Cover Star Interview
South African amapiano star De Mthuda joins LootLove via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Khanda Liyazula (feat. Mthunzi & Sino Msolo).” He also discusses his new album, The Landlord, the growth of amapiano across Africa and how it can be used to promote South African culture, and his plans to keep supporting other artists.
The Big 5
LootLove shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Simi; Bad Boy Timz; Prettyboy D-O; Diamond Platnumz feat. Rema; and Audiomarc, Nasty C & Blxckie.
Apple Music’s latest Up Next: Nigerian artist, the multidisciplinary creative and alté star Wavy The Creator, is the latest artist featured from the Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features her two singles “Stella Riddim (feat. CKay & Efya)” and “Harmonies (feat. WurlD),” from her EP P.S. Thank You for Waiting. Listen HERE.
Each week, LootLove chooses her favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she features South African house DJ and producer Fka Mash and his single, “Ascension”, from Apple Music’s Afro House Nation playlist. Listen HERE—and find a roundup of all LootLove’s selections on Apple Music’s LootLoves playlist, HERE.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, October 17th at 4 pm/2pm Lagos/London / 3pm Johannesburg/Paris / 6am LA / 9am NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow
De Mthuda on his approach to creating his new album and how it’s different to traditional Amapiano:
De Mthuda on supporting other artists through his record label:
De Mthuda on the spread of amapiano outside of South Africa, and how it can help push South African culture: