DBN Gogo makes history as 1st SA artist to join Spotify’s global Equal Music Program

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DBN Gogo is the latest artist to join the Spotify Equal Music Program as the Equal Africa artist of the month.

This makes the amapiano DJ the primary South African artist to join the rising roster of influential feminine creators together with Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and US rapper Saweetie.



The programme is geared toward offering a platform to spotlight ladies in music.

The announcement comes off the again of DBN Gogo’s look at AMA Fest 2021.

The UK-based competition efficiently showcased the ‘better of amapiano’ to followers, with DBN Gogo bringing her vitality and signature dance strikes to the global stage.

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“Being part of Spotify’s Equal Music Program is a reminder that I don’t want to apologise for being a strong lady. I had a dream and realised that previous methods don’t open new doorways.

“So I made a decision to make each second rely to be sure that I change into the whole lot I needed,” stated DBN Gogo.

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The star, who just lately claimed a spot on the highest 10 listing of essentially the most streamed artists by South African youth on Spotify, just lately started her profession as knowledgeable DJ and was catapulted to stardom when the hits “Dakiwe”, “French Kiss” and “Khuza Gogo” blew up the native music scene alongside her #dakiwechallenge video, which amassed over 3 million TikTok views alone.

“DBN Gogo has managed to dominate two spheres throughout the music trade historically pushed by the other intercourse – DJing and amapiano.

“For us, placing our assist behind DBN Gogo not solely speaks to what we do beneath the Equal umbrella however additional drives the assist we’ve continued to present the amapiano style because it got here to the fore,” stated Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s head of music: sub-Saharan Africa.

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As the latest artist to join the Equal Music Program, DBN Gogo can even grace Spotify’s Times Square billboard in New York and her latest monitor, “Possible”, that includes Musa Keys, Dinho, Optimist Music ZA, Makhanj, Lebza TheVillain and Koek Sista, will lead the Equal Africa playlist and have on the Equal Global playlist.

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