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Listen to MaE’s New Single ‘Bulldozer’

It's just MaE being the MaE you love.

Veteran South African rapper MaE has a new single out. The song, which is titled "Bulldozer," sees the MC channeling his usual energy by way of Zulu rhymes over a beat that flirts with kwaito, in pure skhanda rap fashion.

The song was produced by Skroof, who, as a vocalist, was a member of the group Saudi Western alongside Maggz and the late Pro.


There haven't been any talks of a new project to follow-up last year's 212 from the MC. The album gave us the superb single "Yizinto," which has been blazing till this day, almost a year after it dropped.

MaE has carved his own lane in the game, since going solo a few years ago, when Cashtime Life disbanded. "Bulldozer" has the potential to do as well as "Yizinto."

Listen to the single below and download it here.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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