Author Archive for: onerebelgun

Meta Dia

Senegalese singer Meta Dia grew up in Dakar listening to Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley, James Brown and Senegalese traditional music on the radio. At a very young age he discovered his desire to be a musician, and over the next several years he nurtured his love and true appreciation...

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Akua Naru

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Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music.

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Shad at Manifesto


Shad, real name Shadrach Kabango, was born in Kenya to Rwandan parents and is a bright, up-and-coming emcee from the city of London, Ontario (Canada). Early last summer our reporter Ado went to Manifesto which was like a warm-up event before the Brooklyn hip hop festival. Manifesto is a...

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M.anifest: Coming to America


Based in Minneapolis, M.anifest is an mc representing Ghana, Accra whose fame spread rapidly over the past few years through his solo releases as well as his work with Krukid and collabos with the likes of Richy Pitch. His name stands for ‘Music Always Needing Illumination For Every Soul...

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Kenna working on new album


Kenna is an Ethiopian-born American musician who has released two albums, ‘New Sacred Cow’ and ‘Make Sure They See My Face’. He recently went to Tanzania where he spent a couple of days climbing one of the toughest mountains in the world, the Kilimanjaro, together with a group of friends...

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Coz ov moni


Mensa and Wanlov a.k.a. Fokn Bois are hip hop artists from Ghana, Accra. Wanlov also did a show for African Hip Hop Radio when he lived in the USA. Together with Mensa he is the star in an upcoming pidgin language musical ‘Coz Ov Moni’. The movie showcases their...

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Hailing from Ivory Coast, Menoosha is an upcoming artist who blends rock, hip hop and neo soul. Here is a track called “superhero” which features M.anifest from her new album “Satellite brown chick”. For more, check out Menoosha’s Myspace.

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Mensa – Adjuma


Mensa is an indie-soul singer, emcee and producer from Ghana, Accra by way of North London who mixes true school hip-hop and West-African home grown hiplife music. Here is his new video ‘Adjuma’ off the Mango street album due out next year.

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