5 AFRICAN NEW VOICES || JAN WEEK 4

As we close off January 2022 and as we about the step into February, earGROUND will keep you updated with the latest and upcoming new voices to keep on your radar.

By Tafadzwa Gambiza

1 »» KWEKU SMOKE

The musical genius PAUL AMANKWA publicly known as KWEKU SMOKE from Kamusi, Ghana has received a lot support from his fans since his inception to the music industry. His fam base is diverse and at the same time appreciate his conscious rap music. Which always carry a deeper meaning and might require a deeper understanding from an individual. We would say flow and rhythm are his basic skills, they are basically at his fingertips.

2 »» NITAH

I want my music to be the rare and often forgotten link between pain, love, and everyday life. It means something to me because it is an extension of myself.

You are probably going to see more of NITAH the girl from gweru more often on earGROUND this year. Real name ANITA SHOKO also known as THE SOULPROBE is a rapper, singer, songwriter who resides in her own fascinating artistic realm. NITAH is one of the passionate voices we have come across. She portrays a rare melody and flow within her voice. Let’s not even talk about when she transcends from soul and rnb to being a hyena when rapping.

3 »» STEPHEN OF KENT

Yes don’t be shocked or surprised, yes there is immense talent in Africa. Yes he is Africa. Yes from the southern region. The South African artists sounds like a sultry fusion between rnb, a bit of rap and a considerable amount of originality . The fusion makes KENT irresistible. An incredible voice to look out for in 2022. Definitely a voice that deserves to be on your radar.

4 »» IFE

A graduate of Music and Performing Arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria. The ability to look beyond and ahead of perfection has positioned IFE as one of the leading voices. Recently IFE released her debut album titled SUNSET AND PARAGRAPH which she describes the album as our lives in chapters, words and melodies.

5 »» HOLSTAR

HIP HOP was a gift

The Zambian artist has a deeper appreciation of hip hop. When it comes to creating countless diverse new music to feed his fans, it’s always a masterpiece. HOLSTAR is more than a hip hop artist but he also versatile and he likes to express himself. As he said hip hop is a gift we need to appreciate the poetry behind it more.

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