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|Johannesburg, Wednesday, 5 July 2023 – ‘Sponono’ forms part of the chart-topping album ‘Mass Country’, which has been the highlight of South African hip hop this 2023. The album has topped charts for over 23 weeks peaking at #1 on both the Apple Music Hip Hop albums charts and Apple Music album charts. ‘Sponono’ has already officially been certified Gold in South Africa and has garnered over 2.6 Million streams worldwide, proving it to be the perfect follow up single this winter season. In celebration of the milestone the single is officially being sampled to national radio, creating a platform for the featured artists to honour AKA through various supporting activities.|
‘Sponono’ is the second single release off of the award-winning album ‘Mass Country’, post its release on February 24th 2023. To date 5 singles from ‘Mass Country’ have been certified Platinum and Gold, with ‘Sponono’ being the 6th certification, proving that ‘Mass Country’ is the Megacy’s favourite art piece from the Supa Mega, certifying his undeniable talent that lives on amongst his fans.
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‘Sponono’ is an ode to love, an unashamed expression of love and appreciation by a man in love. The term itself is a Sotho term, used to refer to the utmost beauty of a black woman, praising her beauty and affirming her. Living up to its authentic expression, Supa Mega’s verse is dedicated to his partner, Nadia Nakai, proclaiming that “this is real love, it’s ride or die… perfect combination, suit and tie, angel, halo see you in my dreams in porcelain white”. He further goes on to state how she was God-sent and was his anchor and sense of peace during stormy seasons.
‘Sponono’ was produced by reputable producers 031 CHOPPA, Xivonaki Manzini as well as Tshupo Khutsoane who have worked with the likes of Sjava, Costa Titch, Phila Dlozi, Prince Kaybee & JR.
To date Mass Country has garnered the following milestone awards:Lemons (Lemonade) certified 4 x Platinum, which features Nasty C;Company, ft KIDDO certified Platinum;Dangerous which features Blxckie & Nadia Nakai certified Gold;Prada ft Khuli Chana certified Gold;Mbuzi (Freestyle) featuring Thato Saul certified Gold.Sponono certified Gold.
AKA’s mother had this to say about the release:
“Mass Country meant everything to Kiernan. He would be so proud of all the accolades and grateful to the Megacy for showing up for him yet again. His legacy continues with his music and his new single, Sponono, allows the world to reconnect with him again.” – Lynn Forbes
Speaking of the making of the song and the experience of working with AKA, this is what the artists had to say
“Wrote this hook thinking about the love of my life, My Sponono. And on this song I’m expressing that I would do whatever it takes to be with her. I produced the beat with the gents think I was just gonna produce then me and Son started vibing out then Forbes walked in and said that’s the hook for the beat. The rest is history”
“Sponono! What a beautiful moment.”
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AKA, Also known as SUPA MEGA and BHOVA in the South African entertainment industry has spent the last 10 years pushing boundaries of African Hip Hop with a series of killer singles and albums.
When he drops, the country stops to listen and the buss is no more than justified. Singles such as All Eyes On Me featuring Burna Boy, Fela In Versace, Jika, Don’t Forget To Pray, The World Is Yours & Caiphus Song have all been nominated for the RECORD OF THE YEAR at South African Music Awards.
AKA has also received global recognition through the success of his albums with award nominations reaching the UK and United States. Today, AKA has built a personal brand that everyone seems to want a piece of. He has endorsement, he hosted award shows, presented on TV, he pervades social media and he used to headline festivals across Africa prior to the pandemic.
AKA has also partnered up with CRUS VODKA to take the brand to the world. He has seen success in the watermelon flavour that he introduced to the brand and that has given him another opportunity to introduce a limited edition Banana Delux Flavour which he launched in November 2020.