‘A YOUNG ENTREPRENUER’ FROM CONQUERING THE SKIES TO BUSINESS ON THE GROUND WITH NIGEL SIKALA

17th June 2021 BY Kevin Mwenye

Young people are making waves in Africa and as young as we are at Checkoutafrica it is always intriguing catching up with the ones setting trends and pacemaking. We caught up with Nigel Sakala, a 25-year-old Zimbabwean pilot-turned-businessman who is making waves in logistics and cyber-security, based in South Africa. Nigel at his young age has hit the ground running…

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By Xavier; A man of many talents

6th April 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Internationally acclaimed, sought-after South African photographer, Xavier Saer is a man of many talents who rediscovered his passion for music during the first lockdown. This passion resulted in two radio single releases which got him noticed and signed to Tiësto’s record label, “Black Hole Recordings”, one of the world’s leading Dance Music Labels. Most people know him as a photographer…

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Mthandazo Gatya; A true believer in his craft

24th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

When Mthandazo Gatya found out his debut single, Senzeni featuring DJ Manzo SA and Comado had reached platinum; the musician first thanked his fans and promised to continue making them proud by releasing more hits. True to his word, Mthandazo released his EP last month, folding catchy lyricism across its six tracks, Umonde is a taste of the talents of a budding house vocalist…

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Brandon Dhludhlu and his single Uhambe

23rd March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

After coming 3rd on Idols Brandon Dhludhlu’s Uhambe Short Story is one about assuring his girl that he has no intention of letting her go. He expresses how different he is from her ex who let her go. So she needs to get about him and anyone else who doubts their Love. I am telling you guys, South Africans are…

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Mr music; SA Idols runner up

23rd March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

We all know how much I love Afro soul, out of all genres it is my favourite. Everyday I fall in love with new songs and my wedding playlist literally grows by the hour! Mr music is SA idols runner up and his single ngikhethe kahle is surely one that will make you fall in love!  What made you apply…

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STEP DADDY; An Underrated King

19th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Hailing from Gugulethu, Cape Town and containing a hunger to conquer the world, Hip Hop/Afro Pop rapper and musician Stepdaddy has emerged as one of the most exciting Hip Hop talents over the turn of the new decade. His “IT” factor quickly caught the attention of one of Africa’s leading music marketing agencies and label, the Vth Season, who signed…

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Urban Village; A legacy in the making

18th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Soweto based 4-piece band, Urban Village, have released a new EP, UBABA, their debut for Parisian label Nø Førmat! (home to Oumou Sangaré, Blick Bassy & Mélissa Laveaux). Marrying the day-to-day experiences of black South Africans with ebullient elements from traditional Zulu music, Urban Village is the alias of four experimental musicians all born and raised in the township of Soweto…

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COURTNAE PAUL; My career goals

16th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Internationally recognized DJ, B-girl, and choreographer, Courtnaé Paul’s, GOT NEXT with the release of her debut singles in the form of a 3-track debut EP. This woman is the embodiment of hard work and discipline, she really shows that with determination and drive, you can do anything and everything in life, you just have to want to work for it! The entertainment…

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Benny Afroe says Fxck genre

16th March 2021 BY Ivis Ngwenya

Benny Afroe – a young, fresh, musically trained, exceptional African talent on the cusp of taking on the global music scene. Creating waves on the street with his dress sense and music, this guy has it all! His sound is a blend of everything we love here at COA; Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, and Trap Soul with a hint of…

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