Addy the Crown

Brooklyn, NY
Addy the Crown (Addy) is a Brooklyn-based, Nigerian-American singer/songwri...ter, community organizer & fruit-snack enthusiast with an old soul & a child-like spirit. After graduating from Harvard in 2013, Addy worked as a middle school teacher in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Seeing the world through her students' eyes re-ignited her long-lost dream of becoming an artist & gave her the confidence to explore an untraditional career path. Since then, she's been able to use her music as a tool for personal self-discovery & as a way to awaken anyone that has ever given up on themselves. Her work touches on Black women & women of color accessing love from invisible sources. Addy developed her distinct “Afro-soul” sound from her diverse and colorful influences from her parents’ native Nigerian culture and her uniquely independent NYC upbringing. But her greatest influence will always be her students. Addy hosts songwriting workshops for teens across NYC Public High Schools & community centers. You can find her heart in her music at thecrownofwealth.com. Read More
Listen: Addy the Crown - Get Up

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Akaycentric

Lagos Island, NIGERIA
AkayCentric, born Akinola Olumuyiwa Oshodi on February 8 is a Nigerian Afro...pop singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. AkayCentric hails from Epetedo in Lagos State, Nigeria and has a degree in Accounting and Education from Lagos State University, but music has always been his first love. This Nigerian singer started music officially in 2010 and was known as AKAY until 2017 when he changed his stage name to AKAYCENTRIC. In 2017, AkayCentric released his smashing hit single “Mamma mia” produced by Nigerian producer ‘Ayzed’ and co-written by celebrity sogwriter ‘Klem’, the video was shot in Los Angeles USA (Directed Emmanual Fodjour). This release gained AkayCentric massive recognition across Africa and beyond. AkayCentric was listed among the top 10 Nigerian artiste to watch out for in 2020 by opera mini news in December 2019. Read More
Listen: Akaycentric - Lost

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Akeju

New York, NY
AKEJU is an afrobeats Singer and Entrepreneur based in New York. His major ...music genres are Afrobeats, Afropop, Afro Dancehall and Pop. He is out to promote a strong synergy between Africa and other cultures in the world with songs and fashion style. AKEJU's love for music started at a very young age due to his attachment to the songs he grew up listening to. Inspired by the songs from great musicians such as Nat King Cole, Bob Marley, and Fela Kuti, he started his music career over a decade ago from writing lyrics and later moved into recording his own songs and performing. AKEJU has performed in notable events like “The Art of Speech for Humanity Concert” in London, “Africa Unites Tour” in South Africa; Movies under the stars: Black Panther, Marcus Garvey Ampitheatre, New York; “Save Africa Concert Foundation” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, which had Nelson Mandela’s wife, Winnie was in attendance. He recently released Akeju the EP, a few songs are, Emotions featuring Lil Scrappy of Love & Hip Hop; Kiss and Tell remix featuring Beenie Man; Sweetie featuring Joey B. Some of his songs inspired Nollywood movies holding the same title , Kiss and Tell and Omoge. Read More
Listen: Akeju - Kiss and Tell remix feat. Beenie Man

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Amanda Black

Mthatha, SOUTH AFRICA
Born Amanda Benedicta Antony in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Amanda Black... is a multi-platinum selling and multiple Award-winning singer/songwriter, an aspiring activist, youth leader and a powerful voice in women empowerment and in the fight against inequality and gender based violence. A galant fighter, Amanda first came to the limelight as a contestant on the popular TV Show, Idols South Africa, where she contested for 3 times, only breaking ground in season 11 where she made the final 7. In 2016 Amanda released her powerful and critically-acclaimed hit single, Amazulu, an inspiring and easily relatable soulful piece which went on get Amanda numerous nominations and wins at several music Awards, including 3 South Africa Music Awards, 2 Metro Awards and a BET International artist of the year nomination. Titled after her first single, Amanda’s Debut album was certified platinum only three weeks after its release. Amanda’s music is themed around telling authentic African stories, and is weaved with creative storytelling and poetry, showing the world that Amanda is not only an artist, but one who evokes a unique, strong and timeless voice for this generation. Read More

