BBC RADIO & BBC 1 XTRA selects AKA in their prestigious HOT FOR 2016 list

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 such as the likes of Drake, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Sam Smith and Stormzy just to mention a few.

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

“This is unprecedented as AKA is the first African based artist to appear on the list during its 4 year run. Most artists on that list have had great careers and have gone on to be global phenomenas. 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.

Read more about the BBC Radio 1Xtra HOT FOR 2016 list here:

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.

Watch AKA’s #Baddest music video here

Watch AKA’s #AllEyesOnMe music video (over 1 million views) here

Connect with AKA

Twitter: @akaworldwide / @vthseason
Instagram: @akaworldwide

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