Viva Talks

  • Conversations with Manny Yack

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    Manny Yack is an Afropop and R&B singer who has realized his love for music at an early age of ten and has natured it to this day. We kick of with the recent single Khumbula. Here Manny introduces us to how he entered the music industry. Idols, dreams and music inspirations are also highlighted in this episode.

  • Conversations with MathapeloPitse

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    Mathapelo Pitse who is the founder and chief executive officer of Jadore Damour started her luxury ecommerce shoe brand in South Africa. This episode gives an inside of the brand development and the team behind the growth of Jadore Damour.

  • Conversations with Kid Tini

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    Phiwe Unami Tini who is better known as Kid Tini is an up and coming young artist with a fresh take on Hip-Hop with catchy hooks and skillful lyricism. He is not new to the music industry, as he has previously worked with recognized South African hip hop artists. He hands out with Viva Nation and tells us how he fell in love with music. On this episode we get to know Kid Tini, his project and which artist inspire him.

  • Conversations with Sbu Maloya

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    Sbu Maloya is a former member of the popular South African group TKZ. On this Viva Talks we catch up with Sbu to discuss his music career as a back-up vocalist for the TKZ family. Music has always been part of Sbu Maloya's life, and he explains how it all unfolded.

  • Conversations with MAWAT

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    MAWAT is a multi-award winning rapper, musician, producer and TV presenter who records Hip-Hop music. Famous for his 2018 hit single Mollo, MAWAT hails from the coastal city of Durban in South Africa. A marvel on stage, MAWAT's yellow attire, highly energized performances and unique dance routines have made him a household name in stages across the continent. He joins the Viva nation team for a catch-up and gives details on his upcoming project.

  • Conversations with Lungisa Xhamela

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    Andisoze and iLoveLetter have both received major radio coverage, and with the official announcement of his album release recently being greeted with excitement by fans and media alike, Lungisa has been hard at work promoting the album and hitting the road on radio promo tours. Lungisa describes his music as Afro Soul or Neo Soul and the laid back soulful crooner is popular for not only his voice, but also his fashion forward personal style, which has also seen him securing a brand ambassadorship with premium shoe brand, Mazerata.

  • Conversations with Lungisa Xhamela

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    Lungisa Xhamela finally releases his foretold first album. Dubbed My Heart To Your Soul, the new album arrives in much delight of the singer and songwriter, highly anticipating fans. My Heart To Your Soul consists of 10 tracks, including previously released singles, Andisoze, Love Letter and Think About It.

  • Conversations with Da Publicist

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    Simthandile Vinoliah Mlahwa, best known as Da Publicist, is a multi-talented singer, born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our team catches up with the new upcoming artist Da Publicist to talk about her latest work and get to know her a little more.

  • Conversations with ScoobyNero

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    Scooby Nero, born Chukwuma Onwubuariri is a South Africa based Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper and a dance artist. Our team gets to know the man behind the music, his writing process and work ethics.

  • Conversations with Ashler

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    Ashler born Mathulare Ashler Mathikge is a singer and songwriter from Soweto. Sprouting from a tight knot musical family, she started recording from the age of 15. In 2011, Ashler made her first mark by co-writing for German/Turkish artist Embru Musiq's debut single "Do Me" with Atlanta based producers under SoSODef, Grammy nominated Tim Bosky "Bosbillions", Konvict Muzik, Jazzy Pha and Wizkid. In 20215, Ashler released a single called" Crazy world ", produced by South African producer Quency. Watch this episode to get to know Ashler's music career, preferences, songwriting styles and the new project she has released.

  • Conversations with ZAZA

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    Zaza Mokhethi is a recognizable name in the South African gospel industry. She started singing at the age of 3 and by 19 was already doing backing vocals for renowned gospel artists such as Rebecca Malope, Vicky Vilikazi, Solly Mahlangu and Keke. Zaza has been part of some of South Africa's biggest Gospel projects such as Joyous Celebration 12, Spirit of Praise 4 and 5 and Woman in Praise. Zaza joins the Viva talks team to talk about her new project and music career.

  • Conversations with Dj Lupz

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    LUBZ is a South African Electronic Music Producer and DJ who specialises in Producing House Music and Hip Hop, amongst several other genres. In this episode to get to know how DJ LUBZ music career got started, his producing process, who he would like to work with in the industry and the upcoming projects he is preparing.

  • Conversations with Zulo

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    On this episode, our team speaks to rapper and music producer ZULO, formally Lil Trix, regarding his latest projects and music journey. Born and raised in the south of Johannesburg, ZULO developed skills in areas he lacked as an artist, including production, design, and directing and editing his own music videos.

  • Conversations with Nicky B & Hilda Tloubatla

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    Hilda Semola Tloubatla is a South African mbaqanga singer, and the lead singer of the acclaimed group the Mahotella Queens. Viva. Nation celebrates her 80th birthday and brings this exclusive interview where Nicky B interviews Mum Hilda. In this episode we learn how Mum Hilda started her music career, how she was brought up,  the formation of the Mahotella Queens group, international and local awards and shared various stories of her extraordinary music journey.

  • Conversations with Sbahle

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    Meet Sibahle Cele Chiliza, mostly known as Sbahle, who is an upcoming artist from South Africa. Sbahle shares how she started her music career and how her family supported her. Get to know where Sbahle's inspiration comes from, who she wishes to collaborate with internationally, upcoming projects and much more.

  • Conversations with Eugene Baloyi

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    Eugene Baloyi  is a professional dancer, choreography and the co-founder of Kryptonite Dance Academy. Our team talks to Eugene about his career, in this interview. Discover the journey Eugene has had since he started dancing, to the creation of the academy and his favorite performances.

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