Mr music; SA Idols runner up

23rd March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

We all know how much I love Afro soul, out of all genres it is my favourite. Everyday I fall in love with new songs and my wedding playlist literally grows by the hour! Mr music is SA idols runner up and his single ngikhethe kahle is surely one that will make you fall in love!  What made you apply…

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COURTNAE PAUL; My career goals

16th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Internationally recognized DJ, B-girl, and choreographer, Courtnaé Paul’s, GOT NEXT with the release of her debut singles in the form of a 3-track debut EP. This woman is the embodiment of hard work and discipline, she really shows that with determination and drive, you can do anything and everything in life, you just have to want to work for it! The entertainment…

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Benny Afroe says Fxck genre

16th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Benny Afroe – a young, fresh, musically trained, exceptional African talent on the cusp of taking on the global music scene. Creating waves on the street with his dress sense and music, this guy has it all! His sound is a blend of everything we love here at COA; Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, and Trap Soul with a hint of…

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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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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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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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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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