OkayAfrica has announced the official launch of its digital platform established to bring digital music distribution and marketing services to emerging and established artistes across Africa, its diaspora and from all around the world.
OkayMusic will give access to all signed-up artists to upload their music on to every major digital platform, worldwide.
The platform recently launched with an already-collated extensive catalogue of some of the best and freshest music from across Africa and its diaspora.
“We understand the new digital landscape,” says Abiola Oke, CEO of OkayAfrica and OkayMusic, “and will energetically defend artist’s rights while making their music available to a global audience.”
Amongst the artists already signed are: Nigerian superstar Innocent “2Baba” Idibia, top Nigerian producer DJ Spinall, Cameroonian star Numerica, Nigerian urban highlife singer/songwriter Adekunle Gold, Tanzanian superstar Vanessa Mdee, American supremo guitarist Gary Lucas, Nigerian chart-busting songstress Niyola, Zimbabwean Reggae star, Buffalo Souljah and Nigerian fast-rising producer Bankyondbeatz.
“What sets OkayMusic apart is that we are truly partners with our artists”, says Rikki Stein, Fela Kuti’s former manager and Head of A&R. “We will never take ownership, we work for the repertoire owner and have their best interests at the forefront of this venture. Artists from anywhere in the world whose music contains those distinct, eclectic elements that we all enjoy are encouraged to join us. This first taste of what OkayMusic has to offer will soon be augmented by a host of artists in a wide range of musical styles.”