Given the vastness of the continent, the traditional music of Africa is historically ancient, rich, and diverse, with the different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.
Traditional music in most of the continent is passed down orally (or aurally) and is not written. In Sub-Saharan African music traditions, it also frequently relies heavily on percussion instruments of every variety, including xylophones, drums, and tone-producing instruments such as the mbira or "thumb piano."
... BoySpyce, the label keeps raising the bar on what excellence represents in the African music industry ... As a brand, it has consistently remained open and relatable to the public – yet aspirational for undiscovered talents looking to make their mark on the African music scene.
Magesh’s catchy melodies and hooks were the driving force behind the group’s music ... In 2019, TKZee were recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25thSouthAfricanMusic Awards for their indelible contribution to the local music scene ... As radio stations no doubt prepare to play marathons of his music, be sure to tune in.
The rising Afro-pop sensation in June dropped her debut project, “KwaNxumalo EP”, solidifying her entry to the music scene ... Mtanga has created quite the name for herself when it comes to being an MC, and has now been appointed as a presenter for MassiveMusic on Channel O.
Simi joins other Nigerian artists like Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Asa, and FAVE to be part of Equal Africa, which aims to spotlight and amplify the voices of talented African female artists making waves in the music scene.
Simi joins other Nigerian artists,Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Asa, and FAVE to be part of EQUAL Africa, which aims to spotlight and amplify the voices of talented African female artists making waves in the music scene ... She joins a list of talented African women who are driving the culture and breaking through barriers in the music industry.
VAN NUYS, Calif., July 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- During a private media and VIP brunch in Hollywood, Ayo Animashaun, founder and executive producer of The Headie Awards – the global music awards show celebrating excellence in African music – officially kicked off the #RoadMapToTheHeadies.
According to MzVee, the title of the album "10 Thirty" connotes her 10-year span in the music industry as she turns 30 years on June 23, 2022. The album features some of the best musical talents from the African continent, including Tiwa Savage, Bella Shmurda, Yemi Alade, Stonebwoy, Kofi Kinaata, Kwesi Arthur, and Tanzanian superstar Harmonize.
Our conversation focussed on African music on the global stage, development of African talents, structures and the prominence of Nigerian music on the world stage ... The growth of talents and the African music industry, both locally and internationally, will definitely impact the music business as a whole.
The SouthAfrican music industry was one of the sectors impacted by the outbreak ... “The festival is set to be a day of music and celebration of our humanity, resilience, and overall incredible creativity and talent that our beautiful African Continent births,” Holmes said.
“We’ve decided to continue with (the initiative), giving new talent a national platform and keeping fellow SouthAfricans entertained and close to the heart of local music,” says Makhothi ... "The idea behind the campaign is that the more South Africans listen to and support local ...