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Watch DJ Xclusive featuring Timaya Vibrate

Clarence Peters is not slowing down at adding great music videos to his portfolio and in his latest project he directs Nigerian superstar DJ, DJ Xclusive in his music video for 'Vibrate'.
Xclusive teams up with African export dancehall star Timaya for the Afro dancehall track. The video is colourful and is filled with a bevy of women clad in shorts and tight, short clothes as they tweak and make their booties 'Vibrate'. A fun dance track with a fun video.

Watch Ariana Grande ft Future Everyday Music Video

Ariana Grande celebrates love in all forms in her latest music video for 'Everyday' featuring Atlanta rapper Future. The songstress with her hair styled in two buns on top of her head, bangs and the rest straightened is found singing by the curb on the streets before moving to the laundromat and ending up on a bus.
Future makes his appearance in an office where there's a couple making out by the copy machine. The video ehich is for the latest single off Ariana's 2016 album 'Dangerous Woman' was released on #Oscars night, has already surpassed 1 million views.

89th Academy Awards Winners

The 89th Academy Awards also known as the Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 26 Feb. 2017 with late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel as the host of the prestigious awards ceremony.'La La Land' scored six wins including 'Best Score' and were part of confusion about the winner for 'Best Picture' which Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced as 'La La Land' only for it to be confirmed as 'Moonlight'.Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for 'Manchester By The Sea' and Emma Stone walked away with the Best Actress Award for her performance in 'La La Land'. How to Get Away With Murder' actress Violadavis has been having an extraordinary awards season as she scored herself an Oscar for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her performance in Fences. She's also made history as the first black actress to win an Oscar, Tony and Emmy making her the he 23rd person ever to complete the ‘triple crown of …

16th Metro FM Awards Winners

Congratulations to Nasty C who was the biggest winner with four awards including 'Song of the Year' at the Metro FM awards that took place on Saturday 25 Feb. in Durban.Running under the theme 'What’s Next is All That Matters' S.A. celebrities were dressed to the nines on the Metro FM black carpet.Amanda Black who had the lead nominations nabbed two gongs, which are her first awards ever, include the Listeners Choice Award and Best R&B Single.Every award winner will also receive a R100 000 cash prize. Here is a full list of all the winnersBest New Artist 
Nasty C: Bad Hair ExtensionsBest Compilation Album
DJ Qness: Essential SelectionsBest Collaboration
Ms Pru: AmeniBest Urban Dance Album
Henry Philemon: Man of DefinitionBest Urban Gospel Album
Dr Tumi: Love & GraceBest Produced Album
Sjava: Isina MuvaBest Music Video
Du Boiz: Dope DreamsBest R&B Single
Amanda Black: Separate Best African Pop Album
Musa: Mr SeriousBest Dance Album
Mobi Dixon: Live The Mus…

Watch Keyshia Cole featuring Remy Ma, French Montana You Music Video

As Keyshia Cole prepares for her new album, she releases the visuals for her first single titled 'You' which is a breakup anthem featuring Remy Ma and French Montana . In the Benny Boom directed video a blonde haired Keyshia is being questioned by police about the whereabouts of her man before pulling him out of the closet where she's tied him up and then pushes him off the balcony into the pool. Remy Ma and French become accomplices while throwing in their rap verses as they revenge on Keyshia's cheating partner.Accompanied with some cool dance moves with the girls, Keyshia shows what it looks like when you're done and over with it.'You' is the lead single from Keyshia’s forthcoming album '1111 Reset' which will feature DJ Khaled and Young Thug.Watch Keyshia get her revenge in 'You':

Watch August Alsina Lonely Music Video

Hit the grocery store with August walsina in his latest music video for 'Lonely'.In the Amber Gray directed music video, August is walking aisle to aisle singing for the people shopping with their carts and baskets on the R&B track that samples Bobby Womack’s “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.” Rocking two ponytails with his growing Afro, August seems to be having fun in the colourful video.'Lonely' is a follow-up to 'Drugs' and 'Wait' which are singles off August Alsina's third album 'Drugs'.

Watch Yemi Alade Marry Me Music Video

Off her sophomore album 'Mama Africa' Yemi Alade teams up with Selebobo on the Latin flavoured 'Marry Me' which is her eighth single off the LP.The video is dreamy with a sexy Yemi dressed in a short leather outfit whilst she dances for her love interest played by Nollywood actor Alexx Ekubo. The performance in the Paul Gambit directed visuals continue to prove why Yemi Alade is the 'Queen of Afro Pop'.

Watch Kwesta Ngiyaz'fela Ngawe Music Video

Kwesta shows a rather mellow side of himself in his latest music video for 'Ngiyaz'fela Ngawe.' The video is simple showing Kwesta recording his song in his room whilst depicting the lyrics which talk about loving his partner however understanding the challenges that come in the relationship. The video is family oriented with a lot of tender moments.

