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Vanessa Mdee Collaborates with Nigerian Royalty Mr. P

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Fresh off of her acting debut on MTV SHUGA, East Africa’s leading female artist Vanessa Mdee releases her brand new single Kisela. The single features Nigerian King of Pop Mr P (Peter Okoye) of PSquare.

Vanessa Hau Mdee, also referred to as Vee Money, is a Tanzanian recording artist, songwriter, youth activist, TV and radio host. Vanessa Mdee is popularly known for being the first ever Tanzanian MTV VJ.

According to reports, this horn heavy stadium anthem tells a story of a heartbroken woman who discovers what she thought was a relationship is actually a mere hook up. This captivating break up song produced by Nigeria’s smash hit making producer EKelly (produced VeeMoney’s Cash Madame) is another indication of Vanessa’s versatility. The heart wrenching lyrics play on a tale as old as time.

The Clarence Peters directed visuals are an absolute delight and show off both Peter and Vanessa’s ability to play a role. These two will have you hooked displaying their star quality in this passionate story.

Vanessa was heard stating that Peter Okoye is the definition of a music icon and this dream come true not only gave her an added lesson in music and entertainment but also a class in humility and professionalism.

Source: Capital FM

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Craig Lucas Wins M-Net’s The Voice South Africa Season 2

Craig Lucas wins The Voice SA

This year’s The Voice South Africa season 2 winner is a 23-year-old Craig Lucas from Cape Town. Craig, who was coached by Kahn Morbee (The Parlotones lead singer), was one of the audience favourites right from the start. Kahn has produced the show’s number one singer two years in a row.

More than 1.6 million votes, an all time record for The Voice SA, were casted in the dramatic final week of voting during which seven incredible singers competed for the show’s grand prize. In the season finale, Craig was competing against other six contents which were Josh Ansley, Samantha Leonard, Caroline Grace Brussow, PJ Pretorius, Fatman and Luke Lovemore.

While music has always been his passion, he first had to fulfil his promise to his mother and complete his studies. The new Voice of South Africa now holds an honours degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town. Craig always wowed the audience every week with his unique interpretations of popular songs, demonstrating why coach Kahn called him “the love child of John Legend and Freddy Mercury.”

On top of walking away with a coveted deal from Universal Music South Africa, Craig walked off with the following fabulous prizes from The Voice SA sponsors:

  • R100 000 of fashion from Truworths
  • R250 000 in cash from dialdirect
  • A Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium CVT
  • From Samsung, a Galaxy S8 Smartphone, a Gear S3 smart watch, a Gear VR, a 360 camera, a Gear iconiX set and a 65 inch KS9500 SUHD TV

Deloitte and Touche independently computed the voting figures for The Voice SA and these stats will be made available to the public late this week.

Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/thevoice for exclusive interviews with the coaches and talent, and follow the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @VoiceSA and follow the hashtag #TheVoiceSA or Facebook Fan page “Voice SA.”

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Kwaito / Hip Hop music duo, Double S, release brand new single Dedel’ Izinja ft A-Lister and Seth Singer

Double S

Multi-talented KZN Kwaito / Hip Hop duo of Cfundo Undo and Wonderful Mavester popularly known as Double S, release their brand new single titled Dedel’ Izinja featuring  A-lister and Seth Singer.

Download Double S’s new single Dedeli’Izinja here: /www.datafilehost.com/d/566fb75c

Dedel’ Izinja is a song inspired by the struggle up and coming talented musicians go through in their quest for success. With Kwaito and Hip Hop infused elements, Double S are in fine lyrical form, and proving to be new acts to watch out for.

“The song is about us as Double S and the work we’ve been putting in since the day the group was formed. Our lyrics express what we been through and what we came to do,” share the duo.

Double S was formed in 2016 where their love for music brought the dynamic pair together. The duo released their first single Shikisha in June 2016 which received positive feedback and encouraged Double S to record more music. Their latest track Dedel’ Izinja featuring A-Lister and Seth Singer has already been playlisted on close to 30 radio stations such as the likes of Jozi FM, Inanda FM, Mdantsane FM, North West FM, Motheo FM and TUT FM just to name a few.

The duo has performed at various events and functions such as Razz Matazz, The Base Club, Bundu Inn and at the Moretele Hip Hop Festival alongside Kwaito legend Mapaputsi.

Make sure to download Double S’ new record and follow them on social media for more music updates.

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Papa Penny Ahee Erects A Statue

Papa Penny Shaka Bundu

Legendary musician and reality star Penny Penny Shaka Bundu also known as Papa Penny has erected a statue in his honor.

Papa Penny revealed the statue in his hometown of Giyani in Limpopo.

“It is my legacy. I decided to build it now because I don’t want them to build me one when I am dead and I’m not able to see it. They must honour me while I am still alive,” Penny Penny said about the statue.

See the photos below:

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Completed Statue 

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Mabala Noise sends their condolences to Johnny Mekoa’s family and friends

Johnny Mekoa

Mabala Noise Entertainment would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of the late legendary jazz trumpeter, music educator and head of the Gauteng Music Academy, Johnny Mekoa.

