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20 Mar 2021
Taha Fahssi aka "El Grande Toto" and Ghizlane aka "Snowflake" form part of the new Moroccan rap scene, which is moving up the streaming charts and attracting the interest of major labels.
18 Mar 2021
She has one of the most distinctive voices in the world. Bonnie Tyler has been performing for 50 years with adored songs like "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Lost in France" and "I Need a Hero". She speaks to Eve Jackson about her fabulously upbeat new album, "The Best is Yet to Come", being in Portugal since the pandemic started and why she can't wait to meet her fans again. Bonnie also answers some fans questions sent to us on Twitter.
18 Mar 2021
Star of Neflix rom-com “Namaste Wahala”, Ini Dima-Okojie speaks to film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson about the success of the movie about an Indian man and a Nigerian woman who fall in love, and how their relationship develops in the face of cultural differences. We review the French Oscars, the César Awards ceremony which took place at the weekend with a socially distanced audience of 150 people - nominees and presenters only. Albert Dupontel's "Adieu les cons" or “Bye Bye Morons” won seven prizes, including Best Film and Best Director.
16 Mar 2021
Another school has been targeted by kidnappers in Nigeria's northwest; three teachers were abducted in Kaduna state after gunmen raided a primary school. And Human Rights Watch is calling on the UN to do more to hold Cameroonian Anglophone separatists accountable for the ramped up attacks and abductions of civilians. And Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic after taking home his first Grammy award. In accepting the trophy for Best Global Music Album, he has dedicated his win to Africans around the world.
15 Mar 2021
Beyonce has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins by a female artist after scooping her 28th prize.
14 Mar 2021
Cardi B has offered to help Selena Gomez embrace an "edgy" reinvention after urging the pop star to reconsider plans to retire from music.
8 Mar 2021
In South Africa, a luxury railway route links coastal Cape Town with the interior capital city Pretoria. The trip, completed across two days aboard the so called 'Blue Train', is renowned for its opulence and 5-star service. Previously, it was primarily accessible to overseas tourists. But now, after significantly lowering the prices, more South Africans have been taking the trip, after international tourism declined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
6 Mar 2021
Denise Chaila “goes bravely” where Irish Hip Hop fears to tread ... Celtic folk music or the Zambian national anthem, Denise Chaila is slaying it. Known initially as a rising star of Irish Hip Hop, Chaila's mixtape "Go Bravely” ... James The Prophet: Up-and-coming rapper releases hotly anticipated debut album.
4 Mar 2021
Country music star Dolly Parton receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, urging others to do the same. The 75 year old is credited with helping to fund the Moderna vaccine after donating $1M to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Parton sang a Covid-theme version of her hit song 'Jolene' before receiving the shot on Tuesday. "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate," she sings.
24 Feb 2021
French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adeline moved to New York City as a young adult. She's had a successful career playing in the 17-piece disco throwback band Escort and performing bass and backing vocals with singer CeeLo Green. On top of all that, she's had a prolific solo career under her first name Adeline, creating a unique blend of funk, R&B and soul. She spent most of 2020 releasing a constant stream of soulful, heartwarming songs. She tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about her latest musical endeavours.
22 Feb 2021
Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says following a third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.
20 Feb 2021
Madonna is set to release a Netflix documentary featuring extensive footage from her troubled Madame X tour, according to new reports.

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