Luanda — Angolan artist Yola Semedo won the Female Voice of the Year
trophy during the "Top Rádio Luanda" 2010, contest, where the singer
Yuri da Cunha also held the category of Male Voice of the Year.
Yola also won Kizomba of the Year prize at awarding gala that took place Friday night at Belas' Conference Centre, in Luanda.
Also received the prize were Lioth Kassoma (Gospel artist of the
year), Kumbi Lixia (Folcloric group of the year), Gizela Silva (female
revelation voice), C4 Pedro (male revelation voice and Ballad of the
year), Phathar Mak (Rapper of the year), Cabo Snoop (Kuduro of the
year), Margareth do Rosário and Pérola (Kianda prize), Puto Português
(Semba of the year), the duo Walter and Nicol Ananaz (Kianda prize), as
well as Yuri da Cunha, Bonga, as casas Terça Festa, Casa 70, Casa
Jabumba and Ls Produções publishing house (all received Kianda prize for
In the last category (Disco of the year) was appointed the singer Puto Português
Luanda - The Vagabanda group released this Sunday in Luanda the album
entitled "Nirvana", at a session of selling and signing of autographs at
the Independence Square.
According to the group's producer, the musician Laton, 10,000 copies of the 15-tracked kuduro CD were released in a first phase.
According to Laton, the album reflects social and daily life messages, a
means of motivation and encouraging youths towards a social spirit,
also transmitting positive words of peace and nationalism.
Recorded in Angola, the CD counted on the participation of musicians
such as Daniel do Nascimento, Laton and of the "Nirvanas" group.
The album was published under the guidance of the "Mil Mambos Kuduro", a
record label that debuts in the kuduro music genre market.
Known in the market for hits like "Manganza", "Zala Mama", "Vou Le dar"
and "Tarefa", the group is in the market for five years, having already
released a CD entitled "Zé Pé".
Luís Kuxala Izata "Heroy" and Adimiro Paulo António "Puto Mira" are the
members of "Vagabanda" group who are also know for their role in the
track "Hoje é Surra" of the rap-singer Big Nelo.
The group was placed second in the "Top Kuduro 2009" competition, which
is promoted by "Rádio Escola" broadcasting station, having been awarded
for the "Best Kuduro of the Year Production" with the track "Manganza".
It received USD 5,000 as prize, one diploma and one statuette.
Luanda - Angolan musicians and students defended Thursday in Luanda,
the need of artists to assess and be more careful with the content of
the lyrics of their songs, with attention to the rescue of moral and
This view was supported when they were asked to comment on the
messages of some songs, mostly in the Kuduro style, whose lyrics are
obscene and violate good moral of the Angolan society.
Singer Dog Murras advised his colleagues as opinion makers to
evaluate the content of their lyrics, given the loss of moral values in
Speaking to ANGOP, Dog Murras deplored the fact that these songs are
played in children parties or places much visited by children.
According to the artist, taking into account the years of peace the
country is enjoying, musicians should begin to realise their role as
opinion makers, because certain people have music as inspiration for
In his turn, Margareth do Rosario suggested that that the Ministry of Culture should be stricter on this.