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Bemisoul

Brooklyn, NY
BemiSoul, aka Abigail Olaiya is a Nigerian Native, born December 11, 1996 i...nto a family of musicians in Washington, D.C. To turn her passion into a career, Soul began recording at the age of 18. She explored various sounds by featuring on records with other artists. Determined to create a new sound and vibe, She took time off to perfect her craft. Coming back into the spotlight, Bemisoul released her first and second singles ‘Feenin’’ and ‘Vybe’ mid-tempo Afrobeats melody laid with smooth R&B vocals. BemiSoul is currently working on new singles and plans on releasing her first EP mid 2020 Read More
Listen: Bemisoul - Vybe

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Benny Afroe

Middelburg, SOUTH AFRICA
Benny Afroe is a young, fresh, musically trained, exceptional African talen...t on the cusp of taking on the global music scene and and creating waves on the streets with his fashion and music movement. Benny Afroe recently launched Drip Sundays an enviable street fashion event featuring music and live performances from friends and breaking acts in the local music scene. His sound blends Hip Hop, RnB, Pop and Trap Soul with an Afro Fusion, and Benny Afroe’s signature flavour comes across in his latest singles: Hello Baby! and Good Bye. Notable Milestones / Achievements / Career Highlights • 2019: His Hello Baby! single made waves in the USA (#18 on a top iTunes chart) • 2019: Signed to one of Africa’s leading Talent Management and Creative Marketing Agencies, The Vth Season • 2019: Featured in Coca Cola campaign • 2019: Went on tour in Bangkok, Thailand • 2018: Style Ambassador for Urban Art • 2018: Released debut EP, Jupiter EP Read More

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Blaya

Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Witnessing one of her performances is like watching a hurricane of energy, ...pride and sensuality sweep across the stage. Born in Brazil, raised in Portugal, she traveled around the world performing with Buraka Som Sistema before exploding in the charts with her solo single "Faz Gostoso" (Her hit song/Brazilian expression for "Do It Good”), a hit that made people stand up and pay attention. Even Madonna covered the song on her new album MADAME X featuring the Brazilian superstar Anitta. With over 100 shows done between March 2018 and September 2019, it's safe to say that Blaya is one of the biggest artists in the country. She's reached millions and millions of people through streaming platforms thanks to her hit songs "Faz Gostoso", “Má Vida", “Vem Na Vibe" & "Eu Avisei". She's known for delivering authentic and colorful power anthems on stage and in music videos. These are the numbers that justify Blaya's number 1 on the Top Viral Spotify Chart in Brazil: "Faz Gostoso" hit double platinum and raked in over 32 million views on YouTube and 7.5 million streams on Spotify. Just press play. And Blaya Con Dios Read More
Listen: Blaya - Eu Avisei

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Demi Grace

New York, NY
Demi Grace nee Grace Abidemi Ayorinde was born in London, England. Her musi...cal style is afro-pop and r&b. Her influences include Janet Jackson and Grace Jones. As a teenager, Demi sang in church, school choirs, and performed weekly in a local fish shop until graduation. Grace earned a bachelors’ in business management from CSUN. Prior to international radio, Ebro featured Demi on Discovered on Apple Music presented by Beats1. Grace has performed at Essence Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, House of Blues LA, Lincoln Center, Webster Hall and more. Her music videos can be seen on BET, TRACE, and MTV Base. Demi Grace performed as a dancer with Beyonce at the VMA’s and Solange at the Guggenheim. Grace has featured in Essence, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, modeled for several major brands and was the first woman with dreadlocks to be featured in a major hair commercial for Pantene Gold Series. Read More
Listen: Demi Grace - Calling Me

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DJ Akuaa

Washington, DC
Originally from the city of Tema, Ghana, DJ Akuaa otherwise known to her fo...llowers as “DaSpinstress,” launched her career in music in the DC Metro Area in 2010. Since its launch, she’s had the privilege of playing in 14 domestic cities and four international countries at weddings, special events and nightclubs; notably South by Southwest in Austin Texas. In 2017 DJ Akuaa was named Best International Ghanaian DJ at Ghana DJ Awards and in 2014, Best Female DJ at DMV African Entertainment Awards. Read More
Listen: DJ Akuaa - Sing For Me

