Here are our 5 NEW AFRICAN VOICES to watch for the 2nd week of May 2021. Gem packed line-up of amazing talents.
Review by Tafadzwa Gambiza
1 «« SOLANA
The time to focus on the African arts scene is now and forever. Don’t even, not for a split second remove your eyes on the African continent. SOLANA understands the power of minimalism. Congratulations to her’FAR AWAY’ which has reached a million total streams across all major platforms. ‘FAR AWAY’ was dropped las year in august and it has been performing quite well on the African charts.
2 «« J.TWIST
Yes its true COVID-19 has its negative side but on the positive side, we have seen a lot new voices emerging on the Zimbabwean arts scene. J.TWIST released his first music project. BEFORE THE TIDE (EP). The EP paints out his emotions, lifestyle and a reflection of the environment he has been exposed to since he moved to Germany in 2018.
3 «« LIBARAXE
One of the most determined producers across Africa. LIBARAXE has worked with quite a number of creatives across Africa and is still broadening his body of work. To add to music production he is also a song writer. In a few weeks he is dropping another project. Keep your ear on the ground “LIBARAXE DO WE GOT ONE? ”
4 «« CHAE
We keep doing what we do best and which is to amplify new voices. Her name is CHAE. At a time like this everyone should be an advocate of Gender Based Violence. Her single Wakakosha talks in depth about GBV. CHAE is a talented musician who has set a positive roadmap for herself.
5 «« MINIEKHANYILA
Some would say being a female rapper might be a challenge because people might pay attention to the male rappers. As for MINIEKHANYILA its a different scenario. She looks beyond the gender canvas and is standing firm to what she does best. She definitely has a significant flow to her raps. The South African based artist recently released her single titled ‘THEY DON’T KNOW ME’ , the visuals are just out of this world.