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Six months after the kick-off of RADAR, Spotify’s emerging artists program, and 2 billion+ streams later, Spotify is launching a global RADAR hub on-platform in order to celebrate a successful half-year of supporting up-and-coming artists from around the world.

The centralised destination will be home to the extensive artist line-up from the RADAR program, their newest releases, 22 region-and-genre-specific RADAR global playlists (these playlists include artists Spotify editors are excited about including and beyond those in the RADAR program) and original exclusive content.

 

Since the March launch of this pinnacle emerging artist program, there have been over 22 global sister programs, including the local RADAR Africa, and 115 RADAR-affiliated emerging artists around the world – from South Africa to Brazil, Germany to New Zealand and more.

 

When RADAR kicked off in March singer and songwriter Elaine was announced as the first South African RADAR artist with rapper Willy Cardiac being the second artist to join the program, locally.

 

Says Ned Monahan, Spotify’s Head of Global Hits, “The launch of the Global RADAR Hub is the perfect illustration of how our editorial teams collaborate to build up-and-coming artists from all over the world.  We hope this will be an easy new way for fans to discover artists from outside of their home countries and for artists to begin to develop a global fan base.

 

Six-Months of RADAR around the World & By the Numbers:

  • 115 artists who have collectively generated:
    • 2 billion+ streams
    • 100 million+ hours of listening
    • 112 million+ listeners across 92 countries; and
    • 8 million+ followers (a 64% increase compared to pre-RADAR)

 

See below what RADAR Africa’s first two chosen artists had to say on their experiences with the program.

 

Elaine

“I am forever grateful to Spotify for allowing my music to be accessible to my supporters around the world. I am beyond excited about being part of RADAR, and I cannot wait to share new music with everyone that’s been a part of this journey with me.”

 

Willy Cardiac

“I am thrilled to be chosen by Spotify to be a part of their RADAR program. All the hard work I have put into my music continues to be recognised and having Spotify support me on my journey will make my music accessible to millions of users around the world, from South Africa all the way to America. There’s no limit to where your music can go.”

 

Spotify’s For The Record blog includes an animated RADAR graphic  and a sizzle video spotlighting artists from around the world that have seen exponential success through their Spotify partnership — including  Alaina Castillo (US),J.I The Prince of N.Y (US), Young T and Bugsey (UK and made a recent cameo on Barack Obama’s summer playlist) and merci, mercy (AU) – can be viewed and embedded HERE and the Hub can be found HERE.

 

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The Ladima Foundation is proud to have presented the 2020 edition of the Adiaha Award for Best Documentary from an African Woman last night, Sunday August 30th at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.

The jury was pleased to select Tamara Mariam’s Dawit personal political story, Finding Sally. The jury, represented by Theresa Hill of STEPS, had this to say of the selection of the film:

“The jurors and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the films selected in this category and were unanimous in our selection of the top 3 films. In 3rd place is Beyond My Steps by Kama Lara, 2nd place Mother to Mother by Sara de Gouveia and the winner is Finding Sally by Tamara Mariam Dewit. This film is a touching exploration of personal and collective history. The filmmaker questions notions of family, identity, belonging, personal conviction, idealism and political engagement. This film is not only about family history, it’s not only personal. It’s about a country’s history.”

 

The personal and political Ethiopian film sees Tamara Dawit draw together the pieces of mysterious life of her aunt Sally forty years after her disappearance. She revisits the Ethiopian Revolution and the terrible massacre that followed, which resulted in nearly every Ethiopian family losing a loved one. Her quest leads her to question notions of belonging, personal convictions and political ideals at a time when Ethiopia is going through important political changes once again. View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwan8kXeDYs

 

The Adiaha Award was initiated at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2017 and has previously been awarded to Samantha Biffot (2017), The African Who Wanted to Fly, and Phillipa Ndisi-Herrmann (2018), New Moon.

 

The Adiaha Award includes $2000 towards the winner’s next film, and also an invitation to screen the film and attend The Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Festival 2021 edition.

 

Adiaha means first daughter in the Ibibio language of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria and the award is meant to both celebrate the achievements of African women directors, as well as encourage African women directors to submit their films to film festivals.

 

The Ladima Foundation is a Pan-African non-profit organisation founded with the aim of contributing to correcting the major gender imbalances within the film, TV and content industries.

