South Africa-based Malawian rapper-cum-producer, Gemini Major is among artists featured in the highly anticipated movie Coming 2 America.
His recently released single Loke Loke featuring Anatii is among 16 songs from the continent making up the compilation tagged the Rhythms of Zamunda.
The collection is of originals from African artists who have inspired the highly anticipated comedy to be premiered in 240 countries and territories via Amazon Prime Video on March 5.
“Loke Loke on the Coming 2 America soundtrack,” the elated musician confirmed the news.
The single’s feat comes about three months after the hit was released and it trended in South Africa, topping a number of charts including iTunes.
The compilation has contributions from Nigerian superstars Tiwa Savage and Tekno, DRC’s Fally Ipupa, Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania plus Prince Kaybee and Msaki of South Africa, among others.
Curated by Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa chief executive officer Sipho Dlamini, the recording has been released by well-known record label Def Jam Recordings, in conjunction with its subsidiary Def Jam Africa.
“A Pan-African project that bridges the distance between countries and cultures, Rhythms of Zamunda traces a musical roadmap through Western, Eastern, and South African soundscapes and introduces this synergy to listeners worldwide,” he told the US magazine Variety.
Dlamini describes the project as a bridge connecting countries from different geographical positions of Africa while introducing this synergy to listeners worldwide.
“It was important for Def Jam Africa to be involved because the first film was so legendary to Africans in the diaspora. The film franchise is tongue-in-cheek but conveys a rich quality of life in Africa.
“That is reflected in the music on Rhythms of Zamunda. We wanted to represent some of the sounds that are relevant, impactful and current on the continent,” he said.