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Mo Flava wins first Liberty Radio Award

Mo Flava wins Liberty Radio Award

Metro FM radio personality and Club DJ, Mo Flava, took home the coveted Best Afternoon Drive Show (commercial) award for The Drive on Metro FM, at the prestigious annual Liberty Radio Awards which took place this past Saturday.

This was Mo Flava’s first win at the annual Liberty Radio Awards and is testament to the hard work that Mo Flava has put in over the years to make sure that he is constantly honing his craft to be a better radio presenter every day.

Mo Flava shares this esteemed award with co-host Masechaba Ndlovu and the Metro FM family at large.

“It’s extremely humbling to be acknowledged by the industry for the work I do daily, which doesn’t even feel like work at times. Thank you to my co-host Masechaba Ndlovu for putting up with me and making my job easy. I would also like to thank my on and off air teams that contribute daily to make The Drive show the best afternoon drive show in the country!” expresses Mo Flava.

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Skhumba Hlophe announced as the host of the 2018 Savanna Newcomer Showcase

Savanna Newcomer Showcase Skhumba

Comedian and radio host, Skhumba Hlophe has been announced as the host of the 2018 Savanna Newcomer Showcase.

“Savanna created this event to give our country’s talented newcomers a platform to shine and we’ve seen standing ovations annually for new comics that come out of nowhere and blow us away,” – says Diego Jacobs, Savanna RSA Brand Activation Manager.

Each newcomer comedian will be given five minutes to perform for the audience and make a lasting impression. This gives the public and the comedy fraternity the chance to figure out who they should be voting for.

Skhumba is the 2017 winner of the Savanna Comic of the Year Award and the winner of the Flying Solo Award for two years running. Previous Savanna newcomer winners include Daniel Friedman (Deep Fried Man), Dillan Oliphant, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Loyiso Madinga, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Thabiso Mhlongo and Yaaseen Barnes.

The Savanna Newcomer Showcase will take place on Sunday, 20 May 2018 at The Soweto Theatre.

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Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza to be inducted into #LibertyRadioAwards Hall of Fame

Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame

Award wining radio presenter Dudu Khoza, best known as Lady D, will be inducted into Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognises people who have been in the industry for over 15 years, who are either still in the business, or who have retired.

Dudu has been a Living Legend on Ukhozi FM for more than 15 years and an inspiration to thousands of people around the country, particularly women, not just with her motivational and charismatic radio persona but also with the number of initiatives that she is currently involved in which are aimed at empowering the youth, women as well as disadvantaged communities.

Lady D Khoza has spent all 25 years of her career in radio on air at Radio Bantu, which became Radio Zulu and is now known as Ukhozi FM. She was even a part of the team that came up with the station’s current name.

In 2012, Khoza won the Best Daytime Presenter award at a commercial radio station.

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All the winners at the 12th Annual SAFTAs

All the winners at the 12th Annual SAFTAs

The 12th Annual South African Film and Television (SAFTAs) awards took place at Sun City to honour outstanding achievement in the industry over the past year.

The event was hosted by media personality Thando Thabete and Phat Joe (Majota Kambule).

This year the Saftas also honoured Nelson Mandela’s centenary. The theme of the event was ‘Our Stories Are Gold’ in honour of “those who have captured our hearts, minds and imaginations through the telling of our unique stories.”

Here is the full list of 2018 SAFTAs winners below:

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Best TV Soap
Isibaya

Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela
Hamilton Dhlamini

Best Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela
Jo-Anne Reyneke

Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela
Pallance Dladla

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Phila Madlingozi wins the Golden Horn award at the SAFTAs

Phila Madlingozi wins the Golden Horn award

Actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, Phila Madlingozi has won a Golden Horn award for Best Achievement in Original Music/ Score on TV Drama for Isikizi season two at the South African Film and Television awards (SAFTAS).

Filmmaker best known for his role as Zithembe/Zolile in the second season of the SABC1 drama series Intersexions, in 2013,

Phila, son of veteran musician Ringo Madlingozi, says he never saw the award coming and he did not even attend the awards because he didn’t think they would win. “I did not think we were going to win the award but it shows that hard work pays off and when I received the invite to attend the awards I was already on my way home to Port Elizabeth.”

“I was starting to feel lost; I had been working so hard in Johannesburg but I was not seeing any rewards for my hard work.”

