Autumn Leaves In Johannesburg

It’s 10am in Lagos — probably 11am someplace else — and I can’t be bothered to leave my bed. Power has just been restored, but I’m too lazy to change the channel. MTV Base is usually guilty of playing the same music every other hour, but this time it’s a South African countdown, so the melody is significantly different. There isn’t much by way of Amapiano either, and while I can’t be bothered to get this food tray off the bed, I’m curious enough to allow the songs make an impression on me.

Hearing Sjava sing…

Jerry Chiemeke

Lawyer. Writer. Award-winning Music & Film Critic.

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