 

The Ladima Foundation supports and recognises African women in Film, TV and Content.  Through training and networking programmes, we uplift, connect and include.  Ladima operates in the spirit of positivity, excellence and integrity.

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is pleased to announce that the second edition of #TheCookoutAfrica Songwriting series with multi-Grammy Award nominated composer and producer Vincent Le Carl Berry II is heading to Southern Africa.  The second edition which will hold on Thursday, August 27th2020 at 18:00 CAT , will be an interactive Songwriting Masterclass specially designed for the music industry of Southern Africa* and all professional and aspiring songwriters are invited to register now.

 

The highly anticipated series was launched on July 30th 2020  to East African songwriters as part of the build-up to the Intra African Trade Fair (IATF 2021).

While #TheCookoutAfrica will be conducted primarily in English, we are encouraging the participation of Portuguese speaking songwriters from the region.

Promoted by Afreximbank, #TheCookoutAfrica is a live collaborative song-writing experience, designed to engage participants and encourage creative writing, group function, reflection, peer learning, peer interaction and practice that culminates in a finished song.

#TheCookoutAfrica is a resource that empowers African songwriters to highlight their community’s creativity, as well as promotes team building and collaboration. This IATF2021 series of events is just one of many aimed at enabling Africa’s creative industries to continue to produce fresh, conscious, and culturally relevant content in a sustainable and cutting-edge manner.

Hosted by Vincent Berry II, #TheCookoutAfrica, brings the magic of collaborative song writing to life, as recently experienced first-hand by a range of top East African songwriters.  This series will continue over the next few months, reaching across Africa in a celebration of the varied musical sounds and styles of the continent…

 

 

Vincent Berry II is most celebrated for being the Lead Writer of ‘Sandcastles’, on Beyonce’s highly acclaimed project “Lemonade”. “Lemonade” instantly became a pop culture phenomenon. The album and film provoked an intense worldwide discussion about race, feminism, social media and the music industry. Berry has the distinct honour of being part of this 59th Annual Grammy Award-winning Project! Continuing the path of success, Berry has been a part of six Grammy-Nomination projects in the past eight years, most recently participating with J. Cole & Dreamville on the “Revenge of the Dreamer III”, a 62nd Annual Grammy Award Nominee for the Best Rap Album of the Year. Berry has also written for Akon, Ari Lennox, Babyface, Brandy, Chris Brown, Estelle, Mary J. Blige, Migos, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Ty Dolla Sign and Usher, to name a few.

 

 

While the 2021 edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) will be taking place next year, the dynamic programme for Africa’s creatives has commenced.   Africa’s creative industries will be a major focus at the event and #TheCookoutAfrica, along with other upcoming digital events aims to create an avenue to engage, educate and encourage creatives globally to collaborate as a part of the on-going build up to IATF 2021.

To take part in this free song-writing Masterclass,  Southern African songwriters  must register here:

https://intrafricantradefair.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2aBBCd6eR5uRtx6_iePa1g

and fill out the application to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so sign-up now!

 

*Songwriters from the following countries are eligible to apply: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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Simphiwe Dana drops a new music video

Posted by radio On July - 10 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Award-winning singer Simphiwe Dana has released her first music video – Masibambaneni off her new album Bamako.

The songstress has re-imagined and re-worked Salif Keita’s Africa featuring the Grammy award-winning legend himself. Recorded in Bamako, Mali, the video shot by Dale Fortune tells a beautiful story on black beauty and how powerful we are united.

The video sees beautiful scenes of carefree children running wild in the open fields, on the streets with glee. It shows Simphiwe making the music with Salif Keita and his band at a studio while some showcase the beautiful songstress spotting big hair singing through the mic.

 

Simphiwe has consistently been making thought-provoking, social change-driven, love and loss-defining music since getting her big break with the release of her debut album Zandisile in 2004.  A Universal Music signee, Simphiwe is thrilled to finally share the visuals of her latest with someone she considers her icon.

 

Watch Masibambane here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTSIhjo41U

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Mi Casa is one of South Africa’s most exciting and consistent success stories. With a sonic uniqueness that has not only stood the test of time, but shaped South African dance floors for the past decade, the band has gone from strength to strength with their Afro-Pop/House grooves and shown the world that nothing can keep positivity and a good formula down.

