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Listen to Harmonize's 'Afro Bongo' EP

Featuring Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz, Mr Eazi, and Yemi Alade.

Harmonize dropped what was easily one of our favorite songs of 2018 with "Kwa Ngwaru." The Tanzanian stars now continues his hit-making trend with the release of the new 4-track Afro Bongo EP.

The Afro Bongo EP showcases Harmonize's impressive blend of bongo flava with afropop elements and features a top-tier list of collaborators.

Fellow Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz and Burna Boy show up for the Mix Master Garzy-produced lead track, "Kainama." Yemi Alade features on the addictive Krizbeatz-produced "Show Me What You Got" and man of the moment Mr Eazi turns up for the percussion-heavy jam "Tepete," produced by Chopstix. While Harmonze takes the Fraga-produced closing bonus track, "Niteke," by himself.


It looks likes it's gonna be another good year for the Wasafi Records family.

Listen to Harmonize's four-song Afro Bongo EP in the Youtube Playlist below.

Read: The Best East African Songs of 2018

Harmonize x Burna Boy x Diamond Platnumz - Kainama (Official Audio) www.youtube.com


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Interview: Focalistic’s Blend of Hip-Hop and Amapiano Is Working

South African rapper Focalistic doesn't fixate on genre. He wants you to know his music "is for South Africans, by South Africans that sound South African."

A few weeks before Focalistic's hit single "Ke Star" is announced to have gone gold (it has since gone platinum), a large group of school kids gather around the driver seat of the rapper's sporty BMW. "I realised that people really love him during the shoot of the 'Ke Star' music video," a passer-by says. "It was wild."

Just like today. The same group, which has now grown bigger, waits outside the spot where Focalistic will sit down for an interview. They each want a picture with one of the country's most promising rappers. They have to wait until he's done answering our questions. Asked if he enjoys being mobbed by fans, he says, "It's not like I like it. But it's something you get used to and you understand it. It's love, it's never to irritate."

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