Nigerian rapper Vector has announced the winners of his #ShowYourFlex open verse challenge, which sought to support the growth and development of upcoming artists across Africa.
The competition, held in partnership with streaming platform Audiomack, invited up-and-coming musicians to render an original verse to Vector’s latest single, “Big Flexa.” The three winners were Ojie Iredia, Buez, and Nexto Efughi.
Each winner will receive a $100 gift card for music studio gear and a promotional package from Audiomack, which includes a Top 20 Trending editorial playlist feature, and a push notification to millions of Audiomack app users. They will also receive exclusive TESLIM merchandise from Vector.
Audiomack CEO and co-founder Dave Macli said that the #ShowYourFlex challenge was a “great way to showcase the talent of up-and-coming artists from across Africa.” He added that Audiomack is committed to “supporting the growth and development of African music” and that the company will continue to “launch initiatives that help artists reach new audiences.”
The #ShowYourFlex challenge is just one of the ways that Audiomack is supporting African artists. In 2022, the company launched its Creator App, which allows musicians to access insights on their fans’ listening habits, top streaming markets, tastemakers supporting their music, and long-term growth assessment. Audiomack also recently partnered with Nigerian fintech Flutterwave to expand access and monetization opportunities for African artists.