THE KID LAROI
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ has kept up it’s No. 1 position in Australia. The international hit, which currently rules the Billboard Hot 100 and Global charts, now sits outright third in the list of longest streaks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.
The Kid Laroi dropped Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun after just three months and is moving on to Adam Leber’s Rebel Management.
Next stop, Hollywood? Aussie rapper The Kid Laroi reveals he wants to film his own Entourage-style TV show.
Justin Bieber is bilingual, he can speak both French and English. This is not a surprise since he is originally from Ontario, a French-Canadian province.
In addition to Usher, Bieber’s biggest musical influences are Justin Timberlake, Craig David, Chris Brown, and Ne-yo.
Justin Bieber had a short-lived career in television. He appeared on the September 23, 2010, episode of CSI.
Justin Bieber proved is quite the softy, his favourite movie is “The Notebook”. This romantic tear-jerker is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
Born in Benoni, Gauteng, the beautiful Moozlie walked away a winner at the MTV VJ search in the year 2010 and her career has boomed ever since.
Moozlie was enrolled at Varsity College in Sandton for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences, however, she left to pursue her music career and never completed it.
After having worked with MTV Base for some time, Moozlie moved on to VUZU and Channel O Africa – just the start of her impressive presenter career.
In October 2017, Moozlie released her debut mixtape, Versus, letting the world know she is coming for all the titles. She then released a studio album called Victory in 2018 and many singles thereafter.
Moozlie has dated South African actor Thomas Gumede and her manager Sbuda Roc.
Kid X is 31 years old. He was born on 13th October 1988 in Caracara, but he grew up in Cullinan, Pretoria.
He has loved Kwaito his entire life, but he fell in love with hip-hop music ten years ago after listening to Eminem’s biopic 8 Mile.
He was inspired to sign up in CashTime Family by his friend Smashes. He left the recording label in 2014.
The value of this musician’s lyrics is estimated to be R10,000 per feature.
He and KO, the Skhanda Love hitmaker, won the four titles from the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards because of Caracara’s song. The awards included the most gifted male, duo, hip-hop artist, and video of the year.
In January, Memphis mogul Yo Gotti signed EST Gee to his CMG label and made sure the 27-year-old was feeling the love by paying him a $750,000 cash advance on Instagram Live.
The 6’1 rapper was a first-team all-state athlete at Saint Xavier High School and received a football scholarship to Indiana State University, making him the first in his family to attend college.
Gee was shot four times in his stomach and once in his eye back in 2019 after filming a video with Sada Baby. The following year, his mother died after battling leukaemia. His brother was murdered soon after.
EST Gee is the combination of a few things: the acronym EST — Everybody Shine Together — and the nickname the adaptation of his first name, George (Gee).
According to XXL, Atlanta rapper Lil Baby inspired EST Gee to pursue rap full time when he was on house arrest for a drug trafficking charge in 2016.
Gwen Stefani is a fan of the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ and went to see the live show with her children for her birthday.
She worked at the fast-food joint Dairy Queen as a teenager and then became a makeup artist at a department store.
Gwen Stefani shared never-before-seen videos of her engagement ring, which could have cost around $500,000
Stefani is one of the wealthiest pop princesses in the game, with Celebrity Net Worth reporting her net worth as $150 million.
Saweetie has a handful of famous family members. Grammy-winning trap music record producer Zaytoven is a Saweetie’s cousin while her uncle is rapper MC Hammer.
Saweetie, whose real name is Diamonte Quiava Valentin Harper, was born on July 2, 1993 in Santa Clara, California, to an African American father and a Filipina Chinese mother.
Saweetie has already been a cover star to a number of magazines. In March 2021, she graced the cover of Cosmopolitan.
Saweetie has a McDonald’s Meal named after her. It’s called the Saweetie Meal and consists of a Big Mac, fries, four-piece nuggets, Tangy BBQ sauce, “Saweetie ‘n Sour” sauce, and a Sprite.
Fifth Harmony’s original name was LYLAS which is an acronym for ‘Love You Like A Sister’. Unfortunately, another group with the same name under the superstar Bruno Mars had already claimed the name. They had one more name change before Simon Cowell changed their name again via the viewers of the show who chose ‘Fifth Harmony.
