Apple Music’s Latest Africa Rising Artist is Amaarae

Apple Music today announces the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program as Ghanaian singer-songwriter and producer, Amaarae (real name Ama Serwah Genfi). Raised between Ghana, Georgia and New Jersey, Amaarae’s cross-cultural experience is the driving force behind her deeply experimental ethos and emotive writing style, with her West African heritage at the core of the music she makes.

‘’It’s amazing to be selected by Apple Music as their Africa Rising artist. The love and support the album has received from the Apple Music family has been incredible to say the least. I am truly honoured and can’t wait to share this milestone with my Angel Army, who I know, will be just as elated as I am. I look forward to a successful campaign!’’.

After dropping her scene-changing, self-released EP, ‘’Passionfruit Summers’’ (2017), Amaarae capitalised on her burgeoning success with the rip-roaring ‘Spend Some Time’ which featured Wande Coal and the sleeper hit ‘Like It’, that established her as a social media trendsetter.

Her recently released 14-track debut album, ‘’THE ANGEL YOU DON’T KNOW’’ draws on a myriad of genres from Afro-fusion to Pop-punk to progressive house to neo-R&B and garnered global recognition from publications like Pitchfork, The Guardian, The New Yorker and CLASH Magazine because of its unique vision. The latest music from Amaarae, along with the next generation of African superstars is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising playlist: here

Apple Music also selected Nigerian Afro-popstar, Rema as one of its 2020 Up Next artists, following the addition of Burna Boy to the roster in 2019 and Mr Eazi back in 2017. Up Next is Apple Music’s global emerging artist program.

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