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Watch the Heartfelt Music Video for George Kalukusha's New Single 'Honey'

PREMIERE: Check out the latest from the Malawian singer—one of Mr Eazi's #emPawa100 artists.

"Honey" is the new single from Malawian singer-songwriter George Kalukusha—who was named one of OkayAfrica's Malawian artists to watch back in 2015.

The artist is still putting in work, releasing his latest under, Mr Eazi's #emPawa100 initiative, which helps support emerging and established artists from across the continent through funding, mentorship and digital distribution.

"Honey" is a melodic, folk-inspired ballad, that sees the artist singing about the heartache of unrequited love. "The song came about as a response of me watching a friend of mine desperately long for a lover who didn't want him back," the artist tells OkayAfrica. "I thought it to be very relatable so I wrote about it."


Image courtesy of George Kalukusha.

The song's stripped-down music video is meant to convey this feeling of longing as well, says Kalukusha, who is seen performing in a secluded room with just his guitar throughout the video. "The video came about as a very minimalistic concept, says the artist. "We wanted to portray the feeling of being trapped and longing for something you do not have, and looking at the array of amazing videos that emPawa has released for African artists, I just wanted something I could be proud of amongst all the other great works," he adds.

There is much more on the horizon for the young musician, who plans to continue working with Mr Eazi to release his upcoming album We Never Stood a Chance later this year.

Watch the premiere of "Honey" below.

George Kalukusha - Honey (Official Video) #emPawa100 Artist www.youtube.com

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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