Manu Grace; the multi- insturmentalist

10th September 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

South African songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Manu Grace is one of the most striking acts to emerge from the South African alternative music scene. Her sound can be described as ‘Sensitive Pop’ — unguarded and groovy; appealing to both heart and feet alike. Raised in a creative family, Manu grew up with plenty of room for her imagination to thrive.…

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Twitch; The Romantic Gangster

27th August 2020 BY Ivis Ngwenya

What a great time to be alive! Right now we are in the middle of a revolution, African music is slowly taking over and finally receiving the attention it deserves. Even in a pandemic, no one can stop greatness! All eyes are on us but more recently, all eyes are on rising African star, Twitch, as he releases his highly…

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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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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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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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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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‘CHIDO’ by Munashe, An African Folktale About Love

14th February 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Love is one roller coaster filled with ups and downs, joy and sadness and a lot of other dynamics which we can not dwell on because there is no formula with and when it comes to this verb. In ‘CHIDO‘, Munashe orates his own experience with Love in one masterpiece of a song, as he flexed his rap muscles in…

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“Destination” Sets Tone For Hillzy’s New LA Beginnings

13th February 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Hillzy was and has always been dubbed to be a ticking time bomb in the Zimbabwean/African Music fraternity causing major waves using the internet to capture fans with a strategy that started off with covers, to him shaking heads with his own hit songs. Now after scooping some rewards at the Changamire and AFRIMA awards he is on his way…

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