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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (October)

Featuring Nadia Mukami, Zuchu x Joeboy, John Blaq and more.

October featured an array of incredible releases from East Africa's pop royalty as well as promising newbies.

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


Nadia Mukami 'African Popstar' EP

Kenyan singer Nadia Mukami finally dropped her long-awaited African Popstar EP this month featuring big East African names like Marioo , Sanaipei Tande, Khaligraph Jones and more. In this project she expands her audience and sound by working with new producers to create a unique sound in every track.

John Blaq 'Don't Be Like'

Uganda's finest singer John Blaq has released a new hit banger dubbed "Don't Be Like" this month. The African Bwoy has never disappointed his fans ever since he broke into the Ugandan scene and this dance-ready afro track proves just that.

Zuchu ft. Joeboy 'Nobody'

Zuchu is undeniably Tanzania's freshest and most promising new artist. After being signed to Diamond Platnumz prestigious Wasafi Records, she has been topping charts with various hit records. Her newest "Nobody," features Nigerian pop star Joeboy, and the two come together to create a sensational blend of Bongo flava and Afrobeats rhythms.

Ayrosh 'Fire'

Kenyan folk-fusion artist Ayrosh released a brand new EP, titled Fire, which offers sensual R&B in the native Kikuyu language which is a breath of fresh air in the Kenyan scene at the moment.

Nandy Ft. Billnas 'Do Me'

Tanzanian bongo princess Nandy dropped a new track "Do Me" featuring her fiancé, rapper Billnass. In the track they sing about their intense love for one another further showing why their steamy affair has been of so much interest to the Tanzanian public.

Arrow Bwoy 'Chu Chu'

Popular Kenyan hitmaker Arrow Bwoy stays consistent with the release of his new banger titled "Chu Chu". is a catchy party starter and is carried by a groovy afrobeats instrumental.

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


News Brief
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Vinegar Pap Smear Saving Women’s Lives In Malawi

This simple diagnostic test is giving hope to thousands of women in Malawi.

They say necessity is the mother of invention and in Malawi, the need for inexpensive Pap smears has resulted in a cost-effective and ingenious solution. Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) is the only form of cervical cancer screening affordable to most underprivileged women in Malawi, according to reports.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) "19 of the top 20 countries with the highest cervical cancer burden were in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018." Eswatini had the highest incidences followed by Malawi.

The VIA is a simple diagnostic test that can be used to screen cervical cancer, as an alternative to Pap smear cytology, in low-resource countries," according to the Role of VIA in cervical cancer screening in low-resource countries - PubMed (nih.gov) study.

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