South African Music

A Superstar is born

A Superstar is born

Sho Madjozi used the word “superstar” twice in her acceptance speech. The musician took home the Best New International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards, which took place in Los Angeles this week. Much has already been said about this win so I won’t bore you with my opinion....
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An AMPD Masterclass

An AMPD Masterclass

Last month, I went to the media launch of Old Mutual’s AMPD Studios. I arrived to Thandiswa Mazwai on the couch with Mam’ Letta Mbulu. In front of the audience that included the likes of Bab’ Sipho Hotstix Mabuse (who performed that evening), Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Bonj, they chatted...
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There’s no stopping Moozlie

There’s no stopping Moozlie

Moozlie speaks to Helen Herimbi about Vutha, Versus and vulnerability on Victory It’s hard to get Moozlie to sit still. It’s late August 2018 and people are trickling into the room. The rapper, whose real name is Nomuzi Mabena, is greeting folks and stopping to have meaningful engagement. She sports...
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KFC partners with Stogie T, Touchline and Boity

KFC partners with Stogie T, Touchline and Boity

“And, yeah. I’m here,” Boity grins at the camera. “It’s changed.” That’s followed by a manicured thumbs-up and a bite of the bottom lip. It’s a cute moment that serves as the ending to The Sobering’s video recap of KFC’s #TheWrapGameHasChanged launch. We've been hearing about how #TheWrapGameHasChanged from @KFCSA,...
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The Writers: Zoe Modiga

The Writers: Zoe Modiga

Full disclosure: I didn’t remember that Seba Kaapstad’s second album, Thina, would be out on May 17. And I didn’t know I would watch Zoe Modiga on stage, joined by the super dope Nomfundo Xaluva and the super ill Aus Tebza, at the Joy of Jazz line-up reveal. But sandwiched...
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