Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio Holiday Special with Cuppy this Sunday with Fireboy DML, Elaine and Omah Lay
Fireboy DML, Elaine and Omah Lay are this week’s cover stars and join Cuppy on Apple Music 1 for an Africa Now Radio Holiday Special celebrating the biggest African artists and songs of 2020 from DJ Neptune, Wande Coal, Sha Sha Sarz & WurlD, DJ Zinhle and more.
The show kicks off with Master KG’s massive No. 1 single “Jerusalema.”  2020 saw Master KG hit the top of Shazam’s Global Top 200, win an MTV EMA and achieve Top 10 success in France and Germany.Nigerian breaking artist Fireboy DML, who stole the show in 2020 and returned with his sophomore album ‘Apollo’ after the No. 1 success of his debut album ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps,’ has one of 2020’s biggest hits with “Vibration” and delivers a special holiday message to the Africa Now Radio listeners.
It was a monumental year for Nigeria’s Omah Lay, who released two EP’s including the biggest Nigerian single of 2020 with “Bad Influence,” and was Apple Music’s first Africa Rising artist. He pops in on Africa Now Radio to send his fans some holiday cheer.

South African R&B songstress Elaine had a stellar 2020 where her debut EP dominated the Apple Music charts, was the biggest South African female artist of 2020, and signed to Columbia Records for the world following the success of ‘Elements.’ Elaine shares her holiday Voice Memo with the Africa Now Radio listeners.

South Africa’s Amapiano genre swept across Africa and the world during 2020. The Africa Now Radio Holiday Special closes with the kings of the genre Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa’s massive No. 1 single “Emcimbini.”

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, December 27th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow

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Elaine wishes listeners happy holidays

Hey, everyone. It’s Elaine. Happy holidays and a happy new year to Cuppy and all of the African Now Radio listeners. Thank you all so much for your support this year, and I am extremely excited for 2021. Have a good one, God bless, stay safe, and you’re listening to my hit single, “You’re The One,” which was one of the most streamed African singles on Apple Music in 2020. Thank you all so much for making that possible for me. Thank you to the Apple family. Happy holidays, lots of love, and God bless.Fireboy DML on his favourite album of the year and tips for 2021

Hey, what up? What’s good, guys? My name is Fireboy DML. Happy holidays and happy new year to Apple Music Africa Now Radio and all of the Africa Radio listeners. My favorite African album of 2020 was “Apollo” by yours truly because, basically, this album just showed how much growth I had experienced as a person and as an artist, and it’s my way of sharing my gift to the world, and it just means a lot to me. It means a lot to my legacy as an artist, my legacy as a human being. It’s a beautiful album. You should check it out. My tips for 2021 are keep doing what makes you happy. Keep your friends and your family close. Just make sure you live your dreams and you work hard. When things are going great, just keep your head down. When things aren’t going so great, just keep your head up. All time, peace and love. Spread love.

Omah Lay on his city Port Harcourt and wishes listeners happy holidays

Cuppy: Tell us, as well, about being from Port Harcourt. It’s such a vibrant city in Nigeria, and how does that influence your music?Omah Lay: Port Harcourt is my city. I come from Port Harcourt, and I grew up around the likes Duncan Mighty, Burna Boy. Burna Boy’s from my city, so I grew up listening to those guys, and it has really influenced my music because a lot of the slangs, like in “Bad Influence,” I said, “See my eye, I don’t kprass.” That is actually a typical Port Harcourt slang.

Cuppy: Wait, so teach me, Omah Lay. “See my eye,” make a what?

Omah Lay: I don’t kprass.

Cuppy: I don’t kprass.

Omah Lay: You could see that somehow my city played a very big part of me becoming what I am today.

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Omah Lay: Yo it’s Omah Lay, and I want to say happy holidays and a happy new year to Cuppy and all of the African Now Radio listeners. Thank you all for your support this year. I’m looking forward to an amazing and exciting new year with you guys. I love you guys so much. Safe.
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