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South African Singer Zahara’s Fourth Album Goes Gold within Hours of Release

Nothing new here.

South African Zahara's latest album Mgodi was released on Friday, and reportedly went gold in less than a day.

According TimesLIVE, Warner Music South Africa's marketing director Adrian King confirmed the album sold over 16,700 physical copies and hundreds of digital copies within the first 24 hours of its release.


Gold status in South Africa is 15,000 copies.

Zahara's albums have been selling like hot cakes since she first came out with her 2011 smash hit "Loliwe," which was also the name of her debut album.

Loliwe sold 350,000 within four months of release, and her subsequent releases have been selling impressively.

For instance, her third album Country Girl also went gold within 24 hours of release.

Listen to Zahara's latest album Mgodi below and download it here.

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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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