Music has always been a tool to heal. To inspire and to empower. Music is a lifestyle. It is a culture of expressing one's feelings and emotions poetically in a rhythmic pattern pleasant to the ears of its listener. Music is passion! Music encapsulates life's best and worse moments in colorful sounds and visuals that simply take one's breath far-far away. Wyll Diamond's "Son Of Man" single is a perfect example of what beautiful music sounds like. Warm, reassuring and inspiring; Wyll's silky-smooth voice fused with his contemporary Afrobeat sounds make this song a classic sing-along tune for everyone.
South Africa has always produced some of the most prolific talents in Africa and Dilaman Watts (real name: Kunda Watts Mtonga) is no different. Founder and CEO of Flatline Music Digital Publishing, Dilaman is a graduate from South Africa's Sound Engineering Academy and a phenomenal rap-guru. Dilaman Watts' rap style involves a consciously diverse collage of Pan-African art forms and catchy vibes that fans can easily sing along to. His latest single "It's Time" premiered at #1 on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart a couple of weeks ago and is still going strong on our Pan-African music playlist-chart.
From the moment you walk into the magnificent structure housing HRC-Lagos, you immediately get the sense of feeling that you're definitely in the right place. From their amazing Pan-African musical memorabilia like Sunny Ade's Vintage Fender Guitar, to a vast array of wonderful finger licking cuisine on their richly diverse menu, Hard Rock Cafe Lagos is a comfortable hub for socialization, relaxation and total entertainment-satisfaction. To further buttress our growing love for one of the coolest places in Africa, we're highlighting 5-reasons why every young urban 21st Century Pan-African Youth needs to be a regular at Hard Rock Cafe whenever you're in Lagos-Nigeria.
In a time when African music is taking over the global music industry, "Joromi" couldn't have come at a better time. The global integration of Pan-African music is at an all time high and it can only get better. Maybe we're just simply crazy about Simi or maybe we're just simply crazy but whatever it is, one thing is certainly certain; Simi is definitely winning a Grammy for this song - and for many more!
Fresh from completing his China tour, Rwandan born - New Zealand based rapper, Raiza Biza releases this beautiful visual for his inspiring song "Strong Woman". This music video features Biza's daughter and mother with accompanies vocals from Mukuka. Raiza gets really personal on this emotional song as he celebrates the Strong Women in his life.
South African Wonder Woman, Dj SoulSista recently released an amazing house-music EP titled "Paradiso" on Beatport via Triple Fire Music. For many who don't know her; Dj SoulSista is a phenomenal Pan-African female deejay from South Africa who's currently based in Mexico and is touring Tulum and the Americas. SoulSista is known for her soft melodious tunes, carefully crafted for the 21st century urban-youth. Her sounds range from deep-house to house-techno and her vibe is totally awesome when she's on her 1's 'n 2's. Dj SoulSista's new EP rides the waves of deep-house music as she serenades her audience with ambient-hypnotic melodies worth listening to over and over and over again.
Transcending space and time, Amerigo Gazaway's latest Soul Mates Project envisions an extended studio session between living legends Stevie Wonder and Common. Download the full project, "A Common Wonder", and grab the album's second single, "Sugar by the Pound" below for free!
Wiyaala - The Young Lioness of Africa releases this traditional/cultural visual depicting the life of a sexy beautiful woman living in a village in Ghana. The melodious harmony of this song coupled with the sexual nature of the song's message tackles the insecurities women face when faced with the very uncomfortable and dreaded African topic, SEX.
Multi-award winning, certified platinum selling, Mr. Cashtime, K.O. has embarked on a new era which sees him joining forces with the Sony Music Entertainment Africa family. K.O's new signing coincides with the release of his new single "No Feelings" which is available on all digital music platforms.
Music is life! It is the audio expression of feelings and emotions through melodies and harmonic tunes. Music is inspiration!! It is the backdrop for every situation. Be it work, pleasure or leisure, music encapsulates every moment of existence. Music is art!!! It is the refinement of thoughts and imagination through the medium of sounds and harmony. In years past, the evolution of music was limited to the number of people who were privileged to hear it. The responsibilities of discovering new and exciting music was outsourced to deejays and mainstream media. Today, music speaks volumes through the speakers of every radio, television and mobile device. There is no doubt that the sudden speed in technological advancement has made music easily and readily accessible to everyone around the world; and maybe...even maybe beyond the boarders of our universe. The internet has played a huge role in fostering an almost level playing field for both major record label artists and independent musicians. A service which has helped tremendously and continues to revolutionize the new global music industry is DEEZER.
Nigerian indigenous rapper Erigga releases this exciting new hip hop album titled "A Trip To The South". Erigga comes from famous city of Warri in Delta State - Southern Nigeria. From start to finish, this electric album shuts down the scene with exciting music and witty flows. Erigga is a genius and master of the arts - his arts. No one can do it quite like Erigga does it and that's what sets this Pan-African music artiste apart from every other rapper from his hometown and/or in Africa. Erigga is a walking work of art. The dynamics of his lyrical eccentricity coupled with his infinite sense of humor and sweet-tongue helps make Erigga's music easy and fun to listen to.
After much chart-topping success with international artists and headlining flagship shows, one would think DJ Whisky has reached the pinnacle of his stellar career as an influentially recognized House DJ, Producer and Label Manager; but there's more! Taken from his much anticipated forthcoming EP, DJ Whisky teams up with South African Music Awards Nominated songstress Thiwe Mbola to bring you this soulful Afro House jam titled 'All Mine'.
Our favorite Rwandan (male) rapper and New Zealand based Raiza Biza releases this wavy song titled "LIFESTYLE". This song reminds us of J.Cole in his prime. But enough of the hip hop comparisons, Raiza Biza is a world apart and rightly so! His lyricism is 100% and his messages are always positive and inspiring. "LIFESTYLE" is produced by ILE FLOTTANTE.