Over the years, music production and DJing have been male-dominated industries. However, there has been a rise of talented Black women in these fields who are creating amazing music and contributing to the growth of afro music worldwide. In this article released in international women month, and black women, we will showcase 13 of these incredible Black female music producers and DJs who are making waves in the industry and creating afro diaspora music that is enjoyed by fans all over the world
Nowadays, it is more important than ever to shine a light on the black female producers & DJs who are creating quality content. These women are often overlooked, despite their significant contributions to the music industry. This blog post will introduce 13 Upcoming and Well-known black female DJs & Producers from different countries who make a significant contribution in Afro Diaspora Music
Ms Mavy is a multi-creative musician born in France, and of Guadeloupean and Cameroonian origin. In a difficult childhood, music saved her : cradled between Caribbean music from Guadeloupe, French music from her country of birth and music from Cameroon and neighboring countries, and her love for Afro-American rnb and hip-hop music, and especially for Missy Elliot and Toni Braxton : her unique musical sound was born, Future Beats, Soul, Lo-Fi and Rhythms of the African Diaspora
After gaining 1 Millions Streams on Soundcloud and released experimental several projects as an artist : she made collaborations with mythical Jamaican Reggae group Suns of Dub on a remix of one of their tracks with Sizzla. She also later released projects as a music producer, was broadcasted on Soulection, BBC Radio and collaborated on the last album of Branko, the Portuguese DJ, producer of M.I.A and founder of the group Buraka Som Sistema.
In her musical career, she has worked with musicians who have produced for artists such as , Aya Nakamura, Major Lazer and more. She has also performed as a DJ in the US, Canada, South America, Paris, Belgium, England and more.
After an observation of lack of diversity and difficulty in finding the right tools to create your music, in the known music production apps, in 2021, she launched Afroplug : 1st Music tech startup specializing in Afro music production representing over 50 Afro genres existing in the world, a young structure that to date has brought in over 50,000 users of their free plugins, paid sample packs and AI app features
Afroplug team have platinum producers who worked with Burna Boy, AKA, Russ & more
Ms Mavy continues to regularly create and release music whenever she’s inspired : an ode to her African and Caribbean roots.
Lauryn Hill is a black female singer, rapper, and music producer who rose to fame as a member of the group The Fugees. She has released several solo albums and has worked with a range of artists, including Bob Marley and Nas. In addition to her work as a musician, Hill is also known for her activism and support for social and political causes, and has used her platform to speak out about issues such as education, racial justice, and gender equality.
Missy Elliott, also known as Melissa Arnette Elliott, is a black female rapper, singer, and music producer who has won five Grammy Awards and has released several critically acclaimed albums. She has worked with a range of artists, including Madonna, Timbaland, and Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and is known for her innovative arts and sounds
Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde, born December 28, 1996, better known as WondaGurl, is a Canadian producer, beatmaker and songwriter. WondaGurl has produced beats for many artists such as Travis Scott , Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye West and many more.
Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer known for her unique sound and powerful vocals.
As a music producer, she is highly regarded for her ability to blend traditional African rhythms with contemporary production techniques, resulting in a sound that is both fresh and familiar.
Her work as an artist is equally impressive, as she has released several hit songs that have garnered critical acclaim and a devoted fan base. Tems’ music is characterized by introspective lyrics, soulful melodies, and an undeniable energy that has made her a standout talent in the Nigerian music industry who worked with Rihanna, Wizkid, Future, Drake & More
With a promising career ahead of her, Tems is poised to become one of the most influential figures in African music in the years to come.
DJ Uniique, also known as Unique, is a talented Black female DJ and music producer from New Jersey, United States. She has been making music for over a decade, and her unique blend of afro beats, house, and hip-hop music has earned her a devoted following of fans around the world. DJ Uniique has played at some of the most prestigious music festivals and clubs in the world, and her dynamic and energetic performances have become a hallmark of her style.
She has also collaborated with several notable artists such as Chloe Bailey (Have Mercy Track) , and her music has been featured in popular television shows and films. DJ Uniique continues to inspire and influence a new generation of music producers and DJs with her innovative approach to music and her unwavering dedication to her craft.
DJ Karaba, also known as Karaba Soul, is a highly respected Black female DJ and music producer hailing from Senegal. She is known for her innovative blend of afro house, techno, and traditional West African rhythms, which has earned her a dedicated following of fans around the world.
DJ Karaba has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene in Senegal for over a decade, and her dynamic and high-energy performances have become a staple of the nightlife in Dakar. She has also collaborated with several notable artists in the industry and has played at some of the biggest music festivals around the world. DJ Karaba is a true pioneer in the industry, and her music continues to inspire and influence a new generation of music producers and DJs.
Tiffany Gouche is a Los Angeles-based music producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She has worked with several artists in the industry and has produced songs for a number of popular television shows, including the hit series, “Insecure”. Her sound blends afro beats with R&B, creating a unique and captivating style that has earned her a dedicated fan base.
DJ Spinderella, also known as Deidra Roper, is a pioneering black female DJ and music producer who rose to fame as a member of the Grammy-winning group Salt-N-Pepa. She has been a prominent figure in the hip hop and dance music scenes for over 30 years and has worked with a wide range of artists, including Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige. In addition to her successful career as a DJ and producer, DJ Spinderella is also known for her philanthropic work, including founding the DJ Spinderella Scholarship Fund to support young women in the music industry.
Another talented Black female DJ and music producer is Lady Zamar. Hailing from South Africa, Lady Zamar’s music blends afro beats with house and dance music, creating a unique and dynamic sound that has earned her a devoted following of fans. Her production skills and innovative approach to music have made her one of the most exciting artists in the industry today.
Nandi Bushell is a young black female music producer and drummer who gained widespread attention for her impressive musical skills and energetic live performances. At just 10 years old, she has already opened for notable acts such as Lenny Kravitz and The Who, and has been praised by music industry veterans for her talent and potential. In addition to her work as a musician, Bushell is also an activist and advocate for children’s rights, and has used her platform to raise awareness about issues such as bullying and mental health.
DJ Pam Bam
DJ Pam Bam. Born in Brooklyn, New York, DJ Pam Bam is known for her eclectic mix of afro beats, hip-hop, and R&B. She has played at some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Known for her unique blend of afro beats, house music, and gqom, Busiswa’s music is a celebration of African culture and identity. She has released several critically acclaimed albums and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in
Over the years, music production and DJing have been male-dominated industries. However, there has been a rise of talented Black women in these fields who are creating amazing music and contributing to the growth of afro music worldwide.
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