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Khuli Chana wins big in France

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After walking away empty-handed at music award ceremonies on home soil‚ musician Khuli Chana has finally received recognition for his One Source music video. The video won big at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France on Wednesday evening. One Source won two silvers and one gold award in the Entertainment categories at the prestigious ceremony‚ held each year to honour the finest creative projects from around the world. The wins came four months after Khuli launched a scathing attack against Metro FM Awards judges for not choosing the video as Music Video of the Year. It was a disappointment that repeated itself at the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) a few months later. Speaking to the media, from Cannes on Thursday‚ Khuli said that “it cut deep to not get recognition at home“. “I believe that God has bigger plans for me. I didn’t win a SAMA or Metro FM Award but I scooped a gold (award) at the Cannes Lions‚ on a global stage out of 43‚000 entries‚ t…

Red Bull Culture Clash 2017

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One of the world’s most innovative live music experiences – the Red Bull Culture Clash– will storm its way onto the Orlando Stadium stage on23 September 2017.

A sound system battle of epic proportions will unfold as four crews, each fronted by headline artists including AKADJ TiraPatoranking and Admiral and Jahseed, will represent four of South Africa’s biggest sounds – hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae. The four competing sound systems will compete back-to-back over a series of rounds – all in a bid to get the biggest reaction from the crowd and be crowned as the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash winners.
AKA, hip hop crew leader has promised fans a killer performance, vowing he is coming for everything: “I’ve put together a team of some of the best musical minds South Africa has to offer. You ask me what my objective or plan is for Culture Clash? It’s simple enough: I’m here to win. Nothing else!”
Holding no punches, Admiral and Jahseed are both getting ready for retaliation on beha…

Benni McCarthy ready for his first day in the office

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Benni McCarthy starts his new life as head coach of Cape Town City when he reports for duty on Thursday. The former Bafana Bafana striker says he will draw on the experience of being an assistant in Belgium in the 2015/16 season‚ a job that solidified in his own mind that he wanted to stay in football. McCarthy worked under Cape Town-raised head coach Chris O’Loughlin at Sint Truiden‚ the current club of South African striker Kurt Abrahams‚ and also says that experience opened his eyes as to what was required for the head of a technical team. The pair ensured that newly-promoted Sint Truiden kept their top-flight status‚ though their contracts were not renewed. O’Loughlin is now a first team coach at English side Charlton Athletic. “It was probably the best thing I could have done because it prepared me for what I am about to face‚” McCarthy says of his time in Belgium. “I got to face the things that football players don’t get to see‚ the hard work that is there‚ the tactical analysis‚ havi…

Tumi Morake gets a TV talk show

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COMEDIAN Tumi Morake is said to have landed herself a TV talk show.  It is alleged the show is called #WTFTUMI and is set to air in July on SABC3.  Sources close to the comedian say she’s excited, after getting a role on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.  One said: “Tumi deserves all the recognition she gets. The late night show will be like Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show, with a lot of humour.  “It’ll bring in comedy and satire from news stories, politics, and the media.”  A second source said: “This show will keep the audience glued to their TVs. Inserts will deal with news, both local and international.”  A third source said: “In the show Tumi will invite guests, ask them questions and also bring laughter to her audience.”  Marketing Director at Urban Brew Studios, Natasha Wadvalla, confirmed they were the show’s producers.  “Sjula Dlamini is the producer and Tumi is the presenter. The show airs on SABC3 on 5 July at 9.30pm.” 

Babes Wodumo ready for 2017 BET Awards

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LOCAL awards ceremonies may have failed to “recognize” the queen of gqom music, but Babes Wodumo may still have an ace up her sleeve to play in the international arena. This as Mzansi’s IT girl, famous for her sizzling Wololo and Mercedes hits, has been nominated for a BET Awards’ accolade. On 25 June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, US, Babes will battle it out for top honors in the Best International Act: Africa category. She faces stiff competition from her fellow countrymen Nasty C and AKA, Nigeria’s Tekno, Wizkid, Davido and Mr Eazi, and Ghana’s Stonebwoy. And in some form of “poetic justice” for the singer, Babes will rub shoulder with some of Hollywood’s cream of the crop at the event. Billed to perform on BET’s main awards stage are Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Post Malone, Roman Gian Arthur and Jessie Reyez. Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, boy band New Edition, are set to wrap the ceremony u…