Metro FM 2017 Black Carpet

Cindy Releases M.V.C album

The album is titled Music Vocal Cindy (M.V.C) and is derived from the fact that the Music and the Vocals are very experimental but still remains the Cindy Munyavi that people have fallen in love with over the years.

MVC is a double album containing 26 tracks packaged in a hard case storage.

It carries the lead track Setter Pace which has four versions Original mix, Malawian mix and Ghana mix and Afro blesser remix.

The Malawian mix features female rapper Rina while the Ghana version has the vocals of RnB queen Sherifa Gunu.

This melodic collaboration projects songs that show Cindy’s vocal maturity over the years.

From music awards, business, fashion, Cindy has surely become a force to reckon with in the Zimbabwean entertainment industry and today she has released her much anticipated third album.

‘Setter Pace’ has an infectious energy that will soon have the country dancing to it and hamming to the foreign melodic tunes.

The song’s arrangement is set to guarantee the African and Zimb…

Brit Awards Winners List

British male solo artist David Bowie
British female solo artist Emeli Sandé
British group The 1975
British breakthrough act Rag’n’Bone Man
Brits global success award Adele
Best single  Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
Mastercard British Album David Bowie – Blackstar 
International male solo artist Drake
International female solo artist Beyoncé
International group A Tribe Called Quest
Best British video One Direction – History

Remy Ma's Diss Track 'shEther'

We were not ready for this at all! After Nickiminaj allegedly subliminally took shots Remy Ma on Gucci Mane's 'Make Love', the Grammy nominated rapper fired back in a brutal seven minute diss track 'ShEther' on the beat of the classic and famous Nas diss track 'Ether'.
The artwork for the track features a dismembered Barbie doll covered in blood which looks like Nicki Minaj's 'Pinkprint' album art. Hip Hop beefs are common and the latest from the ladies is sure having everybody talking. Have you listened to Remy Ma 'ShEther' and what are your thoughts about the track and the beef?

Watch Lumino ft Diamond Platnumz, Mohombi and Franko

It's Africa United in Congolese artist Lumino's music video for his hit 'Rockonolo'. Joined by Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, Cameroonian Frank Kingue and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Mohombi on the remix, the four artists showcase a number of dance moves as they celebrate being African. In the Jah Veesualz directed music video the  focus is mainly at the beach with the artists being joined by a group of dancers which would also make you want to get up and dance too.

Watch: Eddy Kenzo 'Jubilation' Music Video

One of the many beautiful things about Africans is the ability to give thanks in song and dance no matter the challenges of life. Ugandan artist Eddy Kenzo shares this in his latest music video for his track off his album 'Biology'.
'Jubilation' is an Afro Pop track whose visuals are colourful with a lot of dance and African clothing. The king of happy music definitely has people dancing while  repeating the word 'Jubilation' on the chorus.
The video was directed by Sasha Vybz.
Watch the colourful jubilation in the video below:

Watch: Trey Songz 'Playboy' Music Video

And the storyline continues from Trey Songz faux reality show 'Tremaine The Playboy' which happens to be the title of his seventh studio album.

The latest video 'Playboy' which comes a week after 'Nobody Else But You' sees Trigga contemplating about his player life as he goes over the heartache of a previous relationship  (the woman from 'Nobody Else But You') while in bed with a bevy of sexily clad women.
The slow R&B song was produced by Mr 'Turns the lights down', Rico Love and it's obvious that someone had envy of the real 'Playboy Mansion' who wouldn't want to be Hugh Hefner?

Watch Mr Steal-Your-Girl in his own mansion as we continue to try to find out which girl will he finally pick?

Jay Z Is The First Rapper To Be Elected To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Hip Hop mogul Jay Z made history as the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame after the Songwriters Hall announced on Wednesday.
Songwriters are inducted after 20 years of songwriting and with over 20 Grammy awards
Also joining Sean Carter or Jay Z are songwriting heavyweights in the industry, including Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis while Motown founder Berry Gordy and Chicago's Peter Cetera will be inducted in the Hall of Fame.
The organization's 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place June 15 in New York.

Watch: Jidenna 'Bambi' Music Video

Modern dapper dandy Jidenna is running through the streets as he tries to get his girl back in the latest music video for his track off his debut album 'The Chief'.
In the video for 'Bambi' an Afro Pop ballad with trap elements, the #classicman is dressed in a cream suit and white tennis shoes, drinking out of a flask as he reminisces about his ex. 

The video is cinematic and the storyline is very engaging. Check out Jidenna as he chases after 'Bambi' in the link in the description.

New Music: Chengeto Brown Love You Down

Don't you just love the Class of 2016 that keeps on giving.

 After the success of the hit single 'Whatchu Want' with her sister, Chengeto Brown is ready to step out on her own and show the star that she is with her first official solo single of 2017. 
Without a doubt Chengeto has the pipes and she brings sultriness to her R&B track 'Love You Down (LYD)'. 

