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AKA represents the continent at MTV EMA’s 2015


The recent MTV EMA Nominees announcement sees the Prince of Hip Hop representing in the Best African Act category. The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015.

“It is with great pride and excitement that I have been informed about my nomination at the 2015 MTV EMA’s to be held in Milan, Italy. I would like to thank my loyal fans and encourage them to vote for me in the BEST AFRICAN ACT category. It’s always a pleasure to represent my country and my continent at the highest level. Thanks to MTV for this nomination and good luck to all the other nominees” expresses AKA.

This nomination is off the back of AKA’s hot new single Baddest which debut at No 1 on iTunes overall across all genres and No 5 in the first week on the SA Local Charts entering the SA Top 20 Chart. In the same week that saw him drop the seminar track#Composure that trended for 4 days.

“I have always been about pushing my art in different directions and coming up with fresh new sounds. The song features Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga. Produced by myself and Master A Flat, with additional production by Tweezy, the song is about having great chemistry with your significant other and being a good combination. Thank You for the overwhelming response so far. It’s about to be another awesome summer” shares AKA.

AKA’s album Levels has surpassed gold sales status and has produced 3 Gold selling singles – Congratulate, All Eyes On Me and more recently, Run Jozi – a first for South African Urban Music.

AKA truly is leading the way as King of African Music: 3RDWRLDBOSS.

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TRESOR signs worldwide record deal with Ultra Records

Tresor Ultra Records UN Ambassador

Breakout artist TRESOR today announced that he has signed a worldwide deal with international record label Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia as well as the Benelux region. Ultra Records has produced a string of recent international hits including the likes of Omi “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”, Kygo “Stole The Show” & Deorro x Chris Brown “Five More Hours”.

“I am excited beyond words with the deal we have just signed and I can’t wait for the world to hear the music,” TRESOR said. “As an African artist I’ve always believed that we make world class music right here at home and I am looking forward to this new global adventure potentially opening new doors for African musicians. I believe the world needs our sound now more than ever before.”

Raphael Benza, founder and Managing Director of Vth Season: “The Vth Season exist to take our artists’ music and brands to the world. By doing so we fulfil their dreams. It excites us to see TRESOR’s dreams of having the world listen to his music come true. It is well deserved and a compliment to our efforts to team up with Ultra Music/Sony International to take his music beyond the borders of Africa”.

Earlier this month, TRESOR released his debut album, ‘VII’. The album – which he has worked on for the past seven years and features collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Khuli Chana and The Soil – opened at #2 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart in South Africa, to overwhelmingly positive reactions from fans and critics alike. TRESOR’s “Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix)” music video, a #1 dance airplay hit in Italy and a song that reached #1 on the Global Shazam trending list, is approaching 800 000 views online.

Connect with TRESOR:

Facebook: TRESOR Official (
Twitter: @TRESOROfficial / @VthSeason
Instagram: @ TRESOROfficial


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Khuli Chana hold the number #1 spot on the YFM #AfricanBoomBoxx chart for the third consecutive week

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Multiple award winning, South African artist, Khuli Chana (“The MotswakOriginator”), holds the number #1 spot for a third consecutive week on YFM’s #AfricanBoomBoxx chart with his single #NoLie featuring Patoranking!

Khuli Chana’s latest single is also receiving air play in the UK as well as in other African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Tanzania just to mention a few.

Watch Khuli’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking music video here:

Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking is also available on iTunes here:

Connect with Khuli Chana:

Facebook: Khuli Chana (

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Bucie prefers traditional meals over fancy cuisines

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Bucie’s palate prefers the deliciousness of a traditional plate of food rather than that of a fancy one.

Recently, songstress, Bucie enjoyed dinner with J’Something on his SABC 3 show What’s for Dinner. Apart from the amazing food she had with J’Something. Bucie also revealed that she’s quite the foodie and enjoys digging into traditional meals rather than the fancy ones.

