Back To Mine with Bongi Mvuyana 

South African vocalist Bongi Mvuyana draws on soul, jazz and folk to deliver alternative vocals that have seen her climb African charts. She has worked with a range of renowned producers, clocked up thousands of streams online and is hotly tipped to become a global star. As her new single, ‘Njalo’ with Cee El Assaad drops on connected, DMCWorld goes back to mine with Bongi Mvuyana.

Marie Dahlstrom – Home With You

I guess it’s pertinent to start with this song. My home is a place where I feel peace, love and creative harmony, and I love to share it with loved ones who bring that beautiful energy with them. This song is attached to many such moments.

Marie Dahlstrom - Home With You

Msaki x Tubatsi – Madonna

A beautiful collaboration between two South African singer-songwriters with effortlessly magical voices. It’s been on repeat for the past few weeks.

Msaki x Tubatsi - Madonna (audio video)

Yebba – Distance

I am always in awe of the brilliance of Yebba’s pen and voice. This is one of the most played songs in my home in the past year.

Yebba - Distance (Lyric Video)

Madison McFerrin – TRY

Oftentimes, people don’t know the amount of fear, doubt and demotivation we go through as artists. This song really motivates me on those really tough days, to just trust myself and TRY!

Madison McFerrin - TRY (Official Video)

Keenan Meyere – Healing

Indeed, this song by such a phenomenal South African jazz talent brings healing and upliftment. The music just flies in and out of my spirit.

Thievery Corporation – Décollage

I love music that transports me to a different place. I always imagine my home being a sanctuary where I escape from the world and draw my inspiration from. This song does the job!

Thievery Corporation - Décollage [Official Audio]

Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish – Flowers

I make music in two genres – alternative soul and house music – so I really love it when musicians find a way to bring elements of both into their music. I love to dance and sing along to this one.

Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish - Flowers

DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson – Caipirinha

This song is another one that takes me to a different place, somewhere sunny, by the beach, with a Caipirinha (my favourite cocktail) in my hand. Ironically, this song seems to lament the absence of sun in the musicians’ location.

DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson: Caipirinha

Austin Ato – Song For Mr. Lewis

I first heard this song at a lovely restaurant and music venue in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, called Mangrove. Though it’s closed down, it holds a special place in my musical memories as I’ve performed there a few times, and this song captures the amazing feeling of freedom and joy that the venue gave to everyone who occupied that space.

Austin Ato - Song For Mr. Lewis [PHONICAWHITE017]

Ralf GUM meets Bongi Mvuyana & Kafele – Fix Your Love

Just like how I love to share the joy I get from my home with my loved ones, I love sharing music I have created with others; it’s like bringing them into a piece of my world that really means a lot to me.

Ralf GUM meets Bongi Mvuyana & Kafele – Fix Your Love (Ralf GUM Main Mix)


Cee ElAssaad & Bongi Mvuyana ‘Njalo’ will be released on February 10th 2023 on connected.