With her skimpy outfits, suggestive moves and seductive lyrics, Chomee has carved her name in the local music landscape. So entrenched is she that she doesn't even need to release new music every year, but 2018 is different. She can always count on her unparalleled showmanship. I ring her up to discuss her upcoming album, Zozela Zalala, slated for next month and, as usual, her pleasant demeanour seeps through the line as we exchange our "Happy New Year" greetings.
A new player has entered the fray in the battle for the music rights for the Brenda Fassie, pictured, biopic. Little known Thoho Records based in Alberton, East Rand, has confirmed that they own a majority of Fassie's catalogue, contrary to what Fassie's long-time producer Sello "Chicco" Twala claimed on Sunday. Twala reportedly plans to file a legal application to stop the production of the film about Fassie's life, claiming he had the rights to her music and any films about her.
There is something eerie about hearing the music of Khanya Greens. That she is talented is not debatable, but no matter how hard I tried to shake it off, she sounded so much like Lira. She delivers powerful vocals on some magnificent tunes and, interestingly enough, she is signed to Arthur Mafokate's 999 Music, the first stable that Lira was signed to when she started out.
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Selecting a term
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