Apple Music’s A-List: African Music playlist wakes up with a 1-hour Beats 1 exceptional airing this Wednesday, December 12.
7 pm Nigeria time will see Apple Music feature the landmass’ most sizzling specialists including Nigeria’s Olamide, Niniola, Wurld, and Ayo Jay and in addition, other African craftsmen Petite Noir, Kwesi Arthur, Amaarae, Nasty C, Sho Madjozi and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Olamide on Hip-Hop Being A Lifestyle and Mindset in Nigeria:
“Naija music, for us, is more of a way of life. It’s not about the sound. Your body language, your movements, the way you talk, and all that could be hip-hop. Naija isn’t about the hardcore hip-hop beats and all that and doing rapper to believe you’re hip-hop. No, it’s not that.
It’s the mindset. It’s the thinking. It’s your movement. It’s how you see life. The streets of Lagos is hip-hop. The streets of Lagos is crazy, man.”
Niniola on “Maradona” and Its Global Appeal:
‘Maradona” is a life-changing song. I remember I walked into Sarz’s studio and I heard the beat. I loved it. I jumped on it. When we finished the song, we knew that we had a banger, but we had no idea how far the song was going to travel. I say the power of social media cannot be overemphasized in spreading music.
“Maradona” is phoenix of a song. When you think, “Oh, speech in this region is moving to another region,” because there’s also “Maradona Riddim.” It was done by DJ Snake and I. It’s doing well in Europe and America. I’m super, super elated.”
Ayo Jay (Nigeria) – ‘Let Him Go’
Olamide – ‘Motigbana’
DJ Snake & Niniola (Nigeria) – ‘Maradona Riddim’
Wurld – ‘Contagious’
Runtown & Nasty C – ‘No Permission’
Nasty C – ‘Jungle’
Darkie Fiction – ‘Bhoza’
Shane Eagle – ‘Gustavo’
Sho Madjozi – ‘Huku’
Amaarae – ‘Fluid’
Kwesi Arthur – ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’
DarkoVibes feat. Stonebwoy – ‘Stay Woke’
Petite Noir – ‘Beach’
Petite Noir – ‘Blame Fire’
Jovi – ‘Ndole’
Apple Music’s A-rundown is a first for the gushing stage and is to a great extent commanded by Nigeria, which has 19 tunes highlighted. The nation is trailed by individual West African country Ghana with 13 melodies. South Africa comes third with seven tunes.
“The unique grandstands the sounds leaving Africa and incorporates interviews with craftsmen like Nasty C, who talks about the move in Afrobeat culture,” an official statement says.
Furthermore, Darkie Fiction, Shane Eagle and Sho Madjozi and more think about their victories and Africa’s impact on worldwide popular music.”
Check out Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music on: Wednesday 12 December at 19:00 WAT. Thursday 13 December at 03:00 WAT. Thursday 13 December at 10:00 WAT