Now, ten years, countless awards and 5 albums later, the group has signed an international record deal with Afroforce1 Records and Universal Music Group, making them a priority act for their region. The brand new album
We Made It is a testament to a decade of raw pushing that saw this self-made success story emerge once again on top.

 

April 2020 saw a strong kick out the gate with the first single, ‘Church Bells’. Released alongside a powerful video of a space-inspired traditional African wedding, the single immediately topped SA’s most played charts and firmly
reminded audiences Mi Casa are leaders in their arena. They have returned to South African airwaves with more
determination, growth and relevance than ever before – and fired up about dropping their 5th album at home,
in the African continent and in Europe this July.

 

Aptly titled, We Made It makes J’Something beam with happiness and speak about it as if it’s his newborn child. “We are completely re-energised with this record. It feels like we have emerged on another planet compared to where we were before we started the recording process”, he states. The band, with close musical companions such as producers Jay Em, spent 3 months writing from a house in Mpumalanga with no distractions, pushing through a tough time when the band was probably at its weakest in terms of spirit. Amidst the rumours of break-up and song-writing apathy they emerged with an offering that leans more towards a ‘band act’ than the ‘club act’ they felt they may have been before.

 

Lyrically, J’ Something takes the helm as always. With love still remaining a strong lyrical undercurrent, there’s no doubt that this time the sex appeal is definitely riding high too. The album is probably one of the smoothest Mi Casa offerings to date. Tracks such as ‘Mamela’ speak to the tender side of all of us as J aches for quiet time with his partner.

Vocally, it gives a definite nod to 90’s R&B, whilst smatterings of musical beach vibes bring the listener closer to that holiday. ‘Obsessed’ takes it right to the top with fire lyrics cradled in a sexy Latin-House beat.
‘How Could You’ is a gut-punch that speaks almost tangibly to anyone who’s ever been played in a relationship while party tracks like ‘Chucks’ and ‘Love Everything about You’ remind fans why this band is still on top of their game.

 

A stand-out track is without a doubt, ‘Eve’ – a deeper, socio-political look at the dark place we find ourselves in as mankind. With a definite African angle to the lyrics, the sadness of the track is visceral and although perhaps not destined for dance floor dominance without a remix, the sheer vocal mastery by J’Something, Mo’s melancholy pull of the trumpet and the slowed-down beat take the listener on a journey of awareness.

 

In short, it’s pure re. Another stand-out track is ‘Home Alone’, featuring AKA. The song speaks to long distance relationships, longing, isolation and all the hard times people experience when being alone, much like what so many people have been experienced worldwide right now with the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

The 3rd July sees the official release of the album, as well as the second single, ‘Eve’. The band plans to support it with an exciting 9-province virtual tour and a host of other awesome digital content, until such time as they can perform live.

 

As a complete record one could be forgiven for feeling like they’re witnessing the blossoming evolution of their favourite OG’s. Emerging the other side as a more mature, slick and sexy force of nature. Mi Casa has literally, never sounded so good.

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Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) (https://e.huawei.com/) will host the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020 (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0) on May 29th, from 10.00am – 12.00pm, with the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again”.

The online summit will include presentations from Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, and Chen Kun Te, Huawei Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Speaking on Huawei’ experience in working with corporate leaders on their digital transformation, Mr Lei said “The world is still battling against the Coronavirus. The pandemic not only threatens the humanity but the global economy. This transformation is happening when the banking sector is shifting from phase 3.0 to 4.0, where Banking is Everywhere, Never at a Bank. ”

 

Brett King, Author of Bank 4.0, will also speak on “How Mobile will Lead Banks out of COVID-19”. C-suite executives from the African and Chinese banking sector also presenting include Joshua Oigara Group CEO & MD, KCB Bank Group, Chair of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and Xia Zhiyuan Director of Big Data & AI lab, ICBC, China.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global black swan which has severely impacted the global economy. The banking sector is also undergoing challenges from sharply declined economic activities, decreased deposits and loans, as well as higher unemployment rates and non-performing loan ratios. In the crisis, banks will quickly shift from offline operations modes, such as branches and merchants, to online modes including mobile banking.

 

In this new normal, emerging technologies are used to upgrade business scenarios such as account opening, approval, credit, and risk control. The pandemic will accelerate the digital transformation of the banking sector. When traditional offline services are affected, FinTech becomes prominent. The pandemic prevention and control efforts help move offline services to online platforms. Financial institutions have increased financial IT investment, strengthened mobile banking service capabilities, and accelerated innovation to drive digital transformation. Huawei firmly believes that digitalization will be rapidly and widely used in this process.

