Wawela Awards 2016 honoured Gabi Le Roux and Oliver Mtukudzi 

The WAWELA Awards 2016 were held at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, on the 7 th of October.

The ceremony was attended by industry stakeholders and composers. The awards proved, once again, to be growing and still about celebrating the least talked about music composers, and songwriters of South Africa.

This year's big winners included recipients of the Special Awards, and our legends in the business were honoured in the following categories, Prolific Catalogue of Works -  was awarded to Gabi Le Roux and Internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi walked away with the Breaking through the Borders Award.

Congratulations on another successful Awards - we recognise and appreciate your hard work!
In This Issue
Sauti Sol win best group at MTV
Africa Music Awards

Kenyan music group Sauti Sol has been crowned Africa's Best Group at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards in South Africa held last Saturday 22rd Oct 2016 at the Ticketpro Dome. They were the only East Africans who won an award at the ceremony - guaranteeing East Africa with the Best Group MAMA title for the next year

Sauti Sol was also nominated in the categories of Song of the Year, Best Collab and A rtist of the Year. It was the first time for Sauti Sol to clinch the coveted and highly competitive award for Best Group. However, they have previously won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Act in Africa in 2014.

Speaking in South Africa right after the win, Sauti Sol thanked their management, fans across Africa, friends and media who made the win possible by delivering strong votes for the Best Group award, where they were nominated alongside Toofan (Togo), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), Mi Casa (South Africa) and R2bees (Ghana) "Winning the Best Group award is a career highlight for us, and the East African music industry as a whole. We've been working hard and consistently at our career for about seven years straight. The past year was a big one for us with the release of our self-produced third album: Live and Die in Afrika ... "
Congratulations to 47th annual Dove Gospel Music Association Award Winners!

The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards were held at the Lipscomb University's Allen Arena on the 11th of October 2016. The GMA Dove Awards celebrates music that encourages people in their faith! Between the pre-show and the actual ceremony, awards were handed out in over 44 different categories plus special award categories.

The sold-out show was hosted by for King & Country and Tye Tribbett and featured performances by TobyMac, Tamela Mann, Hillsong United, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and many more. The biggest winner of the night was Lauren Diagle who walked away with three awards, followed by Sheer Publishing's International gospel clients Bethel Music and Hillsong United, with two wins each,
Sheer Publishing is proud to announce award winners on the following categories...

Primus Laidee joins Sheer Publishing

Bongiwe Dlamini also known as Primus Laidee is a remarkable and energetic female hip hop hip artist from Alexandria, North east of Johannesburg. Her love and passion for hip-hop music started at a very young age. Her introduction into writing was through poetry when she was only 12.

Her love for hip hop music grew as years passed until she found herself recording her first single at the age of 21 which led to her first appearance on television on Etv hip-hop show Shiz-Niz in February 2012 for an interview, where she also performed her first single Sugar Honey Ice Tea. This amazing song was also featured ...
A warm welcome to Tshedi Mholo

Matshediso Florence Mholo is one of those South African women who project confidence, strength, and genuine talent and find themselves in harmony with the multiple challenges the world poses.

An outstanding Afro-pop singer, a mother, and a person of sagacity, she has earned the reputation of a woman with perspective. She can make a difference wherever it is necessary not only her common wisdom but also background enthusiasm, and the unflagging energy which constantly helps her follow the path and be a success. There is no wonder that the existing crowds of marveling fans are constantly expanding; it is Tshedi's personality that attracts people and makes them fall in love with her gift, passion, charisma, and determination.

In spite of her fame and people's excitement, she is still a modest person. It is a combination of humility and brightness that makes her attractive and interesting. Henceforth, she is regularly invited to various high-profile events and TV shows.

Tshedi with Bongani Ntshang and Jabulani Ndaba formed the group called Malaika, released their first album in 2003, they've won the hearts of millions all over the globe. They performed at the FIFA organized event in Sandton in support of the country hosting the World Cup 2010 in Africa, sending this message to the world, the group managed to do it immaculately. In 2004, Malaika was invited...
Meet your Composer: Chanelle Hoorne

What's your name: Chanelle Hoorne

Where do you come from? Vryburg, North West Province

How long have you been composing? 21 years

What is your creative process? How do you start creating a beat? / How do you start writing lyrics to a beat? I generally record any idea, melody, rhyme, etc. that comes to mind. This happens a lot so when I do write I always reference recordings done prior on my phone.  I write on experiences, feelings and people that has had a huge impact in my life.  Regardless good or bad. This helps me move forward and sustain a sense of content throughout life.

What made you chose a career in this field? I come from a very musical background and have been influenced from a young age when I started playing piano at the age of 7.  It has always been my escape from whatever I experienced growing up.  Music has always been a huge part of my life.  I live it in everything that I do.  The singing only came at a later stage but realized back then already that the ability to apply skill to a God given talent is a really special gift that simply have to be persuaded...
Howard Audio gets people talking with score for MTN commercial 

Howard Audio gets people talking with their latest TV commercial score for MTN Africa. Metropolitan Republic briefed us to compose a cinematic piece to echo the visuals - a story of "always being together" when you use MTN ...
Mad Mike Drifts into Zengankani

RedBull Media House couples the hard hitting rap sound of Zengenkani by u_Sanele feat Stilo Magolide with the adrenaline pumping world of Drift! Accelerate the magic with style!