We find ourselves in an era where there is a lot of experimental music coming from the new breed of artists who are young, gifted and very bold.

Fearless in their pursuit of music, they do not shy away from trying out new things and thanks to this class, music genres have gotten very spicy and the lines that categorize these genres keep blurring out. Listen/stream

K.Junior takes on this mantle very well. As a Highlife musician, his goal is to take this genre which originated in Ghana in the 19th century to the world.
Joining the likes of Ebo Taylor, Osibisa and Pat Thomas, he has a master plan to attain this. Simple yet complex, he plans to achieve this feat by fusing Highlife music with more prominent and trending genres. 
For his first attempt, he jumps on Amapiano, a sub-genre of House music that emerged in South Africa in 2016 and is growing into one of the biggest genres making rounds with 80% of its listeners residing outside of South Africa.
K.Junior tackles this very well by seamlessly merging the two genres (Amapiano and Highlife) on his latest single ‘Mansa’ and earning him the title of Pioneer of this fusion of Amapiano and Highlife with excitement to see other artists/producers join in. 
‘Mansa’ starts with a Ghanaian traditional percussion pattern known to Kpanlogo that will get you bopping your head right from the moment you hit play.

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This is followed by a smooth piano melody and consistent synth which are key elements in Amapiano. Then comes the chorus, singing in the style of a Ghanaian traditional choir with all vocals harmonized beautifully. Somewhere along the line comes the jazzy saxophone which will blow you away.
The merger of these two genres is a mission that has been perfectly executed and K.Junior brought his own Ghanaian homegrown flavor to the well-received Amapiano.
By all the standards, the production of this song is top-notch and very well crafted.
The lyrics are easy to grasp and sing along and the rhythm and melody will definitely get you busting some dance moves wherever you find yourself. K.Junior deserves his flowers for the production and performance of this masterpiece.
We know you will enjoy ‘Mansa’ as much as we did and smacking it on replay will be inevitable.
The never-ending Jollof Wars is coming to South Africa for the first time ever in history. South Africa will play a key role in being host to the first-ever Jollof Rice Competition between Ghanaians and Nigerians in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Karibu Wote African restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa is going to be the venue where yet another attempt is made to resolve the healthiest and fun food rivalry between Ghanaians and Nigerians.

According to Adetunji Omotola — the curator of this event — in an interview from his base in South Africa with TheAfricanDream.net, participating chefs have been drawn from Johannesburg, Yeovil, Pretoria and Sandton, Johannssburg.

He encouraged all to support the event on all social media platforms by adding the Jollof Wars South Africa when they make posts and follow the event on Twitter with its official handle @JollofWars_SA.

One of the chefs who is a Ghanaian is also a corporate employee and a mother of four who promises to throw down a real soul food Ghana-Jollof to spice up this premier event,” said Mr. Omotola.

The competition will be judged by a combination of South Africans, Nigerians and Ghanaians at the quintessential Karibu Wote which is owned by Lauretta Muinda who happens to be a Congolese.

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Naija no day carry last” said a Nigerian who is based in South African that told TheAfricanDream.net that “We all know that here in South Africa, the best jollof rice makers are Nigerians, but let me not talk too much, just remember this when the final result is announced.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 12 noon and run till 4PM South African Time (SAT).

It will be attended by Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa and other dignitaries according to Mr. Omotola who also confirmed that it’s being held in fun and cultural display to foster multicultural healthy relationships with all the countries involved and have giveaways and other scheduled surprises,

including great networking opportunities for those who will be supporting and attending from respective nations.

For further information about this first ever event which has TheAfricanDream.net as media partner kindly contact Maleshane Makhale via email with maleshanem@outlook.com to discover how you can be a sponsor, vendor or partner.

Let the culinary war begin, all over again.

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Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, the most celebrated traditional leader of South Africa’s largest tribe, Zulu has passed on.

‘When an Elder dies, a library burns to the ground’~ African Proverb

The king who stood for social justice, since apartheid era in the country and served as the major voice between the Zulu ethnic group and the government of South Africa for national unity, died at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central hospital in Durban, South Africa.

 

The spokesperson said, the sad incident happened on Friday March 12, 2021 at the central hospital where he was receiving treatment for diabetes.

However, his statement did not give details of the exact cause of King Zwelithini’s death. He was 72 years.

 

Upon hearing the heart-breaking news, the citizens of the country especially, people of the Zulu tribe with sincere heart, have expressed their condolences to the bereaved family and the entire Zulu clan for their loss.

President of the land, President Cyril Ramaphosa also paid his tribute and on behalf South African state officials as well as the entire nation for losing such a charismatic son and leader of the land who played significant roles in the social development of South Africa.

 

Nothing has been discussed about his funeral arrangement yet despite, the citizens’ plea on social media to adjust a little with the coronavirus protocols to observe a well-deserved burial from the state for His Majesty, Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu.

