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K.O

Inspired by Hip-Hop greats at an early age, Ntokozo Mdluli, better known on stage as K.O, is a renowned South African rapper, composer, and businessman who was born on October 13, 1989, in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Mdluli, a Vaal University of Technology public relations management graduate, began pursuing a career in rap music. He quickly founded “Teargas,” a group that made a lasting history in South African music with four outstanding albums.

Following his meteoric rise to fame, K.O founded the well-known entertainment and lifestyle firm “Cashtime Life” in 2013, through which he produced his breakthrough song “Caracara,” which is widely recognized for revolutionizing South African hip-hop.

“Caracara” topped regional, digital, radio, and television charts, and it was the first South African rap video to reach one million YouTube views. K.O. toured the African continent, the United Kingdom, and the United States in support of his debut album, “Skhanda Republic,” which peaked at number one on the RSA charts and went platinum soon after release, receiving three SA Music Awards.

“SR2,” his second album, was nominated for a South African Hip-Hop Award and was regarded as – K.O’s most open and intimate body of work, exposing the seldom-seen fragility of a striving black guy in South Africa.

Collaborations with worldwide house icon Black Coffee, South African R&B phenomenon Shekhinah, and Nigerian singer Runtown were also included on the album. K.O’s album, “PTY UNLTD,” earned gold in 2019, and included African music superstars such as Wizkid and DJ Maphorisa.

“Hasta Que Amanezca,” “Keep It Fly,” “PLAYBACK,” and many others are among his recent songs. K.O. just debuted his own clothing line, Skhanda World.

M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...
RoTation

RoTation

RoTation is perhaps one of Sudan's most diverse rappers. His saucy delivery and lyrical approach have also earned him a unique spot in the hearts of his contemporaries. Rapper, songwriter, and producer roTation can effortlessly go from fast spitting to...
Desiire

DESIIRE

In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
Kususa

Kususa

Kususa is a South African electronic dance duo consisting of Joshua Sihle Sokweba (Kunzima Theology) and Mncedi Tshicila (Samurai Yasusa). The band's name, "Kususa," is a combination of the members' stage names as well as a term that, when loosely...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

Tunisian vocalist Deena Abdelwahed earned her stripes on the Tunisian scene and as part of the Arabstazy collective and is noted for her hybridized DJ sets. Deena was born in the Qatari city of Doha in 1989, and her incredible...
G-Salih

G-SALIH

Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...
AKA Keyz

AKA Keyz

AKA Keyz is one of those rappers you lose track of time listening to because he has established himself as an intelligent and astute lyricist. With the help of his single "No Options Left," Keyz first gained notoriety in 2018....
Oddisee

Oddisee

Born of an African-American mother and a Sudanese father, Oddisee, whose real name is Amir Mohamed el Khalifa is renowned for his productions with a hip-hop foundation that combines jazz, funk, and go-go influences with unflinching conviction and candor while...

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