Zambia: Zambian Singer Judy Speaks Out On Being A Lesbian

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Zambian Female artist Judy Melele popularly known as Judy Yo finally came out and cleared the air on rumours that have been spreading that she’s a lesbian. Read More

Zambia: Bob Marley memorial set for Bongwe

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The 35th Bob Marley memorial concert in Zambia takes place on the 7th May at Bongwe in Lusaka’s Roma Township. Read More

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Zambia: Roberto nominated for Namibian award

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AWARD winning singer and song writer Roberto has been nominated for the Namibia Annual Musical Awards (NAMA), in the pan-African artiste of the year category. The awards which will be held a sixth time since inauguration, will take place in Windhoek on April 29 to 30th, this year. Read More

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Zambia: 2016 Zambian Music Awards Nominees

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Best Dancehall / RnB Album

Outside the Rox By Jay Rox
Ama-Rulah 1712 By Roberto
King Solomon By Petersen Zagaze

Best Hip Hop / Rap Album

B. East By Bobby East
Best Before Forever By K.R.Y.T.I.C.
Black na White 2 By Slap Dee (This entry has been withdrawn by the artist)

Best Traditional/ Kalindula Album

Anfumu By Mutende Culture Ensemble
Walakotela Pang’anda By Voice of Luapula
Salary By Angela Nyirenda

Best Album

Outside the Rox By Jay Rox
Black na White 2 By Slap Dee (This entry has been withdrawn by the artist)
King Solomon By Petersen Zagaze

Best Female Artist

Kan2
Cleo Ice Queen
Chileshe Bwalya

Best Male Artist

Chef 187
Jay Rox
Afunika

Best Female Radio DJ

Linzee – Radio 4 FM ZNBC
Chi Chi B – Komboni Radio
Abby Lupupa – Power FM

Best Male Radio DJ

Showstar – Hone FM
Big Al – Sun FM
Caristo Clear – QFM

Best New Artist

Drimz
Wezi
Reuben

Mosi Lager Song of the Year

Ama-Rulah By Roberto
Dorika By Chims K
Shonongo By Chester

Zambia: I Would Have Ended Up Being A Prostitute If I Was Not Focused, Says Mampi

MUSICIAN Mirriam Mukape also known as Mampi says she would have ended up being a prostitute if she was not focused. Read More

USA: Rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy

Rapper and business mogul 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy, a stunning financial turn considering 50 centhis estimated net worth had been pegged at $155 million as recently as May.

The recording artist, who filed for bankruptcy under his real name of Curtis James Jackson II, did so in U.S. bankruptcy court in Connecticut. He listed his estimated assets between $10 million to $50 million, with liabilities in the same range. Those figures call earlier estimates into question.

Though Jackson first became known for his career as a popular rapper, his business dealings are almost equally legendary. He made a reported $100 million when VitaminWater, in which Jackson was an investor, was sold to Coca Cola. Other moves were less successful: a clothing line has since shuttered, a headphones debacle resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, and a vodka partnership failed to generate significant buzz on liquor shelves. 50 Cent is still trying to make waves in the audio world, as Fortune previously reported.

Earlier this month, Jackson was ordered to pay $5 million to a woman who said Jackson acquired an adult video she made with her boyfriend before posting it online without the woman’s permission.

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Zambia: Pilato’s Case Fails To Take Off

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THE case in which musician Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato is charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace for causing his song “Alungu Anabwela” to be published on online media, today failed to take off because the State failed to avail witnesses before Court. Read More

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Zambia: Pilato meets US envoy Eric Schultz, discusses press freedom in Zambia

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Controversial musician Chama Fumba aka Pilato on Monday held discussions with UN Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz and discussed the important right of freedom of expression. Read More

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South Africa: 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees

MTV_Africa_Music_AwardsMTV MAMA 2015 nominations were unveiled Thursday, June 11 at a star studded reception at Harem, Johannesburg, South Africa

A total of 70 nominees were revealed at the event, across 13 different categories.

