Massive Music in lockdown

Massive Music, a Don’t Look Down production, has been able to entertain audiences through an epidemic. Whether it’s accommodating one artist at a time, or plugging in ‘at home’ live performances – the show has still been able to offer viewers a chance to still see their favourite artists in action.

Our presenters have also maintained that effervescent professionalism we’re accustomed to from the comfort of their homes and we’ve had amazing artists come and take over the show during this period. Here’s a look at some of our made-for-lockdown episodes.

Simmy Unplugged 

Afro-soul house singer and songwriter Simmy and her band gave us an outstanding set during her unplugged session. Since blowing up in 2018 with the release of ‘Tugela Fairy’, Simmy has given us many hits such as Sonini, Ngiyesaba,Ubala, Hamba Juba and more. Her set was not shy of energy and sweet vocals. Our Massive Music audience couldn’t get enough of their favourite hits.

Buhlebendalo’s soulful performance 

Now pursuing a solo music career, The Soil’s former lead delivered a moving performance of her brand new singles, Nethisa (Let it rain) and Ntab’ezimnyana. The singer, accompanied by the African drum, took audiences through a journey of art and storytelling with her soulful performance.

Amanda Black gives us Power 

No stranger to the Massive Music stage, award-winning songstress Amanda Black performed Hamba and Ndizela Wena from her 2019 album ‘Power’. In her exclusive interview with the team, Amanda spoke about her journey to owning her new record label Afro Rockstar, amongst many other things.

The Donald Special

Last year, Donald celebrated 10 years in the music industry and it’s no surprise as the RnB singer and songwriter exudes passion for music. His undeniable superstar aura, coupled with his signature red mic, blew audiences away as he sang hits Mina Nawe and Over the Moon. He also spoke to Lalla about his talent competition and the amazing talent he’s discovered along the way.

Focalistic’s blazing home studio performance 

Hip hop and rap musician Focalisic came in bars blazing, as he gave audiences a real treat in his home studio. Many have dubbed him “The Rising Star of South African hip-hop”. Focalistic gave us an entire party, performing ‘Ke Star’. The fiery performance got Massive Music trending at the number 4 spot.

Massive Music airs on Fridays at 9.30pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and is also available on DStv Catch up.