In what is another success for the African music industry, Apple Music’s A-List: African Music playlist is featuring a one-hour special which highlights the continent’s hottest artists including Universal Music artistes Wurld, Nasty C and Sho Madjozi.
WurlD is a Nigerian-American Fuji-pop artiste whose sounds blend the best of traditional Yoruba Fuji sounds with alternative music. His recent songs include the immensely popular ‘Trobul’, ‘Show you off’ and ‘Contagious’. The artiste also recently released ‘Paranoid’, an up-tempo love song which features a mix of afrobeats and pop music.The Apple Music’s African Music Playlist special showcases the sounds coming out of Africa, and also includes an interview with South African hip-hop artiste Nasty C, widely regarded as the best rap talent out of the continent, who discusses the shift in afrobeat culture. Sho Madjozi, who is signed to UMG Live, also reflects on her success and Africa’s influence on global pop music.
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About Universal Music Group Nigeria
Universal Music Group Nigeria (UMGNG) is Nigeria’s leading entertainment company, engaged in recorded music, music publishing, live events production, brands partnerships, merchandising and audiovisual content. Universal Music Nigeria is a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment in more than 60 countries. UMGNG is the third of four offices opened on the continent and the regional office for West Africa primarily looking after Nigeria, Ghana, and Gambia. UMGNG is committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship in broadening opportunities for our artists on both the domestic and world stages as well as creating new experiences for fans. UMGNG is composed of the first all-black team in Universal history with five subsidiaries: UMGB (creative agency), ULive (live events & production company), UMG Live (talent bookings and management), and Bravado (a 360-full service merchandise company).