Triegaardt: Africa’s distinctive sounds taking the world by storm


For the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region and Nigeria in particular, Spotify recently launched its audio streaming data, Wrapped. In this interview with ENIOLA DANIEL, Spotify’s Lead, Music Strategy and Operations (Africa), Melanie Triegaardt, speaks on Wrapped, music business in Nigeria, how Spotify is impacting the music industry and other sundry issues.

Searching for Paradise? All emerging women-identifying artists here’s your chance


Women in Music South Africa, Paradise Sound System and Trace Southern Africa are calling all emerging women identifying artists and bands to be part of the ‘Searching for Paradise’ compilation to be released this April. In line with the ethos of Women in Music South Africa (WIMSA), the “Searching for Paradise” call aims to advance […]

AFRIMAs 2021: All the winners

Iba One.

The winners of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs) were announced in Lagos, Nigeria, at the weekend, with Malian singer Iba One walking away with four gongs – the most on the night.

West African stars up for Grammys 2022

West Africa Grammy Nominees

West African artists including Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and Benin’s Angélique Kidjo, as well as Nigeria’s Wizkid, Femi and Made Kuti have secured nominations at the 64th annual Grammy Award (Grammys) next year.

Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa

photo credit: Hans Peter Gauster

Selam is launching the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (Panaf), a new network building initiative funded by the Swedish Arts Council. The initiative will be developed in collaboration with partners in Nigeria, Gambia, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, with plans to involve several other countries in the future.

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa’s GDP growth

SA Creative Industry

Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.

Benjy Mudie: How to invest for success and prosperity

Benjy Mudie

s in the business, Benjy Mudie is a consultant and music industry stalwart with plenty of nuggets of wisdom to share, particularly when it comes to effective branding for artists. Recently, at FAME Week Africa, he spoke about branding, business and profits, providing insider advice for investing for success and prosperity. Here are some of the key insights that came from his inspirational address.