Mabala Noise’s Hip Hop star Du Boiz is back with the music video to his single titled ‘Hallelujah’ featuring ‘AKA’.
Produced by Gemini Major, Thixo by SA hip hop stars; L-Tido fearturing AKA and Yanga since it’s release at the beginning of the week shot up to no 1 on iTunes within a few hours of release and currently sits at no4 on the Mzansi Hits playlist on Apple Music.
Two South African powerhouse act – AKA and Anatii, just joined forces to dish out the visuals to their previously released collaboration titled “10 Fingers“.
Press the play button to watch this clean crisp visuals, packed with so much swag as you might expect.
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With just a few hours after being released on iTunes, the new AKA single, #CaiphusSong has already made its way to the top of the charts. Caiphus Song is now available for download on Itunes, streaming on Apple Music and all other digital music platforms for fans to add to their SupaⓂ️ega catalogue. In true Meganess, the track has already shot to the top of the Itunes Chart, now currently positioned on the No.1 spot. The No.2 spot on the charts is also taken by AKA with The World Is Yours holding that position.
After surprising fans and listeners all across the world with the drop of this lyrical love letter, just one week ago, the nostalgic track is making waves and rotating on radio stations all across the country. There is no stopping the SupaⓂ️ega, AKA, with one chart topper after the next. We are calling 2017, the year of the SupaⓂ️ega.
Sign off the month of love with a bang, listen to the song here; read more about the Caiphus Song here.
South African rapper, AKA has revealed that his breakup with Media personality, Bonang Matheba was just a marketing strategy for his new music. In an interview with South African magazine, The Plug, the rapper revealed that he never broke up with Bonang, saying that it was just a way to get people to talk about him before he dropped his new music.
“Originally I had wanted to drop the song on Valentine’s Day. I thought that this would be way too obvious. So I was watching the Grammy’s I think, around Wednesday/Thursday last week and obviously saw the whole Adele acceptance speech where she mentioned that Lemonade was a huge moment for the culture or whatever. I got the idea that instead of Valentine’s Day, I should do something kind of anti-Valentine’s Day due to the content of the song. I then came up with the idea and developed it from there.” he said
He revealed that initially, Bonang was scared of the plan because of the effect it would have on her brand but he convinced her to go along with it. He said;
“Yes, she has a big contract with Revlon for instance. Her whole campaign is about “LOVE” so it was a calculated risk. Like I said, I asked her to trust that it would work out and it did. I was never worried on my side because I don’t really care what people think or what they say, because they’ve said everything there is to say already. She loved it. She’s a visionary, just like me. I told her to trust me, and she did.”
The brand new SUPAⓂ️EGA music video The World Is Yours debuted just 5 days ago and has already reached a quarter million views! AKA fans from around the world have now watched the video online more than 250, 000 times and counting! If you haven’t seen the video, shot in Thailand yet – watch here.
If you are in Joburg you can celebrate with us this Saturday and watch a very special SUPAⓂ️EGA performance of #TheWorldisYours in Soweto. Tickets for #TheWorldIsYoursBirthdayTour are available at Computicket, here. The SUPAⓂ️EGA line-up includes Okmalumkoolkat, Ma-E, Tira, Sphectacula & Dj Naves, Major League, PH,Speedsta and many more.
For more info click here and stay following @vthseason @akaworldwide
AKA dishes out the visuals to his previously heard single – “The World Is Yours”.
The highly anticipated music video by the SupaⓂ️ega, AKA, finally made its debut on your TV screens this morning on DStv, TRACE, Channel 325 and TRACE AFRICA, Channel 326. The World Is Yours music video was shot on location in South-East Asia and shows AKA having a supa fun time, surrounded by the beautiful beaches and sights of tropical Thailand, with scenes from the streets and night life of Phuket. The world is AKA’s playground and the music video shows us just how much; with the SupaⓂ️ega sipping champagne in the pool, smoking cigars and jet-skiing before riding a quad bike in the Thai mountains.
The World Is Yours is currently the most played song right now! Across South African radio! For the second week in a row.
AKA and Anatii are back with another one! The saga continues! After a busy close to 2016 with the release of The World Is Yours and taking over Durban on Christmas day with the trademark Supa Mega Show, AKA kicks off 2017 with a highly anticipated Anatii collab: #10FINGERS.
#10FINGERS dropped in the early hours of the morning and set social media ablaze. Fans have been posting crazy, positive reactions to the song all morning; and it is clear that we are loving the long awaited collaboration by AKA and Anatii, following The Saga.
#10FINGERS aired on radio waves all across South Africa this morning, on stations such as 5FM, Rise FM and Vuma FM on #DjSbuBreakfastShow. Stations across the continent as well as international stations are expected to follow soon.
SupaMega said that, this is indeed just the beginning. Fans can expect a few more surprise single drops in the first quarter of this year as well as a full body project to be released soon.
“AKA has dominated the South African music industry with no new album for over 2 years… imagine what’s going to happen with the release of AKA’s third studio album this year?” said Benza of Vth Season.
South Africa is probably the heartbeat of hip hop in African music and alongside Afrohouse is the dominant genre in Nelson Mandela’s country. Prolific South African rapper Aka once said if West Africa is the home of Afrobeats then South Africa is the home of Rap in African music. Not taking anything away from rappers across Africa and I can confidently say Africa with Rappers like Olamide, Sarkodie, Phyno, Tha Dogg, Casper Nyovest , Aka, MHD, E.L and more can stand up to any rap act across the world. The 1970’s berthed what we know now as Hip-hop in New York City. Big Party, loud stereos and diverse cliques in the community competing against each other rapping.From New York rap made its way to the rest of the world and South Africa.
The role of Hip hop music is not as documented in the South Africa apartheid story but it is a well known fact that in the 1980’s rap artists of that era spoke against Afrikaners oppressive ways.Over the years South African artists have finessed the art of hip hop and provided Africa with heavyweight lyricists like Provabs, Kwesta, Riky Rikk, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Da L.E.S, Blakles and HHP just to mention a few. These artist and many others have exhibited the rap art in its pure form winning adulations from many across the continent. There is however a worrying trend cropping up in South African hip hop music nowadays. It might take more observation to notice this but South African hip hop music videos are becoming same themed , monotonous and not as creative as it could be.
Just like the trend of nudity is gradually taking over the African music visuals market which is a story for another day, South African hip hop music videos are following same trend. Watch an average South African hip hop music video today and you are likely to see rapper in big mansion, surrounded by skimpily clad females grinding with different inches of waists,a luxurious car and bottles of champagne popping like confetti. The lavish lifestyle is basically the portrait that presents itself to you in most South African hip hop music videos nowadays. How did it get to this? Is that what the market is dictating? Is that what the fans want?.
The truth is that the monotonous nature of these music videos is undermining the artistry of the many gifted wordsmiths that abound in South Africa. Whatever is responsible for this worrying trend can be arrested by a more creative approach to shooting music videos by industry players.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa and other African artists from different countries troop to Jozi to shoot their music videos. With the beautiful landscapes that abound in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and elsewhere we should be getting more beautiful work of art from South African hip hop music videos. It is noteworthy that this trend is not common to all but most of South AFrican Hip hop music. Kudos to the ones that have been thinking out of the box in the presentation of their visuals and here also is an open challenge to South Africa’s finest rhythm and applied poetry (rap) experts to curb the boring trend.