“Since its Heritage month the type of foods that comes to my mind is all the delicious traditional cuisines, especially my personal favourite, Umphokoqo, iNkomazi and milk. I love food, I could eat almost anything. I enjoy traditional cuisines the most though when I travel to different countries I always want to eat their traditional food instead of having fancy meals.”

And here we thought Bucie was all about having expensive meals like caviar and filet mignon, we guess not.

The singer also gave J’Something all the praise when it came to his culinary skills too.

“I had a really great time cooking with him, it was an amazing experience and I am truly grateful for it. I loved every moment cooking with J’Something.”

J’Something has to be the luckiest guy in the entertainment industry at the moment as he gets to cook for the finest ladies in the industry This Saturday, 26 September, J’Something will be cooking dinner with Minnie Dlamini.

Make sure you don’t miss this episode, it looks exciting.

Source: Zalebs

Image: OkMzansi

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South Africans love Zahara’s Country Girl


Zahara fans have gone all out to support her third album – “Country Girl”

Zahara’s third album, Country Girl is already gaining a huge amount of success, considering that the album was only released on Friday, 25 September.

Zahara who has been taking her fans on this album journey has expressed great gratitude towards the love she’s been receiving from the public.

However, in August Zahara had a bone to pick with those people who claim to love her music but only buy pirated copies of her albums.

Zahara took to Facebook a month ago and wrote a long letter about how she feels about piracy and people who support it and we’re sure it was a hard pill to swallow for some of her “supporters.”

Her career is not the only thing that’s going right in Zahara’s life. Her relationship with Umhlomo Wenene radio personality Amaza Ntshanga has become stronger and stronger by the day.

Zahara has a busy schedule this week, from launching her album to performing at the Blankets & Wine concert in Kampala, Uganda.

Source: Zalebs

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Yanga’s Mantshingilane music video now out on YouTube

Yanga’s Mantshingilane music video

Multi talented hip hop artist, Yanga; The young mega has just released the music video for his summer hit single, Mantshingilane. The full-HD video was directed by the chief himself. Mantshingilane debuted on Channel O’s Turn-up last week Friday and has since enjoyed high rotation. Yanga will have a Twitterview with Channel O at 17:30 today to discuss the inspiration behind the summer banger.

Watch Mantshingilane music video produced by Studio Space Pictures here:

“The inspiration behind the song speaks to all those who block us from reaching our goals, no matter what they are. The lesson is to not let anyone get in the way of achieving your success. The Mantshingilane music video expresses this point in a light hearted way” shares Yanga.

Mantshingilane is currently doing well on radio enjoying high rotation on stations such as Metro FM, YFM, Gagasi FM, Capricorn FM, UJ FM, Vuma FM and Energy FM just to mention a few.

Yanga’s release of the Mantshingilane music video comes shortly after AKA’s release of his new hit single the #Baddest on which Yanga delivers a killer verse on the track!

Connect with Yanga:

Facebook: Yanga
Twitter: @ItsYangaChief
Instagram: @ItsYangaChief

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Nubia Soul releases new single, Back To Love, featuring Ocean Deep

Nubia Soul

Neo Soul singer and song writer, Nubia Soul’s, new single Back To Love featuring Ocean Deep has been well received across the country.

The song is a deep house/lounge anthem infused with an incarnation of new age soul. Nubia Soul, who is renowned for releasing her musical projects independently, has again released this single through the label which she co-owns called House of Nubia Soul.

After releasing her solo offering in 2013 entitled Love Chronicles, Nubia Soul (real name Elnathan Sidu) announces her return after her short musical sabbatical. When asked about the story behind the song, Nubia describes her latest single as “not a song about love” in the conventional sense. The song was written after a traumatic incident (among other things) that happened to the songstress. After going through the “grief cycle” of coming to grips and pulling together – the song signifies the intent that Nubia Soul is now back to doing what she loves.

More notably on her interview with the Sowetan newspaper entitled “Nubia Soul is a child of the world”, published on 18 July 2015, Nubia Soul stated: “It’s about the love we as humans used to have for each other, like love for your neighbour. We are losing so much that used to identify us as people, so in this song, even though it may be a dance tune, I am merely saying let’s love one another like we used to.”

