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Sapeurs Square Off In Fredy Massamba's 'Nkembo'

Congolese crooner Fredy Massamba's 'Nkembo' video pays tribute to La SAPE in its boxing ring-filmed fashion square off.


On the heels of his soul-fused sophomore full-length, socially conscious Congolese crooner Fredy Massamba has unveiled the dapperly styled video to "Nkembo." The Makasi standout, a nod to early 2000s crossovers, offers a dose of infectiously appealing R&B in its updated spin on Santana's "Maria Maria." The sapeur-themed video sees Brazzaville's best dressed square off in a boxer's take on the runway. Watch La SAPE in Fredy Massamba's "Nkembo" video below and listen to the track in its original form featuring heavy-hitting bars from Kenya's Muthoni The Drummer Queen. Makasi is out now via Skinfama/Musicast.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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