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Sauti Sol's 'Rewind' Is The Big Kenyan Collaboration We Needed

Sauti Sol link up with Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones for new single "Rewind," a song that reminisces on how far they have come.

For the last three months East Africa's top band Sauti Sol have been dropping back-to-back hits from their forthcoming album, Afrikan Sauce. So far the album has featured African powerhouses like Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and Patoranking.

This month's release is an all-Kenyan affair with rapper Khaligraph Jones joining up with the boys for "Rewind," a song that reminisces on how far they have come.

The music video, which was directed by Sesan, features a lot of old photographs and videos from the band, and let's just say the glo up has been real.


For fans that have followed Sauti Sol's career from the start, "Rewind" is nostalgic, and highly inspirational. It's the big Kenyan collaboration we've needed for a long time.

We should expect some more East African excellence soon as the band has announced that its next two singles feature artists from the region.

The Sauti Sol boys have come a long way but this is only the beginning of their global takeover. And if you don't mind, we'll be rewinding this song a few more times.


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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.