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DJ Sliqe named Head of Hip Hop/R&B at Sony Music Entertainment South Africa

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Sony Music Entertainment Africa announces the key appointment of Lutendo Kungoane, famously known as DJ Sliqe, as the Head of Hip Hop/R&B at Sony Music Entertainment South Africa.

About the appointment, Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Africa, Sean Watson, commented: “There’s an amazing quality about a creative like Sliqe’s choice to join us. It’s about his vision for the music he loves and where he can make the most difference from for his fellow artists. It’s apparent he wants to invest his time and energy in making a difference for his music community out of a role in A&R. It’s a sign of his selfless commitment to his peers and something we’re very excited about supporting!” When asked how he feels about this new venture, the award winning producer said: “I thank God for the opportunity. I give my sincere appreciation to Sean Watson for entrusting me with this new responsibility. I’m excited to work with the Sony Music family and create magic for South African Hip Hop and R&B.” 

 

Born and raised in Gauteng, Lutendo Kungoane, also known as DJ Sliqe, began his music journey in Grade 10 as the school DJ for socials and events. His first breakthrough came from being a resident DJ at the hottest clubs on 7th Avenue in Melville, which opened the door to bigger platforms and he soon started playing at events all over South Africa.

 

DJ Sliqe made history on the 4th of June 2016 by becoming the first local hip-hop DJ to win a South African Music Award (SAMA) for the ‘Best Remix Category’ with his hit single “Do Like I Do” (Remix) featuring L-Tido, Riky Rick, Kwesta, Nadia Nakai, Reason and the late -hip hop heavyweight, Flabba. He continued his winning trajectory at the S.A. Hip Hop Awards and took home the Best Mixtape Award for Inja Yam (Vol. 1).  A&R Director, Spiro Damaskinos commented “Having signed & worked with DJ Sliqe for many years now, we’ve seen first-hand what a great producer he is, and also what an important role he plays in the local scene. We are excited to welcome DJ Sliqe into the A&R team and look forward to working with him to take the local Hip Hop scene to the next level.”

 

The award winning DJ’s experience in the music industry has been invaluable and the work he has done with various artists on his albums has resulted in a seamless rapport with him and some of the biggest names in South Africa including Kwesta, Riky Rick, Shekhinah, A-Reece, Yanga Chief, AKA and many more. Sliqe’s ability to recognize, curate and produce successful repertoire in some of the most important genres in the business is a unique skill that distinguishes him from his peers. In his new role Lutendo will head up Sony Music’s investment in Hip Hop and RnB in South Africa. He will be responsible for leading our strategic approach to those sectors of the market through the discovery, acquisition and development of new talent as well as steering the careers of those already signed to Sony Music.

 

 

MUSIC HISTORY  

Singles: 

Do Like I Do” ft. Kwesta

Do Like I Do” Remix ft. L-Tido, Riky Rick, Kwesta, Nadia Nakai, Reason and Flabba

iLife” ft. Witness The Funk (WTF), OkMalumKoolKat and JR.

Mercy” ft. Riky Rick, Reason, Kwesta and Thaiwanda

Bay 2” featuring AKA, Yanga Chief & JR

On It” ft. Shekhinah (Certified Gold)

Flexin’” featuring Zingah and Stilo Magolide

Oceans” featuring Da Les and Shane Eagle

Do It For Me” featuring A-Reece and Bhlaklyt

Biskop” featuring Kwesta

Dream Girl” featuring L-Tech

Navy” featuring Gobi

Kasi Anthem” featuring Emtee & Maraza

Oh Well” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid and Makwa

Standat” featuring Darkie Fiction

Injayam” featuring Emtee and K.O

Spaan Saam” featuring Kwesta

Ezay’zolo” featuring Thabsie and Zingah

Sanana” featuring Cassper Nyovest and KiD X

 

First Album:

Inja Yam, Vol.1 (Released 14 October 2016)

 

Second Album:

Navy Black(Released July 13 2018) features Sy Ari Da Kid, AKA, Kwesta, Emtee, Chiano Sky, Maraza and Tshego

 

Third Album

Inja Yam Vol 2 (Released 18 October 2019)

 

DJ Sliqe joins the latest member of the A&R Team which includes long time Sony employee, Spiro Damaskinos and Clement Phaswane, famously known as Trancemicsoul. Trancemicsoul’s meteoric musical journey is as inspiring as it is deserving. From humble beginnings in his bedroom in the late 90’s he has since graced club rooms and stages from Pretoria to Barcelona. Trance discovered vinyl at the tender age of 17 when he saw DJ’s spinning wax at a school social and soon after began collecting and spinning records at home. After school he studied video post-production and then moved over to music production itself where he has carved out a niche with releases on prolific labels such as Seasons Limited, GOGO Music, Adaptation Music, Peppermint Jam and Peng, to name but a few. Taking cues from House, Jazz, Down-tempo, Hip-hop, Kwaito, Broken Beats, Lounge and Electronic sounds Trance describes his sound as melancholic and deep and soulful and the world has taken notice. In 2013 he was chosen by the Red Bull Music Academy to journey to New York where he spent two weeks attending lectures, studio sessions and events as part of the Academy schedule. Since his return to South Africa he has played some of the country’s premier festivals including Rocking The Daisies, Oppikoppi and his unforgettable European debut at Sonar in Barcelona.

 

When asked how he felt about DJ Sliqe joining the A&R Team he said: “I believe Sliqe has proven himself and his addition to our team is going to unlock a lot of opportunities for a lot of artists in the hip hop and R&B culture.” 

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There is NO LOVE in the Ghana Music Industry musician STEGUE cries out

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Ghanaian singjay Stegue seems to be bitter about how the Ghanaian Music industry is full of hatred for each other which shouldn’t be so.

He says there is ‘No Love’ in the industry unlike other countries and that is one of the reasons why our industry is refusing to grow because instead of collaborating and helping each other grow to face the world market at large we find ourselves competing with each other in this small space.

In his recent release of the visuals for song titled ‘No Love’ a single off his Debut EP ‘Xpensive Style ‘ he cries out and addresses the hatred in the system .

In a recent tweet he stated clearly https://twitter.com/_stegue_/status/1448308317244243970?s=20   .” There is No love in the Ghana Music industry ,let’s not forget that at the end it’s us against the world” .In his recent video he talks about the hatred in the system and unnecessary competition .

 

Fans were amused after his statements while they highly anticipate the release of his sophomore Project “Songs For The Deaf” year .

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“I want to go to Psychiatric again, take me back to psychiatric” -Funny Face relapses and cries for help

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The actor in a new video has been weeping over his failed love life. According to him, he has never been lucky when it comes women. “Herh Yaw Boateng, you have followed a*s and disappointed yourself, I have been crying,” he said.
Funny Face was speaking about his ex-wife, baby mama and another woman he claims has given a child of his to another man in Germany because of money.
Recounting his experience with women in his life, Funny Face says he wants to go back to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. “Herh woman go show you … Someone has slept with my wife and married her, I didn’t take the 7:30 medicine, it calms me down,” he said.

“AM ABOUT TO DROP SOME BOMBSHELLS !! I give JEHOVAH all da glory … you girls thought .. I was a fool? Nooo NEVER !! I loved u genuinely .. dats why .. you fucked urselves like a female dog “ BITCH “ yet I still loved you girls with all my heart especially VANNESSA.. cos you gave me #ELLAandBELLA my precious Darlings .. I was even ready to die for you VANNESSA .. but what did u do .. u sold me cheap to my haters.. GIRL get ready .. people will know da real you .. why are u selling pussy tightener and dick enlargement on ur page .. after u got followers from my fam base .. I think … like 17,000 #FunnyFans came to follow you because you took a picture with me at da psychiatric and it went viral .. so my fans came to follow u .. what did u do .. u disgraced dem by selling pussy juice .. kwasssiaaaa baaaashasheeeeee … because dats how … u get to meet ur “ men “ …. Mordern “ HOOK UP “ .. been quite for soo long .. am abt to drop some secrets !! GHANA GET READY …. IS ABT TO GO DOWN.”

 

After sharing various videos recounting his pain, the “COW AND CHICKEN” actor called for help.

“Someone has slept with my wife and married her, another one too has given my child to another man because of money, Yaw Boateng I am tired … I want to go to Psychiatric again, take me back to psychiatric,” he said whilst crying in a now-deleted video.

Funny Face experiences 7th suicide attempt, saved by Military men in Kumasi

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