News Brief

Listen to Skwatta Kamp’s New Song ‘Mama Akekho’ Featuring Assessa and Payseen

New Skwatta featuring Assessa and Payseen.

South African legendary hip-hop crew Skwatta Kamp have a new single. Titled "Mama Akekho," the song features the rapper Assessa and the singer Payseen.

In the spirit of summer, the song is light-hearted with the rappers talking about throwing a party, as mama isn't home. This is the kind of song you'd expect from a crew that has, in previous years, dropped songs like "Summer Song," "Feel Like Dancing" and "Ekasi."


Skwatta Kamp made a comeback in March when they released an emotional tribute song to their late member Flabba, who died in 2015. Prior to the song, SK had last released music in 2009 when they released the album Fair and Skwear.

The crew then dropped a remix of Zakwe's "Sebentin" and the video single. A Skwatta Kamp project may or may not be dropping next year.

Listen to "Mama Akekho" below and/or download it here.

News Brief
Getty Images

Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Black Motion, Blxckie x Nasty C and more