Internationally acclaimed singer Rihanna has registered new music.
The 31-year-old singer who released her last album ‘Anti’ in 2016 has recently registered a new song called ‘Private Loving’ with her music publisher BMI.
The song was reportedly written by Rihanna and Jamaican reggae artist Demarco. While fans are desperate for Rihanna to drop her ninth album, the star recently said she’s still working on recording the new material, so doesn’t have a release date in mind yet.
When asked how much longer fans would have to wait, she said: “I wish I knew. I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.”
The ‘Work’ hitmaker added it is disappointing that she can’t just put her new music out into the world, but insisted she doesn’t want to rush the material.
She added: “It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, “Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.'”
Rihanna also admitted her business empire is partly to blame for the lengthy time between records now, as she is dividing her energy between her music career and her fashion and beauty lines.
She said: “It’s the reason why an album isn’t being spat out like it used to. I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”
The ‘Work’ hitmaker unveiled the brand new design at a Fenty pop-up at The Webster in Soho, New York. Many of her fans – who are known as The Navy – have told her on social media that they want more songs over new beauty products. Asked if the $230 tops which were printed across the front ‘No More Music’ are an intentional troll, Rihanna told W magazine: “It’s [hit the Internet] and it’s full-on trolls. Please let my fans know that I’m trolling them. You have to get it because it’s a souvenir. That’s the closest you’ll get to music before the album.
South African hip hop star Sho Madjozi is making waves with her new hit ‘John Cena’ in which she raps in Swahili.
The 27-year-old recently stopped by the ‘A Colors Show’ studios in Berlin, Germany. In front of a turquoise backdrop, the artist performed her new song ‘John Cena’. She is the fourth South African artist to appear on the German show.
She slid throughout the performance with the customary vigour that is now synonymous to the artist. Obeying the gqom beat’s orders, Madjozi gyrated, showing off her personality, light footedness and impressed with her Swahili rap prowess.
‘John Cena’ is a previously unreleased single from Sho Madjozi, who released her debut album ‘Limpopo Champions League’ last year.
Earlier this year she became the fourth South African artist to win a B.E.T award for Best New International Act and the superstar made history as the first female South African artist to win a BET. She also got recognition as the Female Artist of The Year award at the South African Music Awards, the country’s equivalent of the Grammys in June 2019.
This is not the first time that the ‘Wakanda Forever’ hitmaker has wowed fans from East Africa with her grasp of Swahili in her music despite being South African. She is acclaimed in East Africa for her hit song ‘Huku’ which was released in May 2018.
Sho Madjozi real name Maya Wegerif, named after Maya Angelou has lived in South Africa and Tanzania, where she learnt to speak Kiswahili. The musician doesn’t speak just one but almost four languages, which are; isiZulu, Tsonga, Sepedi, English, French, and Swahili.
The Multi-lingual rapper who has performed in Kenya twice has a degree in creative writing and African studies from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts in the USA which she got through a scholarship.