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MAMA 2010, a night of super mash-ups!

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is fast gaining a reputation for assembling the hottest talents from Africa and the rest of the world in Africa. The 2010 MAMAs certainly set the notch higher when it opened with an explosive performance by Hip Hop ‘heavyweight’, Rick Ross,  and closed with an unforgettable rendition of “Win” […]

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sarkodie at mama 2010The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is fast gaining a reputation for assembling the hottest talents from Africa and the rest of the world in Africa. The 2010 MAMAs certainly set the notch higher when it opened with an explosive performance by Hip Hop ‘heavyweight’, Rick Ross,  and closed with an unforgettable rendition of “Win” featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Da LES and 2Face – a world first.

But that wasn’t all.  In keeping with the tradition of the awards, the show featured an array of electrifying collaborations between artists from different parts of the continent, mixing up music genres, language and cultures in an unprecedented extravaganza of African talent.  Among the collaborations was an African hiphop -meet- American hiphop with Sarkodie, Mo Chedda and Chuck D (Public Enemy). There was also unexpected rock-meet-rap fusion by 2Face Idibia and South African rock outfit The Parlotones. The performance of Banky W’s “Lagos Party” saw South Africa’s Big Nuz, Angola’s Cabo Snoop and Paul G and DRC’s Barbara Kanam rocking the house with the first ever truly pan-African version of the hit track.

The host of the ceremony, Eve also rapped briefly alongside Nigeria’s Sasha. And among other collaborations, Fally Ipupa and J Martins did their hit song ‘Jupa Remix’.  The full list of performers on the night included:  2Face (Nigeria), Banky W (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Big Nuz (South Africa), Cabo Snoop (Angola), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Diamond (Tanzania), Eve (USA), Fally Ipupa (DRC), J. Martins (Nigeria), Jozi (South Africa), Liquideep (South Africa), Lizha James (Mozambique), Mo Cheddah (Nigeria), Paul G (Angola), P-Unit (Kenya), Public Enemy (USA), Radio & Weasel (Uganda), Rick Ross (USA), Sarkodie (Ghana), Sasha (Nigeria), T-Pain (USA), Teargas (South Africa), The Parlotones (South Africa), Wande Coal (Nigeria).

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What Every Rider Should Know About Motorcycle Safety

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What Every Rider Should Know About Motorcycle Safety

Thousands of motorcycle riders lose their lives each year in accidents, and many of these accidents are preventable. Other drivers on the road need to be alert to these vehicles and take proactive measures to avoid a collision. More people are choosing to ride motorcycles today because of high gas prices, so a person must always be vigilant.

Many accidents are the fault of the driver rather than the motorcycle rider. How can vehicles share the road with bikers? What should you know if you are injured on your motorcycle by a driver? How could they have avoided this accident? 

Blind Spots

Drivers must always check their blind spots when merging and changing lanes. Motorcycles are often hard to see, as they are smaller than passenger cars. Motorcycles blend in with other shapes in the side and rear-view mirrors, so drivers should always take a second look when bikers are on the road. This one step could save countless lives each year. 

Take Care When Passing

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Cars are legally allowed to pass motorcycles on the road like other vehicles. However, when doing so, drivers need to know that passing the bike creates a gust of wind. This wind could make the bike unstable and lead to an accident. Alert the biker to the lane change by using the turn signal. Do not return to the lane the biker is in until there are several car lengths between the vehicle and the bike. 

Weather Considerations

Bad weather can happen at any time. It may be beautiful outside only to have the skies open up and pour down rain. For those driving a car, this downpour is probably nothing more than an inconvenience. For bikers, however, any bad weather can be dangerous. Rain makes the roads slick for both cars and motorcycles, so accidents are more likely to happen. When it is windy outside, a biker might find it hard to keep the motorcycle on the road. In addition, motorcycles are hard to see when conditions deteriorate, so drivers need to take more care on the road to avoid accidents involving bikes. 

Night Riders

Many men and women love to ride their bikes at night. Drivers need to be vigilant when out after dark to avoid accidents. They should increase their following distance and turn off their high beams when a motorcycle approaches. 

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Avoid Lane-Sharing

Motorcycles are small vehicles, so a driver might assume they can share a lane with the bike. Doing so is illegal. Bikers are allowed their own lane just as cars are. Sharing a lane with a bike significantly increases the odds of an accident. 

Use Turn Signals

Both drivers and bikes need to use their turn signals routinely. Drivers should turn the signal on sooner than they normally would if a motorcycle is behind them in traffic. This gives the biker time to alter their speed or make other adjustments to accommodate for the vehicle turning.

Take Extra Care in Intersections

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Intersections are dangerous for both cars and motorcycles. Blind intersections are a common cause of accidents, so drivers and bikers must take extra care when approaching. Always come to a complete stop, look all ways for other vehicles, and proceed slowly through the intersection. 

Motorcycles are never involved in fender-benders or other minor accidents. The rider and passenger are completely exposed so any accident could result in serious injuries or fatalities. Drivers are responsible for their actions on the road just as bikers are. When all parties look out for one another, accidents will decrease. This is something every person wants to see today. 

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Family of accident victims refuses to press charges against Funny Face despite pressure

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The family of the two victims involved in the accident with comedian Funny Face has expressed their reluctance to press charges against him, despite pressure from various sources urging them to do so. (more…)

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Yaw Tog set to release sophomore album “YOUNG & MATURED”

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Three Years after his debut album ‘Time’, Yaw Tog is set to release his sophomore album dubbed ‘Young & Matured’ (more…)

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Fimy Baby sets to drop her new song “ I Do” on the 19th April 2024

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Hailing from a vibrant musical landscapes Maria Ruby Cyprian popularly known as Fimy Baby emerges as a captivating and soul-stirring female singer, infusing her rich heritage with a contemporary and evocative sound.

The Ghanaian Nigerian singer
With a voice that resonates like a whisper of winds through ancient forests, she has become a mesmerizing force in the African music scene
Born into a tapestry of cultures and traditions, Fimy’s musical journey began in 2020. Her early exposure to the rhythmic beats of African drum circles and the melodic tunes ignited a spark within her that would grow into a blazing passion for music.


Drawing inspiration from the diverse musical heritage of Africa, she effortlessly weaves together the intricate threads of traditional rhythms, modern Afropop sensibilities, and her own unique vocal stylings


Fimy Baby sets to drop her new song “ I Do” on the 19th April 2024

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TGMA 2024: Olive The Boy eyes Best New Artiste of the Year

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Ghanaian singer Olive The Boy, nominated in three categories at the 2024 Telecel Ghana Music Awards, has expressed his hopes of winning all three but admits he’ll be disappointed if he misses out on the Best New Artiste of the Year title. (more…)

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Nigerian artiste Khaid reportedly hospitalized due to internal bleeding

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Nigerian singer Khaid has reportedly been admitted to the hospital today due to internal bleeding, as revealed in online footage. (more…)

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