Danny K releases Brown Eyes video

SA star, activist Danny K is back with a brand new single. It’s called Brown Eyes and it’s blazing at the moment. The song has been added to most of the radio playlists and with the video’s release, it’s bound to get loads of TV time and Internet views too. Good work Danny. Nice video too.

MTN SAMA 19 – First list of winners for 2013

Riot, Zahara
The 19th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) has arrived. The technical, non-broadcast or as host for the evening Tumi Morake said, the Tumi Show awards, were held in the Sun City resort on Friday evening. Some of the big nominees were in attendance, as were sponsors, media and other invited guests.

I was there tweeting, instagraming and filming (footage to follow soon). It was a lovely evening and this part of the awards weekend is always so enjoyable. It’s a nice way to ease into the festivities and it’s good to catch up with some of the nominees and winners. Here is a list of the winners from tonight:

Lifetime Achievement Awards – Presented by Ray Phiri & Vusi Mahlasela
Johannes Kerkorrel (posthumously)
Sizwe Zako
Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Khaya – For You

• Best Alternative Album
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox

• Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony – Orchestra

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

• Best Producer
Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe (Toya Delazy)

• Best Engineer
Mark Beling for Strong (BlackByrd)

• Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan for Honey Spiders – (The Parlotones)

• Remix of the Year
DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

• Best Live DVD
The Captured Tour Concert Film – Lira

Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best Selling DVD
Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City – Joyous Celebration

• Best Selling Album
Roeper – Theuns Jordaan

• Best Selling Tru-Tone
Follow Me – DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

• Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
Loliwe – Zahara

• Best Selling Full-Track Download
You’re The Voice- Shout/J23 – Artists for a safer South Africa

• SAMPRA AWARD
Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

Dr MalingaDr Malinga’s outfit deserves a mention (you decide whether it’s winning or not) but it had a lot of people talking… So I thought I should share the pic too.

Pics taken on my iPhone 5

Watch the new Shout video

Have you seen the new Shout 2012 video? Well if you haven’t, do so now. You can see it above. This is the second video and song created to support the Shout campaign, an initiative set up help reduce the drastically high crime statistics in South Africa. The campaign was set up be singers Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane back in 2010.

The response to the first song and video (click here to view it) was so overwhelming positive. The song went to number one on several radio charts across the country and proceeds raised from the downloads were donated to those affected by crime or to organisations who are battling the scourge of violence in our country.

In addition to releasing the new track, the team at Shout announced their new app. The app is available as of the 1st of April and will be available on Android devices now. It will allow you to see where the latest crime hotspots are in your area, how you can contact the police in case of an emergency and you can use Google maps to locate the nearest police station should you need one. This is a big move and I commend all involved in developing this app. For more information on the app and on how you can get your hands on a copy of the song, visit their official site:

http://www.shoutsa.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shoutsa

Or use this trend on Twitter #Shout2012