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New Music: Calvin Harris, Rihanna-'This Is What You Came For'

Calvin Harris & Rihanna Collaborate On 'This Is What You Came For'



Fresh off their appearance together at Coachella, renowned dance DJ/producer Calvin Harris and Rihanna have shared a new single called "This Is What You Came For."

The song marks the duo's first collaboration in five years, since their 10 million-selling "We Found Love" (written and produced by Harris) and "Where Have You Been".

Check out the latest single from the duo:



You can also listen to the song via Spotify or here on Apple Music.

Check Out Mokoomba Live Stream At The Africa Now! Concert

Mokoomba Give A Grand Performance at the Apollo!



Renowned Zimbabwean world-music group, Mokoomba owned it at Africa Now concert held on the 25 March 2016 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City.

Having made history as the first Zimbabwean act to headline the famous Apollo Theatre, Mokoomba gave a spectacular performance which received rave reviews at ‘Africa Now’ presented by the Apollo Theatre in partnership with the World Music Institute. The Victoria Falls band was part of an array of young African artists including Bombino from Niger, Mokoomba Alsarah and the Nubatones from Sudan and Brooklyn and Jojo Abot hailing from Ghana.

They were the second act on the line-up to perform and they wowed crowds with their singles Kum Kanda, Masangango and Misozi, which all proved that Mokoomba are well deserving of the world stage, and with the history of the Apollo, the young band is definitely set for international stardom and all that comes with it.


New Music: Nyemba-Oweh

Nyemba Sings About Love For A Bad Boy In New Song


Fast rising Zambian singer-songwriter Nyemba keeps bringing in the music as she continues to find her place on the African music circuit. Thankfully the woman's got pipes co-signed by impressive songwriting skills. 

The Ikonik Music singer has released her latest single "Oweh (Bad Boy)" which was produced by DJ Lo for record label Ikonik Music.

Nyemba explains her latest offering "Oweh (Bad Boy)":

"Oweh (bad boy) is a song about a girl who has been brought up to follow what her parents have taught her which is basically growing up having a certain standard when finding a boyfriend or husband in this case were she knows she has to only be with a man who works, doesn't drink, doesn't party and doesn't cheat. Surprisingly she ends up falling in love with a bad boy the total opposite of what she thought she would end up with, her friends also telling her that she's crazy for falling in love with …

G Scene: Keeping It and Live At Rebirth

Rebirth : Love and hip-hop
By Peggie Shangwa


Love and Hip Hop was reborn to the stage on the 26th of February at the Alliance Francaise. As guests arrived for ReBirth DJ Smash played some hip hop jams. The event was hosted by Black pearl, a Spoken word artist and So Profound ZiFM Stereo radio DJ and Spoken word artist popularly known as Mr So Damn Good!

On the line up was John Cole a dancer and choreographer, Joey Joe, Younique, Sharky, Younique and Chelsea, D-blok, Synik , Big Mike, Mellow Creme and most Quotable who closed off performances before DJ Smash took people home.

Groove sat down with some of the artists after their performances:

Younique:

“I have been with Love and Hip Hop from 2011 when they started and I did about 3 editions before they stopped last year. And have started again now hence the term Rebirth. I write poetry in terms of life as I know it, my pieces are personal to me basically because I talk about what would have happened to me, or the next person close to me…

Medal of Honor to Founder of the Econet Group

Strive Masiyiwa To Receive “Africa’s Digital Revolution Leadership Medal of Honor”


Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, The Executive Chairman and Founder of the Econet Group to receive “Africa’s Digital Revolution Leadership Medal of Honor”.

The 3rd Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA2016) will present “Africa’s Digital Revolution Leadership Medal of Honor” award to Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, The Executive Chairman and Founder of the Econet Group.

“Under Strive’s leadership, Econet has grown into a conglomerate which is spearheading digital revolution across Africa and also pioneered financial inclusion with Ecocash which provides mobile financial services including savings and loans.” Innocent Kawooya, CEO HiPipo commented.

In light of his contributions to Africa’s Digital Revolution, #DIAA2016 jury found it noble to award and honor Mr. Strive Masiyiwa whose strategic leadership has been very instrumental to the digital progression Africa has witnessed over the last two decades.

Please find the details ab…

New Music: Cal_Vin-My Life

Cal_Vin Want's To Live His Life On New Single


 Cal_Vin has a new song titled 'My Life' where he wants haters to know that he just wants to live his own life. The song is accompanied by a lyric video which uses a lot of emojis. To make things fun the Luveve rapper added #MyLifeDanceChallengewhich fans can join in. Check out the single which is available on iTunes.



Trio collaborates for ZFW Winter/ Fall Collections Show

SHOKO Shoes to launch their Fall/Winter Collection 2016


Award winning brands David Alford and 9Lives join rising bespoke designers SHOKO Shoes to launch their winter/ Fall collections this Sunday at The Glass House, Maestro Restro Lounge and Bar, Harare.

Sponsored by Zimbabwe Fashion Week, Director Marshall Mutsamwira is confident there will be a great turn out and support for the trio: "We are really excited about the launch of ZFW's Fall/Winter collections and we foresee it being a staple event for fashion lovers around the country. The three designers showcasing this year are working flat out to give a superb show on Sunday."

