Still image from official 'Areyeng' music video

Costa Titch in 'Areyeng' music video. 'Areyeng' is a single off debut album 'Made in Africa'

Costa Titch Drops Visuals for 'Areyeng' Featuring Riky Rick & DJ Maphorisa

Costa Titch has released stunning visuals for much anticipated track 'Areyeng' featuring Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa off debut album 'Made in Africa'.

South African rapper Costa Titch has finally released stunning visuals for "Areyeng" featuring Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa. "Areyeng" is the upbeat hip-hop track off Costa Titch's debut album Made in Africa. The cross cultural rapper announced the release of the music video this past Tuesday evening on Instagram.

Read: Costa Titch's Debut Album 'Made in Africa' is a Delightful Collection of Catchy Club Bangers

"Areyeng" is simple yet refreshing, the lively music video is shot in a parking lot where Costa Titch shows off his dance moves. The fun track is livened by dancers styled in the luminuous colour theme for Made in Africa. Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa also appear in the music video adding some of that "Makhado" flavour and amapiano edge. "Areyeng" starts of with a Zulu chant and what stands out is the dancing in formation which adds contrast to the party track. The song is after all about going out and going wild. The keys and beats are reminiscent of Costa Titch's previous hit "Nkalakatha" remix featuring Riky Rick and AKA.

Costa Titch's entry into South Africa's hip-hop industry has not been without controversy as previously written by OkayAfrica's Sabelo Mkhabela. The white rapper who also raps in South Africa's indigenous languages, Zulu and SeSotho, has polarised the music scene. Some music fans have claimed that he is appropriating a culture that distinctly belongs to Black people. Conversely South Africa's hip-hop scene has welcomed him with rapper Slikour supporting his rap skills and career moves. Costa Titch has previously addressed the controversy, stating that he grew up with Black friends and learnt some colloquialisms from them. "Areyeng" which means "let's go" in SeSotho is a track that borrows from such colloquialism and keeps to the lightheartedness that Costa Titch brings to the hip-hop scene.

"Areyeng" music video is loud, fun and will have you loosening up for the weekend. Made in Africa was released in October and is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

Watch "Areyeng" music video on YouTube.


Photo credits: Deeds Art

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)

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