DJ Black Coffee announces his inaugural Music is King concert

Music is King concert DJ Black Coffee

DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has announced announced his inaugural ‘Music is King’ concert set to take place at TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg this December.

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Music Is King is an international concert by the award-winning South African record producer and DJ, Black Coffee. Coffee was recently crowned Best Deep House DJ 3rd year in a row at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, Spain.

Last month, the local DJ released a new single titled Drive. The single features a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer David Guetta featuring Delilah Montagu.

“I’m in a space where I’m starting to make music not pigeon-holed into a genre and I feel music should be celebrated as music not divided into different genres, because that divides people, their beliefs and thoughts and that is why this show will be about music. I’m working very hard to ensure that this will be a next level show and unlike anything this country has seen before,” says Black Coffee.

Music Is King will include a line-up of local and international DJs and artists which will be announced soon.

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AKA’s Fela In Versace makes global Spotify playlist

AKA’s Fela In Versace

AKA’s Fela In Versace featuring Kiddominant has received global attention from streaming giant, Spotify, who added the smash hit track to their global African Heat playlist this week and has already placed in the Top 15.

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The playlist includes artists making an impact globally such as Wizkid, Davido, Wale, Major Lazer, Estelle, Burna Boy, J Cole and Olamide just to name a few.

Currently a smash hit single locally, AKA’s Fela In Versace, off his one-week Gold selling album, Touch My Blood, is topping charts across the country.

The hit single has spent five consecutive weeks at number 1 on the Metro FM Top 40 Chart, is number 1 on the Ukhozi FM Top 40 Chart (the third largest radio station in the world) and has already surpassed 1 million plays on Apple Music.

As we enter the silly season, AKA’s Fela In Versace is set to have a strong presence not only on radio but at key festival and events throughout the festive season.

Watch AKA’s Fela In Versace music video below:

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American R&B singer Joe Thomas headlines Macufe

American R&B singer Joe Thomas

American R&B singer Joe Thomas is the latest addition to The Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) line-up. Joseph Lewis “Joe” Thomas is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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The R&B singer, who has a big following in South Africa, will take the Indoor Jazz Stage on the 11th of October 2018, alongside local jazz great Selaelo Selota. Nigerian-born, South African based guitarist Kunle Ayo will also perform. PDA Band and Xolisile Nosenga complete the line up.

The seven-time Grammy Award nominee and has been nominated for numerous other awards and accolades, including a BET Award, a NAACP Image Award, and four Soul Train Music Awards.

The likes of Brandy Norwood, Oliver Mtukudzi, Amanda Black, Zonke, Nathi, Vusi Nova, Busiswa, Lady Zamar, DJ Maphorisa, Prince Kaybee, Presss and many more will thrill guests at the Main Event 13th October 2018.

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Tribal releases debut single Going In as part of depression recovery


Durban based singer, songwriter and fashion designer, Tribal, has broken his silence on his depression with official debut single titled Going In.

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Known for the 2015 smash single A Week Ago featuring Aewon Wolf; the single that should have been a great launch into the music industry turned out to be the start of a three-year battle with depression for this young creative.

“I had quit music. I was down, out and angry. Aewon Wolf was popping off my song. All the people I had done features with blocked me. I felt used, even exploited” shares Tribal. Tribal further adds: “I’m now motivated to keep going no matter what. Going In is a song about my commitment to myself to go all the way in.”

Going In is already enjoying radio airplay across the country on stations such as Metro FM, Gagasi FM and YFM since its release this past Friday.

As the music industry gears up for the silly season, Going In has been pegged to be a track that will usher music lovers right through the Summer and festive season.

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Idols SA top 10 contestants perform judges’ selections

Idols SA top 10 contestants

The all-new glamorous Idols SA top 10 was unveiled on Sunday evening, bringing some pop star allure to the Idols stage.

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The evening’s theme was the Judges’ Playlist, an on-going friendly match to see which judge will have the most songs picked by the contestants. The honour went to Unathi, whose tally of five songs picked dethroned last year’s winner Somizi.

The show got off to an up-tempo start when a red-clad Nosipho performed Lady Zamar’s pop hit, Collide. Randall said it reminded him of Kylie Minogue, but she needed to “turn it up” more. Somizi, on the other hand, predicted it to be a forgettable performance.

Next up was Mthokozisi, who looked spiffy in a tuxedo jacket, taking on Maxwell’s Ascension, a decision applauded by Unathi who said: “To attempt a falsetto with such a deep voice is commendable.” An unimpressed Somizi put it bluntly: “There was no dynamic, no colour. It was bland. It wasn’t nice.”

