Yvonne Chaka Chaka: A musical icon

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Mention the name Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and people are likely to think of songs like ‘Umqombothi’ (featured in the opening scene of the 2004 movie ‘Hotel Rwanda’, ‘I’m In Love With A DJ‘, and ‘I’m Burning Up’. 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

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“SHOUT SA” – A Campaign to prevent crime

Written by Prudence Chauke | March 17, 2010 | Leave a Comment

October 18, 2007 marked a sad day as the world learned of the tragic loss of one Africa’s most influential artist, Lucky Dube who died due to senseless crime. It is now 2010, almost three years later, and I am proud to share the coming together of some of South Africa’s influential people in the entertainment industry to fight against crime.


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‘Mandela Day’ concert in New York rocks the world

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | July 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Zain Telecommunications once again proudly sponsored the ‘Mandela Day’ to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. The star-studded extravaganza, held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on July 18, attracted a global television audience of over 1 billion.


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Music meets Football at CAF Awards

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | February 11, 2009 | Leave a Comment

ycc.jpgThe 2008 Glo CAF Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria Tuesday, was a marriage between some of the best footballers in Africa and some top-notch African musicians. The glitzy award ceremony hosted by Christopher Bongo and Bimbo Oloyede was not all about honoring the best footballers and teams on the continent; it was splashed with delightful performances by great African musicians like Yvonne Chaka Chaka of South Africa, King Mensah of Togo and the amazing Yossou N’ Dour.

Nigeria’s dynamic R&B duo P-Square, Ishmael from South Africa and a host of other musicians also joined the train to put some life into the otherwise boring ceremony filled with long speeches and technical hitches. Perhaps the organizers should have paid a little more attention to the technical issues such as cueing playbacks properly, checking microphones et cetera instead of turning the event into a promotional campaign for Glo, the title sponsors of the awards.

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