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Watch: Di'ja 'Wan Chop' Music Video

Music is the food of the soul and Di’ja perfectly reiterates this in this happy, playful mid tempo tune titled “Wan Chop”. She describes her music and style in culinary metaphors and then makes a global invite to her fans across the world to come have a taste of her music, style and personality.

Di’ja re-surfaces with a Don Jazzy produced food-themed song titled ‘Wan chop’.

This comes after her single 'Air'.

Di'ja invites her fans across the world to come have a taste of her music, style and personality using culinary metaphors.

“If I put  it on a platter and I serve it very hot I swear you go wan chop, oya come chop o…” she sings.

Catchy song to excite and  impress the Di’ja league of fans, video was directed by Clarence Peters.

Watch: Lady Leshurr 'Juice' Music Video

Birmingham MC’ Lady Leshurr released the video for its ridiculously catchy track, ‘Juice’, which features Leshurr in full-on cheeky bantz form over a sparse beat that sounds a bit like an updated version of Clipse’s ‘Grindin’. She’s joined in the video by a number of child dancers, whom she describes in a YouTube comment as “little supporters that I wanted to involve”.
Watch the video for ‘Juice’ and find the Mode tracklist below.

New Music Adrian Tate Ekeskuze Me

As we begin winter, Adrian Tate
warms it up for us with an
amazing dance jam for the
lovebirds entitled “Ekeskuzu
Me” (Excuse Me).This song being a story about a young man returning from abroad and coming back to fulfill his promise of love by marrying his long time lover from home. “I started working on the music
and immediately thought I should call Tytan to assist as it felt like his vibe! Tytan literally started singing the “Ekeskuzu Me” part and we built the song literally in less than an hour from that. The story of long lost loves is a common story we share as people who leave their homes in search of better prospects and I think many will strongly relate to this song.” said Adrian.“I witnessed Adrian Tate and Tytan write this so fast… and after what they did with ‘Bho’ I knew we had another one! These young talents literally excite me with their brilliance, and after Mukoko & Bho, I’m awed by Tytan’s understanding of the complexity of simplicity in lyrics. Musically, …

A Call for Film Submissions

The Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust presents the 19th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival in Partnership with the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF).The Festival will be held from 26 August to 2 September 2017Themed,'The Business of Film',the Festival seeks to highlight the importance of a viable film industry to the national economy. Making films is a creative enterprise;and just like any other business sector, the practitioners must adopt a business-like approach, and be given the necessary support such that they are able to make a sustainable living of it and contribute to the national economic wellbeing.Application forms can be downloaded from the ZIFFT website and submitted through the same platform. Awards will be given to the winning ‘In Competition’ films according to the following categories:1. Feature
• Best Film
• Best Director
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
2. Short Film
• Best Film
• Best Director
• Best Actor
• Best …

Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Give MILF Goals

All we can say is 'Mama mia'...

Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian showed off their well toned, sexy bodies whilst on vacation in Mexico.
The two sisters and mothers headed out to enjoy the sun, sea and sand matching in silver bikinis showing off their curves.
The 36 year old reality star was on vacation with older sister Kourtney to celebrate her 38th birthday with a fun-filled vacation.
Kim is a mother of two while Kourt has three children but we must say they have set body goals for mothers and women across the world. 

SAFTAs 2017 award winners

The 2017 SAFTA awards took place at the Sun City Super Bowl on 16 and 18 March 2017. Hosted by Katlego Maboe and Thando Thabethe.