Okmalumkoolkat to host a free concert

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Rapper Okmalumkoolkat has called on some of his industry friends to help him raise awareness about women abuse and women abductions through a free concert in KZN. The Gqi hitmaker took to social media to announce that people of Durban would be treated to a free concert with a good course. Okmalumkoolkat wrote that the concert would serve to "spread awareness about women abuse and abduction in South Africa". He added that the concert is for those who are anti-women abuse, anti-abduction and anti- human trafficking and that all proceeds would go to charity. Head of Stamps Communication, Bulie Nazo, who forms part of Okmalumkoolkat's management, on behalf of the rapper, She said, OKmalumkoolkat intends to highlight the tragic social issue that has left many South African women living in constant fear. She added that all the featured artists have volunteered their services for the same course. "Okmalumkoolkat gathered some of his pals to bring this concert to life becau…

King Kwesta to open for T.I. in America

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Only months after lighting up the stage in Texas, Kwesta is heading back to America to perform with US hip-hop star T.I. Kwesta has confirmed that he will be jetting off to Atlanta this weekend to perform at the final show of T.I.'s American tour. He said that he got a call from the American rapper's team asking if he would be interested in performing at T.I.'s show. "They were like,'we really like your vibe and we think that we can really vibe with you. We want you to come out and open for T.I.' It came out of the blue. I haven't met T.I. or anyone from his team before so to get this call was totally unexpected. I am a big fan of T.I. so I naturally said yes," Kwesta explained. He said that he was excited to once again perform in America. "For this to come just weeks after the SAMAs and my album going platinum and Ngud' five-times platinum is incredible. My team keeps asking when the celebrations are going to end but we just keep winning and…

AKA's Super Mega show finds a spot on Touch HD

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Rapper AKA has been added to the explosive Touch HD lineup, where he will be hosting the Supa Mega show from later this month.
Owner of Touch HD, Tbo Touch confirmed that AKA had joined the station and would be on air from June 19. "We wanted to make a big announcement but for now I can confirm that AKA will be hosting the Supa Mega show on Touch HD from next week," Touch said. He said that AKA was an inspiration to many and a perfect fit for the station. "AKA is a creative and Touch HD is the home of creative people," Touch added. Touch HD spokesperson Lulu Ndevu said that the station was meeting with AKA and his team to iron out the finer details of the show, and would communicate these once they had been confirmed. Attempts to contact AKA were unsuccessful. AKA's new show comes just months after Touch relaunched his radio station, re-branding it from Touch Central to Touch HD. The new station includes radio shows by veterans Glen Lewis and Tim Modise.

International artists head for South Africa’s National Arts Festival

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For 11 days Grahamstown will become the cultural mecca of South Africa when the National Arts Festival draws artists, dancers and musicians from around the world to perform on its stages from 29 June to 9 July.
The National Arts Festival has become a homecoming pilgrimage for many  South African artists living and working abroad and this year is no different: Cellist Abel Selaocoe, the 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music, returns from the UK to present an excitingly diverse recital at the Festival as well as to perform as a soloist at the FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT on 8 July.
Soweto-born dancer and choreographer Vincent Mantsoe returns from his home in France to perform KONKORITI. Described by The Guardian’s dance writer Sanjoy Roy as a “magnetic soloist”, Mantsoe is best known for his work around spirituality and African and indigenous heritage. In KonKoriti, he takes on the foolishness of pride and arrogance. UK comedian Stephen K Amos is including Grahamstown in his WORLD FAMOUS tour…

Actor, Christopher 'Gunman' Kubheka has died

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Another loss for the Mzansi's entertainment industry - charismatic actor, Christopher Kubheka has died.
Kubheka committed suicide at his home in Soshanguve, block xx. He allegedly hanged himself.  Kubheka was best known for his role as Gunman on SABC1's hard-hiting drama series Yizo Yizo and also fondly well known for his role as Bazooka Khumba on SABC1's popular drama series Zone 14. The king of Kwaito, Arthur Mafokate tweeted the following on Monday evening: "#RIPGunman - we will miss you my brother and friend." R.I.P. Gunman, we will truly miss you Bazooka!

SPRING FIESTA ANNOUNCES 1st INTERNATIONAL GUEST & PARTNERSHIP WITH SAA

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South Africa’s biggest premier dance musicfestival is yet again back and ready to create those dance floor memories. The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta celebrates its 7thbirthday & Dance Cultures National holiday on the 7th October 2017 atour well-known prestigiousparty playgroundWildWaters complex in Ekurhuleni.

Mzansi stand up!!! As it’s time to reveal what we have in store for ya’ll. Known for his classic anthems“Finally”,  “Diamond Life” &  “Fall