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AKA receives third consecutive BET nod in the coveted Best International Act (Africa) category

AKA BET Award

The Supa Mega, AKA, continues to grow his international brand power with his third consecutive Black Entertainment Television (BET) nod in the coveted Best International Act (Africa) category.

AKA’s third consecutive BET nod speaks volumes of his consistency as an artist. His Best International Act (Africa) nomination comes just off the back of winning Coolest Local Music Star for the second consecutive year at the reputable Sunday Times Generation Next Awards;making him the Most Important Player in the South African music scene as seen by the youth.

Since releasing his DOUBLE PLATINUM certified selling album, LEVELS, in 2014, AKA has shown he has been the most consistent in the game proving the strength of his brand. 2016 saw AKA release two singles – One Time and Dream Works – that went triple platinum. 2017’s “The World is Yours” was the no 1 song on all SA radio for an impressive 9 consecutive weeks.

Here are some of the highlights achieved by AKA in the past two years:

  • AKA has received 3 consecutive (2015-2017) BET Award nominations in the category Best International Act (Africa)
  • AKA was the only African musician to perform at the BET Experience main stage in Los Angeles in 2016
  • AKA won Coolest Local Music Star at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards for 2 consecutive years (2016 & 2017)
  • AKA was the first South Africa English rapping artist to go PLATINUM and DOUBLE PLATINUM
  • AKA was the first South African musician to gain 1 Million Twitter Followers
  • AKA was the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App
  • AKA was the first South African artist on Tim Westwood’s UK show and paved the path for other South Africans to be featured
  • AKA’s first performance of single One Time, trended worldwide and was the most watched episode of Live Amp – ever, still to date
  • AKA’s release of single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it
  • AKA was the only African based artist to feature in the BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists list, which previously predicted successes such as Drake and Sam Smith
  • AKA received 5 Best African Act nominations in 2015 showing his brand appeal as an artist dominating the African continent and not just in South Africa
  • AKA has headlined numerous events across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique just to mention a few; as well as in the UK, USA and Canada

With the above list of accolades under his belt, it comes as no surprise that a reputable international platform like the BET has recognised AKA once again as being an outstanding international act.

AKA’s upcoming third solo studio album will be one of the most important albums to drop in South Africa over the last few years from an urban act.

Having already garnered over 300 000 views since the release of Caiphus Song music video 6 days ago. Keep posted to AKA’s social media accounts to see why he is the most consistent player in the game currently.

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AKA’s highly-anticipated music video for hit track Caiphus Song is now live on VEVO

Caiphus Song

Since releasing the surprise love song in February, AKA’s Caiphus Song has gained massive popularity across the country and the highly-anticipated video is now live on VEVO.

Watch Caiphus Song video here:

AKA’s Caiphus Song video debuted on Trace Urban and Trace Africa yesterday to wide spread positive social media commentary. Fans and media took to Twitter to express their sentiments about the video making CaiphusSongVid a trending topic in South Africa.

Cast in lead roles, Jessica Nkosi and Warren Masemola were highlights for many, as numerous people commented on their chemistry together and their steamy “must watch” kiss.

Jessica Nkosi and Warren Masemola

A song in honour of the legendary South African composer and musician, Caiphus Semenya, AKA hopes that viewers will take away the essence of love from the video. He shares:

“I’m not here to inspire artists. I’m here to inspire people, regular people. I want them to be patriotic. Patriotic in their love and appreciation for the sound of South Africa that we are trying to create and not Metro Boomin’ knock offs. I want people to see the difference between artists more worried about the label of the clothes on their backs than the flows on their tracks, and artists like myself. I want people to appreciate their own stories and aesthetic, like this video. I want people to feel connected.”  

Taking an Our Perfect Wedding (OPW) approach to the video, AKA’s Caiphus Song video was shot at a popular Johannesburg wedding venue and features light hearted elements of a wedding. Viewers also get to see, for the first time ever, AKA showing impressive acting skills in a skit embedded in the video.

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AKA X Anatii release highly awaited second single together titled Don’t Forget To Pray

AKA Don’t Forget To Pray

AKA X Anatii are back at it again with the release of their highly awaited second single together titled Don’t Forget To Pray. Brought to you by Yal Entertainment and Vth Season, Don’t Forget To Pray debuted yesterday on Apple Music’s exclusive Beats 1 platform and was a trending topic in South Africa without anyone having heard the song yet.

