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Blaze Shatta Queen forays into SA market


Mohalenyane Phakela

PRODUCER and musician, Jerry Madubela a.k.a Doglander Dee, has embarked on a drive to launch local MC, Blaze Shatta Queen, in the South African market.

Through his entertainment outfit Spring Lights 1307 (SPL), Doglander Dee Blaze will introduce the former presenter of the local music programme, Urban Jams, to South African audiences. Blaze Shatta Queen was signed under local music outfit, MIP, last year and made her mark in the local entertainment scene as one of the few female MCs, colloquially referred to as Femcee, in the country.

Earlier this year, Blaze moved to South Africa to spread her wings courtesy of Doglander Dee who has been working to ensure she gains a foothold in the South African entertainment scene.

“SPL is now working with Blaze Shatta Queen to establish her career in South Africa where she is currently based,” Doglander Dee revealed to  Xpress People from Johannesburg this past week.

“It has been a while now since I embarked on a journey of spotting talent within Lesotho. After Blaze joined MIP last year, a label that is working hard to change Lesotho’s music industry, of which I am one of its four directors, I realised the potential in her and decided to help her fly.

“It is easier for an artist to flourish in South Africa and with the connections I have in that country, I decided to take her out of the Mountain Kingdom for her talent to flourish beyond our borders and market our country.”

Blaze Shatta Queen, who has been working on her album since the beginning of the year, is scheduled to release it in March next year. Her single Khutsa was uploaded on Youtube and Africa’s leading television music station Channel O on Friday. The track will be officially launched in Johannesburg later this month, and again in Qwaqwa on 6 December.

Doglander Dee further revealed that the album will feature such artists as Andrianto Ngoana Mosotho, Crax from Swaziland. However, Eureka from Botswana is still to be confirmed, as well as South African musicians Ifani and Toya Delazy.

“It is my dream to see artists from around Africa working together without considering the borders that separate them, so I am working hard to ensure it materialises,” said Doglander Dee.


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