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South African artist of Congolese descent, Manu WorldStar, has released his #NalingiRemix by popular demand. The highly anticipated single is now available for pre-add on his debut album, MOLIMO. The Vth Season artist, Manu WorldStar’s, #NalingiRemix is a true African collaboration featuring $ pacely from Ghana, Roberto from Zambia and South Africa’s Sjava. “Nalingi did […]

They say it takes over a decade to master a craft, but Xavier Saer is a marvel that is an exception to the rule. In just four short years, the South African photographer has risen from a novice without a camera to be a prominent and respected leader in this field. His lens has captured […]

The newest release from Armenian-born, Super Sako, and Egyptian Superstar Mohamed Ramadan has hit the ground running, raking in 7 million views in less than a week. The viral hit “Tik Tok” had already reached over 3 million views in its first 24 hours, a huge achievement for the newest signing to BMG Africa and […]

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Renowned South African radio legend Bod Mabena celebrates his birthday and releases a compilation titled “Jammers House Volume 1”. The 12 track album includes nostalgic hits such as “Sing it back”, I love the way you love me” and “share my love”. Bob describes the compilation as a commercial body of work that has helped […]

 Eastern Cape’s South African Voice of Modern Afro Soul, Ami Faku, has added another GOLD selling single to her impressive catalogue of music, this time for poignant single Imali featuring Blag Diamond, which also lends itself as the album title of her debut offering. Imali is the second single off Ami Faku’s debut album to […]

Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight for July is Hunter Rose, a Cape Town-based singer-songwriter who blends soul and jazz with elements of neo-R&B to create a body of work that’s slick and modern. “It’s an absolute honour to be recognised by Apple music.  It’s an exciting time for R&B as well as South African music and after the thrilling […]

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Robin Schulz has remixed the Bob Marley classic ‘Sun Is Shining’, out 17th July via Island Records.  A high-energy, club-focused version of ‘Sun Is Shining’, Schulz adds an infectious bassline and feelgood piano chords to the more downtempo original, delivering a dance track that’s been crafted with summer in mind. Originally […]

A typical South African groove anthem, Senzeni by Mthandazo Gatya, DJ Manzo and Comado opens with a vibrant clap and vocals you often hear at a traditional wedding or just a street bash. Frequent collaborators, these gents have joined forces once more in making this party starter. The trio seem to have found a creative […]

The music video for Mortal Man Acoustic is an intimate, sun-drenched production, shot in the South Africa mother city Cape Town’s beautiful mountain ranges and smaller, more intimate spaces. Starring alongside Jeremy is ‘Granny Laundry’, an 85-year-old COVID-19 survivor who lives in Kommetjie, Jeremy’s hometown. Watch The Music Video, directed by Dougal Paterson & Jeremy […]

The top 20 shortlist for the SAMA26 Record of the Year (ROTY) and Music Video of the Year (MVOTY) have been revealed and put up for public vote. All indications are that South Africans got down to generous doses of dance music and hip hop with a sprinkling of amapiano, in the past year. Leading […]

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