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Still No Clear Answers Around Lindani Myeni’s Murder

The bodily remains of slain former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni landed on South African soil on Saturday, May 1. The 29-year-old husband and father of two arrived to a heartbreaking scene at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. In a strong message directed at the Honolulu police, his widow Lindsey Myeni, once again, called for justice to be meted out. Meanwhile, the recently released 911 call tapes revealed more details that lead to Myeni’s death.Read: Lindani Myeni’s Remains To Be Repatriated to South Africa on Freedom DayThe tapes expose the shocking circumstances that led to Myeni’s death. The…

Thuso Mbedu’s Next Hollywood Film ‘The Woman King’ To Be Shot in South Africa

South Africa’s breakout actor Thuso Mbedu recently shared that she would be returning home to shoot her new feature film The Woman King. This, follows the announcement that she would be co-starring alongside Oscar-winning actresses Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o. The Woman King is based on the historical events that took place in West Africa’s powerful female warrior dynasty, the Dahomey Kingdom, between the 18th and 19th Centuries. Read: Thuso Mbedu Will Play the Lead Role in Amazon’s ‘Underground Railroad’ SeriesIn an Instagram Live interview with South African actor and YouTuber Stephanie Ndlovu, Mbedu revealed that The Woman King cast and…

The 11 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (April)

Here are the best and most noteworthy Nigerian tracks we had on repeat this month.Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.Burna Boy ‘Kilometre’Burna Boy unleashed his brand new single, “Kilometre.” The Chopstix-produced song sees the Nigerian superstar singing about the distance he’s traveled, literally and figuratively, to reach his current level as one of the top African artists in the world. “Kilometre” is an energetic track built on a repetitive refrain that will get stuck in people’s heads and soundtrack many a dance floor to come.Find out moreAdekunle Gold ‘It Is What It Is’Adekunle Gold shares…

The Top 2021 South African Film And Television Awards (SAFTAs) Nominees

The 15th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) have released their much-awaited annual nominees list for the upcoming 2021 award ceremony set to be held in May. This year’s edition is admittedly remarkable with newcomer Netflix South Africa landing 45 spots on the nominations list. How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding leads the pack with 10 nominations. This year’s awards will prove very competitive with telenovela favourites from local production house Tshedza Pictures The River and newcomer Legacy earning 12 nominations each.How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding is admittedly the best limited TV comedy series to have come out of…

Kwesta’s New Album ‘g.o.d Guluva’ is Finally Here

Kwesta has finally dropped his new album g.o.d Guluva an homage to growing in the township. The album drops two days after the award-winning rapper teased music fans with a full tracklist and album cover. Kwesta has come back hard with this 15-track album on which he has enlisted the likes of Reason, KiD X, Yanga Chief, Zingah. K.O and more. Read: BMW South Africa Responds to Using Kwesta’s Song Without Permission on Latest Advert
Normally, ngilele this time, but vandag, ngivukile. G.O.D GULUVA ifikile. Stream now https://t.co/RuQor5wNQH… https://t.co/B7KBU2820p— #godguluva (@KwestaDaKAR) 1619736657.0

The album, true to form, is an amalgamation of rap, kwaito…

Zulu Nation Interim Leader Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu Dies At 65

Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, regent of the Zulu Nation and the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s third wife, had reportedly been ill and hospitalised since Tuesday, 27 April, according to media reports. The 65-year-old’s passing was confirmed in an official statement released by the Zulu Royal Family on the evening of Thursday, April 29.”This has taken us by surprise and left us utterly bereft. It is true that the Lord alone knows the days that He has allocated to each one of us. On behalf of the Royal Family, I wish to assure the nation that while we are rightly grief-stricken,…

The Best East African Songs of the Month (April)

April saw the top dogs of East African music come through with even more ambitious releases. Here are our best pics featuring Harmonize, Nyashinski, Otile Brown and more. Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.Harmonize ‘Attitude’ ft. Awilo Longomba & H BabaTanzanian bongo flava heavyweight Harmonize released yet another huge single this month titled “Attitude” which features Congolese legend Awilo Longomba and H Baba. The new track is an infectious rhumba influenced party starter encouraging people to live in the moment and have a great time while they can.Nyashinski ‘Top Form’Kenyan rapper Nyashinski released a new track…

Watch Burna Boy’s Striking New Music Video For ‘Kilometre’

Burna Boy has unleashed his brand new single, “Kilometre.” The Chopstix-produced song sees the Nigerian superstar singing about the distance he’s traveled, literally and figuratively, to reach his current level as one of the top African artists in the world. “Kilometre” is an energetic track built on a repetitive refrain that will get stuck in people’s heads and soundtrack many a dance floor to come.Burna Boy recently talked to Zane Lowe on Apple Music about the meaning behind “Kilometre” and how it came about at a beach house in Ghana: “It’s really me talking about how far I’ve come, I’ve come…

The 20 Best South African Songs of the Month (April)

Here are the South African songs and music videos that caught our attention this month.Follow our MZANSI HEAT playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.Kamo Mphela ‘Percy Tau’ (featuring Nobantu Vilakazi & 9umba)Lifted from her recently released EP Nkulunkulu, Kamo Mphela brings forth the 9umba-produced “Percy Tau” alongside Nobantu Vilakazi. The sizzling track is named after the South African soccer star who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Kamo and Nobantu both deliver their signature club-ready chants and lyrics which make reference to soccer. Boohle ‘Hamba Nobani’ (featuring Busta 929, Reece Madlisa & Zuma)After months of…

Martha Koome Earmarked to Become Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

Despite the world being 21 years into the 21st Century, women are still celebrating many firsts. This time, Kenya is poised to elect its first woman into the illustrious role of Chief Justice. Lady Justice Martha Karambu Koome emerged as the top pick out of ten candidates on the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) 2021 list. The decision is said to have been unanimous.Following a gruelling interview process, Justice Koome beat nine other qualified candidates. Also in the running for the position was Said Juma Chitembwe, Professor Patricia Mbote, Justice Marete Njagi, Philip Murgor, Justice Nduma Nderi, Fred Ngatia, Justice William Ouko,…