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Local duo rock the charts on East Coast Radio
04 Nov 2008

A LOCAL R&B music group hit the top of the charts in the East Coast Radio (ECR) Top Nine at Nine charts show on Monday.

In a first for a Pietermaritzburg band, the song Don’t wanna go by Demonique was number one on the late evening show. The song is off their latest album Ain’t dat innocent.

A list of songs is posted on the station’s website and listeners vote for their favourite song online. The results are announced on Peter G’s show, which starts at 9 pm.

Demonique’s manager, Omar Ebrahim, said the group broke new ground for the City of Choice. “It’s the first time that a PMB group has hit the top of the charts,” he said.

Demonique was formed by two sisters, Niqi and Deme Haris, who are the lead vocalists. On song production is Bryce Anderson, who also features in most of the tracks.

Anderson said the lyrics are what makes the number one song “hot”.
“The storyline is about a break-up in a relationship. The woman leaves, but she does not want to go. It’s a kind of a daily life situation in our communities.”

Ain’t dat innocent was released nine months ago. Ebrahim hopes the number one spot will boost sales.

“We are not widely recognised because the group is new in the market, but this will make things a lot better, sales will pick up.”

He said the group is inundated with bookings to perform at local events. “We are also busy in the studio, working on another album,” said Anderson. He could not say when the second album would be released.


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