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Listen to Blaq Diamond’s New Album ‘Umuthi’

Blaq Diamond shares their sophomore album 'Umuthi.'

Blaq Diamond, the South African duo made up of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa and currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, just released their sophomore album, Umuthi, which is a follow-up to their 2017 debut album Inqola.


The project features several guests across its 13 songs; the likes of Sjava, Cici, The Legacy, Igcokama Elisha and a few others all make contributions to the album. Previously released singles such as the video singles "Memeza," "Love Letter" and "Ibhanoyi."

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The music on Umuthi references vintage South African genres such as mbhaqanga, maskandi and isicathamiya among others. As fans have grown to expect from the duo, the project consists of sincere songs that speak about relatable issues. For instance, in the opening song, which is also the title track, the duo laments the lack of humanity in the country's economic and entertainment hub Joburg.

Blaq Diamond has grown from strength to strength ever since releasing their debut album in 2017. They have made a name for themselves by making songs that everyday people can relate to, and tell stories that depict the lived realities of black people in South Africa and other parts of southern Africa where their brand of pop resonates.

Stream the duo's latest album Umuthi below:


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