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Top 5 African Videos

1. AKA-Baddest ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
(South Africa/Nigeria)


2. Vanessa Mdee-Never Ever
(Tanzania)


3. Sauti Sol-Isabella
(Kenya)


4. Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie
(South Africa/Nigeria)


5. Burna Boy-Follow Me
(Nigeria)


Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

AKA-Baddest ft Yanga, Burna Boy & Khuli Chana ( South Africa/Nigeria)Seyi Shay-Right Now (Nigeria)Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie (South Africa/Nigeria)Tresor- Never Let Me Go (DRC)L-Tido-Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Wizkid-Ojuelebga (Remix) ft Skepta & Drake (Nigeria)Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It (#MIMI) (South Africa)Chad Da Don - EFT (South Africa)Gigi LaMayne-Jungle Fever (South Africa)

Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Queen Vee ft Buffalo Souljah – Thirsty


2. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond 


3. Trey XL-Rookie 


4. Berita- Mwana Wa Mai feat. Oliver Mtukudzi & Hugh Masekela


5. TakeFizzo-Zion


Groove Magazine International/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

1. Dj Stavo ft Oliver Mtukudzi - Mwedzi Muchena 



Rate: 4 Groove Speakers
Listen: Mwedzi Muchena

2. Samantha Voyce-Pieces


Rate: 4 Groove Speakers
Listen: Pieces

3. Yoca-Bad Habits


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Listen: Bad Habits

3. Zyon Black x AuraThePoet - Rudo Rwanhasi (Verseless Dark Remix)


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4. Zyon Black- Rudo Rwanhasi ft Aura The Poet


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Listen: Rudo Rwanhasi

5. Simba Tagz-No Pressure


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Listen: No Pressure

6. Soul Afrika-Take You



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Listen: Take You

7. Lavae D, Mbo Mahocs & Ex Mile-Nibambe


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8. Verseless-Simba ft Aura The Poet


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9. Raydizz - Shake Em Off (Dirty) Feat. Simba Tagz & Kid Kurupt



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10. Cal_Vin-Z'kuhupani Remix ft Cassper Nyovest


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Groove Deck Africa

Groove Deck Africa


Runtown “Ghetto University” Album 

RunTown‘s  “Ghetto University” Album is now out and in stores nation wide! The album features the likes of Wizkid, Davido, M.I, Phyno, BarbaPappa & Anatii.



Burna Boy gets featured on FADER

There's no stopping Nigeria as Just last week Wizkid was featured on FADER and now another Burna Boy has made it on the UK magazine.


Burna Boy is described as “The Nigerian Singer Putting Africa First” and in his interview he talks about his influences and the politics of the music industry in Nigeria.

Click here for the full article.

The Mavins – JantaManta ft. Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja

The Supreme Mavin Dynasty aka The Mavins presents the music video of JantaManta, a new magical single featuring Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr.Sid, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello. It is produced by Don Jazzy.


JantaManta is the 4th single from the Mavins after the groundbreaking Dorobucci, Adaobi …

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

The Vamps - Rest Your Love


Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' is No.1 in America!

Justin Bieber vs. One Direction was neck-and-neck for No. 1, but Bieber has won, breaking the global and U.S. records for the most streams for an album in its first week of release, with 205 million global streams and 77 million in the United States.

But One Direction beat Justin in their own home turf with 'Made In the A.M. going straight to No.1 on the Official U.K. Album Chart, breaking a record for the Fastest-Selling Album of the Year! 'Made in the A.M.' had 106 million global streams, also breaking the previous record set by the Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind The Madness' earlier this year at 90 million!

Alexandra Stan - I Did It, Mama!


Katy Perry-Every Day Is A Holiday


Skrillex and Diplo Announce the Release of their New Jack U EP Arriving 'Early Next Year'

After their Big Win at the American Music Awards on Sunday for Best Collaboration Of The Year, EDM Su…

Adele's '25' Break's NSYNC's 15 Year Old Sales Record!

Adele's '25' Surpasses 3 Million!


Music analysts predicted first week sales of '25' would be between 2 and 2.9 million and has now surpassed 3 million copies in its first week! This means that Adele broken the US Record for the fastest selling Album of All Time, surpassing NSYNC's single-week sales record of 2.4 million for their album 'No Strings Attached', released in 2000 and is set to enter the Official Chart history.

Adele's third studio album '25' was released on Nov. 20 through XL/Columbia Records.

In the UK, '25' smashed past half a million sales after just three days on sale, putting it in good stead to become the UK’s fastest-selling album ever. Only two albums have ever sold more than 500,000 copies in a week; Take That’s 'Progress' sold 519,000 in its debut week in November 2010, and Oasis’s 'Be Here Now', the all-time record holder, notched up 696,000 in its first chart week in August 1997.

