SAMA nominations are in and AKA leads them for 2023

SA Music Awards

The Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto played host to the music industry as the SAMA nominations were announced. Albums and singles released between 1 February 2022 and 14 April 2023 were considered for SAMA29. The late AKA leads the pack with a tally of no less than seven nods for his album Mass Country in […]

Between Musical Shifts; Kwesta and Kabza de Small Just Want To Speak N Vrostaan

How Kwesta and Kabza De Small’s ‘Speak N Vrostaan’ plots the future by merging the sounds of the present and the past During the early noughties, Kwaito – once the creative outlet for young South Africans in the ‘90s – was supplanted by the breakbeats, syncopated rhythms and layered lyricism of Hip Hop. Fast forward […]

Kabza de Small is the King of Amapiano with his new release

One half of the Scorpion Kings and producer extraordinaire, Kabza de Small has released a new project, I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust. The 27-track long album continues in the Scorpion Kings tradition of giving the people what they want, sitting at 3 hours long. One of the most hyped tracks on […]

What Business Can Learn From Amapiano

Other than Siya Kolisi, amapiano was arguably the biggest thing to come out of South Africa in 2019. The name, amapiano, can be directly translated to “pianos” and is a genre of music that has taken the country and various places in the continent by storm. My first introduction to the sub-genre was when my […]