Mama Africa’s smash-hit “Pata Pata” rerecorded by Angelique Kidjo to to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus
NEW YORK, United States of America -- Once called the “world’s most defiantly joyful song”, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ has been rerecorded by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus.
Without any alteration to chords or syllables, though with several changes to the lyrics, ‘Pata Pata’ will be rereleased by UNICEF across the globe this Thursday, more than 50 years since the international smash hit first took the world by storm. It does so with full copyright approval.
Nicknamed ‘Mama Africa’, Miriam Makeba was a South African singer and songwriter. She was a United Nations goodwill ambassador who wo...
Celebrated Tanzania singer Diamond Platnumz has revealed how his haters and enemies are being supported by artists he groomed and introduced to the market.
Diamond was speaking during his newly unveiled artist, Zuchu's Extended Play (EP) launch that wend down on Sunday night.
He revealed his urge to help artists, regardless of some dumping him at the end and even join hands with his enemies.
Diamond said his humble background and the problems he went through as Nassib Abdul Juma before he become a celebrated Diamond Platnumz is the main reasons why he is willing to help upcoming talents.
The 'Jeje' hit-maker said some artists he supported, are now helping his enemies. We understand it is Harmonize alias Konde Boy, who ditched Diamond Platnumz's Wasafi Reco...
The Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports and Arts and Culture is saddened by the news of the passing of the three legends in the South African arts industry, Mr Charles Maja, Ms Vinolia Mashego and music icon Samson Mthombeni.
Mr Maja was well known for his role as “Big Boy” Mabitsela in the popular South African television soapie, Skeem Saam.
Mr Charles Maja
The Chairperson of the committee, Mr Elleck Nchabeleng described the actor’s death as a great loss to the South African arts industry. He said: “His passion and dedication could be seen through his work; he was an amazing actor who captured the hearts of many South Africans through his effortless portrayal of his roles.”
On Monday, 6 April, South Africans also mourned the death of another TV personality,...
Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the
pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored
hits and won three Grammys, has died.
According to a statement posted by his family. He was 81.
A representative for the singer said in a statement that the country music star passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.
Born and raised in Houston, he was
the fourth of eight children in a poor family. He took to the guitar as an
adolescent, and would sometimes perform with another aspiring local musician
and future star, Mickey Gilley.
After establishing himself
commercially via rock- and pop-oriented singles with his group the First
Edition, the bearded, prematurely gray Rogers was lau...
The Buikwe Woman member of Parliament and renowned female gospel musician Judith Babirye is rumored to have traveled back in Uganda after moving out over her complicated relationship issues with a fellow members of Parliament.
The honorable has been suffering from relationship issues for almost all her celebrity life.
She married fellow MP Paul Musoke Sebulime on 28th July 2018 but separated later in a very rough way to the extent of court charges.
The ‘Yeesu Beera Nange’ hit singer came back into the country over the weekend and went to Mukono.
Donald Glover, known also as Childish Gambino has dropped a surprise album on Sunday morning, providing fans with a much-needed distraction from the Coronavirus frenzy.
The album, "Donald Glover Presents," features 12 songs, including a few previously released tracks like "Feels like Summer" and "Algorythm."
The album is currently only
available on donaldgloverpresents.com, which only shows the
album title and cover art. No other information, including song titles, is
Other artists featured on the album
include 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA, Billboard reported.
In 2017, Glover confirmed that he was retiring his rapper/singer alter ego, Childish Gambino, though he keeps winning Grammys under the name.
He won a Grammy for Best Traditional
Singer Myco Banks signed under Spartan Music Entertainment says he has always had a dream of being a Music icon since he was a young boy.
He started writing songs at an early age as he was still at school.
His talent made him get a deal at Spartan Music Entertainment where he has vowed to give his fans nonstop entertainment.
In an interview he said there is alot he has in store for music lovers, he released his new song called 'DJ Tuwe' which is hitting the waves now.
You can stream on Youtube and watch or download this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L3nZ5beTyg
He added that his song goes out to all Ugandan Deejays and pointed DJ Shiru as his number one who earlier on realesed a song with Vinka.
The week started off with rumors that East Africa’s most talked about
couple Tanasha Donna and Diamond Platnumz have parted ways.
This was after Tanasha posted a cryptic post on her Instagram warning ladies to walk away from narcissistic partners.
In a series of online posts, Tanasha hinted that all is not well in her relationship with the bongo crooner.
“People like this have no soul and humanity left in them. Pure Evil.
Its like dancing with the devil. Forgive them, walk away and let God
deal with their Karma. The narcissists always believe that karma won’t
hit them until it does. Sometimes it takes experience and realization to
learn, pray hard every day!! 5 times a day if possible. Because dealing
with a narcissist is like dealing with the devil himself. Protect your
It’s been 39 years since Jamaica and the world said their final
goodbye to the “king of reggae”, and still, to this day, Bob Marley is
regarded as the most prolific, most successful and most influential
reggae musician of all time.
Marley made timeless music, and built a legacy that has
transcended generations and inspired all reggae artists that came after
Robert Nesta Marley got his start in music in Trench Town,
Kingston, as part of the musical trio, “The Wailers”, alongside Bunny
Wailer and Peter Tosh. In 1964, the group had their first taste of local
success when their single “Simmer Down” became the year’s number one
hit song, selling an estimated 70,000 copies. By this time, Jamaica’s
popular music scene was changing, from ska and rocksteady to a n...
Singer Edrisah Musuuza commonly known and Eddy Kenzo has urged
Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to hold talks with the Executive
to ensure that artists who hold Uganda’s flag high at international
scenes are rewarded for improving Uganda’s image abroad.
Ugandan Artist Eddy Kenzo.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kenzo made the plea on Monday, February 3 while meeting with Speaker
Kadaga at Parliament to brief Parliament about his achievements in the
entertainment industry defending his use of luganda noting that his
consistency in use of Luganda is one of the ways of promoting Uganda
Kenzo also commented about the copyright law which he described as
good but argued that there are some provisions that are detrimental
towards upcoming musicians.