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Mthandeni Sibusiso Manqele popularly known as Igcokama Elisha, the most loved Maskandi artist, is releasing his brand new 16 tracks album this week titled “Amagolide”. The official release date for this long awaited album is this coming Friday, 25th November. In this album Igcokama has worked with one of the most talented Maskandi artist today, Jaiva Zimnike. Igcokama Elisha will soon be touring parts of KZN, Gauteng and other provinces to promote his new album. This is his 6th studio album since he started his solo career in 2013.


This album’s first hit singles, “AmaTablet” and “Sidlukotini”, are already on high rotation on different radio stations nationwide and receiving a warm welcome. The chart-topping Malavisto hit maker is expected to set new records and sell more copies to reach Platinum status with this album. His albums since 2014 been selling over gold status, which is very impressive especially since he is an indipendent artist signed to his very own Record Label, IGCOKAMA Records. It is without a doubt that this album will also be well recieved by many people including our fellow brothers and sisters from the neighbouring countries, the same way they loved and enjoyed his “Xenophobia” album that featured the single of the same title. “Xenophobia” was recorded to help in stopping the 2015 Xenophobic attacks that were taking place in Durban and parts of South Africa while ensuring that this horrific act is not repeated by our people ever again. The song preached the message of peace and unity and King Goodwill Zwelithini gave it his Blessings as well.


The 28 year old KwaZulu-Natal born and bred hit maker from a small area called Mtubatuba, promises us that the album is not focusing on the fights within the maskandi industry but rather looking into growing his career as an artist, songwriter, delivering the best music to the Maskandi music lovers and contributing to the growth of this genre. “I’m an entertainer, I believe that I was born to heal, teach and fight social ills with my music and it’s exactly what I’m doing”, Says Manqele.


In this new album, Igcokama Elisha continues to brings innovation in the genre that speaks to the new generation with a sound that is inspired by what the youth in South Africa likes currently. “Maskandi is a genre that defines me & my heritage, so the fact that I’m a maskandi artist doesn’t take away the fact that I’m still young and I’m aware of what is happening around me. Young people, especially hip-hop music lovers will also enjoy this album“ he concluded. Manqele is one of the most sort after entertainers in the country and it seems through this album, he is going to be very busy this festive season and Maskandi music fans have one great album to celebrate their festive season with. Igcokama is already rehearsing his hot new stage performance to go with this hot new album! He promises his fans and promoters a hot, entertaining live performance as past of his festive performance set.


Igcokama Elisha is currently featured on the November issue of TRUE LOVE magazine making him the very first Maskandi artist to be featured in such an urban magazine, showing that he is already on the road to making history and changing steroetypes regarding Maskandi genre and traditional music as a whole in South Africa.

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The final Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline of 2016 promises to bring out the SOUL SHINE summer vibe Jozi has been waiting for! Friday December 2nd sees the always welcome return to the Bassline stage of legendary Mamelodi based troubadour VUSI ‘The Voice’ MAHLASELA.


kyaKaya FM 95.9 and Bassline are proud to present this titan of African music, live on stage, bringing his unique sound and powerful live show that has created magic across the world for over three decades.  Kaya celebrates #HerSummer with premium music experiences and this show is no exception.


With his hugely successful global career and numerous accolades and awards, Vusi Mahlasela remains a humble man committed to his music and to his positive messages.  It is impossible not to be moved by Vusi’s unique vocal style and lyrical acoustic guitar playing.


Vusi has coined the SOUL SHINE concept to encapsulate this experience, and his return to the Bassline in Newtown, whilst always a special occasion, promises to set the bar even higher.  SOUL SHINE is the spread of Ubuntu through music, and as we head to the end of 2016, the time is perfect to celebrate and share some positive energy.


Vusi’s SOUL SHINE AFRICA MUSIC NIGHT at Bassline will not only feature all his popular tunes drawn from a songbook built over ten  albums, but the show will feature more than a few musical surprises.


Also featured ‪on December 2nd will be young Mamelodi based guitar prodigy Sbu Mashinini, who has quickly built a reputation as an ace player.


This epic evening will bring a stirring end to the Kaya Live @ Bassline series for the year.


