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1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Reality Check: Why Musical Talent Isn't Enough to Achieve Success



As musicians, I believe we all exist in varying levels of our own narcissistic paradise. We are, by nature, some of the most self-absorbed people on the planet, and must be in order to achieve many hi...Read more

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Reality Check: Why Musical Talent Isn't Enough to Achieve Success

10 February 2016 | 324 Views
As musicians, I believe we all exist in varying levels of our own narcissistic paradise. We are, by nature, some of the most self-absorbed people on the planet, and must be in order to achieve many hi...

by DJ-Sticha

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Business Advice for Aspiring Musicians

08 February 2016 | 1478 Views
I'm astonished by the number of people who still say things like "you can't make money with music anymore."Do you have any idea how many more bands and artists have been able to "pop" and become p...

by DJ-Sticha

Every 12 hours a new artist is born into Zim's heavily contested gospel music industry

07 February 2016 | 2005 Views
The gospel music industry in Zimbabwe, is among the fastest growing industries, with approximately twelve to fourteen new artists being born into it every week, this reporter can reveal. Despite the f...

by Maxwell Teedzai Entertainment in Harare

Dog eat dog @ #NAMA2016

07 February 2016 | 1344 Views
THE sturdy list of nominees for the 15th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) released last week will for the first time since 2002 genuinely put to test the aptitude of the arts board to ...

by Prince Mushawevato

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Registering with Samro (Southern African Music Rights Organization)

05 February 2016 | 1757 Views
People enjoy YOUR song during weekends. YOUR music gets played all over. The clubs, DJ’s and pubs MAKE THEIR MONEY, but do YOU earn a cent? Are YOU registered with SAMRO or ZIMURA to collect fees fr...

by DJ-Sticha

Bulawayo Music Awards appeal for support

05 February 2016 | 1569 Views
The Bulawayo Music Awards has appealed for support from the local and international funders in an effort to promote its programmes that are meant to uplift local artists.The appeal was made by...

by Stephen Jakes

Going For Africa Gold: Bethen Steals Africa's Gospel Music Limelight

04 February 2016 | 1677 Views
Famous God anointed African Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa's Permican Award of Excellency winning songstress and the architect and brainchild behind 2015 African Golden Virtual Awards Best African Group g...

by Maxwell Teedzai in Harare

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - How to Get Pro-Sounding Vocals on Home Recordings (Bedroom or Garage Studio)

03 February 2016 | 1383 Views
Someone heard one of my songs and sent me a Facebook message efun' ukwazi where is my studio located he want's to bring through his artists arekodele kimi. I could see from his first paragraph that he...

by DJ-Sticha

God take Mugabe music video goes viral

02 February 2016 | 6355 Views
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by Staff

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - You are unique and special as a musician,DJ or producer in your own way, ungezwa ngabo

01 February 2016 | 1807 Views
I remember back in 2012 when I started producing beats using a software called Cubase. I wasn't  sure of my sound instead of ukuding' usizo on how to master or learn basics, I found myself taking...

by DJ-Sticha

Macheso ups tempo

01 February 2016 | 2188 Views
When Alick Macheso's album "Kwatakabva Mitunhu" was received with mixed feelings in 2012, he was exposed to the worst criticism of his career.The musician went on a campaign to try and convinc...

by Arts Reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - This is how you get your music on radio stations in South Africa

29 January 2016 | 1813 Views
ATTENTION ALL RECORDING MUSICIANS!Do you want some airplay on radio? Of course you do. So I'm gonna be a nice guy and help you out.1. Make sure your song is good quality and mastered....

by DJ-Sticha

WATCH: Zoey's upcoming explicit video teaser

28 January 2016 | 3782 Views
RAUNCHY dancer Noleen "Zoey" Sifelani, who has been keeping a low profile, is back with a bang with an explicit music video that is set to be released next month.Titled Muzvambarara, the video...

by Bongani Ndlovu

Bogus DStv Agents flood Zimbabwean market

28 January 2016 | 3244 Views
A racket of dealers purporting to be Digital Satellite television agents have invaded Zimbabwe in a development that is likely to see most members of the public being fleeced of their hard earned cash...

by Mafriqmusicfactory.com

Jah Prayzah flies to Australia

27 January 2016 | 3561 Views
Jah Prayzah was due to leave for Australian on Wednesday afternoon for two gigs.The shows are slated for Friday (Melbourne) and Perth on Saturday.His handler,  Keen  Mushapai...

by Staff Reporter

Zimdancehall musician fakes death for limelight

27 January 2016 | 3093 Views
In a desperate attention seeking move meant to entice followers, Zimdancehall musician Nashie (real name Tinashe Mararanyika) faked his death last week.The death hoax which was part of efforts...

by Bongani Ndlovu

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Working Your Local Music Scene

26 January 2016 | 1613 Views
While getting our fantastic demo and connecting with others online is a great start to getting out there with our music, there's nothing like playing locally. Here are just some of the benefits:Ho...

