Newsletter: March 2013

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We recently attended Kenya Music Week held from 6 – 9 December in Nairobi.Sheer Publishing recently attended the Nigeria International Music Expo (NIMEX) held from the 28 – 30 November in Lagos.
David Alexander was recently the guest of newly launched Planet RadioTV (PRTV), Africa’s first RadioTV offering, based in Johannesburg, South Africa … more info
Sheer Publishing Film & SynchronizationWe are pleased to announce the placement of the Kabelo tracks ‘Ayina Mazinyo’ and ‘Impilo’ used in the Clere Active flash mob staged during the recent Soweto Derby.

Songs: Ayina Mazinyo / Impilo

Artist: Graeme Watkins Project

Composers: K.Mabalane / M.Maphumulo / M.Tshomela

Publisher: Sheer Publishing / Faith Publishing admin by Sheer Publishing

Agency: LimeLight SA

The Graeme Watkins Projects track ‘Music Affair’ which was used in the promo for the HSBC International Rugby Sevens Tournament hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay over the 8th and 9th of December 2012.

Song: Music Affair

Artist: Graeme Watkins Project

Composers: Graeme Watkins

Publisher: Sheer Publishing.

Agency: Brands Inc


The Sheer Publishing family would like to take this time wish all a Merry Festive Season and a Happy New Year!!! Sheer Publishing offices will be closed for the festive holidays.

Closing Date:21 December 2012 – Opening Date:14 January 2013For any urgent matters, please contact the relevant people listed below.

Library Music/ Licensing / Synchs / Music Supervisory

Mpumi Phillips | | +27 82 868 4719

Copyright Related

Kefiloe Molefe | | +27 83 608 6927


Royalty Related

Rehana Pillay | | +27 84 915 5136


Sheer Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of Kenyan music label, Penya Africa. The company, founded in 2008 as a company limited by guarantee, is a non-profit music label based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Penya Africa, aim to be a sustainable globally-recognized authority on East African music and play an active role in inspiring and enabling local musicians to become influential agents of change at the local and international level.

The Penya Africa record label has released albums of Sauti Sol, Dela, Muthoni the Drummer Queen and Stan and manages … Read More


We are pleased to announce the recent signing of Suzanna Owiyo, described as “the Tracy Chapman of Africa. Born in Kasaye village, Nyakach, near Kisumu, Suzanna Owiyo was introduced to music at a tender age by her grandfather, who was a prolific Nyatiti player. During her high school years, her talent enabled her to win many trophies for her school during the provincial and national music festivals.

In 2002, Suzanna worked on her first album Kisumu 100 under the guidance of a Tedd Josiah, an exceptional Kenyan music producer. The album was a great success and she received a nomination in the Kora Music Awards 2002 in the “Most Promising Female Artist” category. She was also nominated and won the same category in the Kisima Awards of 2003. In June 2003, she had the opportunity to perform in Paris and later on in August she represented East Africa at the Pan-African Music Festival in Brazzaville where she sang alongside Youssou N’dour from Senegal, Koffi Olomide from DRC Congo, and Rebecca Malope from South Africa among other prominent African artistes. Her last performance that year was at a festival in Djibouti … Read More

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