Stonebwoy; A major player in Ghanaian Music

29th May 2020 BY Ivis

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

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

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

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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Interview; Bongeziwe Mabandla; SA’s Modern Miracle part 1

28th April 2020 BY Ivis

Have you ever just spoken to someone and think “wow, this person is an incredible soul!” That’s how I would describe Mr Bongeziwe Mabandla. He is the definition of a musician – he makes music to connect with people, not for the sake of money or hitting number #1. His songs tell stories of his past experiences and his journey…

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UK Afropop of Zimbabwean origin Valee Music Reveals New Single

24th April 2020 BY checkoutafrica

UK Afropop newcomer of Zimbabwean origin Valee Music is ready to kickstart her summer takeover, with her lead single “Watoro Moyo” taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Ying Yang’. Coming off the back of her debut single ‘Mina Nawe’, which amassed over 50 000 plays online. Valee was led to collaborate with Delirious Productions last year where she dropped 3 tracks, ‘Vosho’, ‘Me and You’ and ‘Dolla’. Which gained support from BBC Africa, BEN TV, and Don City…

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Denim Woods Shines With New Home Alone Visuals

15th April 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

The Zimbabwean hip hop scene has faced a lot of scrutiny for years but of late artists and hip hop heads have been working extra hard and the results have seen an increasing wave of pretty dope visuals, exclusive management and an increase in the quality of music and brands coming out of the country. Denim Woods is a young…

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Ami Faku; SA’s highest streamed female artist part two

13th April 2020 BY Ivis

When did you decide to pursue music professionally? What was the driving factor that led you to the decision? Was music always part of the plan? “Well, it was just a discovery that actually this is one thing that I really excel in and that I am great at. Also, it was like I was looking at the industry and…

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Ami Faku; SA’s highest streamed female artist part one

13th April 2020 BY Ivis

There’s something so incredibly beautiful about listening to music in your own language. For me I never really deep lyrics when it comes to songs, I just listen because I vibe with the song but listening to SA soul just does something to me, I feel every single word and so much more! So it’s no surprise that I adore…

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