Blogs are increasingly becoming a major avenue for African people to consume music. With music streaming on a growth trajectory, such blogs have become even more influential and handy. These blogs either embed music for streaming or upload tracks for downloads.
Aipate decided to rank the top 12 music blogs based in Africa. In compiling the list, we considered relevance, scope, influence and website ranking.
Below is the (un-ordered) list;
Tooexclusive is a major music blog in Nigeria and covers a wide range of genres.
Based in South Africa, SlikourOnLife is an urban and hip hop blog (update: the platform has been transferred to mobile messenger apps).
4. Unorthodox Reviews
Since 2016, Unorthodox Reviews has been sharing Afrobeats, Grime and African music, in general.
Notjustok features new music. It also allows users to upload content for free downloads.
6. Pan African Music
Heavy on album reviews and features, Pan African Music blog publishes in both French and English.
Well, Aipate features music from allover the world. It also provides industry insights.
As its name suggest, Afropop.org shares music with that Afropop sound.
This blog has articles written from a legal and business standpoint, something that is beneficial to both musicians and industry stakeholders. Visit here.
MusicInAfrica was created as a partnership with the Goethe Institut and is a very resourceful platform. They also have a section that holds profiles of industry stakeholders and professionals.
11. SA Hip Hop Mag
SA Hip Hop Mag features music, videos, news and also allow users to download South African hip hop records.
Likembe is predominantly concerned with ‘world music’ by African musicians.
Well, I know you know other blogs that we haven’t included. You can drop them in the comments.
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