Apple Music Awards: Wizkid nabs African Artist of the Year for 2021
Apple Music Awards: Wizkid nabs African Artist of the Year for 2021

Apple has announced the winners of the third annual Apple Music Awards, recognising the best artists of 2021 and their influence on global culture...

1 Dec 2021

Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa
Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa

Selam is launching the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (Panaf), a new network building initiative funded by the Swedish Arts Council...

25 Nov 2021

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth
The creative industry is a major tool for Africa's GDP growth

Africa's creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent's youth out of poverty...

23 Nov 2021

2021 Accountability Music Awards: Online voting open
2021 Accountability Music Awards: Online voting open

Voting is now open for the 2021 Accountability Music Awards...

18 Nov 2021

Canex at IATF2021 to include some of Africa's superstars
Canex at IATF2021 to include some of Africa's superstars

Canex plans to include some of Africa's superstars taking part in high-level policy discussions, informal conversations, showcases and live...

29 Oct 2021

Eight African artists join #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022
Eight African artists join #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022

YouTube has announced a roster of 54 artists, songwriters and producers selected to join the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022. Among the acts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA and the UK are eight African artists based in Nigeria, South...

22 Oct 2021

Music streamers turn to telcos to make Africa pay
Music streamers turn to telcos to make Africa pay

Africa, with its internationally recognised musical talent - and growing mobile phone use - is central to Swedish music streamer Spotify's plans to extend its reach to a billion customers...

12 Oct 2021

Dillon Khan, vice president of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios and Creative Service Africa at ViacomCBS
Dillon Khan speaks to celebrating African heritage with comedy and music

We speak to Dillon Khan about the Make Life Funnier EP by Comedy Central Africa...

Emily StanderBy Emily Stander 11 Oct 2021

All the 2021 Afrima Awards nominees
All the 2021 Afrima Awards nominees

The African Union Commission (AUC) and The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) have released the 2021 nominees list...

23 Sep 2021

Free Creative Africa Nexus conference to take place at Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban
Free Creative Africa Nexus conference to take place at Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban

Africa's largest creative gathering, The Creative Africa Nexus, will take place at the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021from 15 - 21 November 2021 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal...

10 Sep 2021

Gallo Music Investments with shareholder Black Coffee closes deal on Content Connect Africa
Gallo Music Investments with shareholder Black Coffee closes deal on Content Connect Africa

Following Arena Holdings' acquisition of South Africa's largest and oldest independent label Gallo Record Company (Gallo Music Investments - GMI), is now showing its interest in the future of the African music industry by partnering with Africa's...

6 Sep 2021

Afrima receives record number of 8,880 entries for 2021 edition
Afrima receives record number of 8,880 entries for 2021 edition

The African Union Commission and The International Committee of All Africa Music Awards, (Afrima), have received a staggering number of 8,880 entries for the Afrima 2021 Awards.

30 Aug 2021

Publiseer introduces music licensing services on its platform
Publiseer introduces music licensing services on its platform

Publiseer has introduced music licensing services on its platform...

12 Jul 2021

Nigerian singing legend Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan dies
Nigerian singing legend Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi aka Sound Sultan dies

Nigerian singing legend Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, more famously known as Sound Sultan, has died...

12 Jul 2021

Entries now open for All African Music Awards (Afrima) 2021
Entries now open for All African Music Awards (Afrima) 2021

The international committee of the All African Music Awards (Afrima) announced the 2021 event calendar at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the opening of Afrima 2021...

28 Jun 2021

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YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

YouTube Music is opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022...

10 Jun 2021

2021 Reeperbahn Festival International Pan-Africa to be held digitally
2021 Reeperbahn Festival International Pan-Africa to be held digitally

The Reeperbahn Festival International Pan-Africa digital event will be held from 31 May to 3 June. The festival is held in partnership with the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

27 May 2021

Africa Day: Using the internet to transform narratives
Africa Day: Using the internet to transform narratives

Alex Okosi, YouTube's EMEA MD for emerging markets discusses the important role the internet has to play in changing narratives about the African continent.

By Alex Okosi 25 May 2021

YouTube, MTV Base and Idris Elba join forces to celebrate Africa's next global talent this Africa Day
YouTube, MTV Base and Idris Elba join forces to celebrate Africa's next global talent this Africa Day

MTV Base, YouTube, and Idris Elba announce the return of the Africa Day Concert 2021, which will be hosted by Golden Globe and SAG winner, Idris Elba this Africa Day, 25 May...

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TikTok celebrates #AfricaDay with #IamAfrican campaign ft. Cassper Nyovest, Lady Zamar and more
TikTok celebrates #AfricaDay with #IamAfrican campaign ft. Cassper Nyovest, Lady Zamar and more

TikTok and the African Union have partnered to place the spotlight on African content through a month-long campaign dubbed #IamAfrican in celebration of Africa Day on 25 May. The campaign calls on users to share their views on what makes them proudly...

13 May 2021



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