The second edition of emPawa Africa seeks to promote fewer artists with more resources ($10,000). The shortlist featured 30 artists from an original 100 artists. This was mainly because of the increase in production cost. The 30 aritsts forming the second cohort of emPawa artists will get the chance to learn from veteran hitmakers like DJ Maphorisa, E-Kelly, and GuiltyBeatz.
More than 30,000 people applied to be part of Mr. Eazi’s development and mentorship program. Mr. Eazi’s artist development program not only hopes to improve the quality of music coming from the African content but more importantly offers artists the tools required to be a worldwide success.
The finalists are: Bemisoul (USA/Nigeria), Bosom P Yung (Ghana), C Natt(Nigeria), Camidoh(Ghana), CamoBlaizz,(Nigeria), Donel (UK/Zimbabwe), DonFreezy (Nigeria), Dopeprince (Nigeria), Exposuremuzik (Ghana)’ Fresh Prince (Nigeria), GoodGirl LA (Nigeria), Grace Idowu (Nigeria), James Garlimah (Canada/Liberia), July (UK/Nigeria), Kamo Mphela (South Africa), Mac Greyz (Nigeria), Marioo (Tanzania), Mizzle (Nigeria), Namenj (Nigeria), Oiza & Meyi (Nigeria), Sishii (South Africa), Solana (Nigeria), Tomiwa Dudobo (Nigeria), TU2 (Nigeria), Xenia Manasseh (Kenya), Yung Meagan (Cameroon), Yusuf Kanbai (Nigeria), Zaman (Nigeria) and Zarion Uti (USA/Nigeria).
As part of plans to support local music, Google has announced it will offer support to up to 10 emerging Nigerian music artists through Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa initiative to build their craft.
According to a previous report on The Sauce, as part of plans to support local music, Google has announced it will offer support to up to 10 emerging Nigerian music artists through Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa initiative to build their craft.
EmPawa Africa empowers the next generation of African artists, equipping them with the tools, knowledge, network, and investment they need to become independent music entrepreneurs.
This article was first posted on Mdundo.