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FH Snoop

Philadelphia, PA
Fh Snoop is a 23 year old Norristown, PA native signed under WallStreet Ent...ertainment (An Independent Marketing/Management company based out of Philadelphia PA) who emerged on to the music scene rapidly in 2018 due to the success of her hit single “Caribbean Jawn” which tallied millions of streams already and is still racking up thousands of new streams everyday. Snoop’s success is no accident and it certainly didn’t happen overnight. Snoop's music blends the right amount of sound and substance to deliver what she would call a "SNOOPBANGA". She's most known for her "Afro Pop & Emo-Trap" style of music and it sets her apart from most artist as well as the fact that she represents the LGBT community in a saucy way that the new age millenials can connect to. FH Snoop is bringing a style to the industry that it is desperately missing. Follow her journey on instagram at @FhSnoopOfficial Read More
Listen: FH Snoop - Caribbean Jawn

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GeeXella

Jacksonville, FL
A bleeding heart, rainbow fueled, passionate nightingale has taken a form t...hat is GeeXella. GeeXella has influences varying from southern hip-pop to bachata which derives from their family. This afro-latinx has generated a new sound with a fusion in their roots. A sound not only to invigorate the soul, stimulates the mind but also embodies who they are. They have been a core organizer for Girls Rock Camp of Jacksonville for over six years, it is an organization that cultivates self-empowerment and positive identity development in girls and trans-youth. It doesn't stop at MCing, as a singer ,activist and organizer they also DJ's their favorite tunes around Jacksonville. When they aren't program coordinating at JASMYN they are curating dance parties that center LGTBQ+ Black and Latinx fox in the community. They believe in self expression and liberating all marginalized peoples. Read More

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Höröyá

São Paulo, BRAZIL
Höröyá is a instrumental group from São Paulo, Brazil, founded by Andr... Piruka (composer, arranger and percussionist) in 2015. The group is influenced by traditional west African cultures from countries such as Guinea, Mali and Senegal, as well as afro-brazillian music, like samba and candomblé, and also the afrobeat from Nigeria and Gana and the north-american funk and jazz. The band’s sound it’s characterized by the use of traditional African instruments like the ngoni, dundun, djembe, krin and sabar, brazillian instruments such as atabaque, berimbau and cuíca, and electric guitar, bass and horns. Höröyá has already three records out - Höröyá (2016), Pan Bras’Afree’Ke Vol.1 (2017) and Pan Bras’Afree’Ke Vol.2 (2019) Höröyá in the Mandeng language means “freedom” or “autonomy”, name given by the group's godfather, the great percussion master Famoudou Konate. Read More
Listen: Höröyá - Dogon

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Jinmi Abduls

Lagos, NIGERIA
Jinmi Abduls is a 22, year old singer, songwriter, producer and sound engin...eer from Lagos, Nigeria. The Afrobeats/Afropop "BoyNextDoor" Also known as "Jinmi Of Lagos" after which he named his debut projects "Jinmi Of Lagos E.P" and "Jinmi Of Lagos 2: The World" in 2017 and 2018. He toured East Africa and played at the East Meets West Festival in Uganda, 2019 after headlining West Africas largest festivals, "Gidifest" and "Loudbeach fest" in 2018. Read More

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KiDi

Kwahu, GHANA
Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known as KiDi, (born August 18, 1993) is a Ghan...aian high-life and afrobeats singer-songwriter. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment and is best known for his hit single Odo. The remix features Nigerian superstars Mayorkun and Davido and has received massive airplay across Africa.[1] Contents 1 Early life 2 Music career 2.1 Early beginnings and breakthrough 2.2 Artistry 3 Awards and nominations. 4 References 5 External links Early life KiDi was born Dennis Nana Dwamena[2] on 18 August 1993 in Accra, Ghana to Gerald and Beatrice Thompson. He has two younger brothers, Phillip and Elliot. He received his primary school education at St. Anthony's School in Accra and proceeded to Accra Academy for his Senior High School education. He then went on to the University of Ghana Legon, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Economics and Information Studies. Music career Early beginnings and breakthrough While studying Economics and Information Studies at the University of Ghana, KiDi's love for music led him to perform on various "Moonlight Café" platforms – a production that supports underground artistes and gives them a platform to display their talents. He Read More

