South Africa

Winnie Mandela, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81. Her special official funeral is at the highest level the government could give a civilian, according to sources. “President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that the woman affectionately known as the Mother […]

VaShawn Mitchell talks about writing and producing behind the scenes for Tasha Cobbs.

Vashawn Mitchell JOY continues to trend up the charts, jumping four positions this week to #22 on BDS Gospel Airplay Chart.   YouTube and VEVO views on the single have already surpassed the 300K mark.  New album, SECRET PLACE, debuts Friday, November 4th.  Tour kicks off end of October. VaShawn Mitchell is a staple at Gospel radio […]

PR — June 24, 2016 (New York, NY) — Get Joy! VaShawn Mitchell to release new song “Joy,” to all digital platforms today. The bright and exuberant song is already connecting with audiences around the globe. Since its intro on Facebook Live a few weeks ago, “Joy” has made an immediate impact online and at […]

Gospel artist, songwriter and producer Vashawn Mitchell talks to Erica Campbell and GRIFF about his upcoming album “Secret Place,” and its first single, “Joy.” The album was recorded live in Johannesburg, South Africa, featuring a handful of legendary American gospel artists such as Tasha Cobbs and Bebe Winans, along with some prominent South African artists as […]

The Mandela family name is one that carries a heavy weight of responsibility because of the legendary Nelson Mandela. And after his death in 2013,…

I’m Safe & sound. Here’s how it all happnd. http://t.co/GjUaByZV6w via @youtube — vuyo mvoko (@vuyo_mvoko) March 10, 2015 South African journalist Vuyo Mvoko was robbed…

Over the past few months there have been several biopics that captured the stories of some of our favorite music artists. There was the controversial…

Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin got the surprise of his life when he was asked by the South African government to perform at Nelson Mandela’s recent memorial service. Franklin was already in Johannesburg for three performances and was scheduled to leave prior to Mandela’s festive memorial service at FNB Stadium. Franklin was stopped as he was […]

President Barack Obama addressed over 90,000 mourners today (December 10) at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa at the memorial for former South African president and legendary freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Obama was joined by several world leaders in what was billed as one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in recent history. Nelson […]

The list of speakers has been released for a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela, taking place on Tuesday (December 10) in South Africa. President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among the world leaders speaking at the service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. The memorial is expected to last […]

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dared to show respect for the late Nelson Mandela on social media, and the Tea Party golden boy faced the wrath of…