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SeSotho Musical Icon Kori Moraba Passes On

It is a poignant time in the world right now and South Africa is not being spared as giants keep falling one at a time. The celebrations of a new year have since been dampened as we mourn legends such as Dorah Sitole and Sesotho musical icon, Kori Moraba. Isaac Kori Moraba was born on … Continue reading

Prince Okwu releases ‘My Hiding Days Are Over’.

11 months ago, South African-based Nigerian Gospel superstar, Ambassador Prince Okwu announced his 4th album, ‘My Hiding Days Are Over’. The album was set for release at the beginning of March, unfortunately, Covid19 struck and almost the entire world went into ‘hiding’. So, the Ambassador, with the entire nation went into ‘hiding’ as if it … Continue reading

Chencha dai ding!

Now that the whole of South Africa knows that the Outsurance guy cheated on his wife and gave her an STD, what do we really gain from that? We ain’t even laughing, it’s sad that another marriage is heading for divorce. Another child from a broken home. And, it takes two to tango! Katlego, that’s … Continue reading

Stephen Mvulah, Still Rapping for God

The Zimbabwean-born rapper who we featured in Dec 2012 in the article, Rapping for God is back with a bang after an eight-year hiatus! 2Blac, as he is popularly known is now Caput Killuminatti and still rhyming and rapping for God! “Caput is just Tupac backward simply because the legendary late rapper, Tupac Shakur is … Continue reading

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation takes up the Jerusalema challenge!

“Jerusalema” is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on 29 November 2019, sparked viral dance steps globally since the beginning of this year. From hospital hallways in France and Sweden, to roof tops, public places in Italy, … Continue reading

Cassper Nyovest releases new album, #AMN

Cassper Nyovest’s highly-anticipated album Any Minute Now dropped at 12am this morning and seems to be a hit with South Africans. Personally, I had never really listened to his music, but I see that I was missing out. The rapper said he would be dropping his fifth studio album when he announced he was going to be a … Continue reading

South African Community Radio Foundation to host a virtual Relief Fund Walkathon

There are thousands of volunteers in the community radio sector in South Africa. Some of these volunteers are unemployed yet they give their everything to community radio stations. At times, they have no food to eat at home or at work, no money to pay rent and only a few rands reserved for transport as … Continue reading

South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa has passed away

Popular South African actress, Thandeka Mdeliswa,  popularly known for the role of Khanya in SABC1 Isindebele drama ‘Ikani’, has died at the age of 34. In a statement, the family says Mdeliswa was shot on September 3, in Evander, Mpumalanga, and died Saturday morning at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Social media is abuzz … Continue reading

‘Idols SA’ contestant’s song ‘Yoki Yoki’ goes international

Singing an original track on Idols has always been recorded as one of the worst decision for the show, but, 20-year-old Vhudi Mamphwe from Pretoria superseded the judge’s expectations with his own TshiVenda composition “My Yoki Yoki” song, that is still on top of the trend list even on today. The song received a positive … Continue reading

Send A Little Bit Of Love

Send A Little Bit Of Love is a single done by South African based artist, Francis Muleso. Francis had this to say about ‘Send A Little Bit Of Love’: 1. The idea to do the song came mainly to create awareness to people that covid 19 is here and we can only beat it if … Continue reading

Zimbabwean short film up for international award

A New World is a Zimbabwean short film written and directed by Melgin Tafirenyika who’s often referred to as Zimbabwe’s Denzel Washington. The film was produced on the 14th of July 2020 and features Charles Kamara and Jessica Randazha. It is a 4min film about Covid-19 which depicts the new world after the pandemic. It … Continue reading

Happy World Music Day

Author Victor Hugo wrote that “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Sir Elton John said, “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Music plays a vital role in our lives, without music, the world would … Continue reading

Africa Day Benefit Concert at home

Africa Day was born on May 25, 1963. It is a celebration of the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in the fight against colonialism in Africa. Different countries in Africa, as well as around the world celebrate the day annually. It is a public holiday in some … Continue reading

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica rocks!

Mauritz Lotz is a legendary South African guitarist extraordinaire based in Johannesburg. LastFM says, “Lotz has worked with many South African artists such as: Mango Groove, Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Hugh Masekela, Coleske, Steve Hofmeyer, P J Powers, Ed Jordan, Johannes Kerkorrel, Lesley Rae Dowling, Little Sister, Bles Bridges, Anton Goosen, NiaNell, Laurika Rauch, Joshua … Continue reading

Apple Music launches Africa Month celebration

Apple Music has launched a month-long campaign to showcase the best playlists, artists and albums from all corners of the continent to celebrate Africa Month. This follows last week’s expansion of Apple Music into an additional 52 new countries around the world. This expansion gave 33 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa access to Apple Music. The campaign … Continue reading

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Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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