Sabelo Mkhabela

Critic

South Africa

Sabelo Mkhabela is a lover of music and a music critic at texxandthecity.com. He is also a staff writer for Okay Africa SA

Touch My Blood

Date: 15 Jun 2018 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Thematically and sonically, this is AKA's most diverse album. One which sees him shouting out legends and mentioning his coloured identity. Two days before the release of his third studio album, AKA makes a grand entrance at one of the many enclaves of Moyo Restaurant in Melrose Arch at Johannesburg's posh north. This particular enclave, which is filled to the brim with journalists, family and friends of AKA's, media personalities and artists, ...

Africa to the World

Date: 20 Apr 2018 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Sun-El Musician's debut album is potent. South African producer Sun-El Musician scored one of the biggest hits last year. "Akanamali," which featured the singer Samthing Soweto, was a permanent fixture on radio, shebeens, living rooms and clubs alike. On his recently released full-length album, Africa to the World, Sun-El proves he's capable of more. The album's second single "Bamthathile" takes off where "Akanamali" left off. While the ...

Agberos International

Date: 07 Jul 2017 Category: Music
9.0 Rating
Bantu is a Lagos-based 13-piece band. Their music straddles genres such as afrobeat, hip-hop, afrofunk, highlife and Yoruba music. The group just released its new album Agberos International—“Agbero” is Yoruba slang for public vehicle conductor. Lyrically the album is political. It provides strong criticism of the Nigerian ruling class and harmful Western policies. For instance, the song “Niger Delta Blues,” talks about the diffic ...

Avery

Date: 04 Dec 2015 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
South African rapper, EmTee received a lot of co-signs from the likes of AKA, Burna Boy, Riky Rick and more, after his coming-out single “Roll Up”, which went to win Song of the Year at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, went viral. AKA ended up dropping a verse on the remix to the single, alongside Wizkid. Purists have had their 2 cents about the rapper not being a w ...

DaKAR II

Date: 26 Feb 2016 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
Hip hop double albums don’t always work. Kwesta’s “DaKAR II” is one of those few that do. ‘Ngud’’ featuring Cassper Nyovest is not a misleading single at all. Kwesta’s a versatile rapper, with different flows. He can drop punchlines back-to-back and can also tell a story. He also attempts to sing on some tracks of his latest album, probably the only flaw I can point out.
The rapper has a lot to say ...