JHB based talented DJ on the come up plus new single: DJ Afronerd

Jeffrey Lungisani Motekase, also known as AfroNerd fell in love with music and whilst still in High School, AfroNerd completed his DJying course at “DJ Mix Club” and he achieved a trophy for being in the Top3 in the year 2011. In 2012 AfroNerd did his tertiary level education at the academy of sound engineering.

DJ Afronerd

He collaborated with Kronik (SA) in 2012 where they decided to form a duo now known as “Saxophone SA and Kronik (SA).

The duo did performances, attended gigs and released mixtapes together for a duration of three years, with just an aim to be known and familiarise themselves with the music industry. Early 2016, the duo was signed under 1st JHB music, and released their first single titled “Monkey Island” which was on the #Hot99dance chart with DJ Candii (YFM), and stayed on the number 1 spot for three consecutive weeks.   July 9th the duo met Six, and decided to collaborate, and formed a hit track titled “Woza”.   Beginning of August, the duo joined partnership with Concept L Group.

The radio official release was on October 3rd, and on its first week of release it picked up on the YFM Urban top 40 and, it was on number 13 with Entro, and number 8 on the Bombchart with @Large. December 3rd 2016, the duo dropped their second hit single titled “That was my man” featuring Amanda, which went viral on the first week of release. The song was played on YFM Hot99 dance with DJ Candii, and it was on the number 9 spot on the top hottest tracks on “#The bomb chart” and went onto the number 13th spot on the Urban Top 40 (YFM) hosted by Entro. The song was on high rotation in Tshwane FM and Alex FM, for literally the whole December, and the first week on January 2017. March 13th 2017, the duo dropped Ep project with the intention of assisting club DJs with prior material. The duo is currently working on 3 singles, one titled ” “Tsokotsa” featuring Thandi Dry, the second track features DJ Candii and the last track is titled “Sweet Melodies” featuring Lylafaye and Amanda. The duo has done a couple of gigs, including Oskido’s annual homecoming in Northwest, a charity based project in Mabopane, an initiative aimed around gathering blankets and foodstuff for the homeless and, recently played on YTKO on YFM with DJ Candii.

Beginning of May 2017, Concept L Group, and Gallo records came into contact and signed a contract offering the duo an opportunity to work on their 1st album July 4th 2017, the duo dropped a leading single of their forthcoming album titled “Power Within”. The single features none other than the talented Yves and the track is titled “Take your Love”. The song is a fusion of African drums that move dance floors, soulful vocals touch and takes you on a journey around Africa.

“Take your Love” is a massive Summer tune currently topping charts various radio station (YurbanTop40, #LocalTop40, #Hot99dance, just to name a few) Currently, Saxophone and Kronik is working on the Album, offering a variety of house music such as Afro house, kwaito, Gqom and dance. The album in a nutshell, is a fusion of South African and European sounds.

In this Album we feature not only well established artists that made their mark in the industry, but also young, vibrant and talented upcoming artists in their likes of Qhizzo, DJ Candii (YFM), Lylafaye, Kent smoke and Sindi etc. They also featured the likes of Zinhle Ngidi, Yves, Sizwe Ngema Mr Chillax etc. They also have Afrika Soul co- producing the entire album.

AfroNerd is a solo DJ and also known as Saxophone SA on the duo collaboration.

AfroNerd featured on the 1st Annual Pop Bottle Pool Party in Nelspruit in the year 2017, he featured the lineup with OkMalumKoolKat, Ms Cosmo, Miss Pru, Citi Lyts, Horizon Deep (KZN Eyadini) and more.

He sometimes do live mix on Metro FM.

– AfroNerd is currently doing live mix on Trans Africa Radio every Friday.

– Rosebank News Café every Thursdays. (Resident DJ from November 2017 until December 2018)

– He does live mix on VOW FM Every Sunday

He was also booked on the first Joburg Summer ShutDown that took place on the 31st March 2018 in FNB Stadium, and the line up featured artists like Niniola, Busiswa, Mpumi, Gemini Major, A-Reece, frank Casino and many more.

AfroNerd also dropped his track “Melodies” in September 2018; featuring Liwzi Stream it below on Spotify.


After Afronerd released a single with Lizwi M tittled “Melodies” after which he decided to work on his debut album titled “Freedom Is Tomorrow”. This is a 12 track album features dope up and coming vocalists and producers of his calibre. Why the tittle “Freedom is tomorrow” ? Well Afronerd has felt trapped in his own career for the longest time and with this album he is finally breaking free from that feeling as an upcoming artist in South Africa. The album is a fusion of African Sounds and European elements.  It features artists like Yves, Lizwi M, Anda Cassandra, Amanda, Boyzee, Siza, Lunar Folks, KronikSA, Afrika Soul , Zithane and Dj Rocker . My leading single of this album is “Afronerd, Lunar Folks Ft. Anda Cassandra – No Ordinary World”.  The single is available on all digital platforms and the full album is dropping second week of May 2019 and will also be available on all online digital stores. The single is on all major radio stations and community radio stations around the country. The music video for this single should be out 1st week of June 2019.

Stream the single on Spotify:

Maximilliano Solomon

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