Author: Qello Mapanya

24 Year old, South African born and now Los Angeles based artist Jono Smithers is turning heads with his rapid rise to fame since moving from SA to the USA. Jono Smithers is an internationally renowned musician, composer, producer, songwriter and guitarist whose work spans multiple platforms.The Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music […]

South African born Afrobeats DJ extraordinaire, Spokenpriestess, released her first musical work with a Shemix for  Yung Verbal’s current hit track, “Rotation” recently which has been making waves across the continent. Commissioned by the half South African half  Zambian rapper to give his hit single new life, the DJ gathered an all-star female cast from […]

Soweto-based 4 piece band Urban Village today release a new EP, ‘Ubaba’, their debut for Parisian label Nø Førmat! (home to Oumou Sangaré, Blick Bassy & Mélissa Laveaux). Marrying the day-to-day experiences of black South Africans with ebullient elements from traditional Zulu music, Urban Village is the alias of four experimental musicians all born & […]

Popular Nigerian multifaceted artist, Justin Ug graces the scene with a 2-track EP, “Vibes with Ug” where he expands his scope by joining forces with Nano Shayray and Jaay. Heavily carried by rhythmic Afrobeat melodies, both tracks dominantly dwell on the theme of love, bringing out the yearning one has towards their significant other. Listen HERE: Produced […]

The next generation of rising South African hip-hop stars, Costa Titch and Dee Koala, have dropped an epic summer banger, complete with an explosive music video that captures youth spirit culture cues in vibrant, multi-colour. Called We Deserve Bettr, the track sees both artists collaborate to create an electrifying chemistry. This was partly pure luck: […]

South African R&B Rising Star, Langa Mavuso, has just unveiled his highly anticipated debut album LANGA. It’s only been two years since singer, songwriter and musician Langa Mavuso burst onto the South African music scene with his critically acclaimed debut EP Liminal Sketches, and breakthrough single Sunday Blues. Both fans and critics alike have lamented […]

International Rapper and Producer Nasty C releases his first documentary film created in partnership with Red Bull, Africa Creative Agency and Ivyson Entertainment. Zulu Man in Japan is a 48-minute visual experience of Nasty C’s journey and artistic exploration of Japanese culture.  The short film was captured by the equally talented Chris Nicols. Fans and […]

Ugandan old stager The Mith finally releases his eagerly awaited third studio album titled ‘The Ugandan’ This new release follows ‘Destination Africa’ which was released back in 2015 and 2011’s ‘The Week of September’ ‘The Ugandan’ album punctuates the rapper’s rough patch rendered by an unfortunate accident bring production to an abrupt halt. The Mith […]

From their album “We Made It” household that had surpassed 2.5 millions streams in just two months, the award winning  band Mi Casa releases another band produced smash hit “Mamela “. Following the success of “Church bells” and “Eve, this upbeat single is a perfect fit for the long summer nights and road trips and […]

When teaming up with legendary producer Paul Gala of Bad Future Records, they had a glimpse of a vision of where this new sound should land and knew they had a story to tell. It resulted in what they believe is their most powerful & well-written song to date. ‘We really think our fans are […]


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