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Burna Boy, Siya Kolisi, William Ruto are among world’s most influential people

Afrobeats megastar Burna Boy, Kenya's President William Ruto, and captain of South Africa's national rugby team Siya Kolisi are leading the group of Africans who have been recognised by Time magazine among the world's most influential people. The BBC further reports that Burna Boy was featured in the icons category, Kolisi was recognised for his leadership through “wisdom and humility”, and President Ruto was named for spearheading Africa's climate action.

todayApril 18, 2024 6


Tyla wins Grammy award for Best African Music Performance

South African music sensation Tyla Seethal has won a Grammy for Best African Music Performance for her hit song 'Water', which has become a global hit, edging out Nigeria's Burna Boy, Davido, and Ayra Starr. The BBC reports that last year, Water became a widely popular global summer anthem, propelling it to smash records on streaming platforms and dominate charts like the Billboard Hot 100.

todayFebruary 5, 2024 33


Grammy Awards: Africa finally has its own category – but at what cost?

    By Eric Charry, Wesleyan University For the first time in its 65-year history the Grammy Awards in the US has introduced an African category, Best African Music Performance, which recognises the song of the year. The Grammys is the most prestigious award in the largest music industry in the world. Its focus has always been US music styles in categories like pop, R&B, rap, country, jazz and classical. […]

todayFebruary 2, 2024 13


African creativity radiates excellence on the international stage

  By Bonface Orucho, via bird story agency The global stage has become a platform where African creatives are increasingly gaining recognition, showcasing their exceptional talents, and receiving accolades that underscore the continent's rich creative value. News of Trevor Noah bagging an Emmy award in the Outstanding Talk Series category is the latest recognition of African creativity being appreciated by global audiences. The South African comedian, who hosted The Daily […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 4