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SATMA Awards 2018 Winners

Below is a comprehensive list of winners of the 13th South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards which were held at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in the North West Province during the weekend of the end of September, South Africa’s heritage month: Best Afro Soul – Daniel brothers Best Reggae – Ras Obrigado Lenga Best Praise Singer of the year – Malume Tau Best Poet – Venda boy Poet Best Traditional Dance Group – Nomtiti Best... Read more »
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By Staff Writer On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

ProKid Dies at 37 Following Seizure Attack

Pioneering South African hip-hop artist Linda “ProKid” Mkhize has died at the age of 37 after suffering a seizure attack. According to a statement released by his family on Thursday morning, Pro die... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sfiso Ncwane Dies of Kidney Failure at the Age of 37

South Africans are still in shock following reports that popular gospel artist Sfiso Ncwane has died. It is reported that he died on Monday around 9:00 at Life Fourways Hospital in Johannesburg. Although detail... Read more »
By Rethabile Matlala On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Meet Mpumalanga’s singing group “Ndebele Movement”

In a day where there are less and less traditional Ndebele music groups, let alone groups that are heavily influenced by own cultures or traditions, the place known as the place where the sun rises, Mpumalanga ... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Mandoza Dies of Cancer at 38

Kwaito singer Mduduzi Tshabalala, popularly known as Mandoza, has died after a long battle with cancer. It is reported that he died on Sunday on his way to hospital after experiencing trouble breathing. Mandoza... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, May 15th, 2016

South African Musicians Welcome the SABC’s 90% Local Music Decision

Earlier this week the SABC announced that as of the 12th of May, its radio stations, which command millions of listeners, will play 90% local music. “Following extensive and successful engagements with so... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Crown Gospel Music Awards 2015 Winners

The 8th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards have come and gone. Below is the list of winners: BEST GOSPEL ACCAPELA: TGC FAMILY BEST GOSPEL COMEDY: NOKULUNGA DLADLA BEST GOSPEL NEWCOMER: MAHALIA BUCHANAN BEST GOSPEL ... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Big Nuz Member R Mashesha Dies

Popular Durban Kwaito group Big Nuz has lost one of its members, R Mashesha, who died on Friday following a long illness. According to reports, Mashesha died of complications arising from an operation he recent... Read more »
By Staff Writer On Monday, July 27th, 2015

Mtshengiseni Gcwensa Dies

Popular maskandi artist Mtshengiseni Gcwensa (iNdidane) has died. Details surrounding his death are still sketchy. However, it is reported that he died on Monday morning following a long battle with an undisclo... Read more »
By Brian Harry On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

ASAP Rocky drops A.L.L.A a week early

A week ahead of its expected June 2nd release date, ASAP Rocky has dropped his much awaited second album titled At.Long.Last.Asap. Hours before the release he announced on his Twitter feed that the album would ... Read more »