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TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : WIZKID

Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : PEROLA

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Born on April 28, 1978 in Huambo, Angola, singer Jandira Sassingui aka Pérola sails between Angolan rhythms (kizomba, semba, Caribbean (zouk) and American (R & B, soul) and a capella songs. Such as “Presta Atenção”, “Amor”, “Doida” or “Omboio”, performed in Portuguese, earned it a continental reputation. In 2005, Pérola was crowned “Best Feminine Artist of Southern Africa” at the ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : EDDY KENZO

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Eddy Kenzo, whose real name is Idrissa Musuza, is an artist of Ugandan origin, born in Masaka, a city in the central region of Uganda. His childhood is not very happy, since at the age of 5, he loses his mother and goes to live on the street until the age of 13 years. He sold water and sodas on ... Read More »

THE RESULTS OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 7

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The results of the TOP 20 KORA of the 7th fortnight are known. Eddy Kenzo at the top … Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo comes to the top spot with his tube called “Sembela Eno”. The progressions of DJ Arafat, sidiki Diabaté, soul Bang’s and Runtown are noted. C4 Pedro and Ferre Gola still lose places in the standings. At the ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : Rema Namakula !

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Rema Namakula also known as Rema is a Ugandan female recording artist. Rema was born in Ntinda Uganda and is the last child in her family. Rema has a strong relationship with Ugandan female musician Halima Namakula who has been her mentor from way back in high school. During her senior six vacation Rema started performing karaoke music. Rema continued ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : Tekno, The Revelation of Nigerian Music !

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Nigerian music has since been recognized as a real talent factory. Especially in the Afrobeat genre many young talents have not stopped exploding since a certain Wizkid. Since the year 2015, we witness the outbreak of the Tekno prodigy which was revealed precisely during the MTV Africa Muzik Award 2016 as revelation of the year. At the age of only ... Read More »

KORA FOCUS : PAPA WEMBA

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Papa Wemba was born in Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in 1949. His mother was a professional mourner at funeral wakes or evenings. By training regularly with her son, she introduced him to music and singing. It had its first success in 1970 in Kinshasa, where he was a singer, composer and co-founder of the group Zaiko Langa ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY IRENE NTALE

IRENE NTALE

Irene Ntale is a Ugandan singer, songwriter and guitarist. She sings RnB, Reggea and Acoustic soul. She has been hosted on Focus on Africa (TV programme). She is the campaign ambassador for the Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign by Uganda Breweries Limited. Irene Ntale was born on January 30th 1989 to Mr & Mrs George William Ntale. Humble Irene ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY VICTORIA KIMANI

VICTORIA KIMANI

Victoria Kimani (born in LA, originally from Kenya) started writing, recording and performing at 16. Victoria lived in Nigeria during her high school years and moved back to Nairobi, Kenya at age 17. Her first Single and music video since signing to Africa’s most prestigious and cross over record labels, Chocolate City was called “M’TOTO” and it is tearing up airwaves ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY VANESSA MDEE

VANESSA MDEE

They say dynamite comes in small packages, Vanessa Mdee is living proof. This Tanzanian media personality turned songstress is no stranger to the airwaves. A successful MTV base Africa VJ and choice FM Tanzania DJ – Vee Money as her friends and fans call her packs a mean punch. Born Vanessa Hau Mdee on 7th June 1988, this vibrant young ... Read More »