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Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam
(Kenya)

2. Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie
(South Africa/Nigeria)


3. Sarkodie – New Guy ft. Ace Hood
(Ghana/USA) 

4. Navy Kenzo ft. Vanessa Mdee – Game 
(Tanzania)

5. D'banj-Salute ft Ice Prince
(Nigeria)

Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

Ojuelebga-Wizkid (Nigeria)Sarkodie – New Guy ft. Ace Hood (Ghana/USA)Bitch Better Have My Money (remix)-The Mavins (Nigeria)Davido-Fans Mi ft Meek Mill (Nigeria/USA)Kcee  – Love Boat ft Diamond Platnumz (Nigeria/Tanzania)Pose-Yemi Alade ft R2Bees (Nigeria/Ghana)All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les, Burna Boy & JR (South Africa/Nigeria)Davido featuring  Uhuru and DJ Bucks-The Sound (Nigeria/South AfricaReekado Banks-Katapot (Nigeria)Iyanya – Applaudise (Nigeria)
Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond


2. TakeFizzo -Zion


3. Trey XL-Rookie


4. Berita-Sukundixhesha


5. Kid the Fab x Tkae Chidz - Kobe RINGS


Groove Magazine/YouTube

2015 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

MTV VMAs 2015: The Complete Winners List

On the night of Sunday 30 August the 32nd annual awards, the MTV Video Music Awards bash was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

With Miley Cyrus hosting the show we expected nothing more than a very controversial and....memorable show. With array of live performances, Nicki Minaj blasting Miley Cyrus, Cyrus' surprise new album, Kanye West's poignant Video Vanguard Award speech and the return of (a high-flying) Justin Bieber dominating the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, it's easy to forget that the show actually hands out awards throughout the night. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé led all nominees going into the evening, but who walked away with the coveted Moonman statue? Here's the full rundown of the evening's winners.
Best Rock Video:  Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"


Best Pop Video:  Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"


Best Male Video:  Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"



Best …

New Music: Yoca-Bad Habits

Yoca Releases New Single 'Bad Habits'


After much rave and hype, it is finally here! Produced by award winning southern African top production team, Mix Masterz International, Yoca has released her latest single "Bad Habits".

The single was composed,recorded,mixed and mastered by Aytee (Arlington Mawarire) and Shayzar (Shingirayi Zimanyi) of the award production ensemble "Mix Masterz International" with additional live guitars by Evans Mapfumo. Yoca (Yolanda Candice Shereni) penned down the single in which she shared in an interview that the song was about the mistakes and bad habits that she has made in her career. Well the song can be interpreted in different ways.

The single is an alternative mid tempo Afro Soul/Hip Hop groove with a nudge of a Zimbabwean traditional guitar. Her soothing R&B mezzo soprano vocals are tuned according to the traditional Zimbabwean scale,an original experimentation of crossing cultures and genres.The single is from her ye…

Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. The Weeknd-Tell Your Friends


2. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole


3. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown 


4. The Weeknd-The Hills


5. Kehlani-The Way Feat. Chance The Rapper


Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

Can't Feel My Face-The WeekndThe Hills-The WeekndClassic Man-Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthurPost To Be-Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene AikoB**** Better Have My Money-RihannaPlanes-Jeremih Featuring J. ColeHere-Alessia CaraThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihAbout You-Trey SongzLiquor-Chris BrownBillboard


Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Text Message - Busy Signal Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OmiBum Bum – Kat Deluna feat. Trey Songz Nuh Boring Gyal - AidoniaGhetto Boy – Stephen Marley feat. Bounty Killer & CobrUnruly Prayer – Popcaan Up Like 7 – MavadoTurn Wid Yuh Liquor - Desperado feat. Tornado Needle Eye Pum Pum – SpiceGon Get Better – Vybz KartelReggae Vibes

Top 5 Dance Videos

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Calvin Harris & the Disciples-How Deep Is Your Love


2. Afrojack- SummerThing!Ft. Mike Taylor 


3. Chris Brown-Five More Hours Ft Deorro


4. Martin Garrix vs Matisse & Sadko-Dragon


5. Madonna- Bitch I’m Madonna (Sander Kleinenberg Remix)Ft. Nicki Minaj 

Groove Magazine/YouTube

Calvin Harris Tops Forbes Electronic Cash Kings List

Calvin Harris is the King of EDM, according to Forbes!