Born on July 14 1948, King Zwelithini inherited the Zulu throne in 1968 after the death of his father, Cyprian Bhekuzulu who was then the reigning King of the Zulu tribe from 1948 until his demise in 1968.

Officially, King Zwelithini was sworn in on December 3, 1971 as the eighth monarch of the Zulu Kingdom. He gained an in-depth knowledge in traditional ruling at the Bekezulu College of Chiefs and subsequently home-schooled at the Khethomthandayo royal palace.

 

As an influential leader, he led the Zulu Kingdom, in resisting invasion of the territory by British soldiers in the 1800s. He also remained the voice of peace for South Africans during violent political transitions between 1980’s and 90’s.

For over 50years of powerful ruling and the only longest serving King of the ethnic group, King Zwelithini will be greatly remembered for what he stood for particularly, the highly impact he made in the social, political, economic and cultural identity of the land of his birth.

 

Fare thee well, King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu.

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INSIDE THE NEW VILLA IN SOUTH AFRICA, HOUSEMATES AND WHAT FANS ARE PREDICTING

 

 

The most anticipated British dating reality show “love island series” is back with it first ever winter series which began filming on 12 January 2020.

Love island will have fans seeing a whole new villa and new batch of spicy singletons. The ITV2 reality show is all set to move to a new lavish villa in Cape Town South Africa.

In a radio interview with the producers of the reality show, the new villa is the best among the usual Casa Amor and Mallorca villas.

It’s a three-storey building, more spacious with different floors and sections set for shocks and surprises.

There’s also three different entrances into the lawn to make arrivals.

He further explained that the plan is intended to make the series more explosive than ever before.

Islanders can also have more private moment with each other without the cameras.

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The new Cape Town villa which was created in more than two months, has been decorated with 80 cameras and now has more beds for the contestants and not leaving out new dressing rooms for the boys.

The sixth series of Love Island has got twelve new contestants who are wishing to find love.

They include: Leanne Amaning paired with Michael Boateng,

Siannise Fudge paired with Nas Majeed,

Shaughma Phillips paired with Callum Jones, Sophie is paired with Connor Durman, Paige Turley is connected to Ollie Williams and the only single twins known as Eve and Jess Gale.

This season, has Laura Whitmore replacing Caroline Flack as the presenter and Lain Stirling the narrator.

Fans started predicting after the first show on Sunday that, it’s likely only one of the twins will stay in the house since they were not captured in their photoshoot.

Also, they speculated that since the girls are more than the boys, the twins look like they are ready to bring some serious drama.

 So, far speculations are more focused on the twins, Leanne Amaning, Michael Boateng  and Shaughma but more exciting predictions are yet to be made as the show continues.

We are rooting for Leanne Amaning, Michael Boateng  and Shaughma.

Who are you rooting for? Drop your comments

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Twitter and Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is set to me Moving To Africa For At Least 3 Months In 2020.

Jack Dorsey took to his Twitter page to announce his African trip…

 

 

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Jack Dorsey recently returned from Africa where he visited Ghana, where he attended bitcoin meet ups Ghana and visited few sites as well meeting business entrepreneurs.

Some of the other African Countries that he visited included Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday to Peter and Paul Okoye! Join us in wishing the sensational R&B duo an amazing day!

Born November 1981 in Jos, Nigeria, Peter and Paul Okoye  aka “P-Square” are Africa’s biggest singing duo.

The identical twins brothers started as far back as in secondary school mimicking songs by Michael Jackson in their school musical and drama group.

 

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They have unique music to their credit including mega hits like “e no easy”  “busy body” etc.

Sensational R&B duo, Peter and Paul Okoye have been championing African music across the globe for many years.

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Renowned for their energetic stage performances, breathtaking choreography and simply good music, London awaits the timeless hits from the twin brothers who have worked with the likes of Akon, T.I and Rick Ross.

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Their last song ‘Nobody Ugly’ hit 1 millions views with a week on Youtube

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With countless nominations and numerous awards including channel O music video awards, MTV Africa awards “best group” category among others, They have really made Africa proud!

Join African celebs in wishing this talented R&B duo all the best, we hope the alleged break-up is just rumours! We love seeing them perform together!

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What is your favourite Peter and Paul Okoye square songs?

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Ghana will soon witness the first edition of ‘Family Feud!

Family Feud is a well liked international show, where 2 families contest against each other. The winning family will depend on if they got all the answers correct and also if a top answer.

New Media Journey Ghana (NMJGH) is now in search of

‘Friends/family or acquaintances to participate in ‘Family Feud’ that will soon be aired in Ghana. They will be will be flown to shoot in South Africa!

To participate, you must be over 18 years and also a valid passport holder

The winning family will be $4000 richer

 

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Closing Date 14th November 2019.

Find information on Flyer and act accordingly or contact nmjghana for more info

If you want to find out more about this FUN Show before entering, check out a random clips below

 

 

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England vs South Africa

Congratulations to the South Africa Rugby Team for winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup! What a historic day! 

