The single has been distributed to radio stations and will soon hit the airwaves. DakingofAfrikanRap is back!
Mafikizolo are destined for many more great things both locally and internationally and with three new prestigious nominations under their belt – they are set to take Africa and indeed the world by storm.
To vote for Mafikizolo for the MTV EMA Awards, please visit www.mtvema.com online or http://m.mtvema.com and cast your vote!
Johannesburg, Monday, 28 October 2013 – This press statement serves to confirm that South African multiple award winning Hip Hop artist, Khulani Morule, more affectionately known by his stage name, Khuli Chana, was indeed shot at by police officials in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 28 October 2013, in Midrand, Johannesburg. Khuli Chana sustained injuries to his right hand (middle and ring finger) via direct bullet wound, as well as to his back, predominantly on his left side, via shrapnel. . Khuli Chana’s medical report will be made public once received.
For booking Khuli Chana contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 519 9905
In an unexpected and unprecedented move, talented rhymer Zubz has released his fourth studio album, completely free for his online audience. Titled Dragon Lion_FullCircle, this offering is a diverse collection of songs with featured artists from around the continent.
In true pan African style, the album features, among others, M.Anifest from Ghana, Tehn Diamond, Chi and Melly Mel from Zimbabwe, Olufemi from Nigeria, Jah Seed, Maxhoba, Si-Anne, Melissa Allison and Khethi from South Africa. Production of the music was largely done through online collaborations with music from Snaz in Toronto, Canada, Sinestro in Cape Town, South Africa, and Simba Tagz in Harare, Zimbabwe, which is partly why Zubz decided to make this an online project. Snaz’s production credits include Drake, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, raekwon, DMX while Simba Tagz has produced music for Skwatta Kamp, Naima McLean, F-Eezy and a host of artists across Southern Africa.
“We recorded all the songs in 2012, the Chinese year of the dragon, and coincidentally I was born in the year of the Dragon and I’m a Leo, hence Dragon Lion. When I started as a rap artist officially in 2003, I released a mixtape absolutely free which I gave away to my fans, so me doing this again means I have come full circle.”
After a 3 year hiatus from solo projects, it comes as no surprise that this album has been received with much appreciation from his fans and has already garnered thousands of downloads. For Zubz, DragonLion_FullCircle marks the beginning of the next decade of musical expression through his independent imprint, Griot Music. “mio article”
DragonLion_FullCircle is available for free download at www.zubz.co.za
Welcome to the most authentic awards event of the year!
DRUM, in partnership with the City of Ekurhuleni, is thrilled to announce the upcoming DRUM Darlings awards, which celebrate black excellence in the entertainment industry.
The awards will honour celebrities who have exhibitedbrilliance through their craft in the past year, be it as an actor or actress who has kept us glued to our screens, or a sports personality who has had us cheering on the sidelines.
The award show has 10 categories, seven of which will be decided by readers and fans.
The categories range from the Rising Star Award, celebrating exceptional up-and-coming talent, to Favourite Radio Show, which honours the radio show which had the most people talking and tweeting as we listened.
Nominees for each DRUM Darling category will be announced weekly and fans will be given a week to vote for their favourite celebrities.
The three remaining categories – Posthumous Award and the DRUM Legend and Lifetime Achievement awards – will be selected by a panel of carefully chosen judges.
The biggest award of the night is the overall DRUM Darling award, which will go to the most inspirational DRUM celebrity of the year who demonstrated all the values that the DRUM brand stands for, including respect, integrity, courage and Ubuntu.
1. Special Award – DRUM Legend
2. Posthumous Award
3. Most loved Actor/Actress Award
4. Most entertaining Television
5. Favourite Radio Show Award
6. Most listened to musician Award
7. Most admired sports personality
8. Rising Star Award – VOTING
9. Lifetime Achievement Award
10. DRUM Darling 2013
How to vote for your winners!
Check out next week’s issue of DRUM for the various ways you can vote for your favourite DRUM Darlings!
Voting will be via SMS or Facebook and we will be giving you clear instructions on how to go about it.
You will be able to vote up to 10 times for each nominee in each category, but each vote must be sent in separately.
The DRUM Darlings awards will take place on Thursday 7 November.
The much anticipated release of Mo’Molemi’s third album, A SIA, hits stores nationwide today. The album title, A SIA (And So Is Afrika), is an accumulation of various ideas. A SIA was developed initially as a travel novel written by Mo’Molemi as he backpacked through Zimbabwe, Zambia, then caught a ship through Lake Tanganyika for 800k to Burundi. Then he backpacked to Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique before returning back home to Mahikeng, South Africa. The novel never came to be, but instead metamorphosed into a 19 track album questioning the place of Africa among the nations of the world. The A SIA album has classical lyrical flow that Mo’Molemi fans have come to know and love. It features tracks with the likes of Tumi of Tumi and The Volume, Tuks, Zeus, Lection, Blue Skye, Eazy Lap, Fifi Cooper, Kea Mmoki, Towdeemac and heavyweight artists from Botswana namely: Mosako, A.T.I, Orakle, E.P.I.C Jujuboy and traditional artist, Ntirelang Bearman.