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Happy World Music Day

Author Victor Hugo wrote that “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Sir Elton John said, “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Music plays a vital role in our lives, without music, the world would … Continue reading

Africa Day Benefit Concert at home

Africa Day was born on May 25, 1963. It is a celebration of the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in the fight against colonialism in Africa. Different countries in Africa, as well as around the world celebrate the day annually. It is a public holiday in some … Continue reading

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica rocks!

Mauritz Lotz is a legendary South African guitarist extraordinaire based in Johannesburg. LastFM says, “Lotz has worked with many South African artists such as: Mango Groove, Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Hugh Masekela, Coleske, Steve Hofmeyer, P J Powers, Ed Jordan, Johannes Kerkorrel, Lesley Rae Dowling, Little Sister, Bles Bridges, Anton Goosen, NiaNell, Laurika Rauch, Joshua … Continue reading

Apple Music launches Africa Month celebration

Apple Music has launched a month-long campaign to showcase the best playlists, artists and albums from all corners of the continent to celebrate Africa Month. This follows last week’s expansion of Apple Music into an additional 52 new countries around the world. This expansion gave 33 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa access to Apple Music. The campaign … Continue reading

ATHARI – from backing band to fame

Last week I discovered ATHARI, the band that backed the legendary Lesotho born artist, Tshepo Tshola. ATHARI was born in 2015 but, the band has been together for over 10 years as a backing band of Tshepo Tshola. The band recorded 3 albums with Tshepo, before deciding to stand on its own feet. “As a … Continue reading

‘PJ your DJ’ is no more

Veteran ZBC Radio disc jockey, Peter Johns, who was affectionately known by fans as ‘PJ Your DJ’ or ‘The Radio Driver’ has died. Peter Johns died in the United Kingdom yesterday evening at 60 years old. He hosted the Midday Jam on Radio 3 (now Power FM) in Zimbabwe back in the day and other … Continue reading

The South African Radio Awards 2020 Winners

The winners of The South African Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online ceremony hosted by the famous comedian Loyiso Madinga last week Friday the 17th of April. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry. The Station of … Continue reading

#tbt

Seeing today is Thursday, thought of visiting the oldies… Unfortunately, most of my favourite oldies remind me of my late mom. My mom was a music lover… She sang all the time, she even sang in the church choir. Suspicious Minds is one of the tracks that reminds me of my mom. She is the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday

Do you remember this retro look? It looks funny now, but was very cool back in the day…. #tbt

Mr Gee: More than just a voice behind the mic

Story by Constance van Niekerk, Vereeniging This is a long overdue story on one of Vaal’s humble, kind and vibrant radio personalities, ‘Mr Gee’, George Lephoto. Mr Gee’s voice has filled our homes since 2014, the same year I was introduced to Lekoa FM by a friend who’s also a brother, Bona Sera.  Bona is … Continue reading

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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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