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Inside Cassper Nyovest’s Highs & Lows In Preparation For #FillUpOrlandoStadium

Cassper Nyovest gets much needed support from MTN to make #FillUpOrlandoStadium memorable.

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The mammoth task of filling up a 40 000 seater arena is a daunting task for any artist, especially if you have to do it alone. Cassper Nyovest is a proven sell-out artist, however it took corporate businesses a while to eventually buy into the brand even with his impressive track record. Thus it was welcomed news – for more than one reason – to learn that MTN finally got on board and will be sponsoring the #FillUpOrlandoStadium concert. With the preparations for the record-breaking undertaking in progress, we check out the highs and lows associated with the concert.

HIGHS

Getting Fit

Cassper Nyovest has always been conscious of his body mass index but hardly did anything about it. The sexy chubby rapper and some of the artists set to perform at the concerts have been getting into shape for the past few weeks now in preparation for the concert. The latest of the workout schedule included a two hour workout of the rapper lifting weights and then some streamed live. Some of the artists who took up the call to loose a few are the Major League Djs and Cassper’s day one homie Carpo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci5bcM7zVEc

Family Tree Fridays

As means of conjuring enough material to last his full set (possibly three hours) and still keep his avid fans jumping up and down, Cassper established a campaign dubbed #FamilyTreeFridays. The campaign involves releasing tracks every Friday morning that have seen him collaborate with artist from the Family Tree roster and others. The last track to be released from the series saw Cassper squash any resemblance of bad blood  and collaborate with Cashtime Life’s Dj Vigilante on the track titled Ayeye.

MTN Sponsorship

Following learning of the fact that he needed 25 million to host the concert at Orlando Stadium, the Doc Shebeleza hitmaker sounded the call to corporate businesses to align themselves with the massive undertaking. Having successfully filled up The Dome last year, the record-breaking feet seemed not to be enough to entice big business to support his latest project. His previous concert managed to attract the support of petroleum giant BP and cellphone brand AG mobile to finance his dream. With just a little over two months left before the concert, Nyovest tweeted that MTN has agreed to be part of the event.

LOWS

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On Thursday afternoon, Cassper tweeted about loosing 4 years worth of material he intended to showcase at the Fill Up Orlando Stadium concert on the 29th of October. This included tracks he had planned to debut on the Family Tree Friday series.

All things considered, the day ended with Cassper finding a silver lining to all the turmoil he went through.

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Kwesta Debuts Vur Vai & Shoots To #1!

Kwesta continues his winning streak with the premiere of his latest chart topping bop – Vur Vai

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Kwesta on Tuesday thrilled fans and shook the game when he debuted a brand new single.

Entitled Vur Vai, the mid-tempo kwaito flavoured banger sees the rapper continue his winning streak as he continues down the path of a revival of kwaito with a modern day twist, a formula that produced him two of the biggest South African Hip Hop hits back to back.

Kwesta Vur Vai

Trending the whole day upon its release, thanks to the instant hype the summer bop received,  with some fans already plugging it as the biggest record this year.

ALSO READ: BLACK COFFEE ANNOUNCED CONCERT AT THE DOME 

Vur Vai shot atop the South African iTunes chart merely hours after being availed on digital platforms, marking the K1 bred hitmaker’s latest chart-topper, a catalogue which now boasts such classics as Ngud’, Spirit, and amongst others Mayibabo.

Your thoughts on the jam so far? Scroll down to leave your comment!

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Black Coffee Has Announced A Concert At The Dome

He’s thrilled massive crowds globally, and now Black Coffee is bringing his deep house sets to a concert at the Dome this December!

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South Africa’s biggest house music DJ and Producer, Black Coffee, has announced a concert at the Dome this December!

Black Coffee concert at the Dome

The announcement comes just days after Coffee walked away with the Best Deep House DJ gong at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, Spain, where he is also currently completing a successful residence.

RELATED: BLACK COFFEE’S DRIVE IS HERE 

Entitled Music Is King, the show will be taking place at the TicketPro Dome on the 15th of December. And it because the show will be happening just a day before the Day of Reconciliation public holiday, you’ve got a bundle of partying joy lined up for you this festive.

RELATED: HUNTER’S HOSTED ONE HELL OF A PARTY WITH BLACK COFFEE

Following the exciting announcement, #MusicIsKing trended all day on Twitter, with music fans and artists complimenting Black Coffee for bringing his globally celebrated deep house sets back into our shores.

Tickets are already available at WebTickets

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AKA’s Fela In Versace Video Premieres To Mixed Reviews

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AKA Fela In Versace Music Video
Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

AKA’s Fela In Versace music video was met with mixed reactions from fans when it premiered on Wednesday.

While die-hard fans are thrilled by the first motion picture from the Touch My Blood album, others are let down by the visual’s aesthetic, creative direction and technical quality.

The video arrived on Wednesday following a promotional drive that began last month, when the rapper first teased fans with lush looking behind the scene photos.

AKA Fela in Versace behind the scenes photos

Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

Delighting his social media followers with glimpses of the video, AKA debuted his gold box fade as he showcased his outfit, which included a R25 000 Cornici Balletto print shirt.

RELATED: AKA’S TOUCH MY BLOOD ALBUM REVIEW

Shot in Joburg. the music video centers on showcasing the skhothane subculture, which is defined by, amongst other things, the setting of expensive brands on fire. That happens here in between freeze frame edits that produce these cool body doubles of AKA.

Some fans have slammed the video – likening its “disappointing” quality to that of an amateur Powerpoint presentation, while some have drawn comparisons to rival, Cassper Nyovest’s Tito Mboweni video.

Others are vibing with AKA’s latest music video, complimenting SUPAMEGA for continuing his winning streak

What are your thoughts on it? Scrawl down to post a comment!

 

 

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