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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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AKA to host his signature SupaMegaShow Chirstmas Edition in Durban this Sunday

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Multi-award winning South African artist, AKA, takes his signature SupaMegaShow to Durban this Sunday, 25 December 2016, for a special Christmas Edition at the Greyville Racecourse in association with Vth Season, Good Sundae, Jali Bird and Red Key Concepts; supported by Trace TV and powered by Castle Lite and Sky Vodka. Doors open at 6pm.

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Joining the Supa Mega on the lineup is 2016 breakthrough artist, Babes Wodumo, Okmalumkoolkat and the North God, Da L.E.S. Purchase your tickets now from Computicket to avoid disappointment and celebrate Christmas Supa Mega style! Tickets available online here: http://www.computicket.mobi/mobile/event/performance/535553532

Exclusive Supa Mega Christmas merchandise is currently on sale at Sportscene, 320 West Street and Gateway and will be available on sale at the show.

As part of the customary feature of the signature SupaMegaShow event concept, Durban patrons can expect a one of a kind concert experience with a live band and state-of-the-art technical production. With sold out SupaMegaShow’s in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the Durban leg is highly anticipated and is set to wrap up 2016 by raising the bar for what AKA fans can expect from his SupaMegaShows in the New Year.

“Vth Season has partnered with AKA on his SupaMegaShow concept since its inception and the third installment taking place this Sunday is set to set the precedence for 2017 as the SupaMegaShow will travel to more cities in the New Year including cities in other African countries” shares Benza, Vth Season Managing Director

Follow @akaworldwide and @vthseason online to find out how you can win a SupaMegaFan experience which includes 2 x VIP tickets; express entry to the venue and lounge check-in; personal Meet & Greet with AKA; a photo opportunity with AKA; an Autographed Levels CD / Vinyl; AKA ROCKA merchandise; access to Premium Fan lounge; on site hostesses; complimentary drinks; complimentary hospitality and food.

Get your copy of AKA’s new single #TheWorldISYours here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

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AKA’s The World Is Yours now available on all digital platforms

AKA the world is yours

#AKATheWorldIsYours just dropped on all digital platforms such as iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, and Google Play. Since the world premiere of AKA’s brand new single on the Idols SA Finale this past Sunday, fans have been requesting the track from radio stations all across the country and anticipating the official release of the track.

Well here it is! The new summer smash; #AKATheWorldIsYours  is a SUPA MEGA celebration of the successful career AKA has as an artist, musician and brand so far, dropping lines such as “…who went plat without a vernac record…”, he recognizes himself as the champion that he is and inspires others to also dream big and aim high. #AKATheWorldIsYours #AKAChampions.

The World Is Yours is now available for streaming and download here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/TheWorldIsYoursFA

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VTH Season proud to announce AKA, the first musician on the cover of GQ South Africa Magazine

GQ South Africa Magazine

The Vth Season has been instrumental alongside AKA, the award-winning musician music working towards many firsts for South African musicians. The top entertainment and music agency announced this morning that they are proud to announce AKA as the first musician on the cover of the coveted GQ South Africa magazine.

Not only is AKA the first South African musician to feature on the cover of the coveted GQ South Africa magazine, in the last five years, only three South Africans have featured on the GQ South Africa magazine cover making AKA the fourth South African to feature on South Africa’s forefront of men’s fashion, influence and innovation magazine in half a decade.

The October issue of GQ South Africa magazine is a revered issue linked to the brand’s Best Dressed Men of the Year Awards which has become one of South Africa’s premier dates on the social calendar; to which AKA is no stranger featuring as early as 2011 on the their Top 10 list.

“Team Vth Season works with extremely talented individuals, operating carefully behind the scenes, patiently persevering through the steps to reaching these milestones. This cover is a major celebration of our hard-work and determination” shares Ninel Musson, Vth Season Director.