In Mexico in September 2016, group member Ally Brooke was attacked on stage twice. In one incident a fan jumped on stage and pulled her hair.
The group member Normani was actually quite the celebrated gymnast and dancer in her younger years as well as a model gracing many magazines.
Fifth Harmony has their own Barbie doll toy line from Mattel.
In 2015, Dinah tried out for the role in the movie Moana, the character Moana in fact but lost out to Auli’l Cravalho.
TY DOLLA SIGN
According to Billboard, there were rumours he was spotted kissing Jenner after she reportedly briefly broke up with her current beau Tyga, but he never commented on the subject.
He’s the son of singer and songwriter Tyrone Griffin, a member of the funk band, Lakeside. And that definitely shows in his more melodic beats and style.
Ty Dolla Sign’s favourite rapper of all time is Tupac Shakur.
His Uncle Played With The Legendary Band The Isley Brothers.
Ty Dolla $ign received high praise from the one and only Snoop Dogg. snoop called ty the reincarnation of Nate Dogg.
Chloe Bailey is not just a phenomenal singer. She co-writes all of Chloe x Halle’s songs with Halle. Even more impressively, Chloe is a producer too. She co-produced the majority of songs on Ungodly Hour and The Kids Are Alright.
Chloe x Halle share no blood relation to Beyoncé. However, Beyoncé has referred to them as her “family” multiple times. She signed the girls to her label, Parkwood, after their YouTube cover of ‘Pretty Hurts’ went viral in 2013.
Chloe Bailey played a young version of Beyoncé in The Fighting Temptations.
Chloe Bailey is the actress who plays Jazlyn “Jazz” Foster in Grown-ish. Jazz is a track athlete with big dreams who becomes close friends with Zoey (Yara Shahidi).
According to various reports, Chloe Bailey has a net worth of roughly $2,000,000. Net worths are often a guessing game though, so take this with a pinch of salt.
Mandisa Radebe grew up with her parents in Pretoria and spent four to five years living with them in France, where she was exposed to a wide variety of music and artists.
In 2017 she started her music career, while studying Law at the University of Pretoria, however, she dropped out in 2019 to solely focus on her music career.
She has some famous relatives, her stepparents are Bridgette-Motsepe Radebe, sister to billionaire Patrice Motsepe and brother in law to the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
DBN Gogo’s real name is Mandisa Radebe.
DBN Gogo is the daughter of former South African minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe.
Musa Keys loves music so much that he refers to himself as the ‘Tsonga Michael Jackson’ and like his hero, he wants to make sure all his performances stand out.
After graduating high school he went on to study sound engineering at Damelin but dropped out during his second year.
Popularly called Tekno Miles, the Nigerian Afrobeats RnB, Hip Hop singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi Edgar additionally referred to as Golden Boy of Africa, was born on December 17, 1992.
The 25-year-old singer who was born in Bauchi nation Nigeria isn’t only a notable singer but is likewise a great musician-manufacturer and dancer.
Tekno came to the limelight in 2012 and later signed to Made Men Music Group, but first signed to K-Money Entertainment.
Originally from Ebonyi State, he discovered himself in several parts of the United States.
Tekno had another massive deal when he signed a $4 million address Sony Entertainment, becoming a member of other Nigerian musicians such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and later Davido.
The duo met when they were both very young and attended concerts at the township halls.
When they first started, Mafikizolo had three band members – Theo, Nhlanhla Nciza and the late Tebogo Benedict Madingoane, who was killed in 2004 in an alleged road rage incident.
Theo enrolled for Media Studies at Boston City campus where he met a lady that would later introduce Mafikizolo to legendary record label owner, Oskido.
Mafikizolo is back with a brand new banging album after a well deserved two-year break and this time they want to take their loyal fans on the musical journey of their lives. The transport for the journey is a Six Mabone – a classic car of the 60s-which is the title of their seventh album.
Mafikizolo’s estimated net worth is around R20 Million.
