THE KID LAROI
The Kid Laroi’s real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, he was born on 17 August 2003 in Waterloo, New South Wales, a suburb near Redfern in the inner south of Sydney.
Laroi reportedly got his stage name from the Kamilaroi, the aboriginal community his mother comes from.
The Kid Laroi has a clothing brand to his name, Laroi Family. Laroi’s label sells hoodies, jackets and t-shirts all emblazoned with his branding.
The Kid Laroi’ recorded his debut EP 14 With A Dream when he was just 14 years old.
The Kid Laroi’s idols are XXXTentacion, Lil Peep and Juice Wrld.
Justin Bieber met his now-wife Hailey Baldwin in 2009 at one of his concerts. Making her One less Lonely Girl.
Outside of the studio and stage, Justin Bieber shows off his talent and plays in celebrity basketball.
Justin Bieber won a Grammy in 2016 for his ‘ Where are you now and a Latin Grammy in 2017 for Despacito.
Justin Bieber is one of the Top 10 most-followed accounts on Instagram. He has over 180 Million followers and counting.
Justin Bieber is one of the youngest artists to have five number 1 albums in the USA.
Moozlie won the MTV VJ search in the year 2010 and her career has blossomed 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.
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.
Kid X won four titles from the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards because of the song Caracara with the most gifted male duo, hip-hop artist, and video of the year.
Yo Gotti signed EST Gee to his CMG label and paid him a $750,000 cash advance on Instagram Live.
Est Gee received a football scholarship to Indiana State University, making him the first in his family to attend college.
Est Gee was shot four times in his stomach and once in his eye back in 2019 after filming a video with Sada Baby.
Est Gee is the combination of a few things: the acronym EST, Everybody Shine Together and, the nickname 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’s favourite colour is yellow because it makes her happy.
Gwen’s Stefani is not a natural blond. Her colourist, Danilo Dixon, says that he dyes her hair every week with a bleach-free formula.
The song Hollaback Girl came about after Courtney Love dissed her in Seventeen magazine.
Gwen Stefani has starred in a couple of films including The Aviator and Trolls. However, one role she didn’t end up getting was Jane Smith for Mr & Mrs Smith.
Gwen is dyslexic. Despite her reading issues, she has gone on to have great success and pushed through her struggles.
Saweetie has a McDonald’s Meal named after her called the Saweetie Meal. Containing a Big Mac, fries, four-piece nuggets, Tangy BBQ sauce, “Saweetie ‘n Sour” sauce, and a Sprite.
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’s real name is Diamonte Quiava Valentin Harper 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 several magazines. In March 2021, she graced the cover of Cosmopolitan.
Fifth Harmony’s original name was LYLAS which is an acronym for ‘Love You Like A Sister’.
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 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 $IGN
Ty Dolla Sign briefly had a fling with Kylie Jenner after she broke up with her ex Tyga, but Ty never commented on the subject.
He’s the son of singer and songwriter Tyrone Griffin, a member of the funk band, Lakeside. And that 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.
Chlöe Bailey co-writes all of Chloe x Halle’s songs with Halle. She co-produced the majority of songs on Ungodly Hour and The Kids Are Alright.
Beyoncé refers to Chlöe and Haley as her “family”. She signed the girls to her label, Parkwood, after their YouTube cover of ‘Pretty Hurts’ went viral in 2013.
Chlöe Bailey played a young version of Beyoncé in The Fighting Temptations.
Chlöe 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, Chlöe 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 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.
Musa Keys studied sound engineering at Damelin but dropped out during his second year.
Musa Keys is into fashion, drawing, music and even film. But has said that there is something special about music that connects him to people, which is why he chose it.
Popularly known as Tekno Miles, born Augustine Miles Kelechi Edgar is also known as the Golden Boy of Africa and Slim Daddy.
Tekno was born on the 17th of December 1992.
Tekno enrolled in a music school at the young age of 8, where he learned and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
Tekno Miles was scouted by popular comedian, Julius Agwu. Tekno had thrilled the audience with his performance of a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu”, his cover of Ice Prince’s “Oleku”.
