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Tidal launches in Uganda and Kranium brought the Dancehall heat

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After rocking Nairobi, Dar-es-salaam early on this year, Kranium returns to East Africa and shuts down Kampala alongside DJ Spinall from Uganda.

In celebration of the Ugandan music industry and the start of a digital music revolution, the global music and video streaming platform TIDAL and MTN Uganda, saw it fit to announce their new collaboration with a massive Full Access party.  

Uganda will be the second African country in which Tidal is available, after South Africa, though the MTN deal is the first carrier partnership on the continent. Plans are also in the works to expand to additional countries in which MTN operates in Africa in the future.

“Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration for music heard around the world and Tidal is excited to highlight the vibrant musicians on our platform,” Loir Tibon COO said in a statement. “Tidal is also thrilled to bring a new wave of digital music to Uganda as part of this collaboration.”

Featuring Dancehall star Kranium, and multi-award winning Nigerian DJ Spinall, performing before a jam packed venue. Kranium fresh from his win at the Red Bull Culture Clash, excited fans upon stepping on stage when he performed his popular hits like ‘Can’t Believe’, ‘Last Night’, ‘Nobody Has To Know’ and more, Kranium gave a fantastic performance which left the party people wishing the night could not come to an end.

Not one to shy away from expressing his love to his fans, who at this point were singing his songs word for word, almost drowning him, Kranium confessed, “I have travelled all over the world, meeting different people in the globe but for real, I must confess tonight that I had never met Beautiful, loving and caring people like Ugandans. You guys are good people, thank you for loving my music to the extent that everyone in the house tonight knows not just few lines, but all the lyrics in my songs. These are the best vibes ever in my life, I love you guys, keep up the good spirit, Jah bless.”

DJ Spinall, a first in many—the first Nigerian DJ to be endorsed by any brand in Africa and the first African DJ to tour in the United States, also got his debut first in Uganda. On his first performance in the country, the Afrobeats top boy did not disappoint.

The night also saw other performances from Beenie Gunter, Nina Rose, DJ Roja & DJ Slick Stuart and more, hosted by MC Hypeman and Radio city’s incredibly sensational talented Deedan Muyira.