Audio

Wizkid Drops His Latest Single 'Wonder'

Watch Wizkid's "Wonder," the first single to see the light of day after the release of his sophomore album.

Nigerian starboy Wizkid recently dropped "Wonder," the first follow-up single to his stacked, chart-topping sophomore album Ayo, which was surprise released a couple months ago. "Wonder" is carried by Wizzy's high-pitched vocal croons and a synthesizer-heavy progression crafted by producer Del-B. It plays like the highly-addictive pop joints we've come to expect from the Naija hit machine. In the meantime, Wizkid's still holding down the top spot on Soundcity's Top 10 Nigeria Countdown with his recent "In My Bed" single. Update (12/23): Watch the new music video for "Wonder," directed by Genesis Lanre Lawanson, below.

Music

11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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Watch YoungstaCPT's New Music Video for 'Kleurling'

YoungstaCPT explores, with great profundity, the complexity of Coloured identity and culture in his latest music video for 'Kleurling'.