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Rouge wins a SAFTA award for Best Micro Budget Film

Rouge The rapper SAFTAs award

South African rapper Rouge won the Best Micro Budget Film award for the New Era Sessions Film at the SAFTAs in Sun City.

According to Zkhiphani, the film which accompanies Rouge’s debut album features entertainment heavyweights, Atandwa & Fikile Kani, the inimitable Denise Zimba and a debut appearance from Cassius Davids, depicts the story of a young woman on her journey of self-discovery.

“I am humbled and honoured to have received this level of recognition from the South African Film and Television Industry. It is an incredible accomplishment for not only me but for the incredible team that supported me and worked alongside me to bring my vision to life. As a woman artist, I am proud to help pave the way for future female artists to find their voice.” said Rouge.

The rapper took to social media expressing how much she was honoured to receive the SAFTAs award.

Watch Rouge – New Era Sessions (The Movie) below:

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Tumi Voster honoured with Youth Excellence Award

Tumi Voster honoured with Youth Excellence Award

TV personality and radio DJ Tumi Voster was recognised as a trailblazer when she was honoured with a Gauteng Province Premier Youth Excellence and Service Award in the Arts & Culture category.

The awards aim to celebrate the positive role of young people within the Gauteng province and their contribution to the region’s growth and development.

“Thank you to the Gauteng government for celebrating the youth of Gauteng and its excellent young people,” said Tumi in a statement before adding, “however, most importantly, thank you for recognizing my talent, uniqueness and voice! May we as young people continue to do more to inspire others to remain inspired and driven.”

Taking to Instagram, Tumi Voster expressed herself by saying “Not only did I walk away with this prestigious award last night. But I also got to share a stage with the Gauteng Premier and the MEC’s – definitely a highlight!

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The South African Metal Music Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

The South African Metal Music Awards

The South African Metal Music Awards was born in 2014 out of a desire to honour the hard work of South African metal music, a genre often overlooked in conventional awards ceremonies.

A key objective includes building a strong sense of South African pride in the Metal which this nation produces, and to encourage bands and fans from different parts of the country to become familiar with great music and entertainment from other cities.

The SAMMA team comprises of various volunteers who all want to see the South African metal scene and industry grow both within our borders, and then to the greater world. What better way to showcase this, than an awards ceremony that acknowledges the bands who have worked hard to produce a great product!

In the build up towards the SAMMA’s ceremony, the team aims to showcase the top five nominated bands in as much media as possible – both locally and internationally.

The procedure of how a winner is determined is no small feat. All nominations have to meet strict criteria and undergo a vigorous elimination process by both the public and an a panel of well-known judges – all within the South African metal music industry, including event promoters, sound engineers and journalists.

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Cassper, Caster Seminya and Black Coffee nominated for Kids Choice Awards

Cassper, Caster Seminya, Black Coffee Kids Choice Awards

Cassper Nyovest, Caster Seminya and Black Coffee have been nominated for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Black Coffee is nominated in the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside Taylor Swift, The Vamps and Zara Larson, while Cassper Nyovest and Caster Semenya go head to head with Davido, Emmanuella and Eddy Kenzo for the Favourite African Star category.

“The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards offer a platform for African stars to be recognised for their excellence in their various talents including, music, sport and television by kids all over the globe.

“We are delighted to feature the continent’s highly talented nominees in the Favourite African Stars category where Black Coffee is nominated for the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside international counterparts,” comments Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Alex Okosi.

The awards will be hosted by WWE superstar John Cena on Saturday 24 March. The event will premiere on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) on Sunday, March 25. 

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Relebogile Mabotja hosted the 18th Annual National Teaching Awards

Relebogile Mabotja Annual National Teaching Awards

Multi-talented, award-winning actress, singer, presenter, musical director, radio host and MC, Relebogile Mabotja, successfully hosted the 18th Annual National Teaching Awards alongside veteran television anchor Leanne Manas this past Saturday, 17 February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

The 18th Annual National Teaching Awards which honoured the selfless contributions of the nation’s most dedicated teachers will be broadcasted on SABC 2 in March 2018. Each year the Department of Basic Education recognises and promotes the extraordinary efforts of some of the country’s most dedicated teachers while promoting and saluting excellence in the teaching profession.

Dignitaries in attendance of the awards on Saturday included the likes of Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga; Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty; Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi; Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor; Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe; and MEC Debbie Shaffer just to name a few.

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