5 AFRICAN NEW VOICES || JULY WEEK 4, 2022

July has come to an end. There is so much talent from Africa. Keep your ears on the ground. Here are your 5 new African voices to watch.

By Tafadzwa Gambiza

1 »» RAYBEKAH

From Lagos, Nigeria RAYBEKAH is a 25 year old artist who has amazing vocals that will make you want to listen more to her music. Mind blowing talent. A few weeks ago she released EX-BOYFRIEND and it created a lot of hype. Started making waves as a tik tok freestyle and it trend. A few days after it was released. EX-BOYFRIEND entered the Billboard Charts and was sitting on number 50. She grabbed the attention of some of biggest names like STONEBWOY, WIZKID, JOEBOY, DONJAZZY, DAVIDO, just to mention a few. She is indeed really talented.

2 »» WILLIAM LAST KRM

Born March 8, 1996. Definitely you have come across his skits online. Began as a comedian and now a musician. His music always carries an interesting character as well with a deep message. He is one of the creatives who have managed to put Botswana on the map. Sometimes you might not understand Tswana but with how he projects his music you can understand what the story is about. One of the most creative artists.

3 »» PROSPER FI REAL

His music is currently being played in several Jamaican radios and they are really vibing to his music. Zimbabwean but at the moment in South Africa. Prospers flow and rhythm is one to reckon with. Somehow it’s just different. This voice deserves to be up there with the rest of the greats. It won’t be very long but he is on the right path. He just needs that African support. All ears are on Africa right now.

4 »» ZION NJERI

A big happy belated birthday to ZION as she turned 25 years a few weeks ago. earGROUND wishes you more years of success. ZION is a Kenyan musician who was natured by her mother from the age of 7 and was given a chance to sing in church, which marked the beginning of her journey. She was awarded female artist of the year in 2021 at the FEMA AWARDS. She recently released UNATOSHA which features PITSON. A artist to keep on your radar.

5 »» LWAMII

“I fresh like it’s Colgate”, that Trap on that Amapiano tip sounds mad nice. A voice you should keep on your radar. We are predicting that his yet to be released hit will elevate him. “N* I’m hot hot, bathi ngyashisa weh”. The Fresh Prince, LWAMII is a South African singer and songwriter who delivers an unbelievable flow. An artist to add on your playlist. Watch this snippet ( https://www.instagram.com/tv/CgKLCFSJHWu/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= )

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