AKA Don’t Forget To Pray

Don’t Forget To Pray is now exclusively available on Apple Music until Friday, 12 May 2017, after which the song will be available worldwide on all major digital platforms. Stream or download AKA X Anatii’s Don’t Forget To Pray on iTunes here: https://t.co/gb37RGsrzc

“Vth Season is really excited to work with Yal Entertainment to see this most anticipated collaboration finally happen. Both artists’ fans have inundated the label with requests to get AKA and Anatii in studio to create this magic. This is the second single off their upcoming Blockbuster album.  Like always, the guys have put in many many weeks and months into giving the best to their fans… Debuting on Apple Beats 1 with Ebro yesterday was unprecedented for African Hip-Hop,” shares Benza of Vth Season.

10 Fingers by AKA and Anatii

Don’t Forget To Pray is an extension of AKA and Anatii’s colourful discography and a reminder of their ability to work well together. This release comes off the back of their smash hit single 10 Fingers. 10 Fingers made a remarkable impact for both artists as the song was highly requested by listeners on radio and by patrons at events. 10 Fingers also grew the demand for a joint project from AKA X Anatii which was further fuelled when the visuals were released.

Watch the music video for 10 Fingers here:

2017 is about MUSIC for AKA. With his third solo studio album also due for release this year, AKA has held tight to his King Of SA Radio title as he has dominated airways since the start of the year, often holding 3 – 4 places on all major charts at the same time, and frequently taking the coveted number #1 spot.

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AKA’s The World Is Yours continues to dominate SA Radio and Top Music Charts

AKA’s The World Is Yours

The Supa Mega, AKA, is on top of the world as his smash hit single The World Is Yours continues to dominate SA Radio and top numerous music charts. This past weekend, AKA’s The World Is Yours placed at #1 on all the major charts in the country.

AKA’s The World Is Yours highlights this past weekend:

  • For the 6th consecutive week, AKA’s The World Is Yours retained its position at #1 on the Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart making it yet again the most played local song on SA radio this past week.
  • For the 4th consecutive week, AKA’s The World Is Yours landed at the coveted #1 position on Metro FM’s Top 40 Chart – SA’s largest commercial urban radio station.
  • For the 6th consecutive week, AKA’s The World Is Yours took the #1 spot on the Ukhozi FM Top 20 Chart, which is no small feat for an urban single on an African Language Station (ALS) – Africa’s largest radio station based on listener reach.
  • AKA’s The World Is Yours bagged the #1 position on the Trace Urban SA Hip Hop Top 10 Chart
  • AKA’s The World Is Yours also positioned at #1 on the MTV Base Africa #BaseTop20 Chart
  • AKA also received love from Botswana with The World Is Yours placing at #1 on Radio Botswana 2’s Orange Top 40 Chart

Stream or download AKA’s The World Is Yours here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

With over 600 000 views on VEVO already, watch AKA’s The World Is Yours music video here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

“AKA is in his musical element. The World Is Yours and Caiphus Song are just the tip of the iceberg of what his fans and the country can expect of AKA’s musical releases this year,” shares Benza of Vth Season.

AKA has just wrapped up his highly successful four city #TheWorldIsYoursBirthdayTour which took place at Azar in Durban on Friday, 24 February 2017. AKA’s fans can now look forward to the next series of AKA’s Supa Mega Shows nationwide. Follow AKA and @VthSeason on social media for more music updates and the announcement of the next Supa Mega Show.

 

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AKA releases surprise love song – Caiphus Song

AKA Caiphus Song

The Supa Mega AKA has just released a surprise love song online titled Caiphus Song. Caiphus Song will debut on Metro FM this afternoon between 3pm and 6pm on The Drive with Mo Flava. Make sure to tune in!

“This is a song very close to my heart. It’s about fighting for a future with the one you love. I decided to call it “Caiphus Song” to honour him and the song “Matswale” which inspired me to write this at this particular point in my life and relationship,” shares AKA.

AKA’s Caiphus Song can be streamed exclusively until Monday, 27 February 2017 on the Deezer streaming platform. The Caiphus Song Ringback Tone (RBT) is also exclusively available to Vodacom subscribers until Monday, 27 February 2017.

Stream AKA’s Caiphus Song on Deezer here: http://www.deezer.com/album/15415600

“This is a beautiful love song and one of AKA’s most personal songs yet. Each line speaks volumes for his love and relationship. AKA’s musicality and ability to create a song like this may surprise some, but when I heard this for the first time, I went crazy. I was so excited. We at Vth Season believe it will resonate with all ages. This is the new age wedding song of note,” expresses Benza of Vth Season.

