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Cassper Nyovest Announces New Album and Shares Single ‘Gets Getsa 2.0’

Listen to the South African rapper's new age kwaito banger.

Cassper Nyovest's latest single sees him return to what made him a household name—mixing hip-hop and kwaito on songs such as "Gusheshe" and "Doc Shebeleza." New age kwaito is the 21st century version of kwaito, which was popularized by South African rappers such as HHP, K.O., Spoek Mathambo, Blaklez and more.


While in the past few years, the rapper has been dishing out a lot of trap singes ("Tito Mboweni," "Ksazoba Lit" etc.), on "Gets Getsa 2.0," he rides a bass-laden kwaito beat and takes it "back to kasi."

The South African rapper has also announced that a new album is on the way. "Gets Getsa 2.0" is the first single from that upcoming fourth studio album, which is currently untitled, and has no release date.

His last new age kwaito gem "Nyuku" was a fan-favorite, but he didn't highlight it as a single. "Gets Getsa 2.0" takes on the same form as "Nyuku." The hook features uncredited female vocalists, and is reminiscent of old school kwaito songs by the likes of Doc Shebeleza and Arthur Mafokate and artists that were signed to his 999 Records stable.

Just like on most of his songs, the rapper makes a lot of South African references like to this hilarious video of an Orlando Pirates fan, Good Enough Sithole. He also raps, "You can clearly see that I'm African like squad sa France."

"Gets Getsa 2.0" is Nyovest on his element, and as we say good-bye to the winter, it could be one of the biggest songs this summer.

Listen to "Gets Getsa 2.0" below:


Read: Hip-Hop & Kwaito's Long Love-Hate Relationship

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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.