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The best Nigerian songs of 2022 so far (Q1)
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The best Nigerian songs of 2022 so far (Q1)

PAM brings you the latest hits from Nigerian music, from Afrobeats and Afropop to superstars and up-and-comers. Dive into the hottest records to drop in Nigeria in 2022 so far.

Rap: 10 tracks and a tour of Africa (Q1 2022)
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Rap: 10 tracks and a tour of Africa (Q1 2022)

Du Kenya au Rwanda en passant par le Togo, le Maroc et l’Egypte, PAM vous propose une sélection de dix morceaux qui ont secoué la planète rap africaine au cours du premier trimestre 2022.

Nigerian producers to watch in 2022
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Nigerian producers to watch in 2022

PAM looks at the men and women behind the boards that are fashioning the sounds of afrobeats during its global rise to popularity.

A brief guide to hiplife
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A brief guide to hiplife

PAM takes you back to when Ghanaians were living the hiplife, a 1990s musical and generational craze which placed hip-hop verses in-between highlife guitar loops.

The violin, pulling on the heartstrings of Africa
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The violin, pulling on the heartstrings of Africa

The violin – in all its forms – undoubtably plays a major role in the music of the African continent. Here we present an overview of the stringed instrument, played by those who made it famous in the past, as well as those who celebrate its resonance today.

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Women to listen to on March 8 (and every other day)
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Women to listen to on March 8 (and every other day)

For this International Women’s Day, PAM has compiled a playlist in which African or Afro-descendant women are the central characters. It is meant as a tribute to women, their struggles, as well as their past and future victories.

A brief history of soca music in ten tracks
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A brief history of soca music in ten tracks

From Lord Shorty to The Soca Boys, Arrow and Square One, PAM tells the story of soca in ten tunes.

Mandela, a hero of many songs
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Mandela, a hero of many songs

Thirty-one years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster prison, where he had spent the last years of his detention, finally appearing before the eyes of the world. He was free, at last. […]

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 activists

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic activists.

Kenyan hits to kick off 2022
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Kenyan hits to kick off 2022

The new year came in strong with a slew of hits from the many artists and genres that are making Kenya one of the most exciting music scenes in East Africa. 

Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders
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Black History Month: 5 songs for 5 historic leaders

While Black History Month is all year round for us at PAM, we’re going to celebrate this February and publish a number of special articles. Here we have an annotated playlist made up of 5 songs from 5 historic African leaders.