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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Ananya; Zimbabwe’s next star

13th July 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

At this moment in time, if I could switch roles with anyone in this. life, it’d have to be Ananya, this girl is literally living my dream life. Currently living in NYC – the city where dreams come true, studying fashion at one of the most prestigious fashion colleges in the world – Parsons and on top of that she…

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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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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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Bongo Beats; The SA producer you need to know

1st June 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

This has to be my favourite part about this job, I love sharing my favourite artists with you guys – especially the ones that I think are so incredibly underrated. I only bring you the best of the best and that is why I’d like to introduce you all to Bongo Beats. Having been in the music scene for the…

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