Newsletter : April 2012

Sheer Publishing Newsletter
Van Coke Kartel
VAN COKE KARTEL DOMINATE THE MK TELEVISION AWARDS 2012 Friday 23 March 2012 saw the 6th annual MK Awards taking over our nation’s capital city, Pretoria, with 1200 guests descending upon The State Theatre in honour of the hottest local artists making waves in their respective genres.Van Coke Kartel not only performed at the award ceremony, but also walked away with three (3) awards … Read More
Wax Dey
WAX DEY GETS THREE NOMINATIONS FOR CAMEROON ENTERTAINMENT AWARDSCameroon born and South Africa-based muso and TV personality, Wax Dey has earned top nominations in Cameroon’s upcoming Entertainment Awards.WAX aka Nde Ndifonka is up for Best Male Artist and Best RnB/Pop. His sensational duet, “I don see my wife”, with Nigerian superstar, Dontom also received a nod for Best International Collaboration.Now known to be one of the biggest events ever to celebrate Cameroon’s industry, the Awards … Read More
MANDOZA TAKES NAMIBIALong time client Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala has made SA history. Being the first South African artist to win two awards and perform at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA). Winning Best Collaboration and Best Music Video for his hit single “Ayoba”.Working with Germany based Namibian artist Eric Sell aka EES rocked the stage at the awards. The song is not only making waves in Namibia but also rocking Germany and rumour has it Mandoza will be going to Germany for a few performances.Congratulations, Mandoza taking Africa by storm!
Chris Chameleon
SEMI-SOET : LOCAL FILMS MAKING A MARKHot on the heels of big earning film “Ordinary People”, Semi –Soet is successfully making its mark having grossed over R9.3m at the Box Office. The movie features music from multi talented Chris Chameleon who has been recently nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album at the South African Music Awards.South African films alongside South African Music are truly showing that keeping it local can make for good entertainment and good earnings.

Sheer Publishing is proud to announce that it’s new signee TS Records bringing along with them DJ Sbu and Zahara!

TS Records

TS Records founded by the multi talented DJ Sbu and TK Nciza has signed a publishing administration deal with Sheer Publishing.   Having cultivated talent such as Mzekezeke, Ntando, Brown Dash, Nhlanhla Nciza, Brickz and Pro; TS Records has definitely made its mark as the company to go to for the best of Urban Music in South Africa. TS Records is now bringing along with them their new sensation Zahara, to join Sheer Publishing.

Zahara the seemly new kid on the block has broken records in just mere months of career beginning. Having sold over 350 000 unit, Zahara is creating a quite a buzz within the international sphere. She has swept the Metro FM Awards and received over 8 nominations at the South African Music Awards.  Zahara has accomplished what most SA Musicians could not in their entire career, grazing the cover of Rolling Stones Magazines is one of those feats.

Welcome to the Sheer family, TS Records, Zahara and DJ Sbu taking Africa and the world by storm!


Zahara, who after taking 8 awards at the 18th Annual South Africa Music Awards has been dubbed the Adele of South Africa. The singer, born Bulelwa Mkutukana, won all but one of the categories in which she was nominated.

She received two of the awards at a gala event on Sunday night, and at the main event night on Monday  she beat off stiff competition for the coveted Album of the Year at an awards ceremony at Sun City.

The songbird also notched up Female Artist of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Best Smooth Urban Music Album, Best Selling Album and Best Collaboration for Incwad’Encane, a duet with George Munetsi.

On Sunday night she won an award for a house version of her hit track Lengoma with DJ Sbu and received another when her hit song Loliwe was named Best-Selling Full Track with more than 30 000 downloads in 2011.  Zahara who Sheer Publishing represents under TS Records has truly shown South Africa that dreams can come true.

Another top winner was Mi Casa taking home three awards for Best duo/Group, Best Dance album and the public vote for Record of the year for their smash hit “These streets”, well done to Sheer Publishing client Sipho Mphahlaza for the amazing production on the album.

Congratulation goes out to our other clients for work on the award winning albums for Crighton Goodwill for his work on the Best Pop album for Lloyd Cele.  The most contested award for Best alternative went to our very own The Dirty Skirts.  Big Nuz took home Best Kwaito album and Elvis Blue with work from our international clients Reverb Music were blessed with Best Adult Contemporary.

Congratulations to the Sheer Publishing family for their work and winnings!


Check out Zahara in these videos…
PHILIP MILLER WINNING AWARDS AND SCORING NEW MOVIESheer Publishing library music department is proud to announce the recent signing of South Africa’s most celebrated music scorer for film andtelevision. Philip Miller recently scooped a SAFTA Award for Best Music Composition for his work on feature film “Black Butterflies” is currently scoring a yet to be released film entitled “The Girl”.Philip Miller has worked on productions such as The Borrowers, Paradise Stop, Catch a Fire, Yizo Yizo and more recently was nominated at the 32nd Annual Genie Awards, Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars for Best Music – Original score for his work on the gripping movie Bang Bang Club.Amongst other awards most celebrated are his awards for Best Feature Film Soundtrack for “Forgiveness”; Best TV Soundtrack Zone 14 and the Naledi Awards for Best Score for “Rewind a Cantata for Voice”.Philip Miller has also released albums such as Rewind, A Cantata for Voice which saw the production tour the US and South Africa, Black Box / Chambre Noire and White Lion. Philip Miller has been heralded by most media as extraordinary pieces of music with no real parallel.Sheer Publishing is excited to be working with Mr. Philip Miller and congratulations for his nominations and awards.
MAURITZ LOTZ GETS MUSICAL WITH ORDINARY PEOPLESelf taught guitarist, Mauritz Lotz has soared above all expectations earning himself nationwide recognition for his diverse and excellent musicianship.Mauritz has been a member of Sheer Publishing for over 10 years and has proven to be instrumental in production work for the likes of Coleske, Reana and NiaNell.Mauritz has most recently worked on the original score for feature film “Ordinary People” which after just three weeks has grossed over R2m and had earned the top five spot on the Ster-Kinekor’s Top 8 earners over the weekend of 20 to 22 April.