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Watch Khuli Chana's 'Never Grow Up' Video

Watch Motswako Originator Khuli Chana's video for "Never Grow Up," off his sophomore album 'Lost In Time.'


A few weeks back Okayafrica TV had the chance to spend a day out with South African Motswako Originator Khuli Chana on his first visit to New York City. The video went live last week and features Chana, in addition to taking in Big Apple landmarks like Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge, speaking candidly about his situation with the South African police– a case which was withdrawn earlier this month and resulted in the police officers apologizing to Chana outside outside the court. Now that Chana is back in South Africa, he's come through with the sixth video off his mega-successful Lost In Time LP. Released in November 2012, Chana's sophomore album came packed with nostalgic metaphors. "Never Grow Up," which features music director and childhood friend KayGizm, is his ode to innocence set to a marching-like Peter Pan-meets-Motswako chant. According to a Facebook post from Chana, the song is particularly sentimental as it was the first track he recorded for the record. Its video, the most refreshing take on rap music's house party video fare we've seen all year, centers on a get together in which attendees have turned into the kid versions of themselves. Watch the "Never Grow Up" video along with Okayafrica TV's Day Out With Khuli Chana below. For more from Maftown read our First Look Friday profiles on Profresher KT and Hash One.

>>>South Africa’s Motswako Originator Khuli Chana Spends A Day Out In NYC With Okayafrica TV

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.