|This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With WurlD, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, and Chipo Chung’s Favorite African Proverb!
Tune in to Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday, November 22nd at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC
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|Cover Star Interview
Nigerian singer and songwriter WurlD is this week’s cover star and joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his new ‘Afrosoul Deluxe Edition’ release. WurlD talks about how he started out writing for lots of people before stepping out into his own, why blue is his favorite colour, and working with Kida Kudz and Africa Now Radio host Cuppy.
The Big 5
Cuppy shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Rayvanny, Aya Nakamura, Amaarae, DJ Zinhle and Yemi Alade.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems is this week’s Africa Rising artist and the latest Africa Rising cover star, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars https://apple.co/32v7zX4
Proverb of the Week
Zimbabwean actress and activist Chipo Chung shares her favorite African proverb: “Do not follow the person who is running away.”
Cuppy finishes this week’s show with a special mini-mix to celebrate the launch of Apple Music’s new Congolese playlist Feti na Feti https://apple.co/3lJN6Vu
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, November 22nd at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow
WurlD on working with Cuppy and Kida Kudz on ‘A Bossy Girl’ “I actually slid it in his DM. I was like, ‘Yo bro, I’m a fan.’ And he came back less than a minute later, like, ‘Yo bro, I’m a fan.’ I was like, ‘Oh. Say no more. Let’s get on FaceTime.’ I played him some records. I played him ‘Bossy,’ the draft that I had at the time. And he was like, ‘Yo bro, send that.’ I sent it to him. He sent it back to me. I was like, ‘Yo, who can I get on this?’ I was like, ‘Cuppy.’ I was like, ‘Hope she wants to do this.’ I called you.You shared the love back. He was like, ‘Yo.’ We got on FaceTime immediately. The energy all across the board, it was just pure. And that’s what it’s about.” WurlD on why he resonates with the colour blue “My mood very blue most of the time. It’s because of the way I see things, the way I look at everything around me, I look at things in so much depth that when you are aware and you see things in a certain way, it’s almost not the most happiest. When you see … do you know, before you really look at things in depth.” Chipo Chung’s proverb of the week Cuppy: “With all that wisdom, and all that knowledge, I have asked you here to give us a proverb of the week, because Africa is all about wisdom. What do you have for us?” Chipo Chung: “It’s one you probably know: ‘Do not follow a person who is running away.’ Which is one I think one can take to heart. In relationships, often one will be chasing and then realize, ‘You know they’re running away. Why don’t we just let them go? There’s no point chasing them.’ ”