“Johhny Mekoa was a steadfast example that we are an unstoppable people, and that if we persevere, we can achieve anything we set our minds to. His death is a huge loss for the South African music industry and we at Mabala Noise would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends,” expresses Reggie Nkabinde, Mabala Noise founder and owner.

“Johnny Mekoa’s contribution to the musical skill development of the youth definitely did not go unnoticed and as a label, we at Mabala Noise will strive to keep his mandate alive by continuing to work with and develop local artists,” further adds Thobela Dlamini, Mabala Noise Label Manager.

Johhny Mekoa was an inspiration to many as he was denied the opportunity to study music because he was black; yet continued to pursue his passion and never let go of his dream to be a musician and make a difference to the South African music industry till his death bed.

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Big Star Drops “Just To Flex Remix”

Big Star

Lyrics return with Urban Music Sensation, Big Star, Just To Flex Remix featuring Cape Town’s rising emcee, Youngsta CPT, and the illest and most celebrated rapper in Kenyan, Khaligraph. All three Hip Hop artists are lauded to be one of the most important emcees of this generation in their respect South and East territories.

The highly anticipated Just To Flex Remix dropped this morning and the sentiment that BARS ARE BACK is loud and clear. Stream or download here: https://itun.es/za/uJ3Rkb?i=1253014685

Big Star, Youngsta CPT and Khaligraph did not hold back with their punchy lyrics. See below some of their verses.

Big Star

Youngsta CPT

Khaligraph

“I’m really proud to be part of this release that could very well see the RETURN of REAL LYRICS to the forefront of Hip-Hop/Rap Music. Big Star, Youngsta CPT and Khaligraph are leaders in this movement. BARS ARE really BACK… We are on the verge of something BIG that is spearheaded by Kenya and South Africa… It’s good to see African rappers taking control of the spotlight and bringing REAL MUSIC back. A big shout out must also go to Zoocci Coke Dope for producing this HIT song,” expresses Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

The Just to Flex Remix is available globally on platforms such as iTunes, YouTube, Deezer, Google Play and Mziki platform (Splice). Make sure to get your hands on the track and listen to a great product delivered by some of the most important emcees of this generation.

Follow Big Star and @VthSeason on social media for more lyrics from the highly anticipated Just to Flex Remix which has been causing havoc online since its original release as the theme song of the Vuzu Hustle Season 2.

Watch Big Star – Just 2 Flex Remix

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Nicki Minaj ‘inspired’ by South African school girls’ rap skills

Nicki Minaj

Two South African schoolgirls have found international fame after a video of them rapping to Nicki Minaj’s latest song went viral and was hailed by the US rap sensation.

According to TshisaLIVE, the Super Bass hitmaker was impressed by the girls’ rap skills and shared a video of them with her 81.5 million followers from around the world on Instagram.

The video gained over 1.2 million views in less than 24 hours and had over 3,700 comments from people across the world, including well-known SA celebrities Letoya Makhene and Cassper Nyovest.

The video features two girls dressed in full school uniform. One of the girls’ raps the words to Nicki’s track Nobody verbatim, while her friend hypes her up and dances along to the rap.

I got smthn inside of me that can't be quenched. I'm addicted to winning & I can't be benched. Go to war for every black queen that they lynched. And my pockets on chubby but they can't be pinched. 👊🏽 After they use you, then they abuse you. Then they get mad when they lose you. Excuse you?!?! U know the liar will accuse you! You know the Queen still reign, it's just business as usual! 🗣 anything I touch, I bless it. Track record so impressive. Opened the billboard awards w/a hit record. The devil thought he had me! But I rebuked him, got money, and I'm still a BADDIE😍 ~ Go listen to #Nobody ft @aliciakeys off @djkhaled new album. What country are these girls from? This rlly inspired me. Music transcends all borders. 🙏🏽 UPDATE: #SouthAfrica represent!!!!

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The girls were a big hit with social media fans from across the globe, who called on Nicki to sign them to her record label.

Praising the girls, Nicki said: “This really inspired me. Music transcends all borders. South Africa represent!”

She later took to Twitter to thank her fans for always supporting her by singing her songs. “I love all my fans the same. All girls are magic. Don’t ever forget that my darlings. Straight. Gay. Jewish. Muslim. Asian. Black. White. Spanish, etc,” she wrote.

TshisaLIVE understands that the girls attend Ramogabudi Secondary School in Mokopane, Limpopo but attempts to contact the girls were not successful at the time of publishing this article.

The video comes several weeks after US music veteran R Kelly posted a video of a South African fan singing along to his hit single Bad Man. That video accumulated over 210,000 views.

Four months ago award-winning US producer Swizz Beatz also shared a video of South African school children performing a popular dance move called the Gwara Gwara.

The video was praised by many of the artist’s 1.7 million followers, who shared the video on their social media pages.

#Zone 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

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Yung Swiss’s latest single Jungle featuring K.O continues to gain traction

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Rising Freshman, Yung Swiss is proving that there is no slowing him down, Yung Swiss, has been consistently been releasing music and accompanying visuals since dropping his first commercial track David Genaro.

