DRC) – ‘Transcendance’
• Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane (South Africa) – ‘African Heart’

Best African Rapper/Lyricist
• Biura (Angola) – ‘Fora Da Zona’ ft. Bruno AG and Jéssica Pitbull
• Double S (Uganda) – ‘Certy’ ft. Skepta
• Frank Casino (South Africa) – ‘Sudden’ ft. Cassper Nyovest & Major Leage DJz
• Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) – ‘Superman’
• Nadia Nakai (South Africa) – ‘Imma Boss’
Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘SMA’ ft. Rowlene WINNER
• Nyashinski (Kenya) Marathon Runner
• Sarkodie (Ghana) – ‘Bibii’ ft. LJ, Tulenkey, Frequency, K. Mole, ToyBoi, Yeyo, Amerado, 2Fyngers, Obkay & CJ

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall
• Daphne (Cameroon) – ‘Ne Lâches Pas’
• Navy Kenzo (Tanzania) – ‘Roll It’
• Patorankin (Nigeria) – ‘Confirm ft. Davido’
• Praiz (Nigeria) – ‘Hustle’ ft. Stonebwoy
• Rosa Ree (Tanzania) – Dip n Wine It ft. G Nako
• Rudeboy (Nigeria) – ‘Reason With Me’
• Shatta Wale (Ghana) – ‘My Level’
Stonebwoy (Ghana) – ‘Tuff Seed’ WINNER
• Timaya Nigeria) – ‘Balance’
• Winky D (Zimbabwe) – ‘MuGarden ft. Gemma’

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul
• Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) – ‘Draw My Life’
• Anna Joyce (Angola) – ‘Destino’
• C4 Pedro (Angola) – ‘Se Eu Soubesse’
• Davido & Chris Brown (Nigeria) – ‘Blow My Mind’
• Hillzy (Zimbabwe) – ‘TV Room’ ft. Garry Mapanzure WINNER
• Landrick (Angola) – ‘Distância’
• Locko (Cameroon) – ‘Let Go’
• Sarz & WurlD (Nigeria) – ‘Trobul’

Continue Reading


Listen to Davido’s new album, ‘A Good Time’



'A Good Time' cover

Davido – Sweet in the Middle (Audio) ft. Wurld, Naira Marley, Zlatan

Davido – D & G (Audio) ft. Summer Walker

Davido – Check Am (Audio)

Davido – Green Light Riddim (Audio)

Davido – Get to You (Audio)

Davido – Disturbance (Audio) ft. Peruzzi

Davido – Company (Audio)

Davido – Big Picture (Audio) ft. Gunna, Dremo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Davido – 1 Milli (Audio)

Davido – One Thing (Audio)

Davido – Animashaun (Audio) ft. Yonda

Continue Reading