Apple Music has unveiled its highly anticipated Rising Class of 2024, a platform showcasing the hottest up-and-coming artists poised to make waves in the music industry.
Since 2020, the Africa Rising programme on Apple Music has been showcasing emerging artists from the continent, playing a vital role in introducing talents like Omah Lay, Rema, Tems, Ayra Starr, and Amaarae to global audiences.
The Class of ’24, including Tyla, Qing Madi, Bloody Civilian, Odumodu Blvck, Mellissa, and Maglera Doe Boy, represents artists poised for remarkable careers, aligning with the program’s commitment to discovering and supporting Africa’s rising stars. The inductees express excitement about sharing their talents and highlighting their diverse cultures.
“I’m excited for my project to be released and for people to be exposed to more Tyla music, for people to come into my world and see a glimpse of South Africa because we’re dominating at the moment!”
“I feel excited to be a part of a new regime of African artists that are being accepted globally, that are being welcomed. And the fact that we are loved for who we are and we’re not trying to be someone that we are not.”
“African music is the source of other genres, and if you listen to music from Africa you can hear how many ways it’s interpolated, how many ways it’s been created, it’s very diverse.”
“Nigerian hip-hop will definitely keep on growing because we’ve found a way to involve men and women – girls are now rapping to the bars and it’s so cool! We keep things fresh, we keep things interesting.”
“I’m a Ghanaian woman so I love guitars, and the overall feeling that I get when I take in the music as a consumer is phenomenal.”
Maglera Doe Boy:
“I feel like it’s about to get bigger, which is great for getting the sound to the rest of the world.”
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