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Emtee

Mthembeni Ndevu (born September 15, 1992), better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African hip hop musician and record producer. His debut single was “Roll Up”.

Mthembeni Ndevu was born in the mid-sized town Matatiele, situated in the Eastern Cape, a coastal province in South Africa. He grew up in Rockville, Soweto, a major township in the Gauteng Province.[1] In an interview on South African channel ANN7, eMTee claims that he wanted to be a musician from first grade in primary school.[2] He performed on stage for the first time at the age of 9, at a Yeoville primary school talent show.[3]

At the age of 17, eMTee started making money from his musical efforts. He became the youngest choir conductor at Barnato Park High School, and won many provincial competitions as a member of his school’s marimba band

Debut album: Avery

In early 2015, a friend of eMTee, his producer Ruff produced the beat for the song that would eventually become his debut single “Roll Up”. eMTee claimed that the entire was recorded and finalized in two hours.[6] “Roll Up” received major radio play in Southern Africa and peaked at the top of DJ Speedsta’s hip hop chart on YFM. Wizkid and South African rapper AKA featured on the official re-release of his single, which eMTee called Roll Up Re-Up”. He said that “Roll Up” was recorded within a tight schedule, because he and team were finalizing his debut album.[7][8]

eMTee won his first award and nomination for the Song Of The Year award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, due to the single “Roll Up”. “Roll Up” competed in a category where two South African gold selling artists as well as Khuli Chana each made at least two appearances.[9]

The next day on December 4, 2015, eMTee’s debut album Avery was released on iTunes and to domestic music retailers. eMtee is currently the third most played South African hip hop artist in the latter part of 2015 (10th most played artist overall)

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Nasty C

David Junior Ngcobo (born 11 February 1997), better known by his stage name Nasty C, is a South African hip hop musician, songwriter and record producer. He is most known for his singles “Way It Go” which features fellow South African hip hop musicians DJ Switch, Tumi and Youngsta, as well as the well-received remix to his single “Juice Back”, which features major African musicians Davido and Cassper Nyovest. He was the youngest recipient for an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.

David Ngcobo originates from Durban in the Kwazulu-Natal Province. He started rapping at the age of nine, having been influenced by his older brother who was a producer at the time.[1] He eventually mastered the process of music production and began adding his vocals on the beats he was making, later signing to Durban based artist management company, Free World Music.[2]

The stage name ‘Nasty C’ was given to him by the first producer he ever worked with.[1] He looks up to fellow South African rappers AKA, Khuli Chana and Reason, and stated that he was motivated by their work ethic.

His dream of meeting one of his major influences became a reality when he met AKA, and opened for him during the nationwide album launch for AKA’s debut studio album Altar Ego. Nasty C highlights that performing alongside AKA at a Durban festival was one of the best experiences of his life.[2]

Nasty C released his first mixtape One Kid a Thousand Coffins on 24 May 2013.[3] His sophomore project titled C L.A.M.E (Extended Play Version) – EP was released on 4 April 2014. L.A.M.E. is an acronym for “Levitating Over My Enemies”.[4]

Nasty C would go on to release another mixtape, title Price City on 10 February 2015, his late mother’s birthday, as well as the day before his 18th birthday.[5]

Nasty C released his major single “Juice Back” which later spawned a remix featuring Davido and Cassper Nyovest. The song was produced by Cassper Nyovest’s inhouse producer Gemini Major.[6]

On 9 January 2016, he was featured on Anatii and Cassper Nyovest’s collaborative single “Jump”.[7][8] The official music video for the remix to the single “Juice Back” was released on 17 January 2016.[6]

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Fifi Cooper

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Maftown’s first lady of hip hop Refilwe Mooketsi aka Fifi Cooper, is the 23 year old on the verge of a big industry breakthrough. From the age of 9 she had a keen interest in hip hop becoming choir leader in primary school. From dance classes and singing, this multi-talented young lady was destined for the entertainment industry. Going on to study Media at Boston Media House in J-Sec, she often went back home to perform at Xpressions, the youth development music show in Mafikeng which earned her a spot on Mr Mo Molemi’s sophomore album, Motzamai-Rebel Without A Pause. Since then she’s featured on Molemi’s recent album Asia, Khuli Chana’s Lost in Time and Lection’s GentleMansClub’.

Who is Fifi Cooper and what does she stand for?
I’m someone who tells stories that provoke thought and about ordinary people on the streets. As long as the music still moves my heart I will stand for all the woman out there trying to make it in any aspect of their lives without being given a chance ’cause of their gender.

Your style of flow is very hard and determined. What impact are you trying to create in the industry?

I am a vibrant talented artist who is passionate about her art. I’m undoubtedly a new breed of tough, talented and commercially viable female artist to hit the scene; a breath of fresh air to the South African Hip Hop. I’m also showcasing the skills woman can bring in this male dominated field.

When can we expect a full length project from you?

