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'Phoyisa'—DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small's Latest Single—Was Put Together in Just 4 Hours

"Phoyisa," featuring Cassper Nyovest and Qwestakufet is the perfect amapiano banger to ring in the new year.

South Africa's own DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small have been on another level releasing hit after hit this year.

The duo behind the two iterations of Scorpion Kings dropped their latest single "Phoyisa"—which was just put together and finalized in 4 hours today.

Maphorisa had a bit of fun teasing the track on social media over the past week, first tracking down Qwestakufet, who recently went viral freestyling over an yanos instrumental. Maphorisa had find him (at the request of his fans) in order to lock him in to hop on the single—so long as the clip reached 50,000 retweets. And soon enough, it did.


This left Maphorisa little time to whip "Phoyisa" into shape before his gig obligations. He explains further this IG live he recorded leaving the airport:

After locking in Qwesta's vocals, he then teased the tracks at one of his gigs, waiting on Cassper's verse:

This track is frankly straight heat and the product of pure talent coming together and working under pressure. "Phoyisa" is the perfect track to ring in the new year.

Cassper and a host of others then share clips of the vibe:


Download "Phoyisa" here and take a listen to this banger on SoundCloud below.

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The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

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"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

Meet Duro Arts, the Man Behind Your Favorite Afrobeats Album Covers

We talk to the Lagos-based digital artist about his work with Olamide, Phyno, Falz and more.

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We caught up with Duro Arts on a Sunday afternoon over Zoom. He took the call from Accra, Ghana, where he's currently working. We talked about his journey as a digital artist, his portfolio, creative process, and the changes he'd like to see in the creative industry.

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