Apple Music turns the spotlight on SA’s top female artists with exclusive curated playlists this women’s month

During the month of August, Apple Music is celebrating Women’s Month in South Africa by highlighting the music of our country’s most visionary female artists and the women who inspired them.

From Friday 2 August 2019, Apple Music will turn the spotlight on boundary-breaking local icons like Sho Madjozi (fresh from her BET Award win for Best International Artist), Lady ZamarKaren ZoidShekhinah,Amanda BlackMsaki and Simmy.

Apple Music has also asked these inspiring South African artists to curate their own exclusive female-centric playlists for you to stream, download and enjoy at your leisure.

Shekhinah on her choice of songs: “Music is my first language, no matter where in the world I am. I chose these songs to represent all the places I’ve been and favourite moments I have lived, each one holds a special place down memory lane and each artist is a Queen in their own way and space, these are must know hard hits on my playlist”

Amanda Black on her inspiration: “This playlist consists of women who have  inspired me as a budding musician and also women who still inspire me now that I’m living my dream telling my stories through melodies. My peers motivate me to push boundaries and challenge myself. The legends remind me of when I was still dreaming and motivate me to keep going.”

All of this female-driven music programming will form part of Apple Music’s Visionary Women campaign. It aims to highlight how female musicians have shaped, shifted and enriched the local and global music landscape over the decades.

Plus, Apple Music will feature two exclusive female playlists Who Run The World and Top Women in Streaming.  Over and above this, Apple Music’sleading playlist Mzansi Soul will feature South Africa’s top female artists for the month of August and include the likes of Shekhinah, Zonke, Simmy, Ami Faku, Thabsie, Amanda Black and Msaki – a powerful collection of powerhouse female artists.

As a tribute to the female artists who make an impact on our society and our senses with their incredible music, Apple Music has also released a list of the top 10 South African female artists across its streaming service.

Apple Music’s top Mzansi streaming women ♀
Lady Zamar
Karen Zoid
Lebo Sekgobela
Karlien van Jaarsveld
Zonke Dikana
Amanda Black
Juanita du Plessis
Ntokozo Mbambo

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