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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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The 100 Most Outstanding Female Change Makers In Ghana 2020-2021, According to Humanitarian Awards Global

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The 100 Most Outstanding Female Change Makers  In Ghana 2020-2021, According to Humanitarian Awards Global.

Humanitarian Awards Global has released its list of the 100 most outstanding female change makers from across Ghana.
Ranging from humanitarians, media personalities to business women, artists, and political leaders, the list celebrates women who are changing the status quo in the Ghana and, in some cases, globally.
“They are reshaping history, closing inequalities, and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them to make the world a better place.

Among the 100 incredible female change makers on the list are the formidable movers and shakers who continue to use their voices and platforms to champion girls and women’s rights, access to quality education, and economic opportunities.

The people who appear on the list are recognised for doing something to change the world – regardless of the consequences of their actions.

Criteria for selection included: Humanitarian Impacts, Consistency, Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo.

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Nollywood actress Stella Damasus loses mum

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Veteran Nigerian actress Stella Damasus has lost her mother. (more…)

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Trigmatic And Mercedes-Benz Sandton Holds An Exclusive Music Showcase In Sandton, South Africa

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Imagine a getaway-drive on a highway in a fully loaded Mercedes-Benz S-Class with next- generation MBUX infotainment system, active ambient lighting, rear seat comfort package, executive seat, with music blazing from a Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system.

This is the experience Trigmatic and Mercedes-Benz Sandton created for guests at Trigmatic’s music showcase on the 21st of January 2022.

Multi award winning Ghanaian singer/songwriter/rapper and composer Trigmatic joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Sandton to host a music showcase for thirty of Africa’s music industry leaders, as well as other music stakeholders. This event forms part of Trigmatic’s pre-release events for his upcoming EP, LOVE FROM JOZI . A seven track EP inspired by the sounds and sights of Johannesburg, South Africa, where the EP was recorded.

The event was held at the plush Mercedes-Benz Sandton retailer, where attendees were treated to some great music off the EP as well as a feel of the luxury and warmth that Mercedes-Benz brings. In attendance were representatives of the Ghana high commission (South Africa), CEO of UMG Sipho Dlamini, Lerato Masepe from Def Jam, Lebo Kgothadi from Universal Music, Siphele Khumalo from Wines, Munya Chanetsa (A&R Sony Music and founder of Moti Africa), Zamani Ndimande (CEO of Bayeni Holdings), and musician Donald Denial, to mention just a few. South Africa’s DJ and Artist Dj Tira couldn’t make it to the exclusive event but sent a heart-warming video wishing Trig well in his music journey. The event was curated by South African actress and model, Angel Pooe.

Thato Tlagae (Media Expert) and Kelvin Mogoane (AMG Product Expert) from Mercedes- Benz Sandton expressed their excitement about the collaboration between the retailer and Trigmatic, and hinted to more of these collaborations in the future.

Trigmatic in his speech encouraged more collaborative moves between corporate bodies and creatives, and more cultural exchanges between African nations. He highlighted the current attention given to African music, and the opportunities Africans stand to gain from endeavours in this direction. He expressed his gratitude towards Mercedes Benz Sandton, other sponsors, Zamani Ndimande, and all who made this a top tier event.

Six of the songs off the EP were played in twelve of the luxury Mercedes-Benz cars beautifully displayed on the retailer’s floor. The tangible excitement of guests increased as they were ushered into the cars which were reverberating with songs on the Burmester high- end 4D surround sound systems. Certainly a “to-die-for” unrivalled experience. The event was also supported by Bayeni holdings, Unique Print Hub, Wa Mo Afrika foundation, Khumsalo Wines, Go&fun drinks, and Matic Multimedia.

The two hour event ended on a smooth note with drinks and nibbles, and most importantly hearts filled with the kind of satisfaction that only the Mercedes-Benz S-Class can bring. The next time you think of buying a car in South Africa, think Mercedes-Benz; think Mercedes- Benz Sandton; and of course a Trigmatic playlist.

Trigmatic’s EP is expected to drop this March with expectations of taking over the continent as always. Don’t forget to check out his first single off the EP, Aduawa, on Apple Music and all other music stores. https://music.apple.com/za/artist/trigmatic/373032557

Image credit @FlashedBySanele & @MercedesBenzSandton

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Feud over as Davido and Wizkid hug it out in a super long embrace

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The year 2022 is off to a good start as a super long feud between two of Nigeria’s biggest superstars seems to have come to an end.

Wizkid and Davido have been at loggerheads with each other for a long while and all that seems to be over now as the two were captured locked in a very long hug.

The two Superstars were captured in a video that is now going viral on the internet, embracing themselves in a very long and intimate hug at a club.

Fans of the two singers cannot contain their excitement as they have longed wished for them to end their feud and create beautiful music together.

Watch video below;

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZBtuSPpg3l/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Dedebah releases ‘Have Fun With it’

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Hip-hop is one of the most loved musical genres in the world and Ghana is no exception to this rule and as the music keeps evolving, so do the creative artists behind the songs. Dedebah is one of the first names that come to mind when the topic in discussion is “Ghanaian Female Rappers”. Dedebah is a very versatile rapper who does not shy away from any challenge. Her sound has gained massive recognition from top blogs and major industry players including hip-hop heavyweights Sarkodie, Medikal, amongst others.

Dedebah is at the pinnacle of her career where she deems it a necessity to give her fans a full body project instead of the occasional singles. Last year she took to social media to announce her maiden EP dubbed “Bosompemaa”. The anticipation for this project has gone through the roof with fans being eager to get their hands on this EP. The African Rap Diva decided to stop fans from lingering anymore by putting out the first major single off the “Bosompemaa EP” titled “Have Fun With It”.

“Have Fun With It” is a groovy hip-hop song with a very catchy and melodic hook. In the first verse she shows off her lyrical prowess. She can be heard saying in local dialect twi “Bosompemaa, mey3 ohemaa” which is simply to remind the listener of the Queen that she is, with no other person being at par with her. The song is produced by Riddim Boss and the video was shot by Director Banitchi.

Stream and enjoy !!

“Have Fun With It” is available on all major digital music stores via this link https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/dedebah/have-fun-with-it

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It takes 12 weeks to heal- Kisa Gbekle shares the not so juicy parts of body enhancement surgery

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Ghanaian actress, Bisa Gbekle has revealed that it’s not all rosy when going under the knife to get your body enhanced. (more…)

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