Ambitiouz Entertainment artist Jabulani Hadebe aka Sjava hosted a listening session on the eight of September after the release of his debut album Isina Muva which hit #1 on iTunes on the first day of its release. Sjava gave a live performance of some of his singles from the album such as the debut smash hit “Ek’seni” and “Uthando”.
Isina Muva derives from a Zulu idiom meaning “late bloomer” or saving the best for last, emphasizing that the last ones who arrive produce more and harness more. Following the release of his massive first single “Ek’seni”, and now the release of the second single “Uthando”, Sjava was inspired to share more of his own sound in this 16 track musical experience. The album also features Ambitiouz Entertainments very own A-Reece and Saudi.
The debut album Isina Muva must be commended on its musicality. It is a fusion of Afro-soul music with hard-hitting drums and has a distinct rough and husky vocal which completes the musical experiences. The album is inspired by Sjava’s long-lived passion for Maskandi and umBhaqanga music to fuse his sound.
Complimenting the album on production is the talented producer “Ruff”, whom is currently known for creating the award-winning hits for Emtee. “I’m humbled and feeling very blessed to have realised my dreams within the music industry. This album release is the beginning of great things to come. I have an awesome team at Ambitiouz Entertainment and I look forward to sharing the music with the fans” – Sjava.
Tweezy was in the building
Fellow singers Amanda Black and Karabo spotted in the crowd
Look out for this force to be reckoned with, her name is Amanda Black and she is the next Thandiswa Mazwai
Another future superstar, A-Reece
eMtee came fashionably late at the launch all swagged up in gold chains
Actor Gravel and Sjava, they used to be co-stars at the local drama series Zone 14 back in the day
Spotted Kabelo from Fratpack
Pjay from Benchmarq
Saudi was doing backing vocals for Sjava
Sjava with Citi Lights
Tweleb Thando Peaches is always on her phone, here she is spotted with Miss Pru
Watch Sjava explains his musical journey at the launch:
PICTURES – Blood Hotel Experience
SEE The First Ever Blood Hotel Experience!
The event was hosted the on the 27th of October at Carfax in Johannesburg. This Blood Hotel was a haunted hotel experience with with a dark and edgy Mzansi twist.
The event, which was attended by some of South Africa’s well-known entertainment personalities including Radio DJ & MC, Ankletap; TV Host, Khanya Mkangisa and Model and heartthrob, Tino Chinyani.
Blood Hotel certainly lived up to its hype as local stars, embraced their alter egos and strutted their stuff in both the Blood Hotel and on the dance floor.
Headlined by a star-studded collaboration which featured South Africa’s pop princess Lady Zamar, BET Award winning artist Sjava and the new queen of rap Sho Madjozi; the experience delivered a Halloween like never before, featuring a frightening surprises from local characters like Pinky Pinky, Lesilo and Tokoloshe.
The trio performed their hit single Night & Day, which was produced by Ganja Beats to specifically usher in the Blood Hotel Experience, before blowing the fans away with their individual performances.
They were supported by a star-studded line-up which included: Durban Gogo, Kid X, Chuck Tailored, Muzi, Uno Rams, Uncle Party Time and DJ Lag.
See pics of what went down:
See more event images on the gallery page.