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Amapiano Duo Banaba’Des Aiming For World Domination

The Phone Yam hitmakers on being discovered by Alfa Kat, navigating newfound fame and how they let destiny lead their way to success.

One of the biggest perks of amapiano being a fairly new genre is that it's allowed for unbridled freedom of expression and an exploration of sounds, presentations and influences that are characteristic of the birth of anything new. This newness, and curiosity to explore, contrasts what's happening in other popular genres like R&B, pop and hip-hop, where songs have become repetitive, calculated and bland.

There's a vitality that runs through amapiano and at the helm sits its female vocalists. From the most recent addition to the mainstream, you have Dj Lady Du, as the vocalist behind the ancestral chanting on "Umsebenzi Wethu", to the meteoric rise of Kamo Mphela who about two years ago was just a great dancer with a dream, to the very solid moment in the limelight that DBN Gogo is enjoying.

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Ubunifu Space Docu-Series Features Riky Rick, Sho Madjozi, Shekinah & More

Ubunifu Space docu-series trailer is narrated by Riky Rick and features cameos from Sho Madjozi, Shekinah, DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild Sanelly and YoungstaCPT.

Ubunifu Space, a popular London-based arts and culture YouTube channel, has released its eight-part docu-series. The series follows the small colourful team touring Africa with the latest episode zoning in on Cape Town, South Africa. It is a must-watch episode which features Cape Town-based rapper, YoungstaCPT, taking the collective on a tour of the mother city. Sho Madjozi, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Maphorisa and Shekinah are additional appearances to watch out for. The brilliant docu-series trailer which captures South Africa's music culture is narrated by rapper, Riky Rick.

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Moonchild Sanelly Slams South African Radio Stations for Pulling New Single 'Askies​'

'You're taking down a song that makes every woman, whatever their size, feel confident,' says Moonchild Sanelly to South African radio stations.

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