Get your tickets at Webtickets now, and let your soul shine!

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Soul Inspired Concert Brought To You By SPAR

Posted by radio On November - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Kick back, relax and enjoy a day out in the sun with family at the Kaya FM Soul Inspired concert brought to you by SPAR; taking place at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on the 4th of December. There will be live entertainment on stage, lots of fun for the children in the kiddies area and lunch for every taste bud from the gourmet food market. Get your tickets now at, entrance is free for the kids and only R50 for adults.




Benjamin Dube


Dumi Mkokstad




Lebo Sekgobela


Soweto Gospel choir.


Gates open at 10am.



There’s always comfort in knowing that for every kind of person, there’s every kind of SPAR ready to welcome you. After all, we’re not just a supermarket. We’re part of your life and community, a place where you never feel like a stranger. It’s the reason why you and your loved ones affectionately say ‘my’ SPAR, without even thinking about it.


You see, for those close to us, we strive to do everything we can, helping make meals delicious and celebrations unforgettable. But all of this is understandable because we’re not just going all out for ‘customers’ – we’re doing it for ‘family



A Gospel Concert for the family. Picnic, gourmet food on sale and kiddies entertainment.


The full R50 entrance fee for every adult ticket purchased will be donated to charity.


Kids free but need to still get a ticket either by purchasing a family package in advance or collecting a kids ticket at the gate.


No Food or beverages allowed to be brought in.


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DStv iRock Rustenburg Music Festival is here!

Posted by radio On November - 10 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The DStv iRock Rustenburg Battle for the Stage competition is back and this year the talent search is bigger and better than before! Rustenburg’s dynamic hip-hop act Jay Makopo won the coveted title in December 2015 and with his unique fusion of hip-hop, R’n’B and electro sounds, he was immediately catapulted into the spotlight as the opening act of the DStv iRock Rustenburg Music Festival.


donald_lrgTo follow in Jay’s footsteps, all you need to do is to record a one-minute long audio or video clip of your performance. Upload the clip to your own Facebook page and tag @DStv as well as DStv iRock Music Festival on Facebook (#DStviRock). Entrants can also send clips with the keyword DStviRock via Whatsapp on 072 359 6488, or SMS to 44899 (SMS costs R1.50). Finalists will be required to provide a clear, high resolution image and short biography.


The competition is open to solo artists or groups; and a winner will be selected in each of the following categories:


Any music genre to open for Mobi Dixon at the DStv iRock Pre-party on Friday 9 December;

A hip-hop act to open the DStv iRock Rustenburg Music Festival Main Stage at The Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday 10 December 2016.

“The festive season is just around the corner and we are excited to start it with the DStv iRock Rustenburg Battle for the Stage competition. The competition formula has worked wonders in the past as it gives local talent a platform to shine and extensive publicity and networking opportunities to launch a career,” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, MultiChoice General Manager for Marketing.


The prize includes a mentorship from well-known House music DJ and producer Mobi Dixon, and popular Rustenburg-born Afro-soul singer Donald; R10 000 cash; access to the DStv iRock VIP area, where the winner will rub shoulders with media, celebrities and other performers; an opportunity to be featured on V-Entertainment on VUZU (116); and an interview in The Daily Sun Newspaper.


“This year, we’ve added a mentorship element to give new talent the best chance to survive in the music industry. DStv, together with Donald and Mobi Dixon, will hold live auditions for entrants at mall activations in and around Rustenburg. Make sure you keep an eye on for more details,” continues Mazibuko.


A panel of entertainment industry professionals will shortlist entries and choose a winner. The competition is open from 00:01 on Wednesday 9 November to midnight (00:00) on Saturday 3 December 2016. The winner will be announced on the DStv website; the DStv iRock Facebook page and in the entertainment section of The Daily Sun Newspaper.


To ensure that you keep connected, follow DStv iRock Music Festival on Instagram and Twitter on @irockmusicfest #DStviRock or visit the Facebook page: @iRockmusicfestival.


The DStv iRock Rustenburg Music Festival will kick off at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium from 16:00 on Saturday 10 December 2016. General Access tickets are selling at R200 and VIP at R1 000.


