African musicians have caused ripples and waves across the world including some who are still in their nascent stages in the industry.
Big names like P Square, Davido, Sauti Sol, Wizkid and Burna Boy just to mention a feware now established mainstream stars around the world, and global interest in African music has never been higher.
These musicians follow in the footsteps of giants like Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Tabu Ley, Franco, Daudi Kabaka, Remy Ongala and many others who are trailblazers of music on the continent.
As Kisima music And film awards seeks to unearth new talent and nurture those who are already making a name for themselves.
Here we sample some new talent making their names in music. Some are stars in their own right while others are hitting the right chords.
Ugandan Sheebah Karungi has launched a successful career back home and is now looking beyond the borders.
With one of the most vibrant voices, Sheebah is an artist on a mission. From collaborating with other African artists to dance, to her fashion style, she’s using her talent to take Ugandan music to the world.
Sheebah has kept her feet on the ground and comes across as just a normal young woman, and that’s why she connects with her fans but when she is on stage, she transforms into a Superstar – very sexy and vibrant,
In Nigeria where music and film stars seem to be born every day, Joeboy has gathered major attention with his love song Baby, which has had 18 million views in nine months.
With his soulful voice and passionate expressions in his own unique style, the Nigerian singer delivers his verses on Afrobeats and pop-infused tracks.
He is rapidly shooting to fame.this has catapulted him to fame and is getting bookings across Africa
Across in East Africa, Kenya Brian Nadra has been on the roll since 2017 when he released his single debut, Leo.
The singer-songwriter with a sultry voice has established himself as an ambassador of East African pop culture as Brian has a unique style – he sings, and raps as well, and has stepped outside his comfort zone in R&B, delving into other genres of music, including reggae on Cool Vibes and hip-hop on Bonge.
In DR Congo which churns out one band after another, musician, Innoss’B brings a modern and youthful sound to his music. With his unique style and dance moves, the 22-year-old is dancing to the beat of his own drum.
The artist has already done collabos with Tanzanian star Diamond Platinumz and released his own single Yo Pe.
Innoss’B has managed to combine the Democratic Republic of Congo’s famous rhumba sound with R&B and Afrobeats.
Down south, there’s no stopping Sho Madjozi. The South African hip-hop artist has already bagged the BET international Act.
Listening to any of her songs or watch a performance from the artist, it is clear she enjoys what she does and that feeling itself is contagious!
She has a different take on South Africa’s gqom music. This is usually instrumental but she raps – in several languages – over the gqom beat.
Her song named after American wrestler John Cena has generated a lot of excitement.
The names above are just a teaser of what to expect when the nomination for Kisima music and film awards process kicks off. The stage is set for an exciting music and film journey.