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Que Drops New Single 'Night Vision' Featuring Karyendasoul & Nana Atta

Que, one half of the Distruction Boyz, has released a new gqom single 'Night Vision' ahead of his much-anticipated EP release.

Que, who is better known as the one half of the multi-award winning Gqom duo Distruction Boyz, has dropped his first single titled "Night Vision" featuring Karyendasoul and Nana Atta. The single comes ahead of his highly-anticipated solo debut EP We Don't Make the Same Gqom. The glom artist recently shared the news of his latest track via social media.


"Night Vision" has the signature hard beats and bass that gqom is popular for in addition to infectious vocals. The single is sure to have loyal fans of the genre salivating for more.

Thobani "Que" Mgobhozi is one half of the Distruction Boyz which took the South African music scene by storm back in 2018. The Durban duo made gqom popular in Johannesburg and started a wave of the new genre that didn't quite fit in with the roots of the established house scene. Que, along with teammate Zipho "Goldmax" Methembu, is considered one of the pioneers of the genre alongside gqom queen Babes Wodumo. With amapiano gaining even more popularity, one would have admittedly assumed that gqom is dead (or dying) but Que has been working on killer mixes which have been played in London and other European club scenes.

According to JournalistDJ, Distruction Boyz members Que and Goldmax are both dropping solo projects although it is not yet clear if they will ever release music as a duo again.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

Meet Duro Arts, the Man Behind Your Favorite Afrobeats Album Covers

We talk to the Lagos-based digital artist about his work with Olamide, Phyno, Falz and more.

Duro Arts has found himself illustrating the cover artwork for a new wave of Nigerian musicians. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Oluwadurotimi Bolaji Idowu started digital art in 2010, at a time where afrobeats music was still grasping its feet. Now, 11 years later, he has made covers for heavyweight hitmakers like Peruzzi, Phyno, Olamide, Zlatan, Oxlade, and Davido.

We caught up with Duro Arts on a Sunday afternoon over Zoom. He took the call from Accra, Ghana, where he's currently working. We talked about his journey as a digital artist, his portfolio, creative process, and the changes he'd like to see in the creative industry.

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