The Scottish Superstar DJ earned $66 million last year to lead Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list for a second successive year, earning nearly double the runner up, French Legendary EDM Star David Guetta ($37 million).

“The rise of dance music has been astronomical… I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Calvin told Forbes.

The highest paid DJ is Dutch Superstar Tiësto ($36 million). Skrillex and Steve Aoki share 4th and 5th position with $24 million each.

Calvin earns a fortune for his DJ sets, has a seven-figure campaign with Giorgio Armani and is dating Taylor Swift. Calvin and Taylor are the World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple and topped Forbes' Celebrity Couples ranking, pulling in $146 million between them last year!

Forbes

Zinhle and AKA call it quits

DJ Zinhle And AKA End Three Year Relationship

Just when we were thinking that wedding bells were up the alley, however after welcoming their first child together, DJ Zinhle and AKA have called it quits.



In a statement published on DJ Zinhle's blog, Moments By DJ Zinhle, the couple confirmed that they have decided to separate after dating for three years.

AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes) and DJ Zinhle (real name Ntombezinhle Jiyane) say that their split is an amicable one and have asked the media to respect their privacy. The couple welcomed their daughter Kairo Forbes last month.

The spilt comes as a shock as AKA paid damages to Zinhle's family over the weekend. He observed Zulu tradition by paying a cow, goat and cash to the Jiyanes for impregnating Zinhle out of wedlock.

Reuters


Groove Deck

Groove Deck

Mokoomba To Perform At Appollo Theater

World music group Mokoomba are set to perform at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York. Mokoomba will be there on 26 March 2016 and this is major for the Zimbabwean group.

According to a reports by 3-mob.com whoc received confirmation from the group's manager, Marcus Gora that the goup will be performing at the Apollo  Tickets are already on sale for the show called 'Africa Now which will also feature Niger’s Bombino, Ghana’s Jojo Abot plus Sudan’s Alsaraah & The Nubatones.

Toni Braxton And Babyface In Zimbabwe

They finally arrived! So all thos who weren't sure now you have to hurry up and buy your tickets. (click here to purchase online). Toni Braxton arrived on Monday 24 August with her sisters Towanda and Trina who will be performing with her. The Braxtons have been sight-seeing Zimbabwe, while Babyface arrived on the 25th of  August. They  will be performing at Borrowdale Racecourse on the 28th of August and both lea…

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Lean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0Where Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberHey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & AfrojackYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeHow Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesBeautiful Now-Zedd Featuring Jon BellionOmen-Disclosure Featuring Sam SmithSummerThing!-Afrojack Featuring Mike TaylorHold My Hand-Jess GlynneFive More Hours-Deorro & Chris BrownBillboard

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Kendrick Lamar – For Free?



2. J. Cole-Love Yours



3. Future-Where Ya At? Ft. Drake



4. Alright-Kendrick Lamar



5. The Game Feat. Drake – 100




Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Black Thought-Mad Men Jam BoysK Camp-Til I DieMac Miller-Pet SoundsJay Rock-GumboSouthside-Commas Freestyle (DJBooth Exclusive)Yo Gotti-RihannaMeek Mill-All Eyes On YouRich Homie Quan-BankrollVic Mensa-I BeenVic Mensa-All That ShinesDJ Booth

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

Jordin Sparks – Tell Him I Love Him (CDQ)


Jess Glynne Ft. Emeli Sandé – Saddest Vanilla

Emeli Sande penned the emotional song 'Saddest Vanilla' in the wake of her divorce from her childhood sweetheart Adam Gouraguine. The song was produced by Naughty Boy with the Brit Award-winner the song, which features 26-year-old singer Jess Glynne.

Beyoncé is no longer Queen of Instagram !


Move over Queen Bey there's a new 'royal' of  social media. Kim Kardashian-West has official surpassed Beyoncé on Twitter Kim is at 44,005,604 with Beyoncé  at 43,935,648. The two have been neck to neck for a long time, but Kim seems to be gaining followers faster. Kim posts three times as many snapshots as  Beyoncé which helps!

Taylor Swift, isn't far behind  both Beyoncé  and Kim with 43.7 followers.

Do you think @Taylor will be able to surpass Kim in followers?

