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Freshlyground Share 'Don't Leave Me' Music Video

South African afro-pop collective Freshlyground return with the visuals for "Don't Leave Me," their first new single in almost three years.


South African afro-pop outfit Freshlyground return with the visuals for "Don't Leave Me," their first new song in almost three years. The uplifting single follows "a story of togetherness, unity and human nature...with a big sing-along chorus!," lead vocalist Zolani Mahola explains. "It's an exciting time for us — we've been working hard on new material and have several songs in the pipeline for this year. 'Don't Leave Me' is the first of the new tracks and was written in between international tours and having babies." Watch the Benitha Vlok and Michael Matthews-directed music video for "Don't Leave Me" below, the single is available now on iTunes. For more, revisit Freshlyground violinist Kyla-Rose Smith's Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape and our Okayafrica TV episode with the band.

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Apple Music Launches 'Oshe Naija' to Celebrate Nigeria's Independence Day

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Today marks the 60th anniversary of Nigeria's independence from the British. In recognition and celebration of the day, Apple Music has launched the Oshe Naija (which translates to "Thanks Nigeria" in Yoruba) campaign. The month-long campaign will highlight the West African country's rich musical history as well as that of contemporary music heavyweights from the Afrobeats Hits, Naija Hits, Alte Cruise, Afrobeats Workout playlists and more.
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