Gqom Princesses, Love Devotion, to release their eagerly awaited debut album through Gallo Records this Women’s Month
Johannesburg, July 3, 2018 – The count-down is on and Love Devotion on a winning roll! After earning the respect of the South African music Industry due to their current hit song titled “Ininja”, the Durban based and KwaDukuza (Stanger) born Gqom female group – Love Devotion aka Gqom Princesses (made up of Sanelisiwe Ngema, Dulcie Mthembu & Kwenzi “Peekay” Madwe) will see their long awaited debut album – Gqom Love, released through the legendary major record label Gallo Records.
For the next 3 years, all of Love Devotion’s music will be released through their new deal with Gallo Music. The new deal will ensure that this talented girl trio’s music will be available to all their fans at record stores nationally and on various digital platforms that including the streaming service like Spotify, Joox, Google Play, Apple’s iTunes and Deezer to name but a few.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for Love Devotion and Iyona Productions,” says Iyona Production’s CEO, Ms. Nkosingiphile “Nkosi” Ntuli. “We have been independently building our career despite all challenges we’ve been facing as females in this Industry, we believe that this will not open more opportunities for Love Devotion but it will inspire more females to taken on this challenging industry without fear nor compromise. Through Gallo releasing our music Iyona Productions and Love Devotion will be able to take our business to not only national level but globally as well.”
Gallo’s Product Manager, Carol Morabe echoes Nkosi’s’ statement: “We are proud to be working with the Princesses of Gqom Music, Love Devotion. The ladies are true artists who are representing and driving youth culture as they break boundaries with their music. We look forward to propelling their careers to greater heights because we believe and their music.”
Gqom Love will be released in August coinciding with Women’s Month celebrations. The Princesses of Gqom will also be announcing their Gqom Love Tour dates soon. The tour kicks off in August.
Love Devotion is a Gqom group formed in the year 2012 and consists of three female artists, Sanelisiwe Ngema (23), Dulcie Mthembu (24), Both from KwaDukuza/Stanger (KZN North Coast) and PeeKay (34) from uMthwalume (KZN South Coast). The group is signed to the first female-owned Gqom Label – Iyona Production under Nkosingiphile “Nkosi” Ntuli. The ladies were introduced to each other by Nkosi in 2014 to form Love Devotion.
Coming from a background of house music Love Devotion and Peekay have managed to learn and master the skills of composing outstanding dance music, and their Gqom singles “Fak’ unyawo” and “Ininja” are currently taking South African music industry by storm. In 2010, Sanelisiwe Ngema and Dulcie Mthembu met each other at school (Tshelenkosi Secondary School) in KwaDukuza, the great city founded by the great Zulu warrior and King – King Shaka in about 1820 and they shared a passion of a career in the music industry. Peekay started kwaito music in the year 2014 and has released tracks such as (Zulu Omnyama, Gomora) as a solo artist before meeting Love Devotion.
Love Devotion and Peekay are on the verge on becoming one of South Africa’s leading female Gqom artists.
Gallo Record Company
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Gallo Record Company is the largest (and oldest independent) record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is owned by Tiso Blackstar Group (formerly Johnnic Communications, Avusa and Times Media). The current Gallo Record Company is a hybrid of two rival South African record labels between the 1940s and 1980s: the original Gallo Africa (1926–85) and G.R.C. (Gramophone Record Company, 1939–85). In 1985 Gallo Africa acquired G.R.C.; as a result, Gallo Africa became known as Gallo-GRC. Five years after the acquisition, the company was renamed Gallo Record Company.
The company owns over 75% of all recordings ever made in South Africa, including those by artists such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Stimela, West Nkosi, Lucky Dube and Makgona Tsohle Band, etc.