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These Were The 10 Most Streamed South African Artists and Songs on Spotify Over The Summer

Black Coffee was the most streamed South African artist on Spotify over the summer.

As the summer draws closer to an end, Spotify just released the most streamed songs and artists on the platform by SA audiences.

Overall, international artists such as Khalid, Drake, XXXTentacion and Post Malone, among others, are still getting more streams from SA audiences than local ones.


But artists such as Black Coffee, Mlindo The Vocalist, and Nasty C (the most streamed SA artist on the platform) are some of the most streamed South African artists, while songs like "Drive" by Black Coffee, "Banomoya" by Prince Kaybee and "Fela In Versace" by AKA are some of the most streamed songs by South African audiences on Spotify.

Note: Data was ranked based on number of streams, on Spotify, over the period between the 1st of November 2018 and the 31st of January 2019.

The top 10 South African artists most streamed by South African audiences this summer

1. Black Coffee

2. Nasty C

3. Mlindo The Vocalist

4. Snotkop

5. Sjava

6. GoldFish

7. AKA

8. Fokofpolisiekar

9. Lady Zamar

10. Jeremy Loops

Black Coffee & David Guetta - Drive feat. Delilah Montagu [Ultra Music] www.youtube.com


The top 10 South African songs most streamed by South African audiences this summer

1. "Drive" by Black Coffee ft. David Guetta, Delilah Montagu

2. "Banomoya" by Prince Kaybee ft. Busiswa

3. "Fela in Versace" by AKA

4. "Collide" by Lady Zamar

5. "Monate Mpolaye" by Cassper Nyovest ft. Veties, Thebe, DJ Sumbody

6. "Vur Vai" by Kwesta

7. "Eyadini" by Manqonqo ft. Dason, Saviour Gee

8. "Malwedhe" by King Monada

9. "Huku" by Sho Madjozi

10. "Amablesser" by Mlindo The Vocalist ft. DJ Maphorisa


The top 10 tracks most streamed by South African audiences this summer

1. "Sunflower (Spiderman Soundtrack)" by Post Malone ft. Swae Lee

2. "Without Me" by Halsey

3. "Happier" by Marshmellow ft. Bastille

4. "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande

5. "Eastside" by Benny Blanco ft. Halsey, Khalid

6. "Better" by Khalid

7. "Youngblood" by 5 Seconds of Summer

8. "In My Mind" by Dynoro ft. Gigi D'Agostino

9. "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott

10. "Drive" by Black Coffee ft. David Guetta


Nasty C. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The top 10 artists most streamed by South African audiences this summer

1. Khalid

2. Drake

3. XXXTentacion

4. Post Malone

5. Ariana Grande

6. Eminem

7. Imagine Dragons

8. Halsey

9. David Guetta

10. Swae Lee

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Goes to Paris in 2021

The longstanding celebration of African art will be hosted by Parisian hot spot Christie's for the first time ever.

In admittedly unideal circumstances, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be touching French soil in 2021. The internationally celebrated art fair devoted to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora will be hosted in Paris, France from January 20 - 23. With COVID-19 still having its way around the globe, finding new ways to connect is what it's all about and 1-54 is certainly taking the innovative steps to keep African art alive and well.
In partnership with Christie's, the in-person exhibits will take place at the auction house's city HQ at Avenue Matignon, while 20 international exhibitors will be featured online at Christies.com. And the fun doesn't stop there as the collaboration has brought in new ways to admire the talent from participating galleries from across Africa and Europe. The fair's multi-disciplinary program of talks, screenings, performances, workshops, and readings are set to excite and entice revelers.

Artwork: Delphine Desane Deep Sorrow, 2020. Courtesy Luce Gallery


The tech dependant program, curated by Le 18, a multi-disciplinary art space in Marrakech medina, will see events take place during the Parisian run fair, followed by more throughout February.
This year's 1-54 online will be accessible to global visitors virtually, following the success of the 2019's fair in New York City and London in 2020. In the wake of COVID-19 related regulations and public guidelines, 1-54 in collaboration with Christie's Paris is in compliance with all national regulations, strict sanitary measures, and security.

Artwork: Cristiano Mongovo Murmurantes Acrilico Sobre Tela 190x200cm 2019


1-54 founding director Touria El Glaoui commented, "Whilst we're sad not to be able to go ahead with the fourth edition of 1-54 Marrakech in February as hoped, we are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to be in Paris this January with our first-ever fair on French soil thanks to our dedicated partners Christie's. 1-54's vision has always been to promote vibrant and dynamic contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives and bring it to new audiences, and what better way of doing so than to launch an edition somewhere completely new. Thanks to the special Season of African Culture in France, 2021 is already set to be a great year for African art in the country so we are excited to be playing our part and look forward, all being well, to welcoming our French friends to Christie's and many more from around the world to our online fair in January."

Julien Pradels, General Director of Christie's France, said, "Christie's is delighted to announce our second collaboration with 1-54, the Contemporary African Art Fair, following a successful edition in London this October. Paris, with its strong links to the continent, is a perfect place for such a project and the additional context of the delayed Saison Africa 2020 makes this partnership all the more special. We hope this collaboration will prove a meaningful platform for the vibrant African art scene and we are confident that collectors will be as enthusiastic to see the works presented, as we are."


Artwork: Kwesi Botchway Metamorphose in July, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 1957


Here's a list of participating galleries to be on the lookout for:

Galleries

31 PROJECT (Paris, France)
50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
Dominique Fiat (Paris, France)
Galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire/ Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris, France)
Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris, France / New York, USA)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Galleria Continua (Beijing, China / Havana, Cuba / Les Moulins, France / San Gimignano, Italy / Rome, Italy)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana / London, United Kingdom)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)

Luce Gallery (Turin, Italy)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Nil Gallery (Paris, France)
POLARTICS (Lagos, Nigeria)
SEPTIEME Gallery (Paris, France)
This is Not a White Cube (Luanda, Angola) THK Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) Wilde (Geneva, Switzerland)

For more info visit 1-54

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