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Sjava. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

This Clip of Sjava Bringing Out His Mother on Stage Will Make You Shed a Thug Tear

This is beyond heartwarming.

Sjava posted a clip of himself during a performance yesterday. In the clip, the B.E.T winning artist is flanked by his mother as he makes the crowd sing along to his hit collaboration with Mlindo The Vocalist "Egoli."


On "Egoli," Sjava speaks directly to his mother, telling her that he won't sleep at home tonight as he is headed to the City of Gold to make a name for himself and make money to build her a house.

Mlindo The Vocalist - Egoli ft. Sjava www.youtube.com

What will bring tears to your eyes is when Sjava lets the crowd know that he was desperate, riding on hope, when he recorded "Egoli" a few years ago. He thanks his fans and introduces his mother to the excited crowd.

Just before she leaves the stage, she belts out Sjava's tune "Baba" from the artist's 2016 debut album Isina Muva.

Sjava - Baba (Feat. Saudi)🔥🔥 www.youtube.com

Sjava and his mother have come a long way. She used to sell food at the taxi rank in Malvern, Johannesburg, as a result Sjava grew up around the taxi rank (peep the video for "Abangani"). And the artist always sings about taking care of her now that he has the means. Sjava's family makes up a huge part of his story as told in his music, especially on Isina Muva.

Grab a box of tissue and watch the full clip below, and be sure to grab a copy of Sjava's latest album Umqhele here.

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Angelique Kidjo, winner of Best World Music Album for "Celia", poses in the press room during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Angélique Kidjo Dedicated Her 'Best World Music' Grammy to Burna Boy

"The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm, and the time has come" said Kidjo during her acceptance speech.

Angélique Kidjo just picked up the Grammy award for 'Best World Music' for her album 'Celia,' and she used the opportunity to shout out fellow artist Burna Boy, who was also up for the award.

While accepting her award earlier today, the singer took the time to praise the wealth of new talent coming from the continent. "The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm and the time has come."

Though the World Music category remains a dubious one, Burna Boy's nomination was a major milestone for contemporary African music and the significance was not lost on Kidjo. "This is for Burna Boy, [he] is among those young artists [who] came from Africa [who] are changing the way our continent is perceived, and the way African music has been the bed rock for every [type] of music," she remarked.

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

A-Reece has released another song via SoundCloud. "Selfish" is a minimalist song with its beat consisting mostly of gnarled guitar strings and a pulsating bongo drum.

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Three Protesters Killed During Anti-Government Demonstrations in The Gambia

These are the first deaths to be reported since the protests against President Adama Barrow began.

Ongoing anti-government protests in The Gambia have turned deadly. Aljazeera reports that this past Sunday, three protesters were killed while protesting for President Adama Barrow to resign. These are the first reported deaths since the protests began a few months ago.

Several other protesters were injured after the police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the massive crowds.

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John Legend (seated at piano) and DJ Khaled perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Grammys 2020: Performers Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle In Traditional Eritrean Attire

During a Grammy tribute, featuring John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill and more, a group of dancers paid homage to the late rapper's Eritrean heritage, by sporting traditional garb.

The 2020 Grammys have been one of great reflection, as various artists and public figures that we've lost recently have received tributes.

One of the artists commemorated tonight was the late Eritrean-American rapper, Nipsey Hussle who was killed in March of last year in his hometown of Los Angeles. His tribute featured performances from artists like John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, as well as fellow LA rappers YG and Roddy Rich.

The tribute opened with a heartfelt performance from Meek Mill. Later, during a rendition of their collaboration "Higher," DJ Khaled and John Legend brought out a group of dancers dressed in traditional zurias and other Eritrean attire—a tribute to the late rapper's unique heritage. "I'm half American and half Eritrean—as much as I am a black person from America, I am a black person from Africa too," Nipsey once said in an interview.

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