Please join us at the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020. (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0)

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African culture proud, multiple award-winning rapper and singer Sho Madjozi and actor, comedian and social media sensation Prev Reddy scooped the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favourite African Star and Favourite African Social Media Star respectively. The channel is set to premiere the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, on Friday, 8 May at 16:10. (CAT) on NickToons (DStv 308).

 

The Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will be hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious) and will be jam-packed with stars, surprises and slime. Kids around the world cast millions of votes for their favourite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.

 

 

Celebrities scheduled to appear on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include: Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Holland, David Dobrik, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, and more.

Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager commented: “This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does, and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars. We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjodzi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards”.

 

 

Sho Madjozi was nominated alongside Shekhinah, Teni and Patricia Kihoro in the Favourite African Star category. Prev Reddy was nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category with Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy and Chané Grobler.

 

 

With appearances from cast members of The Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner), and a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from Imagine Entertainment, Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will also feature segments unlike any other awards show including: JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home; a performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day”; and an exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage.

 

 

The ecstatic Sho Madjozi said “Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse, Nickelodeon thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted. I am so excited”, she added “World we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you.”

Commented Prev Reddy, “Yes we did it, thank you so much to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for nominating me in this category most importantly thank you to the kids that voted and to my fans who’ve become like my family and for making one of my biggest dreams come true, I am sending all the love and positivity during this difficult time.”

During this year’s show, NBA champion and global icon LeBron James received the 2020 Generation Change Award, honouring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education. The LeBron James Family Foundation’s ground-breaking I PROMISE School serves his hometown’s most at-risk students and their entire families with the support, programming and wide-ranging resources they need to succeed in the classroom and at home, creating a new model for urban, public education.

 

 

As part of its longstanding connection and dedication to kids, Nickelodeon will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day that schools are closed, kids in need miss nearly 34 million school meals. No Kid Hungry is working to ensure every kid gets three meals a day during this time of crisis and all year long.

 

 

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together winners:

 

TELEVISION:

FAVOURITE KIDS TV SHOW
Henry Danger

FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Stranger Things

FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Got Talent

FAVOURITE TV HOST
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED SERIES
SpongeBob SquarePants

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR
Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger,Henry Danger)

FILM:

FAVOURITE MOVIE
Avengers: Endgame

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR
Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)

FAVOURITE SUPERHERO
Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Frozen 2

FAVOURITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)

FAVOURITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)

MUSIC:

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Shawn Mendes

FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP
BTS

FAVOURITE SONG
“bad guy”- Billie Eilish

FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

FAVOURITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST
Lil Nas X

FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
Taylor Swift (North America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVOURITE MALE SOCIAL STAR
David Dobrik

FAVOURITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR
Annie LeBlanc

FAVOURITE GAMER
SSSniperWolf

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
Minecraft

FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
JoJo Siwa

FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Alex Morgan

FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR
LeBron James

 

Highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include:

A $1 Million donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic;

NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receiving Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education, with his charity The LeBron James Family Foundation’s groundbreaking I PROMISE School, which provides his hometown’s most at-risk students and their families with educational resources and support;

A special appearance from the cast members of Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner);

sneak peek of Nick’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from ImagineKids+Family;

JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home and ultimately getting slimed herself;

David Dobrik doused in slime;

A performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day;”

An exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage;

And celebrity appearances from Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, cast members of Stranger Things (Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink), the cast ofHenry Danger (Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, Cooper Barnes, Ella Anderson, Michael D. Cohen) and more.

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Universal Music local urban is keeping You ON!

Posted by radio On April - 22 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

It’s a busy week in these Urban streets, and another big week in music!

All our favourite artists are keeping us on toes with their beautiful music and we cannot wait for you to get your hands on it! This is what we have for you this week:

We love a Kenyan and South African music collaboration because it is guaranteed to make us feel good! Sauti Sol has proved this to be true once again with their beautiful and uplifting single Brighter Days featuring the Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir.

 

The single is taken off their forthcoming new album Midnight Train – a true celebration of life; its ups and downs. The pre-add allows fans to instantly get the tracks, “Brighter Days” as well as previous singles “Suzanna” and “Disco Matanga,” added to their libraries and playlists immediately. Additionally, this feature will automatically add the album to the consumers library immediately on release day, 5 June.