by DJ-Sticha

Peter Moyo 'cheats' fans

26 January 2016 | 3290 Views
Sungura singer Peter Moyo has been accused of cheating his fans who attended the Dandaro Inn show at the weekend  which was billed to be free but were made to pay.Scores of fans turned up...

by Staff Reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Why Unsigned Musicians Should Worry About Popularity, Not Money

25 January 2016 | 1879 Views
Even in 2016, unsigned musicians are still releasing their music and asking, "Where's my money?" right out of the gate. It's extremely important that every artist look deeply into this question. First...

by DJ-Sticha

Bev, Zoey clash

22 January 2016 | 3593 Views
Lady-of-the-moment Lady Storm aka Eriza is set to clash with her pronounced rivals Beverly Sibanda and Zoey Sifelani on stage at Holly's Hotel in Harare on Sunday - an event aimed at "crowning" the re...

by Staff reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Musicians Need To Rethink Their Struggle With Piracy

22 January 2016 | 2182 Views
Talking about music piracy has become an exercise in self deprecation, an emotional argument that never seems to end. I understand that music piracy was a real issue, it hurt a lot of people, and it s...

by DJ-Sticha

Promotor fight Sandra Ndebele back, says her music has since expired in the industry

21 January 2016 | 5484 Views
A Music promoter Nyasha William Gwazemba, the Chief Executive Officer of Bulawayo Music Awards  has fought back against the attack made by  the Bulawayo based Musician and dancer Sandra Ndeb...

by Stephen Jakes

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - 5 Reasons Why DIY is the best approach every musician needs to take today

20 January 2016 | 2038 Views
As musicians and artists we are all looking to grow our fan base by reaching out to as many listeners as we can who will appreciate our music. Digital music production tools have made making music mor...

by DJ-Sticha

Zimbabwean Producer releases track with Afropop star Wizkid

19 January 2016 | 3261 Views
Zimbabwean record producer Rymez has written another piece of history by his latest release featuring the infectious vocals of international Afropop star Wizkid and UK Pop Star SneakboKariba-b...

by Entertainment reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - How Any Musician Can Develop Their Unique Sound

18 January 2016 | 1783 Views
If you're a musician, you want to be original.  To have your sound. To be unique. The problem with being original is that it's a myth. We are all a...

by DJ-Sticha

Zee-Slizer combo produces scorcher

18 January 2016 | 1733 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean House-Kwasa singer, Zee Wengoma, recently collaborated with Botswana dance queen, Slizer to release a scorcher of a single track titled "Edladleni".The song, recorded...

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Orphaned Zimbabwe teenage girls break into professional Mbira circles

16 January 2016 | 2336 Views
INSTEAD OF COWERING down to intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination, two outstanding Zimbabwean teenage girls from Harare's poor Ruwa African Township have da...

by Maxwell Teedzai in Harare

1ns And 2s With DJ-Sticha - Producers and MusicianS: Stop Complaining and Start Innovating

15 January 2016 | 1598 Views
I'm a nice guy and I really don't say much, but this post is something I've had on my mind for a while and this really needs to be said. My intended audience for this post is producers and musicians w...

by Dj-Sticha

Jeys Marabini readies new album

15 January 2016 | 1442 Views
Bulawayo star Majahawodwa Ndlovu popularly known in the music circles as Jeys Marabini is set to launch a 12-track album titled "Thula Sana" March 26 at Bulawayo Theatre.The much anticipated a...

by Xolisani Nyathi

EZASE Afro new reality TV show

14 January 2016 | 1660 Views
EZASE Afro, a new reality TV show focusing on the lives of artists and DJs signed to DJ Tira's record label Afrotainment, will premiere on DStv channel 161 tonight.The show takes a look behind...

by Staff reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - What They Won't Tell You In This Music Industry Of Ours

13 January 2016 | 1446 Views
Ukufunda akupheli kuphel' iskole,now there are some things in life ozozifunda ngendlela ekuhambeni,noma bekufundisa abantu kodwa kukhona ozokufunda ngokwenz' ama mistakes noma ozofunda ngoba ubone iph...

by DJ-Sticha

Mas'kandi music charming Zimbabwean artistes

13 January 2016 | 1992 Views
THE popularity of Mas'kandi music of South Africa is now also charming local artistes with Maz'velela Khabo being the latest to release an album Ben 10 ungenzani.Boasting of 13 tracks, the alb...

by Bongani Ndlovu and Mkhululi Ncube

AKA reconciles with Zinhle

13 January 2016 | 1903 Views
South Africa's rapper AKA showed his mature side when he sent the mother of his daughter what many consider a romantic gift – 50 red roses.While DJ Zinhle has denied that she and AKA are bac...

by Staff reporter

Sandra Ndebele accuses promoter

12 January 2016 | 2546 Views
POPULAR dance queen Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi has accused a little known promoter of using her name to promote the Bulawayo Music Awards, saying the whole thing was the work of con artistes.A mes...

by Bongani Ndlovu

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - How Musicians Can Successfully Brand Themselves

