We recently attended the Anthony Hamilton press conference ahead of his Woman’s Day shows in the country. This is not the first time that he has blessed our shores as he has been here several times before. DStv hosted a press conference for the multi-award winning Soul artist where we asked him about his love for South Africa, his thoughts on Aretha Franklin’s passing as well as his other interests.
Although he has been in the country before, this time around the reason for the visit wasn’t just the music though. Instead it was more on his humanitarian side. “We visited some of the orphanages, loved on the kids and gave our support. We came here this time to really bless the people with the music from the new album.”
He spoke about what he finds charming about South Africa and how he always finds himself here.
“I like it here because I see so many people that look like me. That look like me, my family, my cousins…”
He even learned how to speak a little isiZulu to show how much he loves his fans here in South Africa.
He also spoke about how Aretha Franklin’s influence and how her music and legacy influenced generations of musicians such as Fantasia and Jazmine Sullivan. Check out the interview.
WATCH JR on the success of his live sessions & partnering with MTV
The highly anticipated Season 2 of JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions (FGLS) is set to be bigger than its debut season. Founder and curator of the sought-after live performance YouTube channel – rapper and record producer JR – has announced a partnership with Martell Cognac and a broadcast deal with MTV Base that will bring the live sessions to even more music lovers.
We are very excited about the developments for Season 2 and the mix bag of goodies lined up for lovers of the art behind the music
We were looking to grow the FGLS brand with like-minded brands for our 2nd season and I’m personally thrilled that Martell Cognac, one of the world’s great cognac houses shared our vision of bringing more engagement with featured artists and profiling not only their music but the creative process that goes into producing and performing world-class music. We are privileged that MTV Base Africa saw it equally important that the sessions are syndicated to a larger audience beyond our online reach
Watch the video above for the full interview.