Beyoncé competed in the competition series “Star Search” in 1993. At 12 years old, Beyoncé appeared on the series as part of the singing and dancing troupe Girls Tyme.
She’s named after her mother. Her mother didn’t think there were enough boys in their family to keep the family name going, so she gave Beyoncé her maiden surname as her first name.
Beyoncé’s favourite number is Four because it represents many important dates in her life, including her own birthday (September 4), her husband’s birthday (December 4), her mother’s birthday (January 4), and her wedding anniversary (April 4).
At 7 years old, she won a talent show against competitors over twice her age. Who would expect anything less from Queen B?
Michael Jackson secretly sang on Jay-Z’s hit single ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.
JAY-Z was forced to become the man of the house at a very young age after his father Adnes Reeves walked out. The pair briefly reunited back in 2003. However, Adnes died a few years later from liver disease, developed from a drinking problem.
Jay Z and Busta Rhymes went to school together and once battled with each other in their cafeteria.
Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy featured on his song ‘Glory’ when she was just two days old.
Jay-Z’s earliest musical memory was listening to his parents’ copy of Marvin Gaye’s albums.
Childish Gambino’s real name is Donald Glover.
The first season of “Atlanta,” the FX television series that Glover created and starred in, racked up the highest ratings for a comedy series in the network’s history.
When Glover was 23 years old, he scored his first major writing job, becoming a member of the writing staff of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock” he served as executive story editor for more than 20 of the show’s episodes and made a handful of on-screen appearances as various minor characters.
Donald Glover received a bachelor’s degree in dramatic writing (2006) from New York University, where he also minored in psychology.
In 2017 Donald Glover won an Emmy Award for best lead actor in a comedy series for his starring role on the show “Atlanta”.His work on “Atlanta” also earned him an Emmy that year for directing.
Tyla teamed up with DJ Lag and Kooldrink for a new single, titled Overdue. The feel-good music video sees Tyla wearing a school uniform in tune with the Netflix African Original series Blood and Water.
After racking up nearly 2 million views independently and receiving glowing early praise from i-D, PAPER Magazine, and more, South African singer and songwriter Tyla has inked a global deal with Epic Records.
In just over a month, the music video Getting Late racked up over 930K YouTube views and spawned reels of TikTok content.
Tyla is rapidly rising, with over 726K followers and over 10.6 million likes on Tik Tok.
At the 2020 Grammy awards, Lil Nas X wore a fuchsia-coloured custom-made Versace suit which took 700 hours to construct.
Lil Nas X’s real name is Montero Lamar Hill. Hill’s stage Name “Lil Nas X” was a tribute to rapper “Nas.
Lil Nas X became the record holder for having a song remain at number one for 15 weeks as an openly gay artist, beating Elton John’s hit “Candle in the wind.
In 2019, on the last day of Pride Month in the USA, Lil Nas X came out publicly as being gay by asking his followers to listen carefully to his latest single “c7osure”.
On January 5, 2021, Lil Nas X released a children’s book called C is for Country. It ranked at number 8 for children’s books worldwide on this day.
EES (also: eesy-ees/EeS/EeS, “Easy Eric Sell”) is the stage name of Eric Sell, a German Namibian Kwaito artist and rapper.
Sell was born in Windhoek on 5 October 1983. He currently lives both in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and Cologne, Germany.
EES released his fourth single titled ‘Best Combination’, accompanied by an animated video, off his upcoming album called ‘Game Changer’.
One lucky viewer will walk away with a whopping N$ 500 000 if they find the hidden codes in his music video Best Combination.
His vision was always to take Namibian music to another level internationally and he has proven that he can do this on multiple occasions by bagging a number of international awards including the MTV Award, winning X-Factor Germany with his band, Channel O Best Kwaito Music Video in Africa just to name a few.
Thanks to his collaboration on “One Dance” a track he was featured on by Canadian rapper, Drake, Wizkid is the only Nigerian artiste to maintain the number one spot on iTunes World Chart for more than one week.
24 hours after its release, Wizkid’s “Come Closer” on which he featured Drake got up to a million views on YouTube. This makes Wizkid the first African artist whose video hit the million mark within the first 24 hours of its release. He broke his own record with the music video for “Fever”. The video features Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage who plays his love interest.
