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Watch Kwesta, Elandré and Refentse Cover ‘Old Town Road’

Watch a South African cover of 'Old Town Road.'

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Lil Nas X's anomalous hit "Old Town Road" just got a South African cover. One of the country's finest rappers Kwesta joins his pop and folk Sony Music Africa label mates Refentse and Elandré for a rendition of the viral hit.


"Old Town Road" is one of those songs where every artist just wants in, be it through a remix or a fan video (in the case of Kim Kardashian West and her young one).

South Africans like things, and it was only a matter of time till our artists (or labels) wanted to capitalize on the trending song.

Watch the performance of the "Old Town Road" cover by Kwesta, Refentse and Elandré below:

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road [COVER ft. Kwesta, Elandré & Refentse] www.youtube.com

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K.O Releases ‘Killa Combo’ Featuring Zingah, Loki, Tellaman and Mariechan

Listen to the first single released under K.O's new imprint Skhandaworld.

The last time we spoke to K.O., he revealed that one of his goals for the year is to launch Skhandaworld, a newly launched imprint founded by the South African emcee. The up-and-coming rapper Loki was a top priority as he is the first signee under the label.

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Ayanda Jiya Pays Homage to Her Love for R&B in Latest Single ‘Lover 4 Life’ Featuring Stogie T

Watch Ayanda Jiya's music video for 'Lover 4 Life.'

On first listen, "Lover 4 Life" could be mistaken for a song about a person Ayanda Jiya is in love with. But pay close attention, you'll pick up she's paying homage to the artists who inspired her as a child, and she uses them as an entry point to tell the story of how she fell in love with music and chose the career path she's currently pursuing.

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Photo courtesy of Netflix.

'Queen Sono' is the Bad-Ass Women-Led Spy Thriller Like No Other: Here's What its Stars Have to Say About It.

Netflix's first African Original Series smashes tired stereotypes about Africa and womanhood while keeping us all in suspense.

A little over a year ago, Netflix announced that Africa's first Original Series Queen Sono was in the works and the excitement has been building for the launch of the spy thriller series ever since. Social media has been abuzz with fans putting out what their play-by-play expectations of the series are.

After dropping a number of enticing teasers that kept fans on the edges of their seats, and more recently the official full-length trailer for Queen Sono, the wait is finally over. The series premiered on the streaming platform yesterday.

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Photo: Hugo Glendinning & Gavin Rodgers.

The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month

Featuring Rema, Niniola x Femi Kuti, Tony Allen, 2Baba, Olamide, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML and more

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in February.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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