After organising and hosting her solo music concerts, Shibu Molomo started recording her debut EP Modimo Ke Sethakga released in February 2020. The album includes traditional hymns and new compositions. Gospel Artist Shibu Molomo grew up in Mookgopong formerly known as Naboomspruit in Limpopo. A place like Mookgophong does not offer much to a child as musically gifted as Shibu Molomo, however, this did not stop her from pursuing music from a young age. The province of Limpopo musically is known as the place where Zion gospel music triumphs due to two dominant churches found in the province. Shibu was exposed to this type ofRead More →

The ever-present Candy Tsamandebele has won the Best Traditional Album category at this year’s South African Music Awards  – #SAMA25 which took place last night at Sun City in the North West. Hupenyu Unenge Viri which took a year and a half to put together was produced by various producers from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. This is not the first nomination in the same category for Candy Tsamandebele, however, it is the first win at the South African Music Awards as a solo artist. Easy Come Easy Come, was also nominated at the SAMA23. Easy Come Easy Go explored various themes like self-love, identity,Read More →

Sho Madjozi debut album “Limpopo Champions League”earned her two South African music awards this past weekend. Sho Madjozi is also nominated for best new international artist at the BET award. As announced during one of her acceptance speech at the 25th annual South African Music Awards this past weekend, yesterday saw the release of multiple award winning Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi new music video ‘IDHOM’. The track taken from her critically acclaimed debut album “Limpopo Champions League” is one long selfie video made with the kids from her hometown Shirley Village in Limpopo and it means “you’re an idiot.”. The video is raw and shot on a regularRead More →

Welcome back to the third episode of the Shangazine Tsonga Rap Experience and we are chatting to Ezzi (C-Siders), one of the coolest Tsonga rappers. Ezzi C-Siders whose real name is Thembani Confidence Maluleke is from a small village called Ntlhaveni Block C just outside Malamulele in Limpopo. His name combines the section of place he comes from, i.e. Block C and the group he plays for – C-Siders. He fell in love with music when he was very young and began writing his own music in 2003. For him, music means life, love and communication. When asked who inspires him, he said his mother,Read More →

Tsonga Rap is one of the most underrated music genres in South Africa but we are madly in love with it. To prove our love, we’ve hosted a few Tsonga Rap artists to a Shangazine Experience in order to have one on one conversations regarding music, rap, Tsonga language and culture and also to get to know them a bit…personally Below is a fun and informal interview between Shangazine Editor, Hlulani Masingi and the man who prefers Tsonga Bars over everything; Leo Bee. Watch! Did you know that Leo Bee has a brand new music video? It is called Jika ka Hina! Leo Bee provesRead More →

Do Tsonga Electro songs contain profanity? Mandla Leggere Gingirikani Waka Mashava came across a track called Xirhokwani by Xirhokwani ft Shikwambana. He tried to find out if the lyrics border on an obscene language. The word xirhokwani means refers to a short skimpy dress but the artists are heard saying a word that sounds like “Xirhakwani”, which means a tiny little bum. This song inspired Mandla to create an episode for #NkaneloWaGingirikani, a YouTube channel that discusses Tsonga music genres in detail. Watch the video below to listen – be warned, your battery might die while playing this video as Tsonga Electro consumes a lot of electricityRead More →

Have you seen the refreshing and on the cutting edge performers who will add to what is the most anticipated annual musical ticket on the calendar? We are talking about the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. Presented by Vodacom, an array of artists have been added to the sixth DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Vodacom, who will bring the thrill of spring with fine food and great music to the Heritage weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018. Amanda Black Rising youthful voice, Amanda Black will join a league of leading women on the Womandla set, on Saturday,Read More →

After a weekend of incredible wins and iconic moments at the 24th annual South African Music awards, the country’s newest lite flavoured premium beer gave winners and nominees the opportunity to find their chill at an exclusive Lite Brunch Collective event hosted at the Cascades hotel in Sun City las weekend. As the South African Music Industry celebrated its biggest night of the year, the morning after was a perfect opportunity to treat the winners and guests to a brunch like no hosted by Flying Fish Chill Lite. This follows their popular Lite Brunch Collective series that has been hosted in different cities throughout theRead More →

Liz Ogumbo is an artist, fashion designer, recording and performing artist, radio host and radio and TV producer whose multi-faceted talents have earned her a place amongst Africa’s most admired creatives. Currently based in Johannesburg, Ogumbo was born in Kenya and named for her great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Loye, a talented singer and performer. Growing up in a musical family and community helped shaped Ogumbo’s early creativity, but she credits her father for nurturing the heritage that plays a consistently important role in her creative life. In particular, her father taught Ogumbo the Luo songs that surface as a strong element of her current musical output whileRead More →

Soweto-born Christian musician Collen Maluleke will be recording a live DVD for his new album; GRATEFUL,  at the House of Treasurers Ministries in Johannesburg.  In finding out more about our Tsonga brother, we chatted to Maluleke so he tells us about his music journey.   Q: Tell us about your childhood memories. A: Growing up in Soweto was very normal for me it taught me how to live with other people hence I’m multilingual.   Q: Do you recall any interesting stories of your childhood that you think are worth telling? A: I used to get into many fights because I hated being bullied orRead More →