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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



Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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