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Ayanda Jiya Pays Homage to Her Love for R&B in Latest Single ‘Lover 4 Life’ Featuring Stogie T

Watch Ayanda Jiya's music video for 'Lover 4 Life.'

On first listen, "Lover 4 Life" could be mistaken for a song about a person Ayanda Jiya is in love with. But pay close attention, you'll pick up she's paying homage to the artists who inspired her as a child, and she uses them as an entry point to tell the story of how she fell in love with music and chose the career path she's currently pursuing.


For instance, in the first verse, she sings:

"There was something about you that was so sincere/ You were so gentle in your ways I had to keep you near/ I remember mama sending me out to go play/ On the radio I hear a song by the O'Jays"

Stogie T in his verse, makes reference to Smiff-N-Wessun and their 1995 debut album Dah Shinin'. He further references the Bible and the classic novel Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.

Lyrically, "Lover 4 Life" is a treat for the music geek.

Read: Meet Ayanda Jiya, the South African R&B Singer You Should Be Listening To

The music video was shot by one of our favorite directors Motion Billy. The visual shows performance scenes of Ayanda Jiya, who's clearly in her element. Cutaways of her engaging with a vinyl player play to the theme of nostalgia portrayed in the song.

The song is the latest single from Ayanda Jiya's latest album Ayandastand, which she released last year. The project, which was easily one of the best releases of 2019, features A-Reece, Ziyon, Naomi Parchment and of course Stogie T.

Watch the music video for "Lover 4 Life" by Ayanda Jiya and Stogie T below and stream Ayandastand underneath. Revisit our interview with Ayanda Jiya here.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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