- DJ Neptune – Nobody ft. Mr Eazi, Joeboy
- DT Song Of The Week: Shatta Wale – ‘Time No Dey’
- DT Song Of The Week: Shatta Wale – ‘Time No Dey’
- Kweku Smoke – On Dem
- Kizz Daniel – Time No Dey [Music]
DJ Neptune – Nobody ft. Mr Eazi, JoeboyShatta Wale is back with a new track, "Time No Dey. The new song, which was produced by Paqcomes accompanied by a music video that follows the Ghanaian heavyweight and a female companion as they ride around a highway in his Ferrari. The video was directed by PKMI. Shatta Wale recently dropped a highly-additive single for "Borjor," the level-up anthem "Swizz Bank," he also hopped on the same riddim as Vybz Kartel's hit "Any Weather," produced by Shabdon Records. Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column. Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music. When 30 percent of Colombia's Black citizens disappeared from the data overnight, a group of Afro-Colombian activists demanded an explanation. The census data, published that year, showed 2. For many years, Afro-Colombians have been considered the second largest ethno-racial group in the country. Regionally, Colombia has long been considered the country with the second highest number of Afro-descendants after Brazil, according to a civil society report. Why did the population of Afro-Colombians drop so drastically? Last year, a crowd of activists gathered in Bogota to protest what they saw as erasure of Black communities in the Colombian census. This wasn't a small fight. Representatives who hold the special seats of Afro-Colombians in Colombia's congress asked the census bureau to attend a political control debate at the House of Representatives in November to deliver an accountability report. At the debate, the state released an updated census data report saying that, almost 10 percent of the Colombian population—4. But despite DANE trying to confirm the accuracy and reliability on the latest census report it was clear that, for a variety of reasons, Black people were missed by the census. The state argued that their main obstacles with data collection were related to the difficulties of the self-recognition question, as well as security reasons that didn't allow them to access certain regions. They also admitted to a lack of training, logistics and an overall lack of success in the way the data collectors conducted the census. Drummers performing during a protest against the Colombian census bureau's erasure of Afro-Colombians from the census. These arguments were not reasonable for the civil rights activists, partially because the state failed to properly partner with Afro-organizations like CNOA to conduct or facilitate extensive informational campaigns about the self-identification questions. Palacios also thinks that the majority of Afro-Colombians are aware of their identity "we self-identify because we know there is a public political debate and we know that there is a lack of investment on public policies. That's why it is not enough to leave the statistical data to the official census bureau to ensure that Afro-Colombian communities are fully counted in the country. And the civil rights activists knows that. They made a big splash in the national media and achieved visibility in the international community. C to meet with Race and Equality institution and a Democratic Congressman. For the activists at CNOA, the statistical visibility of the Black population is one of their battles. They have fought for Afro population recognition for almost two decades. Behind this civil organization are local associations, who work for their rights and collective interests.
DT Song Of The Week: Shatta Wale – ‘Time No Dey’
The diversity in the scene always ensures there's something for everyone. Pamong a few others, proved that they still got it. Below are 30 South African songs that caught our attention this year, listed in no particular order. Nakhane 's single "Clairvoyant" from his brilliant sophomore album You Will Not Die sees the artist's layered vocals float over ethereal pads, a sporadic electric guitar and skittering drums. It's the outstanding writing and how every element blends with the singer's voice that makes "Clairvoyant" a song you can't listen to just once. She impressively sings about driving a thousand miles into the dead of the night till she runs out of love for her bae. Zoocci Coke Dope and KLY 's collaboration is about when the stars align, when you "wanna fuck, and she says she wants the same thing. And we can smoke and fuck and remain friends. Zoocci and KLY are two of the best out at the moment, and on "FWM," they show off their diverse melodies and writing skills over a simplistic trap beat. Manu WorldStarthe up-and-coming South African-born Congolese hip-hop artist's latest single is an Afropop smoothie that's currently melting everyone's hearts. The song sees Manu taking a break from the bars he's known for, and opting to serenade