Adele is on to…

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 


2. Melanie Fiona-I Tried


3. Tweet-Wont Hurt Me


4. Nelly-The Fix Feat. Jeremih


5. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown


 Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

The Hills-The WeekndHere-Alessia CaraCan't Feel My Face-The WeekndDon't-Bryson TillerSay It-Tory LanezThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihExchange-Bryson TillerLiquor-Chris BrownIn The Night-The WeekndDrink You Away-Justin TimberlakeBillboard

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

My League – Mavado Inna Real Life - VershonHot Up – Razor B Locked Away - R. City feat. Adam LevineAnswer Me – Massicka feat. Ishawna Only Love – Shaggy feat. Pitbull & Gene Noble Hula Hoop – Omi Gon Get Better – Vybz KartelWeed Is My Best Friend - Popcaan Vroom Vroom - Ishawna Reggae Vibez

Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Justin Bieber-What Do You Mean 


2. Afrojack - Unstoppable 


3. Dillon Francis, Skrillex - Bun Up the Dance


4. Afrojack- SummerThing!Ft. Mike Taylor


5. Tiƫsto & Don Diablo - Chemicals (feat. Thomas Troelsen)


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Verseless in Concert

Simba The Collection Debut Single Launch




Everytime we hear a single by Verseless or hear him beat box we just can't get over how talented this young man is. With singles such as "Simba" featuring Aura the Poet, his directorial skills shown in Daniel Jenkins music video "In My Arms" featuring Tehn Diamond, or his web show "The Vault", or he is beat boxing, Verseless preps-up to formally introduce himself to the world.

On Thursday 3 December, at News Cafe Sam Levy's Village, producer/beat boxer/artist, Verseless will  introduce fans,fellow artists and the media to a new world, a new sound. The Simba collection is his first single featuring Aura The Poet including official remixes and renditions. It features remixes by Reverb 7, Rob Macson and Verseless with an acoustic version accompanied by Lincoln WaMambo and Black Anakin(poet).

In addition to the 'Simba collection', he will be performing new content off his upcoming unannounced EP called H…

Zim Hip Hop Awards 2015 Nominees Out

Cal_Vin Leads The 2015 Zim Hip Hop Awards
In the spirit of awards season, the 2015 Zim Hip Hop Awards have been announced with Bulawayo native, Cal_Vin leading the nominations (truly it's 'the year of the Vin'). Making her debut on the Zim Hip Hop list is South African award winning emcee, Gigi LaMayne (who has mentioned having roots in Zimbabwe) for 'Best Diaspora', okay. So who are the nominees for this year's 2015:
Best Video
Hey Wena -Thabbz ft Cal_Vin
Handivhundustwe -Nastro
Harare Hairarwe-Mike pimp
Mare-gT Beats
Tambisa-Tricky j
Best Female
Icy Murda
Miss Kiddy
Blackpearl
Amard
Best Album
T1 Wema1 – Inzwa
Guluva Seven– Colour of Dreams
Briss Mbada– Briss Mbada Ndeuyo
Cal_Vin – Year ofThe Vin
Mudiwa – MwanawaMambo
Best Collaboration
Peekayft Busy Signal- Show me love
BlackpearlftStunner,Noble Styles – They do thega remix
Ti Gonzi ft Baller Mandizha-Zvenyu
Kidd Aktive ft Cal_Vin & Gze
BryThree Sixty – Konzereza
Best Group
K.L.A.P
Art Department
Ishy X and Fo…

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Lean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0Where Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberHow Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesRoses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESHey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & AfrojackDessert-DawinYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeHold My Hand-Jess GlynneMagnets-Disclosure Featuring LordeSugar-Robin Schulz Featuring Francesco YatesBillboard

Danai Gurira Shares The Zimbabwean Experience With Jimmy Fallon

From "The Walking Dead" to red carpets to her directorial debut on Broadway, Danai Gurira is the definition of 'levels'. She was a recent guest host on the late night talk show 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', where the Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to chat about her experiences growing up in Harare.

We will forgive Jimmy Fallon for his ignorance on whether Zimbabweans celebrate Christmas or not as the 37 year old actress explained about her childhood-being born in the United States of America and moving to Zimbabwe where her parents are from. A lot of people were moving back after independence, she explained. “Let’s go back and sort of invest in the new nation and bring our children home to be raised there, so that’s what my parents did,” she said.

