AKA receives international recognition

By Faeza
15 January 2016


AKA 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.

This is unprecedented as AKA is the first African based artist to appear on the list during its 4 year run.

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.

Most artists on that list have had great careers and have gone on to be global phenomenas.

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

“AKA’s inclusion in this years’ list is testament to his crossover appeal for the European and American markets.

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” expresses Benza, Vth Season Director and co-founder.