Relatable and very relevant in terms of style, 'Love You Down (LYD)' showcases Chengeto's understanding of urban sounds and we can't wait to hear more from her. 
Let Chengeto 'Love You Down' by checking out the single in the link below.

New Music: Korede Bello ft Kelly Rowland Do Like That Remix

Mavin Records' Korede Bello continues to ride of the success of his smash hit 'Do Like That' he brings on the talented Kelly Rowland to add her voice to the Afro Pop single. 
Now a video featuring the Chasing Destiny star would be great but the song is still a hit. 
Check it out here.

Fluid featuring Simba Tagz Saviour

Fluid is a young man who has no boundaries. A versatile musician who sings and raps, he is the embodiment of a Zimbabwean sound with a flair for the international sounds from around the globe. Aged 24 and from the hassle and bustle of Harare's avenues, Fluid's voice started to make some waves in Verseless' project called the Home EP where he featured on 2 tracks on the record.

From the Class Of 2016 the young man who jumped onto other artists tracks to have his voice heard debuts in 2017 with his first official single titled 'Saviour'. Fluid features super producer-artist Simba Tagz on the tropical flavoured single which is off a new collective called 'Veryus' and is a Verseless production. Fluid's voice doesn't disappoint as he promises to bring love and happiness co-signed by Simba Tagz with his now signature Nigerian style.
Just let Fluid one favour and be your 'Saviour' by listening to the single in the link in the description.

Love.Live.Music At the First Unplugged of the Year

Who's excited about the first Unplugged of the year? 
Well on the 25th at the Country Club in Highlands it's live music, food and drink and socialising with Djembe Monks will be on stage and joined by the guitar sangoma Sylent Nqo, newcomer Zabhe, for the first time rapper MC Chita while Reverb 7 and TK Beats are on the decks.
Don't miss out!

Watch: Alikiba AJE Remix

Tanzanian award winning artist Alikiba released the visuals for his smash hit 'AJE Remix' which features Nigerain rapper M.I
The video which was directed by is simple with lights,  Alikiba and a lovely young lady pulling off some dance moves. M.I. doesn't appear in the video but his verse will make the ladies feel like they should be in the video, wink.

New Music: AKA Caiphus Song

Yes it looks like AKA played a lot of people with his 5 second break up from bae Bonang Matheba and many fans were left rather annoyed by the 29 year old entertainer...but he is an entertainer right and lives for the audience.Now you can't be mad at AKA for dropping the breakup bomb but after the Gucci handbag and bae selfies, Super mega and Queen B are unbreakable so haters swerve! Well, Mr Forbes shares that he will fight for his relationship in his new song titled 'Caiphus Song' where he samples the legend Caiphus Semenya’s 'Matswale'. As Bonang shared in an interview last year, she knew that AKA was the 'one' after he told her that he wants to be with her, that he would fight for her and for their relationship.'Caiphus Song' was one of the two new singles that AKA performed at last year's S.A. Idols finale, with the other being the number one hit 'The World Is Yours'. The artwork for the single which is by rapper Okmalumkoolkat, is r…

2017 NAMA Winners List

Hosted by award winning comedian Carl Joshua Ncube, Saturday (Feb. 18) saw a number of firsts for a number of entertainers including Afro pop princess Ammara Brown won 'Outstanding Female Musician', newcomer boy bander-cum-hip hop artist Takura received credit for his music video 'Zino Irema', with directorial credits to Andy Cutta for 'Outstanding Music Video'. The Arthur C Evans Show hosted by Bulawayo native Arthur C. Evans won 'Outstanding Screen Production (TV)' with credit to director Trey Ncube. Also from the city of Kings and Queens, spoken word artist Tinashe Tafirenyika won 'Outstanding Poet' in the Spoken Word category.
It was also a big night for the Mungoshi family who have been going through trying times with renowned writer Charles Mungoshi. His son, Farai Mungoshi won the Outstanding First Creative Published Work award for his book
Behind the Wall Everywhere while Mungoshi's wife Jesesi Mungoshi, took home the Outstanding Ac…

Pamberi Trust Hosts First House Of Hunger Poetry Slam for 2017

Named after the late Dambudzo Marechera's novel 'House of Hunger', the platform's poetry slam has been used to catapult many poets and writers careers as well as encourage the culture of spoken word while looking at the socioeconomic landscape of the country and the world at large.

February being Black History Month, Pamberi Trust returns in 2017 after a brief hiatus due to the economic constraints currently being faced, to continue with the culture of poetry slam.

Pamberi Trust is an organisation that serves to create a platform for creativity. On Saturday 11 February, artists gathered at the Rooftop at Travel Plaza for the first House of Hunger Poetry Slam for 2017.

The venue had a decent number of attendants mainly from creative circles but that didn't kill the vibe of wordplay and expression at all. Making his debut as slam master was Zim Hip Hop award winning rapper Sharky who himself fit right in throwing in a few puns as the slam went on. He also gave respe…