'Gold Baron Upper East-based hiplife artiste Ibrahim Naab, known in the showbiz circles as Gold Baron, says all is set for the release of his soul-touching latest single titled ‘Get Money’ this Friday ahead of his 10-track album.Speaking to BEATWAVES , Gold Baron disclosed that ‘Get Money’ is equipped with good hiplife rhythms and godly-inspired lyrics.The song is an Afro-pop groove which is targeted to hit both Afro and hiplife music audience.Already, a number of DJs in the northern part of the country who have already listened to the song mentioned that given the required promotion, ‘Get Money’ could become one of the hit songs on the local music scene.The young artiste, who is also credited with a number of songs, has performed on a number of local platforms.He has also collaborated with iconic artistes such as Patapaa and Fancy Gadam.The ‘Dream Is In’ artiste indicated that musicians in the north are equally talented and endowed with potentials to do music in spite of the challenges that are confronted with. . The post Gold Baron Returns With ‘Get Money’ appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his heartfelt sadness at the passing in recent days of anti-apartheid cultural activists, performers and National Order of Ikhamanga recipients Mama Nomhle Nkonyeni and Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg.
'Presidency media statement: President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his heartfelt sadness at the passing in recent days of anti-apartheid cultural activists, performers and National Order of Ikhamanga recipients Mama Nomhle Nkonyeni and Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg . “South Africa is a better place today due to the courage, resilience and irrepressible creativity of these two special icons from whom we are now taking our leave,” says President Ramaphosa. Mama Nomhle Nkonyeni passed away on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, at the age of 77 and following a career of 55 years as an actor who performed ground-breaking anti-apartheid theatre and mastered roles on stage and screen nationally and internationally. “Mama Nomhle’s charisma and courage made her an extraordinary artist and compatriot who committed herself to the liberation of all South Africans and the broadening of South Africa’s cultural richness. She overcame the barriers of race and gender imposed by apartheid, to become a cultural icon, who was duly honoured with the National Order of Ikhamanga,” says President Ramaphosa. The President has offered his sincere condolences to the Nkonyeni family as well as friends and associates of the late actor across the African continent and other parts of the globe. President Ramaphosa’s thoughts and prayers are also with the family and friends of Johnny Clegg who passed away on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 in the presence of his family following an extended illness. The award-winning singer, songwriter, anthropologist and academic was 66 years old. “A beloved, inspirational and heroic voice has fallen silent and leaves all of us bereft of an exceptional compatriot and icon of social cohesion and non-racialism,” says President Ramaphosa. Award-winning singer, songwriter, anthropologist and academic Johnny Clegg. The President has offered his condolences to Mr Clegg’s family, friends and followers, and the broad range of artists and organisations with whom he collaborated in South Africa and internationally during his performance career of four decades, in the course of which he sold more than five million albums. “Johnny Clegg’s special relationship with Sipho Mchunu in Juluka, as well as with Dudu Zulu in Savuka , gave apartheid-era South Africa a window on the non-racial South Africa we were determined to achieve,” says the President. “Johnny Clegg will always live on in our hearts and in our homes as we replay his stirring blend of cultural celebration and political resistance. We have lost a special patriot.” In 2012, Mr Clegg became an Esteemed Member of the National Order of Ikhamanga – awarded in Silver – for his excellent contribution to and achievement in the field of bridging African traditional music with other music forms, promoting racial understanding among racially divided groups in South Africa under difficult apartheid conditions, working for a non-racial society and being an outstanding spokesperson for the release of political prisoners.'
Beyoncé, a 23-time Grammy winner, announced today the tracklist of her new album, Lion King: The Gift, will feature songs by South African artists Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly.
'The Lion King film remake is taking the world by storm, and the voice cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It was announced that Beyoncé would executive produce an album inspired by the film. At the time, Queen Bey said in a statement that “this is sonic cinema, a new experience of storytelling.” She added: “I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from r&b, pop, hip-hop and afrobeat.” Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly are featured on the album on the track My Power. Other A-list celebrities who worked on the album include Kendrick Lamar, who collaborated with Beyoncé on The Nile , and Pharrell on Water . Busiswa is known for her hit songs Weh DJ and Lahla , while Moonchild is known for Makhelwane . In addition, JAY-Z and Childish Gambino co-wrote Mood 4 Eva , while Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter teams up with SAINt JHN, WizKid and her mother on Brown Skin Girl . A love letter to Africa Other notable acts from Africa to make it to the global stage include Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy among many others. The album will be released on Friday, 19 July. Speaking on Good Morning America, Beyoncé emphasised that the she wanted to collaborate with the best talent from Africa. She said : “The sound track is a love letter to Africa. […] I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful abut the music in Africa. […] The soundtrack becomes visual in your mind.” Fans were ecstatic that Busiswa and Moonchild worked on the album, even though some were upset that it was done “so under the radar.” Sibongile Mafu said on Twitter: “Busiswa and Moonchild on the Lion King soundtrack collaborating with Beyoncé whaaat. And not a peep from them! The NDA is strong. We stan PROFESSIONALS with Visas.” The Lion King: The Gift tracklist 01 Beyoncé: Bigger 02 Beyoncé: Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life) 03 Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: Don’t Jealous Me 04 Burna Boy: Ja Ara E 05 Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar: The Nile 06 Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino: Mood 4 Eva 07 Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé: Water 08 Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: Brown Skin Girl 09 Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: Keys to the Kingdom 10 Beyoncé: Otherside 11 Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: Already 12 Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: My Power 13 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez: Scar 14 Beyoncé: Spirit'
Veteran musician Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66.Cleggs’s family confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Tuesday night that the Impi hitmaker died.His manager of 30 years, Roddy Quin, said that Clegg died “with his family at home” on Tuesday afternoon.
