Focalistic; Pina Tsa Ko Kasi

8th July 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Pitori Maradona AKA Focalistic is taking the music industry by storm with his versatility – from hip-pop to dance to house, he does it all and is winning in every single category. I know I say this about every artist I interview but guys, if you sleep on this man you will be very sorry because he is going places,…

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Langa Mavuso; Deezer’s Next Artist 2020 pt2

29th June 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

How did going to a school for arts prep you for your career? More than anything I believe that the institutions of music that I’ve been to have allowed me to articulate my ideas and to understand my voice fully, like I understand my instruments so well now and I know how to manipulate them because of that education. Before…

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Langa Mavuso; Deezer’s Next Artist 2020 pt1

29th June 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

We know him as Langa Mavuso, one of the greatest voices to ever come out of South Africa. The Johannesburg-born Nkosinathi Nhlakanipho Mavuso, who emerged from under the wing of Black Coffee’s Soulistic label has broken new ground for South Africa’s musical masculinities and slowly but surely is taking over the world with his sound. Words cannot express to you…

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Dj Lag; The King of Gqom

15th June 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Without a doubt, history will remember DJ LAG as one of the greatest pioneers in SA music, especially in terms of gqom. This is the man that has allowed the genre to go beyond Durban and let us overseas to really love and appreciate the sound. His skills have managed to enable gqom to participate in the global music scene-…

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Kwesi Arthur; The New school of Ghanaian Music

5th June 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

With sold-out shows in London and New York, it’s pretty evident that Kwesi Arthur not only dominates the music scene in Ghana but worldwide too! At the age of 25, this man has accomplished so much in his career and as an African Woman I could not be prouder – he is currently the youngest Ghanaian to have a BET…

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Stonebwoy; A major player in Ghanaian Music

29th May 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Every single month without fail African artists are constantly reminding us that they are in fact the Kings and Queens in this music game. So far in terms of music, this has really been our year and I could not be more excited! One album we cannot stop talking about here at COA is Stonebwoys ‘Anloga Junction’. This is his…

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Kekelingo; The man living his dream

19th May 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

On Friday, 24 April 2020 the world was introduced to Kekelingo aka Gregory Kekeletso Mabusela as he released his debut single, Khonza. However this wasn’t his first time hitting the music scene – Kekelingo rose to fame came as part of the alternative, afro-group, The Muffinz where he was the drummer. One of the things that I admire most about this…

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INTERVIEW- ELO ZAR; SA’S BREATH OF FRESH AIR PART 2

5th May 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

How did you go from singing back up for an afro soul singer to producing electropop? What made you decide that this was going to be your genre/ sound? You know, Vusi and I met in music school. I couldn’t stay in music school because I didn’t have the funds to continue my studies but we met there. When you’re…

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Interview; Elo Zar – SA’s breath of fresh air part 1

5th May 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

There are so many things that I love about the woman that is Elo Zar, but I think the one thing that I love most about this beautiful soul is her personality! I wish personality could translate through words because I kid you not, never in this life have I ever felt so comfortable doing an interview – She just…

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