Sunday, May 30th marks one full year of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1. Over 52 episodes, Cuppy has led a sonic tour across Africa, interviewing the biggest and best acts, and shining a spotlight on the next generation of African superstars.
On this special anniversary episode, Cuppy takes us through some of the most special highlights over the past year, including artist interviews, the most notable chart-toppers from the past 12 months—and a mix of her personal favourites.
Cuppy shares her best interview moments with this week’s cover stars: on episode 7, Tiwa Savage revealed how she set her own trends, along with the themes behind her Celia EP; while Tems revealed her favourite featured artist on her debut album, For Broken Ears (episode 19); and Davido celebrated the joys of fatherhood and sharing culture through music (episode 25). Adekunle Gold also delivers a special shout-out.
Rounding up the top songs of the year, Cuppy shares the hottest tracks from Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Cassper Nyovest feat. Lady Du, Ayra Starr, Tems, Davido feat. CKay, Otile Brown & Kizz Daniel, Burna Boy, Sha Sha, and Kuami Eugene.
Proverb of the Week
This week, Cuppy shares her own words of wisdom: “You were born in this world an original, so don’t die as a copy”—reminding us to celebrate the power in our own strengths, and all that makes us unique.
Closing out the show, Cuppy curates a special mini-mix of her favourite tracks from the past 12 months—all featured on Apple Music’s Africa Nowplaylist. This week’s mix includes music from KiDi, Nelson Freitas, KDDO, Yemi Alade, Master KG, Sho Madjozi and more. Listen HERE.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, May 30th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow.