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Hush SA wins US $ 100 000 in Old Mutual Amazing Voices

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South African group, Hush SA are the 2021 winners of the pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices crown and will walk away with a massive $ 100 000.

After securing 5 Golden Voice wins for best performance throughout the season, Africa chose Hush SA as the winners of the sensational pan-African singing competition during a spectacular finale on Sunday evening (4 July 2021). The finale was simulcasted on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, (South Africa) Africa Magic (Nigeria), Maisha Magic (Kenya) Zambezi Magic (Zimbabwe) and Akwaaba (Ghana)

The group has taken their first small steps to achieve their dreams and do great things, not only at home but beyond to become global music sensations.

An all-male Gospel group of six members, formed as a brotherhood of childhood friends spanning over a ten-year period. Tsholofelo Ntuli,  Phumlani Tshabalala, Sinethemba Magubane, Zamokuhle Nkosi, Thamsanqa Mthabela, Nicholas Malimba also known as Hush SA to their new fans who have followed their progress across the DStv Amazing Voices competition, all hail from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The group entered the second season of Old Mutual Amazing Voices competition that attracted 546 initial online video entries from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and have achieved stardom.

Little did they know that their initial entry would see them beginning a long and rewarding process that would end in Johannesburg in June this year with an ultimate victory in Africa’s premier acapella event. At the same time, they were awarded with the benefits of learning the skills and gaining the important insights needed for groups to succeed in the challenging world of music.

Head of Brand at Old Mutual, Thobile Tshabalala, says “Our purpose at Old Mutual is to champion mutually positive futures across all the African markets in which we operate.  This competition enables us to connect with Africans through the universal language of music and demonstrate that with the right financial partner, anyone can do great things and become their exceptional best. We have seen exactly this with the winners of Season 2 Amazing voices and congratulate Hush SA for their well-earned success”

It all began in October 2020, when, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, entrants were encouraged to submit online performance videos to Old Mutual and DStv for review and selection. The winner’s opposition, drawn from the five countries included in the competition, were like them, all unsigned groups looking to take their careers to a new level.

After an initial screening process, Hush SA advanced to the second gruelling step; attending closed auditions within their own country before celebrity judges (where two groups from each country were selected). The group then succeeded in being elected to become part of the Amazing Voices Season 2 ‘Top 10 and got to attend an intensive musical Bootcamp at Sun City, about an hour from Johannesburg.

The Covid bubble production and musical bootcamp at Sun City kicked into gear with the Top 10 unsigned groups, involving a total of 65 contestants. The production required the  employment of 187 people to make the magic happen, a clear demonstration of DStv and Brightfire TV’s passion to empower creatives in the film and television industry. Approximately 84 rooms were catered for over the 30 days of production and 315 COVID-19 antigen tests and 116 PCR tests were done with the crew and contestants on a regular basis with no positive cases reported.

During the bootcamp at Sun City, the surviving groups, ranging between four and eight members, were put through vocal as well as stage presence training. They were mentored by Khaya Mthethwa to refine their musicality. During this extreme three weeks the finalists prepared for the final phase sing-off by having their vocal and performance abilities honed by the Amazing Voices team. The drama, the build-up, and tensions of Africa’s prime musical event has been eagerly followed by a pan African TV audience since Amazing Voices Season Two launched in April. For many contestants not only Hush SA’s, it was their first exposure to the glittering but demanding world of world-class TV productions.

What happened next may now be history but has left South Africa with an accolade of national singing sensations whose voices could be the ticket to international stardom and further ambassadorship for the country and its people.

DStv believes that music is an international language that cross borders and bring people of different nationalities together. As a broadcaster with an African footprint, we believe that bringing African talent to the fore and developing budding careers is a part of our reason for being. We are proud of our heritage and our unique ability to use our resources to build recognition for talented Africans”, says, Alex Okyere, Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana.

 

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I’ve never cheated on my wife in our 16 years of marriage – Okyeame Kwame reveals

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Ghanaian musician and songwriter Kwame Nsiah-Apau, popularly known as Okyeame Kwame, says he has never cheated on his wife since they married 16 years ago. (more…)

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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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MzGee resigns from Media General after 2 years

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TV3 and 3FM’s entertainment journalist and television host, Gloria Akpene Acquah, popularly known as MzGee, has quit her job with the Media General after 2 years. (more…)

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Use local songs for your Tiktok videos – Kuami Eugene appeals to Ghanaians

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Lynx Music signee, Kuami Eugene has called out social media users who are usually seen jamming to other nationals’ songs on Tiktok to equally do more videos with Ghanaian songs. (more…)

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Nigerians mourn as fast-rising compere, MC Eve dies in a car crash in Lagos

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Nigerians are mourning event host, Evelyn Adewunmi, popularly known as MC Eve, who died in a car crash. (more…)

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WATCH: How Grammy-nominated songwriter, Calvin Rodgers helped Ghanaian gospel musician

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Gospel musicians Albert Yeboah and Felix Sintim have opened up about getting support from Grammy-nominated songwriter, Calvin Rodgers. (more…)

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