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Dope Saint Jude

Dope Saint Jude is the patron of South Africa’s diverse hip hop scene. An artist actively pushing the frontiers of inventiveness in South African hip hop, she crafts songs with an unpretentious Cape Town swagger.

Saint Jude, an activist and aspiring scholar, infuses her rhymes with appealing, brilliant wordplay that both criticizes and showcases power structures.

A queer lady who shakes things up in South Africa with dramatic music creation, poetry, and performance, as well as her bold, life-affirming outlook, has earned her international fame and seen her play in Europe, the United States, and Africa.

Dope Saint Jude’s distinct approach appeals to listeners who are interested in the nexus of hip hop, queerness, feminism, and badassery.

A former drag king-turned-rap kingpin and producer, Dope Saint Jude’s moment to shine was encoded in the stars by her ancestors. At the tail-end of 2013, the Cape Town-born, queer-identifying woman of colour made her initial steps into music-making, releasing a slew of tunes that catapulted her into the spotlight.

She’s been envisioning alternate narratives for underrepresented groups of people, building lanes where none previously existed, and wreaking havoc on stage with her extravagant antics from one event to the next since the release of her self-produced first EP, “Reimagine,” in 2016.

Unapologetic, aggressive, and original, Dope Saint Jude portrays a moment in time.

Amaal

Amaal

Amaal comes through as a singer-songwriter of Somali-Canadian descent, crafting mellifluous R&B that spans the spectrum of human experience. She is presently one of North America's most fascinating Somali R&B singers. Amaal started her incredible trip in the war-torn city...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...
Desiire

DESIIRE

In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
G-Salih

G-SALIH

Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...
Moël

Moël

Moël, born Mewael Hadera, is an Ethiopian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, Canada. He is one of a kind who somehow has managed to acoustically blend components of traditional Ethiopian sounds with modern R&B sounds. Moël’s soulful melodies contain essential sentiment, escapism,...
M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...
Gaidaa

Gaidaa

Dutch-Sudanese singer, Gaidaa pours her heart and emotion into her music, crafting energetic R&B ballads that feature acoustic instrumentation and candid lyricism. One of the newest performers from Sudan worth checking out. The fact that she was raised in the...
Meron Addis

Meron Addis

Meron Addis is one such artist who effortlessly combines the forceful and calm, the frail and the powerful, and the past and the contemporary with ease. The London-born diva Meron, of Ethiopian descent, has absorbed a variety of musical influences...
Emanuel

Emanuel

Canadian-based Ethiopian R&B singer Emanuel born Emmanuel Assefa, is an R&B singer/songwriter who made his major-label debut in 2020 with the poignant ballad ‘’Need You’’ which came out and was featured on Apple Music and Spotify billboards. With melodies that catch...

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