Music videos

100% African: I-20′s video reppin’ the motherland connection

You may have come across the occasional forum topic trying to identify American artists who were born in Africa, or whose parents came from Africa. The obvious inclusions like Akon, Jean Grae, Wale…


FRESK – Prenons l’afrique en main

Fans of Fredy Massamba have had a good year as in 2010 the short singer with the big voice from Congo-Brazza was all over, releasing a solo album, performing with Congo Groove (including…



From the stronghold of hip hop in Tanzania, the city of Arusha, comes ‘Sitowasahau’ (Swahili for ‘I won’t forget them’), the new video and single by JCB with a chorus by John Massangwa….


Papa Wemba meets Nouchi Nash

Collabo of the year? Congolese music veteran Papa Wemba teams up with ‘Nouchi’ Nash from Ivory Coast in the crossover tune ‘Sapologie’. The title is a reference to Papa Wemba having been at the head of the Congolese SAPE movement (Society of Elegant People). Nash, who looks like forever 17, is well known from Gbonhi Yoyo who blew up on the Abidjan scene a couple of years ago together with female emcee Prisca, and she featured on Mokobe’s album ‘Mon Afrique’.


Conscious Senegalese rap is not dead

Keur Gui of Kaolack is back with a gem of a video. Directed by Senegalese new school crew Gelongal, the video ‘Coup 2 Gueule’ (‘Let’s Act on our Words’) features Kilifeu and Thiat in the congested urban setting of Dakar. Flagship group of the movement of decentralization / de-Dakarisation in Senegal, Thiat and Kilifeu remain the two only rappers in Senegal who did jail time for denouncing acts of corruption.

Beazy – Bad Guy Ft. Shank & Chykay

Beazy is a breath of fresh air, or I would say sound. Here is his latest video featuring Shank and Chykay directed by Oshodi. He has put out a couple of mixtapes and…


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…

Fefe - Jeune a la retraite

Video by Fefe (Saian Supa Crew): VPC – Vilain Petit Canard

This week saw the release of a music video for our favourite song from one of our favourite albums to come out in France last year, ‘Jeune a la retraite’ by Saian Supa…

Pan Afrikanz at 101Barz

Pan Afrikanz from Rotterdam, Netherlands rip it up in a six minute session on Holland’s most popular online hip hop show 101Barz (video). PA consists of Taziyah and Iyahmin who released their debut…

Baloji & Konono - Karibu ya bintou

Baloji & Konono No. 1

Always wondered what Konono N°1 would sound like in a hip hop setting? The likembe (thumb piano) group from Congo, who quickly made a name in the west after their music was released…

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