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Afribiz Charts: The first official music billboard in Africa

Something to be proud about has hit the Dark Continent (Africa), it is Afribiz Charts. It is the first official billboard to showcase African artists and recognize their full potential in music/show-biz.

The company was established in 2010 by Mr. Bantu “Ntukza” Hanabe of Teargas. Their prime and vital reason to venture in an online business of this nature was due to the many of African artists who do not have an international chart where they can compete at a higher level. Hanabe says, “African artists have a great potential, yet not the whole of the African population is aware of it and their music,” Continued Hanabe, “And we believe strongly that our online music chart is going to bridge that gap.”

“We are proud to be the first ever billboard chart to hit Africa and are aware of the responsibility we have in front of us, we are more than ready to take on the challenge…” As quoted at Afribiz Charts.

They saw that music on the African continent needs a platform such as theirs, to align all its audiences under one platform; they also believe that this will give the artists a marketing opportunity that has more volume. They pride themselves with this wholesome initiative because their fellow African musicians are racing for the top spot and to have a song that can be given a number one title in the continent.

Their massively believe that this pushes musicians to deliver their best, especially those who are still up and coming artists who wish to become part of the show-biz in the future. They fully agree that modern day African music is fast becoming popular amongst international arenas of entertainment, however they say this is due to hard work which has been seen coming from DSTV channels on our continent.

How Charts are determined?

Every song that reaches their charts goes under a certain criterion, which is radio and TV airplay, record sales, radio and TV Charts, YouTube views, electronic and print media appearances, artist(s) must reside in the continent of Africa, Artists with albums not older than a year, artist with albums, mix-tapes, singles and artists who will meet the high standards of quality, e.g. Videos, Album packaging (Sleeves) etc…

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