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Watch Sho Madjozi’s Music Video For ‘Idhom’

Sho Madjozi shares 'Idhom' video as promised.

"Idhom," from Sho Madjozi's debut album, 2018's Limpopo Champions League just got the visual treatment. The song, which has gqom production just like most songs on LCL, is a dedication to the artist's ex-lover. She revealed the detail while accepting her award for Female Artist of the Year at the SAMAs (South African Music Awards) last weekend.


Right after thanking her engineer and producer, PH, the artist revealed she was going through a heartbreak when she was recording the album. "From my now-ex, who's probably regretting," she said. "Actually, there's a song on my album that I'd like to dedicate to him, it's track two on Limpopo Champions League, it's called 'Idhom,' and just to top it off, I think I will drop the music video for it at midnight today."

In the video for "Idhom," Sho Madjozi is clearly doing okay without her ex. She dances hysterically and carefreely with a group of young people in her village.

Sho Madjozi, who also walked away with The Best Newcomer award at the SAMAs, has officially arrived. In the last few years, she has managed to build a name for herself in the game without the backing of any label. Her debut album featured the likes of PH, Kwesta, Makwa, Makhadzi and Ycee, among others.

Watch the music video for "Idhom" below and stream Limpopo Champions League:

Sho Madjozi - Idhom (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com



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The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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