Apple Music just announced the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program is Nkosazana Daughter, an Amapiano singer-songwriter hailing from KwaZulu-Natal.
“I am over the moon to be the cover star of Africa Rising for my debut album that’s just dropped! Thank you to Apple Music and to all of you beautiful people listening. Life is changing,”
she tells Apple Music.
Having established herself as one of the premiere voices of Amapiano, Nkosazana Daughter built her household name by featuring on numerous smash hit singles, namely Wanitwa Mos & Master KG’s Dali Nguwe, “Sofa Silahlane”, Kabza de Small’s “iSoka”, Lowsheen’s “Thula”, and DJ Givy Baby’s “Nomathemba”, and racking up millions of streams in the process.
Her debut album Uthingo Le Nkosazana(2023), available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio now, is a 14-track journey through Amapiano’s various moods and grooves, showcasing her uniquely engaging talent and backed by an all-star Amapiano supporting cast of features and producers that includes Master KG, Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa, Chronical Deep, Tyler ICU, Major League DJz, Makhadzi, Young Jonn and many more.
Meaning “rainbow daughter” in Xhosa, the album title, Uthingo Le Nkosazana, refers directly to Nkosazana Daughter being the only female amongst six brothers in her family, while the lyrical content deals with life and love and her deep connection to her traditional roots.
The latest music from Nkosazana Daughter along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists, is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist.
Discover Africa Rising here: applemusic.com/africarising