Apple Music has announced that Qing Madi, a rising Afrobeats singer-songwriter from Benin City, is the latest featured artist in its Up Next artist development program in Nigeria.
At the age of 17, Qing Madi expresses her excitement, hoping to inspire teenagers across Nigeria and Africa to pursue their dreams.
Starting her musical journey in school talent shows and the church choir, Qing Madi’s exceptional vocal talent led her to the adult choir.
Influenced by her heritage and artists like Kendrick Lamar, her debut single ‘See Finish’ (2022) gained popularity on TikTok and peaked at #51 on Apple Music’s Nigeria Top 100 songs chart.
Her latest single ‘Journey’ (2023) further establishes her as a notable artist in the Afrobeats scene. Qing Madi, featured in Apple Music’s Up Next playlist, recently released her debut EP ‘Qing Madi.’
The Up Next playlist showcases emerging artists from various genres, curated by Apple Music editors worldwide.