The Sikhupelo family has confirmed that the popular house DJ Duke Soul (real name Vusi Sikhupelo) has indeed passed away in Kimberley this morning, According to reports the deep house maestro has been in and out of hospital recently. Some of his hit songs are Loud Silence, Call Tyrone and Cure & The Cause Remix. Duke Soul was a regular contributor on the Urban Beat show on Metro FM and this is what they had to say about his passing, A dark cloud has befallen House Music Fraternity. The passing of Vusi “DukeSoul” Sikhupelo in the early hours of Monday morning has brought so much pain for his family, for South Africa and the world at large. Out of the hundreds of condolence messages we have received since his passing, the most prevalent comment is: Deep+Soulful House Music Scene Will Never Be The Same Again without DukeSoul! We couldn’t agree more. We have lost a Musical Maestro, a true artist who took his craft very seriously and performed it with humility and respect. A legend who managed to Serenade South African’s with his soothing and mellow sounds. #RIPDukeSoul
Tributes have been pouring in for him on social media all day with the hashtag #RIPDukeSoul
ICYMI: Nadia Nakai First SA Female Rapper To Perform AT SXSW Fest In Texas
Nadia Nakai to make history as first female rapper to perform at SXSW fest in Texas
This year is shaping up nicely for most of the artists this year who are starting the year off on a strong foot. With her highly anticipated debut album on the way, Nadia Nakai seems to be carving her own way.
She recently announced that she will be performing at the distinguished international music festival, South By South West (SXSW), in March and she will be the first female from South Africa to do so.
Nadia Nakai is one of the few artists who have been closing major deals last year and began trailblazing her own path outside of music. This includes the Castle Lite advertisement as well as her Bragga fashion line with Sportscene. So it is natural for her 2019 to begin on such a great page.
Bragga went onto her social media to announce that she was chosen to be part of the festival.
“Im SOOO excited!!! I’ve been selected as 1 of the South African artist to showcase at @sxsw in Austin Texas in the United States !!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!”
Over the past year or so Bragga took some time out from dropping music and instead has been doing shows and perfecting her set so we are confident that she will absolutely kill the SXSW set. We also hope that Cassper Nyovest and Tshego also makes an appearance in the show to officially put Family Tree on a global scale.
Earlier last year, she took The Dome by storm when she was announced as one of the opening acts at the Castle Lite Unlocks concert. She shared the stage with Chance The Rapper, Frank Casino and Shane Eagle among many others.
Other artists who have performed and completely impressed at the SXSW festival include Kid X, Kwesta and AKA.