INTABA YASE DUBAI
From starting with next to nothing, Intaba YaseDubai landed a deal with one of SA’s leading record labels, Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Intaba YaseDuba began his music career back in high school when he was in Grade 9.
Intaba Yase Dubai describes his name as majestic and expensive as the Dubai skyline.
Amabunjwa was the first record label Intaba Yase Dubai was signed under by ‘Maskandi’ artist Phumlani Imfezemnyama Khumalo’s.
Intaba YaseDubai was not always adored by fans, his stage performances were either cut short or he would get kicked off stage because the audience would not respond to his sound.
Bruno has four tattoos, a gypsy on his left forearm, an anchor on his right forearm, his mother’s name on his right shoulder, and “Pete’s boy” on his left bicep.
After Bruno Mars’ cocaine incident, he paid a $2000 fine and completed a drug counselling course to show his commitment.
Bruno Mars co-owns the rum SelvaRey and has recently created nine different SelvaRey Rum cocktails that pair with each song on the new Silk sonic album’s tracklist.
Bruno Mars has a car collection worth at least $1.8 million. The Rolls Royce Phantom would be the most expensive valued at $450,000 in the lineup.
Bruno Mars home is located in Studio City’s chic Fryman Canyon, home to celebrities such as George Clooney and is valued at $6.5 Million dollars.
Anderson .Paak has announced that he is launching his own record label, Apeshit Inc, in partnership with Universal Music.
In 2021, he won Best Melodic Rap Performance for his song Lockdown. It details how people everywhere came out and marched to protest against police brutality.
Anderson .Paak is of African American and Korean descent. His mother was born during the Korean War to a Korean woman and an African American soldier.
Anderson .Paak’s mother was adopted by an American family in Los Angeles, which is .Paak’s hometown.
Anderson .Paak collaborated with Smokey Robinson on the song ‘Make It Better’, which came out in 2019.
Kwesta listens to a wide range of music; from Eminem to Luther Vandross. His favourite Luther Vandross song is “Dance with My Father”.
The craziest place Kwesta has ever had to perform is a strip club.
Kwesta’s album titled ‘DaKAR’ means “Da King of African Rap”.
In 2003, Kwesta, then known as Quest, and some friends formed a group called Ghetto Fellaz, which later became known as The Juvenylz with an additional member.
Kwesta’s wife and daughter share a birthday; October 13th which he got tattooed on his arm while in Nairobi for Africa Nouveau Festival.
Wale’s first local hit, “Dig Dug (Shake It),” was a tribute to Ronald “Dig Dug” Dixon of DC go-go group Northeast Groovers.
Back when Wale was an unsigned rapper he sold just as many tickets as Rick Ross at the same concert which of course got him noticed by the Boss himself.
Wale first pursued music after he was kicked off the Virginia State University football team.
“Touch the Sky” is his favourite song off of Kanye West’s Late Registration.
“Careless Whisper” by George Michael is one of Wale’s favourite guilty pleasure songs.
Quavo and the rest of the Migos were charged with possession of narcotics, firearms, and marijuana during a concert in April 2015.
Quavo started writing a movie script for the Migos to star in. The trio also expressed interest in voicing the hyenas for Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King.
Quavo has a $10 Million Car Collection with the most expensive being a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat which is valued at a whopping $300,000.
In true Quavo style, he picked up one of his good friends Bobby Shmurda in a Private Jet after his release from prison in February this year.
Megan Thee Stallion had a crush on Yung Miami and even shot her on social media.
Yung Miami and her partner JT have a combined net worth of $500,000. They charge up to $40,000 per show and $15,000 for club appearances.
At the age of 17 Yung Miami already started performing in strip clubs and nightclubs.
At one time, Yung Miami was an Instagram influencer and had her own fashion line.
Yung Miami had a role to play in Drake’s song called “In My Feelings”. Eventually, it even had a viral dance challenge and hit the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
DJ Maphorisa’s real name is Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe.
Without actually meeting with Drake, Dj Maphorisa used his contacts with Wizkid to co-produce the hit song ‘One Dance’.
DJ Maphorisa also produced the song ‘Suited’ by Shekhinah.
DJ Maphorisa’s mother was involved in the ministry and so he grew up listening to gospel music.
Tyler ICU is the man behind Cassper Nyovest’s famous hip hop song ‘Good For That’.
Tyler ICU’s hit song with Maphorisa titled ‘Banyana’ amassed over 1.4 million views on YouTube after two months of its release.
Tyler ICU’s real name is Austin Baloyi.
Tyler ICU started exploring with beats when he was 10-years old from the influence of Dr Dre.
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
The Swedish House Mafia got their name accidentally. Other artists provided them with the moniker ‘House Mafia’ that stuck.
Swedish House Mafia believe their breakup announcement increased their popularity and created so much buzz that otherwise uninterested fans began taking notice.
