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Okaymusic Is On Its Way

Okayplayer & OkayAfrica are launching the latest addition to its far-reaching brand, Okaymusic, a new digital music service.

Welcome to Okaymusic.

OkayAfrica will officially launch the latest addition to its far-reaching brand, Okaymusicon September 26.

Partnered with the music world’s most notable digital platforms this brainchild of OkayAfrica will bring a Digital Music Distribution and Marketing service to emerging and established artistes across Africa, its diaspora and from all around the world.

Among the artists already signed to Okaymusic are Nigerian superstar, Innocent "2Baba" Idibia,  top Nigerian producer DJ Spinall, Cameroonian star Numerica, Nigerian urban highlife singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold, Tanzanian superstar Vanessa Mdee, Nigerian chart busting songstress Niyola, Zimbabwean reggae star Buffalo Souljah, Nigeria's fast-rising producer Bankyondbeatzand many more.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

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We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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