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
4th Jan Private Function, Poynton
19th Jan Platform 5, Cheadle Hulme
16th Feb The Victoria, Withington
30th Mar Horse & Farrier, Gatley
6th Apr Platform 5, Cheadle Hulme
15th Jun The Victoria, Withington
22nd Jun Private Function, Hartford
13th Jul Styal Beer Festival (TICKET ONLY - Styal Football Club)