South Africa’s first ever black captain Siya Kolisi thanked the world and expressed gratitude for the immerse support everyone has shown.

Siya Kolisi said that that despite the many challenges that they have, the people of South Africa Supported them.

He also said that the despite the issues in South Africa their win today proves that when people unite together they can achieve greatness

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He added that their team came from different backgrounds and different races, but had one goal, to achieve what they good result. 

Lots of congrats pouring in for the South African Rugby Team. 

 

 

 Photo Credit: Siya Kolisi

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England vs South Africa: Final score: England 12 — South Africa 32!

African Celebrity Woman Of The Day Is Motsi Mabuse!

Some families have talent running in blood. When it comes to dancing in South Africa, the Mabusa family has the lead. The three lovely siblings have each achieved great success in their respective dance fields.

Not only that but they also represented the country either in international contests or Tv shows in Germany and the UK.

The are Motsi Mabuse, Otile Mabuse and Phemelo Mabuse

Phemelo Mabuse Motsi Mabuse and Otile Mabuse : Photo Credit: Motsi Mabuse (Instagram)

 

Motsi Mabuse was born in April 1981 in Mankwe, South Africa. She moved to Pretoria with her family at the age of five. This was before her sister Otile was born.

 

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Although her family was expecting her to become a lawyer while studying at the University of Pretoria, she starts taking dance classes and eventually changed her major to dancing.

In 1998, she ran for her first national championship experience. She then appeared in several competitions including the British Open Championships in Blackpool in 2003, where she met her romantic partner Timo Kulzcak.

 

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In 2007, she rose to further fame with the RTL dance show called Let’s Dance. After competing in the second and the third seasons, she became a judge in 2011.

Another milestone in her career was the German Latin Dance that she was preparing for years. Partnering up with Ukrainian dancer Evgenij Voznyuk, she won the contest in 2013.

The year also saw her divorce from Kulzcak and the launch of her book about her life in Germany. She began a relationship with Voznyuk in 2015 and married to him 2 years later.

 

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Motsi Mabuse is now a judge on BBC Strictly in UK…

 

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African Celebrity Man Of The DAY Is David Kibuuka – Writer On The Daily show

David Kibuuka was born in Uganda on 22 August 1980. He relocated to Krugersdorp, South Africa with his family at a young age to escape the dictatorship of Idi Amin in Uganda.

He attended the University of Witwatersrand and graduated with an Honours degree in finance. However, he always had a particular interest in improvised comedy and acting.

After graduation, he joined a contest held by 5FM called Freshest Five that was searching for the new comedy talents.

As the winner of the contest, he earned the right to work with local comedians such as Kagiso Lediga, John Vlismas and David Kau.

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His appearance in the King – Size Comedy Festival attracted the attention of comedians like Barry Hilton and John Vlismas, who invited him on their upcoming tours.

Consequently, he started to appear as the opening comedian for their shows such as the Blacks Only Comedy Show hosted at Sandton Convention Centre.

His TV debut was in 2004 with the SABC 1 comedy show called Pure Monate Show. He was one of the lead actors during the first two seasons. His acting skills were praised and he quickly became one of the favourite performers of the show.

He started attracting more attention world-wide starting in 2006. His first international appearance was in 2006 when he performed on stage during the Heavyweight Comedy Jam in London.

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In 2008, he appeared on stage with his opening show when the famous Australian comedian Carl Barron visited South Africa during his world tour.

This was Kibuuka’s first opening alongside a world-famous comedian.

Thanks to his early accomplishments in the 2000s, he was much more active during the 2010s.

Having established a reputation in South Africa, he got various offers to be a regular performer in Johannesburg, and performed regularly at venues like Parkers, Comedy Underground and Tanz Café.

In the meantime, he shared the stage with Trevor Noah, which enhanced his reputation further.

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In the early 2010s, he wrote, directed and played in two commercials.

The first one was for Cell-C’s campaign for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, while the other one was a parody of the Die Antwoord song Fatty Boom Boom that he co-wrote along with Kagiso Legida.

He organized his very first one man show called “David Wasn’t Built In A Day” in 2011.

The content and Kibuuka’s performance received critical acclaim and earned Kibuuka the Standard Bank Ovation Award during the National Arts Festival held in Grahamstown.

Following the success of his solo show, he toured in Africa and gave several performances in 2013. That same year, he hosted Stand Up in Africa.

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His acting skills extended beyond stand-up shows, as he wrote scripts for many comedy shows. The most famous one was the movie “Bunny Chow”, in which he also played as the lead actor.

The movie became a commercial box-office success and received awards at international film festivals in Los Angeles, Toronto, Melbourne and Cape Town.

In 2015, it was reported that he joined the Daily Show as a staff writer alongside Trevor Noah.

Kibuuka’s unique sense of humour has always received positive response from authorities.

As the saying goes ‘laughter is the best medicine’ Thanks to David Kibuuka and his team millions of people around the world are healed through laughter!

 

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