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King Promise

Accra, GHANA
PROFILE SUMMARY Born on 16th August by the name Gregory Promise Bortey Newm...an, his stage name "King Promise" derived from his birth name. King Promises’ dad played a huge role in his affection towards music. As he grew up listening to his dad play all genres of music. The singer, song writer and performer formerly known as Boy Pee has made his mark in the music industry with songs such as ‘So Special’ and ‘No Problem. In 2016 he released his much anticipated single ‘Thank God’ which featured Fuse ODG and produced by Killbeatz The budding talent considers himself as a versatile artist, who falls in the Afrobeats, HighLife, R&B and Hip-Hop genres. He is gradually building a brand allowing him to have longevity in this industry, in turn certifying Ghanaians to be conversant with his style of music. PROFESSIONAL CAREER OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS King Promise released “Abena” produced by Grammy award winning producer Killbeatz as his 2nd single of 2018. The video was shot on location in London by director Gabriella Kingsley. King Promise released “Tokyo” featuring Wizkid produced by Killbeatz as his 3rd single of 2018. The video was directed by Babs Direction. King Promise release Read More

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La Meme Gang

Accra, GHANA
LA MÊME GANG is an urban collective of individual Artists who have come to...gether for the greater good of music and culture. The collective based in Accra Ghana, made up of Ahmed Froko (Nxwrth), Elvis E. Amenyah (Spacely), Paul N. A. A. Darko (Darkovibes), Dennis Dorcoo (Kiddblack), Micheal K. Boateng (kwakuBS) & Joshua E. Mensah (RJZ) “FIRST SINGLE OFF THE LA MÊME TAPE DROPS AFTER 1000 FOLLOWERS“ On 12/09/2017, the collective dropped their first ever Project as a group, titled "LA MÊME TAPE". The tape featured Kwesi Arthur, Kuvie, Altra Nova, Abu, and Hama. Collaborating with each other, this was the very first time doing it not as individuals but as a single force. Our Genre name depicts a revolutionary nature as we strive in uniqueness hence the name - “FEELS”. A year later on 30/11/ 2018, "La Même Tape: Linksters" drops with more guests. Sarkodie, King Promise, Medikal, Odunsi The Engine, Pappy Kojo, Odartei & Kobla Jnr all make appearances on the tape. Read More
Listen: La Meme Gang - Godzilla

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Meryem Saci

Montreal, CANADA
Meryem Saci is a singer, songwriter and Emcee with a vibrant vocal range. C...oining the lane for her sound as Afro-arabian Soul to reflect the diverse influences of her upbringing. she was Born and raised in Algeria, she moved to Canada as a teenager. Heartfelt pen game in three languages. She commands the stage with her powerful voice, and eclectic fusion of sounds ranging from R&B, Hip Hop, Soul/jazz, Reggae to celebrating resilience with primal, high energy Afro-Arabian rhythms. Meryem is also part of the HipHop SupaGroup Nomadic Massive. Meryem is a passionate changemaker and remains actively involved with different community and charity events, performing and hosting writing workshops at Canadian and American high schools and universities. She is frequently invited as a speaker to talk about her experiences as a refugee and an artist . She released her first solo project named 'On My Way', performed at different festivals across the country and is now embarking on her first solo Europe tour with a new EP 'All in' Set to release Spring 2020. Read More
Listen: Meryem Saci - All In

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Reekado Banks

Akure, NIGERIA
Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon known by the moniker, Reekado Banks is a multiple a...ward-winning Nigerian international singer, songwriter and performer. The December 6, 1993 born singer made his big break in 2014 after penning a deal with revered African music label, Mavin Records and has since been on an impressive streak. His debut studio album Spotlight was released on 1 September 2016; it debuted at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart. And has since then dropped more hit songs which have been topping the charts and playists. His latest songs are Rora and Putting pressure. Read More

