Apple Music has officially launched a brand new playlist called Africa Now – featuring the hottest songs from Africa’s biggest artists.

The Pan-Africanist ideal never died. It morphed into hybridised sonic fragments which connect Jozi to Nairobi via Lagos and Accra. 

Expect only the latest, greatest, slamming and banging drops which present the African continent in its entirety: devoid from the gaze and fully owning the sound — be it Hip-Hop, Gqom, Afrobeats, Amapiano, Afro-bongo, Alte or Kuduro. 

The playlist will be updated every week to surface the very best music as it drops.

Africa Now launches with cover star Burna Boy and features his new single “Money Play” in the #1 spot.

Burna Boy comments: “Apple Music is a huge support system for ensuring African music reaches as many ears as possible all over the globe! As a 2019 Apple Music Up Next artist the impact of that honour is still bring felt today! So more grease to them! They’re family now, always love.”

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