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M-DUBZ URBAN MUSICIANS CAN DO BETTER

NEWS | MUSIC  Charles Rex Gare The way African music is being recognized across the globe clearly indicates that the Afro pop culture has gained the ability to blend in our own African rhythms together with the trending pop rhythms in the end summing up another unique style of music. The growth of Music industries in some African countries indicates ...

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ON 50-FALL YEARS OF A CONTRADICTING URBAN MUSIC SCENE!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN “Let’s face the facts: we are all members of a global syndicate, looting the world of its talent, devaluing creative works to the extent that artists feel it is okay to give it out for free.” –Qabaniso Malewezi (poet/music producer) It’s a celebration season of our independence, but what is there to celebrate musically? It ...

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MUSIC IS NO PLAYING IN THE PARK; IT IS TOURISM GET SERIOUS!

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN “But Monkey, musician as he was, heard and saw nothing of what had happened around him. With his head placed lovingly against the instrument, and his eyes half closed, he played on, keeping time ever with his foot.” –The monkey’s fiddle (South African folk-tale) I am still trying to make sense of what is going ...

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WHO’S ROCKING M-DUBZ’ URBAN MUSIC CURRENTLY?

NEWS | MUSIC By Lawrence Nachipo and Gibson C Kamanga This is the question most of our urban music artists tend to avoid whenever they’ve been asked on our column, Artist of the Week. Ironically, it’s the question most of our readers look out for on the said column. So, EM’s duo of new Kid on the Block, Lawrence Nachipo, ...

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BIGGIE LU CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY IN STYLE

NEWS | EVENTS By Clarence Roberts. It’s going to be business unusual in the entertainment world on Saturday, April 7th, as Blue Elephant hosts a birthday turn-up to one of the country’s finest TV personalities, Biggie Lu. The birthday bash, which is scheduled to roll into action by 8 PM, is no ordinary turn-up as Biggie Lu has lined up ...

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RSA’S ARTISTS INSPIRE DZALEKA YOUTHS

NEWS By Gibson C Kamanga. Two of South Africa’s artists from different disciplines, hip hop record producer and musician, Anatii, and Actress and model, Nomzamo Mbatha have hailed the untapped talent that is being left to rot at Dzaleka Camp in Dowa. The sentiments came after the duo paid a courtesy visit to the camp on Monday as part of ...

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KEFFA SET TO DROP WAKUBA SONG; A DISS TO LACKIE

MUSIC|NEWS By Zaward Likatho. After verbal exchanges between upcoming rappers Lackie, and Keffa over the ownership of the song, Akazi Njee recently, the issue is turning into another level as Keffa is set to release a diss track, Wakuba, heading towards his new nemesis. According to Keffa, Wakuba (thief) is a direct jab to Lackson for claiming ownership of a ...

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GWAMBA COAXES WENDY, AND EMMANUEL IN NEW TRACK, SPECIAL

By Zaward Likatho After his successful singles, Mr yesu, and Mapiko, which he featured Kell Kay, the award winning gospel rapper, Gwamba is releasing another hit, Special, in which he has partnered Wendy Harawa, and his (Gwamba’s) longtime music ally, Emmanuel. The song, which is being released this Monday, the 13th of November 2017 marks a wrap up of what ...

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Save us from mediocrity low budget music videos

OPEN LETTER #14 Dear Mr Producer, what has become of you? Kindly allow the Musical Philosopher to go straight to the point. All along, you, our noble Producer, I, the Musical Philosopher had been one of your biggest secret admirers. Truth be told, your expertise in producing mature urban music has left most of us, in awe. You’re one of ...

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SOUL AMP ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES DEE OH DUB’S ‘PROUD SOUL’ ALBUM

By Mpho Musowa After what appeared to have been ages ever since Dee Oh Dub, real name Yamikani Chigaru went into the booth, his much anticipated album, ‘Proud Soul’ is finally out. The album, which has been largely inspired by real life events for the artist and his close buddies is all about promoting the never-say-die spirit whenever one faces ...

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