Beyond Weddings: Tsa Manyalo music is growing on Spotify

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Limpopo’s languages, Khelobedu, Sepedi, XiTsonga, and Tshivenda, continue to be precursors of its burgeoning music scene. The province’s music scene is enjoying increased visibility, with artists from the region achieving monumental success. However, until recently, this visibility did not include prominent Tsa Manyalo music artists Pleasure Tsa Manyalo and Maredi Maredi, whose music is gaining …

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Spotify Wrapped 2023: South Africans listened to more local songs than in 2022

Spotify Wrapped 2023

Spotify Wrapped 2023 demonstrated that South Africans are consuming more local songs, compared to 2022. Spotify Wrapped is the streaming giant’s thorough look into the music and podcasts that defined the year for South African users. Spotify Wrapped 2023 shows that local users are listening to more and more local songs and South African artists …

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Spotify releases 2022 revenues generated by South African artists

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South African artists and music are becoming more popular around the world creating big opportunities for creators. Amapiano, the homegrown South African genre, has seen tremendous growth, with over 1.9 billion streams in 2022 alone. The genre has grown beyond its home borders, with streams outside of Sub Saharan Africa growing by more than 563% …

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Spotify listeners cannot get enough of Peta Teanet’s Ka Valungu – African Vibe PT 2

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Peta Teanet has seen a resurgence on Spotify. The late prominent musician’s listenership increased by 73%, and his streams by 100%, reveals Spotify data tracking the past 28 days. “Art is timeless, in audio form or otherwise. The music released pre-streaming still resonates with listeners familiar with the music, and those who discover the music …

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Kelvin Momo’s marvellous set left Spotify Greasy Tunes patrons wanting more

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Spotify Greasy Tunes playlist-themed, month-long activities continued this past week with Amapiano Grooves. Gugu Nyatsumba of After School is After School opened the second week with a live podcast recording featuring Focalistic, in a conversation that delved into Foca’s rise to the top of the Amapiano ladder and the genre’s continued global domination. Amapiano has …

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Spotify Announces New Original Podcast with South African Comedian Trevor Noah

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Spotify today announced a new Original Podcast with Trevor Noah, one of the most successful comedians in the world and a New York Times best-selling author. The weekly podcast will blend Trevor’s signature humor and razor-sharp wit with his global perspective to deliver a unique take on the hottest and most captivating topics of the …

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Emerging Content Creator Workshop A Huge Success, Powered By DStv Content Creator Awards

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The Emerging Content Creator Workshop, hosted by the DStv Content Creator Awards, saw a remarkable turnout of a full capacity room on Thursday, 8 June. The event showcased the eagerness and enthusiasm of up-and-coming content creators to network, learn, and engage in meaningful discussions. As a key event on the awards’ calendar, the workshop aimed …

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Spotify Data: South Africans are in the top 10 markets listening to African Heat

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For ardent fans and casual listeners of Afrobeats, both at home and in the diaspora, Spotify’s African Heat is both an important resource for music discovery and a growing catalogue of the genre’s global success. Spotify first introduced African Heat in 2017 and the playlist has grown to become the premier hub for Afrobeats on …

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AKA’s album Mass Country is set to be SupaMega

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AKA’s new album, Mass Country, due to be released on global streaming platform Spotify tomorrow, is both a parting gift to his fans and a love letter to South Africa. ALSO READ: FORBES FAMILY CONFIRMS AKA’S MASS COUNTRY ALBUM RELEASE TO HONOUR HIS LEGACY Mass Country was produced and completed before South African rapper Kiernan …

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