Here, in “Uhlalu’kwenza”, is a tale of triumph over adversity. In the last quarter of 2017, South African singer Busisiswe Thwala — her nom de plume is Cici — released a self-titled album, wherein she channeled her emotions, her traumas from an abusive relationship and her resolve into heart-wrenching and heart-warming songs. An accomplished actress,...
Roll & Coasters
I don’t know about you, but over here we get bombarded with a lot of music on a regular basis. In our quest to find the best way to share our discoveries, we came up with ‘Roll & Coasters’: one of our earliest ideas, R&Cs were video playlists relying on the latest music videos posted on YouTube.
With the rising popularity of other digital streaming platforms, we started replicating our YouTube playlists to the other major streaming outlets. And that’s how all our playlists are presented nowadays.
What hasn’t changed over time is how we come up with the R&Cs playlists: pool together music videos released within a week, and make a cohesive arrangement of 20-some songs. You tell us what you think.
More R&Cs Playlists
In Lagos, 2018 has seen a relentless streak of Wizkid-featured potential hits. “Fake Love” has gotten the video treatment and looks set to supplant “Soco”. Wizkid and Duncan Mighty makes a great pairing and there are a few good ones here: Belly and NAV, BJ The Chicago Kid and Ro James, Marwa Loud and Laguardia…...Continue reading
I’ll admit this isn’t the strongest field I’ve had to do with but we always make it work. By all measures, Norwegian music producer Kygo has had a pretty successful year. And to cap it off with “Happy Now” and a video treatment showcases the breathtaking views of your home country should be the cherry...Continue reading
‘R&Cs: Expensive Pain’ is part of a trove of playlists we just recovered. While it may be…ancient, we still believe it holds value in helping with music discovery. I don’t know when you got on the Meek Mill train, but the title track to his latest album, Expensive Pain, is the type of joint the...Continue reading
Ça fait un bon moment que j’espérais pondre une playlist menée par Dip Doundou Guiss, un rappeur sénégalais que j’ai découvert l’année dernière et que j’apprécie énormement. Et voilà que mon souhait est maintenant chose faite avec “LYXRD” (ou encore “Li Yalla Xam Rek Doyna” qui veut dire “Seul Allah sait”), une grosse claque lyricale...Continue reading
Come to think of it, I might not be showing enough love to Camila Cabello in this segment; after all, she has an excellent track record as a pop star. I have been playing “My Oh My” — in fact, the whole of Romance — for a couple months now, and I was champing at...