Watch Brighter Days video here : https://youtu.be/OQEByF4dtY0

 

Our favorite Jamaican-American superstar Masego has released his latest single Veg out – Wasting Thyme

off his upcoming album.

A regular in South Africa, Masego is a multi-talented artist whose jazz, house and trap-flavoured music is much sought-after.  He plays a number of instruments and he says women inspire him to learn more. Veg Out is his first single with Capitol Records and the video is out of this world. Born to two pastors, Masego says the church had a strong impact on his musicianship.  The best quarantine music, don’t say we don’t put you on!

 

FROM BUTTERWORTH TO MALI,

SIMPHIWE DANA RELEASES HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BABY, BAMAKO!

One of South Africa’s most revered and prolific artists of our time, Simphiwe Dana will release her fifth studio album Bamako Fri, 24 April 2020. She is a multi-award winning artist and has added Producer to her long list of accomplishments, having co-produced her latest offering with one of her heroes, Grammy award-winning Mali artist Salif Keita.

The album was recorded in Bamako, Mali. The layering of vocals, the music and overall writing of the music transports you from one world to another, hints of jazz, afro-soul and traditional influences come through.

 

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE?

We like it BLACK! International DJ & Producer, Black Coffee isn’t done with his world domination, he has just released his latest hit single SBCNCSLY (not SBWL Xhosa people please…) with Sabrina Claudio, a celebrated voice in America and abroad. Black Coffee is a multi-award winning artist whose catalogue includes collaborations with the likes of Alicia Keys, David Guetta, Usher and Drake to name a few. He studied Jazz, an influence you can pick up in his compositions.

SBCNCSLY opens with a warm organ that is complimented by the vulnerability of Sabrina’s tone and songwriting. The song details a young woman who yearns for love but is apprehensive of letting her heart go. The vocals, coupled with the soft melodies and various rhythmic sounds gives a trance like feel to the song that is almost spiritual and soothing.

 

LEAVE TSHEGO WITH HIS BOYS!

 

Stay at home. Get together with your friends on the internets until another “Fellow South Africans…” comes through. Our beloved R&B Trap crooner Tshego, a law-abiding citizen has dropped a video for

“With My Bro’s”, showing love to his homies, he is grateful for their support.

This striking video is directed by Nate Thomas and it features appearances by Boity, Nasty C, Nadia Nakai, Gemini Major and Tellaman. The visuals include clips of Tshego ‘on the road’ with time-lapsed shots of travelling through the city and footage of the ‘Pink Panther’ rocking live shows.

WITH MY BRO’S THURS, 23rd APR 7PM!

 

 

AB CRAZY WORKS OVERTIME!

(cues Quarantine Radio hypeman “overtime, overtime, overtime…T-bo Touch horn”

 

Whoop! Kalawa Jazmee signee AB Crazy has dropped a stunning video to his smash hit Overtime! The Rands & Nairas rapper/singer is all about collecting his guap, now he’s putting in overtime.

His work ethic is impeccable and we have no doubt you will love this video!

 

TRESOR IS VERY THRILLED!

Who can argue that TRESOR writes and produces beautiful music! His latest love letter Thrill is about the excitement that comes with falling in love. All the warm and fuzzy emotions, rose-tinted glasses, replying to texts at 0,0001 seconds… yeah, he captures all that. TRESOR sonically captures the excitement of being in love and devoting yourself to love in this upbeat single Thrill. The melodious track with the signature Afro Pop sound from

 

TRESOR, is a sing along that captures the exhilaration, fire, and thrill of being in love.

Thrill sets the tone for new music from the award-winning singer.

TRESOR keeps the song cheerful with a combination of harmonies during the chorus, catchy lyrics and strings filled with rhythm.

 

WE WELCOME THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES!

Zuz’muzic signee Khana has released his album Moya Oyincwele and it is a beautiful balance of worship and praise songs, uplifting to the soul. His delivery is as powerful as is his songwriting.

 

ESSENTIAL TO YOUR DAILY LIFE!

Featuring East African Essentials Sauti Sol and Diamond Platnumz as well as Apple’s very own

Maskandi Essentials playlist.

This week, Apple announced their expansion into 52 markets, upping their presence in Africa and beyond!

