On Monday, Def Jam Recordings, in conjunction with Def Jam Africa announced the release of ‘Rhythms of Zamunda,’. An original soundtrack of the sequel of Eddie’s Murphy’s 1988 classic Coming to America. The collection features original songs from African artists including Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Tekno, and Larry Gaga.
The 16 track compilation is set for release on March 5, 2021, the same day the movie will premiere on Amazon Prime.
CEO, Universal Music South Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa Sipho Dlamini. on the soundtrack says:
“It was important for Def Jam Africa to be involved because the first film was so legendary to Africans in the diaspora,” said Dlamini.
“The film franchise is tongue-in-cheek but conveys a rich quality of life in Africa. That is reflected in the music on Rhythms of Zamunda. We wanted to represent some of the sounds that are relevant, impactful, and current on the continent”.