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Apple Music Puts A Spotlight On SA’s Leading Female Acts

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During the month of August, Apple Music is celebrating Women’s Month in South Africa by highlighting the music of our country’s most visionary female artists and the women who inspired them.

From Friday 2 August 2019, Apple Music will turn the spotlight on boundary-breaking local icons like Sho Madjozi (fresh from her BET Award win for Best International Artist), Lady Zamar, Karen Zoid, Shekhinah, Amanda Black, Msaki and Simmy.

Apple Music has also asked these inspiring South African artists to curate their own exclusive female-centric playlists for you to stream, download and enjoy at your leisure.

Shekhinah on her choice of songs: “Music is my first language, no matter where in the world I am. I chose these songs to represent all the places I’ve been and favourite moments I have lived, each one holds a special place down memory lane and each artist is a Queen in their own way and space, these are must know hard hits on my playlist”

Amanda Black on her inspiration: “This playlist consists of women who have  inspired me as a budding musician and also women who still inspire me now that I’m living my dream telling my stories through melodies.

My peers motivate me to push boundaries and challenge myself. The legends remind me of when I was still dreaming and motivate me to keep going.”

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All of this female-driven music programming will form part of Apple Music’s Visionary Women campaign. It aims to highlight how female musicians have shaped, shifted and enriched the local and global music landscape over the decades.

Plus, Apple Music will feature two exclusive female playlists Who Run The World and Top Women in Streaming.

Over and above this Apple Music’s leading playlist Mzansi Soul will feature South Africa’s top female artists for the month of August and include the likes of Shekhinah, Zonke, Simmy, Ami Faku, Thabsie, Amanda Black and Msaki – a powerful collection of powerhouse female artists.

As a tribute to the female artists who make an impact on our society and our senses with their incredible music, Apple Music has also released a list of the top 10 South African female artists across its streaming service.

APPLE MUSIC’S TOP MZANSI STREAMING WOMEN

Shekhinah

Lady Zamar

Karen Zoid

Lebo Sekgobela

Simmy

Karlien van Jaarsveld

Zonke Dikana

Amanda Black

Juanita du Plessis

Ntokozo Mbambo

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Jub Jub Tries to Make Amends

Jub Jub to drop remake of Ndikhokhele

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Jub Jub’s return from prison has been nothing short of miraculous. Seemingly, South Africans moved to forgive the hip hop artist of all the transgressions levelled against him. Real name Molemo Maarohanye held a press conference where he unveiled his plans to drop a remix to his chattopper Ndikhokhele.

The re-release of the song is meant to raise funds to help out the families whose children died from that tragic accident he was imprisoned for back in 2010. All of the details regarding his plans were set out at the press conference that included some of the big names in the industry in attendance.

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The conference aired live on 28 October on Soweto TV, DStv channel 251, hosted by Somizi Mhlongo. It was revealed that South  Africa’s crème de la crème of gospel superstars will add their vocals to the joint. Names like Dr. Rebecca Malope and Benjamin Dube have attached their names to the project alongside songsters Nathi Mankayi and Mlindo the Vocalist.

As part of his parole condition, Maarohanye was not allowed to get in touch with the families affected by the accident, With this gesture, it stands to reason that the condition has been lifted or expired.

Jub Jub’s has been the gift that keeps on giving since his rehabilitation. He found a home at Moja Love where he churns of reality tv shows such as Uyajolala 9/9 and You Promised To Marry Me. 

Each show has helped couples one way or another in as much at it has caused division. Regardless of the outcome, Jub Jub’s job to the country at large is to entertain the masses, and so far, it’s going well.

Make sure you stream, download and listen to the remake of Ndikhokhele, which drops on all streaming platforms on Friday, October 30.

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LISTEN: AKA Drops New Single with Sho Madjozi and Flvme

Bhovamania season loads.

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AKA is back with a brand new banger. On Thursday midnight, the rapper premiered Casino, the latest single from his forthcoming BHOVAMANIA album.

The track features guest verses by Sho Madjozi and Flame, whose contributions help Supamega to mark a splashy return to the charts with what promises to be a blockbuster hit.

The song’s announcement on Thursday trounced the frenzy that shook the socials, as the promotional campaign featured DJ Fresh and 947 teasing the track with fun threats of leaking it. The chatter led the release to shoot to the top of the trends on Twitter.

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Casino is the 4th single from the looming project, which is slated for release on November 4th.

Entitled BHOVAMANIA as a play on his Bhova moniker, the album has already spawned such songs as Python with Moozlie and Don Design, Monuments, Energy with Gemini Major, as well as Cross My Heart.

The album will be AKA’s first studio album and full body of work since 2017’s Touch My Blood. Already available for pre-order, the album is will also be the rapper’s 4th.

With the looming release, we will soon be reflecting on the year that was for SA Hip Hop. Earlier this year, we polled you on which Hip Hop album is most anticipated in your books. Now that Cassper Nyovest has shaken the charts with AMN, and Nasty C with Zulu Man With Some Power, the conversation is about to go there.

Most anticipated South Africans Hip Hop albums in 2020

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Shane Eagles Shakes Twitter With his Boner

Move over Tyga.

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He typically maintains a low profile, but fans are now just finding out that Shane Eagle knows how to get a little nasty from time to time. The rapper left very little to the imagination when on Wednesday he shared a photo of him showing off his print.

Unprovoked, Topless Eagle shared a black and white selfie with him holding his phallus through shorts. Doing what it was deployed to do, the photo has since sparked a frenzy on the Twitter.

And while reactions to the post have ranged from thirsty Oohs and shocked ‘what the hell’s’, there’s no doubt that Shane knows exactly what he’s up to.

It’s been days since American rapper Tyga launched his OnlyFans and shared a nude, bringing about the kind of clout he hasn’t seen since leaving Kylie Jenner. The year is 2020, and the rappers are switching things up.

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