South African artist’ Oska Tee releases ‘The Upstage Album’ with UK based label ‘Africantunz Records & Promotions’ and features SA 80’s & 90’s stars and Legends. All the songs were written, arranged and composed by Oska Tee and are produced by Oska Tee alongside various experienced producers from within South Africa’s music industry including Harold Loftazz Khoza, Tando Zinto and Dj Noza.
This is Oska Tee’s fourth studio album. It is a follow up to his previous albums, The Ultimate album 2005; The Unique album 2008 and The Utmost album 2010. Oska Tee brings 15 fresh tracks to his new album ‘The Upstage album’.
Oska Tee, born Oscar Batandwa Tyumre in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, started singing at an early age at home, school and in church like most musicians.
The aspiring artiste has been in the music industry for almost 30 years and has worked alongside many big names in the music industry including one of Africa’s biggest music artists Brenda Fassie with whom he did over 100 shows within one year as a road-show manager in 1998 – 99.
Oska also worked alongside other big names like Patricia Majalisa, whom she managed for almost 10 years and co-produced her album Epatini in 2010. Oska also managed By4 and did backing vocals for popular groups Splash, Dalom Kids, Nomuntu Kappa, Suthukazi Arosi and Mercy Pakela, to name but a few.
The Upstage Album celebrates Oska Tee’s time in the music industry so far and he has brought back and featured some of the superstars that he has been working with over the last 25 years in music.
This includes Nomuntu Kappa (former lead singer of Chimora) who features in a song titled ‘Hero’, Patricia Majalisa who features in a song ‘I heard them’, Nelly Booi who features in a house track ‘Somagwaza’, Nani Ntengo of Platform one who features in a song Ntwazifani, Vuyelwa the Tsonga disco diva who features in a song Black on black and By4 who feature in the song ‘Superstar’. Also featured is Ludwe Maki, Brenda Fassie’s EX-dancer & back-up singer.
As part of social responsibility Oska Tee took a young boy Tinde from his home town Mthatha to come and feature in one of the songs, a kwaito tune ‘jayv’eduze, produced by Dj Curlz Deep.
The Afro Pop song ‘Ndiyekeni’ is a Xhosa pop-song, typical style for Oska Tee. Other songs include ‘Dance’ which is Rhumba and ‘Iinyembezi’ an afro pop song which addresses women and children abuse. On Thula mama, Oska Tee brings back his old accappella piece.
All the songs have been written, arranged and composed by Oska Tee and are produced by Oska Tee and various experienced producers from within South Africa’s music industry including Harold Loftazz Khoza, Tando Zinto and Dj Noza.
From the 15 tracks on the Upstage album each song is different and unique.
The album has been released by Africantunz in the UK and O’Tee productions in SA on December 7th 2018. It will be available on iTunes, amazon, google-play, deezer, symphy@Africa, MTN music, and selected shops & Cd stalls around the country and neighboring countries.
Oska Tee continues to tour with the likes of Patricia Majalisa, By4 and others as a performer in SA, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. He intends to organize gigs and tour with all featured artists in all the South African provinces.
Daily sun published a story on 18 January 2019 about Oska Tee and the upstage album. Oska Tee has done radio interviews on UCR fm, Tru fm and New vision fm. More than 300 radio stations worldwide have been sampled with the music. Oska Tee has a club of DJs countrywide who are pushing the single for him in night clubs, shebeens and parties .
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