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TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : WIZKID

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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 »

RESULTS OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 10

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#Top20KORA – #AfricanMusic – #Fortnight10 Well done The 20 best artists of the Continent for the Fortnight 10 of year 2017 chosen by you through your votes! http://www.koraawards.com/en/news/stats-top-20-kora/ Next competition starts on this Monday 22 May – TOP 20 KORA ! Get Ready! Read More »

TRENDS IN THE VOTES OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 10

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★ Dans le classement du TOP 20 cette quinzaine… – 05 artistes ont progressé – 11 artistes ont régressé – 01 artiste a conservé son rang – 03 artistes font leur entrée dans le TOP 20! RDV demain à 17h00 GMT pour connaître le classement! Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : MR EAZI

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Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade (born 19 July 1991), better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the pioneer of Banku Music, a fusion sound he describes as the mixture of “Ghanaian bounces, Ghanaian highlife, Nigerian chord progressions, and Nigerian patterns”. Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : AMMARA BROWN

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Ammara Brown is a Zimbabwean female singer (Afro-pop/RnB), song writer, actress and brand ambassador. She is the daughter of iconic Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, she started her career in the 1990s, debuting in a TV commercial together with Oliver Mtukudzi. Her musical career began at the tender age of 13 when she made her first demo ... Read More »

TRENDS IN THE VOTES OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 9

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★ In the ranking of the TOP 20 this fortnight … – 07 artists have progressed – 08 artists regressed – 04 artists retained their rank – 01 artist enters the TOP 20! Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : IHAB AMIR

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Ihab Amir is a Moroccan singer, composer, composer and guitarist. Born in Safi, Morocco on May 14, he became a candidate for the 11th season of Star Academy Arab World. He made his vocal debut with two songs, “Nta li Bditi” and “Taali Lia”, in July 2015. Amir participated in the 11th season of Star Academy Arab World. He was ... Read More »

STATS TOP 20 KORA

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The new fortnightly KORA Competition called “KORA – TOP 20” is meant to select by popular votes, the best African Male or Female established artists of the African continent. This is being done every two weeks since January 2017. The votes are compiled fortnightly for certificates (Silver, Gold and Platinum)  to be handed to the recipients after six months of ... 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 »

KORA AWARDS AfrikaPatrimony : Udu

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Origin of the Udu The etymology of the word Udu just jar or bottle in Igbo language, a Niger-Congo language. Initially, the udu was used as a pitcher to fetch water and keep cool. This jug could also be used to preserve food, to fish or to pick fruit. There is a similar instrument to the Udu India and Pakistan ... Read More »