South African Music Week 


"Lessons from rapper to mogul"  Featuring D.O on January 28th 

January 26th - January 28th 

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South African Music Week (SAMW) is an annual gathering of creative minds and business savvy, rooted in the music and the arts, that will transform Gauteng Province, South Africa, into a thriving hub of artistic creativity. The premise of SAMW is for those in the industry to share best practices, set-up partnerships and collaborate with creative counterparts in countries around the world, in order to foster commercial relationships, as well as developing a robust and vibrant entertainment sector that is digitally fit and sustainable. 

Against the backdrop of a severely restricted trading year for all industries, the entertainment sector has been forced to pivot in order to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its own survival. This is where SAMWenters the arena. 

SAMW is a free event that comprises three days of insightful panel discussions led by industry luminaries, an expo, B2B networking, interspersed with artist performances. Each year, there will be a spotlight on a different country, and in 2021, SAMW has partnered with colleagues in Canada, who will share their insights and explore opportunities, along with their South African colleagues. 

In 2021, SAMW will be fully virtual, although in years to come, it is anticipated this will be extended to embrace a hybrid event format.


Love to cook?! D.O. was recently featured on Cooking Backstage.  Check out the video below on how he makes his famous BBQ Chicken and Rice and Peas!



"Can't Wait" is the latest single from D.O. Gibson that features Jenna Nation and is produced by Atwell.  The song is about D.O.'s trip to Los Angeles during Grammy weekend in 2020.  While travel is restricted due to COVID, D.O. can't wait to get back on the road performing.

The song is the fourth single from D.O.'s upcoming album "Still Driven." 

In September 2020, he performed at Dreamer festival in front of a 10,000 online audience and alongside speakers such as Disney CEO Bob Iger.



“We Lit” is the new single from D.O. Gibson featuring Mitchell Bailey.

The anthemic song is produced by Hype-B and is about celebrating. D.O. raps about the Raptors winning the NBA Championship to attending the Grammy’s. Emerging artist Mitchell Bailey, raps about it being a comeback – despite never leaving in the first place.

D.O. and Mitchell have a Cape Breton connection. D.O.’s family is from the area and Mitchell grew up and resides on the Island in Nova Scotia.




D.O. is excited to announce the upcoming book “On This Grind” which will focus on life lessons learned from the music business.

To gear up for the release, D.O. is releasing one chapter a day on his site

Stay tuned for more information on the book release!