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Get to Know the Fire Tracks From Netflix's South African Series 'JIVA!'

The Music Behind Netflix's South African Series 'JIVA!'

Get to know all the fire tracks featured on Netflix's South African dance series 'JIVA!'.

A week after the official premiere of Netflix's JIVA!, the South African dance series has been in the top-10 viewing on the streaming platform. Additionally, the various South African tracks featured in the star-studded production have become stellar favourites among fans and with good reason. From nostalgic numbers like "Y-Tjukuja" by OSKIDO, Uhuru, Professor and DJ Bucks as well as Boom Shaka's It's About Time to more recent bangers like Kamo Mphela's "Nkulunkulu" and Manu WorldStar's "Molimo", the show has done an exquisite job at showcasing music that reflects the diverse dance scene of South Africa.


READ: Sneak Peek: Netflix Announces its Next African Original Series 'JIVA!'

No dance-inspired series would be complete without "Ke Star" by Focalistic and Vigro Deep. The upbeat and infectious track by the musical mavericks is the quintessential amapiano banger with all the elements of a great dance number. Similarly, Kamo Mphela's recent release "Nkulunkulu" is a necessary addition while interestingly, amapiano king Kabza De Small's absence is notable.

Limpopo-born artist Sho Madjozi's "John Cena" is also featured on the show and brings with it an insane amount of energy and overall good vibes. Released back in 2019, the track caused an international stir and even led to the South African rapper meeting with the wrestling star himself on the Kelly Clarkson Show.

Prince Kaybee and Msaki's "Fetch Your Life" and Amanda Black and La Sauce's "I Do" are the perfect tracks to take fans down memory lane. They remind us all of a better time, perhaps of a world and reality before the COVID-19 pandemic, and bring some comfort about one day returning to the norms we once knew.

Other notable mentions are Cassper Nyovest and Boskasie's "Move For Me", Msaki's "Ulwandle Lutshile" and "Ziwa Murtu" by DJ Vetkuk, Mahoota and Kwesta, among several others.

Listen to all the fire tracks featured in JIVA! on the Spotify playlist below:


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Wekafore Releases Fela Kuti Inspired Collab With Daily Paper

The one-of-a-kind 'The Spirit Don't Die' capsule collection celebrates African heritage and a hope for a brighter future.

Amsterdam-based African streetwear brand Daily Paper has joined Nigerian fashion brand Wekafore in creating a unique capsule collection of note. The 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection is inspired by fashion and Nigerian activism icon Fela Kuti, but celebrates the bountiful beauty, potential, and heritage of Africans.

Nigerian designer Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, owner, and designer of the Wekafore brand has been hot since his 2013 debut. The brand has gone on to become a great success within the realm of West African fashion. Wekaforé represents a newer, more fearless generation of African designers and their latest collaborative collection tells the tale.

Daily Paper x Wekaforé 'The Spirit Don't Die' collectionImage courtesy of Daily Paper


The two popular brands share a rich history and intention to further African fashion's reputation in the world, as well as as a shared desire for raw necessity, organic growth, and authentic community engagement, development and, support. The fashion brands are making it known that street and casual wear are more than we once thought - fashion can be inclusive and fun. The stars truly aligned to bring us this partnership guided by similar core values and the hunger to celebrate Africa and her diasporas through fashion.

The Fela Kuti-inspired collection is filled with distinctive and bold pieces, honoring Africa's past while paving the way towards the future. Wekafore is known for their clear integration of West Africa's 1970's cultural golden age, and this limited collection speaks to those themes, making it a no-brainer to dedicate the line to the legendary King of Afrobeat, whose style never disappointed. It's clear to see how Kuti's influence inspired the exciting and vibrant creative renaissance seen in the collection. On using Kuti as his muse, Wekaforé says, "Like Fela, the pieces are very punk, very psychedelic, and very African at the same time. And that represents me 100%. And I think being able to speak that way through a platform like Daily Paper is a testament to contemporary African consciousness."


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Daily Paper x Wekafore 'The Spirit Don't Die' Collection

Check out more of Daily Paper x Wekafore's collection 'The Spirit Don't Die' collection here.

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