Nigerian musicians

  1. Supergroup Of Cuban Stars To Perform At The Brooklyn Academy Of Music For World AIDS Day

    October 08, 2012 5:57 PM EDT A super group of 14 leading artists from Cuba will take the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music for two nights to honor World AIDS Day. Red Hot + Cuba, to be staged Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 by BAM with the Red Hot Organization and musical director An ...

  2. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  3. Ginger Baker Film Wins Top Documentary Prize at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo . Jay Bulger's documentary on drummer Ginger Baker, "Beware of Mr. Baker," won the Documentary Grand Jury prize Tuesday night, but where ...

  4. Alicia Keys To Help Produce Broadway Play

    June 28, 2011 8:12 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys is following Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers. Keys, whose hits include "Fallin'" and "A Woman's Worth," will help produce Lydia R. Diamond's play "Stick ...

  5. Beyonce's New Album Title Revealed

    May 11, 2011 2:23 PM EDT B eyoncé has revealed the name of her upcoming album: "4." In an exclusive interview with Billboard's Ray Rogers, the star says that the album's title was inspired by her fans. "Everywhere I look, I see them calling it � ...

  6. 2Face, Sasha Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Artists from Nigeria and South Africa held sway over the third MTV Africa Music Awards, held Dec. 11 at the Eko Expo Hall in Lagos, Nigeria. Known as the Mamas, the event saw Nigerian R&B artist 2Face -- who won Best African Act at the MTV Eur ...

  7. Author Seeks Shutdown Of 'Fela!' Broadway Musical

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The author of a book about the late Afrobeat Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti has sued the producers of the award-winning Broadway musical "Fela!" to stop performances, saying they stole his work and thought an offer of $4,000 was all he des ...

  8. Fally Ipupa, P-Square Lead MAMA Nominations

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The home crowd is likely to show strong support for domestic artists at this year's 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards in Lagos: Nigerian acts have earned 13 nominations in total. Among these were three nominations for duo P-Square (artist of the y ...

  9. MTV Africa Music Awards Nominations Unveiled

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10. South Africa and Nigerian artists received 15 nominations, with Nigerian R&B artist 2Face notching up four MAMA ...

  10. Nigerian Acts Win Big At MTV Africa Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards held in Abuja, Nigeria delivered a heavily Afro-centric show and winners' list that has been welcomed by the continent's industry. "The fact that the performances that really stole the show wer ...

  11. Line-Up Confirmed For MTV Africa Music Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first ever MTV Africa Music Awards is set to stamp an Afrocentric flavour on the ceremony. Organisers of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain have revealed that the show will feature a tribute to the late, legendary Afrobeat artist Fela Aniku ...

  12. SA, Nigerian Acts Dominate MAMAs Noms

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South Africa and Nigerian artists dominate the nominees list for the first-ever MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). The 10-category list of nominees revealed in Johannesburg last night (Oct. 7) saw South African acts take 18 nominations, followed by ...

  13. Artists Line Up For Womad

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (AAO) has been confirmed as one of the additions to the bill at the 14th Womad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to be held in the Spanish Canary Islands, off West Africa, Nov. 6-9. This year's festival, ...

  14. West, Winehouse, Rihanna Grab MOBOs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last night's 12th Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards, which took place at London's O2 Arena, was filled with a number of twists including a winner's diatribe against urban-music lyrics and a surprise appearance by Amy Winehouse. Wi ...