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Brent Faiyaz 

  • His real name is Christoper Brent Wood
  • Rose to fame after being featured on the GoldLink single ‘’Crew’’ alongside Shy Glizzy in 2016, which earned him a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
  • He is head of the label Lost Kids LLC
  • His zodiac sign is Virgo
  • He gets a lot of his inspiration from the movies that he watches, such as Quentin Tarantino films 



  • Although he goes by the stage name ‘’Future’’, his real name is actually Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn 
  • His stage name came to life when the members of the hip-hop musical collective, The Dungeon Family referred to him as ‘’The Future’’
  • The American rapper legally changed his last name to Cash
  • He wrote the hook for Ludacris’ ‘’Blueberry Yum Yum’’
  • The rapper says that he has always had a love for spoken word 


Fivio Foreign 

  • Although he is known by his stage name ‘Fivio Foreign’, his real name is actually Maxie Lee Ryles III 
  • Fivio Foreign rose to prominence after releasing his single ‘Big Drip’ which birthed a remix with rappers Quavo and Lil Baby 
  • He first began his rap career using the stage name ‘Lite Fivio’
  • In May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fivio founded a foundation that is aimed at helping at-risk youth 
  • Fivio believes in astrology, and he believes in feeling the energy that an individual brings to the room 


Chris Brown 

  • Chris Brown was discovered in a gas station at the age of 13, when a production team came across his vocals 
  • He was offered a recording contract by L.A Reid’s Def Jam, but rejected the offer and chose to work with Jive Records instead 
  • Not only is Breezy a singer, songwriter and dancer, but he is also an actor. Some movies that he has acted in include This Christmas and Stomp The Yard
  • He was one of the Executive Producers for the movie ‘Takers’ which he also acted in 
  • Breezy learned how to dance by watching Michael Jackson videos on Tv 



  • His real name is Chukwuka Ekweani 
  • He is the first African artist to chart three songs on the daily Spotify global chart 
  • He is signed to Warner Music Africa and Atlantic Records 
  • The Nigerian artist rose to fame after his single ‘Love Nwantiti’ went viral on Tiktok 
  • He has been making music since his childhood and started developing his career in 2018 


Quavo & Takeoff 

  • Quavo’s real name is Quavious Marshall, and Takeoff’s real name is Kirshnik Ball
  • Takeoff is Quavo’s nephew
  • Quavo and Takeoff initially started making beats and rhyming in the seventh grade 
  • Before becoming a rapper, Quavo was once a starting quarterback for the Berkmar High School Patriots in Lilburn 
  • Since childhood, they have been influenced by music legends such as Outkast, Lil Wayne and Master P 


Cardi B 

  • Although she is famously known by her stage name Cardi B, her real name is Belcalis Almanzar
  • She is of Trinidadian and Dominican descent 
  • Her parents named her Bacardi
  • Cardi B first stepped into the spotlight when she appeared in the reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop’ 
  • She is the second female artist to ever top Billboard Top 100 


Burna Boy 

  • He is a Nigerian dancehall/reggae singer and songwriter
  • Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, famously known by his stage name Burna Boy, rose to fame in 2012 after releasing ‘’Like To Party’’, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E 
  • He was born on the 2nd of July 1991, making him a Gemini 
  • He obtained a degree in Media Technology from the University of Sussex 
  • He is an open advocate for the EndSARS movement 


Jack Harlow 


  • He is a three-time Grammy nominee 


  • He was introduced to rap through his mother’s love for Eminem 
  • One of Jack’s earliest childhood memories is his mom taking him to buy Kanye West’s ‘Late Registration’ 
  • He had already started writing raps at the age of 12 
  • He has French and Irish origins 



  • Shekhinah was in the Top 32 of M-Net’s Season 7 of SA Idols in 2011, and among the Top 6 of Season 8 of SA Idols in 2012
  • She was adopted and raised by the Donell family 
  • Shekhinah is believed to be the most famous singer to come from Idols SA as she is recognised internationally
  • Shekhinah’s ‘Suited’ video reached 14 million views on Youtube
  • She is one of the very few South African artists who have opened for International sensation John Legend 


Black Sheriff 


  • Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku, professionally known as Black Sherif, was born in Konongo, Ghana 


  • He was named Artist of the Year at the 2021 edition of the Emerging Music Awards 
  • He is the first Ghanaian to reach Number 1 on the Nigerian charts 
  • He is often called Blacko by his fans 
  • He took a gap year after completing high school to understand music better 


Coco Jones 

  • American singer and actress, Coco Jones, rose to fame when starring in the Disney Channel film ‘Let It Shine’
  • Her real name is Courtney Jones 
  • She has 441k monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • Coco’s dad, Mike Jones, is a defensive end who played nine seasons in the National Football League for four different teams 
  • She won the 2013 Radio Disney Music Award for ‘Funniest Celebrity Take’


Costa Titch 

  • Although he is famously known as Costa Titch, his real name is actually Costa Tsobanoglou
  • He is a South African rapper and songwriter born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 
  • His breakout single ‘Nkalakatha’ ft Riky Rick and AKA had more than 900k views on Youtube in just six months 
  • Costa has 417.9k monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • He has a joined album with South African rapper AKA, titled ‘’You’re Welcome’’ 


Youngboy NBA 

  • His birth name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden 
  • His stage name stands for ‘Never Broke Again’
  • He was signed to Atlantic Records in 2017 
  • He dropped out of school in the eighth grade
  • He shares a child with Floyd Mayweather’s daughter, Iyanna Mayweather 



  • His real name is Ntokozo Mdluli
  • He formed the group South African legendary hip-hop group ‘Teargas’ 
  • He attended the Vaal University of Technology, where he graduated with a Public Relations (PR) Management National Diploma 
  • He dropped his debut solo album in 2014, titled ‘ Skhanda Republic’ 
  • His second album, ‘Skhanda Republic 2’ was released in 2017 in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Africa


9umba & Toss 

  • 9umba & Toss are renowned South African rappers, singers and record producers 
  • They have worked with the likes of Lady Du, Sir Trill and Young Stunna 
  • They have been struggling to break into the music industry for years 
  • They consider themselves to be family 
  • Their latest song received Mzansi’s undivided attention after a video of Toss doing the now famous uMlando challenge went viral 

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