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Emtee And Mpho Poops to Headline Shoko 2017

The build-up towards one of Africa's biggest urban festivals is near. After unveiling the poster and theme for this year's edition, Shoko Festival has announced the main acts. Headlining Shoko are multi-award winning hip-hop artist Emtee and top South African comedian Mpho Poops.


The 7th edition of Shoko Festival running from the 29th to the 1st of October.

The Roll Up hitmaker will be joined by local acts including hip-hop acts Takura, Simba Tagz, ExQ, Takura, and Calvin. Zimdancehall chanter Souljah Love makes his Shoko Festival debut during this edition.

Enter is expected to perform on the 29th of September. Mpho Popps will headline the comedy night at Shoko. Popps is a well-traveled act having also had stage time at the legendary Laugh Factory.

Other international acts that will hit the Shoko stage are UK Artist DJ Yoda, Norwegians Taro Cooper and Julian Sommerfeldt. The Norway acts are coming courtesy of the partnership between Shoko Festival and the Oslo Afro Arts Festi…

Watch: Tytan 'Penge Penge' Music Video

Tytan dances as a special woman drives him crazy in 'Penge Penge' music video!



When was the last time that fans watched Tytan dance in a music video? Well, we think 'Mukoko' and a bit in Tendex' 'Baya'. With his UK tour, and having released the emotional video for 'Ndipe Moyo', Tytan throws in his tennis shoes and gets dancing.

Off his self titled EP 'Tytan', 'Penge Penge' follows the same Afro Pop style synonymous to Tytan. The video was shot on location at Totem Shumba Estate and the Masunda Mansion.

The video follows Tytan backed by dancers pulling off some choreography including the popular gears gwara dance. Tytan's lady love in the video is Monalisa Chavula who offers eye candy by the pool side in a bikini and fur. She also does some twerking on Tytan which err...

Titan continues to make it all about the ladies with his music and the storylines in his videos. UK based rapper and KYN affiliate Karizma continues with his dire…

New Music: Chengeto 'Faya'

Chengeto is giving us flames with her new track...




After 'L.Y.D' and 'Nightym Luv', Chengeto wants to give love that's hot on the track, 'Faya'.

The mid tempo, tropical flavoured track has an international appeal yet incorporating traditinal Zimbabwean sounds. The track is produced by Military Touch Movement producer Chiweddar,sung bilingually.

Chengeto sings about falling in love and after impressing fans on 'Wachu Want', the young singer-songwriter continues to prove that talent certainly runs in the Brown family.

Get dancing and enjoy Chengeto's new song 'Faya' here.

New Music Mr Kamera Chikoka

After the successful release of Mr Kamera’s debut record ‘Pamusika’, he is back with a dance record titled ‘Chikoka’. ‘Chikoka’ (Party Anthem) is a call out song that invites you to the dance floor to display your best dance moves. Managed under Anashe Media Group and Virginia-Newton Music,Mr Kamera is also excited to announce he has signed a global digital distribution deal with AfriCori, Africa’s leading digital distributor.The AfriCori family includes Cassper Nyovest, Vanessa Mdee, Ice Prince, Victoria Kimani, Sauti Sol and many more. Mr Kamera shared, “ I am thrilled to sign this distribution deal with AfriCori, they represent Africa’s top talent, as an artist it is important for your music to be heard in all markets and available on
all platforms, I am excited about this partnership!” Mr Kamera’s new record 'Chikoka' and all his upcoming music \will be distributed world wide by AfriCori. Check out ‘Chikoka’ here
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qvz3p5l6

New Music: AKA & Anatii 'Holy Mountain'

AKA and Anatii’s joint album “Be Careful What You Wish For” (BCWYWF) is due for release on the 28th of July and 'Holy Mountain' is the first single out.





This track is a hit and will surely f. the things up this year. Both of these superstars have never failed to deliver. That’s a great reputation they shouldn’t just give it up like that.

Listen and download Holy Mountain here.


2017 Savanna Comics Choice Awards Nominees

The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards (Savanna CCAs) announced its nominees in the 11 award categories. Comedians, media, and industry were the first to hear the names called out at a press lunch held on Wednesday, 12 July at Katzy’s in Rosebank. The main awards evening will take place on Saturday, 9 September at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.

Comedians vote for their fellow comedians, determining who will be nominated and then go on to receive a Waldo (the Savanna CCA’s statuette).

The nominees are:

Breakthrough Award

    * Skhumba Hlophe;
    * Alfred Adriaan;
    * Loyiso Gola;
    * Robby Collins; and
    * Tumi Morake.

