black partners with IVYSON Tour which headlines Nasty C

Nasty C partners with black

Premium entertainment streaming platform, black, has partnered with one of the biggest music events this year – IVYSON – on the upcoming tour which headlines one of South Africa’s best young rappers Nasty C.

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black will be involved with the much anticipated Johannesburg show in Melrose on 20 October, Bloemfontein at Khayeni Lounge on 9 November and Cape Town at The Castle of Good Hope on 30 November.

Fans can look forward to hit songs from his critically – acclaimed second studio album, Strings And Bling and older favourites such as “Juice Back” and “Hell Naw” amongst others. They can also interact with black at the official promo stands during the event.

“The IVYSON Tour headlining Nasty C is driving youth culture as we know it today, it is playing a huge role in influencing the digital generation who form a large part of our target audiences. We provide a service that allows them to enjoy entertainment on the go,” said Surie Ramasary Chief Executive, black.

“Social media has created the necessity to have news and entertainment live on a mobile device because this is where the current generation of youth spend most of their time. They demand content immediately and this is why we saw an undeniable synergy between us and the IVYSON Tour, we are speaking to the same audiences,” she added.

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Lungisa Xhamela joins Gallo Record Company

Lungisa Xhamela joins Gallo Record Company

Lungisa Xhamela has found a new home at Gallo Record Company having signed a contract a week ago. In celebration of the signing, Lungisa drops his third single today titled “iLove Letter”.

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The single is already receiving massive support on radio stations across the country with key players calling it a fresh new wave in Afropop music.

“iLove Letter is a celebratory wedding jam. With its groovy yet smooth sounds, it is what I describe as New School Afro Soul. It’s all about love and the adoration of your woman’s / wife’s beauty

As an upcoming artist, it is such an honour to be signed under the country’s best record label, Gallo Records. I feel like my career is born again, and I’m looking forward to this fruitful journey with Gallo.” Says Lungisa

“We are pleased to have Lungisa onboard. He’s massively talented and we are excited about the new sound he’s bringing to Afropop music”, says Carol Morabe Product Manager at Gallo Records.

Lungisa is currently working on his album which is due for release first half of 2019. Vth Season will continue working with Lungisa Xhamela on music strategy and management and bookings.

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Beyonce’s father Dr Mathew Knowles to guest judge on Idols SA this Sunday

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Idols SA has announced that Beyoncé’s father and record producer Dr Mathew Knowles, who is currently in the country will guest judge this week’s episode of top 6 finalists of South African Idols.

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This Sunday’s theme is ‘Wooden Mic’. Contestants will take on the challenge of performing songs that were butchered in the audition rounds by hopeful, but untalented entrants. Each of the top six will perform two songs.

“We’ve just confirmed him for Sunday and we are excited to have him on the show and can’t wait to have him as a guest on the show. We hope all the show’s viewers will enjoy having him there, as we will also,” Mzansi Magic’s publicity manager Bongiwe Potelwa-Metsing said.

She added: “We are very happy to have him in our show, so he can see the talent that we have here in Mzansi. It’s going to be a historic episode of Idols.”

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Papa Penny now has his own funeral cover business

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Xitsonga music icon Eric Nkovani, popularly known as Papa Penny Aheee, has announced that he has ventured into funeral cover business. 

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Taking to Instagram to make the announce, Penny Penny posted a flyer of the company trading as Penny Penny Funeral Cover. According to the flyer, people who buy his funeral plan will get benefits such as a tombstone, cows, groceries, airtime and a free tent.

Speaking to The Juice, Papa Penny’s nephew Laas, who is reportedly a partner in the company, said this is one of the many ways Penny Penny has chosen to give back to his community.

“He is serving people in his community. He has been using his salary to feed people. So he thought about this business and came up with a cheaper [funeral] policy.”

The policies are underwritten by 3Sixty Life, a black-owned insurance company established in 1993 and also provides policies to Doves funeral company.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE Papa Penny said: “I am a people’s person and want to help disadvantaged people that couldn’t afford funeral costs. The premiums are expensive so I wanted to introduce a policy at a cheaper price.”

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Watch Zahara sends a message to Idols SA contestant Yanga

Zahara sends a message to Idols SA contestant Yanga

Singer-songwriter Zahara is without a doubt one of the most talented and successful South African artists. The mutli-award winning artist started singing in her school’s choir when she was six years old, and at the age of nine she was told to join the senior choir because of her strong voice.

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Zahara, whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, released her debut album Loliwe in 2011. The album was well received by many South Africa.

In 2012 at the South African Music Awards, she walked away with eight awards, including “Album of the Year” and “Best Female Artist.”

Mzansi’s new favourite Idols SA contestant Yanga Sobetwa, who is believed to be Zahara’s lookalike lifted everyone’s spirits by performing “Xa Bendino Mama” by Zahara and “If This Ins’t Love” by Jennifer Hudson.