The governor of Minnesota, Mark Brandt Dayton honoured the singer, by naming a day after him in the US.
In an interview with Alex Frank of Vogue magazine in February 2015, Wizkid said he wears a mixture of streetwear and traditional Nigerian clothes. He cited Pharrell Williams as one of his fashion style icons.
Wizkid is the first African pop star to sell-out Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tems studied Economics at a University in Johannesburg.
On September 13, 2021, fast-rising Nigerian singer, Tems scored her second Billboard Hot 100 top 40 placement with Drake’s ‘Fountains.
Tems is a talented record producer and produces her own music all by herself. She taught herself how to produce songs with help from YouTube after getting frustrated with the kind of beats producers sent her.
Beyonce and her defunct Destiny Child’s music group played a major role in the developmental stages of Tems musical career.
Her songs were featured in Obama’s summer playlist twice. Tems was featured in the remix of Khalid’s song “Know Your Worth” alongside Davido and was enlisted in the Summer playlist of Barack Obama in 2020.
Rap was an outlet to express pain from his grief and to cope with the pressure from his loss. He also drew a lot of inspiration from the fatherless Lil Wayne.
Bonang has taken a liking to Focalistic’s new track too and decided to let him know that she believes he is going to do great things.
The star recently called Drake out for copying his album artwork. We kinda think it was just a joke because of the laughing emoji at the end of his proclamation.
Focalistic did go through school and was also a brilliant soccer player. As he’s told different publications, he had to choose between soccer boots and a microphone, upon an ultimatum from his dad.
Mark Ronson is a multi-talented musician who writes, sings and produces.
He produced Mars’ 2012 ditty, “Locked Out of Heaven,” and the late, great Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab ” in 2007.
Mark Ronson DJed at Tom Cruise’s wedding.
In addition to Mars and Winehouse, he’s worked with Christina Aguilera, Ghostface Killah and pretty much everyone else in music.
He’s a TED Talker. In March 2014, Ronson gave an awesome TED Talk on how sampling transformed music.
Miley Cyrus’s godmother is country music legend Dolly Parton.
Miley originally tried out for the role of Lily that eventually went to actress Emily Osment.
She hasn’t always come out on top. Miley lost out to Selena Gomez for the lead in ‘Ramona and Beezus’.
Miley was rumoured to be in consideration for the role of Peter Pan in the live television production that eventually starred Allison Williams.
MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ
The twins have done a lot of weekly mixes on Khozi FM and Mafikeng FM.
The DJ duo has decided to become the ambassadors for the McDonald’s Street Rhythm campaign.
Banele and Bandile’s favourite artists are Sjava and Nasty C, Zonke and Nadia Nakai.
The estimated net worth of the twin brothers is about $200,000 – 500,00$
The twins were born on January 3, 1991.
At the age of fifteen, he decided Tellaman pursued music as a career and began writing and recording his own music.
Tellaman was signed and featured in Soul Candi Records compilation album titled Soul Candi Sessions 15, alongside MoFlava, Lulo Café, Cueber and Hareal Salko.
Tellaman’s real name is Thelumusa Samuel Owen and he was born on the 14th April 1991.
Growing up in a musical background, he is most known for a number one charting single by DJ Speedsta titled “Mayo” which features himself, Yung Swiss, Frank Casino & Shane Eagle.
Manu Worldstar goes solo after he parts ways with Sony.
In 2016, Tresor was invited by British Grammy award-winning musician Seal to join his South African tour the week after his SAMA win.
Tresor’s real name is Mukengerwa Tresor Riziki. He was born on the 24th of April 1987.
Tresor is a Congolese-born singer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He gained prominence in 2015 after releasing his single “Mount Everest” from his debut album, VII.
His name “Tresor”, when translated from French, means “treasure”.
He is one of eight siblings. Orphaned at the age of seventeen, he left his home in 2007 after completing high school.
He listened to music from musicians such as Hugh Masekela, Papa Wemba and Miriam Makeba. His love for music grew and when he was frequently taken to child care centres he began playing instruments.