Copies of GQ South Africa’s October issue hit shelves on Monday, 26 September 2016. Make sure to get your hands on this collector’s edition.

AKA’s feature on GQ South Africa magazine’s cover speaks volume of his brand strength and influence.

“AKA is a commercially lucrative brand that appeals to cross over markets. We have always believed that he would be a front runner in the South African music space and it’s great to have an international publication share our view” expresses Benza, Vth Season Managing Director.

Join in on the conversation online and let us know what you think of AKA’s October GQ South Africa magazine cover by tagging @akaworldwide @GQdotcoza and @vthseason.

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AKA’s One Time music video now out on VEVO

AKA – One Time

3rdWrldBoss, AKA, has just released the music video to his latest single, One Time, On VEVO. The music video for One Timefirst premiered on Top Billing playing out on the lifestyle show after their feature on AKA in Los Angeles and on set of his One Time music video shoot.

 

AKA’s One Time music video has few “faces of SA blessers” and celebrity cameos that are worth looking out for such as the likes of Da. L.E.S, Nomuzi, Yanga, Big Star and TRESOR just to name a few.

The One Time music video is shot to depict the high life most only dream of. AKA manages to capture and portray one of SA’s current phenomena in a fun and relatable way.

AKA’s One Time single first debuted in the UK on BBC 1 Xtra and has since garnered great traction and appreciation worldwide. Purchase One Time on iTunes here:https://goo.gl/i8e3WF

AKA has also just released the date of his next Supa Mega Show which will take place on 17 September 2016 in Cape Town, following his highly successful launch Supa Mega Show which saw the Zone 6 Venue in Soweto experience an unprecedented turn out.

 

Purchase your tickets now for AKA’s Cape Town Supa Mega Show to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from Computicket here: http://goo.gl/ukXD7q

 

 

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AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video now live

AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video

The highly anticipated music video of AKA’s Dreamwork featuring Yanga is now live. Watch it here: http://www.iiirdwrld.com/

The Dreamwork music video premiered on Channel O last week and trended on Twitter for 18 hours with around 200 MILLION impressions! Notably, these types of impressions are rare and more in line with worldwide trending events.

AKA keeps raising the bar in the music industry and his Dreamwork music video is testament to his consistency of pushing the boundaries and giving of his best as South Africa’s Most Important Player in the music industry.

The demand for the online version of the Dreamwork music video since its release has been like none other, with both fans and media requesting the video on a daily basis. #DreamworkVid trended all day yesterday when AKA announced that the music video was coming soon and again when it dropped at 11pm SAST. Fans in SA stayed up and fans outside of SA, like the USA also watched the video.

Much of the audience from social media reaction to AKA’s Dreamwork video was outside SA which is highly fitting as AKA has USA show dates on the East and West coast coming up. AKA has received his second BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa) and will perform at the BET experience on 25 June 2016, and will also perform in Brooklyn, New York on 4 July 2016. Other acts scheduled to perform at the BET experience include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Rae Sremmurd and Desiigner just to mention a few. Even as his international stardom grows, AKA will always be proudly South African and returns home to perform at the landmark arts and culture festival in Grahamstown on 7 July 2016.

Don’t forget to vote for AKA’s “Baddest” for the SAMA Record of The Year!

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AKA’s LEVELS album goes Platinum

AKA Levels

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA’s second studio album, LEVELS, has officially been certified Platinum. AKA’s LEVELS album has gained him a strong following across the African continent, opened up doors for him in the U.S and the U.K and has entrenched him as the Most Important Player in the South African music scene.

The LEVELS’ album Platinum status is testament of the hunger of AKA’s fans to want to own AKA’s catalogue of music which are classic hits that fans believe they will continue to treasure in many years to come.

In 2015, AKA dominated the South Africa radio airways as the most played South African artist with only two new single releases that came towards the end of the year. AKA received and continues to receive award nominations and recognition across the globe for singles released from his album LEVELS. Going on two years without a new album, it is unheard of in South Africa for an artist to be able to keep up momentum let alone dominate the music scene and this is verification of the talent, relevance and brand power of AKA.