Since embarking on a nationwide radio campaign for Back To Love, the single has since been well received and has been play listed by the likes of Motheo FM, UCT Radio, VOW FM, Bush Radio, Inanda FM, Botlokwa Radio, Baberton Radio, Eldos FM, Tshwane FM, Emalahleni FM, Naledi FM and TransAfrica Radio just to mention a few.

Back To Love is currently available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Nubia Soul is currently in studio recording another single where she features rapper, Proverb. Look out for this single to be released soon.

Connect with Nubia Soul:

Facebook: Nubia Soul (
Twitter: @Nubia_Soul
Instagram: @NubianWorld

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The Kings of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves give you two HOT mixes to usher in the weekend


The Kings of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves give you two HOT mixes to usher in the weekend

South Africa’s dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, are currently in Las Vegas but they have left behind two scorching mixes to help you usher in the weekend!

Both mixes are 20 minutes long. Enjoy!

House mix

Hip Hop mix

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves album, The Kings Of The Weekend, is available at all good music stores nationwide as well as digitally on platforms such as iTunes.

Connect with SPHEctacula and DJ Nave:


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DJ Naves

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves


Twitter: @sphectacula @djnaves @WeekendKingsRSA

Instagram: @sphectacula @djnaves @WeekendKingsRSA


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Vuzu’s Rich Kid Nape Phashe sues Pigspotter and DJ Warras supports his decision.

In August, Nape Phasha, who appeared on Vuzu’s Rich Kidswas accused of allegedly killing a biker while driving his mother’s car. The allegations were made by popular Twitter user @PigSpotter.

The user wrote: “Nape Pasha, seen on Vuzu’s rich kids, knocked down and killed a biker on Grasfontein with mommy’s car and fled the scene.”

Nape Phasha then responded denying the allegations and announced that he would be releasing a statement with regards to the accusations.

Fast forward to September and Nape together with his legal team have revealed that they will be suing Pig Spotter R500,000. According to Times Live Nape’s attorney, Michael Bill Motsoeneng has brought a case of defamation of character against @PigSpotter.

The publication also revealed that @PigSpotter has further been instructed to make a public apology and retract their statements relating to Nape not only on their personal social media accounts but also in a major newspaper.

Upon hearing the news, 5FM DJ and Live Amp presenter, DJ Warras showed his support towards suing @PigSpotter. Check here for tweets: Tweet

Source: Zalebs

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Bianca Le Grange takes center stage at the 10th annual Eldos Arts and Jazz Festival

Bianca Le Grange

Accomplished musician and actress, Bianca Le Grange, is set to take center stage at the 10th annual Eldos Arts and Jazz Festival taking place this Sunday, 27 September 2015, at the Eldorado Park Ext 6 Soccer Grounds. Doors open at 10am and entrance is free.

The Eldos Arts and Jazz Festival is a project very close to Bianca Le Grange’s heart. Bianca Le Grange and her family have been involved in the project since its inception, helping to organise the festival and raise funds.

“The Eldos Arts and Jazz Festival gives artists in the community a platform to showcase their talent as well as serves as business opportunities for small businesses in the community. Projects and platforms that serve to uplift communities are always very special to me” expresses Bianca Le Grange.

Bianca Le Grange will give a 30 minute performance set at the festival and will be joined on stage by the likes of 2014 Idol SA winner, Vincent Bones, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Robert Zimba, 5th Connection, DJ Cheezo, DJ Era and Twins On Deck.

The Eldos Arts and Jazz Festival is undoubtedly the biggest community arts and jazz festival in the South of Johannesburg, and this year the festival is brought to you in association with Arts Alive, The City Of Joburg, Business and Arts South Africa and SAMRO.

Connect with Bianca Le Grange:

Facebook: Bianca Le Grange (
Twitter: @BiancaLeGrange
Instagram: @Bianca_Le_Grange



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