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Theophilus _ ‘My African Queen’ (Prod: Rahim)


The appreciation of beauty and the expression of love towards the African woman is such that can not be over emphasized, just as 2face described his as African Queen, Theophilus is here to express is love in his latest single titled “My African Queen”

Theophilus, have released his first song with this love tune dedicated to all African Queens .

Theophilus is definitely one of the artiste to look out for, with this carefully composed tune.

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Theophilus _ ‘Uncontrollable Love’ (Prod: Rahim)


After much anticipation, “Theophilus” comes through with one of the most impressive record out right now titled “Uncontrollable Love”.

“Uncontrollable Love” is Theophilus’s 2nd record for the year, its a follow up to his previously released single “My African Queen”

The record was produced by Rahim

Check it out real quick and share your thoughts below!

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Video: Kobazzie Set To Collaborate With Nigerian Rapper Phyno


Afropop artiste Kobazzie has announced a collaboration with Nigerian music giant Phyno. The singer posted about this collaboration with his social media handles.

Kobazzie, who previously released the remix version to his mega hit song “Bounce” featuring BET Awards winner Davido, is set to release another banger with Nigerian rapper Phyno.

For the lovers of afropop and African vibes, this collaboration of Liberian artist Kobazzie and Nigerian rapper Phyno is sure to thrill you.

This is another exciting project we should look out for.

Ghana: Sarkodie Wins 2019 BET Hip Hop Award


Multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, best known in showbiz as Sarkodie has won the 2019 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Hip Hop Award.

This makes him the first ever person to win the slot. The new category added this year to the awards scheme highlight artists from different countries such as Nigeria, UK, France, South Africa, Ghana and Canada.

Sarkodie won the category over six other acts namely, Falz (Nigeria), Ghetts (U.K), Kalash (France), Lil Simz (U.K), Nasty C (South Africa) and Tory Lanez (Canada).

In 2012, Sarkodie won the Best International Act: Africa alongside WizKid.

With over 81 awards from 148 nominations to his credit, the rapper is unmatched in the Ghanaian music space.

Source: ThePublisherOnline.com

VIDEO: Coz Kamikaze – Scrapper Food (Trailer)


Coz Kamikaze plans to release the visuals for his single “Scrapper Food” this week. The video was shot and directed by Red Vision.

Anticipate “Scrapper Food” (the official video out this week)

South Africa: 7 things you didn’t know about: Nasty C


There’s no denying that Nasty C’s star has been rising since the release of his breakout single Juice back in 2015.

With less than five years since the release of his debut album Bad Hair, the multi-award-winning rapper has garnered a lot of commercial success and he’s showing no signs of stopping. After all, the 22-year old once rapped:

“Am I ever gonna quit? Hell naw!”

From touring in Australia and making music in Japan, Nasty has made major moves in the international music scene this year. Although the love he gets further afield is great, the Durban born star keeps his feet rooted in Mzansi with his annual Ivyson Tour.

Now in its third year , the tour will see Nasty reciting his bars across the country to adoring fans. To give you things to ponder on before you see your fave, we’ve listed seven things you might or might not know about him. 

1. Where the stage name comes from

Before Junior Ngcobo became thee Nasty C, his brother’s friend gave him the name ‘Nasty Cat’ because he used to cuss a lot in his raps at a tender age. He dropped the “cat” when he started redefining his identity as an MC.

2. On family

Nasty comes from a big family, the rapper is the seventh of ten children. One of his brothers introduced him to hip-hop and even produces.

3. Ink with meaning

He designed the tattoo on his left forearm which has large ivy leaves that lead to a mini forest as an ode to his late mother, Ivy. In an interview with Sunday Times, he described the tattoo as follows:

“So this is also ivy trees but these are dead, so this (birds flying above the trees) is her spirit and her being free. This (an eye with tears streaming down) is the pain and everything that she went through to grow me, to give me life to feed me.”

