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Patoranking talks ‘Three’ album and more on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio this Sunday



This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Patoranking, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, and Ami Doshi Shah’s Favorite African Proverb!  

Tune in to Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday, August 2nd at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a La / 9a NYC Only on Apple Music

Award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist Patoranking joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music to talk about his new single from his upcoming album, his educational scheme and the meaning of “Abule.”

The Big 5
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Djoje, Navy Kenzo, LaSauce, Locko and Mannywellz.


Africa Rising 
Nigerian newcomer Crayon is this week’s Africa Rising artist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars.

Proverb of the Week 
Kenyan jeweler and applied artist, Ami Doshi Shah, shares her favorite African proverb in Swahili, taken from Sauti Sol’s single “Isabella”: ‘Vunja mifupa kama meno iko.’ The proverb, which translates into ‘Break the bones while you still got teeth,’ means ‘You only live once.’

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, August 2nd at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music at

Patoranking Tells Apple Music About the Concept Behind His Forthcoming Album ‘3’
“Three, because most of the good things in life comes in three. Check it out. This year I turned 30. Forbe’s 30 on under 30.”

“And when you pray, you say, ‘Oh, in them of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.’ That’s Trinity. But here we’re talking about three major things, which is life, love, and happiness. So that’s what we did with album ‘Three.’ “


Patoranking Tells Apple Music About the Meaning Behind His New Single “Abule”
“ ‘Abule’ means village, but for us here in Lagos, we termed ‘Abule’ as hood area, ghetto. Like my Abule is Surulere. You get? This song here is me trying to talk about… My environment actually influences me. I’m highly influenced by where I come from, which is a slum. Before I make music, I just have a reflection of where I come from. That’s how I write music. I said, ‘This time around, let me even talk about the parties, how the party is in the hood.’ ‘What happens in the party and all those things.’ “

Ami Doshi Shah Shares Her Favorite African Proverb
“Well, it’s actually a phrase from an amazing, amazing group called Sauti Sol, a Kenyan group who have really made waves. It’s from their ‘Live and Die In Africa’ album. And it’s from a song called ‘Isabella.’ The phrase is ‘Vunaja  mifupa kama meno iko.’ ‘Break the bones while you still got teeth’ is the literal English translation, meaning ‘you only live once’ or ‘seize the day,’ ‘carpe diem.’ I think it’s a particularly poignant kind of phrase in this time that we’re living in.”

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