Apple Music's Africa Now Raido With Nandi Madida This Friday With Bad Boy Timz

Cover Star Interview
To kick off season 4 of Africa Now Radio—hosted by South African actor, singer, media personality and entrepreneur Nandi Madida—Nigerian Afrobeats star Bad Boy Timz joins Nandi Madida via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Tossmitoss.” He also discusses his new album, ‘No Bad Boy, No Party,’ how he juggled music with his university studies, and how he plans to extend Afrobeats even further abroad. 

The Big 5
Nandi Madida shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Burna Boy, CKay, ODUMODUBLVCK feat. Cruel Santino & Bella Shmurda, Prince Kaybee feat. Azana, and BOJ & Knucks feat. Tay Iwar

Africa Rising 
Nigerian singer-songwriter Zichy is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his singles, “Corny,” and the Victony collab, “S.M.S (Sing My Song).” Listen 

Nandi’s Song of the Week
Each week, Nandi Madida chooses her favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she spotlights South African rapper K.O and his single, “ROCKABYE (feat. Toss),” from Apple Music’s Mzansi Hip-Hop playlist. Listen

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, June 2nd at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at and broadcast in Ghana on YFM Accra every Sunday at 2pm, YFM Kumasi on Saturdays at 3pm and YFM Takoradi on Saturdays at 6pm

Bad Boy Timz tells Apple Music about Finishing his Education
Every African parent wants to make sure their kids finish Uni, and I actually loved computers as well growing up so I thought ok, it’s not a bad idea to have a degree as well as the “talent." I feel like it’s just God’s plan, because I almost dropped out. In 2020 I was in my third year or fourth year of Uni already when I had my major breakout song, so it was really hard juggling schooling, recording, performing… it was a miracle, I won’t lie.
Bad Boy Timz tells Apple Music about his Ambitions to Take his Music Worldwide
I love East Africa a lot - earlier in my career I had a feature with an East African artist that people really loved out there - I’d really love to penetrate more in East Africa. I love the UK, the UK has been very receptive to my music, ever since I started making music. The US, as well. I have a couple of fans also in Canada, so there’s just different bases to touch.
I won’t lie, I’ve not seen any afrobeats songs cross over to China. Maybe one of the songs on this project will do that magic, you never know.

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