Saturday, 28th September will be the Main Sixties Party at Mbombela Stadium Precinct with Dj Blackcoffee, Fresh, Sbu, Ganyani, Sumbody and others and on Sunday, 29th September the weekend winds down at The Mbombela Picnic & Braai area with sultry and soulful sounds at the popular Sunday Soul Session presented by the Metro FM’s Paul Mtirara, Eddie Zondi, Sweetmike and UnkleMdu headlined by top Afro-Jazz Artist like Mafikizolo, TheSoil, JazielBrothers, Zahara, Ntando to be flanked by local artists Tsepe and many more.
The South African trio Teargas includes Ntokozo “K.O.” Mdlui and brothers Ezee “Ma-E” Hanabe and Bantu “Ntukza” Hanabe. As proud South Africans, the group assumed its name to transform the tear gas thrown at apartheid-era protesters into a unifying musical tool. They hit the scene riding positive vibes off their 2006 debut K’Shubile K’Bovu. Their 2009 album Dark and Blue promotes messages of partying and perseverance, including the song “Hold On,” which urges young people to learn their HIV/AIDS status. Their video “Mhlobo Wami,” which was released in 2010, tells stories of love, trust and betrayal in the proud language of their countrymen. In 2012 they released yet another album titled Numba Numba, which features a music video “Wake Up” which was aimed to encourage young people to stand up and work at realising their dreams, since the release of Numba Numba the gents have release 2 more single and videos after the single “Wake Up”.
Check out Teargas music video’s that have made a difference in young people’s life:
Along with Jotham Mbuyisa (Vetkuk), Zynne forms half of the top duo of Vetkuk vs. Mahoota. The duo has released 6 successful albums to date. Three of these, Lesedi, Tshiamo and Denaledi went Gold and total sales to date are in excess of 400,000 copies. Noted for their sophisticated dress style and foot stomping, often sexy, hits, Vetkuk vs. Mahoota have been riding high for over ten years. Their current hit single, Stokvel features Dr Malinga.
In addition to producing hot albums, Vetkuk vs. Mahoota are a top deejay outfit in great demand. The famous “Mahoota on the right and Vetkuk on the left” combination is constantly on the road, with bookings every week around the entire country. Miami, London, Ibiza and Mauritius are also frequent playing destinations. They are truly an international success!
Mahoota is a co-host and founder of The Spring Day Music Explosion, a twelve show, ten city music festival that is in its tenth year and features 65 artists and deejays from both South Africa and abroad. This is a major event on the South African music calendar.
LONDON – some of the most exciting names in music joined forces for the hotly anticipated announcement of the nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards. Ahead of the 18th anniversary show at the brand new, SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday, October 19; the nominations were revealed at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms – where the awards show started in 1996, following careful deliberation from this year’s MOBO music panel.
During an important year for the internationally-renowned entertainment brand, the star-studded London event saw names from the MOBO Awards past and present arrive to hear this year’s shortlist before opening to the public vote. It will now be down to the fans to decide who walks away with a coveted MOBO Award in October, with the categories now open to the public via www.mobo.com/voting2013.
Our very own South African Duo “Liquideep” have been nominated for the “Best African Act” award. So go show your support and vote now!
Known for a unique and poetic sound, with a voice that is domineering and touches the heart, “Busiswa” has finally blessed us with a single that she may call her own. Famously known for her feature on the hit track “My name is” by Dj Zinhle, Busiswa has finally decided to make her own music, so that everyone may know what her name is! The lady has been in studio with Uhuru and Oskido working on her new project. She has now released a hit single that will surely be a competitor for the 31st December cutting razor song.
Well done to Busiswa, this is definitely a song to claim the crown with!
See Busiswa’s music video: Ngoku ft Uhuru and Oskido: