Amaarae, has joined Spotify’s EQUAL Music Programme as January’s Artist of the Month.
It was announced earlier today that the Ghanaian breakout star leads the way for January.
New York-born Ama Serwah Genfi is creating R&B, Soul, and Afropop fusions that have global appeal.
The Sad Girlz Luv Money hitmaker is the cover of Spotify’s EQUAL Africa playlist.
The playlist compiles music from “the fiercest African women making waves”.
Amaarae, who is a strong advocate of gender equality, is fast achieving fame.
Spotify EQUAL is a pledge to amplify the voices of women in the music industry.
It is reported that only 25% of artists on the charts are female, according to a study by Spotify-funded USC Annenberg.
The EQUAL programme spans seven categories. It includes the EQUAL Artists of the Month and the EQUAL local playlists, where Amaarae represents the January 2022 selection.
The rise of “The Angel You Don’t Know” album maker on Spotify is phenomenal, with more than 10 million monthly listeners, and over 116 million streams for her “Sad Girlz Luv Money” remix alone.
“I’m incredibly proud to be EQUAL’s Artist of the Month in recognition of all the barriers my creative work looks to break. It’s a win for Ghanaian and African female creators,” says thankful Amaarae.