Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs To Listen To

The second quarter got off to a fast start, and as the months went by, truth is a word that keeps popping up. The theme of this week’s amazing line-up is truth: the truth about things you don’t know, The truth you need to tell yourself and possibly someone else. Here are some cool tunes to listen to while you explore the truth as we bid April farewell. 

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For Independent Creatives: 5 African magazines to send your press kit to  

As an artist, good marketing practices and release structure go a long way in bringing your music to a larger audience. Sending your press kit to journalists and magazines before your release date is a marketing practice you should imbibe! 

What is a press kit? 

A press kit is a ready-made set of marketing materials that contains information about you as the artist and your work. It is sent to media representatives for use in marketing when a release is announced. 

Why should you send your songs to magazines? 

Press kits make it simple for journalists to find out about you and your music while also giving them access to images and promotional materials they can use to write a featured piece about you.

With an exceptional press kit, you catch a journalist’s eye and make them want to write a story or conduct an interview with you.

Magazines share your sound with wider audiences!  

Sending your press kit to magazines in different regions gives you access to those regions, don’t limit yourself or your art, you don’t know where your loyalist fans are lurking. 

5 African Magazines to send your Press Kit too

  • Tanganza 

The only magazine with a specialty, Tanganza is dedicated to preserving the music and culture of new-wave creatives from East Africa. So if you fit the criteria here’s a great gateway to some publicity within the region! With a dedicated artist-to-watch section, they have provided you a passageway to be featured, all you have to do is come prepared with the ultimate press kit and story! @TANGAZAMagazine

  • Digimillenials

The ideal platform that CELEBRATES, ELEVATES and AMPLIFIES Black Culture from AFRICA and around the world. With a dedicated section for independent artists called “Lever” Digimilliennials is definitely a great place to send your press kit too! They already have a home for you! 


  • Lucid Lemons 

LL s a talent management and development company established in Lagos, Nigeria with the goal of identifying, overseeing, and nurturing a wide range of creative talents. Extremely active on socials Lucid Lemons IS ALL ABOUT MAKING THE CREATIVE PROCESS FUN AND REWARDING, they are a must-have on your PR list!

  • Break Room Africa 

The home of emerging African creatives, Break Room Africa is dedicated to supporting burgeoning artists around the African continent, known for spotlighting young new acts, Break Room Africa is the perfect place if you have a story to tell, they have an ear to listen and are willing to share!

  • NATIVE Mag 

With one of the largest audiences on this list, Native Mag might seem like a place for more established artists but do not despair they also have a category called “Under” for artists who create a buzz around themselves. If you take music seriously you should take your digital presence seriously, with the right marketing strategies one year from your release you can be featured on Native Mag if you own your story and curate it exceptionally!

We added an extra one because why not! 

  • Wesoko Afrika

We Soko Afrika is a pan-African platform celebrating art, culture, and the lives of Africans through music, food, and a plethora of other mediums. It is home to industry leaders and is not hyper-focused on mainstream acceptability. All you need is a compelling cohesive story and you will likely get a feature!

All in all, do not disqualify any magazine, because you don’t know who will like your sound. However, don’t just send the link to a song, send a press kit! Presentation matters! 

See you next time on For Independent Creatives.

Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs To Listen To


This edition of cool stuff places special focus on sounds Africa has been fusing into dance floors. We all witnessed the buzz of Amapiano, captivating drums so hard to resist even after almost two years of holding our speakers hostage. This year also saw the blossoming of electronic dance and deep house music on the dance floor and at raves. 

Now imagine the fusion of Afro-house and Afro Techno music, the Amapiano drums, and its spiritual and liberating groove with the deep effects of Electronic dance music. A no-brainer right? Well, it’s already happening and we’ve curated these sounds, especially for you so crack open that prosecco and take off your shoes.

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Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs To Listen To

If you’re a pioneer or just simply doing things differently here’s your sign to keep going. Stop worrying about being accepted and focus all that energy on living as your truest self. Like they say what’s a life without Colour? This edition of Cool stuff brings you not just colors but shades, shapes, and forms of living and expression from gifted Africans. We hope you enjoy!

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Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs To Listen To


Love is in the air and if you’re not going to hold your breath and shut your doors, then this one is for you. This edition of cool stuff shines a light on matters of the heart and all such difficult emotions that come with it. Love, lust, pain, and how to be new again. With the right playlist, difficult emotions can feel simple again yet still powerful. We’ve searched long and hard to find some of our favorite songs that capture what it means to live a full life and how to navigate the emotions that come with living and loving.

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