Shortly after AKA released the Caiphus Song online, his fans started sharing their sentiments about the song’s unique artwork. Designed by Simiso Zwane, better known as Okmalumkoolkat, this is what he had to say: “When AKA sent me the track, I instantly got ideas around ‘real love’ and wedding vibes so I called him and we had a chat about which direction I could take it to. I am currently really interested in Vaporwave design, so I wanted to capture that feeling, visually using Vaporwave aesthetics.” Okmalumkoolkat further adds: “This is also part of this whole Afro-futurism wave that I believe me and Supa Mega are part of consciously or unconsciously, it’s all there in our music.”

AKA’s surprise release of the Caiphus Song now dovetails his hit single The World Is Yours which is the biggest song in the country and currently retains the #1 position on the Local Music Top 100 Chart for the 5th consecutive week. The music video for The World Is Yours was shot during AKA and Bonang Matheba’s vacation in Thailand and garnered unpreceded views in the first 2 weeks since its release and is well on its way to receiving to reaching 1 million views. Watch The World Is Yours music video here: https://SonyMusicAfrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYours

AKA’s versatility as an artist knows no boundaries and his ability to formulate the perfect radio song, which has earned him the King of SA Radio title, will surely translate with the Caiphus Song and his fans can expect to hear his new single on radio stations across the country very soon.

Follow AKA and @VthSeason on social media for more music updates.

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AKA – The World Is Yours Global Music Video Premier

AKA – The World Is Yours

The Supa Mega AKA released the visuals to the biggest (most played and most listener reached) song in the country yesterday with his global music video premier of The World Is Yours.

The World Is Yours video premiered on Trace Urban and Trace Africa to an overwhelmingly positive reception, and went live on VEVO yesterday evening and has garnered over 36 000 views in a matter of just a few hours.

Make sure to view AKA’s world class music video here:

Shot in South East Asia, Thailand, AKA has raised the bar with The World Is Yours music video and has many fans echoing his own sentiments that this is his best work yet.

Known for breaking boundaries with his audience reach, will AKA’s The World Is Yours music video reach a milestone of 1 million views in 1 month?  Join in on the conversation online using the hashtag #TheWorldIsYourVid.

 



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AKA The World Is Yours is the #1 song on SA radio in terms of both reach and frequency

AKA Wins An AFRIMA Award

The Supa Mega, AKA, lives up to his “King of SA Radio” title with The World Is Yours being the most played local song on radio in the country (frequency) as well as the most heard local song on radio (reach – RAMS). This is the second consecutive week that AKA’s The World Is Yours places as the #1 most played local song on radio.

The World Is Yours is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital platforms here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA. You can also listen to The World Is Yours here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muvHmrhpFho

Make The World Is Yours your Vodacom #WelcomeTone by simply dialing *117*987*06# to get it. T&C’s Apply.

AKA The World Is Yours

AKA’s double #1 radio peaks comes just ahead of the highly anticipated music video debut of The World Is Yours, which was shot in Thailand, and is set to exclusively premier this Thursday, 2 February 2017 on Trace Urban and Trace Africa.

AKA’s radio domination also comes just off the back of the launch event The World Is Yours Birthday Tour, which kicked off this past Friday at Kong and Harem to a sold out venue where the Supa Mega’s fans came out in full force to celebrate his birthday. The World Is Yours Birthday Tour was hosted television personality Dash, who did a stellar MC job, and supported by live acts from the likes of Emtee, Gemini Major and Frank Casino just to name a few.

AKA’s fans can expect The World Is Yours Birthday Tour in different cities over the next month. See below venues and dates:

  • Moloko (Pretoria) – 3 February 2017
  • Icon Soweto (Soweto) – 11 February 2017
  • Coco (Cape Town) – 17 February 2017
  • Azur (Durban) – 24 February 2017

Keep posted to AKA and Vth Season (@VthSeason) social media platforms for the VEVO link of The World Is Yours music video as well as updates on the upcoming legs of The World Is Yours Birthday Tour.



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AKA’s The World Is Yours single tops the Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart

AKA IV League

The King of SA Radio, AKA, adds another single to his already impressive resume of number #1 singles on the Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart. His latest single to reach number #1 on the coveted chart is his smash hit single The World Is Yours which debuted to millions of viewers in November last year on the Idols SA finale show.

