Stream South African Rap Duo Silvabaq's 'Doin Best'

Silvabaq, a South African rap duo consisting of Arnold “Aewon Eastwood” Phillips and Ntuthuko “Tuko” Madondo, share the single "Doin Best"

Silvabaq, a rap duo consisting of members Arnold “Aewon Eastwood” Phillips and Ntuthuko “Tuko” Madondo are creating a unique style of hip-hop mixed with rock and electronic music. Their beats, produced by Yuvir “UV RAY” Pillay, pull from various styles of American popular music, and while the rapping does not bring anything new to the table lyrically, it complements the production well and supports the party vibe that Silvabaq is pushing. If you’re looking for socially conscious hip-hop, these guys might not be for you. They talk more about Facebook and social networking than social issues, but they will immediately get you in the mood for a party, which seems to be their goal. Check out Silvabaq’s new single, "Doin Best," below. For more, download their new mixtape, Be Fearless, by clicking here.

Doin Best


Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Comedian Munya Chawawa Signs Major Deal with Atlantic Records

Zimbabwean-born, UK-based comedian Munya Chawawa, known for his hilarious online skits, has recently signed a lucrative deal with Atlantic Records.