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Listen to Moonchild Sanelly and Lunatik’s New Single ‘Dlala’

Moonchild Sanelly and Lunatik connect on new single 'Dlala.'

South African hip-hop super producer Lunatik teams up with Moonchild Sanelly for a single that feels like summer. "Dlala" has Lunatik's recognizable bassline and the customary kwaito influence.

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Watch Ma-E’s Music Video for ‘LeVibe’

Ma-E's latest music video showcases great pantsula dance moves.

South African hip-hop OG Ma-E gives his single "Le Vibe" fitting vocals. The song is purely kwaito, from instrumentation to vocals. The music video was shot in the hood, and sees Ma-E mingle with his peeps at the corner store.

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Zola 7. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Zola 7’s New Single ‘Skobho Ne-Hennessy’ is a Return to Form for The Kwaito Legend

Zola 7's new single is a serious heater.

You may or may not know this, but Zola aka Zola 7 is one of the most talented South African artists across all genres. Ever since he appeared on the SABC 1 hit drama series Yizo Yizo in the early 2000s, the artist dropped gem after gem. His is one of the most impressive four-album runs in kwaito with 2001's uMdlwembe, 2002's Khokhovula, 2003's Bhambatha and 2005's Ibutho. Then a hiatus disturbed his output, as the artist focused more on his TV career and philanthropy. Baby mama scandals plagued him, and he went from being the country's darling to a villain.

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The 22 Best South African Songs of The Month

Here are the South African songs and music videos that caught our attention this month.

Our list of the best South African songs of the month includes new singles that dropped in April alongside those that were highlighted by getting the visual treatment.

Check out our selections below, which feature Darkie Ficiton, Golden Black, Maraza, Prince Kaybee, Priddy Ugly among others.

*The list is in no particular order.

Follow our MZANSI HEAT playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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