New African markets include:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia

 

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! 

@umgsa have some great features across their socials to keep you updated on all new music and playlists!

Don’t forget to follow us, today!

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On 17 April 2020, members of the radio fraternity tuned in from various parts of the country to celebrate the most outstanding achievements in South African radio broadcasting. Now in its 10th year, the prestigious South African Radio Awards went virtual for the first time in history due to the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

It was another triumphant moment for the Home of the Afropolitan, as Kaya FM was named Commercial Station of the Year – an award the station won previously in 2017 and 2019. With a total of 24 nominations, the station came up top in multiple categories including Best Station Imaging and Best Promotion and Stunt Event. We are thrilled to have a list of winners who include radio veterans and rising talent, a testament to the calibre of people who make up the fabric of Kaya FM and are crucial in our commitment to shift the cultural needle.

A huge congratulations to all of our winners and honourees. The full list of awards are as follows:

Commercial Station of the Year
Best News and Actuality Show – Today with John Perlman
Best Field Reporter – Gavin Emmanuel
Best Podcast – 25 Years Of Democracy
Best Promotion and Stunt Event – The BSide
Best Station Imaging
Hall of Fame – Neil Johnson
Bright Stars – Christopher Baloyi
Bright Stars – Thabang Maluleke

“It’s a surreal time in the world, given that the globe is in turmoil over Covid-19. Our win today is not just a win for Kaya but the total contribution of the industry at large in serving our country whilst under lockdown. My congratulations go to all our individual winners and a massive thank you to the entire team behind the Kaya brand,” said Kaya FM’s MD, Greg Maloka.

For more information visit kayafm.co.za or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To set up interviews, please contact PR@kayafm.co.za

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Radio Awards Winners for 2020 announced Online

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Winners of The Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online awards ceremony hosted by popular comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday 17 April 2020. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINNERS LIST (Winners highlighted in yellow)

This year’s Station of the Year Awards went to Kaya 95.9 FM (Commercial), Hot 91.9 FM (Community), Radio 2000 (PBS), and Tuks 107.2 FM (Campus). Winners were determined by the number of times they appeared as a finalist across all general categories of The Radio Awards. Each of the finalists submitted a further motivation which spoke to the station’s innovation, audience growth, community outreach, general achievements, as well as their “x-factor”. This motivation was then scored by The Radio Awards advisory panel. This score accounted for the first half of a station’s final score, and the second half of the final score was determined by a station’s success in the other categories.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists, and especially the winners for producing dynamic, captivating radio for the South African listening audience,” says Taryn Westoby, Head of Arena Events which manages The Radio Awards. “It’s been a challenging period in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and making The Radio Awards happen this year – albeit on an online platform – has meant that the tireless work of radio stations around the country can be highlighted at a time when good news is really welcomed.”

A record number of entries (more than 2 000) were received from a record number of stations (more than 160) in this year’s edition of The Radio Awards. Entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges, and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for The Radio Awards.

 

More than 80 award winners were celebrated across 25 categories. Seven Bright Stars were announced, and five industry stalwarts were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Brian Oxley, Gabriel Urgoiti, Neil Johnson, Peter Wise and Rev. Prince Zulu.

 

In the two listener’s choice categories, the My Station Most Votes Award went to Ligwalagwala FM, which received the most online votes from the listening public. The My Station Loyal Listeners Award went to Hot 91.9 FM for receiving the most public votes as a ratio against its RAMS figures.

 

This was also the first year for the Station Manager’s Choice Award – an award recognising the contributions made by behind-the-scenes station employees. The inaugural award was presented to two individuals: Marika de Jongh of OFM, and Linda van Schalkwyk of Pretoria FM.

The recipient of The Radio Awards Bursary Award is Nthapeleng “Tsholo” Moteka

 

“This year’s awards would not have happened as successfully without the firm commitment from numerous individuals. We’d like to thank the members of our advisory board, the adjudication panel, BDO South Africa and members of the NAB for giving of their time to ensure The Radio Awards remain relevant, credible and independent. A high bar has been set for 2021, and we look forward to the year ahead,” concludes Westoby.

 

 

 

For those who may have missed the online announcement, Business Day TV (DStv 412) will re-broadcast the announcement on television on Saturday 18 April (16h00 and 21h00), and Sunday 19 April (16h00 and 21h00).

 

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