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Ciza Tha Journalist is not a professional journalist; he is a musical one and one of the most versatile Hip-Hop artists to come out of the African continent.
His music is mainly in English and West African Pidgin Linga.
His ability to apply his smooth and exquisite lyrical style to suit various genres
(Rap, Rock, Metal, Punk Rock, Reggae) means that he is able to entertain a vast and broad spectrum of music enthusiasts.
 
EARLY YEARS
 
Ciza Tha Journalist grew up in a village and it was at the age of ten while locked in his father’s bathroom that out of shear frustration that he belted out his first song out, he called it,” You can’t catch me”, which has to be the one song he has refuse time and time again to sing. As the urge to dive into the music grew so did the pressure from society and family to pursue a more ‘respectable’ career.
Years later after studying Physics and a flying both Planes and helicopters, music came knocking or maybe banging on his door again.
 
5TH MARCH 2006, 14:37 - Survives a helicopter crash at mountainous Kommadagga Eastern Cape, South Africa.
15:58 - Finds out he is trapped in a wild life game reserve.
18:12 - Makes a promise that if he survives the ordeal he would go back to his father’s bathroom, doing what he loved the most, music.
18:47 - He gets rescued.
As popularly said the rest is history, still in the making.
 
2012
  • Released ME AND MY GIRL music video featuring CHRISTINA STORM & HEDKANDI DJs Andy Daniels and Felipe.
  • The Premiere party of Music video was broadcasted on SABC3 Flash! Finale show and received a lot of media coverage on Algoa FM, The Herald, Die Burger, OMG Mag, Fly Magazine and more in and around Port Elizabeth.
  • Judge at the Best Teen Dance Crew Competition.
 
2011
  • Released E.P “REPORTING VIA MUSIC” with 9 tracks.
  • One of his tracks “Fire on the Mountain” was featured on the HYPE MAGAZINE Eastern Cape’s Finest Hip Hop CD.
  • Performed the South African Anthem at finals of South African Wheelchair Basketball League Finals live on SUPERSPORT 7 to over 12 million viewers around AFRICA.
  • Music Video for track “SHE LIKE AM” premiered on Africa Magic (Africa’s most viewed DSTV channel) and other National TV stations around west and central Africa. The song hit Top 5 charts for the first 3 months upon release.
  • Did Theme song for the INCREDIBLE RACE in collaboration with Eloise Potgieter which was performed at the closing Gala Event.
  • Did Theme song for the Rugby Sevens and was broadcasted on SUPERSPORT BLITZ.
 
2010
  • Performed at World Cup, entertaining fans from all over the world.
  • Performed at Mandela’s 92 birthday celebration .
  • CHARITY: ‘Ntswembu-lishazz’AIDS Awareness Concert
 
2009
  • Guinness Book of World records attempt. (Daily Song Campaign)
  • A rigorous song campaign that saw him produce, write, freestyle and compose a new song everyday for 6 months non-stop. Hence being the first artists to release a tribute song to Michael Jackson.
  • Performed alongside national and international artists of various genres like hip-hop act Busta Rhymes,Dj Waxxy and many more.
  • CHARITY: Was part of the Charity Gala Night to raise funds for various charities.
 
2008
  • Along with Dj Slyso and Mxo, ciza was part of the documentary ‘Breaking the silence’, which was done to discourage the xenophobic attacks in South Africa 2008.
  • Sophomore Album: ‘African Inclizique’. This album was by far one of the most versatile music releases of its year. Ciza Tha Journalist showed his ability to apply himself in different genres from the Conventional Hip-hop to the more contemporary hip-hop; from the smoothly laced melodic rap singing track ‘Push and Hustle’ (about child slaves) to the popular reggae track ‘Stand Up’ which was dedicated to the late Lucky Dube.
  • CHARITY: Music and sports for AIDS children ( Mentoring by Ciza Tha Journalist, Super Eagles ( National Soccer Team of Nigeria) and Bafana Bafana ( National Soccer Team of South Africa).
 
2007
  • After officially quitting his flying career he produces and co-produces his debut album.
  • Debut Album: ‘Natural A.I.H. (Africanisticly Inclined Hip-hology).This album fused traditional West African sounds and rhythms into Hip-hop. Ciza Tha Journalist touched on various topics from mental slavery, village romance and to the controversial Anti-female circumcision song. This album featured artists from all over Africa, South Africa, Cameroun and Kenya.
  • CHARITY: Donates 14% of the sales of his album sales to charity (House of resurrection AIDS haven).
MEDIA
 
TV
SABC 3 FLASH! , SUPERSPORT7, SUPERSPORT BLITZ, BAY TV, GOOD MORNING AFRICA (AFRICA MAGIC), CHANNEL O
 
RADIO
ALGOA FM, BAY FM, KQ FM
 
NEWSPAPERS
THE HERALD, DIE BURGER
 
MAGAZINES
HYPE MAGAZINE, OMG MAG, FLY MAGAZINE
 
CONTACT
CIZA THA JOURNALIST
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Find him on; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Reverbnation
For bookings, PR, collaborations, or any further info contact
 
Manager: Viqta Eyambe
Cell: +27 74 358 4943
Work: +27 41 582 1630
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