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Who is Freshly Ground?
Freshly ground is one of the most successful Afro fusion groups in South Africa. The band has performed in different countries around the world. Their greatest career highlight is when they performed “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” with Shakira in 2010. This was the theme song of the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.
- Jika Jika (2003)
- Nomvula (2004)
- Ma’ Cheri (2007)
- Radio Africa (2010)
- Take Me to the Dance (2012)
- The Legend (2013)
- Freshly Ground (2018)
In 2005, Freshlyground was nominated for three South African Music Awards for their 2004 album, Nomvula. Although they won no SAMAs that year, in 2008 the Recording Industry of South Africa awarded them the coveted Best Duo or Group SAMA. In the same year, their 2007 album Ma’ Cheri won the prestigious Album of the Year SAMA, as well as Best Adult Contemporary Album: English, and Best Engineer.
At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Freshlyground became the first South African musical act to receive honours from MTV, when they received the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
At the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards, the band received the “Best Africa, Southern” accolade for their single “Pot Belly”. In 2008 the band was awarded the South African Music Awards for their album “Macheri.”