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The Stories You Need To Know: South African Insurance Company In Trouble For Racist Father’s Day Video, Zimbabwean Musician Dies, And More

OUTSURANCE was dragged on Twitter for posting a Father’s Day video that showed mostly white dads, and more.

SOUTH AFRICA–Insurance company OUTsurance was dragged on Twitter for posting a Father’s Day video that showed mostly white dads. The company has since deleted the video and apologized. Read the full story here.


SOUTH AFRICA – Singer Shekhinah is working on some music with R&B star Jason Derulo. This is part of the Coke Studio Africa series the artist has been part of. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Musician Dickson Chingaira, who was popularly known as CDE Chinx, has died at 61. Read the full story here.

SWAZILAND–Singer Sands’ album Sands Of Time recently went gold in South Africa, which is a first for a Swazi artist. This was after the success of the singer’s record-breaking single “Tigi.” Read the full story here, and revisit our interview with the artist from earlier this year, here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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