The Kiffness wrote a song about English people giving Afrikaans oral presentations and it has hit number 1 on the SA iTunes chart.
David Scott known by his stage name The Kiffness, is a South African musician, producer and parody artist who is the founder and lead singer for the band, The Kiffness. Despite the name of the band, Scott is referred to as The Kiffness alone.
In 2019, Scott banned the South African Broadcasting Corporation from playing his music when it emerged they had not been paying musicians for playing their songs and he alleged he was owed R60,000. In the same year, he embarked upon a solo career.
In 2020, The Kiffness parodied the national anthem of South Africa for a song called “Nkosazana’ Dlamini Trafficker” as part of a criticism of Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s ban on the sale of cigarettes in South Africa during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He was educated at Michaelhouse school and went to the University of the Witwatersrand to study medicine. However, he dropped out and switched to studying music and philosophy at Rhodes University while working as a DJ and playing in a jazz band.
Before landing a gig on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious,” Ariana Grande was involved in musical theatre.
Even though she played Cat Valentine in “Victorious” and “Sam and Cat,” the former Nickelodeon star is allergic to her namesake, the adorable furry creatures cats.
Grande’s manager Scooter Braun also helped Justin Bieber achieve worldwide fame. Braun also manages Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, and Dan + Shay, among others.
Her last name isn’t pronounced the way you might think it’s actually pronounced ‘Grand-ee’.
Ariana Grande is a fan of “Harry Potter” and apparently she’s a Slytherin.
South African rapper AKA paid a moving tribute to his late fiancée Anele “Nellie” Tembe on what would have been her 23rd birthday with the song “Tears Run Dry” .
He attended the Holy Cross Convent as well as Greenside Primary School. AKA also went to St. John’s College, and this is where he formed a Hip-Hop group named Entity, with Vice Versa & Greyhound.
The rapper lived in Mitchell’s Plain with his grandmother before he moved to Johannesburg.
AKA had a bumpy relationship with DJ Zinhle, who became the mother of his child, Kairo Owethu Forbes.
AKA’s Road Manager Is A Younger Brother To K.O, Mr Cashtime himself. K.O ‘s real name is Ntokozo Mdluli and he’s Siya’s blood older brother.
Hillzy’s real name is Hilary Ngaakudzwe Chipunza.
He left Zimbabwe for Cape Town, South Africa in 2013 to study towards a BSc in Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Cape Town.
In 2018, Hillzy released the project Overdue (The Love Mixtape). Hillzy makes beats under the name Mr Masinh. Narrating how he met his frequent collaborator and producer Beatsmith.
Hillzyentered Mr Eazi’s emPawa competition and although he didn’t make the top 10 that would join Mr Eazi for a masterclass, his song You Are Enough had such a huge impact on the Nigerian star that he head-hunted Hillzy and invited him over to the masterclass and offered to fund a music video for the song.
Before Sha sha became the chart-topping superstar that she is today, she was handing out CV’s at restaurants for waitressing jobs and various office buildings for administration jobs all while applying to be a nurse.
While she was still trying to find her footing in the industry, Sha Sha used to make country music. Yes, we know that is a long stretch away from amapiano that she is now known for.
Sia has a major influence on Sha Sha, songs like Chandelier and Elastic Heart inspire Sha Sha. The way she fluctuates her voice is very similar to that of Sia’s delivery.
Gunna is an American rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $4 million.
Gunna was born in College Park, Georgia in June 1993.
In 2013 he released the mixtape Hard Body under the name Yung Gunna.
As Gunna, he released the mixtapes Drip Season in 2016 and Drip Season 2 in 2017.
His mixtape Drip Season 3 was released in 2018 and reached #20 on the US Rap chart and #25 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
He used to enter talent shows and was part of a drama club in his schooling days.
He taught himself the production of music videos so he could help artists represent themselves the way they saw themselves.
He started rapping in primary school, at the young age of 10 in grade 4.
He played the trumpet in a brass band in school.
His top 5 favourite South African artists are K.O; AKA; Khuli Chana; Kwesta and Kid X.