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Mixes: Dj Neptizzle Presents – The Ultimate Afrobeats 2014

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Finally oh Finally it is here!!!!

One of the most anticipated mixes of the year has finally dropped! Dj Neptizzle’s The Ultimate Afrobeats 2014 mix is fully loaded with the biggest tracks of 2014 including  hits from Wizkid, Mafikizolo, Davido, Sarkodie, Uhuru, Burna Boy, Castro and Sona to name a few. Speaking from experience I can tell you that you will not stop grooving from the beginning to the end!

What are you waiting for!?

To download head over to Mobo.com (or click the link) Your ears will love you for this.. Trust Me!

 

Don’t forget to check out the Ultimate Afrobeats Show every Wednesday from 9PM on Represent Radio. 

 

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Events: Mafikizolo UK Tour


Mafikizolo- London

 

 

As summer comes to an end here in the UK there are a number of shows to send the season off with a bang!

 

South African Super Group Mafikizolo will be touring the UK this weekend only!

London – 22nd August – Hackney Empire 

Manchester – 23rd August – The Ritz

Coventry – 24th August  – Club Platinum

 

For the family friendly show in London you can purchase tickets HERE on the Hackney Empire Website.

Or

Check below for your closest ticket vendor!

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Mafikizolo + A live band? This is one show you do not want to miss!

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Mixes: Dj Invisible Presents -The Afrocentric Mix

DJ Invisible

 

The Great British summer is upon us which means plenty of BBQs, Picnic’s and Gatherings but what is summer without a summer mix!?

Dj Invisible gets the ball rolling with the Afrocentric Mix which features some of the hottest tracks of the past year. On one mix you can hear all your favourites from “Johnny” and “Dorobucci” over to “Adonai”, Tchelete” and “Ginger” to name a few. This is certainly one to get the functions going..

 

Take a listen…

You can download the mix Here

 

Twitter: DJInvisibleGh
Website: www.djinvisible.co.uk

You can catch DJ Invisible each and every Saturday on Rainbow Radio from 13.00 – 16.00 GTM

 

 

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The 2014 MTV MAMA Award Winners

 

 

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The MTV MAMA Awards took place this past Saturday (7th June) at the Durban National Conference Centre South Africa and from the response across social media the show was a good one!

Hosted by Marlon Wayans the show boasted performances from the likes of, Sarkodie & Miguel, Dr Sid, Don Jazzy & Tiwa Savage, Fally Ipupa, Uhuru, Mafikizolo, Oskido ,Trey Songz and Davido to name a few. Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Clarence Peters and Davido were the main winners of the night scooping two awards each, with Ghana’s Sarkodie scooping Best Hip-Hop act and Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong’o winning Personality of the year.

Video clips of the performances are yet to surface and I am not sure if the awards will be broadcasted over here in the UK. But if it will, I will be sure to let you know!

Just added: I found out that BET International will be airing the awards from June 12th onwards! Woop

 

Check out the full list of Award Winners:

Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group: Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Best New Act: Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Live Act: Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration: “Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)

Best Hip Hop: Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Alternative: Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)

Best Francophone: Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone: Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Artist of the Year: Davido (Nigeria)

Song of the Year: “Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Video: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

Best Pop: Goldfish (South Africa)

Best International: Pharrell

Personality of the Year: Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)

MTV Base Leadership Award: Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)

Transform Today Award by Absolut: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

 

P.s I hope videos of the performances do surface because I heard the Lady Smith Black Mambazo done an awesome cover of “Y-tjukutja”. I need to see it!

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Mixes: DJ Fiifii – #Mix22: Afrohouse Special

Afrohouse Fiifi

 

Now this is what I have been waiting a very long time for!

DJ Fiifii drops one of the hottest mixes of 2014 and right on time for summer!

The #Mix22 Afrohouse special is packed full with some of the hottest tracks to come out of Southern Africa in the past year or so including some of my favourites “Easy to Love” “Wena” “Legoma” “Wafa Wafa” “Bella” and “Njilo” just to name a few. I have repeated this mix so many times in the past couple of days. Trust me when I say this is one mix you do not want to miss!!

Check it out..

 

 

 

 

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The BET Awards: Best International Act (Africa) Nominees

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BET have announced the categories and nominees for the 2014 BET Awards taking place on Sunday 29th June in Los Angeles and the nominations for the Best International Act (Africa) are as follows.