a lady who stole his heart, over smooth keys and cloudy pads, surrounded by layers of percussion. NaakMusiQ and Bucie took it back to the 80s in their latest hit. A modern classic of note. It blends trap with South African melodies with trap. Just like most ATM songs, "Abantu" has no autotune; all vocals are as raw as the lyrical content. There's nothing innovative stuff being said on here, but the melodies and how all three artists interpret the music they are given is impressive. Sjava and his ATM goons gathered for a song celebrating friendship. As is the case when these three get together, their chemistry is undeniable. Sjava, Emtee and Saudi have similarities but are still unique individuals and artists, and that always makes for great listening. Nasty C and Rowlene have great chemistry. On her latest single, Nonku Phiri 's still singing over electronic production effortlessly. As illustrated by the dancers on the video, "Move" is perfect for private listening in your living room, the kitchen, the beach, and pretty much anywhere there's enough space for your gyrations. Nothing unexpected with Spoek Mathambo on the boards. The band's lead vocalist Manteiga dominates the song with her personality on two verse and the hook, while Spoek appears on one verse with his swaggering delivery. It's packed with heaters and "Sonini" is a dance floor-ready Afro house banger that deserves a spot in your playlist. The duo's vocalist Simangaliso Mfula croons with a swaggering drawl, his vocals drenched in reverb. They are accompanied by a trumpet played by the other half of RadioNyameko Nkondlwane, and an incessant bassline that's sitting under high-time hi hats and snares now synonymous with trap music. Leraba laces the music with matching flows to give the track more personality. A refurbished version of Muzi 's album cut "Questions" combines electronic music and Afrocentric production and vocal styles. For a song that's about love gone wrong, "Questions Other Draft " sure does sound like a happy song. The song sees Supa Mega's autotuned vocals and bravado-laden raps glide over an addictive guitar loop, and Kiddominant's hook makes the song even richer.
DT Song Of The Week: Shatta Wale – ‘Time No Dey’
Skiibii - Somebody ft. Kizz Daniel. Adekunle Gold - Jore ft. Sarkodie - Which One ft. Demmie Vee — Tiff Remix ft. Akon — Take Your Place ft. Young John ft. Meet Zuchu, the newly signed Wasafi records Member. Joeboy — Call. Teni — Morning ft. DJ Neptune. Teni — Isolate ft. Teni — Mine ft. Danny S — Oma Mad. Teni — Lockdown ft. Mayorkun - Geng [UK Remix] ft. Mayorkun - Geng [Africa Remix] ft. Mayorkun - Geng [Naija Remix] ft. Zuchu — Wana. L Rice — Africa Moja ft.
Kweku Smoke – On Dem
Shatta Wale is back with a new track, "Time No Dey. The new song, which was produced by Paqcomes accompanied by a music video that follows the Ghanaian heavyweight and a female companion as they ride around a highway in his Ferrari. The video was directed by PKMI. Shatta Wale recently dropped a highly-additive single for "Borjor," the level-up anthem "Swizz Bank," he also hopped on the same riddim as Vybz Kartel's hit "Any Weather," produced by Shabdon Records. The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a Guggenheim fellow. The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojoannounced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired. He is among scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3, applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim. South Africa has been on lockdown for almost two weeks as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID virus, and it looks like the period might just get extended. If you are one of those whose work can't be done from home, then you must have a lot of time in your hands. Below, we recommend six South African podcasts you can occupy yourself with and get empowered, entertained and informed. For many years, the punk scene in South Africa has been thriving through a hands-on DIY attitude in which bands can foster their own homegrown audience without relying on mainstream culture. Music festivals like Soweto Rock Revolution have played a big part in it. Tributes are pouring in for the beloved actor who starred in the popular South African television drama 'Skeem Saam'. Affectionately known as "Big Boy", the name of the character he played on the popular local drama series Skeem Saamthe actor reportedly suffered a fatal stroke earlier this morning while in the northern province of Limpopo. He was just The initiative is part of the music streaming platform's efforts to support South African musicians amid the coronavirus outbreak. Keep reading Show less. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela. Here are six South African podcasts worth listening to. Here are some South African punk bands—old and new—that you should be listening to. Here are seven South African punk bands you should check out.