Kanyi Mavi Shares New Single ‘Lobola’ Produced by Kay Faith

Kanyi Mavi releases a new single and announces an upcoming EP.

In her latest song, Kanyi Mavi is whipped. Her love for the man who stole her heart is driving her to pay amalobolo. A progressive move from Kanyi as that's normally the man's role in most African cultures.


The Cape Town-based lyricist has one of the most solid deliveries this side of the Equator, and in the new song, she proves she will always have it (the second verse is a serious work of art).

"Lobola" features Prof.Ceaz and was produced by Kay Faith, one of the country's most sought-after talent behind the boards. She is also one of the very few women who are involved in production in South African hip-hop.

Read: Meet The Woman Engineering Your Favorite South African Hip-Hop Releases

"Lobola" is the first single from Kanyi since last year's "Umsindo," a song by Saturday, Monday in which the emcee was featured.

Kanyi has been promising an EP for several years since the release of the single "Ngqangqa" which was released in 2017 accompanied by visuals. The project she stated was supposed to be produced by Ted Krotkiewski, a producer from Sweden. He produced the single "Andizenzi" by Kanyi, which she released in 2016.

"Lobola" will appear in an upcoming project by the rapper titled Khon'ba due for a 28th of February release. It's not clear if the same project she announced in 2017. Khon'ba will be the first project from Kanyi since her debut album Iintombi Zifikile released in 2012.

The upcoming project will be five-songs long and will feature appearances from Blaklez, Kritsi Ye Spaza, Prof.Ceaz and Kanyi's long-time producer and collaborator Khosh.

Stream "Lobola" below:

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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