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Tanzania's Nandy in "Dozi"

The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (August)

Featuring Sauti Sol, Nandy, Harmonize, Ethic Entertainment and more.

Here is our selection of the hottest music that came out of East Africa in August.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.


Burna Boy x Sauti Sol 'Time Flies'

Sauti Sol grace the African Giant's new album Twice as Tall on the seductive single 'Time Flies,' further proving just how well these powerhouses work together.

Zeshari Jean 'Hewa'

Rising Kenyan popstar Zeshari Jean, is taking over the airwaves with her newest banger "Hewa." With her powerful vocals and vivacity she definitely has the potential for stardom.

Nandy 'Dozi'

Tanzania's Nandy returned this month with a provocative new banger titled "Dozi." The Bongo Flava queen shows off a new side of herself on this flavorful track produced by S2kizzy.

Ethic Entertainment 'Dondoka'

Kenya's gengetone flag-bearers Ethic, came through with yet another banger titled "Dondoka." This track is already looking to be a new anthem for their loyal fandom.

Masauti ft. Tanasha 'Liar'

Masauti and Tanasha Donna's newest track "Liar" samples "Liar" by Wahu, a Kenyan pop classic. We love this powerful pop collaboration from the two breakthrough Kenyan artists.

Harmonize 'Yanga'

East Africa's finest star Harmonize released a new single,"Yanga" this month. The Singeli-inspired single pays respects to Yanga Africans Sports Club; a Tanzanian football club based in Jangwani, Dar Es Salaam.

John Blaq 'Ngamba'

Uganda's favorite dancehall crooner John Blaq pleased fans this August with a lovely new single titled "Ngamba".

Navy Kenzo ft Tiggs Da Author 'Pon Mi'

Popular Tanzanian duo Navy Kenzo dropped their latest banger "Pon Me" featuring South Londoner Tiggs Da Author off their upcoming highly-anticipated album Story of the African Mob, which will be out on September 4. The track carries their typical dancehall sound and makes for the perfect summer jam.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.


News Brief
Photo credit should read AFP via Getty Images

Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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