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Kwaito Star Mavusana Has Died

Mavusana was a member of the kwaito crew O'da Meesta, which was popular in the 90s.

South African kwaito star Mavusana, who was part of the group O'da Meesta, died on Tuesday on his 46th birthday. The artist was found dead by his musician brother Reason Ndlovu in his hotel room on his 46th birthday on Tuesday morning in Port Elizabeth, Sowetan reports.

According to the paper, the two had performed at a concert the night before.


Ndlovu told the paper:

"He didn't wake up in the morning. He wasn't sick. He performed. He was on top of his game. We were sharing a room and he went back to the hotel to sleep. The girls came to sing happy birthday for him in the morning and we discovered he was no more."

O'da Meesta was a trio that was popular in the 90s. it consisted of the deceased, Lerato and Locco. They worked closely with producer KB to craft some of their humorous and danceable hits, such as "Wena U Bani?, "Piki Ne Fosholo" and others. The crew was signed to the indie label Ghetto Ruff, which was once home to the likes of Prophets of da City, Zola, Ishmael, Khuli Chana and many more.

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Mavusana went on to have a reasonably successful solo career after the crew went quiet, releasing the hit "Summertime," which featured late Zimbabwean/South African rapper Mizchif.

Meanwhile, tributes have been pouring for the late star.





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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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