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Ayanda Jiya Shares Visuals for her Chart-Topping Single ‘The Sun’

Watch Ayanda Jiya's new music video for 'The Sun.'

Ayanda Jiya's latest single "The Sun" has been doing well on the charts. The song has been in the top 10 most played songs across all radio stations in South Africa. "The Sun" is from the R&B artist's debut album Ayandastand, which was released in August.


"The Sun" is essentially a motivational song, in which Ayanda encourages her listener to hang in there just a little longer, as hope is near.

She sings in the second verse:

"Sometimes we take the fall/ Thinking that there's nothing left/ But see, you gotta be strong/ Oh cause it's not over yet/ So, when it's misty and blue/ The light will shine through/ You're never alone/ Trust and keep moving on"

In the video, Ayanda gets teleported into a world of hope and joy—she can be seen having dinner with a man she seems fond of, and performing joyfully. The visuals were filmed by Motion Billy in Cape Town.

"The Sun" is the second single from Ayandastand. It followed "Falling For You" which features the rapper A-Reece. Ayandastand is one of the country's strongest releases of 2019 so far, definitely one not to miss.

Watch the music video for "The Sun" below and stream Ayandastand underneath.

Ayanda Jiya - The Sun (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


Revisit our interview with Ayanda Jiya here.

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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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