Apple Music announced today a brand new section within the service called “Africa Now” which will curate the hottest and newest songs from the region. The playlist will be updated weekly and feature the greatest “African hip-hop, Gqom, Afrobeats, amapiano, Afro-bongo, Alte, Kuduro and more.” (BB)
The first playlist of the week features Burna Boy’s new single, “Money Play” which you can listen to here. In a statement, Burna Boy says that Apple Music helps bring music to ears of people from around the world:
It’s worth noting the timing, last month Apple Music competitor Spotify announced Afro hub, African Heat, Afro Hits, and We Everywhere which, much like Apple Music highlights the best songs from the region.