Music to Explore Urban Afro
a sense of adventure into the continent with sk
featuring artists like
Oxlade, Juls, Higo, Odunsi (The Engine), Shane Eagle, pH Raw X, Manu Worldstar, Muzi, Xenia Manasseh Elaine Thato Jessica Ami Faku
“What I love about African-African music is how unselfconscious it is in so many ways.” ~ St. Lucia
The African continent is changing with the wide array of cultures, beautiful landscapes, adventures and rich sounds. A youthful continent connected to the world with so much to share on music and culture. I welcome you into the world of a vibrant musical Urban Africa where a variety of genres are explored to give one a taste of the rich land in which it resides.
The Urban Africa will give one a sense of adventure into the continent and will be a mixture of Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, House and other genres alike. The playlist is to elevate the African experience in the liveliness of Urban life.
“I’ve got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found – the wealth of African culture.” ~ Hugh Masekela
2 March 2021
Ephemeral is an ode to a transformative period in my life-about a summer that changed everything. The water-themed record fully allows Roho to explore his signature brand of cool, sexual and spiritual whilst revealing more layers of his vulnerability. Ephemeral works as significant introduction to those unknowing of this alt-R&B act’s work and this episode finds Roho telling us all about the inspiration behind it.
9 February 2021
Jay Trigga is versatile and his sound varies from Trap to Afro-Pop. In his words; “I do music as a way to channel my emotions as well as inspire and better the lives of people around me, I hope with my music I’ll be able to bring hope to the Zambian youth that anything is possible and change lives, I feel its upon me to bring joy and hope for a better day”, he aims at changing the game internationally having worked with artists from China, Nigeria, Namibia.
18 January 2021
First in Line comes of her debut EP titled ‘A Force To Be Reckoned With’ which explores self-discovery through beautiful melodies and lyrics and touches on a love that one can only wish to experience.
12 January 2021
“It’s difficult to classify myself in the “typical way” people expect, I feel like with me, you will always get a musical experience, I will always put my heart into the music I make and I will always push the boundaries, I exist like that” – lordkez
30 November 2020
Your New Girl is a perfect introduction to the Urban Afro Playlist.
12 October 2020
Stay Tru is a song by hip hop artist Nu Edison. Nu Edison is a rapper and songwriter based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His musical influences include Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, & Afro Pop.
22 September 2020
“Give You All” serves as King Lekan’s way of stepping out of the shadows as he is looking to establish himself as a frontline artist, songwriter, and producer. He doesn’t stray from his Nigerian roots and infuses that undeniable West African groove into the foundation of the track.
8 September 2020
Though the band was founded in 2018, with a mission of speaking truth to each members’ own experiences — “bishops give out orders… they spread the gospel” — its core brotherhood dates back to Halo and Dan’s high school days.
24 August 2020
Her lyrical dexterity, unique voice and exceptional style has marked Amaarae as a global artist, putting her ahead of the curve and making her an artist to look forward to in the coming years.
17 August 2020
Perfect Girl is a boom-bap soul song by singer Melo B Jones. The song is from her 2017 EP titled ‘The Start’. Melo B Jones is one of the most unique voices on the Johannesburg underground scene…
11 August 2020
Africa is a neo-soul song by quartet called Seba Kaapstad. Seba Kaapstad is a multi-national neo-soul quartet comprised of a South African, a Swazi, and two Germans. They summon the most powerful manifestation of creativity: music that represents an idea…
4 August 2020
PEAK is a hip-hop song by South African producer and rapper DoouShii. DoouShii (pronounced: dough-shee) 21 year old South African artist born and raised in Pretoria. DoouShii does what he knows best to portray the authenticity and versatility of his city through his choice of sounds, cadences and approach to music in general…