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3-Year-Old South African DJ Sensation Arch Jnr Wows On SA's Got Talent

Watch 3-year-old South African DJ sensation Arch Jnr advance to the semi-finals as the youngest contestant to appear on SA's Got Talent.


Arch Jnr (aka Oratilwe Hlongwane) is the 3-year-old Alexandra-hailing DJ who first rose to notoriety after his father began posting videos of the toddler virtuoso on YouTube in January. Touted as the "world's youngest DJ," Arch Junior is fast becoming something of a seasoned artist, currently boasting over 49,000 Facebook followers and, according to Pulse Radio, endorsements from Guess Kids, Beats By Dre, Mini Cooper and Djay Software.

In last night's episode of SA's Got Talent, Arch Jnr become the youngest contestant to appear on the e.tv reality show. "He basically started DJing at the age of one - that's when we discovered that he had love for music," said his father, Glen Hlongwane, before Arch Junior took to the 1s and 2s with his signature red Beats headphones. The crowd went absolutely wild, including SA's Got Talent judge DJ Fresh, who sent the 3-year-old straight to the show's semi-finals with the last "Golden Buzzer" of the year.

Keep up with DJ Arch Jnr on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Finally met the #BigDawg ? #Legend @djfreshsa thank you so mush for yesterday #Inspired ? #DjArchJnr

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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