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Soweto’s DJ Rico talks music & Youth Day message

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DJ Rico talks to ZAlebs about his music, growing up in Soweto and why popping bottles is not everything. DJ Rico is making big waves in the industry, and his skills are getting a lot of attention. The Soweto DJ’s collaboration with Saak Beats and Golden Black has piqued the[…]

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Nathi Mankayi crowned king of the 2016 Samas

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Cape Town – Saturday night was a massive night for Afro-soul sensation Nathi Mankayi, who was crowned king of the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards at the Durban ICC, beating out stiff challenges from established superstars and fellow newcomers alike. Nathi, whose album Buyelekhaya and single Nomvula sent the[…]

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Nathi’s sister drops hot track

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Following the phenomenal success of Nathi with his runaway hit Nomvula, his sister, Amanda, is about to unleash a torrent of hits. Amanda released her first single Intonga Yami yesterday and he infectious Afro-pop tune features Nathi. “It’s about my journey,” she tells me. “I knew I would not walk[…]

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Fiesta Black is back

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By Qhama Dayile | Drum She broke into the entertainment game like a young Brenda Fassie, featured on the hit single, Xigubu by Dj Ganyani to only quickly evaporate into thin air. Some said she could not handle the fame because of her raw uncensored personality. Thandi Nakampe Mokgoankgoa also[…]

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Vusi Nova’s new song nearly brings Somizi to tears

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By Kyle Zeeman Johannesburg – Musician Vusi Nova is set to release his latest album real soon, and it already has a fan in Somizi! While we hungrily wait to listen to Vusi’s new album, Somizi took to Twitter recently to reveal that he’s given the album’s single a listen[…]

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Nathi and Vusi Nova talk about working together

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By Tumo Mokone AFRO-SOUL sensation Nathi brought the house down at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, East Rand, during his performance on Friday night. This was at the monthly Ekurhuleni Comes Alive music show co-sponsored by Sowetan newspaper. Though Nathi performed just five songs from his only album Buyelekhaya the[…]

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Nathi and Vusi Nova talk about working together

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AFRO-SOUL sensation Nathi brought the house down at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, East Rand, during his performance on Friday night. This was at the monthly Ekurhuleni Comes Alive music show co-sponsored by Sowetan newspaper. Though Nathi performed just five songs from his only album Buyelekhaya the excitement by his[…]

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Newcomer Nathi’s Buyelekhaya album goes platinum

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BY YAMKELA MDAKA | Destiny When and how did you get into the music industry? There was a competition in Maclear in the Eastern Cape hosted by the Elundini Municipality. I entered in 2011 with my sister Amanda and she ended up winning that year. The following year, I entered[…]

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