This year’s DStv iRock Rustenburg Music Festival is presented by Daily Sun, Sunday Sun, Bacardi, Royal Marang and Rustenburg Local Municipality.


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Nothing says Summerbetter than a great family festival …and EM.ZA Entertainment knows how to do itbest! On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the EM.ZA Entertainment, is hosting the inaugural AnnualArt, Food & Cool Stuff Market as part of the inaugural Lekoa Family Festival taking place at the Vereeniging Showgrounds,Vereeniging.


lekoaThe Market will provide an array of cool stuff,food, arts and crafts made largely by local artisans and fine artists, as wellas fabulous goods sold by mostly local SMMEs. The Lekoa Family Festival MarketDay will also have delectable food from area restaurants, games for kids at theKids play area and so much more. The main music festival will feature Maleh, Robbie Malinga, CassperNyovest, Kwesta, Dj Sbu, Dj Finzo, Bucie, Busiswa and local/Lekoa talent DJ Walker of Chisa Mpama fame, Dj Deetoy and Dikeledi to name but a few. This event is aimed at promoting andencouraging the importance of family unity. It also raises awareness for localtalent while encouraging sales and awareness for area businesses. The LekoaFamily Festival is not only a great place to purchase local produce andgoods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends.


To add to the excitement and fun of the day, LEKOA FAMILY FESTIVAL will be hosting “Cook Offs” with Bubbly2014 Master Chef SA runner-up & Royco®ambassador Siphokazi Mdlankomo wherecontestants will compete to see which family can cook the best hearty meals. Contestingfamilies will stand a chance of winning prizes from Royco® and the main winning family will walk away with a greatprize courtesy of Royco®. This marketday takes place on November 26, 2016 as part of Lekoa Family Festival.


Mr. EmmanuelDube of EM.ZA Entertainment, the event organisers, says “There’s no better wayto strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visitingthe Lekoa Family Festival, yousupport our local businesses,artists and community members.  Also, yousupport yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family. Familieswill also enjoy 100% Proudly South African music through the award winningmusicians billed as part of the festival!”


For additional information and/or interviews pleasecontact Vusi Leeuw on 084 824 0848 and/or email


Participate: For the Lekoa Family FestivalMarket, EM.ZA Entertainment is accepting applications for arts and fleavendors, sponsors and food vendors especially from Lekoa.

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With the festive season upon us, there is no better way than to kick it off with a celebration in the spirit of recocialtion. Carnival City festival lawns will be in high spirtits when the innaugral Reconciliation Festival launches on the 3rd December 2016.

reconcialliation-festival-2016A sterler line up headlined by multi award winning artists Lira, Zahara, Zonke and Micasa will be at the crowds mercy starting at 10:00am throughout the day.


The festival will also feature rising music stars such as Smanga, Amanda Black, Sjava, Rabs Vhafuwi to name a few. The event is family friendly and boasts a kids entertainment area with a variety of games.

Tickets at Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and House & Home. Tickets price start from R200 (General), R350 (Golden Circle) and R150 (KIDS) .


Doors Open at 10:00am

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Cassper Nyovest to rock Vereeniging showgrounds

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Fresh out of the success of the historic and ground breaking #FillUpOrlando over the weekend, Hip Hop legend Cassper Nyovest is now set to Rock the Vereeniging Showgrounds on the 26th of November at the inaugural Lekoa Family Festival. The MTVBase Africa Music Awards 2016 Best Live Performer Award winner, Cassper Nyovest, will be joined by some of award winning South African artists like the soulful Maleh, Kwesta, Dj Sbu, hitmaker – Robbie Malinga, Quuen of the dance floors – Bucie and Busiswa of the “My name Is” hit. These artists will also be joined by Lesedi FM’s DJ Finzo, Ba2cada and Metro FM’s Dj Malwela to name but a few.


Lekoa Family Festival creator and head of EM.ZA Entertainment, Mr Emmanuel Dube, has expressed their excitement in having Cassper Nyovest amongst the other great SA Talent that makes up the exciting line-up of the festival. “We are very excited to have some of the greatest Talent in Southern Africa and Africa joining us as we launch the Lekoa Family Festival for the Lekoa communities. We have promise music lovers a quality festival that is family friendly as well.”


