Tshego Teams Up With King Monada in His First Single Under Universal Music Africa 'No Ties'

Listen to Tshego's new single featuring King Monada.

South African R&B/hip-hop artist Tshego's new song features house sensation King Monada. Titled "No Ties," the single is a catchy R&B tune that that sees the two artists exchange vocals over a smooth instrumental that's summoning the summer with breezy pads and rich instrumentation.


"I wrote and produced 'No Ties' and thought of who I could collaborate with that people wouldn't expect," says Tshego in a press release distributed by Universal Music Africa. "King Monada came to mind, and he felt like the perfect fit. I had heard 'Malwedhe,' which is a dope track. I knew I had to work with him. I dropped him a DM, and we started talking. He chose 'No Ties' from the two songs I shared with him. I then sent it to Alie Keys to put his things on and this is the outcome. Monada exceeded my expectations on this one, I am very happy. 'No Ties' is still the old Tshego you love, I have just been through a lot and grown a lot."

"No Ties" is the first song Tshego has released singe joining Universal Music Africa, which was announced earlier this week. The song is a single from the artist's upcoming solo debut album Pink Panther, which the artist has been promising fans for the last four years.

Prior to joining Universal, Tshego was signed to Cassper Nyovest's indie label Family Tree. Earlier this year, Nyovest signed to Universal Music Africa himself, giving Family Tree a choice to either join him or remain fully independent.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.