Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
Current list of tunes
Over the years we have covered over 250 songs by 250+ artists.....below represents our current choices
13th Jan The Victoria, Withington
9th Mar The King George, Hale
10th Mar The Lord Eldon, Knutsford
17th Mar The Horse & Farrier, Gatley
28th Apr The Lord Eldon, Knutsford
12th May The Victoria, Withington
2nd Jun The Horse & Farrier, Gatley
16th Jun Private Function, Wedding, Stockport
30th Jun The Chestergate, Stockport
14th Jul Styal Beer Festival, Styal (Ticket Only - contact us for vendors)