Tonight’s Idols SA song choices were ‘love songs‘ and ‘celebration of SA music.

Zahara, also took to Twitter to appreciate Yanga. She said: “Hey Yanga, my sisters just called me right now, they like you are my younger sister and I’m their old sister…I just want to say keep up the good work…” 

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Lesego Moiloa Blaklez on co-parenting with Dineo Ranaka

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Hip-hop artist Blaklez, whose real name is Lesego Moiloa, is establishing himself as one of South Africa’s most important hip-hop artists.

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Blaklez, who has three albums under his belt, caught up with Cape Talk’s Sara-Jayne King, to talk music, life and love and fatherhood.

The rapper has a 5-year-old daughter named Kopano Ranaka with radio presenter Dineo Ranaka. Despite their public break-up which happened four years ago, the pair decided to put their differences aside for the sake of their daughter.

Speaking to Sara-Jayne King about co-parenting with Dineo, Blaklez said: “I think she’s one of the misunderstood people, but I think people are starting to see her character. She’s one human being who cares so much about human beings,” – he defended Dineo. 

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Simphiwe Ngema has finally finished Dumi Masilela’s album

Simphiwe Ngema and Dumi

One of the toughest experience is losing a loved one. Actress Simphiwe Ngema tragically lost her husband Dumi Masilela in a shooting during a botched car hijacking a year ago in Tembisa. 

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The late singer and actor Dumi’s widow, Simz Ngema is ensuring that her late husband’s memory lives on. The 27-year-old revealed that she’s finally finished his album.

The actress is also writing a book about her experience as a way to honour Masilela’s memory.

“Today is a difficult day but I choose to focus on the positive. I’ve finally finished Dumi’s album. It’s been a difficult journey but it’s done! Look out for album launch and release dates. #uphushiwe is still out on iTunes and all digital platforms (sic),” – she wrote.

She added that: “For as long as I’m still alive, I will continue to make your dreams come true, only because they are mine too.”

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African Artists Go Head to Head at MTV EMA Awards

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MTV Music Awards are back with a bang and the competition is very stiff on the African continent. Between 2017 and 2018 the continent witnessed the release of amazing music from different genres.

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Music artists mainly from South Africa and Nigeria have shaken the airwaves with their melodious and rhythmic musical instruments. This has shown that big things are happening in Africa.

MTV Music Awards has recognised the talent of some of the artists in Africa. Some of them have made it to the 2018 MTV Music Awards. MTV announced the nominees for the 2018 MTV EMA Awards and some African pop stars made it to the list.

It’s not a surprise that the likes of Davido and Tiwa Savage have made it to the nominee’s list. But there is something that will raise many music lovers’ eyebrows. However, the Omunye hit-makers The Distruction Boyz have surprised many due to the fact that they are the new kids on the block. Their appearance on the nomination list clearly showed that they have done remarkably well.

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DJ Sbu to host Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards (MKHMA)

DJ Sbu Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards (MKHMA)

Businessman, radio and television personality DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope has been announced as the host of the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards on the 24th of November 2018.

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DJ Sbu, who is best known for this phrase “Oi, Oi Mzansi. uSbuda lo” is a South African Kwaito musician, social entrepreneur, club DJ and a former co-owner of one of the biggest, black owned record labels in South Africa. Despite his numerous accomplishments, 39 year old, Tembisa born host of the DJ Sbu Breakfast Show will be adding another accomplishment to his long list of achievements.

“We previously had Chommee and Skhokho who are both musicians from ekasi to host the awards. Having DJ Sbu host the awards will motivate and inspire upcoming musicians, who come from different townships, to work harder on their dreams and they too might get to host these amazing awards.” Says MKHMA PR & Communications Officer, Mondli Mlauza.

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Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha announces his retirement from music

Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha

Former Big Nuz member Mampintsha has announced that he will be retiring from the music industry after releasing his up coming singles.

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Mampintsha, whose real name is Mandla Maphumulo made the announcement on social media. The Durban Kwaito star can be seen in a video saying: “I’ve been thinking you know looking at the situation and the time I have been in this game and all the hits I’ve given you guys. I can see that people aren’t happy, I don’t even mean the fans, I mean people I was supposedly close with and such people. It’s not pleasant here anymore.”

Mampintsha also told his fans that he decided to focus on his last two singles, Phakamisa and a bonus track. He also promised his fans he would get everything off his chest on these two songs before before quitting music.

He said most of the songs you hear were sampled from him. He would like to thank his fans, he loves them and thanks them for their support.

“I will be leaving you in the hands of queen Babes Wodumo and I know she’ll do right by you. I love you guys very much and I’ll be watching and guarding y’all so if you ever need me to come back, just in case you are bored, just call me and tell me what you need me to do and I’ll listen,” – he concluded.

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