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Manu WorldStar Shares Latest Single 'Pressure' Featuring Mariechan

Listen to Manu WorldStar's new single 'Pressure' featuring Mariechan which is giving us all the feels.

Manu WorldStar has released his second single "Pressure" featuring Mariechan. The single comes off his critically acclaimed debut album Molimo. "Pressure" follows the lead hit single "Choko" which was released last year in September. The South African-born Congolese Afrofusion artist has come back with a love song and collaborates with R&B singer, Mariechan.


Read: Manu WorldStar Shares Fire Visuals for 'Choko'

"Pressure" is an easy-going song that speaks to meeting expectations in a relationship. The single has an unforgettable hook and Mariechan's smooth vocals adds a delightful mood to it. The songstress's addition to "Pressure" is fitting for the former member of the once popular South African R&B girl band, Jamali. Manu WorldStar is admittedly timely with "Pressure" dropping in the month of love and Valentine's Day just around the corner. The track is a stark contrast to "Choko" but offers just what is needed right now.

Manu WorldStar was featured on Apple Music's Africa Rising program last year in September. Molimo has reportedly reached 250 thousand streams within the first week of its release. The success of the debut album sets the tone for what's next for the 25-year-old this year. "Pressure" is pitched to become another success.

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Interview: Made Kuti Talks Afrobeat, Activism & Family Legacy

We speak with Made about his debut album and the part he's playing in keeping the Kuti heritage alive.

It's all about happiness for Made Kuti. He wants to spend his entire life making music and living contentedly while doing so. This is why he is living above pressures, people's expectations of what the legendary Fela's grandson should look like and the kind of music he should be making.

"My goal is to attain internal happiness and I know that this can't come externally. It can't come from what people think of me and it can't come from me searching for other people's approval and I understood that long ago."

While he was alive, Fela Anikulapo Kuti—the legendary creator of the afrobeat genre—had bragged multiple times about his immortality and how he would never die. Many had understood his claim to be literal, when he in fact meant that his work and legacy would forever be remembered. Proof of this is a joint album project by Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, son and grandson of the man who is arguably the greatest musician to have emerged from the African continent.

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