Maftown Heights on Turn Up tonight!

We are staggering the lead up to the #CHOAMVA14 extravaganza with an official party in the form of Maftown Heights on Friday 28 Nov, and a complementary line up on Turn Up tonight.

Tellaman’s “Drinks and Music” video teaser!
Tellaman has teamed up with experimental Hip Hopper Okmalumkoolkat for his single “Drinks and Music” and has chosen Turn Up to premier the video for that joint. That is, this is the first platform where you will get to see the video for this summer banger for the first time. Here’s a sneak peak of the video -to get the full scoop, you will have to tune in at 19:30.


Some Lenyora wisdom
Thebe Lenyora has been in the game for like- ever right? We have a one on one with him tonight and we expect that he will be spitting plenty words of wisdom. He will also let us in on what he’s been up to, is up to and will be up to, given that the party season is here.

Black Lez spits new rhymes
Black Lez sets the stage ablaze with a performance of some new material from his upcoming work. The Pretoria MC is also headlined to perform at this year’s Maftown Heights sharing the stage with over 26 other MC’s.

DJ Speedsta on The Basement
Setting the mood for a turn up of a night on The Basement will be DJ Speedsta who will be mixing the freshest tunes, amping you for what will be a mother of a pre party next week at Newtown.

Divas and dons on Turn Up tonight

Nandi Mngoma is the diva amongst the dons on Turn Up tonight. Joining us for another episode of what’s popping on the continental and international entertainment scene is the Durban beauty together with Zano and the kings of Johannesburg street fashion, Boyz n Bucks.

Off the back of her single release “In my skin,” and a video which premiered last week, we get the scoop on what Miss Mngoma is gonna be up to for the rest of the year and beyond.

Mpumalanga born musician and actor Zano joins us on stage for a performance that will showcase what he’s been cooking in studio.

Upping the don count are the real cool kids of Johannesburg, Boyz n Bucks. Consisting of CHOAMVA Best Hip Hop Most Gifted Male nominee Riky Rick, purveyor of underground cultural cool OkMalumKoolKat and Stilo Magolide amongst others, they join their buddy Scoop in the studio to get you ready to turn things up this weekend.

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Fresh music news on The Drop

Die Antwoord drop a new video, Vetkoek and Mahoota loose half a million rand equipment and Cassper’s Tsholofelo goes gold. These and more are on The Drop this week.

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We skeem royalty on Turn Up tonight

Durban King does Hip Hop; Pretoria House Princes Black Motion talk fresh music, African King of Hip Hop and Nandi Mngoma debut never seen on television videos!

DJ Tira and Duncan
Durban king DJ Tira has earned his stripes in the game. To date, he is now an accomplished DJ, a record label owner and has garnered a reputation for throwing mean ass parties e-Thekwini lonke! His record label, Afrotainment, has predominantly been churning out Kwaito and House hits but now, this 38 year old has taken an exciting move to branch into Hip Hop.

Enter new Durban rapper Duncan whose fresh take on a Kwaito classic, “Tsiki tsiki” from his debut album “Street Government” has had airwaves turning and heads pumping. “Mi Thatha” is the focus of the spotlight tonight. Its yet another hot single from his album with a recently shot video, which we showcase to you too!

Black Motion
Robert ‘DJ Murda’ Mahosana and Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane have in a short period gone from being back room producers to being famous for lighting up dance floors across the country with their raw percussive artistry. Tonight they chat “Fortune teller”, their new single as well as give us an electrifying performance that will surely get you fired up for the weekend.

Nandi Mngoma and Cassper Nyovest new videos!
We done told you earlier in the week about Cassper Nyovest’s “Doc Shebeleza” remix video featuring authentic Hip Hop veteran Talib Kweli. We’ve got the exclusive and it premiers tonight! We make a double dose of fresh videos with natural beauty Nandi Mngoma’s never seen before video from her single “In my skin.”

We would love to hear what you think about our ensemble of quality guests so do hit us up on #TurnUp with all your views.

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Cassper Nyovest: leader of the new school!

Cassper Nyovest is hot right now and can’t nobody disagree with that! He has frequent radio airplay, iTune sales, endorsements, high profile collabos and fresh videos to prove it.

His 19 track independently released debut album “Tsholofelo” has delivered a barrage of successful singles in the form of grimy, unashamedly ghetto Hip Hop anthem “Gusheshe”, huge middle finger to the haters “Phumakim” to chart-topping sing-along “Doc Shebeleza”.

The latter continues to enjoy success with well over 170 000 downloads, a recent Sprite endorsement in which it has been been licensed for an advertisement in the United States and most recently, it saw legendary Hip Hop extraordinaire jump on the remix, which was released online for download for free.The duo also shot a video for the remix and have given Channel O exclusive first view!

Leading up to the big reveal on Turn Up at 19:30, we bring you all things Cassper this #CassperFriday. We start with a double dose of Cassper nice and early with Double Play at 10:00. He then battles it out with his fellow Motswakolistas HHP and Khuli Chana at 14:30 on The Battle. Next will be an afternoon of a detailed focus on Cassper on Hit Factory at 15:30.

For your exclusive view of the “Doc Shebeleza” remix video featuring Talib Kweli, you must tune into Turn Up at 19:30. We then round things up by extending the fighting ring to a continental and international level with a battle between Cassper, Kanye and West African rapper, Sarkodie at 21:00.

Visit Channel O on Twitter, on Facebook and on Instagram to not only submit your Top 12 songs, but for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.

Major collabos on The Drop this week!

Major African music stories this week include a collabo between Cassper Nyovest and Talib Kweli. Check out The Drop for more!