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Albums across Africa

 UNOSHAMISA CHIRADZA

Perdeby took a look at music that you might not know about that has been released across the African continent.

Nigeria: Korede Bello – Beloved

Korede Bello is loved in Nigeria, and his music cuts across every demographic in the country. He has achieved this by making music for everyone. His 2015 single “Godwin” is the song that launched him in Africa and established him as a household name. The fear with new artists is that they will be “one hit wonders”, but this was not the case with Bello as he continued to release singles that were successful. Beloved is his first album and it has a classic Nigerian beat that will have you listening to it on repeat.

Zimbabwe: Winky D – Gafa Futi Chi Extraterrestrial

If you have a Zimbabwean friend then at some point they must have mentioned an artist from Zimbabwe named Winky D – especially after the success of his 2015 hit “Disappear”, which was particularly popular on Trace Africa last year. Zimbabwe’s music has come a long way with the emergence of artists such as Tocky Vibes and Jah Prayzah. This specific album has a reggae dancehall beat that will resonate with its listeners, and the vocals are the icing on top. Singing in his native Shona language, you will find this album interesting.

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Fuzigish before Mieliepop

CARLY TWADDLE
The well-seasoned punk band Fuzigish answered a few questions for Perdeby ahead of Mieliepop this weekend. Fuzigish has played at Mieliepop before, and is keen to return to the Lothair festival.


What’s on the cards for Fuzigish in 2017 with regards to new music?

Jay: If we do record some new music it will be much later in the year. We are up for it and got a few new songs lurking, but we need to decide how and when to do it.
Rockwell: I would like to do a documentary and have started collecting footage, but it is still early days.

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UP student DJ JBG rising through the ranks

MARKO SVICEVIC

In UP lectures he goes by the name Jagger, but on the music scene he is JBG. Third-year Informatics student and DJ Jagger Bellagrada has been making waves in the music industry. Perdeby recently caught up with this young and upcoming musician to get a taste of what it’s like being a student and a DJ.

 

What are some of the places you have performed at?
I have performed at a number of different venues across Gauteng, but the biggest highlight for me would be making my H2O debut in 2014 when I was 18. Other highlights include playing at the Holi One Colour Festival as well as Nicci Beach in Boksburg.

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Majozi ahead of Mieliepop

SERISHKA MOODLEY
Pop singer Majozi will be playing at The Republic of Mieliepop this weekend at Lothair. Perdeby spoke to the artist ahead of this exciting performance.

 

What is the most important thing you want your fans to know about you?

That I love Jesus, but I’m still like everyone else, with the same insecurities and worries. I just have a different way of dealing with it.

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Student Hip-Hop group The Looneys

LINDO KHOZA

KwaZulu-Natal is arguably the biggest household name in South African Hip-Hop, boasting the likes of Nasty C, Riky Rick and Okmalumkoolkat. Perdeby managed to catch up with one of Ladysmith’s rising Hip-Hop groups, The Looneys. The group has four members: OBZ, Bzurk, Skitos and SaNa MLK. Perdeby chatted with two of the group’s members to find out more about this Hip-Hop collective, which has been making music for seven years.

 

How long have you known each other?
Bzurk: Round about 2005, I was in Grade 3 when we met.

 

Who would you describe as your biggest musical influence?
Bzurk: Kanye West, yeah...Kanye West. Taking a lot of songs as well from different sub-genres of Hip-Hop. It’s not just only one type of Hip-Hop. If you listen to a lot of our songs, sometimes we incorporate Trap... It’s like a new sound, sort of like that’s coming out here in South Africa. Like Tribal Hip-Hop.

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