The British Broadcasting Company Radio 1Xtra has launched Africa 360 – per week of specifically curated content material celebrating African music and tradition.
The content material would characteristic a few of Nigeria’s hottest artistes reminiscent of Aya Nakamura, Diamond Platnumz, Focalistic, ElGrandeToto, Sha Sha, Omah Lay, Tiwa Savage and Jae5.
In a press release launched by the company, Africa 360 would assure a vacation spot for good vibes, enjoyable and excessive vitality with unique dwell performances, particular interviews, artist takeovers and model new mixes.
“Throughout 1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae this morning, the station launched its Africa 360 playlist which is able to run by way of to 1Xtra Weekend Breakfast with Remi Burgz on Sunday 21 March. 100% of the music performed on 1Xtra throughout this weekend will probably be from the continent of Africa masking North, South, East, West and Central and can embrace options from a few of the hottest artists from these areas reminiscent of Aya Nakamura, Diamond Platnumz, Focalistic, ElGrandeToto, Sha Sha, Omah Lay, Tiwa Savage and Jae5.
“The celebrations will proceed on-air championing the sounds, vibes and tradition of Africa.
“On Sunday 21 March, DJ Edu will host a particular Previous Skool present (11am-1pm) wanting again at a few of the greatest moments in African music and reminiscing on old-fashioned tunes,” the assertion learn.
In the meantime, Richie Courageous will host a 1Xtra Talks Africa particular (9-10pm) a few of the social actions throughout the continent, in locations like Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Eritrea and Ethiopia, chatting with younger people who find themselves energetic in these actions.
Grammy Award winner, Wizkid, would current the primary of 1Xtra’s Africa 360 with combine, which is able to take listeners on a musical journey of discovery throughout the continent.
For this formidable mission, there will probably be twenty mixes every offered by a unique artist from every area of the continent. All twenty mixes will characterize an eclectic mixture of genres together with Afrobeats, Afro Pop, Afrobashment, Ghanaian Drill and SA Home. The combination will probably be up to date with a brand new episode each Monday on BBC Sounds from 22 March and also will be broadcast on 1Xtra.
Head of 1Xtra, Faron McKenzie says:
“As a community 1Xtra has at all times been on the forefront of championing the African music scene and it’s necessary we proceed to take action, not solely by supporting present artists however by investing within the subsequent era of African artists. 1Xtra’s ‘Africa 360 with…’ BBC Sounds sequence will authentically showcase the various sounds from the continent spearheaded by icons of that area, while our ‘Amapiano to AfroHouse’ music mixes will grow to be a vacation spot to listen to the most recent sounds from the pioneers and champions of this new and thrilling style.”
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