Lekoa Family Festival includes a Kids Play Park which will include various jumping castles, Merry-go round, face painters, etc. It also includes a Market that will have various entrepreneurs selling their wares. Unveiling its entertainment programme, EM.ZA Entertainment was clear in its intention to ensure that they bring quality entertainment for the music loving families and a great ambience through a great line-up that caters for both the young and old. EM.ZA Entertainment promises a professionally organised event with tight security which will leave festival goers having to focus only on having fun and spending quality time with their families at the Vereeniging Showgrounds.



The Lekoa Family Festival will open up its offering to provide more opportunities and to sustain a platform for more up and coming Lekoa musicians, artists and SMMEs to showcase their talent in front of a diverse audience that will be attending the festival. It promises to be the biggest music gathering in the Vaal in 2016, with a stimulating kids programme, a market section and enough ‘live’ music to keep guests entertained for the course of the event. It will be a memorable music journey that will fill the music lovers hunger with Afropop, Hip Hop, Afro Soul, Kwaito, House represented by more than 18 artists defining the South African heartbeat.



Lekoa Family Festival will be taking place on Saturday, the 26th November at the Vereeniging Showgrounds in Vereeniging, with gates opening at 10am. Tickets are available at Computicket for R250.00 and at the gate R280.00 with VIP tickets going for R1000.00.

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The Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline series is bringing in summer with a bang, with a line-up that just keeps getting better.


Kaya FM is delighted to present true African superstars Mafikizolo the immensely popular duo  takes to the Bassline stage on 5 November. Having travelled and performed on many international stages local fans will be in for a treat as they perform their chart topping hits!


Mafikizolo has wowed audiences across Africa and the world, including performances alongside Akon at Wembley Stadium in the UK.  The duo graces the stages of major international festivals, so the chance to see them at home in the intimate Bassline space presents a rare opportunity. In fact, the group has not graced the Bassline stage since they opened the Newtown venue 11 years ago. This return to the Bassline is history in the making – so be sure not to miss out.


Mafikizolo’s live show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that includes a litany of hits from their impressive catalogue of music.


Their multi-platinum selling album Reunited, sealed their iconic status on the continent winning a record eight SAMA awards in 2014  and receiving the Best International Act (Africa) nomination, they won the hearts of Africans across the continent  scooping two MTV Africa awards for song of year, Kona featuring Uhuru and Best Group.



The group’s latest single is a truly continental collaboration Colors of Africa, the song is a collaboration with one of Africa’s hottest artists, Diamond Platnumz and celebrates the diversity of music from different parts of the continent. The Swahili lyrics by Diamond Platnumz are mixed with Mafikizolo’s signature Zulu and Sotho lingo over a catchy, Afro-beat inspired tune by DJ Maphorisa.


Supporting Mafikizolo will be Encore, the Afro-Soul trio that has been creating magic for the past seven years and who finally put together their finest work into 13 tracks.

They stepped onto the commercial stream with their hit single Ke Fela Pelo and have gone on to perform at major events and festivals such as the Joy of Jazz festival in Joburg, the Capital Arts Festival, Rendezvous venue and the African Jazz Night all in Pretoria.


Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline music series has become known for the incredible calibre of the artists and the Bassline’s Brad Holmes has this to say about the on-going partnership, “The partnership with Kaya FM and Bassline to create a music platform for African artists to showcase their craft has been successful and well received! We have no doubt that Mafikizolo will carry the Afropolitan music torch with pride with their live show that is an experience like no other!”


For all the latest news on Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline follow Bassline on Twitter and Instagram @BasslineJozi, Facebook


To join us book tickets at for R150 and R180 at the door.

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Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline has fast solidified itself as the premiere music event in the Jo’burg music scene, having presented a host of successful shows with the crème-de-la-crème of music royalty in South


kayFollowing the incredibly well-attended Ray Phiri-The Man, The Music and Friendships show, comes one of South Africa’s most prolific artists Judith Sephuma, who will headline the next instalment of Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline on 1 October 2016.



