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MsCosmo drops “Baningi” featuring Sho Madjozi, Dee Koala, and Nelisiwe Sibiya

MsCosmo has dropped a powerhouse of an anthem for Women’s Month titled “Baningi”. She features Sho Madjozi, Dee Koala and Nelisiwe Sibiya on the track as well, continuing her tradition of well curated collaborations on her singles. Of the track, she says, “I’ve always wanted to make a proudly South African song and the combination […]

Sho Madjozi has signed to Epic Records

Sho Madjozi has officially signed to Epic Records. The label announced that she joins the roster as it’s only South African act in North America. Chairman and C.E.O. of Epic Records, Sylvia Rhone, said of the signing, “African artists are enjoying an unprecedented level of visibility in music and Sho Madjozi is beautifully waving the flag for South Africa.  She’s […]

Sho Madjozi accuses Burna Boy of taking down Stormzy’s Own It Remix

Stormzy released his sophomore album in December last year and featured Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy on one of its biggest hits, “Own It.” In May, a remix was released which featured Sho Madjozi. The nominations for the 2020 BET awards were announced on the 15th June, where Stormzy, Burna Boy, and Sho Madjozi were […]

South Africa’s Best Dressed Rappers

Words by Tinuke Eboka Fashion and music have always been inextricably tied but this connection has become more significant as the explosion of streetwear meant rappers were able to take centre stage, not only as influencers, but even as designers in their own right. Today, rappers are more than just mere musicians but rather cultural […]

The Synergy of Brands and Culture

Brands and culture have always been intertwined and working together to provide consumers with experiences that are relatable and resonate with the audience. However, more than ever, brands are incorporating the mediums of music, art, and entertainment into their major campaigns. South Africa is no different and the last year has seen an unprecedented level […]

Sho Madjozi drops “John Cena”

Having premiered the track on the Colours Show, Sho Madjozi has finally dropped her single “John Cena”. The track went viral as soon as the performance video dropped with the WWE star posting about it on his IG page as well. With a hard hitting 808-heavy beat, the gqom-based track has gone viral and is […]

In sync with Sho Madjozi

This Women’s Month, Stayfree together with Sho Madjozi have launched a Facebook chatbot designed to serve young women’s needs in menstrual health.  In Sync with Sho Madjozi is the chatbot, available for free on Facebook’s Messenger platform, which provides information through audio clips of conversations between Sho Madjozi and a health professional; relatable illustrations and text conversations. Users can […]

Sho Madjozi Set to Elevate the Game at One Source Live

What will the queen of Tsonga do now? Still basking in the afterglow of her successful international music performances, the proudly pan-African Sho Madjozi has gathered an impressive list of nine artists who will collaborate to create magic with her on the Discovery Stage at the second One Source Live festival, at The Sheds at 1 Fox Street on 17 November. […]

The Plug 100: Most Influential People in SA Urban Culture

The Oxford Dictionary defines influence as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself”. Additionally, it can also be concluded that influence is “the power to shape policy or ensure favourable treatment from someone, especially through status, contacts, or wealth”. When we embarked […]

Oppikoppi – Unrivalled Revelry

Words by Misa Narrates Pics by Shellingson Msomi Now that the Oppikoppi 2018 dust has settled, it is safe to reminisce on the debauchery, fun, and good time that we experienced in Northam Limpopo. What started as a music festival to celebrate and enjoy rock n’ roll music in 1994 has transformed into a far more […]

10 Alternative Artists To Watch Out For in 2018

Words by Ziyanda Ntloko The opening half of the year always presents the exciting prospect of new music not only from industry stables but those who are also on the cusp. Here’s my list of genre-breaking acts who I anticipate to have a great 2018. BROCKHAMPTON A music group truly born out of Generation Y, […]