One Direction are Taking a Break!


The story of all boybands!

One Direction has addressed tabloid rumours that t…

Top 5 Urban Videos

Top 5 Urban Videos

1. Afrojack-SummerThing! Ft. Mike Taylor 


2. One Direction-Drag Me Down


3. Demi Lovato-Cool For The Summer 


4. Madonna-Madonna-B**** I'm Madonna Ft. Nicki Minaj


5. Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith-Omen


Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

Cheerleader-OMICan't Feel My Face-The WeekndWatch Me-SilentoLean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0The Hills-The WeekndGood For You-Selena Gomez Featuring A$AP RockyFight Song-Rachel Platten679-Fetty Wap Featuring Remy BoyzTrap Queen-Fetty WapShut Up And Dance-WALK THE MOONBillboard

Mix Masterz Presents: Bad Habits By Yoca

New Single 'Bad Habits' By Yoca


Mix Masterz International is releasing an Afro Soul single by YoCa (formerly Yolanda Candice) titled 'Bad Habits' on the 28th of August 2015. YoCa (Yolanda Candice Shereni) is a singer song writer who was nominated twice at the 2014 Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA)  in the Best Alternative Music and Best Newcomer categories for her singles compilation against some of the nations veteran musicians.

Bad Habits was composed,recorded,mixed and mastered by Aytee (Arlington Mawarire) and Shayzar (Shingirayi Zimanyi) of the award production ensemble "Mix Masterz International" with additional live guitars by Evans Mapfumo. The single is an alternative mid tempo Afro Soul/Hip Hop groove with a nudge of a Zimbabwean traditional guitar. Her soothing RnB mezzo soprano vocals are tuned according to the traditional Zimbabwean scale,an original experimentation of crossing cultures and genres.The single is from her yet untitled upcoming debut alb…

Top 5 African Videos

Top 5 African Videos

1. Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie
(South Africa/Nigeria)


2. D'banj-Salute ft Ice Prince
(Nigeria)


3. Sarkodie – New Guy ft. Ace Hood
(Ghana/USA) 

4. Navy Kenzo ft. Vanessa Mdee – Game 
(Tanzania)


5. Victoria Kimani – Two Of Dem 
(Kenya) 



Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 African Charts

Top 10 African Charts

Ojuelebga-Wizkid (Nigeria)Sarkodie – New Guy ft. Ace Hood (Ghana/USA)Bitch Better Have My Money (remix)-The Mavins (Nigeria)Davido-Fans Mi ft Meek Mill (Nigeria/USA)Kcee  – Love Boat ft Diamond Platnumz (Nigeria/Tanzania)Pose-Yemi Alade ft R2Bees (Nigeria/Ghana)All Eyes On Me-AKA ft Da Les, Burna Boy & JR (South Africa/Nigeria)Davido featuring  Uhuru and DJ Bucks-The Sound (Nigeria/South AfricaReekado Banks-Katapot (Nigeria)Iyanya – Applaudise (Nigeria)
Groove Magazine (c) 2015

Groove Deck Urban

Groove Deck Urban

JoJo – When Love Hurts


Benny Benassi Ft. Chris Brown – Paradise


One Direction to Open at Apple Music Festival with Little Mix!



ONE Direction are set to headline at the Apple Music Festival,and Little Mix are their Support Act! Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson will take to the stage at the RoundHouse in London's Camden, but Little Mix will open for them, at least there's no Zayn imagine how awkward that would be!

Britney Spears Confirms She May Be Leaving Las Vegas



Britney Spears has just marked her 100th show in Vegas on Friday night, but she has confirmed she may not renew her residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood even though a deal is on the table. "I'm not really sure," Spears told E!. "I haven't made up my mind. I really love doing the show. It's a lot, a lot of fun but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do." Her last performances of 'Britney: Piece of Me'…

Remembering Aaliyah 14 Years Later

#AaliyahStyle In Honour Of Aaliyah



25 August marks the 14th anniversary of the late princess of R&B Aaliyah's death. The sudden loss of the singer who was at the peak of her career back in 2001 in airplane crash left a huge gap in the music industry but also paved way for other artists including Beyonce who has become the world's biggest music star, Ciara, Tinashe, Jhene Aiko, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Drake, J Cole, Sevyn Streeter amongst many who have been influenced by Baby girl in one way or the other.

