Shakers reunite after six years

King B Entertainment has added a gospel group to its stable, as it seeks to add more diversity.

The five-member SHAKERS released its first single Ampitsa after six years, which is available on all digital platforms.

The single and the music video dropped simultaneously and this has seen the outfit enjoying sufficient airplay across radio stations.

SHAKERS consists of Tumelo Coangae, Karabo Oliphant, Joy Melamu, Serai Mangwegape, and Sonny Mophosho, all born and bred in Bloemfontein.

SHAKERS need no introduction in the music industry having captured the hearts of many gospel lovers back in 2007 with their self-titled album.  However, after much success on the local scenery, the group buckled and was last heard of in 2014, much to the disappointment of music lovers and fans.

King B Entertainment managing director Lehlohonolo Mokoena said the decision to sign the group was a logical one.

“This is not an unknown gospel group that we’ve signed. It’s a group with an impressive track record and a strong following therefore when the opportunity presented itself to have them as part of our stable, we grabbed with both hands,” he noted.

Mokoena, who has strongly urged Free State artists to grow beyond their comfort zone, said he was more than willing to sign more local artists. “If they are talented, disciplined and willing to work hard and not expect manna from heaven, we will not hesitate to bring them on board.”

The reunion has worked in favour of the group with fans demanding more music. 

Mokoena said more was coming from SHAKERS as they are currently recording new music which is likely to be released next year.

King B Entertainment now has Kenny Mc’vital, Alah Yen, Miss Tee Nation, Fusion Boys, Nandi, and King Payo on board.

By: Thapelo Molebatsi