Kidjo has a remarkable cultural vision that spans the globe but stays true to her roots.
With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
Gomis was the last surviving founder of Orchestra Baobab, Senegal’s most famous band.
The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
He played every venue that mattered, a global face of Afrobeat. Orlando Julius embodied the groove.
His rhythmic sounds connected with the diaspora and his collaborations with stars like Drake and Beyoncé elevated his name.
Of a record nine nominees, seven are from West Africa. The global rise of Afrobeats music owes its soul to Nigeria’s iconic star Fela Kuti.