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Uganda's Triplets Ghetto Kids Land Cover of Vibe Magazine With French Montana

Uganda's very own Triplets Ghetto Kids grace the cover the latest issue of Vibe Magazine alongside Moroccan rapper, French Montana.

DISAPORA—Uganda's very own Triplets Ghetto Kids grace the cover of the latest issue of Vibe Magazine alongside Moroccan rapper, French Montana.


After featuring the young dance crew in his Kampla-shot music video for "Unforgettable," French Montana brought them onstage to perform with him during the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles last month.

The magazine's July cover, titled "French Montana and the Triplet Ghetto Kids On the Most 'Unforgettable' Adventure of Their Lives" features a playful shot of Montana and the nine members of Triplet Ghetto Kids: Patricia, AshleyAda, Kokode, Fred, Isaac, Kokode, Ronnie and Man King. Montana discusses his faith, his Moroccan heritage and his trip to Uganda, before some of the  teenage members of the group share their future career aspirations. One of the dancers—16-year-old Ada—reveals his desire to become a clothing designer. You can read the full interview, here.

While we're glad that French Montana has become hip to the talented youngsters, and has helped catapult their careers, they've been on our radar for quite some time now, thanks to Ugandan artist, Eddy Kenzo, who first discovered the group. Their dance routine to his song "StyleZo (Kadondo)"  went viral, with over 4 million views, and is one of our favorites.

Watch it below along with some of our favorite dance routines from the undeniably talented Triplets Ghetto Kids.

 

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"It's a song about young love and I wanted that to translate through to the visuals by telling a love story," he tells us.

Shot in Cape Town by Jasyn Howes with the help of VideoCartel, this video captures the subtle joys of youth and romance.

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Listen to Wizkid's Catchy New Track 'Gucci Snake' Featuring Slimcase

The highly anticipated track is finally here.

Wizkid has had a huge year, dropping a number of singles and unforgettable features, but he's not done yet.

Today, the Nigerian megastar has dropped the much-talked about single "Gucci Snake" featuring fellow Naija artist Slimcase. Wizkid had been teasing the highly-anticipated song throughout the year and it's finally here for fans to enjoy.

"Gucci Snake," is a catchy jam that sees Wizkid bragging over upbeat production. It's a departure from the mid-tempo vibes of many of his more recent singles like "Fever" and "Master Groove," which he released last month. This one is sure to be on rotation at all the parties as the holidays approach.

Early this month, the artist appeared on two tracks from star producer Metro Boomin's latest album, and according to the producer, we can expect more music from the two of them in the near future, which means we have even more Starboy to look forward to.

For now, listen to "Gucci Snake" below.

Wizkid – Gucci Snake Ft. Slimcase youtu.be


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