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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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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.