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Nasty C has an extra toe on one of his feet
He was influenced by his older brother, a music producer and started rapping at the age of nine
In March 2020, Nasty C signed a joint venture deal with Def Jam Records and released his third album and his first on the label titled Zulu Man With Some Power
He featured with American singer/songwriter Ari Lennox on his single “Black and White”
One of his main international idols is T.I and they have more than one song together


BIA was one of 5 female rappers featured on Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop show.
During Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Europe Tour, BIA was one of the main supporting acts
Bia is now an official recording artist for Pharrell’s record label, “I Am Other”
Her favourite restaurant in Massachusetts is Chinos, a Haitian restaurant in Brockton
She is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent



Ed Sheeran isn’t the only musical member of his family! Matthew Sheeran, his brother, is a classical musician.
Ed Sheeran slept on the streets, on trains and on the sofas of his friends after struggling to pay his rent. He even slept outside Buckingham Palace.
A-Team was inspired by a woman Ed Sheeran met at a homeless shelter.
If Ed could trade places with someone, it would be a cat. Not just that. He thinks his spirit animal is a midget kitty.
Ed might be the most tattooed celebrity out there, with 60 to 100 tattoos. In addition, he has ketchup bottles, a cup of tea, a penguin, Puss in Boots, to name a few.



Anathi Bhongo Mnyango, known professionally as Anatii, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Born on 8 January 1993, a year before the1st democratic elections in South Africa, Anatii is 28 years old
Because his father (who died in 2008) was a radio presenter, Anatii and his three siblings grew up immersed in music.
His professional music career started at the age of 14 when he received his first major South African placement with L-Tido, for the song “When It Rains”
In 2019 Anatii was awarded the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award at The Soul Train Awards for his contribution to “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé.



Stormzy’s real name is Michael Omari
Stormzy doesn’t just rap, he sings too
He signed a major record label deal with Atlantic Records
Big Mike, The Problem, Stiff Chocolate and Wicked Skengman are some of Stormzy’s nicknames
Stormzy’s debut album was one of the most popular releases of 2017



Mthunzi is originally from Hammarsdale in Kwazulu Natal
He signed under El World Music
He got his name from his grandfather, “uMthunzi wokuphumula amatshitshi namajongosi, which means, “a place of rest for the maidens
His debut album “Selimathunzi” comprises of 16 tracks.



DJ Maphorisa is the former leader of the group Uhuru and HOUSE music producer.
He comes from a musical family. His mother was involved in the ministry, and the D.J. grew up listening to gospel music.
He got his first big hit when he was a member of Uhuru, The group featured on Mafikizolo’s 2013 smash hit, Khona.
Dj Maphorisa bought an R1.5million Cartier golden watch in Dubai last October.
Dj Maphorisa is one of the wealthiest D.J.s in Africa. His net worth is estimated to be around R255 million.



Big Zulu’s real name is Siyabonga Nene.
Big Zulu was born and raised in Bergville, Big Zulu always loved music from a young age.
Some of his musical influences are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekhemisi, and Imithente.
Big Zulu did not jump straight into music as soon as he could do so. He was first a taxi driver until 2008 when he decided to dive into the music scene.
Big Zulu is in partnership with the shoe company Spitz and is the brand ambassador for the Carvela shoe



MajorSteez is a South African Hip-Hop and RnB Brother Duo
Having started out as a trio, they split from Major, who later became a lawyer and they rebranded themselves as a brother duo.
The Duo consists of brothers Sihle “Steez” Mabena and Sandile “SandiThe1” Mabena.
Although they recently blew up, Majorsteez has been around since 2015.
In 2021 The Duo went viral with Asbonge, in collaboration with Cassper Nyovest



Glass Animals met at 13 years old at secondary school in Oxford and began playing together as a band in 2010.
Glass Animals’ song ‘How To Be A Human Being’ had huge success in America and Australia and has so far sold almost half a million copies.
In 2010 Glass Animals played their first gig at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern, the same place Radiohead played theirs.
Bayley, who also produces the band’s music, was studying for a medical degree in London when he realised Glass Animals were taking off.
Glass Animals hooked up with the Joey Bada$$ on the standalone single ‘Lose Control’.



Cardi B’s 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



Ella Mai was born on November 3, 1994, in London, England, to a Jamaican mother and an Irish father.
She released her self titled debut album in October 2018
She appeared on season 11 of X Factor as part of the girl group “Arize”
Her hit single “Boo’d Up” went platinum in June 2018
She was named after the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald



The 20-year-old South African songwriter and musician Will Linley has made a big impact with his debut single ‘miss me (when you’re gone)’.
Will Linley’s song ‘miss me (when you’re gone)’ has already reached 1.5 million streams and picked up 5 million views on TikTok.
KFM DJ Darren Simpson has already described Will Linley as South Africa’s answer to Justin Bieber or The Kid LAROI.
Will Linley grew up singing with his three brothers and his mum and studied classical singing in high school.
Will Linley plans to continue to collaborate with Noble and the ‘miss me (when you’re gone)’ video director Abongwe Booi.



Ava’s real name is Amanda Koci, but she gave herself the nickname Ava when she was 13 because she never felt like an “Amanda,”
Her dad played the piano and her mom was an opera singer.
Her go-to karaoke song is “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston.
Ava’s hair is usually styled in an unconventional way: one side is shoulder-length, while the other side is long– sometimes straight, other times turned into waves



Nigerian singer, Bright Goya, whose stage name is Goya Menor, is the man behind the hit song “Ameno”
He is an alumnus of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State Nigeria
Ameno Amapiano remix by Goya featuring Nektunez has garnered over one million views on YouTube in six months.

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