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The King of Swaziland Has Just Unveiled his 14th Wife

Siphelele Mashwama (19) is King Mswati III’s 14th wife.

Siphelele Mashwama (19) is King Mswati III’s 14th wife, City Press reports. The news was confirmed by royal festivities overseer Hlangabeza Mdluli, shortly after the country’s annual Reed Dance where such announcements are normally made.

This time around, things were different, as the presence of foreign media made it difficult for this announcement to be made.

Mashwama is currently in New York where the king is attending the United Nations general assembly. She is the daughter of a Swaziland Cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama, and her father is Dr Petros Mashwama, a lecturer in the computer science department at the University of Swaziland.

The young woman is a graduate of Swaziland’s Waterford Kamhlaba World University College. Prior to the announcement, she was given special treatment at the Reed Dance – nobody was allowed to mingle with her, men weren't allowed to look at her, no pictures of her were taken, and had royal escorts and heavy police presence around her.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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