African dancehall is still rising in recognition around the world and to show how much potential can be unleashed in the genre we showcase Malawi born artist Sir Jent Kago.

Background

Born Orlando Gonani, Kago started doing music in early 2010 while he was still in primary school. He describes himself as a person who grew up around music, which inspired him to kick start his career.

Sir Jent Kago who is based in Lilongwe is part of a Reggae/Dancehall outfit known as Mabilinganya Empire.

Music

The artist is currently working on his mixtape titled Changes. With two singles which you can stream below already out.

Star Bwai

Pon Di Beat

The artist also shared an exclusive on a new single titled Anali Abale, which talks of friends becoming enemies due to changes in financial status.Watch out for the new single coming out anytime soon.

 

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is an effort to showcase new African dancehall artists. You can read more about it here. If you would like to be feature get in touch on WhatsApp +263738431093 or email: [email protected], you can also fill this form: https://dancehallafrika.com/discover

Alex Muti is a multi-talented/multimedia/multi-genre producer. He’s an all round creative; writer, producer, photographer, designer, videographer, etc. Born Guidance Takaruva, February 1994 at Masvingo General Hospital.

Swaziland based producer Alex Muti

Background

His curiousity for music started growing about 8 years ago. His circle of friends were enthusiastic about comic books and sketching, eventually he found literature and stories interesting. After developing interest in sound production/video editing software, he joined Limkokwing University for a Creative Multimedia course which polished his skillset.

Awards

He is the mastermind behind one of the 2017 MTNSWAMA Song of the Year Nominees, Dj 1D’s Gijima Mfana and M. TriggerSon’s 2moro (Hapan’ Anozvigona) hit single which was performed at the 2017 award ceremony. He’s the one who produced M. TriggerSon’s anticipated Highway project, all 10 songs + the 2moro music video.

Early this year he released a playlist of exclusive beats that display his range (for stream only) in order to showcase some of the dynamics in his sound. He is currently crafting an EP (about 10 songs) featuring eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) recording artists – due to drop before summer, 2 singles + 1 music video already out.

Links

Dj 1D ft. Crax, Mozaik and KrTC – Gijima Mfana (Prod. by Alex Muti)
https://www.datafilehost.com/d/702ec230

Dj 1D ft. Diba Diba, Qibho Intalektual & Jurie – Lendlela (Prod. by Alex Muti)
https://www.datafilehost.com/d/51992927

Alex Muti ft. Able Kein, Jurie, Wigo & M. TriggerSon – Noise
http://umculo.net/index.php?a=track&id=138&name=alex-muti-noise-ft-able-kein-jurie-wigo-amp-m-triggerson

Most of the other songs he produced are not yet published by the artists.

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is an effort to showcase new African dancehall artists. You can read more about it here. If you would like to be featured get in touch on WhatsApp +263738431093 or email: [email protected], you can also fill this form: https://dancehallafrika.com/discover

Dancehall Kedha Music

Background

Dancehall Keddah was born Edward Terrence Cheza on the 14th of June 1993 and grew up in the ghetto Glenview, Harare. He did his primary education at Mbizi Primary School from grade 1-2, before changing to Lochinvar Primary School to finish off his primary education.

He did his O Levels at Prince Edward School. At P.E. was were DK took interest in music and learnt how to play instruments before later joining the school Jazz band, Pop band, Marimba band and also the mbira band.He also did part of his secondary education at Christ Ministries Academy.

Dancehall Keddah’s talent for music was also apparent between the years 2007 – 2008 when he was Bob Nyaminde’s drummer, even performing with the Zimbabwean music icon on multiple occasions. 

LISTEN TO ALL THE LATEST FROM DANCEHALL KEDHA ON audiomack.com/artist/dancehall-dk-keddah

 

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is an effort to showcase new African dancehall artists. You can read more about it here. If you would like to be featured get in touch on WhatsApp +263738431093 or email: [email protected], you can also fill this form: https://dancehallafrika.com/discover

Real name Gift Maseka, Seany Vybz is a rising dancehall star hailing from the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 23 year old dancehall artist is signed to the MGf records which is also based in South Africa.

Collaborations

Seany Vybz bags a Jamaica based artists in his portfolio, on a track titled Hustle Hard the singer features Keily Genz. He has also worked with Elcee Gweja another Zimdancehall artist.

Inspirations

Seany Vybz told us that he is inspired by Jamaican Bruk off Yuh Back hitmaker Konshens.

