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14 New South African Songs You Need To Hear

July 29, 2020

Manu WorldStar South Africa

Every week, we highlight the very best of South African music for your listening pleasure. Check out our selection of the best new South African songs you need to hear featuring music from AKA, Nadia Nakai, Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha and more.

Nadia Nakai ft Emtee & DJ Capital – 40 Bars

Originally released back in February, Nadia Nakai’s banging hip-hop cut “40 Bars” which features Emtee, receives an epic music video which accurately matches the stature and energy of the song. Hosted by DJ Capital, “40 Bars” sees Bragga and “the Hustler” go bar for bar!

AKA ft Gemini Major – Energy

“Energy” is one of a three threat of singles released by AKA back in May. The rapper is currently in a marathon of music videos—all three songs are getting treated to visuals weekly. “Energy” which features Gemini Major sees the Supa Mega rap about unplugging from the stress our daily routines to recharge.

Tiwa Savage ft. DJ Ganyani & De Mogul SA – Dangerous Love (Remix)

Nigerian vocalist Tiwa Savage connects with South African producers DJ Ganyani and De Mogul SA for the Amapiano remix for her latest hit “Dangerous Love”. With the original song is already charting in her homeland Nigeria, Tiwa Savage looks to spread her wings even further with a South African remix. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyKK7aPRy84

Kabza De Small – Nia Lo

Lead single off Kabza De Small’s groundbreaking album “I Am The King Of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust”, “Nia Lo” , finally receives a visual treatment – the first song on the album to do so. Featuring the vocals of South African songstress Nia Pearl whose status has risen due to her stelar job on the said track, the Nigel Stockl directed video is premised on Nia Pearl’s coming-of-age story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NxsHHPLEiw

Kammu Dee ft Cassper Nyovest, Semi Tee & Miano – Siya Trenda

Visuals for Kammu Dee’s Amapiano single “Siya Trenda” featuring South African heavyweight rapper Cassper Nyovest, and his close allies Semi Tee and Miano. The visuals for the record features all the artiste involved but Miano which is quite dissappointing. Watch the video below.

Mshayi & Mr Thela ft. T-Man – iParty

Mshayi and Mr Thela connect for “iParty” a Gqom single that features the vocals of T-Man. The duo of Mshayi and Mr Thela are growing to become a force in the Gqom genre. The song “iParty” is off their forthcoming Gqom project that’s been titled “Make Cape Town Great Again”. Majority of the song on the project T-Man who helped them score a radio hit with this party starter!

Babes Wodumo ft. Mampintsha & Skillz – eLamont

With her new “Indando Kazi” album topping charts, Babes Wodumo has counter attacked with the official video for “eLamont”, the first track on the speaker destructive album. The video short in Durban features Mampintsha and producer Skillz.

Ami Faku – Imali

After going Gold, Ami Faku releases a music video for her hit single Imali assisted by Ambitiouz Entertainment duo Blaq Diamond. A song that has gripped the country with emotion for months, is now available in visual format as a visual story and calls for a moment of reflection on South Africa.

Luna Florentino & King Sweetkid – Matter Of Fact

South African hip-hop act Luna Florentino drops new hit record featuring fast rising contemporary King Sweetkid titled “Matter Of Fact” which comes hot on the heels of earlier released number titled “Satisfied”.

Manu Worldstar ft $pacely, Sjava & Roberto – Nalingi Remix

Highly talented music South African act of Congolese descent Manu Worldstar is finally here with long awaited remix of his monster hit record “Nalingi”. The Vth Season artist presesents a true Pan-African featuring $pacely from Ghana, Roberto from Zambia and South Africa’s Sjava.

Mampintsha – What Time Is It

The newly released music video “What Time Is It”, a Gqom single by Durban star Mampintsha. The single features Babes WodumoDanger and Bhar. The song “What Time Is It” is one of the many Gqom singles off the newly released “Bhut’Madlisa” album by the Big Nuz star. 

Rethabile Khumalo – Hlonipha

Rethabile Khumalo makes a mark on her recent commercial single “Hlonipha”. The Umlilo vocalist has been pushing her course as an artiste having helped DJ Zinhle score the 2019 song of the year. “Hlonipha” is her third commercial single under Kalawa Jazmee following the success of her singles “Nomathemba” and “Genesis”.

Majorsteez ft Costa Titch & Uncle Vinny – Lies

South African rap duo and biological brothers, outdoor new single “Lies” which is hot the heels of earlier released “Cum To Senses”. Featuring contemporaries Costa Titch and Uncle Vinny, the new entry touches on women and the extremes they go to create a fake self-image.

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