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Naira Marley talks about difficulty in choosing songs for his album on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio



This Week’s Episode Kicks Off Season 3 with New Host Dadaboy Ehiz, a Conversation With Naira Marley, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, June 10th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Cover Star Interview
To kick off season 3 of Africa Now Radio—now hosted by Nigerian media personality, television presenter and entrepreneur Dadaboy Ehiz—Nigerian Afropop superstar and record label founder Naira Marley joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Montego Bay.” He also discusses the spiritual inspirations behind his new album, ‘God’s Timing’s The Best,’ and some of his favourite collaborations.

The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Harmonize feat. Mabantu, Simi and Adekunle Gold, Gyakie, Falz feat. Timaya and Boy Spyce, and Mafikizolo feat. Sjava.


Read Also: Apple Music 1 announces Nigerian media personality Dadaboy Ehiz as new host of Africa Now Radio

Africa Rising 
Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter Ladé 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 her singles “Adulthood Anthem” and “Speechless.” Listen HERE.

Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights Camidoh, Mayorkun and DARKOO’s collab, “Sugarcane (feat. King Promise)[Remix],” from Apple Music’s Afrobeats Hits playlist. Listen HERE

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday June 10th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Naira Marley talks the different sounds on his album
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You should expect different vibes. I’ve got MHD from France on there, I’ve got Chivv & Diquenza from Amsterdam… different sounds but you can still hear the afrobeats in it. It’s just the new sound really – this is the actual afrobeats, taking Africa to the world.

Even if you hear ‘Montego Bay,’ which is like a Caribbean-British vibe, you can still hear the afrobeats in it, you know? It’s just a mix of sounds and trying new things.

Naira Marley on difficulty choosing songs for his album
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It was very difficult, because I have so much songs you know. For me every song is a banger, it’s difficult and I don’t know what one to really put on there because you never know what song is going to blow until you drop it. It was really quite difficult but me and my team made a group effort, we planned it as a group – picking songs, taking out songs, putting in songs.


Naira Marley on his Busiswa collab
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Me and Busiswa should give you guys an EP, that’s my evil twin apparently!
She was the perfect person for “Coming.” She was the perfect person doing noise, the ad libs, her verse… She was the perfect person for “Coming.”

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