artist

August 11, 2022

Angelique Kidjo

After rising to international success with the release of her chart-topping 1991 album Logozo, West African singer Angélique Kidjo became a fixture of world music, pairing her unique multilingual fusion of Afrobeat, pop, jazz, reggae, and various African traditions ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Rema

Nigerian singer and rapper Rema launched his career in unintentional fashion with a social media upload that prompted a contract with Mavin Records. Several commercial releases throughout 2019 (compiled as 2020′s Three EP’s) were highlighted by “Dumebi,” a showcase ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Kizz Daniel

Kizz Daniel’s warm, effervescent pop translated to his first national radio hit with 2014′s “Woju,” a song that scored a nomination for Hottest Single at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards the following year. It was included on his 2016 full-length debut, ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Asa

A Nigerian-French singer/songwriter with a smoky voice, Asa (“ah-shah”) combines elements of soul, pop, folk, and reggae, among other international influences, in her warm neo-soul songs. After emerging with a self-titled debut in 2007, she released Beautiful Imperfection in 2010, ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is one of the biggest pop stars to emerge from West Africa during the 2010s, with numerous hits and international awards to her name. Initially active in the music business as a backing singer and songwriter, she ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Olamide

Nigerian rapper Olamide has become a global ambassador of his country’s music. Born in Lagos State, Nigeria, Olamide attended Tai Solarin University of Education. He was forced to drop out when his parents couldn’t manage his tuition. In 2011, ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Joeboy

Joeboy has gone from recording cover songs in his college dorm to becoming one of African music’s brightest new stars, topping streaming charts and touring the continent with an improbable run of smashes. With lyrics that capture the innocence ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Fireboy DML

Fireboy DML is a Nigerian singer-songwriter whose music fuses Afropop, R&B, and soul. He became a breakout success with the 2019 release of his debut album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps. Songs like “Jealous” and “Vibrations” put him on the map ahead ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Naïka

    Naïka is a singer/songwriter born in Miami, Florida, who developed an interest in music from an early age while living and traveling internationally with her family. Growing up with the influence of European, African and Caribbean cultures has shaped ... Read More »

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Burna Boy

With his fusion of dancehall, reggae, Afro-beat, and pop, Burna Boy emerged in the early part of the 2010s as one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising stars. The LeriQ-produced 2012 single “Like to Party” proved to be his breakout track and ... Read More »

August 11, 2022