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What Is Unorthodox Reviews?

Unorthodox Reviews is an Afrobeats Community delivering the best news and reviews on African music. Our editorial is dedicated to bridging the gap between Africa and the global audience.

Music Submissions From Musicians

Please be aware that at the moment, we’re only accepting submissions through SubmitHub and Groover. Send your music and potential premieres through and we’ll do our best to listen and give you constructive feedback.

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Pitching Guide for Unorthodox Reviews

Do you have an interesting story you think will resonate well with our readers? Unorthodox Reviews is an online publication dedicated to primarily sharing perspectives from African writers on African creatives in Africa and in the diaspora.

Article Pitch from Music Journalists

If you are looking to contribute to our website in the form of song and album reviews, profile interviews or news about African culture and lifestyle, we are open to pitches. Unorthodox Reviews is an evolving online publication dedicated to discovering and supporting visionary artists from Africa and across the globe.

Do send your article pitches with the subject line [EDITORIAL PITCH: ARTISTE NAME – “SONG TITLE”] to submit@unorthodoxreviews.com. Do include associated social media links, Electronic Press Kits and photos.

Tell us about you (the writer) and why your pitch should be of relevance to us and our ardent readers. Also, include a link to your Muck Rack or any link containing your best writing work. Due to the huge volume of new music pitches, we receive each week, we are not able to personally respond to each and every email received. All features and support are at the discretion of the Unorthodox Reviews Editorial team.

Article formats

We have 5 sections to pitch within: Music NewsSong and Album ReviewsMusic Video ReviewsCulture, and Lifestyle and there are roughly 4 types of article formats that Unorthodox Reviews publishes regularly. These are:

  • Comment pieces (regarding music and African culture)
  • Profile interviews
  • Q&A interviews
  • Listicles

Playlist Pitch

If you are an artiste, manager, record label, or publicist looking to get featured on our playlists on Apple Music, Spotify, Audiomack, do send your music pitches with the subject line [PLAYLIST PITCH: ARTISTE NAME – “SONG TITLE”] to submit@unorthodoxreviews.com. Do include associated social media links, Electronic Press Kits, and photos.

Due to the huge volume of new music pitches, we receive each week, we are unable to respond to every email. All features and support are at the discretion of the Unorthodox Reviews Editorial team.