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Katy Perry Is Performing In South Africa and Some People are Actually Excited

The "Fireworks" singer is heading to Johannesburg in July as part of her Witness Tour.

"Teenage Dream" singer and poster woman for white, female cultural appropriation, Katy Perry, dropped some major news yesterday: the singer will be making her way to South Africa for two shows in July as part of her worldwide Witness Tour.

The singer seemed pretty excited to share the news yesterday via Twitter—except we're not exactly sure how excited to be about this news.

Our first reaction was: who asked for this?

But much to our surprise, it seems like the singer might have somewhat of a fanbase in the country, as many folks on Twitter have expressed their anticipation for the upcoming show. And, apparently the singer's album "Witness" is currently number nine on the South African iTunes chart.

And then there's this person who is apparently also a Taylor Swift fan. Wow.

Other folks, however, seem to share our confusion.

Whether or not we would spend our hard earned money to see Katy Perry—we would not—is irrelevant. If her performing in South Africa means that some of her most enthusiastic fans will get an opportunity to see her, we really can't be mad at that.

We still won't pretend to get it though.


Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Tru Hitz and Co Kayn Drop Joint EP ‘The Wave’

South African hip-hop producers Tru Hitz and Co Kayn release new Joint EP 'The Wave' featuring Yanga Chief, Stogie T, Maglera Doe Boy, Indigo Stella, YoungstaCPT, Big Star Johnson and many more.