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Africa Express announce new album with lead single "Johannesburg"

08 May 2019, 10:27 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Africa Express have shared news of their new album EGOLI, alongside revealing lead single "Johannesburg" featuring Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, and Sibot.

"Johannesburg" is the lead single to be shared from the upcoming EGOLI record, which will also feature "No Games" with Ghetts, Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, and Radio 123.

EGOLI follows on from their MOLO EP that landed back in March. EGOLI means Johannesburg - the City Of Gold - in the Xhosa language.

Other artists featured on the upcoming record include Georgia, Mr Jukes, Damon Albarn, and many South African artists.

Speaking about the project, Georgia said, "It was such a pleasure to be part of such a special project. This album goes far beyond just a record it is an example of the rich, modern & pioneering sounds coming out of South Africa. Absolute honour to have been involved. Africa Express is such an important platform & collective."

Moonchild Sanelly added, "Being a part of such a diverse and deep musical project was so dope. We were like kids in a candy store where you just walk in to any of these crazy little studios packed with incredible musicians, and you could make any genre of music from futuristic rave to ballads with legendary stars. I loved every minute of it and I wrote music till my heart was on fire."


  1. Welcome - (Africa Express feat. Phuzekhemisi)
  2. City In Lights - (Africa Express feat. Georgia, Mahotella Queens, Otim Alpha, Nick Zinner)
  3. The River - (Africa Express feat. Muzi, Zola 7, Mahotella Queens)
  4. Bittersweet Escape - (Africa Express feat. Mr Jukes, Nonku Phiri, BCUC)
  5. Johannesburg - (Africa Express feat. Gruff Rhys, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Sibot)
  6. Become The Tiger - (Africa Express feat. Sibot, Damon Albarn, Mr Jukes)
  7. Africa To The World - (Africa Express feat. Infamous Boiz, Dominowe, Otim Alpha, Mahotella Queens, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Radio 123)
  8. Absolutely Everything Is Pointing Towards The Light - (Africa Express feat. Gruff Rhys, Zolani Mahola)
  9. Where Will This Lead Us To? - (Africa Express feat. Moonchild Sanelly, Radio 123)
  10. Mama - (Africa Express feat. Otim Alpha, Georgia, Radio 123)
  11. No Games - (Africa Express feat. Sho Madjozi, Poté, Moonchild Sanelly, Ghetts, Muzi, Radio 123)
  12. Morals - (Africa Express feat. Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes)
  13. Taranau - (Africa Express feat. Otim Alpha, Gruff Rhys)
  14. The Return Of Bacardi - (Africa Express feat. DJ Spoko, FAKA)
  15. Sizi Freaks - (Africa Express feat. Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly)
  16. Twirl - (Africa Express feat. Poté, Ghetts)
  17. I Can't Move - (Africa Express feat. Damon Albarn, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Sibot)
  18. See The World - (Africa Express feat. Mahotella Queens, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys)

"Johannesburg" is out now. Africa Express' new album EGOLI drops 12 July via Africa Express Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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