Suzy Eises – ‘Suzy Eises’ (2018) Album Review NAMIBIA

Suzy Eises – ‘Suzy Eises’ (2018) Album Review NAMIBIA

Young, gifted and African, Suzy Eises has a very mild demeanour. Almost unassuming to an extent. It doesn’t understate her presence yet you could take it for granted. Until she starts to showcase what she can do and the goosebumps will tell you all you need to know. Her debut, self titled ‘Suzy Eises’ shook the Namibian industry upon release. Although I gave this album a listen before, I was influenced by Suzy Eises’ Namibian Annual Music Awards 2018 ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ wins to give this body of work…continue reading →
Takura – Someone Had To Do it (2018) album review ZIMBABWE

Takura – Someone Had To Do it (2018) album review ZIMBABWE

2018 is on a great trajectory in terms of Zim music. Encouraging signs are everywhere and I managed to get my hands on the brand new project by the man around town: Takura. Soul Afrika was Takura’s door into the music industry but now Takura has fully found his own voice following his solo introduction 2 years ago. To see him release a full length album so soon after the very successful Relationship Goals EP was a bit of a surprise. In its own way it shows the kind of work Takura is…continue reading →
MzVee – DaaVee (2017) album review GHANA

MzVee – DaaVee (2017) album review GHANA

My first taste of the DaaVee album is the title track Daavi which featured on the Moto Moto Podcast episode 12. It is a song about self-belief and perseverance which boasts a well-layered mid tempo groove with a pentatonic bassline. MzVee’s voice is impressive in how it is used, she holds her keys quite well. We Run Dem is probably the run away hit of the bunch with a dancehall beat that will be a dancefloor filler. The feature by Article Wan is top notch. Many times I come across misplaced or luke…continue reading →
Album Review – Busiswa ‘Highly Flavoured’ (South Africa, 2017)

Album Review – Busiswa ‘Highly Flavoured’ (South Africa, 2017)

Busiswa is a well-established entertainer and even boasts a collabo with one of the greatest African musicians to do their thing: Zimbabwe’s Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi. That should tell you something about this lady’s talent and repertoire. Busiswa is a vivacious and gifted musician that has graduated from the early days of songs like ‘Ngoku’ which was my introduction to her music. Her style has become far more diverse than back then. As the first full length project from Busiswa I am listening to, I didn’t know what exactly to expect and that is…continue reading →
Album Review – Distruction Boyz ‘Gqom is the Future’ (South African, 2017)

Album Review – Distruction Boyz ‘Gqom is the Future’ (South African, 2017)

These 2 guys have been quietly causing a storm in the South African music industry with their unmistakable Gqom sound and distinct productions. Such is their reservedness that you hardly ever hear about them in the tabloids but don't be fooled. This duo is well-known and respected.  The title of their album says it all ‘Gqom is the Future’ (GITF). I had a good idea what to expect and I can proudly say I got it. GITF opens up with a true Mzansi gqom fused house track that sets the pace called ‘My…continue reading →
Album Review – K.O ‘Skhanda Republic 2’ (South Africa, 2017)

Album Review – K.O ‘Skhanda Republic 2’ (South Africa, 2017)

Ntokozo Mdluli a.k.a K.O’s long-awaited sophomore offering is finally here! I know this review comes a few weeks after this album was launched but I really wanted to give it time before I did a review. I was one of the people who loved Skhanda Republic and patiently anticipated the follow up.  It was always going to be a tough ask for K.O to eclipse the monumental Skhanda Republic which helped set the foundation for a type of South African hip hop that easily appealed to the masses. Of particular note was the…continue reading →
Album Review – Sally Boss Madam ‘My Black’ (Namibia, 2017)

Album Review – Sally Boss Madam ‘My Black’ (Namibia, 2017)

I first discovered award-winning Selly Ephraim Keya a.k.a Sally Boss Madam’s music a few months ago when I was researching Namibian music to showcase on the Moto Moto Podcast episode 9. The first song I listened to was What You Say which is a smooth and sexy vibe from start to finish. The music video itself is simple yet stunningly captures the allure of Sally Boss Madam as she engages the object of her affection. She positions herself as a true boss madam, a go-getter who isn’t afraid to say exactly what she…continue reading →