Gallo Music announced as official music recording partner for uShuni Womhlaba

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uShuni Womhlaba, the ground-breaking new singing competition set to premiere on SABC 1 on 7 July 2024 and sponsored by Telkom, has announced a landmark partnership with Gallo Music, Africa’s longest-running independent recording label and music publisher.

Gallo Music’s involvement in uShuni Womhlaba will see them play a vital role from the start of the competition right through to the crowning of the winner, who will secure an esteemed recording deal with Gallo Music. This partnership will bring unparalleled expertise and support to the show, celebrating and embracing traditional South African music.

Throughout the show, contestants will have access to an extensive library of over 3000 songs from Gallo’s catalogue. This will provide a rich and diverse selection of tracks for the aspiring musicians to showcase their talents in genres such as Maskandi, Mbaqanga, Isicathamiya, Afro-pop, and other traditional music forms.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ushuni Womhlaba in this exciting new venture,” said Antos Stella – CEO at The Music Arena, which incorporates Gallo Music. “Our commitment to preserving and promoting traditional South African music aligns perfectly with the mission of uShuni Womhlaba. We believe that this collaboration will not only uncover incredible talent but also celebrate and elevate the unique musical heritage of our country. We look forward to supporting these artists on their journey and helping them create original sounds that resonate with audiences worldwide.”

uShuni Womhlaba will be hosted by two of South Africa’s most beloved presenters. Ukhozi FM’s Mandla Magwaza, affectionately known by his listeners as “Njinji wami,” and Metro FM’s Mpumi Mlambo, aka “MSAKAZI,” will bring their charisma and experience to entertain the audience.

The versatile presenters will, on a weekly basis, keep South Africans glued to their screens as contestants battle it out for the coveted title.

The panel of judges features long-time fan favourite rapper and songwriter Big Zulu, talented composer and singer Msaki, multi-talented rapper, musician, actress, and poet Sho Madjozi, and veteran Maskandi musician Phuzekhemisi.

About Ushuni Womhlaba:

Ushuni Womhlaba is a new, unique, and never-before-seen talent search competition dedicated to unearthing South Africa’s finest traditional music talents. The show will premiere on SABC 1 on 7 July 2024, showcasing the country’s rich musical heritage and providing a platform for aspiring artists to shine.

About Gallo Music:

Gallo Music is an independent recording label and music publisher in Africa, managing the largest catalogue of African master recordings in the world. It is owned by The Music Arena, an integration of three esteemed music entities under Arena Holdings, including Gallo Music Publishing and Content Connect Africa. Leading this illustrious group is Gallo Music, South Africa’s most eminent record label, boasting an expansive catalog of over 200,000 tracks. As one of the twentieth century’s most recognisable global music brands, Gallo Music has been a pivotal force in the music industry, for nearly a century and has witnessed some of that era’s significant historical events and inventions that shaped popular culture in Southern Africa – the talking motion picture, cinema, vinyl, gramophone, FM radio and, stereo records—while being best known as a powerhouse record label, to this day.

Stay tuned to uShuni Womhlaba website www.ushuniwomhlaba.tv and social media platforms, to find out how you can be part of the show and for more details.

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LINDO MNISI

Lindo Mnisi is a qualified and experienced journalist and communicator, having worked in some of SA's reputable newsrooms. He is the editor of Online Magazine, a platform renowned for its comprehensive coverage of South African content. Online Magazine is a trusted source of information across a diverse array of topics, including business, property, education, music, television, film, travel, fashion, food, sports, and tech.
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