4. How he spent his first big cheque

His first big cheque was accompanied with a big purchase. Nasty got a Rolex watch. As hip-hop’s first billionaire, Jay Z says:

“(Ball so hard) got a broken clock, Rollies that don’t tick-tock”

5. He is artsy fartsy

Before his trade with words, one of his favourite art forms was making stuff out of clay.

6. What he finds appetising

Nasty has travelled the world and probably dined in the finest restaurants, but one of his favourite meals still remains amasi.

7. A long walked to hit making

Nasty will literally go the extra mile for his music. He once walked for 45 minutes just to go to a studio to record his first song

Sources: Sowetan Live

Liberia: MTN Liberia Music Awards Nominees Unveiled


It’s that time of the year again, the battle lines have been drawn…. the stage has been set for the biggest award show in the country right now. The nominees for the 2019 edition of the MTN Liberia Music Awards have been unveiled and public voting has officially opened.

The MTN Liberia Music Awards under the theme “United By Music” aims at recognizing excellence in the Liberian Music Industry which has now made a breakthrough on the international scene after being in the doldrums for a long time.

According to Dede Dalmeida, the mission of MLMA has been to help develop the Liberian Music Industry to their premiere awards show platform and to prove music is not just for entertaining, but also for education, uplifting, reconciliation and healing. She also stated that the will be a price packages for three awards this year; “Song Of The Year”, “Artiste Of The Year”, and “Album Of The Year”.

Some of the notable nominees for MTN Liberia Music Awards 2019 include CIC who will be fighting it out with Bucky Raw for Artiste of the year, fellow SOG artist Jaredo for Best Male artiste category and on the opposite side of things CanC, Da Vero and Faithvonic will battle it out to be crowned best female musician.

Also at the press conference, Chris Worlo urged musicians to find the best genre of music they do, so that it can also help them move forward with the nomination process.

The awards are said to take place on November 16, 2019.

Rapper such as Bucky Raw who went home with two awards last year, this year has been nominated in five categories; Artiste of The Year, Hipco/ Trapco Artist of The Year, Best Male Artist, Collaboration Of The Year and Video Of The Year.

Whilst, on the other hand CIC has six nominations falling under, Best Male Artist, Song Of The Year, Afropop Artist of The Year and Collaboration Of The Year, Afropop song of the year and Album of the year.

Kofi Abedu- Bentsi, of the Bakertilly- Auditing Firm also stated that 70 percent of voting rights goes to the public and 30 percent to the voting board.

The nominations were revealed at a media event at Mamba Point Hotel on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The function was attended by representatives from the main MLMA sponsor MTN Lonestar Cell, the Ministry Of Information Cultural and Tourism (MICAT), the Bakertilly – Auditing Firm and the Musician Union Of Liberia. MTN Lonestar Cell representative Yaw Agyapong said the association is delighted to unveil this year’s MLMA nominees.

Below is the full list of nominees

Female Artist Of The Year
J- Flow
Da Vero

Afropop Artist of The Year
Eric Geso
T- Floyd

Gospel Artist of The Year
Kanvee Adams
Paul Harding
Margret Sifus
Semah G. Weifur
Bernice Blackie

Male Artist Of The Year
Bucky Raw
Kizzy W

New Artist of The Year
Mr. Parbai
J- Slught
L’ Drez
MC Caro

Hipco/ Trapco Artist Of The Year
Bucky Raw
Christoph The Change
Nuchie Meek
Barsee Mocopala Kiloda

Video Of The Year
Geno ft. Nakita- No Bad Day
Tamba Hali ft. Pillz- Puna Ni Ni
T- Floyd ft J- Slught- Mine
F.A ft Ice Prince- One Night
Bucky Raw ft. Stunna and Ice Prince- Thank You

Traditional/Gbema Artist Of The Year
K Zee Big Name
Fullest 4
Mz Manneh
Karnyea Man

Reagge/Dancehall Artist Of The Year
Baka Ex
AK Feeling Man

Hipco/ Trapco Song Of The Year
MC Caro- One More Round
Nuchie Meek- Pepper Soup
Mazee Blanco ft Bucky Raw- Mokofee
Christoph The Change- Problem
Barsee Mocopala Kiloda- Trapco Anthem

