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Mteto Nyati’s new book “Betting on a Darkie” debuts on NewYork Times Square Billboard

South Africa’s widely celebrated IT professional, leadership and turnaround expert, Mteto Nyati has released a timely and deeply personal book titled ‘Betting on a Darkie’.

The book which got featured on the popular New-York’s Times Square Billboard and is largely tipped to be the next best-selling literary nonfiction, reflects on his life as a shopkeeper’s son, family man and business leader at local and multinational corporates.

Quoting one of the strong messages in the book, Nyati rightly said: ‘If you want to take the system down, provide a better alternative at least. At heart I’m an engineer. I want to encourage people to fix things, not to raise false hopes.’

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Mteto Nyati knew years ago as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working behind the counter at his mother’s trading store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Johannesburg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the sole advice he received from his superiors was ‘don’t mess up’. He didn’t.

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Today, Nyati is one of South Africa’s top CEOs, having steered Microsoft South Africa and MTN South Africa out of troubled times. He is currently guiding the transition of Altron from a family business, started at the height of apartheid, into a high performing international IT company with a social conscience.

“This book fundamentally connects us to one another as it probes one of the most universal of human experiences,” said Akeju, a director at Prime Music Partners, who alongside his team, are poised on distributing the new book across major digital platforms.

The book which is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble is fast gaining popularity amongst literary work lovers and Nyati will be hoping his story inspires even wider audiences and also take him to the league of best-sellers around the world.

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Following the release of her hit singles, ‘Ghost’, ‘Yuh Know’ and ‘10/10’, Multi-genre Seychellois Creole-Canadian independent singer & songwriter, Nissa Seych releases her soon to be chart-topping single, “Hazy”.

Produced by Zeffir, ‘Hazy’  takes you on a long soul-soothing ride that allows your body and mind to experience Nissa’s vocals singing about how relationships can sometimes leave you undone. The crooner describes the song as “a heartfelt song that stems from a one-sided relationship, in which I felt like I was devoting more effort into helping someone flourish in all aspects of their lives while I was slowing down my own growth. Sometimes to love yourself, means to leave someone else”

Ripe and layered with emotion and on the verge of giving up on relationships, ‘Hazy’ heralds Nissa’s frustrations, sadness, disappointments and all the downsides of a one-sided relationship in this line “…I’m fed up, don’t want no loving…I’ve been giving all my energy”, from a story told in such a heartfelt manner, it leaves you in a sweet state of emotional vulnerability.

Nissa has always had an intrinsic understanding of her strength as an artist, especially after she realised that words in her heart can turn into a song on paper; therefore it comes as no surprise that she tells her story in such a riveting way. A truly gifted songwriter whose passion for songwriting was unveiled at the age of 8, Nissa’s secret lies in the great influence of her Creole culture on her vocal style which has always been eclectic and deeply rooted in her being.

Listen to ‘Hazy’ here and on all digital platforms. 

 

About Nissa Seych:

Vanessa Seych known as Nissa Seych is an independent multi-genre singer-songwriter born in Montreal, Canada to parents originating from Seychelles, a small island in South Africa. Her genre is a fusion of reggae-afrobeat-dancehall-R&B & Hip Hop.

Nissa’s typical childhood days were spent going through her father’s CD collection and analyzing the works of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Ace of Base, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, The Temptations, Shania Twain and many more accomplished artists. After 12 years of soul-searching and having dealt with different music labels influencing her vision and after devoting endless hours honing her craft at home and in studios, she has developed impressive songwriting skills and is only getting better over the years.

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2baba & His Baby mama, Pero, Join Forces To Drag A Troll Who Commented On Their Son’s Page

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Nigerian musician, 2baba and his controversial baby mama, Pero Adeniyi have joined forces to drag the troll who left a nasty comment on their son’s IG page.

As seen in the screenshot Pero shared on IG, it appears the troll had a personal beef with her and decided to use her son’s page to reach out to her. The troll who has been identified as Pristeneluxe told her son to advise his mother to stop being a homewrecker.

Pero Adeniyi saw the comment and posted it on her IG story. She told the troll that she will hunt him or her down and this should also serve as a lesson to other trolls never to mess with her children.

Also reacting to the news,  2baba posted on IG that it is unacceptable for an adult to send nasty messages to a child.

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Winners At The AFRIMA Awards 2021, Held in Lagos, At Eko Conventional Hotel.

All Africa Music Awards is an annual awards event, The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union to reward and celebrate the Beauty Of African Music And Culture.

The big winners at the AFRIMA awards 2021 are; Wizkid who won – African Artiste Of The Year, Song of The Year and Best African Collaboration. Malian artiste, Iba Ona who won Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Pop, Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, and Best in African Rock.

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Then Nikita Kering, Shanah Manjeru (who won Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music), and Fireboy DML– Africans Fan’s Favorite.

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African Artiste Of The Year – Wizkid

Best Female Artiste In Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo

Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L

Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering

Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa

Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond

Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One

Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.- Shanah Manjeru

African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One

Song Of The Year- Wizkid

Africans Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy DML

Best African Collaboration – Wizkid (Tems)

Album Of The Year – Iba One

Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa

Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu

Best Group – Sauti Sol

Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n

Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz

Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque

Best African Dj – Sinyorita

Song Writer of the Year – Iba One

Best in African Rock – Rash Band

Afrima Legend Award – Kofi Olomide 

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