Tupac Shakur receives Walk of Fame star honour in the same month as birthday

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Tupac Shakur received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, just several days before the hip-hop legend’s birthday. The late rapper’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, accepted the star on behalf of their family. During her speech, she shed tears while describing her older brother’s vision of being

REVIEW: This Australian-Zimbabwean is a triumphant Tina Turner

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Sydney’s Theatre Royal, May 18 By Michael Bailey Needless to say, the success or otherwise of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical will hinge on who is playing the icon of soul and rock’n’roll. And wow, producer Paul Dainty has found a standout for his Australian version of this Broadway hit from

UK: Macheso headlines much anticipated Jam Afro Festival

By Staff Reporter SUNGURA music maestro Alick Macheso will be one of the major draw cards at this year’s edition of Jam Afro Festival at the Ramgarhia Community Centre in Leicester, United Kingdom on Saturday. RELATED: Diaspora Insurance now a ‘truly pan-African business’ – founder and CEO WATCH: UK-based Diaspora Insurance now operating in 13

Zimbabwe Music Awards 2023: Freeman HKD, Feli Nandi and Gemma lead nominations

By Anno Shumba for Music Africa The nominees for the 2023 edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMAs) have been announced ahead of the gala ceremony at 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare, on 3 June. Leading the nominations is Freeman HKD with five nods, followed by Feli Nandi and Gemma Griffiths with four apiece. Saintfloew, Leo Magoz and Janet Manyowa have three nominations

Nigerian Afrobeat star Kuti arrested over alleged police assault

By Associated Press ABUJA: A Nigerian Afrobeat star was arrested Monday after being accused of assaulting a police officer in the commercial hub of Lagos. Seun Kuti was detained at the Lagos State police headquarters after turning himself in, according to police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin, who tweeted photos of the celebrity in handcuffs. The son

Fugees rapper in political conspiracy trial launches defence

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: A Fugees rapper on trial in a multimillion-dollar campaign finance and foreign influence case was trying to reinvent himself as he entered the political arena, not break any laws, defence attorneys said Monday. Prakazrel “Pras” Michel became a best-selling, Grammy-winning artist with the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees, but in the

Everton Mlalazi inspires hope with his music this Easter

By The Citizen As we approach the Easter season, many people reflect on their faith and seek messages of hope to uplift their spirit, and gospel artist Everton Mlalazi strongly believes his music will do just that. With the release of his latest single and upcoming album, he aims to share his story of faith

Senegal’s Baaba Maal returns after years with new album

By Associated Press Amid a changing, modernizing world with climate change threatening his home, Senegalese singer-songwriter and activist Baaba Maal is releasing his first album in seven years, “Being.” The genre-crossing album, released by Marathon Artists last Friday, is explores those themes and showcases traditional African instruments along with futuristic electronic sounds. The first single from

Spotify goes on amapiano tour in South Africa

By Music Africa Organised in partnership with South African Tourism, the tour, designed around some of Spotify’s most popular amapiano playlists, sought to highlight South African and amapiano culture to content creators from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. The tour also aimed to impress on the guests the power of collaborations and how streaming

Mozambicans march to honour protest rapper after his death

By Associated Press MAPUTO: Mozambicans are planning marches across the country to honor Azagaia, a popular protest rapper and fierce government critic, who died last week. Memorial marches are planned in every major city on Saturday for the musician who died after an epileptic seizure at the age of 38. The nationwide demonstrations follow Azagaia’s

Award-winning South African jazz singer Gloria Bosman dies

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: Smooth-voiced South African jazz musician Gloria Bosman has been lauded for her contribution to the country’s music industry in a career spanning more than two decades. Bosman died on Tuesday following a short illness, her family announced. “After a short illness, she transcended peacefully at her home, surrounded by family,” the

Drake announces 2023 North American tour with 21 Savage

By Associated Press Four-time Grammy-winner Drake is teaming up with collaborator 21 Savage for a North American arena tour this year. The It’s All a Blur Tour will kick off June 16 in New Orleans and stop in Dallas, Miami, New York, Montreal, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Additional shows including Toronto will be announced

US: World-renowned musician and performing artist brings Zimbabwe to Boulder

By Boulder Weekly UNITED STATES: When Julia Chigamba takes the stage at Boulder’s eTown Hall this week, she’ll bring generations of experience with her. The founder and director of the Chinyakare Ensemble — an Oakland, California-based collective of musicians, performers and teachers of Zimbabwean music and dance — comes from a long line of influential artists dedicated to preserving