'Johnny Clegg has died.Image: Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images Veteran musician Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66.Cleggs’s family confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Tuesday night that the Impi hitmaker died.His manager of 30 years, Roddy Quin, said that Clegg died “with his family at home” on Tuesday afternoon.He also confirmed that the singer-songwriter’s death was linked to his pancreatic cancer, which first occurred in 2015. “It’s extremely tough for his family and we ask for the media and the public to respect them and their privacy at this time,” said Quin. “For everyone, it’s devastating,” he added.Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and has spoken about the effect the disease had on his outlook on life.In 2017 the legendary musician said “living on a sentence” made him appreciate everything in his life more, including precious moments with his family and friends.BY CHRIZELDA KEKANA – TimesLIVE . The post SA music icon Johnny Clegg has died appeared first on Talk of the Town .'
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has announced that the SABC, which has been buckling under financial strain, will over the next 10 days receive a portion of the interim relief it has been waiting for.Ndabeni-Abrahams said this when
Thank God and Ed Sheeran it's Friday!
'Ed Sheeran celebrated the release of this third studio album, No.6 Collaboration Project , with a brand new music video featuring Houston’s very own Travis Scott, otherwise known to ragers across the globe as La Flame. Sheeran dug into his more fragile side in the new song, Antisocial , which is featured on track 7 of his third LP offering. The tracklist features prominent names such as Eminem, Young Thug, 50 Cent and Cardi B, making for one toxic playlist that promises to keep us on our two left feet with banging tunes. Ed Sheeran No.6 Collaboration Project: Tracklist The star-studded collaboration effort from Sheeran is exactly what his fans asked for. He did not fair too far off his comfort zone yet, in a strange but sonically appealing way, his keenness to feature this many artists worked like magic.` This is the complete album tracklist: Beautiful People featuring Khalid South of the Border featuring Camila Cabello and Cardi B Cross Me featuring Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock Take Me Back To London featuring Stormzy Best Part Of Me featuring YEBBA I Don’t Care Antisocial featuring Travis Scott Remember The Name featuring Eminem and 50 Cent Feels featuring Young Thug and J Hus Put It All on Me featuring Ella Mai Nothing On You featuring Paulo Londra and Dave I Don’t Want Your Money featuring H.E.R 1 000 Nights featuring Meek Mill and A Boogie With da Hoodie Way To Break My Heart featuring Skrillex BLOW featuring Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton Where to download the No. 6 Collaboration Project Sheeran released the album on all digital platforms, including Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. He also made it available for streaming on YouTube. Watch: Sheeran and Travis link up on Antisocial'
Following on from his debut single “We Are One (feat.Mpumi Sizani)”which captivated audiences and garnered hundreds of thousands ofstreams worldwide, South Africa’s ZYO has released his brand newsingle “Brighter Day”. In keeping with his ‘fusion of
'Following on from his debut single “We Are One (feat.Mpumi Sizani)” which captivated audiences and garnered hundreds of thousands of streams worldwide, South Africa’s ZYO has released his brand new single “Brighter Day”. In keeping with his ‘fusion of cultures’ ethos, the song features vocals by traditional African music artist, Thandeka Mfinyongo.The combination of her soulful African vocals and Xhosa lyrics mixed with ZYO’s electronic beats truly gives the song a unique sound.It’s fresh, captivating and inspiring.It’s available to stream + buy now on all major music platforms.Collaborating with Thandeka – written in the stars Thandeka is a bold and powerful artist who feels a deep desire to make her mark in the world.She is inspired by older generations of black musicians.Collaborating with Thandeka was the perfect manifestation of ZYO’s intention for his music, seamlessly aligning with his desire to inspire unity, positivity and connectedness.Thandeka comments about working with ZYO: “The song is fresh and captivating.The two worlds colliding is certainly something ‘out of this world’, which is so visible in ZYO’s current look.He brought his electronic production while I brought my African music background and vocals.It was such a beautiful, yet challenging process.I honestly loved the way I sort of had to conform to the new style of music without losing myself, if that makes sense.Working with ZYO was amazing; he gave me a chance to be creative and bring my authentic self to his music.I’d definitely do it again”. ZYO – more than a name Little is known about ZYO.Shrouded in swathes of intensely coloured shweshwe fabric and donning a futuristic helmet, his eyes are concealed behind a visor.There are flashes of skin, but the palette of