|This Week’s Episode Features Special Guest Host, Cassper Nyovest, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Cassper’s Favourite African Hits!|
Tune in to Africa Now Radio With LootLove This Sunday, July 4th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.
Guest Host: Cassper Nyovest
South African hip-hop superstar Cassper Nyovest plays guest host on Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1 this week, and premieres his latest track, “Siyathandana (feat. Abidoza & Boohle).” He also reveals the inspiration behind his latest amapiano album, Sweet and Short 2.0, how his collaborators shaped each track, and even how his fans influenced the tracklist.
The Big 5
Cassper shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Nikita Kering; Ciza; DJ Tira feat. Q Twins; Savage and Buju; and DJ Tarico and Burna Boy feat. Preck & Nelson Tivane.
South African trap star Blxckie is the latest Africa Rising cover star, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features the singles “Ye X 4” with Nasty C, and “Hold”, from his debut LP, B4Now. Listen HERE.
Cassper curates a special mix of tracks from Apple Music’s Africa Now playlist, featuring the best tracks from across the continent—including Wizkid, Dzo 729, Kwiish SA and more. Listen HERE.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, July 4th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.
Some of the features on the album I was stoked about where Joy, which features an amazing vocalist by the name of Samthing Soweto. A lot of people have been complaining, saying they missed his voice and we were able to get him on the album, which is one of my favorite songs on the album and I’m very excited about people listening to the song.
With this album following up from ‘Any Minute Now,’ I decided to switch up the sound because I felt like the world was catching up to amapiano. And me being a big voice in the continent, I felt like I should use it to put more shine on the genre. And also I was just enjoying making music that’s authentically South African. And I was just in a good mood and I wanted to dance, so I decided to make a fully piano album and just give my take on how it would sound if I had to do it.
It was actually chosen as a single by the public. It wasn’t supposed to be a single. People heard a snippet of it and then everyone started to demand that we release the song and I had to stress the label to change plans and it just took over, man. And that’s what’s beautiful about music. Sometimes you might think that a song is going to do wonders and then a song that nobody’s looking at just takes over. So it’s one of those songs that are just a blessing.
From: Gabi Mbele