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Apple Music Launches Africa Now Radio

Apple Music is launching its first radio show focused on Africa this Sunday with DJ Cuppy as host.

“Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut with a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds including Amapiano, Afrobeats, Highlife, Alte, House, Hip-Hop, Afrobongo and more.

Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show at 9.00 a.m. EDT.

“The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now,” Cuppy said in a statement.

Earlier this week Universal Music Group launched Def Jam Africa based in Johannesburg and Lagos. It’s brief is to sign and market hip-hop, Afrobeat, and trap artists from across the continent.

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