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The Pop Stars That Swayed Nigeria’s Political Change

A roundup of how Nigeria's pop stars reacted to General Muhammadu Buhari's win and the landslide victory for All Progressives Congress


Yemi Alade

In the run up to state-level elections that concluded last week, a few Naija entertainers put their talents to work. Backing APC's Akinwunmi Ambode for the governor’s seat in Lagos State, pop songstress Yemi Alade’s Juju-inspired song “Gbobo Wa La Leko,” (Yoruba for "We all own Lagos"), was a permanent fixture on radio stations across the region. Last week’s election results report that the APC unseated the PDP, tipping political might away from the only party that has been in power ever since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999.

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Peep MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

Here's the full list of MTV Base's annual list of the hottest South African new wave MCs.

In recognition of the new wave, MTV Base, since last year, follows up their main Hottest SA MCs List with Hottest MCs New Wave.

As is always the case every year, the list was decided upon by a panel of insiders who are clued up on South African hip-hop.

This year's panel members were: DJ Nikki Newlands, music curator Kabelo Makhudu, DJ Zan D, writer Misa Narrates, event MC and presenter Uncle Vinny and journalist Jade Kelly. The panel was hosted by MTV Base presenter and rapper Tshego Koke.

Below is the final list:

MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

1. Blaq Diamond

2. Touchline

3. Lucasraps

4. Dee Koala

5. 25K

6. Indigo Stella

7. Maglera Doe Boy

8. Tumi Tladi

9. Hanna

10. Benny Chill

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South Africa Mourns Passing of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

South Africans are paying tribute to Oscar-nominated Jonas Gwangwa following the jazz artist's passing this past weekend.