Afropop Song Of The Year
T- Floyd ft. J- Slught- Mine
Kobazzie ft. Davido- Bounce
CIC- Big Papa
Kizzy W- Promise
Pious- All of me

Producer Of The Year
Duke Blac
Kizzy W
J- Slught

Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year
C- Note
Coz Kamikaze

DJ Of The Year
Spesh The Dj
Dj Nelly
Dj Atari
Dj Jamz
Dj More

Video Director Of The Year
Lorenzo Loveland
Jackie Russ
Chris Peters

Collaboration Of The Year
T- Floyd ft. J- Slught – Mine
Kobazzie ft. Davido- Bounce
Da Vero ft. Jaredo – Quick Quick
Bucky Raw ft. Stunna and Ice Prince- Thank You
CIC ft. MzVee- The One

Album Of The Year
CIC – 1994
Eric Geso- Aziooo
J- Flow – Josephine
Christoph- Bonnie Dust
Nuchie Meek- Team Nuchie

Song Of The Year
CIC – Big Papa
T- Floyd ft. J-Slught -Mine
Boifatty- Ragga
Kizzy W- Promise
Mr. Parbai- Love oo

Artist Of The Year
Eric Geso
Bucky Raw

International Artist Of The Year
Shatta Wale

Liberia: Baka Ex gets nomination for MTN Liberia Music Awards


Dancehall artiste, Baka Ex has been nominated in the MTN Liberia Music Awards under the category of Dancehall Artist of the Year.

According to the list released on Thursday, “Party Time” hitmaker is among five of Liberia best dancehall artistes to compete in the MTN Liberia Music Awards dancehall category.

The “Thank and Praise” crooner will compete against self-acclaimed dancehall queen CanC, Pillz, Boifatty and AK Feeling Man

The MTN Liberia Music Awards are held every year to honor the individuals in Liberia and the diaspora who have played pivotal roles in the Liberian Music Industry.

The awards are set for November 19, 2019

Liberia: CIC leads MTN Liberia Music Awards nominations…as voting opens


Afropop artiste and Sound Of Greatness lead artist CIC has dominated the 2019 MTN Liberia Music Awards nominations appearing in six categories.

The MTN Lonestar Cell Brand Ambassador whose latest single ‘Big Papa’ is now becoming a reality to his career has been named under the nomination of Afropop Artist of the year, Afropop song of the year, Album of the year, Collaboration of the year, Artiste of the year  and Song of the year category owing to his song Big Papa.

It is even interesting that CIC is going against his label mate, Jaredo in the Afro-Pop artiste of the year.

Other artistes with more nominations include Bucky Raw, Kizzy W, and Kobazzie.

Nigeria: Burna Boy receives customized drink bottle for selling out concert


Self-acclaimed African Giant, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy is having the best time of his life and he is exuding the personality of a music icon.

On Tuesday, September 17, the Nigerian recording artist received a customized drink bottle with his name on it. The honour was for selling out the 2,000 capacity Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland, USA. As a matter of fact, Burna Boy had sold out the venue twice for two days in a row. Specifically, the feat recorded on  September 15th and 16th.

He received a customised alcoholic drink bottle to mark the achievement.

The online history platform, Africa Facts Zone shared the news on their Twitter page.

They wrote “Burna Boy sold out 2,000 capacity The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland, USA twice for two days in a row (September 15th and 16th). He received a customised alcoholic drink bottle to mark the achievement.”

See the photo below:

There is no doubt that 2019 has been an amazing year for Burna Boy.  Indeed, this is evident in how much influence the African Giant’s music has garnered even outside the shores of Africa.

1st News reported earlier that Barbadian songstress, Rihanna was seen grooving to Burna’s song ‘Ye’.

In the live Instagram video, the singer could be seen instructing her bodyguard to play Burna Boy’s song and it initially appeared as if the man couldn’t find his way around the music player.

The moment the song came up, the singer went wild and could be seen singing along while dancing in an ecstatic mode in the car

See how Nigerian celebrities reacted below:

Sources: 1stNews