Today, global entertainment and music streaming platform TIDAL released its 2023 Rising Artists to Watch list highlighting 13 up-and-coming artists spanning across countries and genres. Hand-selected by TIDAL’s global expert editorial leads – who are scouting for new sounds year-round – this year’s list highlights the incredible talent percolating worldwide.
“Every year, we see rich new sounds and convention-breaking formats that grow and evolve the music industry. The 2023 class of Rising Artists to Watch is just a snapshot of the sonic innovation and lyrical creativity coming from the artist community,” said Tony Gervino, EVP & and Editor-In-Chief of Programming and Editorial at TIDAL. “Supporting emerging artists is central to our programming and making sure all types of artists are seen, recognized and discoverable by superfans on TIDAL.”
Limoblaze is one of the artists named and represents a Gospel and Afrobeats sound. The Nigerian born, UK based award-winning musician, singer songwriter signed with Reach Records near the end of 2022. He is a two-time winner of the African Gospel Music and Media Awards (2018, 2019), Crystal Awards Best International Act Award Winner (2019), and Premier Gospel Awards Best International Act winner.
With several bodies of work over the years including 5 albums; Blind (2016), Before Now (2018), Afrobeats Rap and Jesus (2019), Bridges (2020), and God’s Favourite Baby (2021). Limoblaze has also collaborated with Christian music staples such as Lecrae, Travis Greene, Ada Ehi and, Da Truth.
Shortly after announcing his signing with Reach Records, Limo released Sunday In Lagos, his first commercial body of work with the label. The EP features the previously released singles ‘Jireh Afrobeat Remix’, ‘Desire’, and ‘Gold’ ft. internationally recognised Gospel Music Artist Ada Ehi. New music from the project includes the focus track “Pull Up.” Fans will also be delighted to see a guest appearance from label mate 1KPhew on “I Believe” where both artists trade melodic praise to God and reaffirm their belief in Him. Speaking to his vision for the project and new label partnership, Limo said, “This moment is the beginning of something special. I believe I am uniquely positioned within Christian Music to inspire the world to see the potential in putting God at the centre of their lives and chasing their dreams.”