Tekno Miles is not only a superb musician-producer but an amazing dancer as well.
Mafikizolo has won three SAMA’S. They were nominated for numerous awards such as the BET Awards, an All African Music Award and a Black Canadian Award.
In 2015, Mafikizolo performed with Akon in Wembley stadium and collaborated with Diamond Platnumz & Dj Maphorisa.
In February of 2015, Mafikizolo embarked on their first South African tour. They launched a six-city tour with the release of their album Reunited.
Mafikizolo’s ‘Thandolwethu’ is co-written by singer and songwriter Msaki.
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.
Beyonce’s first name is her mothers maiden surname which was given to her to keep their family name going.
Beyoncé’s favourite number is Four. It represents many important dates in her life, including her birthday, her husband’s birthday, her mother’s birthday and her wedding anniversary.
At 7 years old, she won a talent show against competitors over twice her age. Who would expect anything less from Queen B?
Jay Z shot his older brother for stealing his jewellery at the age of 12.
During the early 1990s, Jay-Z would fill in as a freestyling hype man for Big Daddy Kane.
Jay Z spent $28 million (R392 million) on him and his wife Beyonce’s new wheels, a custom-made Rolls-Royce Boat Tail.
Jay Z apologised for how vulgar his chartbuster song ‘Big Pimpin’ released in the early 2000s was.
Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy featured on his song ‘Glory’ when she was just two days old.
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.
Glover scored his first major writing job, becoming a member of the writing staff of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock” as executive story editor for more than 20 of the show’s episodes.
Donald Glover received a bachelor’s degree in dramatic writing (2006) from New York University, where he also minored in psychology.
In 2017 he won an Emmy Award for best lead actor in a comedy series for his starring role on the show “Atlanta”.He also earned him an Emmy that year for directing.
Tyla’s new single, titled Overdue sees her wearing a school uniform in tune with the Netflix African series Blood and Water.
Tyla’s the South African singer and songwriter has scored 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.
Ess has bagged several 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.
His favourite Haitian meal is rice and beans with chicken. His dad cooked it every day for him.
He prefers the tour life over the home life and said in an interview he would rather be working than chilling
He prefers NBA over baseball and used to play varsity basketball
Flipp Dinero’s favourite instrument is the flute.
Flipp Dinero’s favourite genre of music is gospel.
Wiz Kid first started singing at 11 years old under the stage name Lil Prinz.
The first album Wiz Kid released was with a band he formed called Glorious 5 and sold 10,000 copies.
In April 2012, E.M.E signed a joint deal with Wizkid with Akon’s Konvict.
Wizkid’s first International Collaboration was with Akon on ‘Don’t Dull’ the Remix.
Wizkid is the first African pop star to perform/sell out Royal Albert Hall in London.
Wizkid’s Essence ft. Tems peaks at #8 on US Apple Music. No other African song has entered the Top 100 of the US Apple Music Top Songs.
Tems was arrested in Uganda while there for a live performance in December 2020 for violating COVID 19 safety laws. Luckily she was released and charges were dropped.
The rising star is well known by her stage name Tems however, her real name is Temilade Openiyi.
Tems single ‘ Try Me’ was released in August of 2019 and has racked up an impressive 4 million views on YouTube.
Before ever rising to stardom, Tems would perform mini-concerts in her brother’s room with her guitar at hand.
His song “Track Star” went viral on almost every social media platform, especially on TikTok. The 2020 song became the music of hundreds of thousands of TikTok videos.
Mooski recruited Chris Brown, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Yung Bleu to jump on the song’s remix, which he released on May 18, 2021. Each of the artists contributes a verse.
Mooski wrote the song with its producer, Woodpecker. The Dutch beatmaker has also worked with Lil Tjay (“20/20”) and Young Thug (“U Ain’t Slime Enough”).
Darien Hinton is a singer and rapper from Opp, Alabama, who records under the name Mooski.
Mooski’s “Track Star” is about an “experience of being with somebody who’s always running away from everything and you’re the complete opposite.”