pop music


Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Africa’s first 21st century global pop star?

Nigerian D'Banj--a combination of outsized showman, confidence, flash, little politics and affecting personality--could be Africa's first global pop star of the 21st century.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Music Break. 2Face

The music video for “Raindrops,” the latest by Nigerian pop star 2Face. Btw, what was his stance on #OccupyNigeria? Anybody know?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The New South African Superstar

Zahara has become the top pop artist in South Africa in a fairly short time but curiously enough, for the media, she has remained something of an enigma because she doesn’t appear to have any obvious unique...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Bok van Blerk’s Darkest Africa

You’d be forgiven if you thought the images below came from a B-grade Hollywood, straight-to-DVD action flick. Complete with the familiar racist tropes of starving, diseased children in a war-torn African country being saved by a blonde...

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Kenyans Experience Their First Viral Video

Chief Boima first got me into the Kenyan group, Just a Band. As I blogged then: People sleep on Kenya. Now Just a Band may just go viral (a first for Kenya) with their latest music video...