Africa Rising – New Apple Music Playlist Showcasing the Best New Talent from Africa Bi-Monthly

Apple Music has launched a great new bi-monthly playlist called Africa Rising, which showcases some of the best talent in Africa. Nigerian-born, Afro-fusion singer and songwriter Omah Lay (pictured) will be the debut artist for…

Apple Music are launching their first African Radio show

This weekend Apple debuts it’s first ever Radio Show in Africa with Nigerian DJ Cuppy leading the weekly show. This Sunday, May 31st, Apple Music are launching a brand new radio show: ‘Africa Now’. The…

Music streaming service Boomplay announces 62 million users with major growth

African streaming service Boomplay has had a massive year that has seen it’s growth boom as it approaches Apple Music’s numbers. Music streaming in Africa is seeing a boom. In the past year giant services…

Smubu: The East African music streaming service making a mark

Smubu is a new music streaming app coming out of Kenya and it’s already making a big impact in its region. Smubu is a start-up streaming service from Kenya that launched less than 2 years…

RouteNote heads to Tropical Pressure – An amazing celebration of world music

Cornwall is home to a lot of magical people, music and events. This fact is rarely more clear than at Tropical Pressure, the celebration of amazing music from around the world – culminating in a…

Toto’s Africa to play on an endless loop in the desert forever

Toto’s beloved track Africa, even more beloved in recent years thanks to being heavily memed, is getting paid tribute to with a non-stop loop ‘for all eternity’ in the Namib desert.  Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf…

Toto’s Africa gets a very potato-ey mash up

Thanks to the internet you’ve probably heard Africa by Toto in a hundred different forms but I bet you’ve never heard it played by a sweet potato and a squash. Here’s the po-toto (sorry) version of…

Spotify is now streaming in the Middle East and North Africa

Spotify has officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa bringing their top tier music streaming service to brand new territories. The world’s biggest paid music streaming service has just launched in North Africa…

Spotify launch in Middle East and North Africa in November

Spotify will be taking it’s world-leading music streaming service to 2 massive new territories this November, according to new reports. Spotify will be launching in two new big territories, the Middle East and North Africa,…

Jay Z’s TIDAL makes it’s entry into Africa

As Africa becomes the next hotspot for digital music to break out Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL is coming to the untapped continent.  TIDAL have announced a partnership with Ugandan telco MTN to offer their…