21 May Artist to watch: Manu Grace

Breathy, beautiful vocals with a soulful bent, is what singer Manu Grace brings to the table and is one of the happy accidents that can occur at the hands of a social media addiction. In between the automatic swipes and often undeserved likes, sometime  social...

15 May The (even greater) power of microinfluencers

Words: Tshiamo Seape   The outlets through which young influencers can access large, engaged followings are only increasing in number and relevance. As Instagram and Facebook reach saturation point, brands are looking for new avenues to mine creative talent. As content creators look for new platforms to...

13 May Once Upon an African Future

Africa’s Top Designers Redefine the African Aesthetic for the Vodacom Durban July   Some of Africa’s most creative minds have been assembled to bring to life the Afrofuturistic theme for this year’s Vodacom Durban July, the continent’s most illustrious horse-race.   As part of the “Stars of Africa” fashion...

23 Apr Larry Gaaga and Wizkid drop “Low”

Despite the similarities, the following article has nothing to do with Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga or a potential Wizkid collaboration with either of them. Moving on. Larry Gaaga, a Nigerian executive turned artists has enlisted Wizkid for a sparse Afro R&B tune with some crisp...

17 Apr These are the artists to watch in 2019

2019 has already delivered some stellar projects from the countries up and coming musicians, and with the bulk of the year still ahead of us, the output looks plentiful and promising. From familiar names to upstarts just beginning to show their worth, we'll be running...

16 Apr Stiff Pap Drop Maradona visuals

We're all big fans of Stiff Pap here at The Wire. So, when the Street Fighter inspired video for Maradona dropped, we couldn't wait to share the news. The song features a solid verse from Simmysimmynya and the grungy, DIY aesthetic of the video fits...

12 Apr Cheekychizzy coming up strong

The term "feature" in the case of Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Cheekychizzy, is not a completely accurate descriptor. Most people familiar with the star will no doubt have heard his contributions to fellow Afrobeat sensation, D'banj's "Lemonade" single and recognised a talent more than capable of...

26 Mar Espacio Dios is just getting started

It's easy to turn a cynical ear to the work of young musicians. Entitled, untrained and festooned with face tattoos and colourful hair, their more conservative contemporaries tend to look at the next generation of young hip hop artist with a level of disdain. The...

26 Mar Bae Goals with Bontle and Priddy Ugly

If you thought "it" couple Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly couldn't have a more enviable relationship, you were mistaken. After setting headlines ablaze with their "made for each other" romance, the partners in love have become partners in music. With the formation of Rick Jade...