Now to the music:

The artist said he is still working on his first studio album with MGf, but has dropped a few singles, you can stream below:

 

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is an effort to showcase new African dancehall artists. You can read more about it here. If you would like to be featured get in touch on WhatsApp +263738431093 or email: [email protected], you can also fill this form: https://dancehallafrika.com/discover

Zimbabwe is packed with young talent that’s one thing for sure and Mark G is definitely not an exception. The young dancehall artist that hails from the southern part of Zimbabwe is a force to reckon with if his melodic tunes are anything to go by.

Mark G

The 18 year old singer, whose real name is Regis Takunda Mandangu was born and raised in Beitbridge. Mark G began his music career at the age of 10 following motivations from his brother Razorman who is now his manager. Razorman is also the person who inspired the name Mark G according to the singer.

Collaborations

He has collaborated with some of our own well known local acts like Dr Clarence, Bethany and Mac D.

Inspiration

Mark G confesses to be inspired by Patoranking and Buffalo Soulja from the African continent and Alkaline from Jamaica. Asked why these three he said its because they resemble his sound.

He also stated that he hopes to be signed under Jah Prayzah’s Millitary Touch Movement label.

Other Activities

Apart from being a solo artist Mark G is also a beat maker and a learning pianist thus he produces his own beats at home in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. Currently Mark G is the head-boy at Vhembe High School in the boarder town where he is doing good in his academics.

Mark G was also featured in Masvingo’s Mirror newspaper where he officially announced that he was leaving Lady Squander‘s After 8 record label which he had signed at the age of 14.

Now To The Music…

SHUVE FT UTTER1

 

Follow Mark G on social media:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is an effort to showcase new African dancehall artists. You can read more about it here. If you would like to be feature get in touch on WhatsApp +263738431093 or email: [email protected], you can also fill this form: https://dancehallafrika.com/discover

When I started this website as Zimdancehall Insider almost three years ago the vision was to showcase some of the finest acts in Zimdancehall and probably help push some of our artists beyond our borders. As you can see that was a pretty ambitious vision.

At that time I was so broke but I tried so much to bootstrap with what I had and the site took off. This should tell you that I also hoped creating this site would help me financially. I was to realise later that, it was only just a dream. Google Adsense (our advertising platform) doesnt pay as much for Zimbabwean views than it does for European or American views, you have to be a Newsday to make meaningful income out of it (or not?)

This is not what I really want to talk about here, but its going to help whats coming.

The reason I have really continued with this website is simply passion.

Over the years, I have interacted with a number of people, Zimdancehall celebs and fans, but trust me its not easy to convince some of our Zimdancehall artists to care about you, when you are just a blog and they are not going to see their face in the newspaper! But some are really cool and they treat you just like a real newspaper when you engage them, which makes it worth it!

Getting to my story of DISCOVER!

Zimdancehall is becoming too difficult to keep up with that I have come to discover that people don’t care about keeping up with it anymore. No, people now care more about keeping up with a few artists at a time. The rest become background players who have one almost popular song every year.

It is becoming more difficult for some talented young artists to enter the scene. Note that I said talented, I am sure that not everyone that sings deserves to enter the scene, we have a lot of chancerz in the industry. People who are trying their lucky even though they are not really good at it.

DancehallAfrika DISCOVER is our new program to offer help to some of the talented dancehall artists in ways we can. Which is not much really, I will not promise that a feature on this blog will give your career the lifting it needed, no. What we are looking to do is give you a searchable profile, a reference for your work.

This site has done well over the years in terms of ranking for Zimdancehall searches on Google. That means if you have your profile on our site, it becomes possible for someone to search your name on Google and have meaningful results.

We will also try to promote our discover section to promoters so that when they search for artists to help promote, they also take a look at it.

In the years I have worked this blog, I have discovered that patience is one of the most important thing if you want to make your career meaningful. As an artist you also need to reflect on your work, if you are not a Soul Jah Love sometimes you are going to need to work a little extra hard and trust me that is a good thing.

All these years you are failing, you are actually perfecting your work and preparing yourself to be a better artist than most.

Its not always about the money, because to tell you the truth if all great singers we have right now cared for money all the way, we wouldn’t be having such great music to listen to.

Like I told you before, I have been sponsoring this blog myself because I am passionate about blogging and sharing music. Now I also want to see great artists who haven’t been discovered before taking a chance together with me.

If you are interested please click this link or go to https://dancehallafrika.com/discover THIS IS FREE!! I urge you to upload your music on SoundCloud before and use the links to fill in the form.

If you cant do that, you can email me with your details on [email protected] or WhatsApp +263738431093 just be patient with me on App, I may be busy but I reply everyone.

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