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Ann Malinga remembers her late husband Robbie Malinga in a post

Robbie Malinga and his wife Ann Malinga

There’s no doubt that the late legendary musician Robbie Malinga treated his wife Ann Malinga, like a queen. Since his death, his wife still misses him. 

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Robbie Malinga’s wife, Ann has always talked about the deep love her late husband had for her: “Throw back to my last Anniversary Vacay & the last pic Mr. Malinga took of me, I think of him with tears in my eyes and Smile because he LOVED me till his last breath,” she captioned one of her posts on Instagram.

Ann recently remembered what a good man he was and how he treated her like a queen.

“Crushing on this angel of mine who served me proper love & genuine happy marriage. He taught my son how to love a woman by how he treated me and I have no doubt I’m raising a good man in my son, the values were instilled at a very young age by a good man (sic),” – she wrote.

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‘Nothing as mediocre as Leanne Manas Shem’ – says Ntsiki Mazwai

Ntsiki Mazwai on Leanne Manas

South African television presenter, Leanne Manas, who is best known as the anchor of the SABC flagship show, Morning Live, has responded to Ntsiki Mazwai’s claims.

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According to the poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai, Leanne Manas is “mediocre” and only holds her current position at SABC because she benefits from white privilege.

Taking to Twitter, Ntsiki attacked the SABC news anchor saying: “Akere you think Leanne Mannas is good cos she is white? Or whatever she is ..but it’s not black. Akere. Nothing as mediocre as Leanne Shem (sic).”

Ntsiki claimed Leanne was occupying a position that belonged to someone who would represent the black majority of South Africa.

“Playing victim will not change the fact that the position you occupy belongs to someone who represents our country of a black majority,” – Mazwai said.

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Rapper Cassper Nyovest on his upcoming album

Cassper Nyovest upcoming album

Cassper Nyovest is without a doubt one of the most prominent and successful rappers in the Mzansi. Cassper, who considers himself as the best rapper in the country, is known for producing great music.

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Cassper recently announced that he is officially working on a brand new album and has shared his plans on the upcoming album.

“The album I am making is like a calling. I am not trying anything on this on but rather giving into the gift. I am in my strongest element & I am having sooo much fun cause I am rapping like I’m 18 years old with nothing to lose or gain. Just wanna make people laugh, sing & dance (sic),” – Cassper tweeted.

The ‘Doc Shebeleza’ hitmker has released three studio albums. Tsholofelo is his debut album that was released in 2014, followed by Refiloe which he released on in 2015 at the #FillUpTheDome concert and lastly, his third offering Thuto which he released in 2017.

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Rapper Riky Rick drops new single titled “I Can’t Believe It”

Riky Rick I Can’t Believe It

Rikhado Makhado, better known by his stage name Riky Rick, is back and has released new single titled “I Can’t Believe It” after taking a short break from performing and touring. 

ALSO READ: “Being A “Celebrity” Its Difficult To Tell People I Aint Feeling Well” – Riky Rick

This is his first solid release since the 2017 EP project ‘Stay Shining’ which was led by Buy It Out and Stay Shining. The single is set to become a hustler’s anthem and resonate with many young, unpaid creatives who will join Riky Rick in chanting, “S’fun’ amacoins, s’fun’ amacoins!”

Riky recently got praise from American rapper, DJ and record producer from New York City, Swizz Beatz, who dropped the new single on his social media.

“When Swizz came into the country he said to me ‘Riky, this energy you’re coming with, you need to keep it going,’ and I decided that I need to take some of that motivation from Swizzy and jump into the studio.”

“You don’t have to like me for anything, but you are going to love me for this video. I can pass away after this,” – Riky Rick said.

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Watch fans cry for Rapper Nasty C

Rapper Nasty C

Local rapper Nasty C, whose real name is Ntsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo, is without a doubt one of the most talented and loved young rappers in South Africa.

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His album ‘Strings and Bling’ has been well received by fans locally and internationally.

The 21-year-old is most known for the single “Way It Go” by DJ Switch featuring Tumi and Youngsta, as well as “Juice Back” remix which features Davido and Cassper Nyovest. He recently got featured by television turned rapper Boity Thulo in her debut single titled ‘Wuz Dat.’

The star is currently busy with preparations of his upcoming South African leg of the Ivyson Tour which will see him perform in Durban and Cape Town.

There’s no doubt that Nasty C is one of the most loved rappers alongside the likes of AKA, Kwesta and Cassper Nyovest.

The rapper recently took to social media where he shared a video of himself with fans in Durban. The video shows school learners almost losing their minds when they see Nasty C, with some fans crying for him.

Watch the video below:

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