Inspirational story of Salif Keita, the Golden Voice of Africa

Salif Keita, also known as the golden voice of Africa was born in Mali on August 25th, 1949. In spite of a noble lineage tracing back to Sundiata Keita, the 13th-century founder of the Malian empire, Salif Keita grew up in royal affluence but in a poor farming household. It came as a shock to […]

Akon’s wife set to invest $12 million in Ugandan entertainment industry

Rozina Negusei, wife of Senegalese-American musician and entrepreneur, Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam known popularly as Akon, has announced an investment package of $12 million for the Ugandan entertainment industry over a period of five years. She made this disclosure after a visit to the East-African country upon invitation by Isaac Kigozi, Managing Director of […]

The Gambia’s First Cultural Academy To Be Built by Music Icon, Sona Jobarteh 

Sona Jobarteh is a distinguished multi-instrumentalist and composer from The Gambia, West Africa. She has revealed plans to build The Gambia’s first cultural academy. Sona was born into a family of traditional musicians whose musical roles emanated from the people of Manding (the Mali Empire) dated several centuries back. Traditionally, the Kora instrument is mainly […]

Wakanda City will be built across Africa; not only Senegal – Akon

When Senegalese-American superstar and philanthropist Aliaume Damala, with stage name Akon, announced his plan to commence the construction of a futuristic city in His homeland Senegal, some people embraced the idea and touted it as visionary whilst others criticized his choice of country for the project; to these people, Akon has chosen Senegal because he […]

The African ‘Waka Waka’ many don’t know about

In 1985, the Golden Sounds, a group made of Cameroon’s security men, recorded a catchy song called “Zangawela.” The song Zangawela became an international hit leading Golden Sounds to rename themselves as Zangawela. It’s believed that the song was made in honor of African soldiers who fought to liberate Europe from being colonized by the German tribe in […]

Akon set to embark on a multi-purpose tour of Africa

Akon has revealed plans to embark on a tour around African countries starting in Ghana. The American born Senegalese origin singer, had earlier this year given a hint of his plan to tour Africa and other parts of the world including Latin America during his interview with Ebro in the morning radio host Ebro, the […]

Akon challenges African Media to redefine the image of the continent

Challenging the African Press to be more responsible and to redefine the image of the continent, popular singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, actor and founder of two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution with several awards on his name, Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam popularly known by his stage name Akon told the […]