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Azgo Festival 2016 In Photos: Sauti Sol, Zahara & More Rock Maputo

Johannesburg-based photographer Paul Paunde captures some of the best moments from the annual Mozambican music festival.

Azgo Festival went down over the weekend in Maputo with performances from Somali-Canadian singer-songwriter Cold Specks, Kiwi singer/producer Estère, Kenyan stars Sauti Sol, Zahara, Mozambicans Azagaia, Gran’Mah, Deltino Guerreiro and more.


Johannesburg-based photographer Paul Paunde was on the ground to capture some of the best moments from the annual Mozambican music festival. Take a look at his photos below.

Azgo is one of several events taking place as part of the Southern African Music Festival Circuit. Still to come this week are Bassline Johannesburg's annual Africa Day concert, Bushfire Festival in Swaziland and Zakifo Music Festival in Durban. Sakifo Festival is slated to hit Reunion Island 3-5 June. On Thursday, Akum Agency is presenting a Southern African Music Festival Circuit sideshow at The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg with Cold Specks, Estère, Nonku Phiri, Bongeziwe Mabandla and The Brother Moves On.

Mozambican dub reggae band Gran'Mah (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Cape Verdean star Lura (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Mozambican singer Neyma (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Sauti Sol (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Sauti Sol (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Sauti Sol (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Delvin Mudigi of Sauti Sol (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Azgo Festival 2016 in Maputo (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Mozambican legend Xidiminguana (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Zahara (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Zahara (Photo: Paul Paunde)

Zahara (Photo: Paul Paunde)

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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