Sarkodie – Ghana 

Tiwa Savage – Nigeria

Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania 

Davido – Nigeria 

Mafikizolo – South Africa

Toofan – Togo 

I must say this is a pretty good selection as Davido, Sarkodie and Mafikizolo have all had a very very successful year.

Sarkodie who just scooped four awards at the Ghana Music Awards and an MTV MAMA Award nomination for Best Hip Hop Act may be trying to make this a double after he won the award jointly with WizKid back in 2012. After completing a successful American tour, bagging four MTV MAMA Award nominations and with mega hits “Skelewu” and “Aye” to name a few Davido has dominated the airways over the past year without the release of an album. South African duo Mafikizolo commanded everyone’s  attention last year with their smash “Khona” and have been on a roll ever since also bagging four MTV MAMA Award nominations.

Good Luck to all the nominees this year and I hope BET actually air who wins for the masses (the rest of the world) and to help raise awareness for Afrobeats on a mega scale.

 

P.S: I’ve got a little bone to pick. On the BET Best International Act (Africa) page (Here) it has Sarkodie down as and I quote “Made up of 13 super producers from Ghana” “With their dance heavy tracks” when in fact Sarkodie is a solo rapper. This just goes to show that someone over at BET has not done their research correctly. Considering the fact that Sarkodie has not only been nominated but has also won before  is very embarrassing on BET’s part. It also goes to show that African acts are still not respected in mainstream “Urban” (If you want to call it that) music at least not enough to research and write a correct profile. In fact all the profiles from each artist lacks Oomf as if someone just pulled names out of a hat and selected the acts, no thorough details on each act was discussed in their profile. If you are going to do such a category the least you can do is treat it with the same amount of respect you would treat others. If you have no clue about a genre there is no harm in contacting DJs, bloggers or even fans to really find out more info on the movers and the shakers of a genre.

I don’t mean to rant but I am a lover of Africa and our music, I do this for The love of Afrobeats (See what I did there? AyAy) and I think it’s about time our artists started getting the respect they truly deserve as some acts really work hard to put out the best they can. If they are going to be rewarded for this they should be treated with respect.

Peace!

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Hot New Video: Davido & Mafikizolo – Tchelete (Good Life)

The full visual is finally here!

We have been waiting eagerly since the snippet last week and now the full video for one of the hottest collaborations of the year has been released!

Check out the hot video for “Tchelete (Good Life)” by Mafikizolo and Davido shot in Victoria Island, Lagos.

You are not human if you can stay still whilst watching this video.. It’s sooo groovy! Sheesh

Nhlanhla is always styled perfectly! She’s so gorgeous! In fact.. Her and Theo both look great!!  

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Video Teaser: Davido & Mafikizolo – Tchelete

Now this is one collaboration I am super excited about!

Nigerian hit maker Davido and the dynamic duo of South Africa that is Mafikizolo come together for the single “Tchelete”.

Shot in Lagos Nigeria the video and single is scheduled to be released next Wednesday the 30th so until then we will have to settle for the teaser.

With Davido fresh off an American tour and 8 MAMA Award nominations between them both Mafikizolo and Davido are riding the waves of success.

I’m so excited about this!  

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The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards

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The nominations for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) have been announced with South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Uhuru and Nigeria’s Davido leading the pack with four nominations each. This years show has 15 categories two of which are in non-music related fields with nominations for artists including Ice Prince, Wiz Kid, R2Bees, Fally Ipupa, Heavy K, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Efya and London’s very own Fuse ODG to name a few.

The MAMA Awards promises to be packed full with a host of performances from African and international artists with the host yet to be announced.

The show will take place on the 7th June 2014 at the Durban International Convention Centre,  South Africa and will air live on MTV Base & MTV across the African continent at 9PM Central African Time (What about us Londoners 😦 ? )

Check out some of the nominations !

Best Collaboration:
Amani ft. Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Best Hip Hop:
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Song of the Year:
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Female:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Male:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

 

 

That “Best Collaboration” and “Best Song” category is going to be very very hard for me to select.

To see the rest of the nominations and to cast your vote for your favourite to win  CLICK HERE

With all the hits that were released in the past year I’m excited to see the winners and the performers!

The question is how do I attend? I want to go! Maybe if I speak it into existence I shall be there lol. 

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