Tag: Music Industry

Dorcas Ndegwa

Introducing Master KG

Master KG is a  South African artist with a global following. He was born in Limpopo on January 31, 1996. He began producing dance beats on his computer at 13 years old and released his first single, “Situation” in 2016. His debut LP, Skeleton Move, followed 2018, with the album’s title track being named “Song of the …

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Margareth Menezes

Margareth Menezes is an axé, Afrobeat, samba reggae pop singer and songwriter. She was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on October 13, 1962. She is best known for the hits “Me Abraça e Me Beija” (1988), “Elegibô (Uma Historia De Ifa)” (1990), and “Dandalunda” (2003). Now considered one of the most popular internationally recognized Brazilian artists of the twentieth century, her recording …

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Introducing Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti is a globally acclaimed musician and activist. He is the son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Femi’s musical career started at the age of 15 when he began playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. He then went on to start his own band, Positive Force. Like his …

Dorcas Ndegwa

Let’s meet Burna Boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performing artist. Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti. His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager. …

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter  is a multi-award winning entertainer and business woman. She first started off as a teen in a girl group called Destiny’s Child alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Married to Jay-Z, she is one of the most influential figures in the Hip-Hop world. Beyoncé is the proud owner of 22 Grammys and …

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Music Industry in the UN Year of Creative Economy

  On June 30th,2021 there was a virtual event organized by MIPAD, Most Influential People of African Descent. It was a global conversation titled, “The Music Industry & the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic.”  This was the fourth series in support of UN Year of Creative Economy. The panelists were; Amy Shelver, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD …