IFani Announces The Release of His 1st Album

iFani Announces The Release Of ‘i believes in me [1st Quadrant]’ For 29 April 2013;Hip-Hop Futurist Set To Break New Musical Ground With His Debut Album

Xhosa hip-hop artist iFani will release his debut album ‘i believes in me [1st Quadrant]’ through Sony Music Africa on 29 April 2013. 

Pronounced “ Ayifani “ or “ eye-Funny” meaning “it’s not the same” in isiXhosa, iFani is best known for his independently released singles ‘Ewe’ & ‘See-Live,’ his major label follow up ‘Shake’ and most recently the hit ‘chocolate AND vanilla’ ft Blaksuga.

The album, recorded at Nyhan-Nyhan Studios in Jo’burg, constructed & recorded with a range of producers and songwriters (Bongani Fassie, SideEffex, St. Bosseratti, 37 MPH, Sixfo, THX, D-Slim, AirDee), features iFani collaborating with a number of different artists that include Blaksuga, Nomsa & Bongz. 

Despite these powerful collaborations, it is however iFani himself who holds the album together: conceptualising and delivering his music in isiXhosa, he has been labelled a ‘cultural futurist’ by virtue of blending his mother tongue with eclectic electronic beats.

Educated as an engineer at the University of Cape Town [BSc (Computer Engineering) & BSc (Hons) (Computer Science) ], iFani has focused his considerable academic skills toward engineering new music via a strong creative vision he has for his art form, and says: “I grew up loving art more than music. As a result every song I do begins with a drawing/sketch or a picture. Then I use rhythm, words and flow to reproduce that image. It’s a detailed process and soon you’ll get to see how I do this.”

New single ‘chocolate AND vanilla’ Video is now live on Youtube:


‘See Live’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7a-koZVjus 

JERSEY BOYS Opens at THE TEATRO on 3 April

The words of the popular Four Seasons song “I’m working my way back to you” ring true as the all-South African, 19 member Jersey Boys cast and 10-piece band were last seen performing for eleven-weeks in Singapore, where the show received critical acclaim, rave reviews and standing ovations. The cast is waiting to sing their way into the hearts of local audiences when this multi-award winning worldwide smash hit musical makes its South African premiere at the Teatro at Montecasino on 3 April. Thereafter the show moves to Artscape, Cape Town from 19 June.

JERSEY BOYS SHOW INFORMATION:
J O H A N N E S B U R G
VENUE: Teatro at Montecasino
DATES: From Wednesday, 03 April 2013 to 28 April 2013

SHOW TIMES:
•No Monday performances.  
•Weekdays: Tuesdays  – Fridays 20h00
•Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 15h00, 18h00

PRICES:
•Tuesdays/Sunday Evenings: From R100 – R 350 inclusive Wednesday/Thursday/Fridays/Saturdays (matinee and evening) and Sunday matinee plus all extra matinees:  From R100 – R400 inclusive

FAMILY PACKAGES:
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 20h00 and Sundays 18h00, top price only :
•4 @ R 300 = R 1200
•5 @ R 300 = R 1500
•6 @ R300 = R 1800

BOOKINGS:
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit http://www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet

GROUP BOOKINGS:
Contact Computicket 0861 915 8000

STUDENTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Tuesdays 20h00 & Sundays 18h00 R 150.00 – subject to presentation of a valid student card/proof of senior citizen status.

Bookings only during office hours, Mondays to Fridays by calling The Teatro at Montecasino on 011 510 7472

GROUP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES:
Montecasino Hospitality & Corporate Events on (011) 3674250 or  montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Show is not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to strong authentic “profane Jersey language” and references to drugs and sexual situations.  

SISTA OF THE WEEK : Eda Rose

Eda Rose graduated from London Metropolitan University in North London, England, completing a Honors degree in Accounting and Finance . She returned to South Africa and Joined the Y-Academy and by March 2011 this young talent graduated the program and officially become the youngest recruit to co-host the ‘Flava In Da Mornin’ breakfast show with Mo’ Flava.

She also ventured into the movie industry. Her first acting role was on David Kau’s directorial debut “Taxi Ride” where she was casted as an Italian tourist, Antonella.

She received the Ikusasa Youth Award for “On Air Personality of The Year 2012”. She’s the founder of ER Collections : Italian handmade shoes with handmade Italian leather and certified Swarovski crystals available at various boutiques around the country.

Eda is a hard working young lady, definitely a good role model. Follow her on twitter @Edaroseofficial or like her facebook page Eda Rose

MTN SAMA 19 Nominees

The #MTNSAMA19 nominees were announced on Wednesday, 20 March in Newtown , Johannesburg. The nominees are:

Best Rock Album
•Arno Carstens : Atari Gala
•Desmond & The Tutus : MNUSIC
•Prime Circle : Evidence
•The Plastics : Pyramid
•Zebra & Giraffe : The Wisest Ones

Album of the Year
•Kelly Khumalo : The Past, The Present, The Future
•Khuli Chana : Lost in Time
•Maleh : Step Child
•Ntokozo Mbambo : Filled
•The Muffinz : Have you Heard?

Duo or Group of the Year
•BlackByrd : Strong
•Desmond & The Tutus : MNUSIC
•DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota : Dinaledi
•Freshlyground : Take Me to the Dance
•The Muffinz : Have you Heard?

Female Artist of the Year
•ChianoSky : Hungry
•Kelly Khumalo : The Past, The Present, The Future
•Lulu Dikana : This is the Life
•Maleh : Step Child
•Ntokozo Mbambo : Filled

Male Artist of the Year
•Arno Carstens : Atari Gala
•Elvis Blue : Journey
•Khuli Chana : Lost in Time
•ProVerb : Fourthwrite
•Reason : Audio3D

Newcomer of the Year
•Bongeziwe Mabandla : Umlilo
•Khaya : For You
•Tailor : The Dark Horse
•The Muffinz : Have you Heard?
•Toya Delazy : Due Drop Deluxe

Best Pop Album
•ChianoSky : Hungry
•Kurt Darren : In Jou Oë
•Lloyd Cele : No Limits
•Snotkop: Oppas
•Toya Delazy : Due Drop Deluxe

Best Adult Contemporary Album
•BlackByrd : Strong
•Elvis Blue : Journey
•Freshlyground : Take Me to the Dance
•Lira : The Captured Tour Concert Film
•Nianell : My Heart

Best Kontemporêre Musiek
•Bobby Van Jaarsveld : Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
•Jay & Lianie : Bonnie En Clyde
•Juanita du Plessis : Jy Voltooi My
•Romanz : Hou Vas
•Theuns Jordaan : Roeper

Best African Adult Album
•Bongeziwe Mabandla : Umlilo
•Cama Gwini : Re-Birth
•Kelly Khumalo : The Past, The Present, The Future
•Maleh : Step Child
•Nomfusi : Take Me Home

Best Alternative Album
•Bittereinder : Die Dinkdansmasjien
•Fetish : Little Heart
•iScream & The Chocolate Stix : The Paradox
•Tailor : The Dark Horse
•Yoav : Blood Vine

Best R&B / Soul / Reggae Album
•Kabomo : Memory Remains
•Khaya : For You
•Lulu Dikana : This is the Life
•The Muffinz : Have you Heard?
•Zaki Ibrahim : Every Opposite

Best Rap Album
•Khuli Chana : Lost in Time
•Last Days Fam : Eternal Effect
•PRO : Continua
•ProVerb: Fourthwrite
•Reason : Audio3D

Best Kwaito Album
•Bhar : Morning Bang
•Kabelo : Immortal Vol. 2
•L’Vovo Derrango : The Headmaster
•Professor : The Orientation
•Teddybears : Teddybears

Best Dance Album
•Black Coffee : Africa Rising
•DJ Pepsi : Royal House Collection Vol. 2
•DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota : Dinaledi
•Oskido : I Believe
•Pascal & Pearce : Passport 2.0

Best Traditional Faith Music Album
•Hlengiwe Mhlaba : Abba Baba
•Rebecca : Live in Concert
•Thulile Mbili : My Home-Heaven Spirit Of Praise Vol. 4
•Winnie Mashaba :Bophelo Ke Leeto

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
•Jonathan Butler : Grace and Mercy
•Retief Burger, Helmut Meijer, Neil Büchner, Louis Britz : In Verwondering
•Loyiso : Love Complete
•Ntokozo Mbambo :Filled
•Retief Burger : Luidkeels Dieper

Best Traditional Album
•George Maluleke : Magolongwani
•Shabalala Rhythm : Please Call Me
•Soul Brothers : Siphithiphithi
•Dr. Thomas Chauke – Na Shinyori Sisters : Shimatsatsa No. 31
•Zozo & Sangere Superbeat : Mabindu Vol 14

