Best newcomers of 2016

By Drum Digital
23 December 2016

2016 has been one crazy year but it has blessed us with these talented stars which we cannot get enough of and hope to see more of in 2017.

By Salome Tsoka

2016 has been one crazy year but it has blessed us with these talented stars which we cannot get enough of and hope to see more of in 2017 Babes Wodumo, came into our lives early this year and blew up like a storm. We cannot get enough of her dance moves, her voice and her absolute beauty. One thing for sure, SA has got mad love for this Durbanite beauty.

Shane Eagle, first came into the spotlight when he featured on Vuzu’s reality tv hip hop show The Hustle. Since then he has opened for J Cole at the J.Cole Live in Concert: Castle Lite Unlocks" concert and has released a two singles and music videos for his singles Way Up featuring Big Star Johnson and Cutting Corners

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A-Reece, born as Lehlogonolo Ronald Mataboge is only 19 years old and signed a record deal with Ambitiouz Entertainment records this year. He won the Lyricist of the Year at this year’s South African Hip Hop Awards.

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Amanda Black launched her career this year with a sizzling album. After she was voted out of idols season 11, Amanda Benedicta Antony was signed by Ambitiouz Entertainment. Her 14 track album just went platinum after three weeks on the charts. 

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Makgotso M, born in Alberton, Makgotso is well known for her role as Onika on Muvhango, a gig that she landed this year. She can also be seen on Isidingo and is considered to be a rising star in the industry.

So today I decided to rock my fro for the first time! Good music+goodvibes=good company @theesox

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Ntando Duma is a model, actress and tv personality that was born in Soweto and has set our screens ablaze. This rising star has appeared on ShizNiz, Sisterhood and Craz-e. However, she is most recognised for her role on Rhythm City as Zinzi Dandala. 

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