The ANC launched its 13-track album – a mix of dance, jazz, gospel and kwaito – in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Friday night and among the songs is "Phakama Ramaphosa", an ode to its president Cyril Ramaphosa.
With a high number of first-time youth voters expected to take part in the May 8 national and provincial elections, parties are hoping to up the good vibes towards them with some cool tracks. At the launch, former police minister Fikile "Fearfokol" Mbalula shunned the traditional "how ya feeling Joburg?" with a speech praising Ramaphosa as a "skillful negotiator" and a "methodical leader".
It happening tonightFew hours now to ANC ELECTIONS ALBUM RELEASE !#GrowSouthAfrica #ThumaMina #ANCAlbumRelease pic.twitter.com/euS5SS2bqu— Kelebogile Senwedi (@PamSenwedi) February 22, 2019 The choreography featured a mixture of traditional and hip-hop moves, as artists showcased the songs available on iTunes and Spotify.