Karabo Mogane Live in Concert at the Lyric

Karabo Mogane to dazzle Lyric Theatre for one night In a career first, Afro-pop/soul and R&B crooner Karabo Mogane will stage his one man show at the prestigious Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City in Johannesburg on 28 February 2018

Music lovers and fans will gather at the venue for one night only under the theme ‘masquerade’, at what promises to be a night of mystique, fun and of course love. He will perform his stunning repertoire littered with love jams keeping to the spirit of February and Valentine’s Day, songs like Khakhathi, Ngifuna Lo, Sondela featuring Robbie Malinga and Lerato will keep revellers and lovers on their feet.
With his unique voice and charisma, Karabo walked away with the Idols SA crown two seasons ago and has been doing great things, releasing two albums, the latest being Matters of the Heart produced by the late great Robbie Malinga.
Karabo remarked: ‘This is one of the biggest stages of my career. It’s also a dream come true for me. It’s surreal that I will be at …

K.O Joins UMG LIVE Bookings Agency

Johannesburg, Wednesday last week , 26 January 2017K.O dropped the visuals for the fan favourite singleMS2 (Mission Statement 2 off his critically acclaimed sophomore albumSR2). The songIs a sequel to the hit trackMission Statement off K.O’s debut solo album,Skhanda Republic.The video is directed by Ofentse Mwase and we see Mr Swagger of the Season abandons his usual laid back street style opting for a  more dapper look in a suit. Also last week he joined the country’s top booking agents UMG Live which is a rapidly positioning itself as one of South Africa’s leading entertainment facilitation companies
When asked about the MS2 K.O said “MS2 Is a single off my album SR2, also, it being one of the fans favorite, we figured we might as well do the visuals,“ said the No Feelings rapper.Breaking down the thinking behind the idea of the MS2 video, which was interestingly shot in one take, K.O expanded on how he and Ofentse executed it.
Ofentse Mwase Films – who also helped me with the No …


Johannesburg 30 January 2018 – Guess who’s back?! The coldest beer that has changed the way brands and music come together is unlocking the extraordinary and pushing boundaries, once again!

By breaking through an ice cold cube, Castle Lite announced that the ground breaking, Chance the Rapper, will for the first time ever, grace the African continent at the most anticipated Castle Lite Unlocks concert.

For the first time in Castle Lite Unlocks history, this year’s reveal was not only experienced by the event guests but was streamed live on Facebook where the citizens of Extra Cold in 7 countries on the African continent took part in breaking the ice & Unlocking the artists

Led by MC’s DJ Warras & Bontle Modiselle, Castle Lite took the announcement to the next level by engaging with audiences both online on Facebook and offline at the event in a 3 part production where chainsaws, flamethrowers and even ice picks were used to break through the Extra Cold cube!

South Africa’s mos…

Ntuthuko Mdluli is the new SAMA Chairperson

The Recording Industry of SA is delighted to announce Ntuthuko Mdluli as the newly appointed chairperson of the SA Music Awards (SAMA). She will also serve as Vice Chairperson of RiSA. As a SAMA Chairperson, Mdluli will oversee the smooth running of the prestigious music awards. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in the local music space having been at the helm of a few projects and managed some careers. Mdluli said she was ready for the challenge. ‘I’m humbled and honoured that so much responsibility has been placed on me. I don’t take this vote of confidence in my abilities lightly. I will work with the team to ensure that we deliver a memorable SAMA24 we can all be proud of.’ RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi welcomed the news: ‘We are overjoyed to have Ntuthuko Mdluli take over the SAMA24 reins as the Chairperson. It’s also significant to note that she is the first woman ever to occupy this position in the history of the SAMA. She has done well for herself and for the in…

Hugh Masekela hangs up his trumpet

Hugh Masekela, a giant of South African music who gave soundtracks to many generations, departed this world yesterday morning after a brave fight with prostate cancer. He was 78.
His death has saddened  us at RiSA  and we send our heartfelt condolences to the Masekela family, friends, colleagues, and fans of this titan of music.
Bra Hugh, as he was affectionately known, was a towering figure in local music, first as one of the few remaining elder statesmen of music and secondly as a well of wisdom having been in the industry for over six decades. His death is a monumental loss. He displayed a rare quality and commitment to the cause of culture till the end. He never once contemplated retirement, but remained resolute in his work as an artist and a social commentator through his music and his standpoint on issues that confront the African societies of today.   He was honoured with a SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.
Born Hugh Ramapolo Masekela in Kwa Guqa township, Emalahleni on Apri…


JOHANNESBURG - Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela has passed away following a battle with prostate cancer.

In a statement released this morning, the Masekela family says the music icon passed away in Johannesburg surrounded by his loved ones after fighting a courageous battle with prostate cancer. They've described him as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. The 78-year-old trumpeter had been receiving treatment since 2008, when doctors discovered a small “speck” on his bladder. While the treatment appeared to be successful, he had to undergo surgery in March 2016 as the cancer had spread. Last year, Masekela announced that another tumour had been discovered after he fell while on tour in Morocco in April. The musician then had emergencey treatment in September to neutralise the tumour and subsequently cancelled all of his music commitments to continue the fight against prostate cancer. "Bra Hugh", as he was affectionately known throughout the world, was …

SAMA24 entries to close

The SAMA office announces that entries for the SAMA24 awards will be closing on January 31.
After a vibrant year that saw the emergence and growth of music genres and new talent, it’s time for the country’s most prestigious music awards to honour those who stood head and shoulders above the rest.
The submission of entries that has been open for the past three months is the first step towards the 24th edition of the SAMAs. It will be followed by a vigorous verification process leading to the judging by a selected panel of industry experts and peers before the nominees are made public. 
Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of the SAMA remarked: ‘It’s only 10 days to go and the SAMA24 excitement will be kicking in full gear as the judging process begins. We encourage the industry to take this last minute opportunity to send through their entries to be considered for a SAMA award. It was a busy year and the industry showed a lot of growth, so we anticipate a fiercely competitive instalment of the awards.’