Judith first burst onto the scene with her critically acclaimed, multiple-award winning debut album titled; A Cry, A Smile, A Dance released in 2001 and has continued to wow jazz audiences across South Africa and the world. Judith Sephuma is a highly versatile, vocally talented artist, having collaborated on songs with various equally highly successful music icons across various music genres, including Michael Bolton, Kenny G and Oliver Mtukudzi to name a few.



With six jazz albums under her belt, music fans will be in for rare evening of jazz musical brilliance from this award winning artist.  True to her artistry, when asked about what her fans can expect she said “It’s so exciting to be part of this music series that gives music lovers and artists the opportunity to interact in an intimate venue such as Bassline. I’ll be bringing nothing but soothing sounds that will speak to the soul.”



Joining Judith will be Durban born afro-jazz singer Brenda Mtambo, who is also no stranger to performing to thousands of adoring fans. Having started her career with Joyous Celebration, she has become a fully seasoned afro-jazz artist with an impressive catalogue of music.



Judith Sephuma and Brenda Mtambo will proudly carry the Afropolitan music torch forward on the 1 October 2016 with phenomenal performances lined-up!

To join us book tickets at for R180 and R200 at the door.

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The Voice SA Returns for a Second Season

Posted by radio On September - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

M-Net’s prestigious singing competition returns for a second season. The Voice SA is looking for high-calibre vocal talent!


the_voice_sa_medNothing else matters. It’s all about The Voice! If you have perfect pitch, an enviable range, or the vocal tone or timbre that gives audiences goosebumps, you’re the ideal candidate to enter The Voice SA.


M-Net has confirmed that there will be a second season of the massively popular singing competition The Voice SA – and the first auditions are just around the corner!


This time, Port Elizabeth is included in the countrywide search for South Africa’s new singing sensation, with The Voice SA’s open auditions taking place on Wednesday, 12 October at The Beach Hotel on Marine Drive. Thereafter, it’s Cape Town’s turn, at Belmont Square in Rondebosch, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, while Durban’s singers can have their voices heard on Wednesday, 19 October, at the Growth Point Kings Park Stadium. The final stop will be in the City of Gold on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October at Sasani Studios in Balfour Park.


During these initial audition sessions, which are not filmed for television, talent has the opportunity to show an anonymous panel of music experts that they have the vocal prowess to perform on screen at the show’s famous ‘Blind Auditions’. That’s when The Voice SA coaches, four respected and well-known South African musos, listen to the singers with their iconic red chairs turned away from the stage, basing their decisions purely on what they hear. The honour of singing for the coaches will only befall the best of the best singers from the countrywide auditions.


“In The Voice SA it’s indeed all about quality,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “Right from the start, there’s no doubt that every single person on this proudly South African show can sing. The question is whether or not the coaches want them in their team and believe that they can take them all the way to the top. The phenomenal talent from The Voice SA Season 1 has set the bar incredibly high, and we are looking forward to opening doors for more fantastic talent who deserve to become household names.”


The Voice SA Season 1 winner Richard Stirton has already topped the iTunes charts three times – with the songs he performed at the semi-finals and finals, as well as the single he released with Universal Music as part of his prize package. He was also voted number one when TALPA, the company that produces the show around the globe, pitted the most recent winners from 23 countries against each other in an online poll. Both Richard Stirton and runner-up Gavin Edwards’ full albums will be released in October this year.


For Season 2, The Voice SA is again looking for exceptional talent with a unique sound and solo singers as well as duos from any musical background are encouraged to enter. Even though you have to be 18 years old on the day of your audition, there is no upper age-limit. You need to be a South African citizen or permanent resident, however, and will have to sign a document stating that you don’t have an existing contract with any recording company.


While there will be open auditions in SA’s biggest cities, singers who want to be part of the show will also be able to submit a song online for a possible fast track to the selection committee. Details about these submissions are available on M-Net recommends that anyone entering must bear in mind that there might be long queues at the audition venues. The earlier you come, the better, but take the weather into account too. Bring essentials such as your ID, an umbrella, sunscreen and enough hydration to ensure that you stay cool and fresh for your audition.


The Voice SA Season 2 will be broadcast on M-Net Channel 101 from January 2017 and the names of the coaches will be made public at a later stage.


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