Kwesta's New Album 'g.o.d Guluva' is Finally Here

South African hip-hop superstar Kwesta has officially released 'g.o.d Guluva', his first album in five years. It features Reason, Focalistic, KiD X, Yanga Chief, Thabsie and more and sees the rapper experiment with amapiano in a few songs.

Kwesta has finally dropped his new album g.o.d Guluva an homage to growing in the township. The album drops two days after the award-winning rapper teased music fans with a full tracklist and album cover. Kwesta has come back hard with this 15-track album on which he has enlisted the likes of Reason, KiD X, Yanga Chief, Zingah. K.O and more.

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The album, true to form, is an amalgamation of rap, kwaito and amapiano. Tracks to look out for are "The Bottom" and "Ma Se Kind" featuring Reason and KiDX, a slow number with beats that are reminiscent of vintage kwaito songs. The EDM-inspired "Snakes in the Crib" is a further testament to the album's experimental spirit. Kwesta gives an honourable mention to kwaito legends such as Trompies and M'Du, among other heroes and dons of the genre that he grew up listening to and have influenced his artistry.

g.o.d Guluva album is Kwesta's first full album after a very long five years. His last wildly successful 2016 album DAKAR II was a two disc masterpieces. In 2017, he released the single "Spirit" featuring American rapper Wale which was later on controversially used in a 2020 BMW advert without crediting Kwesta. The two parties, after much backlash from Black Twitter for BMW's copyright infringement, reached an undisclosed agreement. He has also collaborated on a hit single "I Came I Saw" with Rick Ross which dropped with a video in December 2019. He released his two-track EP 2 Skeif in the middle of 2020.

While fans were anticipating a DAKAR III album, Kwesta revealed in an interview with News24 that in g.o.d Guluva he wanted to try something new and experiment with a different musical approach since DAKAR II. The result does not disappoint; g.o.d Guluva is sure to chime out some hits over next coming months. Especially with the inclusion of the popular amapiano.

Stream g.o.d Guluva on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video)

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