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Sing’it Lyrics Competition


Sing’it Lyrics Competition

HHP becomes ninth artist to join Sing ’it!

Sing ’it has just got bigger and cooler. Co-sponsors of the lyrics-writing competition, LitNet and Sanlam, are proud to announce that the ninth mystery artist to join the already star-studded line-up of local bands is none other than Jabulani Tsambo, better known as HHP, or Hip Hop Pantsula, or Jabba, one of South Africa’s biggest hip hop artists.

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HHP has turned local hip hop on its head with his good-time grooves and grand personality. He released his new album on 15 September 2011.

The singer flew into Cape Town from Durban that same week to star in the last Sing ’it advertisement. The shoot took place at Buchanan Studios in Woodstock and was directed and shot by The Suits – the same company responsible for the other three Sing ’it advertisements, which feature Bouwer Bosch, Jax Panik, iScream & the Chocolate Stix and Deon Lotz, among others.

“HHP is one of the biggest and most well-loved hip hop artists in South Africa. He complements the rest of our artists perfectly, and we cannot wait to hear what his song will sound like.” said Sing ’it project manager Steyn du Toit.

What’s in it for aspirant songwriters?
A chance to get their hands on an iPad 2, R3 000 cash, and a shot at featuring in a music video by their favourite artist.

Entries close at the end of October. After that, the judges (comprising the abovementioned artists), will comb through the entries, select their favourite, and record it as an official single. All nine songs will then be made available for free downloading for two months.

The band with the highest number of downloads will receive a budget for a music video for that song from MK. The video will be played on MK, as well as on other channels, and posted online.

Send your entries and any queries to

Download the Word document, fill in your details and attach it, together with your lyrics, to an email. Send all entries to

Rules and regulations:

– An entrant may submit only five song lyrics, regardless of the language they are written in.
– Only persons 16 years and older may enter the competition.
– Song lyrics may be in Afrikaans or English. If you mix languages, including a language other than Afrikaans or English, translations/explanations of the words/phrases should accompany your lyrics.
– Only entries accompanied by a completed entry form will be accepted.
– Only electronic entries will be accepted.
– Song lyrics may not contain cursing, blasphemy or slander.
– Entries must be original. Adaptations of any material that has been published previously/elsewhere, or that has been performed commercially in any form, will not be accepted.
– Although all possible precautionary steps will be taken, LitNet accepts no liability for the loss of any texts. Entrants should keep copies of their texts and check that their entries do appear on LitNet. (Please allow for a 36-hour period for proofreading and publication.)
– All entries will be published on LitNet. Entrants retain copyright of their lyrics, but LitNet has the right to use entries on various platforms – including other publications – to promote the competition.
– LitNet will indicate entrants’ copyright, but will not be liable if entrants’ lyrics are used for compositions outside of the competition.
– Only the bands will choose which lyrics they wish to compose music to. Neither LitNet nor Sanlam will have a say in their decisions. However, if the total number of entries is unmanageable, preselection by professional judges may take place.
– If one of the nominated bands sets your lyrics to music, you will win an iPad 2 and R3 000 cash. If more than one of the nominated bands choose your song lyrics to set to music, you will be paid per composition.
– If a band chooses your lyric, you will forfeit all profit rights to the song. However, you will be acknowledged as the lyricist and retain copyright for further musical compositions of the lyrics.
– Bands will have the right to adapt lyrics in order to suit their specific style.
– Only the winners will be notified personally.
– All correspondence between songwriters and artists will be conducted by LitNet.
– If your song lyric is chosen as a winner, LitNet will mediate all interactions with the media. You must be available for interviews and/or commentary.
– If the song containing your lyrics wins the budget for the music video you will have the opportunity to appear in the video if you would like to do so (at Sing ’it’s expense if you reside within the borders of South Africa).

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