DBN Gogo graces Spotify’s Time Square billboard in New York

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DJ DBN Gogo joins Spotify's global equal music program
DJ DBN Gogo joins Spotify's global equal music program

She had a dream and it has come true.

With hits like Khuza Gogo and Dakiwe, she's had South Africans grooving to her songs since she joined the amapiano wave. Now she's known internationally.

Local DJ DBN Gogo is making her mark globally. The hitmaker is on a billboard in Times Square, New York - a recognition in the largest entertainment stage for the Amapiano star.

She is part of its global Equal music program. 

Her latest track Possible featuring Musa Keys, Dinho, Optimist Music ZA, Makhanj, Lebza TheVillain, Koek Sista, will lead the Equal Africa playlist and feature on the Equal global playlist.

DBN Gogo, real name Mandisa Radebe (28), has her eyes set on being a worldwide renowned artist.

Alongisde Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and US rapper Saweetie, she became the first South African artist to join Spotify's growing roster of influential female creators.

Read more | Stars recognised at the first SA Amapiano Awards 

The streaming platform is celebrating six months of amplifying women creators worldwide through its campaign, Equal.

DBN Gogo excitedly shared the billboard on her social media. 

"I had a dream and realised that old ways don’t open new doors; so I decided to make every moment count and worthwhile, to assure that I become everything I wanted for my life. Never apologize for being a powerful woman! imagine waking up to ur face in Times Square. Everyday god and my ancestors are showing up and showing off in my life. I am eternally grateful," she captioned the picture. 

Her fans flooded her timeline with congratulatory messages.

This month, Spotify vowed to “turn up the volume on women creators,” through their campaigns, they said in a statement. 

“Being a part of Spotify’s Equal Music Program is a reminder that I do not need to apologize for being a powerful woman. I had a dream and realised that old ways don’t open new doors. So, I decided to make every moment count to ensure that I become everything I wanted,” DBN Gogo said in a statement.

During the first Amapiano Awards ceremony held in October, DBN Gogo scored herself an award for the Most Viral Amapiano Song of the Year for Khuza Gogo.

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