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August 16, 2022

Stonebwoy

    One of Africa’s biggest dancehall artists, Stonebwoy’s songs have resonated far beyond his native Ghana. Stonebwoy scored his first hits in 2012 with “Climax” and “Ghetto Love,” both of which were nominated for Ghana Music Awards. In 2015, he ... Read More »

August 16, 2022

August 13, 2022

Zlatan

    Zlatan is the stage name of Omoniyi Temidayo, the award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, and dancer who originated the “Zanku” dance craze. He first gained notice for his music in 2014, when he won a nationwide talent search of Nigerian ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

Naira Marley

    Walking the line between Afropop and hip-hop while dropping a slew of hit records, Naira Marley is one of Nigeria’s biggest stars. Naira Marley, whose artist name was inspired by Nigeria’s official currency (naira) and reggae legend Bob Marley, burst ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

Yaw Tog

      Thorsten Owusu Gyimah (born 8 May 2003),popularly known as Yaw Tog, is a Ghanaian rapper who majors in drill music, known in Ghana as Asakaa. He is best known for his viral song ‘Sore’ which featured O`Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd and also Kwesi ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

Black Sherif

    Ghanaian artist Black Sherif pairs the traditional music of his homeland with modern drill beats, as heard on 2021’s “Second Sermon,” featuring Burna Boy.    

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

Nonso Amadi

Nigerian-born singer/songwriter Nonso Amadi fuses the lushly textured Afro-beat sound of his native land with a contemporary electronic R&B aesthetic partly inspired by his time living in Canada. After breaking through globally with the 2016 hit “Tonight,” he found ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

MC Solaar

The best and most popular French rapper, MC Solaar found success in America among fans of acid jazz and jazz-rap (if not the larger hip-hop community) after guesting on Guru ’s acclaimed Jazzmatazz project. His fluid phrasing makes up for his ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

Orishas

    Four-piece rap act Orishas were formed in the late ’90s by ex-Amenaza members known as Ruzzo and Youtel, who moved from Havana to Paris as part of a school exchange program. Their collective name is based on divine beings ... Read More »

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

MHD

    Mohamed “MHD” Sylla blends the ominous, gritty drum patterns of Southern trap with a distinctly African sensibility, resulting in what he calls “Afro Trap”. On “A Kele Nta”, he raps over slinky highlife guitar melodies and a booming Afrohouse ... Read More »

August 13, 2022