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Video: Vetkuk vs Mahoota 80s House Throwback 'iStokvela'

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Beginning with their debut LP in 2000, Malombo (Kalawa Jazmee Records), long-time collaborators DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota have worked hard to cement their place in the top tier of South African house DJs. This time round, they revive an 80’s classic party anthem by Woza Africa, "iStokvela", by turning it into sure-fire house groove featuring the godfathers of South African house, Oskido and Professor.

 

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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