Update On SXSW 2018: 15 African Artists You Need To See


Update On SXSW 2018

South by Southwest (SXSW) na yearly combination of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences wey dey always happen around mid-March for Austin, Texas, United States.
E start for 1987, and e don continue to grow in every area every year.

Kwesta And AKA To Perform For SXSW 2018 In Texas

Dates: March (e no get specific date but e dey normally start when the University of Texas for Austin dey on spring break)
Location(s): Austin, Texas, U.S
Founders: Roland Swenson, Louis Jay Meyers, Louis Black, Nick Barbaro
Next event: March 9–18, 2018
Inaugurated: 1987
Organized by: SXSW, LLC
Check out the 15 African Artists You Need To See In SXSW 2018

Here na the list of African artists you suppose see for SXSW wey feature Faarrow, Maleek Berry, Little Simz, Ayo Jay and more.


Ayo Jay

Update On SXSW 2018: 15 African Artists You Need To See

Nigerian artist, Ayo Jay, make wave last summer when him single “Your Number” turn one of afrobeats first crossover hits.


Update On SXSW 2018: 15 African Artists You Need To See

For 2016, Tanzanian megastar Alikiba na one of the first East African artists wey Sony sign. Him go get plenty hit songs to perform, as every single wey him don drop since him first release don make way to the top of the charts, one of him popular 2014 hit na “Mwana.”

DJ Edu

Update On SXSW 2018: 15 African Artists You Need To See

DJ Edu na the man behind BBC Radio 1xtra longest running African music show “Destination Africa.” Him dey among the continent most recognised music ambassador and him dey popular because him dey put African artists on the map.


FAARROW na group of Somali-Canadian sisters Siham and Iman Hash, wey develop their music talent when their family relocate go Toronto after them escape the civil war. Last year, the group release their first EP Lostand their first album dey on the way.


DJ Juls na one of African best producers as him production dey blend highlife, afrobeats, hip-hop and more. Recently him drop one jamz wey him do one highlife collabo with L.A.X “Give You Love.”


The South African MC Kwesta, top him country hip-hop charts last year with hit song “NGUD,” wey feature Cassper Nyovest.

Little Simz

Most people dey compare British-Nigerian MC Little Simz to Lauryn Hill.

Maleek Berry

Star producer and artist Maleek Berry go also hit the SXSW stage. The Nigerian artist produce some of Wizkid and Wande Coal‘ most popular jamz before him drop him own first EP Last Daze of Summer, in 2016.


Austin-base Ethiopian singer Mélat catch our attention with her 2015 EP, It Happens So Fast.


Born in Lagos, the British-Nigerian songwriter Moelogo na South London rising afrobeats star. Moelogo first break out in 2013 with “Pangolo.”

Robin Thirdfloor

Robin Thirdfloor na one of the 25 South African Rappers Under 25 wey dey kill the game.


The Montreal-based Mozambican artist and songwriter Samito release him first album last year on Costume Records. Him call the album him name  Samito and na eight tracks dey inside.

Ras Nebyu

Ras Nebyu na Washington DC-based Ethio-American rapper wey blow up with him romantic cover of Drake “Controlla.


Brooklyn-basse group Oshun perform songs with the purpose say them wan spread the essence of the Yoruba deity them get their name from.

Young Paris

The NYC-base Young Paris, wey sign deal with Jay Z Roc Nation last year, dey come after him don drop him African Vogue album.

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