This is the full list of the SAFTAs Technical Awards winners for night one:

Best Documentary short – The Silent Form, SaltPeter Productions
Best Achievement in Directing – Documentary Short – Six to Six, Mia Cilliers
Best Achievement in Sound Design – Documentary Short – The Silent Form, João Orecchia
Best Achievement in Sound Design – Documentary Short – The Silent Form, Guy Steer
Best Achievement in Editing – Documentary Short – The Silent Form, Khalid Shamis
Best Achievement in Directing – Wildlife Programme – Soul of the Elephant, Derek Joubert
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Wildlife Programme – Incredible Spiders,Willem Van Heerden
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Wildlife Programme – Incredible Spiders, Boris Von Schoenebeck
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Wildlife Programme – Incredible Spiders, Greg Nelson
Best Achievement in Cinemat…

Watch: DJ Stavo ft Roki The Journey

DJ Stavo seems to never disappoint as he released the visuals for his latest hit 'The Journey'. 
Featuring the creative genius ft Roki the video takes a look at literally telling a story as the lyrics and visuals complement each other. 
DJ Stavo takes a journey to clear his mind and find himself while a laid back Roki enjoys the music he's singing. The video is simple and laid back for the house track and we couldn't expect any less.

Watch: Tinashe Flame Music Video

We now know what Tinashe will do when love goes bad! 
The 24 year old R&B/pop songstress released the visuals for her latest single 'Flame'. In the music video Tinashe is all loved up with her love interest with scenes of them cuddled up in bed and brushing teeth. All of a sudden things change and a heartbroken Tinashe burns their house down. Tinashe in thigh high boots and 
Watch Tinashe bringing love to 'flames' in the video below:

New Music: Tkae Chiz ft MC Cut & Simba Tagz 'Ends'

Simba Tagz, MC Cut, and Tkae Chidz team up for a trio trap collaboration on a Tagz and Keiko production named Ends.
Listen to 'Ends' here.

Pic! Shayzar Hangs Out With Tim Westwood

New Music: Cal Vin ft GTi and Mawiza 'Jeki'

Cal Vin is always up to date with the trends in sound and this time around he picks on Gqom.
His latest single 'Jeki', a slang word used as a form of expression shows a lighter side of the Luveve rapper.
He brings on veteran kwaito rapper GTI on the track as well as Mawiza.
'Jeki' is a fun and danceable track while giving fans a continuous respect for Cal Vin's ability to be diverse.
Listen to it below and download it for free here.

Inspired From Above With Peggie Shangwa

GM: It's interesting that you are on the other side of the interview desk. How does that feel?

Umind?! :  This is a special moment for me since this is home, its also such a huge honour for me knowing how much we value each person we feature and the respect we have for Art,music and urban culture. I am absolutely stoked. Thank you for having me.

GM: Your birthday coincides with Groove Magazine's, what are you looking forward to in the aspects of self and the magazine? 

Umind?! : I  love the fact that the Magazine has a lot in common with me this year. I have come into my own. I know my own mind without a shadow of turning. I don’t second guess myself anymore. I am a confident young woman fully aware of my capabilities. Settled in my individuality. The Magazine is breaking into New frontiers just as I am. We are looking into going visual which is also my push as a brand and I cannot wait to see us both attain our intended goals. We ladies are on the move. The Magazine to me is a f…

Tkae Chidz Dhuze Hits 10K YouTube Views

Congratulations to Tkae Chidz as his video for 'Dhuze' hit 10,000 views on YouTube in one month.  The video for the Afro Pop single was shot by the talented Chris Shoca! 
Haven't watched the music video that takes on an African feel from the UK based artist? 
Check it out here.

Watch: Ex Q Featuring Nutty O Let's Talk About It

The Afro Pop single features fellow MTM member Nutty O who undeniably is the future of dancehall in Zimbabwe.

The video was directed by Blaqs who continues to add amazing visuals to his resume. The storyline for the video finds a young woman who's caught in between Ex Q and Nutty O. Mr 'Bugatti' throws in a few dance moves while Ex Q raps.

The video has shots of a club and an elegant corridor where the two artists are found dancing. MTM boss Jan Prayzah makes a cameo role along other MTM members.

