South African music getting rave reviews abroad

They say music speaks to the soul. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - They say music speaks to the soul and this couldn’t be truer for a vlogger crew based in the United Kingdom who have developed a particular taste for gqom and amapiano.

If one keeps an eye on YouTube’s trending tab, you'll be well aware of the Ubunifu Space.

With over 16 million views, it features songs that fans request and many of the songs are created right here in Mzansi.

Bryan, Monique, David, Sade, Ian, and Tonye come together once a week, creating reaction videos to songs from around Africa and South African tunes are getting rave reviews.

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Born and bred in the UK, they aren’t shy to boast about their African roots.

Between them, they have connections to Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cameroon.

Even though they don’t understand the meaning of many of the songs they review, they say its testament to the fact that music is a universal language.

The vloggers have announced plans for an African tour at the end of the year.

eNCA reporter Slindelo Masikane spoke to the crew in the video above.