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Listen to Shekhinah and Wandile Mbambeni’s New Collaboration ‘Wanted and Loved’

Shekhinah and Wandile Mbambeni connect on 'Wanted and Loved.'

Rising South African soul singer Wandile Mbambeni's new single "Wanted and Loved" features Shekhinah. The song is about wanting to be desired and loved.


The chorus goes:

"I wanna know if I'm wanted and loved / I wanna know if I'm somebody's one/ I wanna know if I'm somebody's dream/ If I'm somebody's need"

"Wanted and Loved" blends soul and R&B, and merges two unique artists' traits. The acoustic guitar co-exists with buzzing synthesizers to create an atmosphere that's accommodative of the two singers.

Wandile Mbambeni is slowly becoming a recognizable name in the country's mainstream music scene. Last year, he released his debut album Kwakumnandi, which was supported by a few singles. Earlier this year, he opened for Tamia in her South African tour. He can only grow bigger this year. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

Listen to "Wanted and Loved" below:


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(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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