04/08/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2021 06:14
Africa is one of the fastest-growing music markets in the world, which comes as no surprise when you consider the region's wealth of new genres and sounds. Earlier this year, we announcedthe expansion of Spotify into more than 80 new international markets, including 39 markets across sub-Saharan Africa.
So in the latest episode of our podcast Spotify: For the Record, we focus our sights on the immense talent from the region. From Pretoria to Nairobi, we explore the distinctive beats that are coming out of these cities and taking the world by storm. Here's what you can expect in this week's episode:
Throughout the episode, Spotify's Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu, shares insight regarding the rhythms of the region. She also walks us through some of the data we've seen since expanding to more countries across the continent. On the podcast, hear which artists are taking the top spots in countries like Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
Listen to 'Afropop to Amapiano: African Music Ignites.'