Username or Email Address. Remember Me. Spotify launched its Afro Hub in October , as a showcase for the music of sub-Saharan Africa, even though the streaming service is so far only available in South Africa in that part of the world. Music Ally Ltd. Insight Countries Reports Sandbox.
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The streaming giant has announced a new Afro Hub section that "celebrates and honors African culture and music. We're all familiar with Spotify 's African Heat playlist, the largest playlist for afrobeats on the global streaming service. If you remember, OkayAfrica took over African Heat earlier this year for our own curation. Well, the streaming giant has now announced a new Afro Hub section that "celebrates and honors African culture and music," a statement announces. Yvonne Orji and Luvvie Ajayi. Check out Spotify's Afro Hub here. What do you think? A-Reece has finally released new music even if it comes a few days later than fans had assumed it would.