Popular South African Afro-House group, Mi Casa, has landed a huge international deal with Afroforce1 Records.
This great news will be a game-changer for the group as they will be opportune to break into the international market. Afroforce1 Records is a part of the Universal Music Group Africa.
The popular Afro-House group consists of Joao Da Fonseca, popularly known by the stage name, J’Something, who is the lead singer/songwriter, Moshe Kgasoane, popularly known by the stage name, Mo-T, who is the trumpeter, and Sipho Mphahlaza, popularly regarded as Dr Duda, who is the DJ/producer.
According to reports, the main aim of creating the group is to develop local artists and introduce them to central European markets.
The Managing Director of Afroforce1 Records, Joe Chialo, spoke positively on the merge. He said:
Africa is a young and vibrant continent- a creative superpower. With our great team from Afroforce1 and UMG Africa we will find, develop and equally establish artists whom we can offer the possibility of entering a new market in Europe and the rest of the world.
This newly built bridge will also enable artists from Europe to dive deep into the unlimited font of creativity that Africa has to offer. the whole team is really excited to be a part of this adventure.
The popular group is happy about landing such a major deal and knowing that this will boost their prominence in the music industry.
Not really sure how to start this caption but right now we listening #TheseStreets thinking about that day we wrote the song … ten years ago!!! … 3 dudes who didn’t know each other from a bar of soap that went on to write a pretty dope story in the history books of the African music narrative in a short amount of time. SO many times we’ve thought of giving up and always looked TO YOU, the people that have been there for us for the needed encouragement to carry on pushing through on our pursuit of getting this proudly a African band onto the GLOBAL platform that we believe we were made for! So it is with HUGE PRIDE and honestly so much love that we announce a GLOBAL RECORDING DEAL that we have just signed with @umgsa and @afroforce1 !!!! More proud we could not be! To the team at Universal and Afroforce, all the people we’ve met in the last couple weeks from all over the world that are now apart of the mission to get this band to new heights … we welcome you to MI CASA! Mi Casa means my house and now our house is so much bigger ✊Thank You for believing in us and in our ability to be global players!! Lastly to our friends, family our industry peers and all our fans from all over the world … today we reflecting on you guys so much … we thinking so much about how true it is to NEVER give up on your dreams! To push through when it looks impossible!! To do what you love with respect and care! to HONE your craft! To keep your head high and focused on the mission! Lastly to remain humble and hungry because you never know what the future holds!! This is #TENYEARSINTHEMAKING !! Tonight we PARTY IN MI CASA!! On our Facebook live we throwing a party at 6pm … come join us!! #PartyInMiCasa
In other news, to promote hope during the coronavirus pandemic, several talented Mzansi musicians have come together to release a song.
J’Something of Mi Casa, K.O, Qwabe Twins of Idols SA, and award-winning vocalist, Msaki, collaborated on a song titled ‘Rainbow.’
The track was released with the aim of lifting the spirits of South Africans and building a sense of solidarity amongst them as they try to combat the spread of coronavirus.