Sindi Ntombela

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Sindi grew up in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal and was raised in Azalea close to Imbali. Sindi began her musical journey at the age of 12, singing in church with her brothers and sisters.

In the year 2010 she joined a gospel choir called Chosen in Pietermaritzburg, this exposed her to meeting members of an accappella gospel group called AVODAH which she joined in 2011 and sang alongside Nondumiso Radebe. At age 15 Sindi was introduced by Dumi Mkokstad to join the local church and has since had the opportunity to fully grow her career in music by backing artists like Dr Tumi, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Nathi and Nkanyiso Ayanda Ntanzi, Lebo Segobela, Mahalia, Thobekile and Women in praise.

Sindi studied communications than went to Bible College and studied Theology full-time for 2 years, after which she volunteered as a Communications and Admin person at the local church which gave her depth in the way she uniquely ministers through song.

One of the highlights in Sindi’s musical journey was being in the top 8 of X Factor with the group Avodah in 2014 and when she sang and recorded live with the EThekwini Gospel choir leading a song called Izwi Lakho written and produced by Ntokozo Ngongoma. She is still rooted in her local church as an active Worshiper, now her album, NGAMBONA, which was released in June 2019.

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Royal Verse Auto Biography

Born (1997/04/01) in tavelkop and raised at Duduza Nigel. Kabelo Prince Nkopodi, better known by his stage name “Royal Verse” is a young, gifted artist with a wild creative imagination.

He is inspired by khali Uchis,Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar, because he feels those are artists who have a totally different sound from the rest of the artist he looks up to and he believes he will be one of the South African artists to bring about a different sound.

Royal Verse is a songwriter and a performing artist. He started doing music when he was 16 years old alongside his uncle by producing house music. When he was 19 years old he started having interest in hip hop and spent more time writing and producing Hip hop, since then the young music genius has been doing great but he says he won’t be satisfied about his music until he discovers a new sound.

Danny Danny Autobiography

Danny Danny who’s birth name is  Daniel Ayisi, was born on the 1st of December in Ghana.

Realizing his talent in the early twenties, Danny Danny had to stand firm against the desires of relatives and later the spouse who preferred he concentrated on his Accounting profession and shun doing music. In a way, they were understood because of his inability to do some good works like the others around. Day by day were sleepless nights composing and correcting composed songs for the right footing. Listening to the music of others on television and radio were some of the other times he used such stuffs to redress what he did. His rejections by producers strangely encouraged him all the more with the notion that he was still not okay.
In a related development, he travelled to South Africa in 2015, to seek greener pastures. Using the opportunity to further work on the talent amidst the influence of the various genres of music in South Africa he record a single track calling it Wonderful Drink and back home Ghana he recorded another single, Yahweh putting up its jazz version as well.
In terms of music genre, Danny Danny sees himself multi-genre. Though under the sun, it is generally said that there is nothing new; yet, Danny Danny wants to venture composing as best as possible from unique perspective.

Bestos Nkanyiso Auto Biography

Nkanyiso Mduduzi Mahlangu a Pretoria based Kwaito artist, born in Kwa Bulawayo on National Youth day which is June Sixteenth in 1988 to a Christian and God fearing family. Given stage name “Bestos” by fellow producers as they felt his got the best touch to kwaito music genre.

Growing up in music, basically Bestos’ whole life has been a journey in song and dance. Although with its highs and lows, tempos have been the order of the day over years. First introduced to the beautiful Zulu sounds of Maskhandi by his all-time favorite radio station uKhozi Fm. He then developed the love of the urban groove kwaito music along the years, as he transuded from Boyhood to Manhood.

Gaining more exposure and knowledge of the genre by listening to the beat with a message from guys like Zola, Mashona, Mandoza, Brown Dash & Disc jockeys Phat Joe, Oskido, Khabzela on other radio stations such as Jozi Fm, Yfm & Metro fm after joining the Gravy Train to Gauteng 2006 to seek Gold.

Knowing very well in the Province of Gold nobody wants to go back home empty handed. The Highly motivated young man Bestos, found his sense of belonging, direction & calling within Kwaito Music. Bestos believes he chose well by marrying into this musical journey, which he has followed through the Old School Days of Mandla Spikiri till now into the now present Gqom led by Babes Wodumo, Destruction Boys & Busiswa to name but a few.

Not only does Bestos want to entertain but also seeks inspire upcoming acts just like himself. By studying music production part-time to perfect his skills, as well as majoring in guitar sounds, hopefully with time he will regarded one of the, if not the best kwaito producer and lyricist of his time. Not forgetting his dream of blending kwaito with a maskhadi feel to it.

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Zamani Ngidi Auto Biography

Zamani Ngidi better known as Zee is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. He started rapping in his early childhood years and continued to do so while learning to discover music producing in high school. During his high school period he was affiliated with various rap entities until deciding to pursue a solo career from 2008. In the period of 2009 and 2011, he worked on his music and collaborated with local and United States artists with placing on various mixtapes in the US. Following this period of what he would label as “A development phase in my musical journey which I deemed necessary, I made over 200 songs during that period and it’s all just putting in my 10,000 hours I guess, but I’m still pushing to be better.” He has released two mixtapes “Champagne & Heartbreak” in early 2013 and the more recent “Give It Time” released in late 2016, with latter dawning over 20,000 downloads
and 5,000,000 streams and with plans to release his the “Give It Time EP” in 2017 and debut album “All Good Things” in 2018. “Give It Time” spawned a single, charting on South Africa’s iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top 200
in the form of “I Love You All”, a rhythmic, synth driven record with a captivating hook and mesmerizing flows, with his narration on his infatuation with the female sex.

