Nas Wins First Grammy After 13 Nominations And 25 Years

The Queens rapper responsible for “Illmatic” finally has a Grammy to his name: Best Rap Album for “King’s Disease.” Hip-hop maestro Nas finally won his first Grammy on Sunday after 13 nominations across more than two decades. The 47-year-old rapper from the Queens borough of New York City, won Best Rap Album for his 13th … Continue reading Nas Wins First Grammy After 13 Nominations And 25 Years

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Wins Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at The Grammys

Jesus Is King, Kanye West’s 2019 album featuring the Chick-fil-A-referencing “Closed on Sunday” and the Whole Truth-flipping “Follow God,” is now a Grammy-winning effort. During Sunday’s 2021 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, hosted by Jhené Aiko, the album emerged victorious in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category. Other nominees included Cody Carnes’ Run to the … Continue reading Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Wins Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at The Grammys

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ Wins Best Global Music Album at The Grammys

Burna Boy was nominated in the same category in 2019 - then known as Best World Music Album - but lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020. However, Kidjo dedicated her win to him, saying: "Burna Boy is among those young artists that come from Africa that is changing the way … Continue reading Burna Boy’s ‘Twice as Tall’ Wins Best Global Music Album at The Grammys

Tedd Josiah on Choosing to Focus on Building a Designer Brand over Music

Tedd Josiah is a Veteran Kenyan music producer turned fashion designer and creative director of Jokajok brand. Jokajok, an African luxury leather bag line that Tedd Josiah says is not a side hustle but a means of income to feed his baby and create jobs for able Kenyans. Tedd Josiah started out as a musician briefly … Continue reading Tedd Josiah on Choosing to Focus on Building a Designer Brand over Music

Fela Kuti Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seems to be keen on immortalizing the creator of Afrobeat, as he's included on this years list of nominees. "24 years since his passing, we're so happy to see our Father recognised in this way," Fela's children write to OkayAfrica, via his longtime manager Rikki Stein. "Hoping that his fans … Continue reading Fela Kuti Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Wizkid has revealed deep insights in his latest interview on Apple Music’s The Zane Lowe Show.

Wizkid speaks on Apple Music's 'The Zane Lowe Show' about artistic growth, being an old soul and working with Damian Marley and Ella Mai on his latest album, 'Made In Lagos'. Wizkid has reportedly called the resounding success of Made in Lagos a "blessing". According to Botswana Unplugged, he said that he's thankful for the global positive reception. When the … Continue reading Wizkid has revealed deep insights in his latest interview on Apple Music’s The Zane Lowe Show.

BOB MARLEY ON WORDS TO LIVE BY

‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise. Robert Nesta Marley, OM was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing … Continue reading BOB MARLEY ON WORDS TO LIVE BY

Sylvia Robinson – Who is she to HipHop

Sylvia Robinson was not a rapper herself — she was a hit singer. In the late 1960s when she and her husband, Joe, founded All Platinum Records, she became one of the few women to produce records in any genre. Robinson discovered artistes, co-wrote and produced tracks, including the label’s hit song Love On A … Continue reading Sylvia Robinson – Who is she to HipHop

A tribute to MF Doom

An icon, one of the greatest to ever do it has passed on. Well-known for his intellect, wit, and intricate rhyme scheme, Dumile established himself as one of the most skilled orators of the genre. However, there's one thing that made his legend more recognizable than anyone else: his mask. This is what made Daniel Dumile, MF DOOM … Continue reading A tribute to MF Doom

Meet The Beatboxing Buddhist Monk Out to Change Perceptions of Spiritual Music

Yogetsu Akasaka is a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk who creates music for meditations. But not the kind most people are familiar with. In videos uploaded on YouTube, he stands in the middle of a white background, grabs a mic, and beatboxes to a loop machine. The 37-year-old went viral in May, after posting his “Heart … Continue reading Meet The Beatboxing Buddhist Monk Out to Change Perceptions of Spiritual Music