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AKA and YoungstaCPT’s Collaborative Single ‘Main Ou’s’ is Here, Accompanied by a Music Video

AKA and YoungstaCPT share 'Main Ou's.'

AKA and YoungstaCPT's collaborative single is finally out. Titled "Main Ou's," the song sees the two rappers rap a verse each over a trap instrumental.


AKA handles the hook, which combines rapping and singing with the aid of auto-tune.

"Main Ou's" is accompanied by visuals. AKA and YoungstaCPT filmed the video both in Joburg and Cape Town, as AKA's verse was filmed in Bryanston, while YoungstaCPT's one was shot in Wynberg at the headquarters of his company Y?Gen.

Just like with most of YoungstaCPT's videos, the community is involved—a group of young people joined the duo in the Cape Town scenes of the visuals which are the work of the company Studio Space Pictures.

A song between AKA and YoungstaCPT was long overdue. The two rappers had been speaking about being open to working with each other.

In March, AKA tweeted that he was in the studio with YoungstaCPT, further raising the anticipation from the two stars.

Highly anticipated songs or projects always run the risk of underwhelming fans when they finally get released. But, judging from fan's reactions, the song resonates, and can only get bigger from here.

Watch the music video for "Main Ou's" and stream the song underneath:

AKA, YoungstaCPT - Main Ou's www.youtube.com



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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.