This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With KiDi, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week and Katungulu Mwendwa’s Favorite African Proverb!
KiDi, Guest On Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio With Cuppy
Tune in to Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday, 28th June at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC Only on Apple Music
Cover Star Interview
Ghanaian artist KiDi joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music to talk about the success of his hit single “Say Cheese,” why he thinks it is important to support up-and-coming talent from Ghana and his dream collaborations with Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Angélique Kidjo and Sho Madjozi.
The Big 5
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Major League, Fireboy DML, Sarkodie, Otile Brown and Kizz Daniel.
Proverb of the Week
Kenyan designer Kantungulu Mwendwa shares her favorite proverb in Swahili: “Ukiona simba kanyeshewa, usifkirie ni paka.” The proverb translates to: “If you see a lion has been rained on, do not mistake it for a cat.” It’s about respect and not underestimating other people’s abilities.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, 28th June at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music at apple.co/_AfricaNow
Kidi Tells Apple Music About the Public Reaction To “Say Cheese”
“It’s been crazy because looking at the time we dropped the song and everything, I really wasn’t expecting it to do how well it’s doing currently. […] then I was like, ‘Let’s look at it from this point of view.’ With everything going on, there’s lots of negativity on the news and people are sick, people are dying. I feel like sometimes the world needs a breath of fresh air. Just remember that life still goes on. We’re supposed to take a moment to appreciate ourselves, be happy, say cheese, smile. […] God has been so good, the song is everywhere. I’m really grateful and humbled.”
Kidi Tells Apple Music About the Importance of Education
“You could be the most talented person in the world, but adding a little education towards your talent makes you different from everybody. So it’s good to have education and add it to whatever your talent is. It makes you great. It makes you different.”
Kidi Tells Apple Music About Bringing Up a New Generation of Talent From Ghana
“It’s very important that no matter how good an industry’s doing, we always make room for the younger ones coming. We always have to make a conscious effort to make sure our bench is looking great. Because that’s where the change comes in. That’s when they observed the gift from afar, come and bring something different and take the industry to a new level. So it’s very important.”
Kidi Tells Apple Music About His Dream Collaborations
“I’ve always wanted to be on a record with Tiwa […] I really want to have Yemi as well on a song. […] One day Angelique Kidjo, I really want to experiment with Angelique Kidjo on a record. […] Sho Madjozi is also doing amazing.”
Kenyan Designer Katungulu Mwendwa Gives Her ‘Proverb of the Week’ in Swahili
“Ukiona simba kanyeshewa, usifkirie ni paka.”
“What it means is that, if you see a lion has been rained on, do not mistake it for a cat. […] Be conscious about how you’re dealing with people in life, and not underestimate their abilities whatsoever. Respect everyone you deal with!”
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