Other Artists

On: Tamia

On: Tamia

Ahead of her South African tour, Tamia talks to Helen Herimbi about passion, penmanship and privacy “Umm,” she pauses to chuckle. “I’m not really a person who goes for overt gestures of love on a special day. I’m kind of into overt gestures of love on a random day. Just...
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On: Julie Adenuga

On: Julie Adenuga

As Beats 1 turns 3 this month, Helen Herimbi speaks to Julie Adenuga about music, Manthe and social media When Julie Adenuga hops on the phone, I am unprepared for how much she sounds just like she does on the radio. The Beats 1 DJ, who is known for being...
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On: Mr Eazi

On: Mr Eazi

Nigerian musician Mr Eazi speaks to Helen Herimbi about Banku Music, his blueprint and being shibobo-ed Mr Eazi is hard to pin down. The day we were supposed to meet, the Nigerian star, who now lives in London, was happily stuck in Cape Town where he was shooting a video...
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On: Zaytoven

On: Zaytoven

Trap music architect Zaytoven talks to Helen Herimbi about building beats and becoming his own artist When Zaytoven tells me he is “glad to be home” in Atlanta, there is an unmistakable smile in his voice. Fresh off pre-promo for his debut album, Trap Holizay, which comes out on May...
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On: Cassandra Wilson

On: Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson spoke to Helen Herimbi ahead of her appearance at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz ‘OH,” Cassandra Wilson gasps from her home in New York. “I can’t describe how wonderful it was to be in South Africa. It was just magnificent on many levels. I spent time in...
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On: Ycee

On: Ycee

On a tiring trip to South Africa, Nigerian star, Ycee, catches up with Helen Herimbi Ycee is a trooper. The only sleep this Nigerian rapper has had since arriving in Joburg is during the drive to this interview. He attempts to smile through his yawn and he tells me he’s...
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On: Ebro

On: Ebro

One of three faces of Beats 1, Ebro Darden speaks to Helen Herimbi about radio, rap and relating to the world It’s silly, but I am still expecting it. The Black Beats headphones with a gold ‘b’ on each side and the African continent outlined in gold on them. Maybe...
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On: Masego

On: Masego

Before a private show in Jozi, American traphousejazz artist, Masego talks to Helen Herimbi A gilded saxophone hangs from a chain and rests on his chest. Fresh off a highly anticipated performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival – and before treating Joburgers to a private show – Masego...
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On: Corinne Bailey Rae

On: Corinne Bailey Rae

Cape Town International Jazz Festival headliner, Corinne Bailey Rae, speaks to Helen Herimbi about writing grown-up love songs A few days after her 39th birthday, Corinne Bailey Rae hops onto the phone to tell me how she celebrated. “I went out on Sunday actually with a really big group of...
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On: Blinky Bill

On: Blinky Bill

It’s a hot Jozi day and the rescheduled date for my Skype conversation with Blinky Bill. The reason I was unable to chat with him days before was because my neighbourhood had experienced power cuts. When I finally see his face on my screen – his hair has become these...
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