Best Maskandi Album
•Ichwane Lebhaca : Inkunzi Yomthakathi
•Imithente : Vuka Mathambo
•Ntombethongo : Thokozile
•Phuzekhemisi : Bayede Zulu
•Zero Khumalo : O Sugar Daddy

Best Jazz Album
•Herbie Tsoaeli : African Time
•Kyle Shepherd : South African History !X
•Lindiwe Maxolo : Time
•Steve Dyer :Ubuntu Music
•Tutu Puoane :Breathe

Best Classic & Instrumental Album
•Maria du Toit & Nina Schumann : Luminous Shade
•CH2 : CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the UP Symphony Orchestra
•Derek Gripper : One Night On Earth
•Guy Buttery : To Disappear In Place
•Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery : In The Shade of the Wild Fig

Best Live DVD
•Black Coffee : Africa Rising
•Lira : The Captured Tour Concert Film
•The Parlotones : Dragonflies and Astronauts
•Huisgenoot Skouspel : Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012
•Zahara : The Beginning LIVE

Best Collaboration
•Lloyd Cele Feat. Fresh, Euphonik & Slikour : Louder!
•Riot Feat. Zahara : Thetha Nami
•Shabalala Rhythm Feat. Oliver Mtukudzi and DJ Tira : Please Call Me
•V.Underground Feat. Mishka : Gelo Wandi
•Zahara Feat. Leroy Bell & Soweto Gospel Choir : Hold On (Bambelela)

Best Music Video of the Year
•Benza : AKA – Jealousy
•Salomon Ligthelm : Gangs Of Ballet -Hello Sweet World
•Warwick Allan : Prime Circle – Evidence
•Jolyon Ellis : Spoonfeedas -Attack Of The Hadedas
•Claudio Pavan : The Parlotones -Honey Spiders

Best Producer
•Mark Beling : BlackByrd – Strong
•Crighton Goodwill : ChianoSky – Hungry
•Theo Crous : Prime Circle – Evidence
•Theo Crous : The Parlotones – Journey Through The Shadows
•Jax Panik : Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Best Engineer
•Christopher Tuck : Macstanley – Lucid Alive And Dreaming
•Mark Beling : BlackByrd – Strong
•Crighton Goodwill : ChianoSky -Hungry
•Jake Odendaal : Joe Niemand – Night of Light Die Beste Van Joe Niemand
•Marius Marais : Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Remix of the Year
•Zynne Sibika : DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Istokvel
•Chris Sen : RJ Benjamin – 2012 Change The World
•DJ Kent : Theo Kgosinkwe – Thinking About You Ft. Zonke – DJ Kent Remix
•Pascal & Pearce : Toya Delazy -Heart – Pascal & Pearce Remix
•ClassyMenace : Toya Delazy- Pump It On – Classy Menace Remix

MTN Record of the Year:
•B.O.P : Wa Muhle
•Black Motion : Father To Be
•ChianoSky : Walking Away
•DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota : Stokvel
•DJ Zinhle : My Name Is
•Donald : I Deserve
•Elvis Blue : Lifeline
•HHP : Bosso
•Kabomo : Colour of You
•Khaya : Move
•LiquiDeep : Still
•Lloyd Cele : Hero
•MiCasa : Heavenly Sent
•Oskido : Tsa Mandebele
•Riot : Thetha Nami
•Sfiso Ncwane : Kulungile Baba
•Teargas : Wake Up
•Toya Delazy : Love Is In The Air
•Zahara : Umthwalo
•Zonke : Feelings

The MTN Record of the Year category is the only category in the MTN SAMAs where the winner is decided by the public through SMS votes. The public are given a list of 20 nominees comprising of artists, duos or groups that dominated the airwaves in 2012, which is based on the number of times a track was played across South African radio stations.
•SMS voting lines opened on 20 March at 13h00 and close on the 9th May at 20h00. The final five (5) nominees will then be determined and voting lines will re-open on the 10th May at 08h00 and the winner will be announced during the live broadcast of the MTN SAMA 19 Awards on SABC 1 after an audit process on the 11th May.

The #MTNSAMA19 are on the 10 & 11 May 2012 at Sun City sponsored by Amstel.

Congratulations to these nominees!