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Watch Wandile Mbambeni’s Music Video For The Nostalgic 'Kwakumnandi'

The artist reminisces about childhood when things were still simpler.

South African singer Wandile Mbambeni just released the visuals for "Kwakumnandi," the first single to his debut album of the same name.


In the song, the artist reminisces about the good old days of childhood, when life was still simple; like when your biggest worry was making sure you passed in school. In the video, which was shot in what looks like Soweto, you can see scenes of kids frolicking, intercut with performance scenes in which the artist is also playing an acoustic guitar.

Kwakumnandi was released in June, shortly after the artist signed to the label Gallo Record Company. The album has 13 songs that cover themes such as love, relationships and family, among others.

Watch the music video for "Kwakumnandi" below and download Kwakumnandi here.

Wandile Mbambeni - Kwakumnandi (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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