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Camagwini Regrets Choosing Money Over Love in Her First Single in 5 Years

Watch Camagwini's stunning music video for her single 'Dubai.'

South African Afro soul singer Camagwini has a new song out, after six years of not releasing new music. Titled "Dubai," the new single sees the artist muse on a bad decision she made in the past. She starts by recalling a lover she adored, but left for a moneyed partner.


She sings that she desired money and the customary baecation to Dubai. But the moneyed individual didn't treat her so great. She sings, "Ndandithi ndifun' umuntu onemali, ndifun' uy'eDubai, eDubai, wandinyisa."

"Dubai" has a rich Afro soul sound which gets even richer towards the end of the song when screeching electric guitars kick in. After all, Camagwini calls her music Afro rock. The music compliments her emphatic delivery and emotional vocals.

In the music video, the singer serves a variety of looks that compliment her trademark short hair and beads. When she's surrounded by friends poppin' bottles, she has an indifferent look on her face—her smile disappears as quickly as it appears, indicating a person whose mind is going through a lot. She then retreats to a desert and a beach, as if attempting to break free of all the pressures and letting go of her mistakes.

Camagwini last released music in 2013, when she dropped her third album Re-birth. She then went on a hiatus.

"I just went to the office and told them how I felt in the moment," she recently told SowetanLIVE. "They too did not understand, but respected the decision I made. They even said to me I could come back and work [with them]. Nothing hectic or emotional happened to me, I just wanted to live a normal life."

Camagwini was introduced to South African music fans with her debut album Zivile, which she released under the label Native Rhythms in 2008. Her sophomore Emandulo was released the following year.

"Dubai" is released by the house music label 4 Billion Records, which is also home to the rapper Red Button.

Watch the music video for "Dubai" below and stream the song underneath.

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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.