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Maskandi Legend Phuzekhemisi Will Appear in Court for Murder

First Pitch Black Afro and now Phuzekhemisi. What is going on with South African male artists?

According to the SowetanLIVE, maskandi legend Phuzekhemisi, real name Zibokwakhe Johnston Mnyandu, will be appearing in court on the 15th of February on charges of murder. In early December last year, Phuzekhemisi shot one of his band members multiple times after the two got into a heated argument. The band member later died in hospital.


Maskandi is a genre of music that can be described as a type of Zulu folk or troubadour music. The popular genre boasts musical icons such as Inkunzi Emdaka, Osolwazi and Imithente, among several others.

Known for his controversial lyrics, 'Phuza' as he is affectionately known, has produced numerous albums including Impimpi, Ngo '49 and Inkunzi Kabhejane.

Phuza is now the second male South African musician to be charged with murder this year. Rapper Pitch Black Afro, real name Thulani Ngcobo, was charged for the murder of his wife and is currently being held in police custody pending his trial.

READ: South African Rapper Pitch Black Afro Has Reportedly Been Arrested For Murdering His Wife

South Africans are asking themselves the exact same question on Twitter.









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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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