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Luciano reacts to the Ninja Man guilty verdict

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  "It's sad. I know Ninja Man was trying to change his life in the later days, but apparently it was too late. I know he must be regretting now, the life he has lived over the years." Reggae icon Luciano spoke to me about his views on Dancehall artist Ninja Man's guilty verdict for The Voice ...

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Interview: Toots Hibbert of ‘Toots & The Maytals’

Monday, June 26, 2017

THE ESTEEMED Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert helped to define a genre with his band Toots & The Maytals. Their 2004 album, True Love, won a Grammy in 2005. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about the Clarendon-born singer. For instance, he was born in 1945 not 1942 and is in fact, the youngest of 14 brothers ...

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Interview: Leading Nigerian writer Ben Okri on the power of fake news

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

06/06/17 The British-Nigerian literary giant talks to Nadine White about the snap election, writers’ responsibility in times of conflict and showcasing his scriptwriting skills in a dazzling film debut   WRITERS DO not merely reflect and interpret life, they also inform and shape mass perspective. A number of life-changing events have recently taken place in Britain: the Brexit vote, ...

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Interview: Talking Music With BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Ace

Saturday, June 3, 2017

DJ ACE was positively glowing, as we sat down to lunch in central London. Why wouldn’t he be? The south Londoner, real name Ashley, recently celebrated a major career move; being promoted to the coveted, week-day 10-1pm slot on BBC 1Xtra, home to the station’s ‘Live Lounge’. Ace took over the reins from the legendary ...

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Interview: Ziggy Marley

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The reggae star on how the Grammys are the least of his worries, his first cookbook and why he doesn’t rely on radio play to determine the success of his career WHEN THE name ‘Ziggy’ is mentioned in global conversation, it isn’t difficult to know who is being referred to. No other introduction is needed for this ...

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Interview: Afrobeats star Mr Eazi

Thursday, February 2, 2017

NIGERIAN BORN, Ghana-London based musician Mr Eazi burst onto the scene in 2013 and has risen to become one of Afrobeats’ pioneering stars. Currently signed to Wizkid’s Starboy World Wide Label, Eazi made some serious waves in the UK last year after two sell out shows, a summertime smash hit Dance For Me with Eugy and ...

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