Watch the Jungle motion picture music video here:

Following the release of his EP Bottom Baby which he dropped in November and was followed by a music video earlier this year for track called The High. Yung Swiss’s recently released visuals for another song on his project titled Jungle featuring hip hop sensation K.O has reached 20 000 views on YouTube.

This achievement isn’t one to take lightly as many established South African artists struggle to reach these numbers.

The Mayo hook-maker plots a classic short movie for the music video of Jungle. Employing an artistic drive with a dint of black and white . Yung Swiss and K.O simply united on Jungle to prove their status of royalty in the hip hop scene.

Jungle is the second single to be released from Yung Swiss’ highly acclaimed Bottom Baby EP which gained rave reviews from the industry insiders.

Download Bottom Baby on Slikour On Life below:

http://downloads.slikouronlife.co.za/albums/40-bottom-baby-yung-swiss

Yung Swiss is making sure that everyone understands that 2017 is his year indeed. Following the hugely successful drop of two tracks last month titled For The Nation and Don’t Go There featuring Frank Casino. Yung Swiss also gave a stellar performance as he stole the opening performance segment with his high energy set, opening for international super star Travis Scott at the recent Castle Light concert which took place at Ticketpro Dome.

After being named in the MTV Base Africa’s Top Acts To Watch for 2017 alongside a host of African stars, Yung Swiss has now been featured on Okay Africa’s 25 Up-And-Coming South African Rappers Under 25 You Need To Stop Sleeping On list.

Yung Swiss’ inclusion in these lists is not surprising and is just testament to the success he had in 2016, which saw him make inroads across the continent and grow his fan base locally.

Yung Swiss’ international appeal speaks volumes of the caliber of his craft and if his latest singles are anything to go by, the world can definitely expect more chart topping singles from the hook master.

The seamless, effortless sparks of the 23-year-old rapper from Rosettenville has surely signaled a new era for the South African Hip Hop industry.

Make sure to request Yung Swiss’s new single Jungle on your favourite radio stations. Follow Yung Swiss on social media for updates on upcoming projects.

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Tresor writes and provides sound track to the latest Mugg & Bean TVC

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Multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and soul singer, TRESOR, has collaborated with the famous South African restaurant, Mugg & Bean, by featuring on their latest sound track titled The Woods for their new Generous Sharing campaign.

Watch the Generous Sharing Mugg & Bean TVC here:

Tresor’s collaboration with Mugg and Bean comes shortly after he released his much anticipated second album titled Beautiful Madness. This opportunity provides TRESOR with another opportunity to gain traction on an international level.

Purchase TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness here: https://itun.es/za/LYDdjb

TRESOR has had a strong presence on radio this year with his latest single, Remedy, which fast climbing up various charts and on high rotation on radio stations such as Metro FM, TransAfrica radio and 5FM.

The Remedy hit maker’s sound has been lauded by many both locally and internationally for being distinct, intriguing and proudly African.

TRESOR’s global appeal speaks volumes of the caliber of his world class music and if his latest single Remedy is anything to go by, the world can definitely expect more chart topping singles from TRESOR.

The Woods can be found on Majozi’s latest debut album out now in stores and all major digital platforms.

Make sure to get your copy of TRESOR’s album and enjoy fresh African sound that resonates with all.

The sound track to the Generous Sharing TVC which is centered on the joy of sharing and generosity. The Woods by Majozi written and sang by TRESOR is an appropriate soundtrack selection for this campaign as there is much love in the act of sharing.

“This is extremely exciting to see a client like Mugg & Beans rely on the songwriting skills and voice of Tresor for their advert. It is a beautiful advert with a great song,” Benza, Director at Vth Season.

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Ice Prince Zamani says Nigerian artists deserve kudos

Ice Prince Nigerian artist

Popular musician, Ice Prince Zamani, on Thursday said artists in the country deserve kudos for making waves and giving Nigerian music more global recognition.

Ice Price, whose real name is Panshak Zamani – the brain behind the evergreen hit song “Oleku“ – told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that growth in the Nigerian music industry had encouraged acceptability globally.

Ice Prince made mention of Wizkid’s winning of the highly coveted “Best International Act: Africa” at the 2017 BET Awards.

“One can see that Nigerian artistes themselves have made efforts at stepping up their game and making it more acceptable internationally.

“So much impact – like Wizkid is currently the Best African Act at the just concluded BET Awards in America, which just gives every other person hope.

“It is amazing how fast the Nigerian music industry has evolved these past years.

“I’m really grateful to everybody that has worked toward opening the doors; from the likes of Fela, Sunny Ade, 2face, Dbanj, Don Jazzy.

“They’ve been doing amazingly well, and may God keep granting them success as they keep opening doors.

“It seemed impossible, and right now it just feels like one of those things already. Featuring a Nigerian artist would now be a major thing.

“There’s so much big stuff coming up; it feels good to be a part of the industry that is really growing so fast right now, “he said.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

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