Shangazine had a chance to meet up with rapper MC Bloq to talk to him about his love for one of the most unrecognized music genres in South Africa, Tsonga Rap. Watch and listen to MC Bloq tell us more about himself and what this music means to him.   RELATED: Lesson is a Xitsonga Music Awards 2019 Nominee RELATED: Leo Bee’s Tsonga Bars Over EverythingRead More →

It’s only less than a month since Benny Mayengani made history by filling up Giyani stadium to its capacity, now he has added two LIMAs on his collection of awards. On 15 September 2018, the Limpopo Music Awards took place at Meropa Casino in Polokwane. This is an annual event that seeks to promote and support musicians in the Limpopo province. Like all other music awards, LIMAs were sensational and filled with diversity that the province has to offer. Mayengani copped the Best male Artist for “Tintoma” album and Best Xitsonga Hit for “Tintoma.’’  Apart from losing out on the Song of the Year toRead More →

Before we even get into it, please allow us to just put it to you that we are no music experts so we are not reviewing any songs. We just want to talk about the songs that cause so much havoc whenever the beat drops. These are songs that also drive us into making the circle bigger. Swani Fanela – Benny Mayengani Meaning: It Suits Me Genre: Traditional Song Mayengani sings about what he’s been blessed with so far. We hear him mention his newly found lover, the ability to have travelled the world and his success as a music artist despite the ‘hate’ he’sRead 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 →

Hailing from a small village outside Malamulele in Limpopo, Bongani Mbhiza popularly known as Leo Bee is an Emcee whose passion is to throw bars after bars, BOE! In a quest to find out more about his upcoming album; Barcoded Expression, Shangazine asked Leo for a quick chat! Q: WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE FOR RAP COME FROM? A: It all started when I was young, I was always fascinated by a lot of songs especially in terms of how the language is used in the songs. Things such as figure of speech, rhymes, punchlines and poetic flow always caught my attention and when I finallyRead More →