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  • Fakaloice’s real name is Phumlane Zondo 
  • Fakaloice is a rapper, songwriter, and producer
  • Fakaloice has worked with South African music stars such as Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick
  • Fakaloice has 12k monthly listeners on Spotify 
  • Fakaloice started his music career in 2014



  • Although he is famously known as K.O, his real name is Ntokozo Mdluli
  • K.O started rapping at a young age, and while he was in high school, he participated in different cyphers 
  • He began his career as a member of Teargas, a South African hip-hop group 
  • K.O’s fans also refer to him as Mr Cashtime and Skhanda Gawd 
  • K.O attended Vaal University of Technology where he studied for a national diploma in public relations management.




  • Jaylah Ji’mya Hickmon, known professionally as Doechii, is an American rapper
  • After releasing her debut EP, Oh the Places You’ll Go, Doechii rose to prominence with the viral success of her song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” on TikTok in 2021
  • Doechii says she wrote her first song when she was in the sixth grade 
  • Doechii is a huge fan of  Kanye West, Tyler, The Creator, Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, OutKast.
  • Doechii was included in XXL’s “2022 Freshman Class” 




  • Money Badoo’s real name is Jade Alves 
  • Money Badoo was announced as Apple Music’s Up Next artist for May 2022 in South Africa
  • In a pursuit to fulfil her love for education and social development, Money Badoo obtained an international online teaching certificate, which landed her a job where she taught English online.
  • Money Badoo wrote her first song at the age of 12 
  • Money Badoo’s music inspirations are Travis Scott, Rihanna, FKA Twigss and Doja Cat



  • Drake’s full name is Aubrey Drake Graham. He also has a few nicknames including Drizzy and Champagne Papi.
  • A Drake fan got his name tattooed across her forehead in capital letters
  • Although he is now most famous as a rapper, he was first known for his role in Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Drake dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting, but he went back to school in later life and graduated in 2012.
  • Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop





  • Fivio Foreign’s real name is Maxie Lee Ryles III


  • Fivio Foreign’s Zodiac sign is Aries
  • Fivio Foreign has the “Lafayette,” street name tattooed over his right eye
  • Fivio Foreign started rapping at the age of 21
  • Fivio Foreign’s breakthrough came in 2019 after he realized his single “Big Drip”, the song got a remix from Lil Baby and Quavo




  • North London UK Drill rapper Headie One’s real name is Irving Ampofo Adjei 


  • Headie One is of Ghanaian heritage.
  • Headie One was nominated for two BRIT Awards in 2021 
  • Headie One’s moniker derives from a childhood nickname due to his head’s resemblance to a 50p coin
  • Headie One first began rapping in his early teens, but only began focusing on it after his release from prison



  • Sihle Sithole, commonly known as Blxckie, is a South African rapper
  • Blxckie’s debut studio album B4Now certified gold in South Africa
  • One of Blxckie’s biggest music inspirations is Kendrick Lamar 
  • Blxckie started as a poet before he became a rapper 
  • Blxckie took home Best Rap Album at the 28th SAMAs in 2022




  • Lizzo formed a rap group at the age of 14
  • Lizzo was part of a marching band when she was in university
  • Lizzo played a performer in the British reality television series Made in Chelsea in 2014. 
  • Lizzo refers to herself as a ‘self-proclaimed nerd’
  • Lizzo loves to watch Anime, her favourite Anime series is Sailor Moon



  • Benny Blanco’s real name is Benjamin Joseph Levin
  • Benny Blanco and his older brother used to walk to a cassette tape store every afternoon, and discovering Nas at age 5 was what got him into music. 
  • Benny Blanco is very good friends with Lil Dicky, and appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on Lil Dicky’s show Dave.
  • If Benny Blanco wasn’t a musician, he would be a chef 
  • Benny Blanco is the recipient of the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.




  • Although his stage name famously knows him, Kizz Daniel’s real name is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
  • Kizz Daniel graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Kizz Daniel is the owner of the record label ‘Flyboi Inc’ 
  • Kizz Daniel writes all of his songs and collaborations himself 
  • Kizz Daniel’s favourite animation series to watch is South Park 



  • Bill Kahan Kapri, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper
  • Kodak Black was arrested for auto theft while in middle school
  • From the age of six, Kodak Black used the nickname “Black”. He also used the nickname “Lil’ Black”
  • Kodak Black gained initial recognition with his single “No Flockin”, released in 2014
  • Kodak Black’s  debut album, “Painting Pictures”, peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 



  • The Grammy Award-winning artist’s full name is Ciara Princess Wilson
  • Ciara debuted her first single ‘Goodies’ when she was just 18 years old 
  • She was named after one of her parent’s favourite scents, which was a vanilla and musk-infused fragrance from Revlon called “Ciara”
  • Ciara counts Michael Jackson and Destiny’s Child as her musical inspirations growing up 
  • Ciara graduated from Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia in 2003 and was signed by “LaFace Records” executive L.A. Reid




  • Blackpink consists of Jennie, Rose, Lisa and Jennie 
  • The Kpop group Blackpink first debuted in 2016 


  • Blackpink have broken loads of records in the short time they’ve been together. This includes the most viewed video in the first 24 hours, the most viewed live video, and 1 billion views for a song
  • In 2019, Blackpink were named the ‘Most Influential Celebrities’ by Forbes magazine
  • ‘Blink’ is  the name of the official fan club of Blackpink 



    • Chris Brown says that Michael Jackson was one of his biggest music inspirations


  • After Michael Jackson’s death, Chris Brown  performed ‘Man In The Mirror’ as a tribute to the late musical icon 


  • Chris Brown’s first number-one single was called Run It.
  • Chris Brown’s favourite game is Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
  • Chris Brown is the owner of 14 Burger King restaurants



  • The rapper’s stage name Tyga came from his childhood nickname Little Tiger Woods and stands for Thank You God Always.
  • Tyga recorded his first single at the age of 12 in his bedroom closet 
  • Tyga toured with Gym Class Heroes when he was still an undiscovered artist
  • Tyga is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent 
  • Tyga got his first tattoo when he was 14 years old

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