Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa
NEW YORK Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show, which will be available at 9 a.m. EDT. The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now, Cuppy in a statement. Apple Musics announcement comes the same week Universal Music Group said it was launching Def Jam Africa, a new division of the label focused on representing hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talent in Africa. The label said it will be based in Johannesburg and Lagos but plans to sign talent from all over the continent.
Beyonce sends 'love letter to Africa' with new Lion King album
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Twenty-five years after the release of the original classic, The Lion King, is getting a live-action remake from Disney. To accompany the release of the 3D animated version of the movie, Grammy award-winning artist, Beyonc, has released a 14 track album titled 'The Lion King: The Gift'. Beyonce, who is also in the Lion King cast, has four solo songs on the album alongside collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and her daughter, Blu Ivy. Africans on social media are sharing positive reactions to the tracklist on the Lion King album. In 2018, The Black Panther soundtrack featured top South African artists like Babes Wodumo and Sjava, and the album was credited with putting a global spotlight on the South African music genre.