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Yvonne Chaka Chaka reflects on 30 Years of South African democracy and her hopes for the future

This coming June, South African musical icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honoured at the 2024 Legends and Legacy All Africa Music Awards.IOL Entertainment spoke with the iconic musician who has been in the entertainment industry for 40 years
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29 May 2024

No Nigerian artist can match my talent BBNaija Whitemoney

Reality TV star and singer, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as Whitemoney, has boasted that no Nigerian artist can match his musical talent. According to him, most Nigerian artists lack lyrical depth. Speaking in a recent interview
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27 May 2024

Showmax vs Netflix in gripping battle for African stories. Who will win?

Africa is a melting pot when it comes to talent and storytelling, and this continues to be proven with the content that is being delivered on film, TV and even through music.Streaming platforms such as Netflix and Showmax have become places
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26 May 2024

Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Beatles top Apple Music's 100 Best Albums Of All Time List

Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Beatles sit atop the top 10 albums from Apple Music's 100 Best Albums of All Time List.The streaming giant's experts worked alongside a select group of artists, songwriters, producers and industry profe
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24 May 2024

Avril: This is why I have been away from the limelight

What you need to know: As a mother you are tasked with taking care of life and are responsible for how the child is going to turn out and how they are going to relate with other people. And, there is no manual so you have to learn on
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24 May 2024

Legendary American R&B and soul singer, Johnny Gill heading to South Africa

Legendary American R B and soul singer, Johnny Gill, is heading to South Africa. Gill has two scheduled performances, one in Sun City and in Times Square.Gill is known for his profound impact on the music industry and as a member of the ic
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23 May 2024

When I amgone,Imgone - Yvonne Chaka Chaka on legacy ahead of LALBall Africa Music Awards honour

Ahead of her forthcoming honour at the 2024 Legends and Legacy Ball Africa Music Awards, iconic musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka has opened up about her illustrious career that spans decades. The legendary musician is one of the esteemed musi
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23 May 2024

Zakes Bantwini to celebrate his 20 year legacy with star-studded concert

Renowned South African artist and producer, Zakes Bantwini , as of late has been hosting concerts from Abantu in Cape Town to Sikelela Festival in Johannesburg, and now he is set to take on Durban.This year marks a significant milestone in
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22 May 2024

SA to leverage film and music as catalyst for growth

Africa's Travel Indaba 2024 held in Durban last week played host to a media editorial session, exploring strategic collaborations and partnerships in tourism. Amidst the discussions, a spotlight was cast on South Africa's burgeoning potential as a
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22 May 2024

Mr Thela goes Gold, scoops Metro FM Award and secures partnership with SKYY Vodka

By Oceans MarashaMr Thela has been on an impressive journey, hitting milestone after milestone and 2024 is shaping up to be his biggest year yet. Going RiSA gold is a significant achievement, and signing with Universal Music Group o
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22 May 2024