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AKA to Perform LIVE With A 30-Piece Orchestra

AKA set to make history by being the first South African hip hop artist to perform LIVE with a 30-Piece Orchestra

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Fresh from scooping an international award in Nigeria, AKA announced that he will be serenading his fans with hits supported by his band and a 30-piece Orchestra. Unheard of in the South African hip hop landscape to date, Kiernan Forbes aims to break the mold and create history by merging the two musical worlds together. No stranger to breaking record, the Fela in Versace hitmaker will draw inspiration from the 10 years his spent in the game churning hit after hit.

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Taking to his social media platforms, the SUPA MEGA expressed how he feels he has amassed enough hits from his three studio albums and the joint album with Anatii to make the night a memorable one.

While currently on a sabbatical, AKA makes his announcement via his Instagram page. For now, his teased us with a save-the-date post, with supporting acts and additional information soon to follow.

You can get your ticket to the AKA Orchestra On The Square from Computicket online and at all outlets nationwide. Tickets will set you back between R200 – R450 per ticket. What a time to be alive!

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Judges of Miss SA 2020 for the First Round Announced!

Panel of judges for the first round revealed!

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After all the drama had subsided regarding the Miss SA 2020 pageant, it is time to forge forward. The beauty competition enlisted four  first round judges including the outspoken radio personality and returning judge, Anele Mdoda and former Miss SA crown holders Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Liesl Laurie (2015) and Adè van Heerden (2017).

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Following the former Miss SA title holder, Zonzibini Tunzi’s exploits across the globe, which earned her the coveted crown of Miss Universe, this years entries hit record numbers of more than 2 500 entries received.

The list needs to be reduced to 35 hopefuls that will take part in the virtual interview rounds before a Top 16 is announced. With the honour of being part of the panel of judges that handpicked Rolene Strauss and Zonzibini, both of whom went on to claim success on global stages, Anele was not fazed by the pressure of unearthing another gem.

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“It’s never about the judges; it is the belief the young women have in themselves. We just serve as a springboard; the crown finds the contestant whilst she is looking for it.”

Assisting Anele on the hot seat is former Miss SA Dr Adè van Heerden, who revealed the checklist that the contestants need to tick if they harbour any wishes of going far in the competition. “I am looking for a multifaceted woman. A woman who radiates a deep confidence within herself and in the potential of her nation…

…A woman who can embrace her unique beauty, couple it with the strength of her voice and move our nation forward. The potential winner must be authentic with the ability to learn.”

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants.

Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation has sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding an entrant to Miss Supranational.

Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Sun International.

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2019 Grammy Awards Are Upon Us

Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar lead the race with the most Grammy nods.

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February kickstarts the award season in America and first up for the music lovers are the 2019 Grammy Awards. Arguably the most prestigious gong in music, the award ceremony celebrates great writers and artists from different genres that had a buzz the previous year. The Grammys are always fraught with much controversy, prior to the event and even during the award spectacle. Did someone say Kanye?

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This year marks the 61st Grammy Awards showdown and music buffs are none the wiser. Here’s a list of the 2019 Grammy nominees for the most contentious categories. Think there was an artist who was more deserving of a nod that was snubbed?

Grammy Awards Categories

1. Record Of The Year

  • Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I LIKE IT
  • Brandi Carlile – THE JOKE
  • Childish Gambino – THIS IS AMERICA
  • Drake – GOD’S PLAN
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – SHALLOW
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ALL THE STARS
  • Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – ROCKSTAR
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – THE MIDDLE

2. Album Of The Year

  • Cardi B – INVASION OF PRIVACY
  • Brandi Carlile – BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU
  • Drake – SCORPION
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • Post Malone – BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS
  • Janelle Monáe – DIRTY COMPUTER
  • Kacey Musgraves – GOLDEN HOUR
  • Various Artists – BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY

Drake Taking Shots Using Grammy Award

3. Song Of The Year

  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ALL THE STARS
  • Ella Mai – BOO’D UP
  • Drake – GOD’S PLAN
  • Shawn Mendes – IN MY BLOOD
  • Brandi Carlile – THE JOKE
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – THE MIDDLE
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – SHALLOW
  • Childish Gambino – THIS IS AMERICA

4. Best New Artist

  • Chloe X Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith

5. Best Rap Album

  • Cardi B – INVASION OF PRIVACY
  • Mac Miller – SWIMMING
  • Nipsey Hussle – VICTORY LAP
  • Pusha T – DAYTONA
  • Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD

6. Best Rap Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Drake – GOD’S PLAN
  • Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – KING’S DEAD
  • Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas – LUCKY YOU
  • Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee – SICKO MODE
  • Jay Rock – WIN

7. Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink -LIKE I DO
  • 6lack Featuring J. Cole – PRETTY LITTLE FEARS
  • Childish Gambino – THIS IS AMERICA
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ALL THE STARS
  • Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage – ROCKSTAR

The award show is slated to take place this Monday, February 11, 2019, at 3:00 AM GMT+2. Will you be watching? Leave a comment with some of your most memorable Grammy moment of all time below and let’s start the conversation.

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Boity Has No Janu-Worries Whatsoever!

Boity enters the new year with a case full of money!!!

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If Boity Thulo’s Instagram page is to be taken at face value, the lady is rolling in a pile of money. While some of us are counting down the days till we get paid, Boity strides around with a case full of Randelas like its nothing! Granted, the stills are taken from the recent video of her rap debut single titled ‘Wuz Dat‘ featuring Nasty C, the timing couldn’t be better. Yet another reminder of how empty our pockets are.

 

 

 

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2019 – The year of securing the bag! 💰👑 | 📷: @d2_visuals (Link to #WuzDat music video on bio)

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The caption of the picture perfectly illustrates what her objective is for the turn of the year. 2018 was a considerable success for the multitalented artist, despite coming short of winning the best collabo award at the South African Hip Hop Awards in December. Although the gong went to Kwesta for his single Spirit with Grammy-nominated artist Wale, it was the first nomination for the rapper in a short space of time. She released the visuals for her single two weeks ago, and the clip has garnered just over 413 000 views already.

RELATED: Boity’s Drops Her First Ever Hip Hop Single!

If you haven’t seen the video, the link to the YouTube channel is available on Boity’s social media bio. The video features the rapper reciting her lyrics while roaming the streets of Johannesburg in a Lamborghini. If her debut single is anything to go by, Boity has a promising musical career ahead of her.

 

 

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Yeses!!! 📷 : @d2_visuals

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The former Rockville star has been tight-lipped about her next release or details about artists she will work with on her album. It should be said though that she came out the gates swinging, and topping this single will be no easy task. We wait with bated breath to see what unfolds. In the meantime, you can find out where she’ll be performing next through her social media accounts.

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