Boomplay strikes partnership with France’s Generations Radio to advertise African music


Boomplay, which claims to be Africa’s largest music streaming platform, has partnered with France-based Hip Hop and Soul radio station Generations Radio to launch the ‘High Africa Charts present’ to advertise African music and highlight African artists.

The music streaming platform says that the partnership establishes the High Africa Charts present as the primary ever African music charts present on mainstream radio in France. Generations Radio has over 200,000 day by day listeners.

The charts will probably be sourced from Boomplay’s African charts and produced by Generations Radio.

The present options high songs from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and plenty of different African international locations each week whereas “spotlighting new artists, songs and key music developments throughout Africa”, based on a press launch.

The High Africa Charts present broadcasts stay on Generations Radio from its Paris studios each Sunday from 8-9pm GMT+1 in French and English.

The French format is a stay radio present and podcast hosted by Ornella and the English model is in podcast format, introduced by Cleopatra, with each reveals internet hosting particular friends.

Relating to the partnership, the Director for Artist and Media Relations at Boomplay, Tosin Sorinola, stated: “As an Africa-focused streaming service, Boomplay is consistently looking for alternatives to advertise African artists and their content material.

“Thus a collaboration to supply extra attain for African music and introduce many African artists to the french market suits our imaginative and prescient of empowering the African music ecosystem to unlock its potential and taking African music to the world.”

Tosin Sorinola

Added Sorinola: “Thus a collaboration to supply extra attain for African music and introduce many African artists to the french market suits our imaginative and prescient of empowering the African music ecosystem to unlock its potential and taking African music to the world.

“We couldn’t be extra excited to have an influential companion as Generations Radio to understand this.”

“This can be a large step for our radio station, which has a music editorial technique that’s largely Hip Hop and Soul. Boomplay has one of the best music insights and indicators of traits and future revelations in key international locations comparable to Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.”

Laurent Beauvain, Generations Radio

Commenting on the partnership, Director at Generations Radio, Laurent Beauvain, added: “African music is in the present day essentially the most represented worldwide music on our music programming at Generations.

“This can be a large step for our radio station, which has a music editorial technique that’s largely Hip Hop and Soul. Boomplay has one of the best music insights and indicators of traits and future revelations in key international locations comparable to Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

“We’re excited to companion with Africa’s main streaming platform. Generations Radio continues in its mission to highlight and empower new skills yearly and is worked up to have the ability to broaden its audiences and impression in Africa as nicely.”

“It was vital to us to curate a partnership blueprint that places all listeners and the artists first whereas concurrently bridging the hole between younger folks within the francophone diaspora and Africa.”

Cleopatra Mukula, High Africa Charts Present

The Co-Founder and Govt Producer of High Africa Charts Present, Cleopatra Mukula, stated: “It was vital to us to curate a partnership blueprint that places all listeners and the artists first whereas concurrently bridging the hole between younger folks within the francophone diaspora and Africa.

“Each artist playlisted on High Africa monetises by way of radio play and in addition from all streams generated by way of our playlist on the Boomplay app. This can be a milestone shift for African music and tradition in France, and I’m so proud to be a part of this African story we’re telling by means of music.”


In April, music creation platform Splice entered right into a partnership with Boomplay.

In March final 12 months, Boomplay and Common Music Group struck an expanded deal to increase licensing of UMG’s international music catalog from 7 to 47 international locations throughout the African continent.

In December 2021,  Boomplay and impartial label company Merlin agreed to an enlargement of their licensing settlement.Music Enterprise Worldwide



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