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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Pepe Kalle – Gerant

Before The Notorious BIG and Rick Ross took the hearts of all those fans who love the voice and appearance of fat boy entertainers, there was the DRC’s Pepe Kalle…for most Africans at least. He was known for such signature tunes as “Gerant”, a must play at all African weddings and parties for a very […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Petersen & Shyman – Fendela Fenduze

It was in the late noughties when this single bursted onto the music scene. It is called “Fendela Fenduze” and was performed by Zambian artists Petersen Zegaze and Shyman Shaizo. It is one of those tunes which you can easily tell what the message is regardless of whether or not you knew the language they […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Saado Ali – Dhawaaq Hees

A victim of extremist, jihadist terrorist group Al-Shabaab, Saado Ali was a voice of the people in Somalia. Wikipedia cites her musical content as composed of political and social justice, as well as nationalism and romantic love. Her sweet voice compels one to want to listen even they do not understand exactly what she is […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Arthur Mafokate – Oyi, Oyi – Kwaito

Kwaito was the cool genre of the South African 90’s and early noughties. It helped educate everyone about South Africa. Well it made a few people aware of the dances and culture of the downtown SA. The genre brought to the forefont groups such as Mafikizolo, Trompies and Boom Shaka, and individual artist such as […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Mahmoud Ahmed – Yegeter Ioga

The horn of Africa produces some of the best sounds out of the continent, most of which has not been widely heard across the continent and by the world in general. This can be attributed to repression in some case and also to the language barrier, especially in the case of Ethiopia with its artists […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Stecia Mayanja – Kawompo

She is from Kampala, Uganda and not popular for her striking figure (ehhh ehhh!!) but for her lovely voice and her music. She has caused us to go back in time and select one of her hits, “Kawompo” for our Ret-RAW Saturdays article. We are not sure what the message in the song is all […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Dr Sakis – Volcanic Girls

There is nothing as entertaining as a the DRC’s soukous dance music video. You might not need to necessarily watch one because you love the song, but maybe because of the dance moves that are featured on it. Soukous ruled the large part of the 90’s as a staple on the African music scene, not […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Chicco – Papa Stop The War

During his active days, he was a musician, dancer and actor. He always had the means to deliver packages that left his audience both entertained and educated. Sello “Chicco” Twala’s releases include the 1989 monster track “Papa Stop the War”. The song which was produced by Pam Devereux Harris also had an award winning video directed and […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Ali Kiba – Usiniseme

If you are into your African music then you definitely know what Bongo Flava and may have heard of the name Ali Kiba. The Tanzanian artist is one of the hip-hop, reggae, R&B, afrobeat and dancehall influenced genre’s ambassadors and a major player on the East African music scene. This assessment can be justified by […]

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Ret-Raw Saturdays: Sade – The Sweetest Taboo

She was the African delight no one ever expected to exist. With this song, she took over the world and made a name for herself in Britain and the world over. Her name was Fọláṣadé Adú, otherwise known popularly as Sade. The song that stuck out most from the Nigerian born artist’s compilation is the […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Baaba Maal – Yele (Hamady Bogle)|@baabamaal

Baaba Maal is one of Senegal’s gems mainly because of his more than impeccable vocals. At some point in his musical career, his music was reggae-fied to produce a powerful single entitled “Yele (Hamady Bogle)”. In the song, the heavy beat synonymous with likes of 90’s Reggae-Dancehall performed by the likes of Buju Banton, Terror […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata

She was the queen of Southern Afrobeat and continues to be revered in many circles as an accomplished musician and civil rights activist. On this day, we invite her to our site with this nostalgic tune, which some may relate to as a source of joy and fun during the trouble days of South Africa, […]

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