Inside today’s edition you’ll hear current reggae dancehall by Boggy Wenzday (Ghana), Afrobeats and Afropop by Burna Boy (Nigeria) and Orezi ft. Sheebah (Nigeria/Uganda); neo traditional Gofa music from South Ethiopia (Asge Dendasho) and Guinea-Bissau (Karyna Gomes); Tekno Songhoy from northern Mali (Leila Gobi); and vintage hits that take us back to the golden years Congolese rumba (M’bilia Bel) and Zimbabawe (Chiwoniso).
Song of the week is “One Trouser” by Falz (Nigeria) and Kwame Ofori joins in virtually to present that, and good news for rapper and television producer Stanley Enow (Cameroon) – he gets appointed UNICEF National Ambassador. You’ll also meet two artists. At the front half of the hour, music reporter Yasmin Kaikai interviews local singer songwriter S.O.B. in Kaduna, Nigeria. He performs live in studio and shares samples from his latest album Tales of an African Man. At the back half of the hour, Nairobi-based reporter Bill Odidi interviews Gilad – a diplomat-turned pop musician – to talk about his new single “Swahili Girl” featuring Israeli pop star, Eliad. The song is makes history as a first ever Kenyan/Israeli project.