Watch Ex Q and Nutty O in 'Let's Talk About It' music video below:

Event Calendars 2017

Mile Releases Trading Hours Album

Mile released his album 'Trading Hours' a 16 track record which includes Hip Hop, R&B and Pop tracks. 'Trading Hours' is an illustration of a well constructed body of work with a competitive production quality. Trading Hours is a follow-up to Mile's 2015 debut album 'Ghost' and his 2016 critically acclaimed EP 'After Midnight'.
The album features Marcques, Bryan K, Rue, Chengeto, uBu, Denzil, IRA, Vee Mukarati, Meyniak and Verseless.
The album is now available for streaming and purchase.
Stream Mile's Trading Hours here.

Watch: Major Lazer ft PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj 'Run Up' Music Video

Major Lazer have shared the video to their January single "Run Up," which features PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj. Diplo and PND attend a lively mansion party, though they -- along with everyone else -- are glued to FaceTime the whole time.

Later in the night, Diplo FaceTimes Nicki Minaj, who's in her dressing room wearing the eye-popping denim getup she showed off on IG shortly after the song dropped.

The "Run Up" video is directed by Paul, Luc and Martin, who said in a press release, “The idea was to laugh at ourselves and at the unconditional love we bear to our smartphones.”

New Song Tiwa Savage All Over

After just featuring on 'Diary', Tiwa Savage releases her first single alone titled 'All Over'.The Mavins first lady and Roc Nation's first African signee sings about the ups and downs of relationships on the Baby Fresh production.The Afro Beats single is likely to be a hit with relatable lyrics, the catchy hook and of course we for see a #AllOver challenge going viral soon.Dance to ' All Over' in the link below:

New Music Wizkid ft Drake Come Closer

After the two collaborated on their hit singles 'Oluejegba Remix' and 'One Dance', Wizkid and Drake strike again with a third single 'Come Closer'.The Afro Beats single was produced by super producer Sarz who produces the Afro Beats track which includes a lace of Afro Caribbean style.On the song Wizkid shares about his success while Drake is rapping about the stresses in his life.

Watch: Stunner ft Guspy Warrior, Gonyeti Ndoenda

After promoting the video for his latest single 'Ndoenda' which features Guspy Warrior and comedian and actress Gonyeti.

The video begins with a smartly dressed Stunner asking his neigbours on which flowers to bring to his wife. Upon reaching home Dziva is greeted with insults by wife, played by Bustop TV's Gonyeti. She interrogated him about his whereabouts and even states that he should give her back everything  that she bought him. Sounds very familiar!

Reggae/dancehall artist Guspy Warrior then adds his vocals as he sings the chorus. On the chorus of 'Ndoenda' Guspy sings about leaving an abusive relationship as he is fed up.

As the video progresses a snippet of Stunner's ex wife Olinda Chapel is played to probably remind fans about the New year's drama.

Watch Stunner and Gonyeti taking a stand against domestic violence in the video below:

Watch Wizkid ft Drake Come Closer

After releasing the single 'Come Closer' last week Wizkid returns with the visuals for the track.On the third collaboration with 6 god,Drake, the Nigerian superstar is found keeping it simple with a white background. There's a lot of whining in the Daps (Migos) directed music video which doesn't feature Drake though. The Afro Caribbean track was produced by Sarz and Wizkid spots a new blonde hairstyle.What do you think about Wizkid's 'Come Closer' music video?

Watch: KaLyf KemaBoss Music Video

It's finally here so get ready boss up...

So after replaying this song several times we have realised that it's also a love song. It's on that 'Trap Queen', 'You Make Me Better', you can roll with me and my hustle tip.
Well after the song made waves we all waiting eagerly for this music video. Jnr Brown, Tytan,  ShaSha and Yagi Dojo come together for the visuals for 'KaLyf KemaBoss'.
The video tells a different narrative about ghetto life and looks at the urban hustle from Mbare. The video is colourful showcasing the monumental painting on a wall of a flat in Mbare opposite the market. Between the dancing and burnouts, the quartet takes the time to take selfies with the locals.
The video also happens to be a PSI campaign for male circumcision with the signature @kalyfkemaboss.
Be inspired to be a boss with the video here.

