This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Scorpion Kings x Tresor, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, and Ifan Michael’s Favourite African Proverb!
Tune in to Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday, April 4th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1.
Cover Star Interview
Congolese-South African singer, songwriter and producer Tresor and South African amapiano pioneers Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa—a.k.a Scorpion Kings—are this week’s cover stars, and join Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about their latest album project called Rumble In The Jungle. Tresor also discusses the creative direction for the “Folasade” music video, and how he drew on the many sounds and languages of the continent while writing for the supergroup’s latest release.
The Big 5
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Nelson Freitas feat. Dino d’Santiago & Rony Fuego; Dangbana Republik & Bella Shmurda; Angelique Kidjo feat. Yemi Alade; DBN Gogo, Blaqnick & MasterBlaq feat. Mpura, AmaAvenger & M.J; and Jullian Gomes feat. Jinadu.
Ghanaian drill poster boy Yaw Tog is the latest Africa Rising cover star, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars. https://apple.co/2Pdo9XH
Proverb of the Week
Award-winning Nigerian film director Ifan Michael shares his favourite words of wisdom: “They tried to kill us, but they didn’t know we were seeds”––celebrating our ability to overcome any obstacle.
Cuppy finishes this week’s show with a special mini-mix of Apple Music’s hot-in-Nigeria playlist, Naija Hits. This week’s mix includes music from Teni; CKay feat. Amaarae; Peruzzi & Davido; Brainee feat. Oxlade; and Ruger. https://apple.co/3u8gcS9
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, April 4th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow.