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Court interdict rules against rapper Boingotlo ‘Fifi Cooper’ Mooketsi

Boingotlo Fifi Cooper Mooketsi Ambitiouz Entertainment

Rapper Boingotlo Mooketsi popularly knowns as Fifi Cooper was slapped with a court interdict by her previous employer, Ambitiouz Entertainment for contract breach.

The recording label released a statement confirming the interdict from the Gauteng High court. According to the statement, the rapper cannot sing any of ‘her’ songs must pay back royalties, court costs, and damages, and cannot claim copyright of ‘her’ songs.

Fifi Cooper was also instructed not to make any statement claiming ownership of copyright to the songs. Fifi has further been ordered to pay damages for infringing on the stable’s copyrights and to pay the legal costs of the suit.

Cooper was also ordered to return all the songs to the stable or delete them from her media platforms, like memory sticks.

Ambitiouz Entertainment boss Kgosi Mahumapelo confirmed they have interdicted the talented musician.

“She is interdicted from infringing all our copyright in relation to the songs; she is interdicted from making any media statements claiming ownership of copyright; she is to pay damages to Ambitiouz, which damages will be determined by conducting an inquiry in terms of section 24 of the Copyright Act; and she is ordered to pay costs of the application, including costs of two counsel,” read a written response from Mahumapelo.

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2017 Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards

2017 Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards

The second annual Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards took place this past weekend at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto.

The awards were staged to celebrate the two unique genres as they reflect who we are, says Perfecta Khumalo, founder of the awards.

This year’s theme was Spantsula, Mathand’ekhishini and All Star, attires that have for years resonated with the kwaito and house community, and dubbed street glamour.

Khumalo said: “We are here to prove that kwaito is not dead and kwaito is born again.

“We are here to motivate the legends, let them start releasing new kwaito albums, we are not talking about single albums but the whole 12-track albums,” she said.

“Currently the house artists are doing well, hence we want the kwaito artists to do the same. We want to balance the equation,” Khumalo said.

Below is the full winners’ list in the 17 categories:

Best Kwaito Female Artist: Tina
Best Kwaito Male Artist: Mandla Spikiri Mofokeng
Best House Female Artist: DJ Zinhle
Best House Male Artist: Heavy K
Best Collaboration(Kwaito and house): Spikiri featuring Professor & Jakarumba – Ingoma
Best Kwaito DJ: DJ Fisha Fasha
Best House DJ: DJ Zinhle
Best Kwaito Soong of the 90’s: Trompies – Sigiya Ngengoma
Best Kwaito Kwaito: Skhokho – Santaro
Best House Single House Album: De Mogul SA featuring Ms Mo & Makhensa – Oe Batla Kae
Best New Age Kwaito Song:Nkululeko Pascal Mazibuko
Best New Kwaito Artist:Orlando Pantsula
Best New House Artist: Masalad
Best Kwaito Group: 2.5
Best Radio Station that promotes Kwaito and House music: Alex FM
Best Mapantsula Dance Group:Future Pantsulas
Most Voted Song: De Mogul SA – Oe Batla Kae

Source: IOL

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K.O expands his brand across Africa with Vth Season

K O expands brand in Africa Vth Season

Multi-award winning, certified Platinum selling, Mr Cashtime, K O, has embarked on a new chapter which is set to see him expand his brand to other African countries with Creative Entertainment Marketing Agency, Vth Season.

K.O will now benefit from a suite of services provided by Vth Season that will focus on his brand extension locally and across the African continent, as well as in territories globally with Pan African interests.

“K.O is an astute business man with a great understanding of the industry and his personal brand. Vth Season looks forward to working with K.O on his current album and next, to expand his brand with some exciting new developments that both his fans and the South African music industry at large will appreciate,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

The Skhanda Gawd is back by popular demand and his new album Skhanda Republic 2, reminds us why he is one of the trailblazers in the African music scene. His latest single Call Me featuring Nigerian superstar, Runtown, has been topping radio charts across the country and the music video debuted last Thursday exclusively on Trace Urban & Trace Africa and is now live on YouTube below:

K.O has played a significant role in changing the landscape of the South African urban music scene and his brand evolution and success in the music industry is a case study to be documented for years to come.

By widespread request, K O has released a new range of his Skhanda Republic merchandise which is now available at Fashion Kraal and Cloudnine Urbanwear.

KO Skhanda Republic merchandise

Looking to close off the year on a high note, and make an even greater impact in 2018 with some interesting moves that the country should definitely look out for; make sure to keep posted to K.O and @VthSeason on social media for more music and merchandise news to be released soon.

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South African Rapper Nasty C Misses Rihanna

Nasty C and Rihanna

Nasty C is one of the talented young rappers in Mzansi. The rapper recently posted a photoshopped picture of him and Rihanna on Instagram and many social media users believed its authenticity.

Nsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo, better known by his stage name Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter and record producer. He grew up in Durban where he was raised by his father.

“@badgalriri I miss you. Hope you’re good” – the rapper posted.

@badgalriri I miss you. Hope you’re good 😘

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BET announced as the official TV partner of the Gospel Cruise 2018

Gospel Cruise 2018 BET TV

BET proudly presents the Gospel Cruise with multi-award winning sensation Dr Tumi and legendary trailblazer Pastor Benjamin Dube.

BET is committed to delivering content that elevates and reflects Africa’s talent and creativity. Gospel music has played a prominent role in shaping Africa’s diverse cultures and the Gospel Cruise is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the rich variety and positive values of the African nation.

“We are also excited to announce that the incredibly inspirational South African actress, presenter, writer, editor, radio personality and producer Thami Ngubeni is back on board for The Gospel Cruise 2018. We are sincerely delighted and honoured to have her join us on the wonderful journey of joyous celebration” – PR representative Tshego Toolo.

Dr Tumi has blazed many stages with his profound gift of song. Having recently filled The Dome, BET is offering you, your family and friends a once in a lifetime opportunity to be incredibly blessed by the award-winning minister of music on the luxurious MSC Sinfonia cruise ship.



Pastor Benjamin Dube will also be back on board this year. His music transcends generations, cultures and times. His unparalleled ability to addresses the spiritual needs of men, women and children by providing hope and healing through music as a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and vocalist is what makes him a Gospel legend.

This unique Gospel experience is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends on a lavish excursion filled with divine ministry and incredible Gospel artistry while enjoying the breath-taking view of the Indian Ocean as we sail from Durban to Mozambique. Join your favourite BET television personalities, Dr Tumi, Pastor Benjamin Dube and many more anointed South African Gospel artists on this sensational spiritual journey of revival.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bless your family and friends with this incredibly unique Gospel experience. Bookings are open and cabins are limited! Visitwww.gospelcruise.co.za to BOOK your cabin and get up to 50% discount. Term’s and Condition’s apply.

Date: 16th – 19th March 2018

Venue: Durban – Portuguese Island, Mozambique – Durban

Connect with THE GOSPEL CRUISE

Web: www.gospelcruise.co.za
Facebook: The Gospel Cruise
Twitter: @gospel_cruise
Instagram: @gospel_cruise

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ROUGE Releases New Single – Dololo Ft. Bigstar

ROUGE – Dololo Ft. Bigstar

Following the succesful release of her album The New Era Sessions and her latest single Deja Vu, still charting on several radio stations, Rouge will finally release at 10 AM this morning her latest offering titled “Dololo” as the 2nd single off her album, featuring BIGSTAR. The single is already available across all digital music platforms.

On this track already dubbed by key industry players as a next summer smash, Rouge chooses to expose those pretenders, flossing a lifestyle they clearly cannot afford while celebrating hardworking succesful sisters as only the Mongo Zaka hit-maker is able to do.

Rouge says that: “Dololo’s a fun and upbeat song about guys who like to show us nice cars but once you scratch the surface, you realize that they actually have ‘dololo’. With this track, I also want to continue to empower women to aspire to become their own CEOs rather than rely on people who have nothing to offer them”.

For Dololo”, Rouge continues her collaboration with Zambian star-producer, Mae N Maejor (No Strings) and K-Beatz from Canada, with additional production by Ron Epidemic from South Africa.

Many expect this base-filled trap smash hit to take-over our airwaves and definitely become a club favourite for summer.

To listen to “Dololo” by Rouge, click to the following Links:

Rouge Social Media Platforms:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Rougerapper
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Rouge_Rapper
Instagram : http://instagram.com/rouge__1/
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/rougerapper

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DJ Oskido congratulates DJ Zinhle on her new house

DJ Oskido congratulate DJ Zinhle

According to Zalebs, DJ Zinhle’s ‘homelessness’ has been on social media various times, after moving in with her BFF Pearl Thusi during her building project that has took nearly two years. The wait is finally over and DJ Oskido took the opportunity to congratulate her.

Legendary house DJ Oskido took to social media to congratulate her on her accomplishment, in the video, we hear Oskido teasing Zinhle saying:

“You were homeless, you were homeless. Come you must admit.” he said

DJ Zinhle and her daughter Kairo can move into their luxurious beautiful home.

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Josh Middleton Releases Video For New Single Gone

Josh Middleton Releases Gone music video

Today sees the release of the official video for the new Josh Middleton track Gone.

Written by 15 year old Josh, the track features rapper Aewon Wolf and is already getting a positive response from radio all over South Africa.

The video was directed & produced by Tall Creatives and shot in a burnt down house in Douglasdale, Johannesburg.

Tall Creatives founders Brett & Claire Jones remembered it burning down and suggested using as a location for the video as it fit the concept perfectly.

Watch Gone below by Josh Middleton

The inspiration behind the video fits in with the theme of the song but in a more literal way.

Josh Middleton is being kidnapped by his past self (who was struggling to handle negative reviews) and is rescued by his future self (who can handle the negativity).

At the end of the video Josh is rescued by his future self before his past self kills him and his future career.

The name of Josh’s debut album “Never Give Up” is also revealed at the end. Follow Josh Middleton on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

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Go The Rodeo release lyric video for new single “Vultures”

Go The Rodeo Vultures music video

Johannesburg based Electro-Rock band Go The Rodeo are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the South African music industry. Having released 3 critically acclaimed singles already this year, all of which received airplay on national and regional radio, the band now brings you their brand new single Vultures.

Watch Vultures by Go The Rodeo below:

Vultures is a song about the agony and struggle of trying to reach your dreams, but being pulled back into reality every time you get close. For vocalist Corné the meaning stretches into attempts to leave South Africa, and the economic and emotional difficulty faced by that notion. He begs to be cut loose from the leash before it becomes a noose, essentially killing him, or killing the dream.

In the same breath, the song also talks about a woman, which leads to a second metaphor: the duality of loving someone so much that you don’t want to let go of the thought of them, yet subconsciously begging for that person to cut you loose before it destroys you.



The guys have big plans for 2018. The next single, “Glass Walls”, will be released early in year and features guest vocals from US based band Our Last Night. The song will also showcase Go the Rodeo’s first music video, shot by international film director, Patrick Garcia. They will also be playing multiple local festivals, and touring SA with international bands: Our Last NightHands like housesDance Gavin DanceSecrets, and Fit for a King.

Connect with Go The Rodeo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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The 8th annual Maftown Heights heads to Mahikeng

The 8th annual Maftown Heights

Africa’s premium Hip Hop festival, Maftown Heights, embarks on a new era and heads home to Mahikeng for the first time, the birth place of the Motswako genre on which Maftown Heights is founded and celebrates. This once off historical edition will take place on Friday, 8 December 2017, at the Mmabatho Stadium in Mahikeng in collaboration with Mahika Mahikeng.

Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Music Festival is the flagship arts and culture event for the Province of Bokone Bophirima and will be hosted for the third time this year from 5 – 10 December 2017 in Mafikeng, the capital of the province. This special programme is spearheaded by the Premier of Bokone Bophirima Supra O.R. Mahumapelo.

Doors to the 8th annual Maftown Heights festival will open at 4pm – 2am and tickets are available from Computicket at the below prices:

General Admission:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R50
– Pre-sold: R100
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R150

Golden Circle:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R100
– Pre-sold: R150
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R200

VIP:

– Early bird (1st 100 tickets): R200
– Pre-sold: R270
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R350

“I’m extremely excited to announce that Maftown Heights is coming home. After 7 years in Johannesburg, creating awareness around the Motswako genre and celebrating it, we head home to where it all began. The importance of taking Maftown Heights to Mahikeng this year, where the number 8 signifies new beginnings, is unwavering. This is going to be the best Maftown Heights installment yet,” shares Khuli Chana, Maftown Heights co-founder.

From its humble beginnings in 2010 with an audience of just 900 people, to being Africa’s second largest annual Hip Hop festival seeing an attendance of over 10 000 people; Maftown Heights has become a must attend key annual festival on the South African events calendar that sees the forerunners of the Motswako genre on the line-up alongside Friends of Maftownwhich comprises of a make-up of the biggest South African and African acts of that year. The 8th annual Maftown Heights festival will take the same format and attendees can expect to see the biggest acts in the country on a world class stage in Mahikeng.

Maftown Artists

  • Khuli Chana
  • Tuks
  • HHP
  • Notshi
  • Svpa Fvrsh
  • Morafe
  • JR
  • MDB

Maftown New Kids On The Block

  • Huge (The Hustle)
  • Solid T
  • Streetz
  • B.O.G
  • Ruff Sketch
  • Creal

Friends of Maftown

  • Bongo Muffin
  • Okmalumkoolkat
  • Kwesta
  • Riky Rick
  • A-Reece
  • Shane Eagle
  • Tshego
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Emtee
  • KO
  • AKA
  • Shekhinah
  • Da L.E.S

DJs

  • Major League DJz
  • Big Boy
  • DJ Coco
  • Root
  • DJ Sumbody
  • Black Motion
  • Distruction Boyz
  • Ms Cosmo
  • ZanD
  • Zai Maya

MCs

  • Stoan
  • TBO Touch
  • Bonang
  • Carpo

The magnitude of what Maftown Heights is today and the significance of the festival going home in its 8th year is not to be missed! Make sure to be a part of history and attend the Maftown Heights Mahikeng edition.

Follow Maftown Heights on social media for the road to the Mahikeng edition.

Connect with Maftown Heights:

Facebook: Maftown Heights (https://www.facebook.com/maftownheights)
Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights
Website: www.maftownheights.co.za

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