Due to high volumes of requests from our community members in the diaspora and on the continent, MUSIC UNITES AFRICA are proud to announce that we have expanded our #Top40Africa playlist-chart show beyond Deezer to Spotify and Apple Music. As TOP40AFRICA prepares to celebrate its one year anniversary on World Music Day - June 21st 2018, we are delighted with the impact our carefully curated Pan-African playlist-chart has made in the past months - helping to promote upcoming musicians while keeping a firm grip on some of the most exciting music in Africa.
Arts 'n Culture Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Adegboyega rewards his fans with ₦50,000 and ₦20,000 Cash Prizes respectively. Maureen Omodia and MC Goodness were the lucky winners of Adegboyega's #FelebyAdegboyega challenge, which urged fans to enter into the competition by simply recording themselves miming to Adegboyega's new hit song "Félé" which features Nigerian fast-rising star, Mayorkun.
Music educator, drummer and performer, Kahlil Cummings hosts an amazing Pan-African music concert at the Miracle Theater, Inglewood, California this February called EXTRA-ANCESTRAL. Headlining this event will be: Bloco Obini (an all Queens/Women’s Afro-Brazilian Drum Ensemble), Ethio Cali (African/LA Spiritual Jazz Ensemble), 7 power-Dancers and premiering Capofresh Ensemble. A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. This concert will be held on the 17th of February at The Miracle Theater, 226 South Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.
The multi-award winning female music group, Simangavole perform the traditional yet powerful Maloya rhythm, the music of the slaves of Réunion Island. Simangavole "Maloya Maniér Fanm" meaning "Maloya made by Women" mesmerize audiences all over the world with lyrics that draw from raw emotion and feelings. This high energy performances from thees Island divas deliver an unforgettable experience for all graced by their presence and positive energies. Their spiritually rich-filled music exhibits some of the ancient cultural characteristics of our African Ancestors, reminding us never to forget who we are and how much we've endured through tribulation, slavery and war. Simangavole have a new album out titled "Pou d'vré". It's an amazing combination of sound, energy and emotions.
Pan-African singer/songwriter and saxophonist, Adegboyega marks an incredible milestone of over 100k views on YouTube with his latest blockbuster hit-song "Fele" less than 3-week after it's original premier on Trace Naija. This massive Urban-Afro song has been premiered and is enjoying surmountable airplay on all the major satellite, cable and local music channels across Africa. To be frank; "Fele" has always been destined to be a huge success - way before its music video was shot and chopped by TG Omori.
TriQ OtaBenga, one of MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's FEATURED ARTISTS OF 2017 lights up 2018 with his all-new hip-hop tune, "Leap Of Faith". The State of Hip Hop has never been in good shape after hearing this song. Especially hip hop in Nigeria! TriQ is a young Nigerian rapper with big dreams and ambitions with his music. His saucy lyricism coupled with his timeless flow makes this young Pan-African Hip-Hop eMCee a prospect to watch out for this year and beyond. Listen to "Leap Of Faith" by TriQ and witness greatness at the birth of its peak.
OUTSIDE is a remarkable and classy music project. "Ye" is another song out of a 13-track HIT album that's mind blowing as it is breathtaking. Burna Boy captains THE NEW WAVE of music taking over the world's major digital music streaming platforms in his brand new album "Outside". Get a feel of what it feels like. Listen to Burna Boy's "Outside" album!
"Softly" by Toby is a perfect feel-good music which features one of MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's featured artists of 2017, TriQ. The Afro-Caribbean type-feel-song breathes live into the ultra-urban 21st Century Pan-African youth-filled world. Sprinkled with stardust and sunlight, "Suffri" is a beautiful song which speaks volumes about the love and beauty between young adorable lovers.
Africa's No.1 producer, SAMKELF releases this mouthwatering visual for his latest hit song "Skelebe" featuring the one and only AKON. This Afro-Gqom/Caribbean feel-type-music celebrates the strength and beauty of the Pan-African woman. It's an amazingly beautiful song with great dance moves and beautiful women. "Skelebe" by SamKlef featuring Akon premiers at No.1 on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart hosted ONLY & EXCLUSIVELY on Deezer. Enjoy this #SongOfLife by Africa's No.1 producer, SamKlef featuring Akon.
"We Want Moor 2" is a socially-conscious song by African-American Hip-Hop Artist and Diaspora Ambassador for MUSIC UNITES AFRICA, Psychogen. The vision of this song is to showcase the hardships Black-Africans have faced and continue to face all over the world for many years coming. Shedding light on the still-ongoing modern-day slavery, Neo-colonization, systematic racism, and the dehumanization of our vastly dynamic cultural heritages.
An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy. OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.
WavesofAFRO member Toni returns with his new song titled “The Don”. On this song, Toni showcases a relaxed vibe with impressive wordplay and a laid-back instrumental. With a catchy hook, he proclaims himself as The Don and in his verses, he smoothly tells the listeners why this title is appropriate for him.
Nigerian rapper MCskill ThaPreacha turns up the heat with his hot-new single of 2018 titled "Work". The heavy-metal trap hit-song which is off his next album 'The 9th Chapter' features phenomenal Nigerian singer Roey and is produced by MCskill's Day-1 producer extraordinaire, Stormatique. The raw energy and vibe on this song fits perfectly into the 'Monday Motivation Music'. "Work (feat. Roey)" by MCskill ThaPreacha premiers at No.1 on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart show hosted ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY on Deezer.
Our first post of 2018 sheds the limelight on young Nigerian Afrobeat-rapper, Henshaw BlaZe. After an Eventful 2017 (which included an Award nomination and a headline Live concert), Lagos Based Rapper Henshaw BlaZe kicks off the new year with a visual for his catchy hit-single "Cooking Pot [produced By Dicey]" off his debut album "The Unnamed Kuti".
Pan-African music artiste Wyll Diamond premiers his awesome new Afro-House music titled "Ijo (Dance)" on MUSIC UNITES AFRICA's #Top40Africa playlist-chart hosted exclusively on Deezer. This soft-melodic vibe sets the mood with it's classy instrumentals and wavy vocals from the Nigerian singer/songwriter. It's a great song and one of Wyll's finest works thus far since he launched his music brand a few years ago. "Ijo (Dance)" shows Wyll has the magic and dynamism to make it big in the global music industry. Wyll Diamond (who recently just got verified by Shazam, Spotify and iTunes) is clearly being recognized and rewarded internationally for his tremendous efforts in adding great value to Africa's biggest export, music. Wyll Diamond is the real deal! His ability to blend and compose beautiful music is unlike any other. Have a feel of his new song on Apple Music.
Nigerian Rapper Lord Vino a.k.a. Lord V responds to M.I's "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives" song which explicitly calls-out Nigerian rappers, tagging them as "substandard". In this passionate heartfelt lyrical onslaught, Lord V clearly reminds M.I. about all the Nigerian rappers who exceed the industry's expectations and are consistently making waves and preserving/exporting the rap-culture in Nigeria. Lord V mentions rappers like Poe, Erigga, TechZilla and Boogey ,while making mention of rappers-turned-singers like Vector Tha Viper and Ice Prince.