his hands and other features is indeterminate.With an ever-evolving look, ZYO’s current custom-made outfit is a perfect visualisation of the music he is releasing currently; sounds that are unique and almost futuristic, but at the same time also contemporary.This is how he wants it to be – an enigmatic music man – appreciated for his fusion of electronic beats and African rhythms.The specifics of biography pale in relation to the journey of his “fusion of cultures” that he is embarking on.ZYO is about innovation, shape-shifting, and collaboration.The element of mystique is also something that draws people to ZYO’s beats, embracing the journey of discovery through the colourful and universal language of music.ZYO strives to present Africa in a futuristic way – hence the moniker comes from the Zulu word “esizayo”, which is translated as “future” in English.Follow the future of African sound – connect with ZYO here: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IbgHnf Apple Music: https://apple.co/2jIrQkB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zyo.afrika/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZYOafrika/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZYOafrika Website: http://www.zyoafrika.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZYOafrika ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/zyo . The post Enigmatic Afrofuturistic Artist Zyo Releases New Single “Brighter Day” Featuring Thandeka Mfinyongo appeared first on iAfrica.com .'
Benakay Songstress Sara Darko, otherwise called Benakay, is the new kid on block to join the gradual increasing list of female artistes on the Ghanaian music scene.Born to Mr.
'Benakay SongstressSara Darko, otherwise called Benakay, is the new kid on block to join thegradual increasing list of female artistes on the Ghanaian music scene.Born toMr.Stephen Darko and Mrs.Victoria Darko, Benakay is a singer, songwriter,composer and performer.She is very talented and so versatile that she can doalmost every genre of music‒ and this sets her apart from most of theladies in the music game, including the established artistes.She told NEWS-ONE that though there are claims that there are no angels in the music scene, shebelieves she is one.She considers herself as a person of integrity, decent andGod-fearing.Below isthe interview with Benakay: Can you tell us more aboutyourself?I’m justa humble and elegant lady who is incredibly passionate about my musical talent.I come from a family of five, and I am the eldest of the siblings of two girlsand a boy.When and how did you start music?I startedmusic from a very early age, seriously for seven years, but I have been recordingfor only two years now.I sang in school all through to secondary school andalso sang in church to large congregations.I joined mainstream music in theyear 2017 and released my first single dubbed ‘Cooli Down’ . Why did you go for music ratherthan other professions?Ibelieve it is God-sent and therefore I must utilise it.What have you done so farmusically?My firstreleased song is ‘Cooli Down’ writtenby Akwaboah, but I have also worked with Mr.Eazi, Yaa Pono, amongstothers.There is also for ‘Cooli Down’ directed by Some Song Studios in May 2019.When is your next release?In fewweeks, I will be dropping my next banger.Have you ever recorded a song anddecided not to release it?Yes, afew.But the timing wasn’t right or financially I wasn’t ready.How do you challenge yourself to do better?I’m aself-critic and a perfectionist.So, I always watch my performances with myteam and spot what we could do better.It’s said that most girls who domusic are bad girls.What’s your take on that?Are you a bad girl?There areno angels among us, but some of us musicians have integrity and decencyalongside fearing our Creator.How is your family taking yourdecision to pursue music career?Verysupportive and excited for me.What inspired your career andwhat type of music do you do?Myinspiration is mainly from above, but I like real musicians like the Old Becca,Adele Whitney… Who were your early passions andinfluences?My mumsinging at church, so it is kind of runs in the family as my uncle is anexecutive producer.What has been your mostembarrassing moment as a musician?Beingcalled up to stage by the wrong name.Where do you come from?Mymum is a Fante from Anomabo and my dad is an Akuapem from Larteh.Schools attended?I amattended the Faithway International School, West Africa Senior High and AceSchool of Languages.Hobbies?Swimmingand fine dining.Favourite Ghanaian artistes andwhy?Akwaboah;he is mega talented.What’s your new song about?Solace toreplace disputes in relationships.What do you want people to learnfrom your song when they listen?Thinkagain and take back a love one after any dispute.Any last words?Keep supporting and following me via social handles‒ Benakay Music.By Francis Addo . The post I Am Decent And God-Fearing; Not A Bad Girl- Benakay appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'
Belinda Davids, an exceptionally talented South African singer, won the International Special Recognition Award at the UK’s National Tribute Music Awards (NTMA) on July 3 in Droitwich.