We need to celebrate with AKA and congratulate him on yet another milestone. Here are just a few highlights of AKA’s career over the past few months which show why he is South Africa’s Most Valuable Player in the music industry:

  • AKA is the first South African musician to gain 1 Million Twitter Followers
  • AKA is the first person in African to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App
  • AKA’s first performance of new single, One Time, trended worldwide and was the most watched episode of Live Amp – ever
  • AKA’s release of new single, Dreamwork ft Yanga, crashed the internet, trended for over 24 hours and had internationally acclaimed artist, Snoop Dogg, rap to it
  • AKA won 2 Metro FM Awards (MMA15) this year (with no new album)
  • AKA received 4 South African Music Award nominations (SAMA22), of which 2 fall in the category Record of The Year (with no new album)
  • AKA is 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 received a BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa)
  • 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 headlined numerous events in 2015 across the African continent in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique just to mention a few; in the UK, in Canada and LA

AKA recently hosted the first of a series of planned SupaMega shows, which saw him shut down Zone 6 venue in Soweto to a capacity the venue has never seen before. Many media platforms have reported that AKA has set a benchmark with his live performance set and that SA should look forward to attending one of SupaMega shows in a city near them.

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AKA releases highly anticipated new single, One Time, with a UK Premier

AKA releases highly anticipated new single, One Time

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, released his highly anticipated new single, One Time, on BBC 1 Xtra in the UK last night to rave reviews. The UK premier preceded a Pan African launch of One Time today across radio broadcast stations in South Africa, Tanzania, Swaziland, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. One Time was released for the first time on SA radio this morning with a debut on 5FM’s #FreshAt5 and is currently #2 on iTunes SA.

One Time is currently available on iTunes in the UK, SA, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.

AKA first performed One Time on SABC 1’s Live Amp, and made it Live Amp’s most viewed episode ever and trended worldwide on Twitter. One Time, which he wrote and produced, is AKA’s first single in the POP genre.

“AKA displays his raw and now refined talent in this pop track. The song embodies all the elements of a great song, a classic. We have had unprecedented requests from radio stations all around Africa and a worldwide premier of One Time in the UK. One Time is the soundtrack for the urban movement across the continent and will be a favourite song of this generation. It has everlasting appeal … AKA is ready for the World” expresses Benza, Vth Season Managing Director and co-founder.

The release of One Time follows AKA’s new signature style of a double release which he first did last year when he did a back to back release of Composure and Baddest. AKA has followed suit by releasing One Time off the back of releasingDreamwork this past Friday.

Dreamwork hit #1 across all genres on SA iTunes charts on its release date and trended for over a day. It’s still currently sitting at #1 on the SA charts followed by AKA’s new release, One Time.

All roads lead to AKA’s SUPAMEGA SHOW this Sunday, 1 May 2016, at Authentic Sunday, ZONE 6 Venue in Soweto. AKA’s performance will feature a live band, a state-of-the-art technical production and electrifying fanfare. The SUPAMEGA SHOW line-up includes SA’s hip-hop heavyweights such as Da LES, Yanga, MaE, Kwesta, Maggz and rising hip-hop sensation, Big Star.

Don’t miss out on AKA’s riveting performance of new music and classic hits. Tickets are available from Computicket from R150.

Purchase: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/authentic_sunday_supamega_show/1025350931/0/72160234

 

 

 

 

 

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AKA releases new single, Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, has just released a new single called Dreamwork featuring Yanga. Dreamwork is the first official single release by AKA since the release of his single Baddest (and BaddestRemix) in 2015 which was the most played song on radio in South Africa and won numerous awards, such as 2 Metro FM Music Awards, and is still receiving award nominations today. AKA has proven himself yet again as the most consistent music artist in South Africa. He was just nominated for Best Remix (Baddest Remix) and Best Collaboration (All Eyes On Me) at the SAMA 22 nominee event yesterday, April 21st.