The World Is Yours is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital platforms here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

AKA’s The World Is Yours being the most played local song on radio in South Africa comes as no surprise. The single has steadily been gaining momentum over the last 6 weeks with high rotation on all major radio stations across the country and comes just ahead of its highly anticipated video release which was shot in Thailand and due to premier in February.

The World Is Yours has received massive rave reviews from the UK and the US and is a highly fitting song for where brand AKA is in his career. AKA launches The World Is Yours birthday tour on Friday, 27 January 2017 at Kong and Harem in Johannesburg. Make sure to get your tickets now to be a part of his birthday celebration. Tickets are available from Ticket Pro here: http://www.ticketpros.co.za/portal/web/index.php/event/b38c42c8-f0ba-e499-84cb-586392f9ffb4

Also featured on the Local Music Playlist Top 100 Chart is AKA’s latest single with Anatii #10 FINGERS. Purchase or stream it here: http://smarturl.it/10fingers

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DJ Sliqe Bags MMA16 Nomination for Best Hip Hop Album and Premiers Bay2 Music Video on VEVO

DJ Sliqe

Award winning South African superstar Disc Jockey, DJ Sliqehas bagged a highly sought after Metro FM Music Award (MMA16) nomination in the hotly contended categoryBest Hip Hop Album. DJ Sliqe’s MMA16 nomination comes off the back of premiering the music video for his killer track, titled Bay2 featuring AKA, Yanga and JR off his newly released album Injayam Vol.1.

Following the release of his debut album Injayam Vol.1 DJ Sliqe kicks the year off with clean visuals for the catchy, chart-topping Summer single Bay2.

Watch DJ Sliqe’s music video for Bay2 here:

DJ Sliqe’s single Bay2 is available on iTunes and other digital platforms here: https://SonyMusicAfrica.lnk.to/jD6E9

DJ Sliqe made history in 2016 when he became the first hip-hop DJ to win a South African Music Award (SAMA).Rising above the rest in the “Best Remix” category with his hit track Do Like I Do ft. L-Tido, Riky Rick, Kwesta, Nadia Nakai, Reason and the late hip hop heavyweight Flabba.

DJ Sliqe’s fourteen track album Injayam Vol. 1 includes collaborations from SA’s hip-hop superstars; Kwesta, AKA, Okmalumkoolkat, JR, WTF, Riky Rick, Yanga, Blaklez and Ginger Trill among others.

Known for making hits, DJ Sliqe has a presence in the hip hop scene that knows how to get the right attention and hold it for long enough to leave a lasting impression which has made him one of the most sought after DJs in the country.

Make sure you request Bay2 on your favourite radio station and follow DJ Sliqe on social media.

Connect with DJ Sliqe:

Facebook: DJ Sliqe
Twitter: @Sliqe
Instagram: @Sliqe
YouTube: http://smarturl.it/DJSBay2ViD

 

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AKA X Anatii release highly anticipated single titled 10 FINGERS

AKA X Anatii

Off the back of an extremely busy festive season headlining shows across the country, AKA keeps his momentum by kicking off the year with the release of new music. AKA’s fans have anticipated a new track with Anatii for months now and this morning AKA X Anatii released their second collaboration together titled 10 FINGERS, which is pegged to be an even bigger hit than The SAGA. 10 FINGERS is brought to you by YAL Entertainment and Vth Season.

“I’m looking forward to hearing how much the fans love this song. What a smash. This is only the beginning…” expresses AKA.

Purchase AKA X Anatii 10 FINGERS on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/10fingers

10 FINGERS is now available globally on all major digital platforms such as Google Play, Apple Music, Deezer and all streaming services for their fans. Fans can also expect to start hearing the hit single on national radio stations from today.

“Live fast never die so, I’ve got a special button for the nitro I’m getting money like the white folk… 10 fingers on the Bible…” Listen to 10 FINGERS for more lyrics.

10 FINGERS debuted for the first time last night at Anatii’s birthday celebration at Kong in Johannesburg to a great reception.

Anatii says: “It’s great to be back in studio with AKA, there’s undeniable energy when we work together. Hope the world is ready for a whole new wave.”

10 FINGERS

As expressed by AKA, this is indeed just the beginning. Fans can expect a few more surprise single drops from AKA in the first quarter of this year as well as a full body project to be released soon. As mentioned in 10 FINGERS, AKA has indeed “Paid the price to be the main man”.

“AKA has dominated the South African music industry with no new album for over 2 years… imagine what’s going to happen with the release of AKA’s third studio album this year?” shares Benza of Vth Season.

Keep posted to @vthseason to see the worldwide release of AKA’s music.

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