'Belinda Davids, an exceptionally talented South African singer, won the International Special Recognition Award at the UK’s National Tribute Music Awards (NTMA) on July 3 in Droitwich.Davids is known for her role in the phenomenal touring live concert The Greatest Love of All: A Heartfelt Tribute to Whitney Houston , where she does a beautiful tribute to the late legend.She received recognition for what the NTMA judges called her “global contribution to tribute performing” and her “groundbreaking influence on the music industry”. View this post on Instagram Yep it’s got my name on it, I’ve come along way for this. #ntma2019 #belindadavids #proudlysouthafrican #coloredgirlmagic #baainaar #PEgirl A post shared by BELINDA DAVIDS (@davidsbelinda) on Jul 3, 2019 at 10:24pm PDT Born in Port Elizabeth, Davids had no prior vocal training before she started singing professionally at the young age of 14.Her greatest influence throughout her musical journey was Whitney Houston, and she executes her tribute performances effortlessly with a four-octave vocal range.Belinda Davids won the hearts of thousands when she appeared on BBC TV’s musical contest Even Better Than The Real Thing in 2017. “I feel honoured to have had my life’s work and my craft recognised, especially here in the UK.As an artist, there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you affect people, that you make a difference in people’s lives, in whatever way that is,” Belinda said.The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston will be making its way back to South Africa where Davids will be performing at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town on November 20 till December 1 to blow audiences away with her raw talent.Picture: Supplied . The post SA songstress wins international award appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'
Twitter: Byun Baekhyun’s first solo mini album ‘CityLights’ and a heart wrecking video of its title track UN Village has released and he is the top trends today. The fellow… View Post
'Twitter: Byun Baekhyun ’s first solo mini album ‘CityLights’ and a heart wrecking video of its title track UN Village has released and he is the top trends today. The fellow members of boyband EXO ‘Chanyeol’ & ‘Sehun’ also posted about the shining star’s solo album on their Instagram. View this post on Instagram #UNVillage #백현 이형 축하합니다 A post shared by SEHUN (@oohsehun) on Jul 10, 2019 at 2:53am PDT View this post on Instagram 12일뒤에 차트에서 만나자 백현아 축하해 #unvillage #백현 A post shared by EXO_CY (@real__pcy) on Jul 10, 2019 at 3:02am PDT “CityLights” contains six songs in total that were created by famous producersDarkchild, Stereotypes, Cha Cha Malone, LDN Noise, Kenzie, DEEZ, Leon, DRESS,and singer-songwriter Colde. Rapper Beenzino featured in the track “Stay Up.” View this post on Instagram 백현 BAEKHYUN The 1st Mini Album 'City Lights’ _ 2019.07.10. 6PM (KST) http://baekhyun.smtown.com/ _ #백현 #BAEKHYUN @baekhyunee_exo #엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO @weareone.exo #CityLights #UNVillage A post shared by EXO Official (@weareone.exo) on Jul 9, 2019 at 8:00am PDT The title song “UN Village” is a romantic R&B track produced by Leon and DRESS. The lyrics are about taking someone to a hill behind the luxurious UN Village in the neighbourhood of Hannam to show them the beautiful night view. Fans are tweeting about the rank of the solo album as the video has been released on many giant music sites. LOOK: #BAEKHYUN takes over the Philippines as all top 5 trending hashtags are about #Baekhyun_1stSolo_CityLights ! Congratulations on your solo, @weareoneEXO 's Baekhyun! pic.twitter.com/WwcvBKKliM — KStreetManila (@kstreetmanila) July 10, 2019 [DEBUT] Baekhyun 'UN Village' — 7PM KST #1 Bugs #5 MelOn #9 Genie #11 Flo #13 Soribada #34 Mnet # Naver no update yet #BAEKHYUN_UNVILLAGE @weareoneEXO @B_hundred_Hyun — EXO (@exoscharts) July 10, 2019 To be honest I never thought I'll stream other than jennie and blackpink but here I am pic.twitter.com/tos1sEWfKu #BAEKHYUN_UNVILLAGE — kuka (@Malak49097396) July 10, 2019 The magnificent idol his self tweeted a count down on his official Twitter account: 4….분… 전…. 떠. 떨려여…. — Baekhyun_EXO (@B_hundred_Hyun) July 10, 2019 Check out the video for UN Village, I bet it’s awesome:'