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South African Afro-pop Group Malaika is Finally Reuniting

After waiting an entire decade, South African fans are ready for the long overdue reunion.

After a very public and unsavory breakup almost ten years ago, Malaika, which includes Tshedi Mholo and Bongani Nchang, will be reuniting and performing at the Remember the Time concert in March.


Malaika started off as a trio. However, one their group members, Jabu Ndaba, passed away from tuberculosis in 2008. Whilst the remaining duo of Mholo and Nchang continued performing for a short while thereafter, they eventually split up due to growing differences. Amid their public feud, Nchang went on to release a gospel album entitled Wonders of Mercy in 2016 whilst Mholo struggled to establish herself as a solo artist.

Speaking on the reunion to SowetanLIVE, Mholo said:

"It's a new year and we are just looking forward to touching base yet again. This is a rebirth in a way. We have grown up so much. Yes, sometimes you fight, then you reconnect, forgive one another and continue with the legacy. We have decided to let bygones be bygones."

The duo will be rekindling their magic in just a few days at the Remember the Time concert being held at Times Square in Pretoria on the 8th of March. Fans are hoping to hear their beloved hits including Destiny and Sebakanyana, among many others.


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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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