Musician Manu WorldStar took the South African music industry by storm after releasing his hit-single, NaLingi last year – and now, the 25-year-old star is set to release his debut album titled MOLIMO today (18 September, 2020).
Speaking to TRUELOVE, Manu WorldStar explained the inspiration behind the album which features the biggest names in South African music such as Sjava, Rouge, Anati, Rowlene as well as Focalistic.
"MOLIMO means 'My Spirit' in my mother tongue, Lingala. I chose this name because I felt this body of work defines and reflects the deepest desires and thoughts that come not from my mind, but from my spirit,” he tells us.
The Congolese-born star also said that his album is about the story of a young man who was born and raised in Johannesburg by Congolese parents who worked hard enough to see their son fulfil his dream of becoming an African star. While today is all about celebrating his new album, we're also celebrating some of the artists whose music keeps him going.
Here are the top 5 songs that are always on repeat in his playlist:
1. Manu WorldStar – Choko2. B Young - Catch Me Outside
3. Avenue Beat - F2020
4. Nasty C - Steve Biko
5. Manu WorldStar & Anatii - Choko pt 2