Today, the artist-first music streaming platform Audiomack has announced a partnership with Afrochella Festival in Ghana. The two will work to increase visibility and support for emerging musical talent throughout Africa.
Kicking off this international alliance, Audiomack and Afrochella have teamed up to host “Rising Stars,” a platform to uncover up-and-coming talent across the continent.
Check out the official Afrochella playlist here.
Hundreds of African artists submitted their music and portfolio to Audiomack for the chance to perform at Afrochella Festival in Accra, Ghana, alongside a powerhouse lineup on Dec. 28 at El Wak Stadium.
Launching today is an Audiomack curated playlist, Africa Rising, featuring 25 of the best submissions. Audiomack’s user base of over 10M users will vote on a winner through a combination of streams, favorites and shares. The artist with the highest engagement will win a $1,000 USD cash prize and a studio session at BBNZ live.
The top seven artists will receive a slot to perform onstage at Afrochella Festival.
Audiomack will also be sponsoring a panel discussion at Afrochella to promote the visibility of African talent and community empowerment. The panel will be comprised of music and media leaders such as Ivie Ani, Tenille Clarke, Juls (Producer) and more.
This year marks the third annual Afrochella Festival and the official closing event for Ghana’s Year of Return—a campaign marking the 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown, VA.
“Rising Stars” is underway now and closes Dec. 17. Artists can apply and find all the information at afrochellarisingstar.carrd.co