I am working towards May 2015 with a talented team of people around me. I put God first in everything i do and I know eve thing is possible with him.

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BIG NUZ

BIG NUZ is a well-known and highly celebrated Durban-based kwaito group under the Afrotainment record label. It is made up of three members, Mandla Maphumulo aka Mampintsha, Mzi Tshomela aka Danger and Sbu Khomo aka R Mashesha.

The name BIG NUZ is derived from the two key elements that define their sound. “BIG” relates to their vision of being a brand that aims to take kwaito to new heights across the continent and ultimately, the globe. They’re not in the business of doing things on a small scale. “NUZ” are letters that appear on the registration plate of vehicles registered in Umlazi township in Durban, i.e. Natal Umlazi. Their sound is one that is distinctly Durban.

The three hail from Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) but their musical journey began in Johannesburg. While approaching various studios in an attempt to secure a recording deal, they tried various tactics to have their sound heard. These included a jingle for the popular e-tv soapie Backstage, which gave them an opportunity to perform on the show; recorded songs in 2003 with Koloi Lebone and Beatmaker which did not make it to the record shops; and featuring on Ishmael’s album in 2006 with a song called “BOOM”.

It was in 2006 however that their efforts and LUCK took a turn for their better. Gallo Records offered the group a record deal and their first studio album “Zozo” was released. Due to poor management, the album sales did not do well.

In 2007 DJ Tira heard the talented sounds of BIG NUZ and requested that they return to Durban in order for them to JOIN his record label Afrotainment, under which they remain signed. BIG NUZ’s first single under Afrotainment “Uyoysholo Wena” featured on the Durban’s Finest Vol 3 album made waves and reached the Number 1 spot on many radio station charts.

Afrotainment then released BIG NUZ’s second album called “2nd Round Knockout”. The album was a chart topper and sold over 20 000 copies in South Africa. The album won the award for the Best Kwaito Album at the 2008 Metro FM Awards and received a nomination at the 2008 Channel O Music Awards. As the opening act for the ceremony, they created an electric atmosphere that started the awards on a high note.

In the winter of 2009 BIG NUZ released their third album titled “UNDISPUTED”.

The 2010 music award season saw BIG NUZ scoop three awards at the MTN South African Music Awards: Kwaito Album of the Year for “Undisputed”; Album of the Year and Record of the Year by public vote for “Umlilo”.

With the number of tours that haven taken place elsewhere on the continent with huge success, BIG NUZ are a brand that continues to take the uniquely South African brand of music known as Kwaito to the rest of the world. Their latest album, “Made in Africa” released in spring 2013 has already taken the music scene across the continent by storm. Their hit SINGLES “Hawaii” and “Inazo” are definite summer anthems.

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Moneoa

MONEOA

From the shores of the 3rd largest city in South Africa; radiates a 23 year old, (Umthatha born) Durban raised singer and songwriter, poised to make the world her own.

MONEOA is a dancer by profession; but has followed her heart to singing, after her family and friends made her realize that her voice glides across chords as swiftly as her feet through a detailed choreography. Her voice is paradoxically chilling, yet soothing and her “feel good” music is an interesting blend of afro pop/neo-soul delivered through a rare, vulnerable emotional catharsis.

Befittingly her debut album is titled “Coming from Going to” and her storytelling lyrical style is jetted from track 1 to 14 by producers like Vusi Ndlovu from Odeum Music; Beatmaker & Dan Joffe from King and I; Nick Holder / Da Capo from DNH Records and BINARY Boys from Voodoo Collective.

MONEOA is a true musical talent with a distinguishably raspy voice that floats effortlessly on tracks and satiating purposeful lyrics that exude “Life and Meaning”.

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Unathi Msengana

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Unathi Msengana (née Nkayi) is a South African singer, actress and radio personality best known for hosting shows on youth station YFM and Metro Fm’s drivetime show, with Glen Lewis.She is best known to television viewers as the co-host (with Rowan Cloete) of the third season of the reality competition Popstars, in 2004. She also replaced Mara Louw as a judge on the M-Net reality competition Idols, in 2011.

Over the years she has collected a string of accolades. In 2003, she walked away with two awards at the Metro FM Music Awards, for Song of The Year and Best Dressed Artist.In 2004 and 2005 she was named as one of the Top Ten people in Media by The Star newspaper and was named as the most promising woman in media at the MTN Media Awards.

Unathi has also been nominated twice at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). Her most recent accolades were being voted as South Africa’s Best Female at the Metro FM Music Awards and nominated for Best Urban Pop Album at the SAMAs.She was the subject of an episode of the Nicky Greenwall-hosted documentary series The Close Up, which aired on e.tv and the eNews Channel in 2012.

She has been married to fellow DJ Thomas Msengana, better known as Bad Boy T, since 19 September, 2009.

