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…and the winner is, Theo Songstress Matshoba

Entertainment February 23, 2016

Earlier the soil announced to be hosting online auditions – looking for a new female vocalist and the response was amazing.

After going through the list and rounds, the winner finally’s announced to be Theo Songstress Matshoba


Born on the 11th August 1995 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa and spent half of her school years in Soweto then went on to attend Hoer Tegniese Skool Langlaagte, where she matriculated.

She was born with an artistic sense and her love&passion for music and art as a whole was enhanced by her being one of the music directors at her high school in her senior years, which helped groom her into the artist that she is today.
-Perfomed several times @ the Cuddle Sessions held monthly at Niki’s Oasis Jazz Lounge, Newtown, Johannesburg.
– Performed in 2013 at a youth arts festival that’s being held annually in Soweto, Masakhane Arts Festival
-Got to the top 30 Sopranos for Clash of the choirs 2014 (season 2)
-Has worked with Kasi Rappers like Maseven, Chippa M and Rev Tumza(Gp Gangsta), just to name a few.

Being influenced by local artists like Samthing Soweto, Bonginkosi ‘Zola 7’ Dlamini, Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai and international artists, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill, she is yet to do great things for herself and her country.


“if God put you to it…He’ll get you through it”



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The Soil in Search for a female vocalist

Entertainment January 25, 2016

According to TRUELOVE MAQ, The Soil, SA’s most loved a capella band, has announced the impending absence of their only female vocalist Buhle Mda. “I have decided to heed to my ancestral calling and how long I will be gone for will be determined by my progress with my mentor” stated Buhle Mda. This is all that the bubbly songstress wishes to share until she is done with her initiation.

Following this announcement, the group is in search of a female vocalist who will join The Soil as of March 2016. The search is open to all female vocalists who believe they have what it takes to be a part of the cheeky yet confidently urbane band.

Interested vocalists are encouraged to visit The Soil’s Facebook page as this is the platform they will use to submit their audition videos. 10 videos will be selected and those vocalists will be invited to audition live for the band and the Native Rhythms stakeholders.

The new vocalist will share the stage with Buhle and the rest of the band in February 2016, before taking over in March 2016.

All details regarding the auditionS

Hi FAMILY Female vocalists are invited to come and #ExperienceTheSoilAll videos submitted need to be a duration of 30 seconds to 60 seconds. Videos shorter or longer than the stipulated time will be disqualifiedAll participants need to sing a song from The Soil, particularly Buhle’s verse. Should these rules be neglected, the judges have the right to disqualify you. Should participants sing a song by The Soil but not Buhle’s verse, the judges, at their discretion can consider the entry. All videos must be loaded up on The Soil Facebook page, no other forms of entry will be considered. Please use the hashtag #ExperienceTheSoil when you upload your videoAll participants need to be South African with a valid South African ID & passportClosing date for all video uploads will be 5th February 2016 and live auditions will take place between 8th-11th February 2016 in JohannesburgAll chosen candidates for the live auditions should be able to travel to Johannesburg to audition for the band Chosen participants will be contacted through their Facebook profiles to get further contact details by 6th February 2016. Participants need to be over 18 and under 35 years The chosen participant must be able available to travel locally and internationally from March 2016

Posted by The Soil on Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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