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WATCH: DEEZER asks SA music fans to share their favourite Youth Day songs

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In celebration of June 16, Deezer has asked SA music fans to share their favourite Youth Day songs.

In honour of Youth Day 2017, Deezer, the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming service, is asking SA music fans to share their favourite Youth Day songs. These could be songs that inspire, motivate, or simply celebrate the spirit of youth in South Africa.

To kickstart the conversation, Deezer asked its four Deezer Next artists to share their favourite Youth Day songs and to explain why in a series of short videos that can be seen here:

Deezer Next, a recently launched global and local programme, aims to identify and champion upcoming talent, as well as to provide a platform for emerging artists to new audiences exclusively on the Deezer. If you ask us, it’s a major key alert for all upcoming artists!

Last month, Deezer also announced its four up-and-coming South African artists, and kicked off with the first album release by Southern Wild, soon to be followed by Dominic Neil, who will release his debut album later this month. Raheem Kemet and Robin Thirdfloor are the remaining two South African Deezer Next artists who will be releasing albums in the near future.

When asked about Youth Day, Dominic Neil, who has come a long way since he burst on to the scene through Idols South Africa back in 2012, selected Youth, a song by the band Daughter that holds personal significance, as it reflects the importance of protecting our young people. Robin Thirdfloor, also known as Simphiwe Nyawose from Umlazi, chose DJ Fisherman’s Happy Song feat. Big Nuz and DJ Tira because it highlights what being young and carefree is all about.

Deezer  has now invited all South Africans to share their most inspiring song for Youth Day by using the hashtag #DeezerYouthDay on all social media platforms.

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