The actress has had a pretty terrific 2015 as on Saturday 21 Nov. 2015, was honored as “Person of the Year” at the African Diaspora Awards in New York C…

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Kendrick Lamar - These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat


2. Eminem-Phenomenal


3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Downtown


4. J. Cole-Love Yours


5. G-Eazy - You Got Me




Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

1 Rick Ross-One Of Us 
2 Lil Bibby-Aww Man
3 Rich Homie-Quan Adam Sandler
4 Skeme-36 Oz
5 The Game-El Chapo 
6 Jeezy-GOD (Remix) 
7 Wale-New Phone 
8 Young Thug-Magnificent 
9 G-Eazy-Order More
10 Pusha T-Untouchable 

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Groove Playlist: National Anthems

Groove Playlist: National Anthems



Adele's comeback has been literally 'epic' to say the least. Her first single off her third album '25', "Hello" has had the whole world calling on ex-lovers, doing covers and hell yeah, remixes too. We do love the Grammy award winning singer, but at the rate that "Hello" is being played most of us will probably end up saying "Goodbye" because as hot and beautiful as the single is-overplaying a song can become a 'national anthem'. Talking about national anthems, most of them have been hit songs, won awards and broke chart records but there comes a time when song is like candy, too much of it,...you will get sick!

So as we travel through memory lane where music makes one nation, here are the national anthems of yesteryear:

1. John Legend-All Of Me (2014)

It's so sweet when a man has his wife as his muse, evidently the sexy model, Chrissy Teigen gives a lot of inspiration to John Legend. "A…

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

1. Adele-Hello


2. Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall 


3. Justin Bieber-Sorry

4. Demi Lovato-Confident


5. Ariana Grande - Focus



Groove Magazine/Vevo (c) 2015

Magamba Network Hosts Kenyan Media Exchange

Kenyan Media Exchange 

Picking up from the Hub UnConference at this year's Shoko Festival, Magamba Network is hosting a New Media and activism exchange between Zimbabwe and Kenya. Amongst the speakers will be award winning activist and founder of PAWA254, Boniface Mwangi, who was also a facilitator at the Hub UnConference. Seven other Kenyan speaker will also be leading the discussions and exchange.



Local speakers will include:

*Nafuna TV
A young award winning digital media start-up organisation in Zimbabwe.
*Spiked
A start-up online news site with a relaxed editorial policy meant to compliment the polarised mainstream print media.
*Biko
A cultural and political activist who conveys his message through Spoken word Poetry and MCing.
*Tv Yangu
A Social Television platform built and managed from Harare, Zimbabwe.

What To Gain

Its a free and rare opportunity to interact with leading people in the African Creative industry and to expose one’s self to people from different cultural, reli…

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

Hello-AdeleSorry-Justin BieberHotline Bling-DrakeLove Yourself-Justin BieberWhat Do You Mean?-Justin BieberThe Hills-The WeekndStitches-Shawn Mendes679-Fetty Wap Featuring Remy BoyzWildest Dreams-Taylor SwiftHere-Alessia CaraBillboard

2015 South African Style Awards

The 10th annual SA Style Awards took place on Sunday night, 22 November at the lavish Hyde Park Corner Life Grand Cafe, followed by dinner party at the Southern Sun Hyde Park Hotel, the 2015 invite-only SA Style Awards were attended by some of the biggest names on the Mzansi social calendar including Bonang Matheba, Pabi Moloi, Basetsana Khumalo, Nomzamo Mbatha and more.

Bonang Matheba was honoured with the coveted SA Style Icon award, whilst former beauty queen and businesswoman, Basetsane Khumalo was awarded the same feat by the SA Style Awards.

Check out the list of fashionistas awarded below:

Style Icon Award – Bonang Matheba
Style Icon Award – Maria Koutsoudakis
Style Icon Award – Basetsana Kumalo
Style Icon Award – Gert-Johan Coetzee
Style Icon Award – Pnina Fenster
Style Icon Award – Ryk Neethling
Style Icon Award – Lalla Hirayama
Style Icon Award – Lindiwe Suttle
Style Icon Award – John Jacob
Style Icon Award – Ursula Chikane
The Next Big Thing Award – Kamini Pather

Check out…

Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. AKA-Baddest ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
(South Africa/Nigeria)


2. Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie
(South Africa/Nigeria)



3. Vanessa Mdee-Never Ever
(Tanzania)



4. Sauti Sol-Isabella
(Kenya)


5. Burna Boy-Follow Me
(Nigeria)



Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie (South Africa/Nigeria)AKA-Baddest ft Yanga, Burna Boy & Khuli Chana ( South Africa/Nigeria)L-Tido-Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Seyi Shay-Right Now (Nigeria)Tresor- Never Let Me Go (DRC)Wizkid-Ojuelebga (Remix) ft Skepta & Drake (Nigeria)Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It (#MIMI) (South Africa)Chad Da Don - EFT (South Africa)Gigi LaMayne-Jungle Fever (South Africa)

Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Queen Vee ft Buffalo Souljah – Thirsty



2. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond 


3. Trey XL-Rookie 


4. Berita- Mwana Wa Mai feat. Oliver Mtukudzi & Hugh Masekela


5. TakeFizzo-Zion



Groove Magazine International/YouTube (c) 2015