The local record stable has been working with a number of remarkably talented musicians this year, Yemaa, OxygenJL, MsiziRythm, and the CEO & in-house producer Mozaik. All 4 artists will be releasing a wave of music this weekend and the following week, be on the look out!
The MTN spotlight siblings, Yemaa and Oxygen will be dropping their individual singles. Msizi, affectionately known as MsiziRythm who recently dropped a fire record titled nahgonlechugo, will be releasing another one called Bheka Mine. Then of course, the producer himself is ready to give the people what they have been looking for with his new song Addicted to Dope.Just like any other business, Claiming ground has also been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and had to think outside the box in order to find sustainability in these changing times. Their lockdown experience has been an opportunity to reflect and create, they have learnt to embrace the digital era and diversify their craft.
According to the in-house producer, their intention with this surge of music is to spread positivity and good energy during a time when we all need it the most. Music is a powerful medium that has the ability to evoke that gratitude, inspire, uplift as well as entertain. Which is why Claiming Ground is so eager to pour out all of that and more into the lives of those who listen to their music.
Claiming Ground Records Artists
Yemaa AKA Aaliah Longfeather, real name Nompendulo Nsibande, first came to our attention through the 2019 The Spotlight event made brighter by MTN Eswatini, as one of the runners up.
Born Madoda Nsibandze, Oxygen JL AKA Junior Longfeather is a hip-hop lyricist, performer, and composer from Eswatini.
Oxygen was born into a musical family, having both parents founding and conducting the award-winning Melodious Voices Choral music choir. From the age of 6, Oxygen learnt the cores of music composition. From this skill, Oxygen has gone on to render Vocal Director services for performances on major stages like the FNB Smoothfest and the 2018 MTN SWAMA awards.
Real Name Msizi Dlamini AKAMsizi Rhythm, is one of the artists on the Asibemunye Artists Ensemble; a collaboration of Eswatini cream of the crop artists selected by SWAMA to do a theme song on the pandemic.
4. Mozaik The Producer
Born Muzi Ngwenya, CEO of Claiming Ground Records (@cgrecordsSD). Multi-Award Winning Producer, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter. Mozaik the Producer comes from a musical family. His mother sings in the Manzini Choir and his late father was a huge collector of music of all genres, from Bob Marley and Bach to Teddy Pendergrass and Stimela.
What a melting pot of goodness, we just cant wait to hear their latest records….!!!