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LOYISO BALA

As a teenager Loyiso Bala was trained at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir in South Africa. He finished top of his class and nurtured his classical voice.
After overwhelming success with legendary Kwaito act TKZee in 2000, Loyiso decided to release his own singles ‘Musukukhala’ and ‘Silky Soft Skin’ in 2001. The singles laid the foundation for Loyiso’s solo career and he went on to release his first album “Wine Woman and Song” in 2003 and his second album ‘Amplified’ in 2005. These albums solidified Loyiso’s reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B, with singles such as ‘Girl Without A Name’, ‘Angel’, ‘Gimme The Night’, ‘Cappuccino’ and ‘Cuban’.
Since then, he has won multiple awards ranging from Best R&B album of 2007 at the Metro FM Awards, 5 SAMAs – South African Music Awards – 3 Metro FM awards, Best R&B and Best Producer at the SAMA awards 2008 and was nominated for best song of 2009 and 2010 at the SAMAs for ‘Blow Your Mind’ and ‘Maybe’ respectively. He was also nominated at the MTV awards alongside Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Akon and P Square and is known for his style awards for “YOU” Magazine and GQ’s most stylish male in the country.
At the end of 2002, Loyiso embarked on a world tour that saw him stopping off in London, America, Asia and the Middle East. Other highlight performances include several Miss South Africa Awards and Miss World appearances. He has performed alongside artists of the highest caliber including Jamelia, Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend, Brian McKnight, Elton John, Will Smith and Akon. He has also performed for some of the highest dignitaries, such as Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and more.
Loyiso is an ambassador for the 46664 campaigns, the Smile Foundation and most recently MaAfrika Tikkun, which sees him supporting several charitable and worthwhile causes such as coaching school plays and performing at charitable events. He also talks about HIV education in several schools across South Africa.
His partnership with 46664 lead him to put on a stellar performance for and audience of over 46,000 at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in Hyde Park in July 2008, to perform at the Madison Square Gardens, New York in July 2009 and at Radio City Hall, New York for Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday celebration on the 18th of July 2009.
Loyiso’s last album release showcased the singles ‘I want you’, ‘Blow Your Mind’ (the title track), ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Dali Wami’ and ‘Maybe’, which were simultaneously listed in the top 100 radio charts in South Africa in late 2008; a feat that rarely happens.
In May 2010 he released his new single ‘Wrong For You’, written by Robin Thicke and Sean Hurley and will be releasing his full-length album before the end of 2010. For this album he worked with producers both in the United States of America and South Africa.
He is now taking his most loved material to his fans and explains: “Live performances are where I am able to bring everything I love about music together on one great platform”.
One such performance was alongside Alicia Keys, Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off celebration concert, taking place at Soweto’s 30,000-capacity Orlando Stadium on the 10th of June, a day before the opening match of the World Cup.

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THE SOIL

The Group: Meet The Soil: a 3-member acapella singing group whose music can best be described as ‘Kasi Soul’. The Soil strives to fuse their voices to deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls all around the world.

The first member of the group exists in a spiritual form as The Creator of all. The other three members of the group take a physical form: Buhlebendalo Mda, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, who are occasionally also supported by two backing vocalists, Asanda and Tshwarelo.

The Soil claims they are simply channels of the songs that they believe come to them from a sacred place where they just serve as mediums that help carry the message through

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LIRA

Lira was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg’s East Rand. Her name translates to “love” in Sesotho and she speaks four languages. She is a multi-platinum selling and a 8x South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African.

SA’s undisputed Queen of Song, Lira’s formidable career has seen her perform across the globe, win numerous awards and accolades, earn tens of thousands of fans, and achieve double platinum sales. Yet it is her musical integrity, and her ability to reach out and touch her listener, young and old, black and white, which has established Lira as a crossover artist capable of delivering to everyone from hip, black urbanistas to suburban grannies and everyone in-between.

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Lira, who studied Financial Accounting and Auditing at the Vaal Technicon, entered the South African music industry in 2000, being punted as South Africa’s newest R&B “starlet”. Then signed to one of the country’s indie stables, Lira released the album ‘All My Love’ in 2003, but withdrew from the music industry and public eye shortly thereafter, when she realised that the record company’s vision for her was not in line with her own principles and musical virtues.

She returned to the public eye with a bang in 2006 with her Sony debut, ‘FEEL GOOD’, a gold-selling album that swung with consummate ease between jazz and soul and pop even, to create the beginnings of what is now Lira’s signature sound. Next was the platinum-selling, multi-award winning 2008 album ‘SOUL IN MIND’, described by Lira as “the sound of a woman getting into her own skin, of finding her own creative voice”. Soul In Mind ruled the 2009 SA Music Awards, winning a leading four SAMAs, including the prestigious Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.

Apart from headlining numerous festivals in Southern Africa, and performing to sold out venues across the country, Lira has performed extensively abroad in countries including Italy, Germany and other European countries, and Fiji, while she’s poised to make an impact on the US music scene in 2012. She has featured across the media locally and abroad, and made her film debut in the Italian film “The Italian Consul” in 2011.

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