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Rema

Lagos, NIGERIA
Africa’s newest prodigy is already knocking on the doors of global stardo...m. Rema first became known to the world in March 2019, with the release of his self-titled debut EP, and the global hits “Iron Man” and “Dumebi”. The 19-year-old was born in the ancient Southern city of Benin, Edo State. His ascent to global recognition, defined by such landmarks as the Barack Obama cosign and multiple hits including “Iron Man”, “Dumebi”, “Lady” and “Bad Commando”. Rema’s debut EP will be remembered for defining a new era for Nigerian pop. The teenager’s adventurous writing is delivered with a distinct voice and a rare mix of afrobeats rhythms and western sub-genres. He’s released two more projects since - “Rema Freestyle” is a collection of trap-influenced Instagram freestyles hewn into radio-ready singles. The third, October’s “Bad Commando” ushered the 19-year-old onto the global stage with a fine balance of the styles he’s become known. While Lady continues to climb up the charts, Rema’s mysterious, self-assured persona is currently reaching new audiences as he continues his first tour of the United States. Read More

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TÖME

Toronto, CANADA
“I am enough. I am Töme”. With these powerful words, you acquire more ...than just the meaning of the artist’s middle name (Tomi), you gain access to the essence of the artist Michelle Oiuwatomi Akanbi. Tome’ has spent the better part of the last year unearthing her sound, which is an exotic blend of French lyrics and sultry vocals on top of an eclectic blend of Afro, reggae, pop, hip-hop and R&B. The artist says of the pursuit, “I’ve truly found my sound and know what my music should be.” And in doing so, she also unearthed a personal connection. “The perfect mesh of it all is with my middle name, Tomi, which means ‘enough’. My music is enough to me. I am enough.” Born in Montreal and of Canadian Nigerian heritage, her early musical influences including Rihanna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys. As she progressed in her craft, the need to create something different, more personal, found Töme combining the upbeat, commercial vibe of early influencers with the sound of Jhene Aiko, Sade, and Lauren Hill. It was within this newly woven tapestry where she found her personal sound. With this, the artist says, “I want to change the game musically by creating a genre AFRO-FUSION. Read More
Listen: TÖME - SOL

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Wambura Mitaru

Nairobi, KENYA
From being tone-deaf to earning awards as the first African female to win a... full scholarship at Berklee College of Music, Wambura Mitaru has engraved her mark as a singer songwriter with a 12 year career. The Nairobi born musician is the embodiment of music that births life. Blending a range of African sounds she has grown up with, Wambura is eclectic. Her music fuses her traditional Kenyan sounds with Funk, Soul, RnB, Jazz, and Hip hop. She is a natural fusion artist with excellent global appeal. Her career kicked off in high school with training in classical music and later, a 5 year tenure in Boston, MA finding her own sound. She has toured Europe and United States playing multiple concerts and at various festivals. She recently did an Africa tour as a producer and music teacher and currently resides in Kenya. Wambura Mitaru released her debut album Kena on November 28th 2019 in Nairobi and a global release on December 16th. In it she celebrates joy and everything that comes with its self-reflective manifestation. Expect a teleportation to her Africa in a flood of emotion and an uplifting dance of your heart with her performance. Read More
Listen: Wambura Mitaru - Shoulder Brother

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Yemi Alade

Lagos, NIGERIA
Yemi Alade is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, composer, actress and entertain...er. With four albums, one EP and many smashes such as Johnny, Ferrari, Na Gode or Bum Bum under her belt, Yemi Alade is one of the biggest Afro-pop female artists on the African continent. She is a BET Awards 2015 and 2016 nominee for Best International Act Africa, a two-times nominee MOBO Awards for Best International Act 2014 and 2015, Winner MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Female 2015 and 2016. She has received several awards and nominations, including MTV African Music, African Music Video awards, City people Entertainment, MOBO, YEM and Eloy awards. Yemi Alade is also the first African female Afro-pop artist to hit over 100 million views on Youtube and VEVO with her Smash hit single “Johnny”, which is now the most viewed video from an African female artiste. Amongst all these, she is the first Afro-pop female to hit over One million subscribers on YouTube. Yemi Alade was also featured on "Don't Jealous Me", and "My power" a track from Beyoncé's compilation album The Lion King: The Gift. Read More
Listen: Yemi Alade - bumbum

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