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:
Nothing beats a track that truly represents a person and roots with so much ease, rare to find that when we do her at Maarifa we hold em high above the rest. Kenyan artist Ayrosh released a track ‘Shuga Mami’ and it has all the ingredients that we long for soul, R’n’B and a dose of Kikuyu (language from the Gikuyu people of Kenya). The production comes from the talented Mugo of Waithaika Ent the first of more set to come from the pair, we can only hope.
The song has a dope hook to start with and Ayrosh slides between Gikuyu and English with such ease and class. He sings about a love so pure and the visuals just bring it to life with him and his leading lady working out and enjoying each others company. So sit back relax and check out the visuals 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
Maleek Berry announced a show at Scala and it soon sold out for some like me I was equally happy and disappointed as I was yet to purchase a ticket but will be nursing my FOMO with a get down of his first EP – Last Daze of Summer and look forward to his new music and continued growth. Check out the listen throughout I did for Maleek’s Berry EP -Last Daze of Summer.
Duo Nico and Vic have a lovely new song ‘Intrigued’ the visual for the single dropped on the 22nd of Jun 17 and we must say that we are in love with the song from the production to vocals and the dope 90s style vibing through the video. Also we are so here for the uplifting message that they always have.
Check Out the video below.