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5 South African Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now




Despite the high profile departures, it looks like Ambitiouz Entertainment has been able to add another hot act to their label.

Blaq Diamond have unleashed what has crept up to become one of the most popular songs of the summer, blowing up taxi ranks and filling dance floors everywhere. Ibhanoyi followed the success of the duo’s Memeza, in which Sjava was featured.

“We never anticipated the song to blow up like this”, they expressed at the time through a press statement. “Our goal is to  produce good music for the people. Sometimes the success of a song is way beyond the artist, it is God’s timing more than anything.”


Amapiano continue to dominate the streets and monopolise music charts.

At the crest of that wave is this banger, which has added an addictive hook to the world of amapiano’s dance instrumental driven formula.

Recently, the House music and Kwaito blend sub-genre has come under criticism for excessive emphasis on sexual content on the lyrics (some with troubling overtones), but this song keeps things moving with more a palatable hook.


Last week, Samthing Soweto lavished the culture with an album that many see as a strong contender for album of the year.

The highly anticipated 13 track project is flawless, with each track delivering exciting hooks, simmering vocals and a lush afro-soulful flavour.

But while it’s incredibly difficult to pick faves from the fresh catalogue, the star studded Ama DM, which highlights production credits for DJ Maphorisa and De Kabza Small, is in line to be the follow up single to Akulaleki. It’s Samthing Soweto’s year.


It’s exciting to see DJ Zinhle making a triumphant return to the charts with a scorching banger.

More than that, it’s exciting to vibe to a brilliant offering from the DJ, who’s constantly in the news for her celebrity. Umlilo is mature, smooth and beautiful, reminding us why we fell in love with DJ Zinhle.

Featuring Mvzzle and the powerhouse vocals of Rethabile, the song is a welcome addition to this summer.


Tshego finally dropped his long awaited Pink Panther album.

And he was right to say his sound does not conform to any particular genre, instead reflecting his artistic elasticity as he plays with different sounds. The album packs some really good numbers. But for me, With My Bro’s strongly represents the album’s alternative RnB vibe (see, we might have given it a genre, after all!).

Tshego has an exceptional understanding of melody, allowing his songs to thrive purely on musicality.

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Inside the Star-Studded Season 2 Teaser for Young, Famous & African

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Young and Famous Netflix season 2

Today, Netflix released the official teaser for the second season of the hit unscripted reality series, Young, Famous & African.

This season sees the return of Africa’s most famous and fabulous, as they embrace life and love on the richest square mile on the continent. This time,  however, a few new faces promise to make their mark in Africa’s most elite group.

Enter Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s entertainment industry darling whose presence certainly ruffles a few feathers;  Fantana, Ghanaian-American rapper and all-round superstar who quickly makes her mark on the group and Luis Munana from Namibia, former Big Brother Africa contestant and entrepreneur extraordinaire who brings the heat from the onset. 

The all-star cast of season one returns to face a lot of unanswered questions like what happened between Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube and Zari Hassan after the chance encounters between the trio in Diamond’s home,  and what is the status of everyone’s friendships after many arguments, loads of drama, and a pot stir or two from Khanyi Mbau and Nadia Nakai.  

Also worth looking out for is the appearance of model and socialite Sebabatso Mothibi, as well as the supermodel and actress, Rosette Ncwana, both of whom share a relationship history with Andile.

Given the drama and tension from the previous season, how does this play into the existing dynamic on the show?

Season two of Young, Famous & African launches only on Netflix on 19 May 2023 worldwide. 

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A First Look into The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3!

Joburg, you are up! RHOJ is billed to make a splashy return 19 May.




The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3 has been revealed. Photo: M-Net.

After suffering a number of production delays that spanned years, and that one unfortunate canning of the lost season, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be making a comeback on 19 May, 20:30 on 1Magic.

As Quench previously reported, it looks like glam Queen Mpho Mops will be a no-show for the looming season. Hers was an explosive departure, which followed the damning allegations of infidelity she faced at the season 2 reunion.

Fans will, however, be delighted to hear that Lethabo ‘LeJoy’ Mathabo and Lebo ‘Jojo’ Mokoena will be returning as seasoned gold-carrying full-time cast members in season 3. The two look to continue where they left off in 2019.

Among other pressing charges, Lebo might have to explain the alleged giant plastic cake at her wedding to Johannesburg businessman Lebo Gunguluza, from whom she is now divorced. Viewers will likely get front-row seats into her new life.

LeJoy might have to spill on what happened on that one fateful night at the Durban July.

… Or not. Based on the cast reveal, the returning girlies might have to clock in.

There are fresh faces on the cast, which will likely shift the dynamics and overall direction of the popular franchise.

Mamus Koka, Marelli Bentley, Nicole Watson and Thobekile Mdlalose will all be making their debuts as the new line-up.

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‘Asylum’ By Uncle Waffles certified GOLD in a Week

The viral sensation is running up the numbers with her autumn release.




Within 7 business days of its splashy arrival, Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape, ‘Asylum’, has reached gold status.

‘Asylum’ is Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape.

The 7-track project, which contains the blockbuster viral sensation ‘yahyuppiyah, shipped over 12 500 units in its first week. The official single’s delayed landing is likely to have helped the EP to run up impressive numbers.

Ms. Zwane recruited over 17 collaborators for the project.

After all, the song has been the darling of Tik Tok challenges around the world, many of which relied on the audio snippet being circulated without an official release.

Spanning just over 38 minutes in duration, the EP plays up to the disc jockey’s reputation for banging out addictive hooks with massive social media appeal. Working with 17 collaborators, Waffles confidently delivers her own take on Amapiano’s increasingly fluid soundscape.

The project arrives as the 23-year-old takes her tour to the US, where she’s covering venues in several states. This past weekend, Uncle Waffles made her debut at Coachella.

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