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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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