Nigerian star Flavour N’abania tasted major success with the rapturous rhythm of 2012’sBlessed, a record that cemented his place among the finest in African music. With the emergence of exciting new tracks and a relationship with Nigerian beauty Anna Banner, the world has caught Flavour’s scent again, and TRACE Urban takes the chance to catch up with him. R&B double act Nico & Vinz are grabbing well-deserved recognition for bringing urban style to Norway, having just won the European Border Breakers Award. TRACE Urban speaks to the duo about the African heat they’re giving to chilly Scandinavia!
Wednesday, 12th November at
Sunday, 16th at 6.00pm
TRACE Urban gets up close and personal with Nicole Scherzinger at the end of a year in which the star left The X Factor to focus on her sensational new album, Big Fat Lie. TRACE Urban lands a rare chat with the tireless Scherzinger to discuss her mega-success and plans for the future. We revisitDavido’s first-ever Paris show, which saw the young singer come of age, wowing the French capital and TV audiences around the globe. TRACE Urban also showcases an interview with Masspike Miles, the star of the moment and a young name on everyone’s lips!
Wednesday, 19th November at
Sunday, 23rd at 6.00pm
SPECIAL PEACE ONE DAY
We’re used to seeing Akon playing to huge crowds at sold-out shows, but it’s not every day that the event is hosted in an airport and Akon spends part of his set rolling over the crowd in a giant plastic ball! Championing the need for peace worldwide,Peace One Day was no ordinary show. TRACE Urban has backstage, behind-the-scenes access to one of urban music’s crowning moments and takes you along for the ride. Fittingly held in Goma, a Congolese city still nursing the wounds of civil war, Peace One Day is electric and powerfully emotional in equal measure.
FOCUS loves top tunes and videos, and this episode is dedicated to the world’s best house music, including the journey of Robin Schulz from bedroom DJ to international superstar. With a North American tour booked, Schulz is on a mission to secure his spot in house music history! British DJ Duke Dumont is another star – he laid the path for Schulz, breaking through in 2012 to win a deal with Virgin/EMI. Also featured areLilly Wood & The Prick and house giantDavid Guetta, as FOCUS owns the VIP area of the world’s best clubs!
Saturday, 8th November at
Sunday, 9th at 10.00am
FOCUS showcases the best in current music, this time featuring one of South Africa’s premier musical exports, Goldfish. Making a name for themselves as live performers supporting a who’s who of the dance music elite such as Mr Scruff, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim and Pete Tong. Goldfish definitely know a thing or two about laying down good vibes and getting people dancing! Combining the best of western music with African rhythm and beats, including a dash of jazz and electronica, Goldfish are exactly what TRACE Urban is about. Get down in Cape Town with this episode of FOCUS!
Saturday, 15th November at
Sunday 16th at 10.00am
Alicia Keys is a household name – ever since her scintillating debut Songs in A Minorpicked up an incredible five Grammy Awards! Then in her twenties, Keys has since released a string of hits and become an actress and director. Never one to stick when she could twist, Keys is also a philanthropist, dedicating herself to charity. For most, this is enough for a lifetime – but Keys is still only 35 and there’s more to come! Her sixth album, featuring Pharrell, is in production. FOCUS takes a look at the star through her top songs and videos.
Saturday, 22nd November at
Sunday 23rd at 10.00am
Bringing you the hottest tunes from around the world, FOCUS features videos from the unstoppable Iggy Azalea. Globetrotting from Australia to America at the age of 16 in pursuit of a musical career, Iggy Azalea has the determination to back her talent and it’s reaping rewards! It’s no surprise that as well as being one of the most controversial female figures in modern music, Azalea has found success in modelling and acting. With her self-belief, strong character and the backing of her partnership with T.I., Iggy is a shooting star – and TRACE Urban can’t argue with that.
Saturday, 29th November at 1.00pm*
Rerun: Sunday, 30th at 10.00am