11 January 2016 | 1731 Views
Ngithand' ukubingelela uzulu wonke I hope you in good health, ngikufisela impumelelo nengqubekela phambili in everything that you do kulo 2016 and beyond, asibangene ke. Today ngifun' ukuxoxa ngebrand...

by Dj-Sticha

Maskandi in war over copyright

10 January 2016 | 3325 Views
POPULAR South African maskandi artist Mjikijelwa Ngubane, better known as “Ichalaha Likashafuza”, is in hot water.Ichalaha is accused of stealing a song from a capella group, The Soil, wit...

by Staff Reporter

Jah Prayzah at it again - 'steals' video concept

10 January 2016 | 6112 Views
THE much overrated Jah Prayzah is embroiled in yet another plagiarism scam, barely a month after he released a string of videos from his latest album.He stands accused of copying a video conce...

by Staff Reporter

Former Zvishavane Sounds member urges upcoming artist to be original

08 January 2016 | 2120 Views
Former Zvishavane Sounds Rhythmist, Davison Matsheza has urged budding music outfits in Zvishavane to be original if they want to attain the fame Zvishavane sounds enjoyed during the 1990s.In ...

by Musavengana Hove

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - Favoritism and Politics in the Music industry

08 January 2016 | 1717 Views
Have you ever been in a situation yokuthi you want something badly, you've tried all avenues kwangangeneki, hayi ngoba kuvaliwe kodwa kuyikuthi people in power make sure you don't get in because of so...

by Dj-Sticha

T1 Wema1's Mangwana Music Video is making waves

07 January 2016 | 3220 Views
T1 Wema1's video to his inspiring hit, Mangwana has made it in the #ZimTopTen show on Zambezi Magic DSTV Channel 160. Mangwana is the 12th track on his official debut album, Inzwa and it is also his d...

by Entertainment Reporter

Albert Nyathi's multi-lingual gender fight

07 January 2016 | 2443 Views
United Nations Women - Gender Champion Albert Nyathi is currently working on a 20-track multi-lingual music album which will be launched soon as part of the Africa UNiTE campaign. The album which is p...

by Arts Reporter

1ns and 2s with DJ-Sticha - How selling music online can fuel physical demand

06 January 2016 | 2316 Views
What a better way to start umnyak' omusha than getting indab' ezimnandi?, we know you make izinto ezimnandi (good music) so ngikuphathel' indab' ezimnandi today. Very soon we'll be launching a music ...

by Dj-Sticha

StarBrite 2015 winner Nomvuyo starts music career

05 January 2016 | 1830 Views
NOMVUYO Seagirl Dube, winner of the StarBrite 2015 competition is over the moon saying the feat was a stepping stone to launching her career in music.The pint-sized singer beat 200 other conte...

by Bongani Ndlovu

Mango Groove steals show at Victoria Falls Carnival

05 January 2016 | 2213 Views
South African group Mango Groove stole the show at the just-ended fourth edition of the three-day Jameson-Victoria Falls Carnival. The event brought excitement to the Zimbabwean entertainment scene an...

by Peter Tanyanyiwa

1ns and 2s with Dj-Sticha - Where is beef taking Music?

04 January 2016 | 2104 Views
Namhlanje ngifun' ukukhuluma ngenyama yenkomo ibeef,,,ngiyadlala am talking about ibeef as in ukungaboni ngaso linye phakathi kwabant' abesemculweni or lemme say ukungathelelan' amanzi kwabantu abaku ...

by Dj-Sticha

'Ikatali kubanikazi' The Dallas declaration

02 January 2016 | 3417 Views
In colloquial Shona they say "Mupei sando dzake" to mean who the cap fits let them wear it. This is to say give credit where it is due.Honest Kamanga popularly known as Madalaboy or simply Dal...

by Entertainment Reporter

Prince of Maskandi looming

02 January 2016 | 5747 Views
TSHOLOTSHO - TAKEN by the desire of being famous, many youngsters jump on the musical bandwagon but thus not the case with Thamsanqa. The debutant has cut the mustard, surely umthwenthwe uhlaba usamil...

by Vusmann

'I have special place in my heart for inmates,' says Calaz

31 December 2015 | 3349 Views
HIGH-FLYING Zimdancehall champion, Tawanda "Seh Calaz" Mumanyi has opened up on his close association with convicts and ex-convicts-commonly referred to as "Mabhanditi" in social circles- whom he is k...

by Virimayi Nzira

Watch: Jah Prayzah - Eriza (Official Video)

30 December 2015 | 6457 Views
Watch the official video of Eriza by Jah Prayzah, Script by Jah Prayzah and directed by Slimaz Pro. Three days after being posted on YouTube the video has over 28 000 views. https://www.y...

by Staff Reporter

Bhalagwe Camp victims honoured

26 December 2015 | 5794 Views
KHEZI - Maskandi stage - masters Amachwane Amahle dedicates their top - drawer second album to the Bhalagwe Camp (Khezi) victims who were killed mercilessly during the Gukurahundi Genocide.Lau...

by Vusmann
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