David Alford, a Contemporary Fashion house based in Harare is renowned for its meticulously crafted and signature pieces which won ZFW Designer of the Year 2015. The theme for his collection is called Fallen Angels. This is about a girl who is an outcast in society who wants to regain control of her situation and reintegrate herself. The inspirat…

Emtee‚ Riky Rick and Nathi lead SAMA nominations

And the 2016 SAMA nominees are...



The 2016 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) nominees were announced today with Emtee, Nathi and Riky Rick leading the pack. Emtee‚scooped four awards at theMetro FM Music Awards in February and will compete with Riky for the title of Best Rap album and Best Newcomer‚ while all three artists will compete for the title of Best Male.

Zonke Dikana‚ Tresor and DJ Black Coffee also bagged three nominations. While‚ Zahara and Fifi Cooper both scored two nominations each.

The 22nd annual SAMAs is taking place in Durban on June 4, 2016.

Here are the complete list of nominees...

Album of the Year

Francois van Coke - Francois van Coke  
Emtee - Avery  
Nathi - Buyelekhaya  
Tresor - VII
Black Coffee - Pieces of Me

Best Engineered Album of the Year

Black Coffee - Pieces of Me
Brendan Peyper - Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie
Zonke - Work of Heart
Mi Casa - Home Sweet Home
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra - One Night in the Sun

Female Artist of the Year

Judi…

The Legendary Prince dies at 57

It's as if it was yesterday that we were giving admiration to the iconic 'Purple Rain' musician for his passport photo, or how every time he's been at awards for awards notably the Oscars and Grammys to hand out awards, he always seemed to have this powerful presence that had everyone standing up in ovation for him...
Sadly, one of the most influential and enigmatic rock musicians, the legendary  Prince has died age 57.

In a statement, his publicist said:
 "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time." Prince's career had spanned over four decades which he began in the 1970s with his debut album 'For You'. Prince was known as a musical genius as multiple instruments, but was especially known for his proficiency with a guitar, a phenomenal songwriter…

Rihanna releases 'Needed Me' Video

Trust Rihanna to release something new on 4/20!

Last year @badgalriri released her 1:14 single 'James Joint' off her album 'ANTI' on April 20th,well this year after releasing the visually sensual 'Kiss It Better' last month, Rihanna dropped yet another joint.
Her third video off her eighth album comes 'Needed Me' directed by cult favourite Harmony Korine, the video is like 'Man Down' meets 'Bitch Better Have My Money' meets 'Kiss It Better' with plenty of nudity and violence-Rihanna's scantily clad with booty and nipples showing (every teenage parents nightmare, and a lot of adult males thirst trap!)
We love the song which is a painful stab to the heart to that 'thirsty' lad, “You just another n***a on the hit list/ Trying to fix your inner issues with a bad bitch/...Didn't they tell you I'm a savage? … " 
Question though, why does Rihanna shoot that guy?
Well, watch the video for 'Needed You' bel…

Billboard Music Awards 2016: Nominees

The Weeknd Leading With 16 Nominations At the 2016

Ciara and Ludacris, appeared on Good Morning America to reveal some of the biggest categories, including Top Artist, Top New Artist and those songs and albums that rocked the charts the hardest last year that are now up for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The Weeknd is a finalist 19 times in 16 categories, thanks to his massively-popular Beauty Behind The Madness album and the several number one hits that have been sent off from it.

Justin Bieber follows with 12 nominations in 11 categories, while Drake and Fetty Wap are both finalists 11 times, in 10 categories. Taylor Swift and Adele are both finalists for 8 awards.

Ludacris and Ciara will host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22.

See the full list of finalists below.

Top Artist:
Adele
Justin Bieber
Drake
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Fetty Wap
OMI
Charlie Puth
​Silentó
Bryson Tiller

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Fetty Wap
E…

Huawei Founder and CEO to receive “Africa’s Digital Inclusion Medal of Honor”

Huawei  Founder and CEO to receive “Africa’s Digital Inclusion Medal of Honor”

The 3rd Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA2016) will present “Africa’s Digital Inclusion Medal of Honor” award to Mr. Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. The award and honor that will be presented at Serena Kampala Hotel on August 18th 2016 is an appreciation of Mr. Ren Zhengfei and Huawei’s contribution to Digital Inclusion in Africa.

DIAA2016 jury found it noble to award and honor Mr. Ren Zhengfei whose strategic leadership of Huawei has been key to the benefits Africa has gained from Huawei products and services.

Please find the details about this award in the press statement at this link “Africa’s Digital Inclusion Medal of Honor”

New Music: Verseless Feat. Thandie Lin - Breakfast (Flow Into The Music)

Capturing The Spirit Of Africa

Verseless keeps bringing in the music after releasing of Simba his debut single as an artist officially , he went on to create the bridge to the follow-up single that is Home EP which to many was a refreshing shock to the Zimbabwean music scene: the birth of the Afro-Future genre.

Now the producer comes with his latest single "Breakfast" which features the powerful vocals of underground Swazi singer Thandie Lin. "Breakfast" is a refreshing song, like the first thing in the morning that combines the African richness in house with a pop flair. The record captures the mother land in its glory.

The song will be released on the 17th of April 2016.