RnB and SAMA award winning singer Brian Themba Malikwane was presented an opportunity on a silver platter. He will be pursuing his acting skills on Muvhango. Malikwane takes over Themba Nofemele’s role as Ranthumeng, who was allegedly shown the door for his big-headed attitude. This role landed on his lap by chance as he was initially auditioning for a character called Tumelo but his brilliant skills opened doors to a bigger role. Muvhango’s executive producer Duma ka Nldovu approached Malikwane, and since October last year he had been filming for the soapie – and will debut on the show next month. His acting skills were honed from his role as Simba in The Lion King for ten years on London’s West End. Just not so long ago singer Chomee was recruited to the show to play sultry socialite, ‘Ms Chichi’.
Generations is another soapie scooping music artists into their show. Hip hop artist Mxolisi Majozi known as Zuluboy has been rumored to be shooting episodes for SABC 1’s popular soapie. With experience on TV from popular series such as Intersexions and Soul City, Zuluboy has mastered his skills of acting and will be an interesting character to look out for. A close source to the media has revealed that the hip hop star can be expected to make his debut on Generations very soon. (Sowetan article)
Electoral Commission (IEC) is going to great lengths to get young people in South Africa to vote.The IEC is making use of the profile of popular musicians and media personalities advertising campaigns. Lira, Toya Delazy, Anele Mdoda, HHP, Khuli Chana, Freshly ground are among celebrities that feature in the campaign, talking about why voting is so important to them and challenging young people to find their own reasons to vote. The TV and radio campaign is being supported by the use of social media platforms YouTube, Facebook, Mxit and Twitter.
The featured celebrities have over a million Twitter followers between them, and it is hoped that by engaging their followers on these platforms, they will encourage young South Africans to join them. (Drum Magazine article)
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Multiple award winning artist, Khuli Chana, has received a Best International Act nomination with the upcoming Black Canadian Awards taking place on 1 March 2014 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. I’m ready for the world stage. I’m Amped” exclaimed Khuli Chana upon receiving this nomination.
The Top 6 nominees in each category for the Black Canadian Awards will compete for the title on 1 March 2014. The Top 6 will be established by a voting mechanism which closes on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
To vote for Khuli Chana visit this web page http://blackcanadians.com/nominate and put his name in the category Best International Act. The Black Canadian Awards is a non-profit initiative of the Diversity Advancement Network. Part of the proceeds will be added to their Youth and Talent scholarship program. This nomination further solidifies Khuli Chana as one of South Africa’s top artists and one of Africa’s most high profile Hip Hop stars. Khuli Chana is the first Hip Hop artist in South Africa’s history to win the prestigious South African Music Award (SAMA) in the category “Album of the Year”. Khuli Chana achieved this feat at the 2013 SAMAs also winning “Best Rap Album” and “Male Artist of the Year”. 2013 also saw Khuli Chana win the “Best Collaboration” Award at the Metro FM Awards, as well as “Album of the Year” and “Best Male Artist” at the SA Hip Hop Awards.
Khuli Chana is not only a front runner with regards to being a recording and performing artist, but in late 2013 he launched a Rocka #ChanaPower high fidelity headphone set which is proving to be a quite a winner amongst his fans.
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The Department of Communications asked SA rappers from different provinces to record a song encouraging young people to register to vote. The song is called ‘Ek Se’ and features Zuluboy, Cassper Nyovest, Rashid, Gwaza Juse, Bozza (Skwatta Kamp), Gigi LaMayne (in pic), Andrianto, Mawe2, SpaceMunna, Ginger Breadman, Siya Shezi and Ben Sharpa. The track was produced by Tuxman. The campaign is not affiliated to any political organisation.
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A rap-star born at Mpumalanga going solo, Ntokozo Mdluli “KO” known from the well known SA Hip Hop group “Teargas” droped a dope track title “Mission Statement”. The initiation of this song proved how KO can stand his own ground as a solo artist, he is currently in studio cooking his debut album that will be dropped this year (2014).
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Fezile Madlala, aka F-eezy, dumped his record label Native Rhythms to pursue music on his own but failed.Back in 2008 F-eezy was at the top of his game, with his electrifying rhymes that were changing the hip hop scene.Now he has made new waves in the music industry with the smashing hit single, Starring
, featuring Ntukza from Teargas. The 28-year-old rapper spoke about his return to Native Rhythms. “Firstly, I left the label back in 2009 to pursue my other talent in the industry, but things didn’t go well. “Now I’m back with crazy rhymes I wrote during my absence,” said F-eezy. “I’m working on my comeback album. “At the moment I’ve wrapped up eight tracks, where I’ll be featured by Ntukza, Zuluboy and Kwesta,” he said.
According to F-eezy, the politics in the industry almost killed his confidence as he wasn’t being featured at any music events. “I’ve got over the politics because I saw that I’m not the only one suffering. A lot of artists who are doing great don’t even get awards. That’s beyond me,” said F-eezy. He said radio DJ Sizwe Dlomo was the one who motivated him when things were slow. (dailysun article)
He did and the group became a favourite not only at weddings at which they played but also on stages internationally. Yesterday, Joseph Shabalala, who founded three-time Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo, announced that he was to retire. He broke the news at the group’s official send-off breakfast ahead of Sunday’s 56th edition of music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. It’s the end of an era – despite assurances that the group will continue to entertain local and international crowds. But the Grammys are sandwiched in a long US tour. The tour begins on Friday in Tennessee, then moves to Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, California and Florida. It ends on March 23.Shabalala and the band flew out of the country last night.
At 73 , it was time for Shabalala to slow down, said executive producer Xolani Majozi. “He is not ill, but he is considering his health.” But Shabalala, said Majozi, will be available for “special appearances”. The Mambazo Musical begins on April 17 at the State Theatre, Pretoria. It runs until May 10. Mambazo fans include collaborators Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Melissa Etehridge and Sarah McLachlan. Last year they released Live: Singing for Peace Around the World, a collection of songs they recorded during their world tours, which won them a Grammy nomination for best world music album. This year they will go up against Gipsy Kings, Femi Kuti, Savor Flamenco and Ravi Shankar for the same accolade. (Times live)
DaKAR is an acronym for “Da King of Afrikan Rap,” the title of Kwesta’s sophomore album that
debut at No. 3 on the iTunes Hip-hop chart behind Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP II & Drake’s
Nothing Was The Same respectively. Nominated for a Metro FM Award Kwesta’s latest offering
most notably includes collaborations with Jimmy Nevis, Crash Car Burn, Reason idols winner
Jody Williams as well as the Emmy & Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir…
#StreamDaKAR the complete 16-track project on Soundcloud & review it for free here
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DaKAR is the only strictly digital release to be nominated for a 13th annual MMA’s and
although Kwesta has made the means to make his music as accessible as possible he admits
that the South African market is far from well adept to the digital music world after being
inundated with calls from fans demanding the release a physical CD. The physical release
coincides with closing of voting lines for the Metro FM Awards about which Kwesta had to say:
may the best man win and by best man I mean me because with all due no-one deserves it
more than me. Those who’ve listened to DaKAR will agree it’s a classic, in a league of it’s own!”
The 16-track DaKAR CD will be available in stores from Monday the 17th of February 2014.
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