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Hear DJ Maphorisa's Song For Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday

"Dance Like Mandela" features Moonchild, Stilo Magolide, Mlindo The Vocalist & DJ Sbucardo and samples Drake.

Today marks the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

To celebrate the occasion, South African producer DJ Maphorisa—the man behind many a hit for the likes of Drake, Kwesta, Shekhinah and others—is sharing the new gqom-leaning track "Dance Like Mandela."

Maphorisa called up a strong list of collaborators to help out on this new song for Mandela. Moonchild, who shines on bangers like "Midnight Starring" and "Makhe," adds her vocals to the track. Boyzn Bucks member and rapper Stilo Magolide also shows up to add his own flavor alongside Mlindo The Vocalist and DJ Sbucardo.

You can also hear snippets of "Madiba Riddim," the track from Drake's More Life sampled in this new one.


Maphorisa writes that he considers Mandela "one of the most important political activists of our time and a symbol of peaceful resistance on behalf of human rights."

"To celebrate his birthday I teamed up with REPRESENT on #DANCELIKEMANDELA—a campaign that wants to inspire young people all over the world to become a catalyst for social change through music and dance," DJ Maphorisa explains. "The track is a tribute to Nelson Mandela... [the] dancer. He was famous for getting up in any setting, whether on the political campaign trail, at the UN, or at a party, with his iconic Madiba Shuffle. He famously stated, 'It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world.'"

Listen to and download "Dance Like Mandela" below. If you're in NYC, catch DJ Maphorisa at our Mzansi Heat and Naija Beats concert at Lincoln Center on August 2 alongside Yemi Alade and DJ Tunez.







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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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