Forbes ranked Swedish House Mafia third in its annual list of the highest-earning EDM artists, listing the trio’s yearly income as $14 million before their farewell tour.
Swedish House Mafia were the first electronic artists to headline at Madison Square Garden.
One of their earliest regular concert venues was a pizzeria the trio DJed at a Stockholm pizza parlour.
Chloe Bailey’s star sign is Cancer. Cancers are often described as loyal, protective, intuitive and caring.
Chloe Bailey was born in Georgia, Atlanta and grew up in Mableton. She later moved to Los Angeles, California with her family in 2012 to pursue an acting and singing career.
Chloe’s debut solo single Have Mercy see Chloe flex about how hot and successful she is. The song is truly a self-love anthem for the ages.
Chloe x Halle are not twins. Chloe Bailey is two years older than her sister Halle but the two of them are super close in real life and have a sisterly bond similar to that of twins.
Chloe Bailey has appeared in TV shows including Austin & Ally, Wild ’n Out and Black-ish as well as Grown-ish.
Ed Sheeran did not earn his license until he was 24 years old but owned a car!
Ed Sheeran wants to raise his kids in the same town he was raised in.
Ed Sheeran started off by singing in the church choir at the age of 4.
Ed Sheeran learned to play the guitar at a young age as well and even released an EP at age 14.
Ed Sheeran moved to London when he was 16 in 2008 and performed over 300 live shows in 2009.
J Something came up with the name ‘Mi Casa’ for their band and it means My House.
The members of Mi Casa met at a party in Sandton. J Something’s brother called him to come and play with Mr Duda and that’s how their alliance was formed.
J Something’s real name is Joao da Fonseca.
Mi Casa’s album Su Casa took them three months to complete in between gigs.
The group performed at the inauguration of ex-president Obama in January of 2009.
In 2016, the duo featured on “Please Tell Rosie” by German DJ/producer Alle Farben, which peaked at number 2 in Austria and number 3 in Germany.
The song “Please Tell Rosie” earned the duo a nomination for “Best Single” for the 1LIVE Krone radio award.
After another collaboration with Alle Farben and Kelvin Jones named “Only Thing We Know” in 2018, they released a cover of Liquido’s 90s top hit “Narcotic”.
In 2019, they were nominated for the German radio award 1LIVE Krone in the category “Best Dance Act”.
The duo played in front of a huge international crowd at the official New Year’s Eve party at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate in 2019.
LIL NAS X
Lil Nas X was appointed as Taco Bell’s first-ever chief impact officer earlier this year.
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 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.
Polo G launched a clothing line called Polo.G Capalot.
On February 14, 2020, Polo G released the track “Go Stupid”, with rappers Stunna 4 Vegas and NLE Choppa.
Polo G Real Name is Taurus Tremani Bartlett.
Polo G was born on January 6, 1999, in Chicago, Illinois.
Polo G’s net worth is $2.5 million.
A-Reece was first signed by P Raw to Raw X at the age of 16 before he joined Ambitious Entertainment.
The rapper was signed to Ambitious Entertainment in 2015 which he left in 2017 without his music to start afresh because he did not agree with the terms of their contract.
A-Reece says that his name comes from his interest in astronomy and his star sign which is Aries.
A-Reece grew up in Pretoria with his parents and two brothers but his Father was barely at home.
A-Reece had Khuli Chana open for him at his first show at the age of 16.
Her real name is Belcalis Almanzar.
In 2018, she revealed she once got butt injections in someone’s basement for $800.
In 2021, Cardi B teamed up with doll brand Real Women Are to launch her very own limited-edition Cardi B doll.
Cardi B is from The Bronx which is a borough in New York.
Cardi B is of mixed nationality. Her parents are from two different countries in the Caribbean. Her mother is from Trinidad while her dad is Dominican.
Lizzo is the singer’s nickname; her real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson.
Lizzo got together with the legendary Prince back in 2014 for his album ‘Plectrumelectrum’, featuring on his song ‘Boytrouble’.
Lizzo took to the red carpet at the BRIT Awards 2020 dressed as a Hershey’s chocolate bar.
Lizzo voiced Lydia in the 2019 film UglyDolls, and also had a role in the Jennifer Lopez flick Hustlers.
She took home three GRAMMY Awards in 2020.
The Migos spent their childhood in the same small house, raised in the northern Atlanta suburbs of Gwinnett county by Quavo’s mom
The trio’s breakout single ‘Versace’ came out in 2013 and later saw Drake remix it.
The Migos came up with the famous dance move the Dab.
Childish Gambino gave the Migos a shout out at the golden globe awards for making the song ‘bad and boujee’.
Quavo is collaborating with one direction’s Liam Payne on the latter’s first solo single, Strip that down.