MAMA 2015 FULL NOMINEES List:

Best Male

*AKA (South Africa)
*Davido (Nigeria)
*Diamond (Tanzania)
*Sarkodie (Ghana)
*Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female

*Bucie (South Africa)
*Busiswa (South Africa)
*Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
*Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
*Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Group

*B4 (Angola)
*Beatenberg (South Africa)
*Black Motion (South Africa)
*P-Square (Nigeria)
*Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act

*Anna Joyce (Angola)
*Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
*Duncan (South Africa)
*Patoranking (Nigeria)
*Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best Hip Hop

*Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
*K.O. (South Africa)
*Phyno (Nigeria)
*Olamide (Nigeria)
*Youssoupha (DRC)

Best Collaboration

*AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
*Davido featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz: “The Sound” (Nigeria/SA)
*Diamond & Iyanya: “Bum Bum” (Kenya/Nigeria)
*Toofan & DJ Arafat: “Apero Remix” (Togo/Ivory Coast)
*Stanley Enow & Sarkodie: “Njama Njama Cow Remix” (Cameroon/Ghana)

Song of the Year

*Cassper Nyovest: “Doc Shebeleza”. (South Africa)
*Euphonik featuring Mpumi:“Busa”. (South Africa)
*DJ Fisherman & NaakMusiQ featuring DJ Tira, Danger & Dream Team: “Call Out” (South Africa)
*K.O featuring Kid X: “Caracara”(South Africa)
*Lil Kesh Featuring Olamide & Davido: “Shoki Remix” (Nigeria)
*Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
*Sauti Sol: “Sura Yako” (Kenya)
*Toofan: “Gweta” (Togo)
*Wizkid: “Show You The Money”. (Nigeria)
*Yemi Alade: “Johnny” (Nigeria)

Best Live

*Big Nuz (South Africa)
*Diamond (Tanzania)
*Flavour (Nigeria)
*Mi Casa (South Africa)
*Toofan (Togo)

Video of the Year
*“Crazy” – Seyi Shay Featuring Wizkid; Director: Meji Alabi
*“Doors” – Prime Circle; Director: Ryan Kruger
*“Love You Everyday” – Bebe Cool; Director: Clarence Peters
*“Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw
*“The Sound” – Davido Featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz; Director: Sesan

Best Pop & Alternative

*Fuse ODG (Ghana)
*Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
*Jimmy Nevis (South Africa)
*Nneka (Nigeria)
*Prime Circle (South Africa)

Best Francophone

*DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
*Jovi (Cameroon)
*Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)
*Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast)
*Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone

*Ary (Angola)
*B4 (Angola)
*Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
*NGA (Angola)
*Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

Personality of the Year

*Basketmouth (Nigeria)
*Bonang Matheba (South Africa)
*OC Ukeje (Nigeria)
*Trevor Noah (South Africa)
*Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Nominees for additional categories, including the MTV Base Leadership Award and Best International Act, will be revealed at a later date.

Zambia: Grade 9 Choma pupil fathers child with teacher

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A GRADE nine schoolboy at Pangwe Basic School in Choma has fathered a child with his class teacher. ……the pupil, identified only as Clement, was expected to sit his grade nine examinations last year, but failed because of his relationship with the 22-year-old teacher. Read More

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Zambia: Jail is a great place of inspiration for those that stand up for the dignity of humanity-Pilato

“Jail is a terrible place for criminals but a great place of inspiration for those that stand up for the dignity of humanity. It must be learnt that peace is not the absence of war but the haven of tolerance.

I wish to thank everyone who has supported and wished me freedom.” – Pilatopilato1

Zambia: Pilato granted K1000 bail

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Controversial artist, Pilato has been granted bail by a Lusaka Magistrate following his arrest yesterday. Pilato was granted a cash bail of K1000 with two working sureties.Read More

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Zambia: Pilato arrested and denied bail

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Police in Lusaka have formally arrested Copperbelt based Musician Chama Fumba over his politically charged song ‘A Lungu Anabwela’ for allegedly defaming President Edgar Lungu. Read More

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