For our first collection of new stuff from some dope African acts to listen to this year, we’ve carefully curated some fresh sounds that could very easily last decades on your playlist, selected from different genres of music, we’ve got a variety of flavours to serve you one super platter of a magnificent dish. Bon apetit!
2018! 2018! 2018! if you were a Nigerian child, at this point I would be asking you how many times I called your name. It took you long enough to come to an end, and even though you still linger for a few days more, I think I can safely say thank you for the music but now it’s time to go.
This year brought in so much music; the ones we expected, the ones we begged for and the ones we didn’t see coming a mile away. While this is not a chart-like-piece or in-depth reviews of the projects, I think it’s a good place to start taking stock of what musical gifts 2018 dragged in.
Let me start in the corniest way possible; it was Thursday the 15th of November just after 5pm CAT, she walked through the doors at Trans Africa Radio where I work as a Radio Host & all round superman. I had finally reached the end of the road, it had been months of sliding into her DMs trying to arrange an interview and here she was in the flesh. I was ecstatic!
The past weekend at the 24th South African Music Awards simply called the SAMAs, was all glitz and glamour for the stars, the politicians and other key players in the industry which would include us; ‘the media’.
We’ve put together a few visuals that would take you through the journey, with a focus on the night of the broadcast awards red carpet looks.
Jessica Mbangeni was certainly our fav! what with all the feathers!