AKA listed as BBC Radio's 1Xtra “HOT for 2016”

By Drum Digital
15 January 2016

AKA, the #3RDWRLDBOSS, has been listed as one of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists, making him the only African based artist to feature on the coveted annual tip list which was revealed last night.

The annual BBC Radio 1Xtra “HOT FOR” tip list, hosts predictions of the most promising, exciting and sought after artists that they feel will emerge over the next 12 months.

The list has been one of the first to outline artists that have gone on to greater success from the likes of Drake, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Sam Smith and Stormzy just to mention a few.

AKA is the official KING OF SA RADIO, inclusion in this years’ list which is not surprising and it's just a testament to his crossover appeal for the European and American markets.

Vth Season Director and co-founder, Benza expressed in a statement that it’s unprecedented that AKA is the first African based artist on the list during its four year run and that most artists who are on the list have had great careers and have also gone on to becoming global phenomenas.

He concluded to say, “It’s a prestigious symbol of confidence in our work from one of the world's leading media players, and a great sign of things to come for the year ahead as the Vth Season team and AKA roll-out international growth master plans.”

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” list embraces a cross section of artists in various musical genres striving to perfect their craft and are currently on their “A” game.

AKA had a phenomenal 2015 which set the stage for only greater things to come in 2016.

AKA’s #1Video and massive #1 single #BADDEST is currently on the BBC 1XTRA playlist and will get spot plays on BBC 1.

This is his second single after the African smash hit “All Eyes on Me” to get on BBC 1 XTRA, yet again breaking records for a South African artist.

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