Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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Blood & Water’s Khosi Ngema

3rd August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Is anyone else still obsessing over blood and water or is it just me? For the first time in a long time, I fell in love with a series on Netflix again! I am so obsessed with SA soaps and telenovelas so it was nice to see a teenage drama series from the country, because if there is anyone that…

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Pro Monate; Professor of fun

31st July 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

We’re halfway through the year and you’re still haven’t hopped on to the amapiano hype?? Why?? Clearly you need to expand your music palette and I know just the person to give you a head start – Pro Monate. His music is nothing but good vibes, good energy and just overall fun. What I love most about amapiano is the…

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Manu WorldStar; The modern African Sound

23rd July 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Manu World Star is more than just your average South African born Congolese artist, he is a man on his way to global stardom with his modern sounds of afro-fusion – he represents the entire continent in his music. Every type of African influence you can think of, he covers it – his recent project MOLIMO is an eclectic modern African…

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Juls x Checkoutfrica

22nd July 2020 BY Zinitha

In an interview with Checkoutafrica, Ghanaian renowned producer sits down to talk about his experience. We covered his rise to success, his first project leap of faith right up to some of his projects that have been released this year which are happy place, fufu and grits with Sango and of course his new single blessed featuring Donaeo and Miraa…

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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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