Savanna Newcomer of the Year

    * Thabiso Mhlongo;
    * Tsitsi Chiumya;
    * Bongani Dube;
    * Eric Jansen; and
    * Summary.

Intermediate Award

    * Ebenhaezer Dibakwane;
    * Virgil Prins;
    * Glen Biderman-Pam;
    * Noko Moswete; and
    * Mo Mothebe.

Non-English Comic Award

    * Salesman;
    * Skhumba Hlophe;
    * Celeste Ntuli;
    * Mashabela…

Groove Playlist: Songs With The Best Guitar Riffs

We can't get enough of DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts' and we all know that outside Riri's sexiness and Bryson Tiller's fire bars, the mad instrumentation is the real catch. Khaled introduced a whole new generation to a renowned and if not one of the best guitarists in the world, Carlos Santana. The 1999, Santana and Product G&B 'Maria Maria' sample still sounds fresh but also took a lot of us back. The beauty about music is the ability to fuse different genres and sound to make an electrifying track. Time and time again we have seen a wave of genre blending and bending and get smash hits from that. While many pay homage to rock music there are some who might not quite gel with the sound. But when a rock bassist or just an acoustic guitarist struts those strings on a Pop, R&B or even hip hop track, you might get an appreciation of the art. On our playlist we would love to throwback some of the best songs in pop music that include the sickest guitar…

Mr Kamera Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal With Africori

Zimbabwean producer and artist Mr Kamera, real name Tatenda Kamera has partnered with Africori for world wide distribution of his musical content. Africori is Africa's leading digital music service provider, delivering music to over 200 outlets in Africa and around the world. Considered one of Africa's top producers, Mr Kamera's credits include records produced for some of the continents most talented and successful artists; Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Victoria Kimani, Sean Tizzle, DJ Maphorisa and many more.



In early 2016 Mr Kamera made the transition from producer to artist with the release of his debut record 'Pamusika' to critical acclaim which compelled a remix featuring Ice Prince, Gemini Major & Bryan K. Mr Kamera shared, "I am pleased to partner with AfriCori to share my music in new markets and on streaming services. I believe in and I am excited about Africori's vision for African music."

Mr Kamera's first record to be distribu…

Watch: Dominika Stara 'Freedom'

After winning an afrima awards for his collaboration with US based singer SuCH, @icytatdj continues with his international collaboration as he produced a house track titled 'Freedom' for Dominika Stara.

The single was released on the 4th of July and is accompanied by a music video shot in New York by Poncini. Check out the single 'Freedom' in the link



Watch: Simba Tagz Zvakanaka Featuring Ex Q & BaShupi

https://youtu.be/-7kDgJH0Zb4


Trust Jeldous 'BhooZvekuti' EP Launch

Trust Jeldous Montage presents 'Bho Zvekuti EP Launch which will take place at Theatre in the Park on the 8th of July 2017.

Trust Jeldous) is releasing an EP to his double CD album due out year end.

'Bhoo Zvekuti' is a declaration of hope as well as a message of determination.  It's a call to fighting the good fight of faith and a collection of his experiences; a montage of who he is. A picture of who he is and who he is to become;  call it a painting;  every song in it's uniqueness is like a colour on this portrait of his life.

His heart mostly with this project is to be real with life;  his love life ; ups and downs and his faith and love for God. He releases a new "Afro Popish" sound on the track "Bhoo Zvekuti'.

The launch on the 8th of July has an amazing array of guest artists: SoProfound, Prayersoul, Prophecy, Bryan K, Marbel Madondo and Emelda .

A Twist to Spoken Word And Art At Coffee And Jesus

On July 7th  from 6-8 pm at Theatre in the park SaltyLiteS Inc. will host the third edition of Coffee and Jesus.


The natural state of humanity is to have something/s to cherish and give attention to. The underlying reason for that is because we are made with an innate desire to have a reciprocation of that which we give away. The consequence of that design is that we constantly seek affirmation in every place we may find it. Coffee in the context we have defined, represents all the things we crave, desire, prefer, adore and ultimately love. Jesus represents the Creator, Him who made us to be objects of his love. Coffee and Jesus is then a *concept* forged to encourage the *fixation of our affection on God alone* through Creative art!

It essentially is a *systemic fight against idolatry* by pointing out the danger of seeking to mix our loves with a love for God. Ultimately through the unpacking of this concept we seek to promote the ideology that our affection should only be on Jesus …