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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

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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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AKA the first hip hop artist to headline the Old Mutual Music at the lake concert

AKA’s performance at the Old Mutual Music

All eyes are on the #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, this weekend, as he is the first hip hop artist to headline the prominent Old Mutual Music at the lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens this Sunday, 6 March 2016. The concert starts at 2pm and tickets range from R60 to R130. Previous headline acts include the likes of Johnny Clegg, Mafikizolo, LB Mabazo, Mango Groove, Parlotones, Prime Circle and Freshly Ground just to mention a few.

Get your tickets now to see AKA perform live at the Old Mutual Music at the lake concert here:

https://www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/old-mutual-music-at-the-lake-series/4612264

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series presents live concerts throughout the year at the Durban Botanic Gardens and all proceeds from the performances go towards an innovative people and plant development programme, the Garden Window Project, within the Durban Botanic Gardens.

AKA’s performance at the Old Mutual Music at the lake concert in Durban comes just a week after AKA took home two Metro FM Music Awards (MMA15) in Durban for his hit single Baddest, in the categories Best Hit Single & Best Collaboration.

Another milestone for AKA over the past week is having his latest single with Diamond Platnumz, Make Me Sing, reach the number 1 spot in Tanzania!

Watch AKA and Diamond Platnumz Make Me Sing music video, which is nearing on 1.5 million views in just over 2 weeks, here:

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AKA & Diamond’s music video for new hit single, Make Me Sing, reaches 200 000 views in 24 hours

AKA & Diamond’s music video

Multiple award-winning #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, dropped a surprise single on Friday, 12 February 2016, titled Make Me Sing, with Diamond Platnumz, who is the 2015 MTV Europe All African winner and International Artist winner, the 2015 MTVBase Best East African winner and the 2015 MTV Europe Best International Act Africa winner.

AKA & Diamond's music video

The music video for the single was released on YouTube on Friday evening and by Saturday evening the video had already reached 200 000 views in a 24 hour period. The music video is currently sitting at well over 300 000 views and is expected to hit a million views in 5 days, setting and all time record for a South African artist.

Watch AKA & Diamond Make Me Sing music video here:

The video debuted on MTVBase Africa and MTVBase ROA on Friday to an unprecedented excitement from all over Africa, and trended in both Tanzania and South Africa. The song is already a club and house party favourite around the continent and will be on South African radio stations this week after debuting on YFM this past Friday.

“AKA has impressively and literally carried the flag for South Africa throughout the continent and into Europe and USA” adds Benza, Vth Season Managing Director and co-founder.

AKA & Diamond's music video

AKA’s brand has gained massive traction across the African continent and diaspora, gaining recognition in the U.S., UK and now Canada. AKA’s milestone of 200 000 YouTube views in 24 hours in unprecedented for a South African artist, and came as he was representing South Africa in Canada performing at the inaugural Okay Africa Africa In The 6 exclusive event and attending the NBA All Star Weekend as a special guest.

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BBC RADIO & BBC 1 XTRA selects AKA in their prestigious HOT FOR 2016 list

BBC RADIO & BBC 1 XTRA Selects AKA

AKA, the #3RDWRLDBOSS, has been listed as one of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” artists, making him the only African based artist to feature on the coveted annual tip list which was revealed last night.

The annual BBC Radio 1Xtra “HOT FOR” tip list, hosts predictions of the most promising, exciting and sought after artists that they feel will emerge over the next 12 months. The list has been one of the first to outline artists that have gone on to greater success such as the likes of Drake, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Sam Smith and Stormzy just to mention a few.

AKA’s, the official KING OF SA RADIO, inclusion in this years’ list is not surprising and is just testament to his crossover appeal for the European and American markets.

“This is unprecedented as AKA is the first African based artist to appear on the list during its 4 year run. Most artists on that list have had great careers and have gone on to be global phenomenas. It’s a prestigious symbol of confidence in our work from one of the world’s leading media players, and a great sign of things to come for the year ahead as the Vth Season team and AKA roll-out international growth master plans” expresses Benza, Vth Season Director and co-founder.

Read more about the BBC Radio 1Xtra HOT FOR 2016 list here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03f5r6k

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “HOT FOR 2016” list embraces a cross section of artists in various musical genres striving to perfect their craft and are currently on their “A” game. AKA had a phenomenal 2015 which set the stage for only greater things to come in 2016.

AKA’s #1Video and massive #1 single #BADDEST is currently on the BBC 1XTRA playlist and will get spot plays on BBC 1. This is his second single after the African smash hit “All Eyes on Me” to get on BBC 1 XTRA, yet again breaking records for a South African artist.

Watch AKA’s #Baddest music video here

Watch AKA’s #AllEyesOnMe music video (over 1 million views) here

Connect with AKA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akaworldwide
Twitter: @akaworldwide / @vthseason
Instagram: @akaworldwide
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVxN4-G_OidfmIW4R5VRFw

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AKA gets second BBC 1Xtra play listing and dominates SA radio airplay

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, #SUPAMEGA, AKA

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, #SUPAMEGA, AKA, has received his second BBC 1Xtra play listing for his single #Baddest which is a first for South African music. AKA’s #Baddest features Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga. AKA’s #AllEyesOnMe featuring Burna Boy, Da L.E.S and JR, was his first single to get play listed on BBC 1Xtra earlier this year and to get a second single on rotation on BBC 1Xtra in the same year speaks volumes.

Both AKA’s #Baddest and #AllEyesOnMe feature Nigeria’s biggest music star, Burna Boy, and have received play listing on radio stations all over East, West and Southern Africa.

The #Baddest has an infectious hook and a very musical beat which speak to the formula that has AKA’s music in high demand across the continent. Watch AKA’s the #Baddest featuring Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmzRZ9NZs7E

AKA is officially the number #1 most played South African artist on all radio stations nationwide for 2015. AKA beats out the likes of Black Coffee, Micasa and KO locally, and internationally he beats the likes of Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd by 2,880 plays; making AKA the King of South African radio airwaves.

The other most played acts that feature in the Top 4 are Chris Brown, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. This is the second year in the row that AKA is in the Top 5. This year the #3RDWRLDBOSS has had heavy rotations with tracks like “All Eyes On Me” and “Sim Dope” from his Gold Selling album LEVELS from 2014, and the new Summer Smash hits “Composure” and “Baddest”. AKA’s number #1 status is huge not only for any artist for the amount of great music that came out, but most importantly for an artist who didn’t drop an album in 2015.

“It’s been a Supa Mega year for AKA and the Vth Season. Who else will kill the game with just 2 singles?” commented Benza, Vth Season Managing Director and co-founder.

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