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Riky Rick Shares Cotton Fest Aftermovie, Says Next Year’s Event Will Be ‘On Another Level’

Watch the official aftermovie of Riky Rick's Cotton Fest.

In February, Riky Rick hosted one of the best hip-hop events of 2019, Cotton Fest. The inaugural iteration of the festival's lineup managed to strike a balance between established and up-and-coming acts including The Big Hash, Dee Koala, AKA, Nasty C, A-Reece, Moozlie and a lot more.


Today, the South African hip-hop artist shared the event's aftermovie, showing the highlights of the day and a few interviews. Riky also announced that next year, the festival will definitely return.

In a press release shared with OkayAfrica, Riky said:

"Following the highly successful festival this year, it was an obvious move to do it again. Thanks to the support of every single artist, concert goer and even the suppliers we worked with, this festival made history, changed the game in a positive way. We started planning Cotton Fest 2.0 the first week after the show, back in February. 2020 is gonna be on another level."

We believe him. This year's event was a spectacle, showcasing professionalism and a diverse lineup of the country's hip-hop artists.

Riky says in 2020, he plans to bring together "100 unique acts performing on different stages."

Watch the aftermovie below and revisit our coverage of Cotton Fest here.

Cottonfest 2019 Aftermovie www.youtube.com

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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