Level one is here peeps! And we’re levelling up in more ways than one… just when you thought the line up couldn't get better… it did!
Staying indoors means staying safe but that shouldn’t mean staying bored. In fact, in this case it means better entertainment than ever… just feast your eyes on the below.
Starting this Thursday - all shows air on PUMA South Africa’s IGTV.
01 October - Select Sessions with Naye Ayla
Lutho Naye Manentsa, better known as Naye Ayla, is the songstress behind Exi(s)t. She is a University of Johannesburg student pursuing a degree in psychology. As an avid listener of the Culture Cartel, I was pleased to see their only female member have a full body of work. Exi(s)t only dropped last year, in November, has garnered over 1,000 streams on Soundcloud.
On top of her budding music career, Naye is not new to the entertainment industry. In 2016, she acted as “Thando” on SABC’s soap opera Muvhango. On top of her work as an actress, Naye has a keen interest in visual arts; for instance, charcoal drawings and painting. [via misanarates]
02 October - Select Stories with Sheldon Tatchell
Sheldon Tatchell, the owner of Legends Barbershop, recalls being the youngster hanging around the barbershop watching others cut hair and then trying to recreate the same cuts at home. His parents wanted him to be a doctor, but fate had other plans.
For as long as he can remember, cutting hair was the thing that excited him. In 2011, he decided to see where he could take his passion, and started cutting hair at the local supermarket with a friend. Now, from that humble beginning, he has 10 branches across the country. [via 2OceansVibe]
08 October - Select Sessions with Manu WorldStar
Lauded as THE breakout artist of 2018 in South Africa, a must watch African act in 2019, and poised to take on the global stage in 2020; Johannesburg born, South African artist of Congolese descent, Manu WorldStar, has had an incredible rise to fame since the release of his smash hit single, NALINGI.
This African breakout artist comes full circle with the release of his debut album, MOLIMO, which was released this month, and is now available for pre-add with lead single, CHOKO.
15 October - Select Sessions with Profound
Despite a slew of high profile collaborators and industry nods, South African DJ, hip-hop producer and sound engineer Profound has managed to maintain a low profile and fly under the radar of the African music scene for the last couple of years.
Simply put, the 24-year-old has always preferred lighting up the studio more than he has being in front of the spotlight. That narrative somewhat shifted in 2019 when he won the inaugural season of Remy Producers SA, a title he won after defeating thousands of producers across the country to be crowned SA’s hottest up-and-coming producer.
22 October - Select Sessions with Robin Thirdfloor
Robin Thirdfloor is an alternative hip hop musician from Durban who is known for his futuristic music which comes as a hip hop, kwaito and electronic blend. Robin has travelled the world, building a cult following by showcasing his music and message on big stages. His message? You can be who you want to be. This message is the focal point of his movement Bhotela Republic which represents individualism and making the world a better place. The message can be heard in his music and seen in his everyday living and it is through it that the rapper continues to shine and stand out via his carefully curated releases, tours and merchandise.
29 October - Select Sessions with Kimosabe
Siviwe Camagu Nkanyuza (born August 31, 1993), professionally known as Kimosabe is an award-nominated South African singer-songwriter, audio engineer, and music executive.
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Siviwe first discovered his passion for music at the age of 13 , when he was introduced to the music production software FL Studio by his best friend. After teaching himself how to use the program to make beats and record, he began experimenting with music and would subsequently release numerous underground mixtapes whilst in high school, which he would sell to his schoolmates.
Shortly after forming his label, Kimosabe would go on to recruit R&B singer ThatoFeels as his first labelmate.

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