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Here’s a Playlist of Love Songs From South Africa’s New Wave

Listen to a selection of love songs from South Africa's new wave.

Throughout all eras and genres of music, the love song will always be a staple. Because love forms a huge part of everyone's life (for better or for worse).


In light of Valentine's Day, we present you a selection of love songs from South Africa's new wave of artists, from the emo rap of Shane Eagle, to the vocal jazz of Zoë Modiga and Thandi Ntuli, the R&B crooning of Una Rams, KLY, Shekhinah, Rowlene, TellaMan and more, to feast on as you celebrate your loved one(s) on Valentine's Day.

The songs in the playlist explore love in happy and sad settings, from when love is new to when it's fully-fledged and until it festers and eventually disappears.


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Watch Davido Perform 'Assurance' & 'Jowo' On Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nigerian superstar performed for the late night American TV show.

Davido stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to give viewers a lively performance.

Backed by a full band, the Nigerian superstar kicked things off by playing A Good Time single "Assurance," which will reportedly be featured in the Coming 2 America soundtrack. After a quick interlude and set change—a king's throne appeared onstage—Davido and his band went into a medley of "Jowo," his A Better Time single.

Davido's been busy this year as he recently shared the music video for A Better Time's "The Best" alongside Mayorkun, was featured in the remix of Focalistic's "Ke Star," and collaborated with Teni on "For You."

Watch Davido's Jimmy Kimmel live performance of "Assurance" and "Jowo (Medley) below.

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