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Exclusive: Chad Da Don Discusses The Next Step Of His Career

QuenchSA.com spoke to Chad Da Don about his debut album The Book Of Chad and life after Family Tree.

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Former Family Tree artist Chad Da Don branched out of the record label in spectacular fashion and is not looking back. The future bodes well for the Pretoria born rapper following the start of his own record label DCM Entertainment that also released his debut album The Book Of Chad earlier this year. The album went all the way summit of iTunes charts, a testament of the artists growing stature in SA hip hop and fan base. We chopped it up with Chad to explore his come up, his step to being shot-caller and life after Family Tree.Chad Da Don (2)

QuenchSA: What is the background to your stage name Chad Da Don?


Chad: My name is Donovan Chad Mansoor so that’s how I basically played with it. I switched the first name with the second name around.

QuenchSA: When did it first ‘don’ on you that music is what you want to do for a living?


Chad: When I was about 16 years old I decided I loved this thing and that’s all I wanted to do.

QuenchSA: Since being out of Family Tree are you an independent artist now? What are the major changes you’ve had to adapt to?


Chad: Yes I am an indie artist. Just nothing at all to what I deem is right and trusting myself.

QuenchSA: When can we expect a full body of work from you?


Chad: I dropped my album this year and it went to number one on iTunes on debut,The Book Of Chad. I’ve got some exciting music this year but I’m not allowed to mention too much.

QuenchSA: How did the link with Redds come about and what does it mean for your music?


Chad: They spotted me up and they called me. It meant a lot, it was a lot of exposure on TV, I was the face of the advert. Even though it was a short advert but those things do well for you so it meant a lot for my music, a lot of people got to see me on that advert.Chad Da Don

QuenchSA: In a song you’ve come out saying that you more interested in the skill versus awards. How will you personally quantify the success of your output?


Chad: It’s determined by your fans, people that follow you and catch on to your music. The track I did was a totally different story and it was a personal thing. To answer your question, if people react to your music then you will win awards.

QuenchSA: Is it harder to gain commercial success as an English speaking rapper than a vernac rapper?


Chad: Yes most definitely because the masses in South Africa, the hip hop fans tend not to be that serious about lyrical content in English so there is a bit of a challenge but there is nothing wrong with a bit of a challenge.


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QuenchSA: Are you planning on releasing any visuals from The Book Of Chad?


Chad: Yes definitely! The video to my latest single Vibe will be out soon.

QuenchSA: What can your fans expect from you in the immediate future?


Chad: In the next month or so there will be a big thing about me and something brand new and fresh. I’ve got exciting things coming this year.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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