MusikBi is Africa's first homegrown legal music download platform. It has had over 1,000 downloads since it launched.
The service aims to promote African musicians, and help them get proper payment for their work in a region marred by widespread copyright piracy. The continent's rich music history has birthed artists of varied musical genres, some of whom have gained global recognition. Arguably Senegal's most famous musical export is Akon, pictured here, a multi-platinum selling artist and producer who has collaborated with Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.
Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke is widely credited as the creator of ethio-jazz, a genre which blends traditional Ethiopian music with western jazz. The pioneering artist was the first African to enroll at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.