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Sho Madjozi, Nasty C and More Take Over Spotify for Youth Month

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The black experience and the political injustices that attend to it floats at the top of global consciousness right now. And it’s good seeing various brands and businesses finally joining the conversation, especially because we give them our coins.

With the music industry shaking things up a little, Spotify is playing their part. The global music streaming platform has announced how they will be using the power of its platform to amplify the brilliant voices and contributions of the black community.

In honour of Black Music Month, Spotify is globally celebrating Black artists, creatives and activists of today and yesterday with a series of new playlists, guest-curated playlist takeovers, podcast playlists and more.

To kick off, the new and improved Black to the Future playlist will feature and support sensational black artists from all around the world including South Africa’s very own,  Sho Madjozi and Nasty C who, in honour of Youth Month, will take over the playlist this month. Sho Madjozi’s playlist takeover kicked off this week, where she exquisitely captured Afrofuturism – in all its wild otherworldly musical dimensions.

Nasty C’s takeover will go live next week.

To highlight the importance of Juneteenth, Spotify’s flagship playlist, “New Music Friday” will exclusively feature black artists this Friday, June 19th throughout June 26th. Additionally, Spotify’s New Music Friday billboards in Time Square will be dedicated only to black artists that day and will feature Nigeria’s refreshingly raw stars  Rema and Cruel Santino. Pictures of the Time Square billboards to be shared once live.

Spotify rolls out Black Music Month Initiatives ft. Juneteenth celebrations, playlist takeovers, and more

In honour of Black Music Month, Spotify is globally celebrating Black artists, creatives and activists of today and yesterday with a series of new playlists, guest-curated playlist takeovers, podcast playlists and more.

With 286 million users globally, Spotify will use the power of its platform to amplify the brilliant voices and contributions of the Black community, which have continuously defined generations and influenced society. Spotify is elevating this content to celebrate the individuals who gifted us with their talents and to encourage people everywhere to listen and learn from them.

The new and improved Black to the Future playlist will feature and support sensational black artists from all around the world including South Africa’s very own,  Sho Madjozi and Nasty C who, in honour of Youth Month, will take over the playlist this month.

Sho Madjozi’s playlist takeover kicked off this week, where she exquisitely captured Afrofuturism – in all its wild otherworldly musical dimensions. Stay tuned for Nasty C’s takeover, set to go live next week.

    • Father’s Day: Spotify launched its KING playlist celebrating black men and their roles as fathers. Kirk Franklin will be taking over the playlist and is featured on the cover.
    • Throwback Thursday: Each week this month, Spotify is highlighting black music across genres and throughout the decades from the 1950s to now.
    • Black History Salute: Spotify is honouring the lives of black music legends lost this year including Bill Withers and Little Richard, who will be featured on the playlist cover.
    • Playlist Takeovers: Black Music Month will include influential playlist takeovers featuring a deep well of notable black curators, celebrities, creatives and more:
    • Tracee Ellis Ross kicked off the month curating Black Girl Magic with Gabrielle Union-Wade taking over to round out the month.

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WATCH: Mshoza Tribute, Hungani’s Exit & The Sjava Case

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In the premiere edition of the freshest feature on our YouTube channel, ‘Showbiz Bulletin’, we wrap up a week that was in local television and entertainment scoops.

MSHOZA 

The announcement of Kwaito Legend Mshoza has sent waves of shock and despair throughout the land. Real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi passed away at the age of 37, SAMRO confirmed in a tweet on Thursday. The details of her demise have yet to be confirmed by those close to the singer, but condolences have continued pouring in from fans and peers in the entertainment industry.

HUNGANI

Hungani Ndlovu’s sudden absence from Scandal! has been met with rife speculation of a tense strife behind the scenes, that allegedly escalated into a physical scuffle. e.TV has shot down these claims, refuting rumours that the actor had been dismissed for “bad behaviour.”

SJAVA

The Sjava sexual assault case has reportedly been thrown out of court. The charges were pressed by former girlfriend, Pop singer Lady Zamar in 2017, after alleging Sjava had sexually assaulted her back in 2017 after a concert in Thoyahondou, Limpop.

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Kwaito Legend Mshoza Has Died

We’ve lost the godmother of Kwaito.

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Kwaito icon Nomasonto ‘Mshoza’ Maswanganyi has died at the age of 37.

The hitmaker’s passing was confirmed by the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) in a tweet that has since triggered waves of shock and grief through South Ah.

“Yet another loss to the music industry. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, affectionately known as Mshoza.”

Fans and industry peers have begun expressing their shock and pain over the loss of one of the first female artists to crack open the traditionally male-dominated Kwaito space.

In the early 2000s, Mshoza became an unstoppable force after unleashing ‘Kortes’, the timeless classic that still carries every inch of the nostalgia that keeps us going.

She is also one of a handful of Kwaito singers who achieved remarkable commercial success during the heyday of the sound and genre, who has continued to maintain her place in the headlines and the spotlight.

Condolences are pouring in, and updates on details of her passing and burial are yet to be availed.

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WATCH: The Visuals for K.O’s Lucky Star Have Landed

The rapper pushes the envelope again.

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The year is drawing to a close, and the land’s top musos are unleashing their offers for the summer. K.O on Tuesday lavished her fans with visuals for her freshest single, ‘Lucky Star’.

Mr Cashtime debuted the music video at midnight and threw a watch party for an interactive experience around it. Known for maintaining a consistently conceptual style of storytelling in his videos, the Ted Magerman and Dale Fortune directed video stays on brand.

The video sees K.O being shown around the city by his lovely companion from a lovely view overlooking the city to jet skis, they end the night with a brass band performing the hit single.

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Fans will also enjoy a welcomed surprise appearance by former Teargas member, Maezeedoesit.

“Coming out of the current worldwide pandemic, we all need to do the best we can to reach for the stars by living our lives to the fullest since it is now more clear than ever that tomorrow is not promised. Pushing the envelope in every aspect of one’s life/hustle. The opening line of the hook “siyaphezulu” which simply translates as “we are going up” is an umbrella tag line that literally speaks to exactly that. This is the perfect theme song for self-starters out there whose inner voice serve as their biggest motivation and number cheerleader hence the play on sports and combat in the lyrics,”  said the rapper in a press statement.

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