A sense of mission and grandiose visions are what captivate audiences all over the
world to listen and eagerly follow Zee’s musical journey, in his words, “The music I
make is art, it’s the narration of the world through my eyes, I feel like I resonate with
people for the fact that the experiences I go through and theirs are similar, I just make
songs about it; Also I think what makes me Zee, especially my identity as a musician
is because music is art, the perception of who I am and the culmination of all the
intangibles of what makes a musician will always be interpreted differently, especially
by various individuals, ultimately I just want people to be entertained, that’s my
mission, I want to entertain the world, and make people feel great, not only about
themselves but in general”
Zee is a rising star, who’s eyes are set on superstardom, with the future looking
bright, his passion and drive have the world eagerly anticipating what is to come.

Joseph Ferrante

Joseph Ferrante had his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was nine years old. Since then he’s been learning all kind of music styles so as to apply them to his guitar playing. He is mainly a Rock musician.
He worked as a piano tuner and technician for Chappell, Yamaha and other firms, perfecting the art of making and repairing pianos.
Amongst his usual customers you could find The Royal Albert Hall, The Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Scots Guard Band, The BBC, The London Symphony Orchestra, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, etc., etc.
He stopped giving live performances with bands and is now exclusively dedicating himself to studio work. Ferrante uses real instruments, avoiding the use of electronic instruments, sequencers, etc., etc.
Three main reasons guided his life: God, Music and Romeo and Juliet. His major musical influences are: Yes, The Rolling Stones, Ten Years After, E.L.P., Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Bach.
His “Shangri-la” CD is a mixture of styles and tendencies including Pop, Rock, Ballads, Classic Choirs, Latin Music, Impromptus, Reggae Fusion, Tropical Bachata, Fox Trot, Swing, etc., etc.
The land of forever…”Shangri-La”…the magical dream place far away beyond the mountains…the Kingdom of eternal youth, gave the title for this work.

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Mandoza’s Single to Be Released on Kwaito Legend’s 40th Birthday

“Back For More” produced by the “Nkalankatha” hitmaker Gabi le Roux, will be released on Wednesday, January 17.

Le Roux is the man who turned Mandoza into a household name with the hit song Nkalakatha and had a long working relationship with the late muso.

“…There are a lot of unreleased songs that we plan to release in the future.”

According to Mandoza’s former manager, Vaughn Eaton, they will also be launching Mandoza’s clothing range in partnership with Magents Clothing.

“We’re doing this to celebrate him and also to keep his rich legacy alive,” Le Roux said. “In launching his clothing line, Mandoza Estate has also partnered with retail stores across the country for the manufacturing and distribution of the apparel. The iTsotsi Yase Kasi T-shirts are a sample of what is to come as we develop the full clothing range for release later on.”

The single, “Back for More”, will be released together with a track titled “Mandoza Tshabalala” by Pascal Mazibuko.

The rehabilitated criminal from Zola, who now lives in East London, performed the song at Mandoza’s funeral in 2016. Mazibuko said he was excited the song would finally be released.

“For me, Mandoza is still alive,” Mazibuko said. “The song is just a reminder that he might be gone but not for good. His legacy still lives on.”

Mandoza’s widow, Mpho Tshabalala, said: “Last year, I could not do more to push his legacy because it was still fresh. There are a lot of unreleased songs that we plan to release in the future.

“We used his birthday to launch the two because we want the legacy to have a meaning.”

Legendary musician Hugh Masekela has died

Legendary musician Bra Hugh Masekela has died, SAfm and eNCA reported on Tuesday. Bra Hugh’s manager, Josh Georgiou, was not immediately available to confirm the report. The musician’s team released a statement in October saying he had been battling prostate cancer since 2008.

The statement explained that the jazz veteran underwent eye surgery in March 2016 after the cancer spread, and had to go into theater again in September 2016 as another tumor was discovered.

In December, Georgiou told TshisaLIVE that he was fighting the disease with everything he had.

Bra Hugh was born in KwaGuqa township in Witbank and began singing and playing the piano as a child.

After seeing the flick Young Man with a Horn at 14-years-old, Masekela began playing the trumpet. His first trumpet was given to him by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, an anti-apartheid chaplain at St. Peter’s Secondary School.

He soon mastered the instrument and by 1956 joined Alfred Herbet’s African Jazz Revue. Bra Hugh’s music was inspired by the turmoil that South Africa went through during apartheid and he said it was used as a weapon to spread political change.

Ogoo

Ogochukwu Oye better known as Ogoo was born in a close-knit Nigerian family in Awka, Anambra State
in Nigeria. Her passion for music has always been there since her teenage years, and somehow crowns
her mom’s prediction that she would be a singer and dancer. Perhaps this explains why years after
practicing as a certified Barrister at law, Ogoo decided to pursue her first love and passion, music.
As Ogoo, whose music influences include Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Adele grew older, she found
herself loving music and music for her comes naturally. She grew musically by joining the choir at a
tender age.

The second track Onye Isi Oma is a beautiful classic love song depicting how lucky and grateful a girl is to have found her one true love. It is a beautifully crafted melodious and dance-able tune sung both in
English and Igbo that will surely keep you grooving all day.
Onye Isi Oma is available for purchase, download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify,
YouTube and all other music streaming services.

KuSs Diverse

KuSs is a multi-talented artist from Margate. His repertoire includes rapping, singing, song-writing and producing. His latest release ‘Talk With A Friend’ (TWAF) was produced by a young and upcoming producer, Sven Raju (Arp Studios), and mixed and mastered by Markus Els (KosmiKFead). Els has also worked with award-winning artists such as Toya DeLazy and Tresor. The song TWAF is about an honest conversation with a friend regarding KuSs’s life with the current path he has decided to take to find success with his music. It touches on family, friends, school, music and how success and money affects them all – with the friend advising him to always work hard and to not get caught up in the success.