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Listen to Kabza De Small’s New EP ‘Pretty Girls Love Amapiano’

Kabza De Small finally delivers his new compilation.

Kabza De Small has been hinting a new project for the last few weeks. He finally delivered on his promise. The title of his new 15-track project is an obvious reference to 2 Chainz' 2017 album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Amapiano is the incumbent subgenre of house in South Africa, and pretty girls aren't the only kinds of people who love it, we all do.


Pretty Girls Love Amapiano, as one would expect, is packed with bass-heavy and key-laden songs that will pack dancefloors from shebeens to clubs—as is the case with amapiano.

Most of the songs on the project are instrumental, catering for the hardcore amapiano fan who marvels at the soul and craftsmanship that Kabza De Small's production is known for. Only three guests appear on the project on two songs— "Remix" features Kabza's close friend and collaborator DJ Maphorisa alongside Masterpiece, and "Stokoloko" features Loxion Deep.

"Remix" is an inside joke of some sort—Masterpiece references a plethora of South African house and kwaito classics such as Mgarimbe's "Sister Bethina," Spikiri's "Current," Thebe's "Ungawa Kum" and many others.

Another intriguing song is "Jimmy Dludlu," in which Kabza samples the legendary jazz musician Jimmy Dludlu's infamous guitar—the song's a crossbreed you never knew you needed.

Pretty Girls Love Amapiano consists of one heater after another, and deserves a spot on your playlist.

PGLA is preceded by Scorpion King, a collaborative between Kabza and his mentor DJ Maphorisa, who by now you should know as a shapeshifter of note—he dabbles in hip-hop, Afrobeats, gqom and now amapiano. It's also one not miss.

Download Pretty Girls Love Amapiano for free here or stream it below.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.