Many have tried to find ways of honouring the late singer including the controversial Lifetime biopic as well as a recent petition by fans to have a limited Aaliyah and MAC collaboration. Aaliyah's dear friend and producer Timbaland recently announced that he would release the singer's music posthumously and fans await.

While everybody waits, as fans, we would love to share pictures of how Aaliyah has influenced urban culture 14 years later from her dress sense. Aaliy…

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

Groove Deck Top 10 Charts

1. Samantha Voyce-Pieces


Rate: 4 Groove Speakers
Listen: Pieces

2. Soul Afrika-Take You


Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Take You

3. Cal_Vin-Z'kuhupani Remix ft Cassper Nyovest


Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Z'kuhupani Remix

4. Simba Tagz-No Pressure



Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: No Pressure

5. Karma-Run From Me


Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Run From Me

6. Lavae D, Mbo Mahocs & Ex Mile-Nibambe


Rate: 3 1/2 Groove Speakers
Listen: Nihambe

7. Rob Macson-Cavalry


Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen:Cavalry

8. Tinashe Makura ft Chashe- Zvekupenga (Icytat remix)


Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Zvekupenga (Icytat remix)

9. Sha-Sha Feat. Cal_Vin - Miss Independent


Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen:Miss Independent

10. Cal_Vin-Bona 


Rate: 3 Groove Speakers
Listen: Bona


Groove Magazine (c) 2015/Soundcloud  

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

Groove Deck Top 5 Videos

1. Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond


2. TakeFizzo -Zion


3. Trey XL-Rookie


4. Berita-Sukundixhesha


5. Kid the Fab x Tkae Chidz - Kobe RINGS

Groove Magazine/YouTube

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?

G Scene: What's Up For The Weekend?

















Top 5 R&B Videos

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 


2. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown


3. Kehlani-The Way Feat. Chance The Rapper


4. Ciara-Dance Like We’re Making Love


5. The Hills-Weeknd 


Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

Can't Feel My Face-The WeekndWatch Me-SilentoThe Hills-The WeekndTrap Queen-Fetty WapMy Way-Fetty Wap Featuring MontySee You Again-Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth679-Fetty Wap Featuring Remy BoyzPost To Be-Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene AikoClassic Man-Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthurFlex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)-Rich Homie QuanBillboard

Groove Deck

Groove Deck

New Music: Mix Masterz International Presents Yoca


Mix Masterz International are working silently behind the scenes to bring out the shining stars and future superstars. They are already riding the wave with their successful production of South African femcee, Gigi LaMayne's "Ice Cream" which is currently receiving heavy rotation on Channel O and on airwaves in Southern Africa. Now a new voice, (okay you have heard her before), Yolanda Candice a.k.a YoCa is in 'Bad Habits', her first official single produced by Arlington 'Aytee' Taylor Mawarire and mixed and mastered by super producer, Shayzar Zimanyi.

The single is a fusion of Afro sounds and alternative R&B and its very exciting. The song will be dropped on radio on Friday the 28th of August 2015. Watch this space!

DJ Munya Now On ZiFM

DJ Munya will start off with an hour on Ignition with TK and MisRed on Friday Morning followed by a 10am to 2pm shift on Saturday. Munya becomes the first D…

2015 All African Music Awards Nominees Announced

2015 All African Music Awards Nominees List


After a good start in 2014 despite a few challenges and setbacks, the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) are back for the second edition of the awards. 

Nominees are contending for the coveted AFRIMA 23.9 karat gold-plated trophy in 33 categories divided into the regional and continental categories and including the AFRIMA Legend Award and music/entertainment journalist of the year award. Nigeria has a number of nominations including non-regional awards and the event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria on 15 November 2015-being broadcast  to 84 countries on 109 television stations across the world with the support of its media partners.


Below are the nominees for the 2015 AFRIMA:
CONTINENTAL CATEGORIESBest Female Artist in Inspirational.

Becky Joe
How Great
Nigeria

Betty Akna
Africa United
Equatorial Guinea

Lab'l
Ma ve wa Ngan
Cameroon

MoniQue
Na You Dey Reign
Nigeria

Ogecha
Dumimaja
Nigeria

Best Male Artist in Inspirational.

Darey
Pray for Me
Ni…