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Watch the Music Video for Major League DJz and Focalistic’s Amapiano Banger ‘Ndikuze’ Featuring Moonchild Sanelly, Kabza De Small and The Lowkeys

Major League DJz and Focalistic share visuals for 'Ndikuze.'

Focalistic and Moonchild Sanelly share an amapiano instrumental on "Ndikuze," a single by the Pretoria-based rapper and Major League DJz. The song also features contributions from amapiano stalwarts Kabza De Small and The Lowkeys.


Moonchild Sanelly's lyrics are littered with sexual innuendos and in the video, she shows off her booty, an action she has been trying to normalize since last year, even attempting to make it a viral challenge.

The influence of kwaito on Focalistic is evident in his verse, as he repeats many of his lines and delivers them with plenty of spaces in between. Focalistic is deliberate in his representation of the hood in his music, hence the kwaito and amapiano ingredients in his sound.

The slogan "Ase trap tse ke pina tsa ko kasi" which he repeats in almost every song of his and those he appears in point to that, too. In 2019, Focalistic and Major League DJz released an EP of the same name and one that was dominantly amapiano.

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

MAJOR LEAGUE & FOCALISTIC NDIKUZE FT. MOONCHILD, KABZA DE SMALL & THE LOWKEYS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) youtu.be


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The artist shared the news via Instagram on Friday, writing that he and 31 people on his team decided to get tested after returning back to Lagos from abroad. While he and the rest of his team received negative results, Rowland's test came back positive.

"Unfortunately, my fiancé's results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby," wrote Davido. He added that they both showed no systems, but would be self-isolating as a safety measure.

"We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days," he added. "I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this!"

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The Ghanaian-British producer heads to South Africa for the music video for the amapiano-inspired track.

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The producer enlists South African music star Busiswa and London's Jaz Karis for the jazz-inflected "Soweto Blues," which also boasts elements of South Africa's dominant electronic sound, Amapiano. The slow-burner features airy vocals from Karis who features prominently on the 3-minute track, while Busiswa delivers a standout bridge in her signature high-energy tone.

"The song dubbed "Soweto Blues" is a song depicting the love, sadness and fun times that Soweto tends to offer its people," read the song's YouTube description. The video premiered earlier today on The Fader. "The energy is amazing, the people are lovely and I've found a second home — especially the vibrancy of Soweto," the producer told The Fader about his trip to Soweto for the making of the video "Jaz Karis is singing a love song, which is symbolic of my new love of Soweto and I'm honoured to have worked with Busiswa whom I have been a fan of for a long time."

Fittingly, the music video sees Juls traveling through the township, taking in its sights and energy. The video, directed by Nigel Stöckl, features striking shots of the popular area and its skilled pantsula dancers.

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