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Venezonix electrifies the Afro-Venezuelan rhythms of his heritage
Interview
Venezonix electrifies the Afro‑Venezuelan rhythms of his heritage

A Venezuelan living in Miami, Venezonix champions Afro-Venezuelan music in promising debut EP. Meet the artist.

Mr Eazi the man, musician, and mogul
Interview
Mr Eazi the man, musician, and mogul

Mr Eazi is back with a new persona, building a bridge between the music and entrepreneurship on his new EP, while laying the groundwork for African creatives for generations to come. Meet the man, musician, and mogul.

Zlatan, the lavish Lagosian street rapper
Feature
Zlatan, the lavish Lagosian street rapper

A Lagos native, Zlatan came up with nothing and now seems to have everything. Zlatan recounts his come-up from street boy to Burna Boy collaborator in our exclusive interview.

Who is Blaqbonez?
Interview
Who is Blaqbonez?

We met with Akumefule Chukwu-Emeka, aka Blaqbonez, one of the hottest rappers in Africa to break down his manifold career thus far.

PAM Rewind: Gafacci’s world in 10 tracks
Interview
PAM Rewind: Gafacci’s world in 10 tracks

Born and raised in Labadi, a coastal community that’s part of the bustling Ghanaian capital, Accra, Gafacci’s got music running in his DNA.

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Joeboy on beauty, magic, and being Africa’s popstar
Interview
Joeboy on beauty, magic, and being Africa’s popstar

The newly christened African Pop Star releases his debut album Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic riding a wave of hit singles and the support of Mr Eazi’s emPawa program.

Ojûn’s journey back to childhood on Reunion Island
Interview
Ojûn’s journey back to childhood on Reunion Island

Ojûn slips his multi-instrumentalist talents between field recordings and electronic orchestrations to pay tribute to the Reunion Island, where he grew up. PAM invites you to listen to a preview track via this unique interview.

Anthony Yeboah recalls the golden years of Vis-a-Vis
History
Anthony Yeboah recalls the golden years of Vis‑a‑Vis

As Canadian label We are Busy Bodies reissues Obi Agye Me Dofo (1977), one of the most famous LPs of the glorious highlife Ghanaian band Vis-a-Vis, PAM reached Isaac Yeboah, singer and original member of the band. Interview.

Amha Eshèté, the exile and the return to native land
Feature
Amha Eshèté, the exile and the return to native land

The second and final part of our long-form interview with Amha Eshèté, founder of Amha Records. Ethiopia’s very first independent label recorded the most beautiful sonic era of Swinging Addis.

Amha Eshèté, the dreamer who cut the grooves of Ethiopia’s golden sounds onto wax
Interview
Amha Eshèté, the dreamer who cut the grooves of Ethiopia’s golden sounds onto wax

Amha Eshèté was Ethiopia’s first independent record producer. It is to him that we owe the first recordings (and the following two hundred) of the golden age of Ethiopian music, later resurrected by the famous Éthiopiques series. He confesses it all to PAM in full detail (Part one).

Pa Salieu: the crowning glory of Coventry
Article
Pa Salieu: the crowning glory of Coventry

From his first forays into freestyling, his hit ‘Frontlines’ written in twenty minutes, close shaves with death and being in the studio with FKA Twigs…with Send Them to Coventry, Pa Salieu comes through with all that was promised with his wild debut. From now on the new English rap scene is his. Let’s meet him.