Akon has announced plans to build a second city.
In 2018, Sengalese-American artist Akon revealed he was working with the Sengalese government to build a tourist city that used a cryptocurrency-based economy, and in June last year confirmed plans for the first Akon City after securing a $6 billion contract.
Kampire and Darlyne have launched a fundraising team for a new arts space in Kampala.
A platform for African dance and electronic music has been launched by Apple Music.
The new platform, which has been named Isgubhu — the Zulu word for ‘beat’ — features South African DJ/producer Black Coffee as its first cover star, and will shine a light on subgenres like amapiano, gqom, kwaito and Shangaan electro.
Nyege Nyege festival has announced plans for a digital festival in September.
Usually taking place against the backdrop of the shores on Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, Uganda, Nyege Nyege festival has announced that this year's edition of the African festival will take place online.
Príncipe will release a new EP from DJ Firmeza, ‘Ardeu’.
The first track to be unveiled from the Angolan producer and MC's package is 'Intenso', a fittingly-titled stepping, uptempo, party-starting workout packed with percussion and police sirens.
Firmeza's first for the Lisbon-based label since 2015's 'Alma Do Meu Pai', it also contains a further three tunes— 'AVAN', 'RRRRRR' and '25'— and is slated to land on 13th September.
Ugandan arts collective and record label Nyege Nyege has shared the full line-up for the 5th edition of its festival.
Set to take place at Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja, Uganda, Nyege Nyege festival will run from the 5th to the 8th September and feature 300 performers from over 30 countries.
“We're like a bomb made out of different materials, ready to explode at every show.” Hailing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo and the third most populous city in Africa, KOKOKO! radiate a raw and explosive energy. Inspired by the bustling sounds of their home — “a loud city inhabited by brave, energetic people who favour eccentricity” — KOKOKO! make percussive, psychedelic music with a gritty post-punk aesthetic.
Major Lazer have dropped a video for their new track, ‘Tied Up’.
The clip arrived this week and is the second to accompany a tune from the 30-minute ‘Afrobeats’ mixtape recently released by the trio, AKA Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, which showcases some of their favourite African artists. It's also the next instalment in the “new music month” they announced early-September.