Apple Music announced Thursday that #AfricaNow Radio hosted by DJ Cuppy will debut Sunday, May 31st at 9am ET. The show will feature the Nigerian-born music producer and DJ, mixing contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and much more.
“The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now,” Cuppy said in a recently released press statement.
In the same week, Universal Music Group made an announcement they were launching “Def Jam: Africa,” a new division of the label focused on representing hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talent in Africa. The label says it will be based in Johannesburg and Lagos, but plans to sign talent from all over the continent.
How amazing is this? About time!