I lived a couple years with out a teardrop
I don’t wanna die for love like Reeva Steenkamp
Cassper Nyovest – Destiny
Cassper Nyovest released some amazing visuals to his song ‘Destiny’ a collaboration with the amazing songstress, the super talented song bird that is Goapele.
The song samples the chorus from the group Malaika ‘Destiny’, only Goapele slows down the melody but definitely does the song justice. The single is from Cassper’s studio album titled ‘Thuto’ released on the 5th of May 2017.
The futuristic visuals are the work of South African music video director Kyle Lewis who work deals greatly with dreamlike, fairytale, surrealist elements and also incorporats space and time in such a seamless way to his work, all things that can be seen in this video.
Shekhinah released the visuals to her single Suited and we are in love with everything that she is serving. The South African songstress discovered on South African Idol Season 7 has curved out a unique path for herself releasing some amazing house influenced, soul infused songs that has her walking her own very distinctive path and we absolutely love her, Shekhinah is so current and just at the cusp of global recognition.
In Suited Shekhinah sings of a love that’s suited for each other, tailor made. The visual she her and her love interest share moments together, take a trip to the tattoo shop and hit a spot to drink and dance the night away with a group of friends.
Check out the visuals below:
“Don’t look down on me” the track opening sample.
1.) File under inspirational and motivational anthems
2.) Play straight after Laura Mvula’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’.
Kenyan, Australian all round dope singer Okenyo released the visuals of her latest single ‘Woman’s World’ and we are hooked, absolutely loving the cool, calm, collected soulful sound and inspirational lyrics with great affirmation. It is indeed a woman’s world.
From the styling by Benjamin Joseph, to choreography and all round feature of beautiful women including the amazing singer Thando.
We look forward to see what is next for Okenyo it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on and starts raving about her and with her.
Watch the official video below:
Are we witnessing a resurgence of good Swahili lyricist in the Kenyan music scene?
To say that it is awesome to have new music from Sasabasi, the artist formally known as Vinticqueezy just proves how music and making it has to be something you love and have the patience for.
Sasabasi is a talented Kenyan rapper based in Houston TX USA, who we come across a few years ago when he was featured in the song ‘PIGA PICHA’ ft Vyba,K-Teezy, Kaulaz.
After a break Sasabasi has made a return with ‘Lakini Bado’ which means ‘not yet’ in Swahili, produced by Giggz also based in the Houston Tx USA.
The song talks about how there is always something else either in a better sense or worse. How as human beings we are never satisfied; We always strive to reach out to the next goal. The message behind the song is.. Just keep on pushing #LakiniBado
We are looking forward to see what else he has installed for us throughout the year. Check out the visuals directed by Hefemi & Agano. You can also follow Sasabasi on his social media accounts.
SASABASI ON SOCIAL MEDIA
snapchat : sasabasi
It seems that Mi Casa are the ones to break my long breaks when it comes to blogging. The video ‘Get Through This’ with Yemi Alade dropped today and we are just going to ignore the obvious treatment lift from T.I’s and Keri Hilson ‘Got Your Back’ but the Maleek Berry’s produced track is amazing, soulful vibes for you and your bae to get through the hard times. Enjoy the visuals ….walks away to sip the brewing tea.
Top five current tunes from amazing artist who just happen to be African.
Wanlov the Kubolor – Never Go Change
Corruption is global and Wanlov presents it so simply and purely in this track accompanied by a black and white video. The song is reminiscent of his single Human, heartfelt music with meaning.
Fantasma – Cat and Mouse
The first time I heard this song I was convinced that I had lost it …. its rare to hear ‘Kiswahili Sanifu’ Pure Kiswahili in music, mostly when you were not anticipating it. The single is accompanied by a video of young ballet dancers who dance within townships, Spoek main aim was to showcase the benefits new skills extended to children living within townships.
Stonebwoy ft DJ Juls – Rudeboi Love
Purely on the strength of the production the next lines can be filled with an in-depth analysis and breakdown of elements that can be picked up but this has to be one of the best collaborations so far in the year, relaxed of the strength of this track Stonebwoy can take the BET INT award not many people within Afrobeats seek to merge a few genres some dub reggae elements shine through.
Burna Boy – Sonke
Anyone who knows me, knows that language is a tool that I greatly admire within music and Burna Boy has also found ways of adding his own swag (that word has been dying out) to his music Sonke does not disappoint, this is definitely one track that will not miss spin on decks this summer.
M.anifest – Forget Dem
Just felt it was nice to share this visual recently M.anifest has realised some fantastic videos but this one stood out mainly because my ultimate #MCM features and I wasn’t expecting it but it was a nice surprise.
Sharing is caring who are you jamming to at the moment.
Azekel – New Romance
Azekel is part of a unique group in the music industry the soulful male artist sits side to side with the likes of Kwabs, Angel and a recent addition, Raheem singer/songwriters who offer depth and pure artistry, his first video till today tops my favourite visual film and this is his latest release.
Sarkodie ft Castro – Adonai
Anyone who knows me has had to endure constant replays of this song, aside from Sarkodie being the only African rapper who delivers unique songs and has curved out a niche that leaves others eating dust, Catro’s feature adds volumes and depth to the deliverance and overall message of the song. The video does lack great direction although working to tell of the tries and tribulations faced it mimic Kendricks Lamar “Bitch Don’t Kill My Video” within wardrobe choices.
FKA Twigs -Two Weeks
Directed by Nabil Elderkin the super photographer and music video director that has for many years created the videos that match some of our favourite artists song, last year after reading and interesting interview I was opened up to his cleaver and slick tactics that introduced the world to both his talents and also Kanye West, having heard of the buzz of a raising star in both his and Kanye’s hometown Chicago Nabil purcharced Kanye’s domain name of which his management reached out to purchase from him, long story short this lead to him taking West’s most recognised images with LV bags and directing a number of his videos. This is his latest masterpiece and it speaks for itself drawing most notably from ‘Queen of the Dame’ staring Aaliyah and West’s ‘Power’ Nabil presents visuals that stick true to FKA Twings strong and sensual style.