Kanye West's The Life of Pablo Makes History

Kanye West's eighth studio album 'Life of Pablo' made history as it became the first album to be certified Platinum entirely based on streams.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed the certification on Tuesday (April 4) to Billboard.
The album is reported to have had more than three billion streams worldwide and 1.5 billion streams in the U.S. alone.

Watch: Buffalo Souljah My Lady Music Video

As shown in the promo clip, Buff and a special lady are basking in love under the tropical sun. The video was shot in an unknown location and directed by Buffalo Souljah.

The video shows Buff and his lady emerging from the water. The two lovebirds then share tender moments throughout the video. Scenes include Buffalo Souljah carrying his love interest. There are also scenes of sun basking and dancing.

The video is simple and shows beautiful scenery in which the viewer can escape into.

Watch Buffalo Souljah share loving moments in 'My Lady' music video below:

New Music: Verseless Antithesis Light Deluxe Album

Almost year later after releasing his debut album 'Antithesis Light', Verseless released 'Antithesis Light Deluxe' album on the 3rd of April. 
The 20 track album consists of tracks off his 2016 'Antithesis Light'. An additional seven tracks which feature Adrian, Bryan K, Tytan, fellow Veryus members Fluid and Chengeto; YoCa and Sithelo on the star studded album. 
The album has an eclectic soundscape but if you love quality production this is the album for you. 
Part two of the project 'Antithesis Dark' will be released later this year.'
Verseless will hold a joint launch party for the album on the 29th of April alongside fellow Veryus member, Mile. Mile's album will be released on 12 April.
In the meantine 'Antithesis Light' can be streamed on Soundcloud:  

Watch: Gigi LaMayne Gigi the Great Music Video

Gigi LaMayne stars in a cinematic music video for her latest single 'Gigi the Great'.

In the Daniel Magidi directed video, Gigi plays multiple roles of herself as she raps about her legacy as 'Gigi LaMayne'. She also confronts those who held her back and  thanks those who supported her.
The video moves from a colourful setting to black and white where things get gritty.
She features Supreme I Crew to crump and dance on the J Twinn produced single.
We're just wondering though who's the faceless twerker at the end of the video?
Head over to Gigi LaMayne link in bio to watch the video for 'Gigi the Great'.

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Watch: Dice ft. Donne 'Trouble' Music Video

It's colourful, animated and well female rappers could be in 'Trouble'...

Dice released the visuals for her song 'Trouble' featuring Donne. The video takes throwback themes from the 90s including the VCR tape effect and summer bright colours.
There are scenes taken in a warehouse and by the poolside the video which were shot by Invision Studios and directed by Charles Mugaviri Jnr.
On the Rayobeats produced hip hop track, Dice is found dancing. Though the choreography isn't eye catching, Dice sure does look hot on both her midriff bearing top and jean shorts as well as her luminous swimsuit.
The video features cameo roles by dat Luveve boy, Cal_Vin who seems to be having fun with the rarely smiling Dice. Rapper Donne's rap verse is pretty relevant with quotable punchlines while SA Hip Hop mag editor Darryl Nyamutsamba is dancing and making trouble facial expressions.
And did we mention that Dice's hot? Well we absolutely love the faux locs on the female rapp…

Watch: Jah Prayzah ft Mafikizolo Sendekera

A Night of Women of Page Poetry

Umind?! Has become on of the most influential spoken word artists of our generation. Firm in her faith and sharing it through her craft, Umind?! is also an advocate for the art of poetry.