Purchase Dreamwork on iTunes here: https://itun.es/za/efv3bb?i=1105023338

Dreamwork is also available on the platforms below:

http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkDeezer
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkSimfy
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkGoogle
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkMiTracks

#Dreamwork has been trending on Twitter since 3am after AKA posted a link in the early hours of this morning.

A dedicated website – http://www.iiirdwrld.com/ – was activated as part of the synchronized launch of the single this morning which features exclusive unique animated video visuals for Dreamwork. Traffic to the website has already reached high volumes, only a few hours later.

In the song, AKA talks about how “teamwork” makes the “DREAM” work. Dreamwork is produced by noteworthy producer, KJ Conteh of California, who has produced music for the likes of 50cent, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Drake just to name a few.

The artwork for Dreamwork is very unique as it plays on the popular 90s video game, Contra. Is AKA alluding to the element of getting to the next level quicker when you are in a team?

All eyes have been on AKA this year, especially over the past 2 weeks. He recently announced the AKA Scholarship, powered by SAE and Bridges for Music. The four AKA scholarships are for the July 2016 intake and covers the full year tuition for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the state-of-the-art campus, in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The scholarship is targeted at young South Africans who, like AKA, are committed and determined to achieve success in creative industries.

This week saw AKA become the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App and the first musician in South Africa to reach 1 Million followers on Twitter.

2016 has already been a groundbreaking year for AKA, and it is this success which AKA will celebrate with his fans at his upcoming SUPAMEGA SHOW on Sunday, 1 May 2016, at Authentic Sunday, ZONE 6 Venue, Soweto. AKA’s performance will feature a live band, a state-of-the-art technical production and electrifying fanfare. The SUPAMEGA SHOW line-up includes SA’s hip-hop heavyweights such as Da LES, Yanga, MaE, Kwesta, Maggz and rising hip-hop sensation, Big Star.

Purchase your tickets now to be a part of AKA’s first SUPAMEGA SHOW. Tickets are available from Computicket. Prices start from R150.

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AKA wins Best Hit Single & Best Collaboration at the 15th Annual Metro FM Music Awards

AKA Wins Best Hit Single

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, won two Metro FM Music Awards (MMA15) last week at the ICC in Durban, for his hit single Baddest, in the categories Best Hit Single & Best Collaboration.

“Winning 2 Metro FM 15 awards by actually putting out 1 radio single “Baddest” in 2015 says a lot about the caliber of artist that AKA is. Creating a historic remix by featuring 4 of Africa’s best female rappers was a stroke of genius. We remain impressed by AKA’s creativity and drive. He is truly the King of Urban music in Africa and a legend in the making” shares Benza, Vth Season Managing Director and co-founder.

“Thank You to the fans, their support over the years is truly humbling. Thank you to Metro FM for putting me on this platform year after year. This is my 7th Metro and every year it gets harder. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you the people of KZN for such a great celebration of South African music” expresses AKA.

AKA’s performance at the MMA15 of the Baddest Remix with Yanga and femcees Moozlie, Rouge, Gigi Lamayne and Fifi Cooper made #BaddestTeam & #BaddestShow a trending topic in South Africa and was deemed by both fans and industry members as the best performance of the night.

Watch the music video for AKA Baddest featuring Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga here:

AKA’s music video to his latest single with Diamond Platnumz, Make Me Sing, recently hit 1 million views in just 10 days and garnered him international coverage.

Watch the Make Me Sing music video here:

Connect with AKA:

Facebook: AKA IV League (https://www.facebook.com/akaworldwide)
Twitter: @akaworldwide / @vthseason
Instagram: @akaworldwide
YouTube: https://youtu.be/m2Ogjumlcm0

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