• Rising Afro Folk Star Bongeziwe Expresses Himself Through ‘Iimini' Tracks for Billboard Live At-Home

    9 days ago - By Billboard

    Afro folk artist Bongeziwe rounds out Friday's lineup for Billboard 's Platoon Africa Artist Showcase with his emotive Billboard Live At-Home performance from Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Performing in his kitchen, Bongeziwe whipped up a mini-set featuring songs from his latest album iimini that he released in March. Despite his snazzy ‘fit of a cheetah-print turtleneck and black trousers, he leaped right into the tender topic of love that made for a rather solemn concert.
    “This song is about the end of love,” he said while introducing the first song “isiphelo” that he played on his...
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  • Amaarae Covers WizKid's ‘Joro' For Billboard Live At-Home Performance

    9 days ago - By Billboard

    Amaarae joins Billboard 's Platoon Africa Artist Showcase Friday with a swoon-worthy Billboard Live At-Home performance from her Accra, Ghana hometown.
    The mini-set paired well with a cup of tea, which the singer-songwriter-producer came prepared with as part of the full fine china setup next to her on the couch. Fellow Ghanaian artist Øbed accompanied her on the keyboard, wearing a face mask and sitting at least six feet apart from her to practice social distancing during their snazzy set.
    She paid tribute to famed Nigerian singer-songwriter WizKid by covering his sizzling track “Joro”...
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