Afro Unicorn™, a fully-licensed character brand founded by April Showers, is thrilled to announce the release of its first-ever original EP this holiday season. An Afro Unicorn Holiday features Grammy Award Winning Anthony Hamilton, Lara D, Brooklyn Marie, Brielle Mariah, and Kalipop. Magical Gift, introduces Afro Unicorns Magical, Divine, and their friend Hummi the Hummingbird, sung by Anthony Hamilton who is joined by up-and-coming 10-year-old artist and professional voice-over actor for Cocomelon ® Brooklyn Marie on the EP’s title track. It expresses the tone of Afro Unicorns.
Spread the Love promotes positivity and kindness; it features Lara D, international recording artist for The Voice ®whose Middle Eastern and Moroccan roots shine in this song full of eclectic drum beats and traditional rhythms. The EP captures the unique magic of the holiday spirit throughout the soulful six-track collection, which is available now for preorder.
The brand-new EP aligns with Ms. Showers’ goal to help normalize Black Beauty through her Afro Unicorn™ enterprise. The visionary entrepreneur became a pioneer as the first female, Black-owned business to own a licensed character brand in major retail. Ms. Showers says, “Our entrance into the entertainment vertical paves the path for us to connect our product with music through authentic representation and always uplift women and children of color.”
Askia Fountain is the Executive Producer of the Afro Unicorn™ Holiday EP, bringing together a prolific team of producers, singers, and songwriters. Fountain is best known for being an integral part of the A&R team that developed the 2019 Grammy-nominated album “Victory Lap” by Nipsey Hussle. He has helped foster the careers of artists from Nas, Neyo, and Dreamdoll. “We produced this soulful EP with intentionality. It represents the first of many deep dives into children’s music, animation, and live-action. It has a profound message about the true meaning of the holidays: to empower families and children to spread joy and goodwill,” adds Mr. Fountain, Vice President of Afro Unicorn™ Entertainment and the company’s Brand Manager.
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