Apple Music today announced the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program is Ghanaian-born singer-songwriter Moliy (real name Molly Ama Montgomery).
“What an honour it is to be the next Africa Rising artist. This moment right now is everything I’ve been praying for, from Ghana to Africa, from Africa to the whole world! I’m hoping this shows young girls everywhere that their dreams are valid, to be brave and not cower amongst any naysayers. Thank you for seeing and hearing me,” she tells Apple Music.
Deeply influenced by her rich Ghanaian ancestry, it was Moliy’s travels between Accra, Ghana and Orlando, Florida during her formative years, where she was inspired by the rich, eclectic genres of Afrobeats, reggae, soul, jazz, and hip hop, and was moved to pursue a career in music.
Her debut EP Wondergirl (2020), featuring the dance floor-rooted single “Ghana Bop”, announced her arrival on the Afro-fusion scene and she quickly followed that up with a standout feature on Amaarae’s smash hit single and remix “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY” feat. Kali Uchis”.
Her debut album Honey Doom (2022), available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio now, is characterised by her ethereal, psychedelic vocals and showcases her personal and professional growth as a young woman navigating life’s ups and downs, spearheaded by the Afrobeats-infused power anthem, “Hard feat. Moonchild Sanelly”.
The latest music from Moliy along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists, is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist.