Music - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper South Africa rapper Maarohanye convicted for murder Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:40:06 +0200 Ojong Debra Watching out for Franco-Nigerian singer, Asa Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:40:36 +0200 Similar to the British Invasion of the 1960s, a Nigerian Invasion of musical acts has been scoring success in the Anglophone world for decades: Fela Kuti, Sade, Sunny Adé, Seal, Femi Kuti, Ayọ, Nneka… and now, Aṣa. Raised in Lagos, the soulful 29-year-old was born Bukola Elemide in Paris to Nigerian parents. The diverse influences of D'Angelo, Angélique Kidjo, Erykah Badu, Lagbaja and others whose music Aṣa played relentlessly in Lagos reveal themselves in her albums: <i class="spip">Aṣha</i> (2007) and <i class="spip">Beautiful Imperfection</i> (2010). Miles Marshall Lewis Hao Ge: An African super star singer in China Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:03:54 +0200 He is a qualified engineer from Nigeria who has become a super star in China. His stage name, Hao Ge, could be translated into "good song." Discovered by virtue of a reality TV show in 2006, Hao Ge has since become a force to reckon with on the Chinese entertainment scene. Victor Guilbert Mathew Knowles on the Departure of Beyonce from Music World Entertainment Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:20:26 +0200 The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Ayo: The Nigerian-Gypsy who won't budge Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:37:11 +0200 Anyone attempting to prove the redemptive power of music needs to look no further than the Nigerian chanteuse, Ayọ. The 30-year-old soul singer defied all the odds that life stacked against her, successfully signing to Polydor Records in the mid-2000s and releasing <i class="spip">Joyful</i> (2006), <i class="spip">Gravity at Last</i> (2008) and this year's <i class="spip">Billie-Eve</i> in the space of five years. Miles Marshall Lewis Rap lawsuit raises digital music service questions Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:23:51 +0200 <p class="spip">The most closely watched lawsuit in the music industry asks this question: how much should a song on iTunes or another digital music service be worth to the performer?</p> <p class="spip">The artist at the center of the suit is Eminem, but some of the biggest beneficiaries of the case may be thousands of older artists who have not released an album in decades.</p> Wyclef Jean shot through the hand in Haiti Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:37:06 +0100 <p class="spip">Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean was recovering Sunday after he was shot in the hand, his publicist said.</p> <p class="spip">Spokeswoman Cindy Tanenbaum said Jean, who was in Haiti, was shot in Port-au-Prince on Saturday — on the eve of the country's presidential runoff vote.</p> Youssou Ndour: Live! Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:24:44 +0100 Five years ago, the famed Pompidou Centre in central Paris hosted Africa Remix, a far-reaching exhibition of modern artists from all across the Motherland. Present-day Africa came to life in a different way more recently at the Bercy Stadium sports arena, when thousands of African Parisians converged to see Senegalese star Youssou N'Dour live. The stately 51-year-old, certainly his continent's most famous living singer, turned out to be an unlikely sex symbol: 90 percent of the Bercy crowd were women, dressed to the nines for the occasion. High heels, buxom cleavage, boubou gowns, formfitting printed dresses and plentiful hair weaves were all on display in celebration of one man. For over four hours, N'Dour did not disappoint. Miles Marshall Lewis Janet Jackson signs film production deal Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:43:56 +0100 Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Disney kills 'Yellow Submarine' remake Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:23:30 +0100 <p class="spip">The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed Mars Needs Moms producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film Yellow Submarine, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p class="spip">Submarine was already facing a few rocky reefs before this weekend. There were budget issues, and a key presentation Zemeckis was to have made before the Beatles heirs kept being pushed back. A December date for the confab was scrapped and never rescheduled. But sources say the disastrous $6.9 million opening for the $150 million-budgeted Mars, produced by Zemeckis, guaranteed that Submarine would never set sail at Disney. The producer-director is now free to shop the project to another studio.</p> Lauryn Hill announces spring tour dates Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:52:08 +0100 <p class="spip">Fans of former Fugee Lauryn Hill have another chance to see the iconic singer in action now that she's announced new spring tour dates.</p> <p class="spip">After putting on a series of winter tour dates, L-Boogie is taking over 12 U.S. cities including Miami, Atlanta and L.A.</p> Ex-bodyguard threatens nude Britney Spears pix Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:46:39 +0100 <p class="spip">For all your typing pervs who nodded yes, congratulations, you may be in luck! A former bodyguard of Brit's named Fernando Flores is threating to release snapshots of the blonde hotshot's TVA for all to see. And just what would have him release such precious keepsakes?</p> <p class="spip">Big man believes Spears sexually harassed him on several occassions by allegedly flaunting her nakedness at every opportune moment annnnd sending him blonde & naughty flicks ("They're really explicit..." that if leaked to the public would "shock and disgust the majority of her fans."</p> Usher giving Qaadafi profits to charity Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:51:50 +0100 R&B superstar Usher announced Friday (March 4) that he was donating to various charities proceeds from appearing at a private event at St. Barts linked to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to a statement made to the Associated Press. Prince sued for $700,000 over legal fees Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:21:18 +0100 <p class="spip">A New York City law firm says Prince owes more than $700,000 in legal fees for services that included helping to settle financial obligations to his former wife.</p> <p class="spip">The firm is suing the "Purple Rain" singer in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.</p> Afrika Bambaataa: Founder of hip-hop culture Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:50:09 +0100 Known as the godfather of hip-hop, Afrika Bambaataa evolved from an inner-city gang leader to the emissary of a worldwide youth culture. Miles Marshall Lewis