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Wizkid Jumps on Two New Metro Boomin Songs With Swae Lee, J Balvin and Offset

Starboy joins the popular producer on "Borrowed Love" and "Only You" from his new album "Not All Heroes Wear Capes."

WIzkid is on a serious roll. After dropping the Tiwa Savage assisted video for "Fever" late last month, appearing on Calvin Harris' and Normani's "Checklist" after that, and jumping on a the new collaborative track "Supa" with Ghanaian duo R2Bees just yesterday, the afrobeats titan appears on two new songs from star hip hop producer Metro Boomin off his newly released album "Not All Heroes Wear Capes."

Related: Listen to New Wizkid Songs From His Surprise 2019 EP 'Soundman Vol. 1'

Wizkid revealed that he was working on new music with the "Bad & Boujee" producer back in July. Today we get to hear him on the new tracks "Borrowed Love" and "Only You"


On the Swae Lee (of Rae Sremmurd) led song "Borrowed Love," Wizkid provides a memorable verse about halfway through, as the two sing about a sad breakup. The understated production draws out both singer's unique vocals.

"Only You" sees Wizkid taking the reigns, opening the song with a verse about to the girl. Migos rapper Offset joins in the second verse, and Colombian reggeaton singer J Balvin joins in later, delivering sultry lyrics sung in Spanish. They make for a pretty infectious trio.

Metro Boomin's "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" features a host of star musicians including Drake, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Young Thug and more. Listen to the full album here and check out both Wizkid-assisted tracks below.

Metro Boomin - Borrowed Love feat. Swae Lee & Wizkid [Not All Heroes Wear Capes] youtu.be


Metro Boomin - Only You feat. Wizkid, Offset & J Balvin [Not All Heroes Wear Capes] youtu.be

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South Africa's Latest Xenophobic Attacks Target Somali Nationals

The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have already left 13 Somali nationals dead in Khayelitsha this past Saturday.

At least 24 Somali nationals have reportedly been killed since January of this year according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa (SCBSA). The deaths have been a result of xenophobic violence specifically targeting Somali business owners situated in various townships across South Africa. This past Saturday alone, 13 Somali nationals were reportedly killed in Site B of Khayelitsha, Western Cape province.
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Mr. P Sets Out To Blaze His Own Trail With 'The Prodigal'

The veteran afropop star experiments with his own distinctive sound on his solo debut album.

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye has reached African music's greatest heights, yet still believes he has something to prove. One half of the superstar afropop duo P-Square, he's had one of the lengthiest and most successful careers in the history of afrobeats. Over the past few years he has recorded and released music as a solo act, following his split from the highly-accomplished group which he formed with his twin brother Paul Okoye. Now with the release of his debut album The Prodigal, he believes it's time to fully take his solo career to the next level.

Performing under the moniker Mr. P, Okoye began his solo career back in 2017 with the single "Cool It Down," and followed up with a string of tracks that included features with the likes of Niniola, Simi, Jamaican singer Nyanda of Brick & Lace, DJ Switch, and more recently Wande Coal. Now, four years later, Mr. P has finally served us with his debut solo album. Over a soundscape of afrobeats, dancehall, R&B, and more, Mr. P makes a daring statement about his personal musical style.

Everything about The Prodigal was intentional. From the timing of the album, to the musical direction and features by his freshly signed P Classic Records artists, Mr. P carefully crafted the album into what he wanted it to be. In an effort to present an independent version of his craft, he took what he termed "the biggest risk of his career" by deviating from the quintessential P-Square sound. And it paid off, he happily testifies.

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5 South African Photo Books to Check Out

Here are some South African photo books on apartheid, jazz and Black life to familiarise yourself with.

While image-making, along with image archiving, have taken different forms over the years β€” advancing in tandem with photography's multiple technological advancements particularly in recent times β€” the idea of a compilation of images is one that is hard not to romanticise.

Photo books are cool. They look dope on the coffee table, they inspire curiosity, and they are reliable records of memory. They also make for great collector's items; and this is why we wiped the flimsy dust setting on some of our favourite photo books to get you started β€” should you be interested in finding and/or adding more.

This is but a cursory list of photo books from my own collection, directed mainly at the curious. For a thorough rundown of the history of photobooks in South Africa, have a look at the SAHO website's

Timeline of South African Photographic Books and Exhibitions

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South Africa's Zozi Tunzi Takes Her Final Bow

Clad in an exquisite Xhosa gown and headwrap, Zozibini Tunzi handed over her Miss Universe crown as her unforgettable reign comes to an end.