“Push” is a single off her mixtape, “The Secret Garden” (released April 2012). And the feel of this single is undoubtedly R&B, which immediately distinguishes Sphum from the vast majority of South African exports - kwaito, house and hip-hop.
Watching this video, Ciara’s “1,2 Step” is called up from my memory, considering the sub-urban feel, and… something:
Particularly 1.28 & 2.50. Related: When was the last time you listened to this one, ey?!
That aside, “Push” makes for some nice easy listening… Bah, I give up on pretending that I’m being professional about this: She’s gorgeous. Gorgeous, and sings. Can definitely gerrit.
I love this girl and her swag and i respect her grind so much coz shez from my city Durban and her success happened right infront of my eyes its so awesome to see somebody grinding so hard and getting noticed in the end! #TeamToya. check out her official site http://www.toyadelazy.com
Her debut single, “Pump it on.” 76,000 views? C’mon. There’s got to be more.
MusicBreak: Of Nigerian star Davido and his N10million pocket change.
Upcoming artiste and ‘Dami duro’ star, David Adeleke - better known as Davido - has apologised for posting a 10 million Naira cheque online this past Tuesday (April 24, 2012).
Davido posted the cheque via his Twitter account, with this little nugget as the caption:
”Great meeting, made a little change.”
Most of his fans though - Jealous much? - didn’t take the post too kindly, giving him such undeserving labels as “childish”. The poor kid had to apologise for the post, pulling it down some hours later.
”I’m sorry to those that were offended by the picture [I posted earlier]. I never knew God would take me this far and I got a little carried away. Una own sef go come (Yours will also come).”
However, the young man is no stranger to showing off if his “Dami Duro” video is anything to go by, with seemingly expensive liquor being poured out, and wads of cash being flung at the camera.
Showbiz stunt? You decide. N10million is, after all, pocket change, yes?
STOP THE PRESS: A bright new Matasia Star shines, with “Life History”.
C’mon. She’s a superstar. C’mon.
“Do not ask me, about my life… [unintelligible mumbling]”
In this brilliant single, this lady - Jackiwa - speaks of characters that many would often elect to refer to as “haters” in parts of the song, and doesn’t stop there: She goes great lengths to give you some key gems for your life’s consideration.
“Unajifanya asali, ulambwe na nani?”
The video location and shooting is one that calls for a slow clap, with every scene calling on the average Kenyan’s memory.
The video opens with a shot of her walking up a scene reminiscent of the the tea plantations in Kericho, with the added touch of the occasional acacia tree in the background. There are also several shots with her lying back on a bed with a floral spread, a scene that is a nod to a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The true gems in the video come as a triple threat:
The vigorous booty-shaking, that is unquestionably a tribute to the scene at any given Nairobi club over the weekend, particularly with intoxicated ladies out on the rave.
The Probox scripted into the video at 1:56 brings into sharp focus the increasing popularity of the Toyota make in the past 12 months. Speculation is rife that she could be considered for an endorsement deal.
The unapologetic use of her weave to execute a bit of hairography, unparalleled.
Overall, with over 7,000 views already, this one deserves its place as a viral hit.