On Wednesday night, Umind?! in collaboration with Pamberi Trust debuted 'Women of Page Poetry' under the Page Poetry Alive. The evening consisted of poetry reading by some of the most talented and well known female poets.
Taking up hosting duties was Aurra Nicole best known as Aurra the poet. Aurra a had just flown in from Ghana and it was an honour to have the renowned poet and creative. The line-up included Black Pearl, Eloya Somaine, Zaza Muchemwa and Barbara Breeze Anderson.
In an intimate setting, each poet spent ten minutes sharing poetry pieces from their catalogue. Prior to the guest poets sharing their pieces, three poets took part in the open mic session. The poets were Tanatsei, Tvohloza and Belle. Each poet shared poems that included topics about womanhood, growing up and life&#…

Watch: Cardi B 'Red Barz'

Cardi B is back on the microphone. The reality television star returns to spitting rhymes with the release of her “Red Barz” music video. The gritty visual pair up well with the Bronx native, who pulls no punches on the new track.

“Yeah, I skipped all them bitches in the lunch line/I put in work now I’m here at the front line/Ready for the bullshit, I swear it’s on my bloodline/Touch mine, get it sub slime, one time/Bump blind bitches quick then I dump mine/Pull up with the Gucci clutch spitting clutch rhymes/Flyer than a big thick B with a blood tine,” Cardi raps.

“Red Barz” is a great example of Cardi’s skill as an MC. The Love & Hip Hop: New York cast member made her debut last year and seems to have built up her confidence after being a little nervous about jumping into the rap game.

“I was a little bit scared because you know, like, being a rapper has always been my dream so if nobody liked it, that would mean my dream is destroyed,” she told XXL last summer. “And then there…

Watch: Kendrick Lamar Humble Music Video

A week after unleashing 'The Heart Part 4', Kendrick Lamar dropped yet another surprise single 'Humble'.

The Mike WiLL Made-It produced single is accompanied by very cinematic and artistic visuals and is currently trending at #2 on YouTube.

While we're loving the Dave Meyers directed visuals many are asking who's K. Dot taking shots at on 'Humble'?

The single is off Kendrick's album due for release on April 7th.

Watch: Mr Kamera Pamusika Remix Ft Bryan K, Ice Prince & Gemini Major

The wait is over as Mr Kamera released the visuals for 'Pamusika Remix'.

After making the announcement on his birthday  (1 Jan), that there would be a remix to his 2016 hit single, fans were on the edge of their seats.
The remix features Bryan K who is on the original track and Nigerian Ice Prince and sought after producer Gemini Major.

In the visuals shot and directed by SOS Media Pro we find the story line centered at the fruit and vegetable market 'pamusika', where the artists are serenading the beautiful ladies presumably buying their healthy portion of fruits and vegetables.
Ice Prince drops his verse as he describes the woman at the 'musika' with a street themed background with graffiti. A toned down Gemini Major spots dark, short dreadlocks as he sings in his native Malawian language whilst blending with the Shona chorus.
Towards the end of the latin flavoured, mid tempo Afro Pop single, Bryan K is strumming his guitar whilst screaming 'Kiriba',…

Watch: Kazz 'Kudana UK Remix' Music Videos

Mr Boomslang is the king of romantic music and if you went calling your loved one when 'Kudana (Calling You) was released maybe the UK Remix will do the trick.

UK based Zimbabwean R&B/pop singer-songwriter/producer Kazz invites a couple of his UK mates on the remix of his hit single 'Kudana'. Some of the artists Kazz has worked with whilst we are also introduced to new faces (and voices).

On the remix there is MC Bushkin, Mils, Marni and Bailey Browne. The video shot in the UK, with the guys dressed in all black as they whither the cold English weather. When you think of it that cold weather could affect you subconsciously and make you feel all lovey-dovey inside.
Each of the artists shares their rap or sung verse in the different locations that includes a parking lot, roof top and hotel room.
It's all about male bonding and brotherly love whilst calling out to that special pick up the phone and answer the call of love.
Watch 'Kudana UK Remix' mus…