D.Y.K? – DID YOU KNOW? 21 APRIL 2021

DYK 21 April 2021



  • Having grown up in  a Muslim home, SZA says she was afraid to wear the Hijab after 9/11
  • SZA was the most nominated woman at the 2018 Grammy Awards 
  • She trained as a gymnast for 13 years
  • She is the only female artist signed with Top Dawg Entertainment, who reps rappers like Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar
  • her name is an acronym derived from the supreme alphabet, which is a system of interpreting a text by assigning meaning to letters of the Roman alphabet the religious belief system of the Nation of Gods and Earth.



  • He was born and bred in Adams Mission, KwaZulu Natal
  • His song, Eyadini has over 2.6 million views on Youtube 
  • He says he inspired by local music heads like DJ Tira and DJ Cleo
  • From the age of 10, it was clear that he was born to be a star
  • The song ‘Eyadini’ was produced by 19-year-old Mlondi ‘Airic’ Ngubane 




  • Bieber is bilingual, speaking both English and French
  • He once dreamed of being an architect if his musical career had not taken off at such  a young age 
  • His favourite sandwich is tomato and mayo on wonder bread
  • He was once late for a performance because he was visiting a fan who was suffering from leukaemia in hospital
  • His fans are called ‘Beliebers’



  • The Afropop musician is only 20 years old
  • He is the son of Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza and SA music mogul Thembinkosi Nciza
  • He started singing and writing songs at the age of 15
  • He says his music is influenced by artists such as 2Face Baba, Maphorisa, Zahara, AKA, Mafikizolo and others
  • He is signed under Top Boy records  



  • She is born to a family of Mauritian and Indian descent
  • Apart from singing, Tyla writes, paints acts and dances 
  • Her single, ‘Getting Late’ was one of the biggest trends on TikTok
  • She is currently working on her debut project
  • Tyla says she dreams of travelling the world and growing a platform that enables her to give back to communities in need 



  • His real name is Munashe Kugarakuripi
  • He is a South African DJ and record producer
  • He started experimenting with electronic music when he was still little. 
  • He secured a resident DJ slot on the 5fm Ultimix at the age of 13
  • He earned an international record deal after performing at the H20 Festival



  • She grew up on the outskirts of Toronto where talents like Drake and The Weekend hail from
  • She is Canadian born with Italian parents 
  • Alessia is incredible at  celebrity impersonations 
  • She has only attended one concert in her life- a Justin Bieber concert.
  • Growing up, she actually wanted to be a visual artist 



  • Micasa is a house trio based in Johannesburg 
  • Lead singer, J something came up with the name Mi casa which means ‘My House’
  • The member met at a party in Sandton in 2010
  • It took them 3 months to put together their whole album
  • Mi Casa categorizes their music as soulful house 



  • They are a German DJ and producer duo from Berlin
  • The members are Tobias Bogdon and Gregor Sam
  • In 2015, they featured alongside Alle Farben on the Anna Naklab pan-European hit ‘Supergirl’
  • They were nominated for the German radio award in the category of ‘Best Dance Act’
  • In 2019, they ended the year by playing in front of a huge international crowd at the official NYE party at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate



  • When he was 4, he broke the world record as the Youngest Elvis Presley impersonator
  • The first song he ever wrote was titled ‘I love you mom’ 
  • His fans are known as Hooligans 
  • When he was 15, he had a crush on his teacher and he gave her a love letter with his mother’s ring in, which he had stolen from her. 
  • He admits that he hates his hit, ‘The Lazy Song’



  • Before he became Anderson Paak, he went by the name Breezy Lovejoy
  • Before he got famous, he used to work on a marijuana farm
  • In 2015, He was selected to work on Dr Dre’s first album in 16 years
  • He used to be a drummer for American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart
  • In 2014, he joined Jhene Aiko on her ‘Enter the void’ tour



  • The group is composed of Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak
  • The group released their debut single, ‘Leave the door open’ in march 2021
  • Their debut album has been announced to be released soon
  • In 2017, Paak was the opening act for Bruno Mars at the 24k Magic World Tour 
  • The group made their television debut at the 63rd Annual Grammy awards 



  • Her real name is Amalaratna “Amala” Zandile Dlamini
  • Her father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, best known for his role as Crocodile in Sarafina!
  • Her fifth single ‘Say so’  on her second album spawned a number of TikTok dance challenges
  • She scored her first batch of Grammy nominations in 2020 
  • Doja was spotted on Empire’s first season 



  • Breezy was said to launch his Onlyfans account 
  • He owns 14 burger king restaurants 
  • According to Website Celebrity Net Worth, Chris’ net worth is approximately $50 million 
  • Before he was famous, he used the stage name C-syzle
  • He was just 16 years old when his career took off



  • His real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams 
  • He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia
  • He was featured on the front cover of Daze in 2015 wearing a Gucci lace top and sheer tulle dress 
  • He became a Grammy award-winning artist in 2019 for his work on Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’
  • He shouted out that Lil Wayne was his favourite rapper



  • His stage name is derived from the first letter of his name and the first 3 letters of his middle name ‘Jayden’
  • In 2018, he was signed to Columbia Records
  • In 2017 he began releasing music on sound cloud
  • In March 2038, he competed and won first place at the Coast 2 Coast Live NYC All Ages Edition 
  • He reached Billboard top 100 with his single ‘20/20’ which peaked at number 94 on the chart



  • He attended Valdosta State University but dropped out after signing a record deal in 2011
  • He released a remix of PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “break from Toronto’ in 2014
  • He has a daughter named Syx 
  • His name is pronounced ‘BLACK’
  • He was born in Baltimore, MD



  • They are a British girl group formed in 2011
  • The group consists of 4 members who are Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anna and Jesy
  • They were put together for the 8th series of UK’s X Factor, where they went on to win the competition
  • All members auditioned as solo artists on The X Factor
  • Originally the group was names Rhythmix



  • She is of mixed heritage and is one-quarter Indian 
  • Her single ‘Anaconda’ has over a billion views on Youtube
  • In 2016, she released her own mobile game ‘Nicki Minaj: The Empire’
  • She has starred in a number of films like “Barbershop: The Next Cut” and “The Other Woman” 
  • She has always looked up to JayZ and sees him as a role model



  • She is a Durban born R&B vocalist and songwriter
  • She made it to the Top 32 of Idols 7th season and then again the Top 6 in the 8th season 
  • She was nominated for a Metro Music Award for the song “Back to the beach” 
  • In 2017 she released her debut album ‘ Rosegold’ 
  • She won 3 SAMAs in 2018 for Album of the year, Best female artist and best newcomer 



  • He dropped out of school in 2006 to pursue his career in hip hop
  • He started off as HHP’s hypeman 
  • He has filled up multiple stadiums in South Africa, including Moses Mabhida and Orlando Stadium 
  • He was the only SA hip hop act nominated in the 2018 BET awards 
  • In 2015, he paired up with AG Mobile to release a phone that was inspired and partly designed by him



  • She featured on Beyonce’s recent album ‘Black is King’
  • When she was 15, she developed an interest in poetry and began writing poems
  • Her song ‘Lahla’ has over 2 million views on Youtube 
  • In 2016, she was a choirmaster on the 4th season of Clash of the Choirs alongside Kelly Khumalo, JR, Ifani, Sifiso Ncwane and Anele Mdoda
  • In 2019, she was nominated for Best Dance Album at the 25th SAMAs


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