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Watch Kwesta’s Lovely Music Video For ‘Khethile Khethile’

Relive Kwesta's wedding with his latest music video.

Kwesta's latest music video is a highlights video for his and wife Yolanda Vilakazi's wedding, which took place in March. The clip covers the goings on of both the couple's white and traditional wedding, and shows the guests who attended.


The visuals were directed by K-Zaka, and they accompany, "Khethile Khethile," a song in which Kwesta expresses his love for his significant other.

"I was embracing the romance I have with this lovely woman and that's what I wanted the song to capture," Kwesta told SowetanLIVE about the visuals last week.

Watch the music video for "Khethile Khethile" below, and stream the song underneath.

Kwesta - Khethile Khethile ft. Makwa, Tshego AMG, Thee Legacy youtu.be



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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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