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by Uju - 2010

BUY ALBUM $4.99 says: “Free’s mix of influences; from Jozi hip hop and slam poetry, to rock, jazz and maskandi, result in an afro poppy feel. It’s an immensely accessible album, and remarkable for the amount of sing along songs that have a social message.”

The Daily Sun commented on the band and the album: “Nothing tastes as sweet as honey – once you taste it, you will always come back for more!”

Muse Magazine’s take was: “It’s very difficult to pigeon-hole their sound, suffice to say that it is a genuine hybrid of local and international influences, yet remains truly South African…. So if you haven’t of heard Uju, keep your eyes and ears peeled. These guys deserve to be big! A very accomplished album.”

Blaque Magazine says: “Free is a great collection of songs filled with incredible melodies, remarkable fusion of percussion, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, and a combination of vocals and spoken word.”

Cosmopolitan Magazine recommends: “Listen to this because Uju’s music is distinct and represents the musical diversity of our country. The songs Last Night and Love Me are must hears!”

True Love, ElleReal and Move magazines also featured the album as one of their top choices.

The title track, "Free", has been playlisted on Highveld FM, KFM, SAFM and Radio 2000 among others. The band has been interviewed by Karabo Kgoleng and Eric Miyeni on SAFM, Michelle Constant on Radio 2000, Kgomotso Matsunyane on KayaFM and featured on the Zane Derbyshire’s Home Brew for Highveld and KFM.

Free was also listed on Jenny Crwys Williams' show as 702's album of the week.