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Listen to Yemi Alade's Afrobeats Playlist

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Yemi Alade is Nigerian music royalty.

The star singer and self-proclaimed Mama Africa has been consistently delivering hits since her debut album, King of Queens, came out back in 2014. She's also the queen of videos, as her clip for hit single "Johnny" is the most watched Nigerian music video on Youtube.

Yemi, who released her highly-anticipated new album Black Magic last December, will be bringing her sultry and powerful vocals to NYC for our very own Mzansi Heat and Naija Beats concert at Lincoln Center on August 2. You should RSVP now for the FREE concert which will also feature DJ Maphorisa and DJ Tunez.

Ahead of the show, we got Yemi Alade to handpick this new, exclusive Artist Playlist, which includes some of her latest and best songs, as well her favorite afrobeats tracks from the likes of Soti, Wande Coal, Wizkid, 2Baba and more.


Listen to Yemi Alade's playlist below and make sure to RSVP for our free Mzansi Heat and Naija Beats concert with her DJ Tunez and DJ Maphorisa.

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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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