Bonginkosi “Zola” Dlamini pulls out as host for Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards

Bonginkosi “Zola” Dlamini

The road to the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards has been one of many trials and tribulations. One of which was the announcement of radio and tv personality, Bonginkosi Dlamini aka Zola as the host on the 24th of November.

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Sadly though, the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards would like to announce that Zola has pulled out as our host for the night and we unfortunately have to find his replacement despite paying him his deposit and later having him signing a contract we had already agreed to.

We are disappointed that one of our most loved Kwaito artist has made this decision without informing MKHMA management of the reason behind him having cold feet so close to our main event which will be hosted at the Top Arena in Carnival City but have decided not to take legal action against the Kwaito star as he is one of our own and we as the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards will always support our local artists. “As disappointing as it is, Life goes on. I don’t hold grudges and May the Lord I serve bless him. We are ready for the 24th of November and we will be announcing our host soon” says MKHMA Founder and CEO, Perfecta Khumalo.

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Actress Thuso Mbedu bags a nod at the International Emmy Awards

Thuso Mbedu International Emmy Awards

Generations: The Legacy actress Thuso Mbedu has bagged herself a nod at the 2018 International Emmy Awards.

ALSO READ: Actress Thuso Mbedu Scores International Emmy Nomination

Thuso Mbedu is once again nominated for her role as Winnie in the second season of the Mzansi Magic drama, Is’thunzi.

The SAFTA award-winning actress has been nominated in the Best Actress category and will go up against other actresses from Germany, Brazil and the UK.

“Wow, look at God! To be nominated twice is amazing. The first time was great but this second time is sweeter. I am blessed to have worked with such a great team and am humbled to be representing South Africa and the talent that it possesses at the awards ceremony,” she said in a statement released by her management.

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The Orient Boutique Hotel wins a big award

Orient Boutique Hotel

South Africa’s Orient Boutique Hotel – home of the acclaimed Restaurant Mosaic – has won the Best Hotel Wine List in the World for 2018 beating off strong competition from around the globe.

ALSO READ: Inside Sindi Dlathu’s Farewell Party At Destiny Exclusive Hotel Johannesburg

In a remarkable achievement, Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient also received a Jury Prize and a further five World’s Best Wine List Award accolades for its world class wine list and service.

The 2018 Fine Wine World’s Best Wine List Awards, now in its fifth year, honoured Restaurant Mosaic in the following categories:

  • Best Hotel Wine List in the World 2018.
  • Best Long Wine List in Middle East and Africa 2018.
  • Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List in Middle East and Africa 2018.
  • Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List in Middle East and Africa 2018.
  • Best By-the-Glass Wine List Without Coravin in Middle East and Africa 2018.
  • Jury Prize

Mosaic’s competition in the Best Hotel Wine List category included Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental (Asia); Jonah’s (Australia); Grand Hotel (Europe) and The Barn at Blackberry Farm (North America).

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Former best friends Bonang Matheba and Somizi meet at the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice awards Launch

Bonang Matheba and Somizi photo

Choreographer and radio personality Somizi ‘Somgaga’ Mhlongo and his former BFF television personality, radio host and businesswoman Bonang ‘Queen B’ Matheba seemed to be in speaking terms again. 

ALSO READ: Bonang Says She’s Not Friends With Somizi

The pair attended the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice award launch in Sandton on Tuesday and they seemed to be playful at the event.

Matheba and Mhlongo were friends for many years before their friendship suddenly and unexpectedly ended in 2016.

In a video clip from the #DSTVMVCA launch, Bonang  can be seen opening the event and welcoming everyone. Her specially shoutout to Somizi left people shook. She said “Hello Somgaga!” which left the crowd laughing very hard.

According to several reports, Matheba told Somizi to “go mobilise your fans to vote” when the nominees for Favourite Personality of the Year were announced which included Bonang Matheba, Somizi Mhlongo, Papa Penny Ahee, Nomzamo Mbatha and Kagiso Rabada.

Somizi then replied with: “Yasss honey, hae du?” and Matheba then responded with, “Ya tsamaya!”.

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La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB placed as one of the finalists for the Wella Professionals’s Trend vision awards 2018

Jenna Durocher – Yvon La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB

La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB has been chosen for the South African Trend Vision Awards (TVA) finals 2018 in the colour vision category.

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The TVA awards will be held at Emperor’s Palace on 12 August 2018. Stylists will prep their models on the day and show off their creations, to both judges and audience, at the live hair show that evening. One winner from will go on to represent South Africa in the international Wella TVA competition – this year it will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

La Tete Hair and Beauty JHB run and founded by highly talented hair stylist Jenna Durocher – Yvon who has had the opportunity to work with various international celebrities such as Celine Dion and Naomi Campbell.

What sets Jenna apart from other hairstylist is her international qualifications through Toni & Guy and also her experience working on national and international projects such as fashion weeks, shows and endless shoots, with the ability to get great results under limited time and major pressure during these shows.

“To have reached this far in the competition is a great achievement for me and also the fact that I am the only one from Johannesburg who made it this far in the colour category. The competition has given me and my business great exposure and I am looking forward to the finals at Emperor’s Palace on 12 August,” expresses Jenna Durocher – Yvon.

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The 2018 Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards Nominees Revealed

Nathi Mthethwa Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards Nominees

The road to the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards officially kicked off last night at the remarkable Soweto Theatre where they unveiled the 2018 nominees that will fight it out to be rated amongst the best on the 24th of November at Carnival City’s, Top Arena.

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Founder and CEO, Perfecta Khumalo welcomed the public who attended the glitzy nominations announcement and re-assured the Kwaito and House loving community that MKHMA will never abandon SA musicians even if it means losing sponsors or media falsely labelling them.

“We started this in 2016 because of the passion and we are still going strong, hence one of our values is to put the artist first ” Said Khumalo

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Dressed in isibujwa and pantsula attire, stars such as Mapaputsi, Winnie Khumalo and Eugene Mthethwa filled up the Soweto Theatre and let it be known their support in Perfecta and her Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards team.

Amongst the guests, we had the Godmother from Zola, uMshoza who received a standing ovation and a Best Kwaito Single MKHMA nomination. Nominated in the category alongside her is Drencko, Spikiri and Paul Kulca.

Below is a comprehensive list of the nominees for the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards:

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SA Film Wins Award Ahead of World Premiere at US Festival

STROOP_journey_into_the_rhino_horn_war SA Film Wins Award

Journey into the Rhino Horn War, the locally made documentary film, has been awarded the 2018 Green Tenacity Award by the judges of the Eighth Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival.

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This comes ahead of the film’s world premiere at the festival which will run from Thursday September 6 through to Friday, September 14.

What makes the win and the premiere all the more impressive is the fact that the festival organisers received 350 submissions but ultimately only 26 films were selected to screen and, of those, only five have received awards.

Says a delighted Bonné de Bod, who produces and fronts the film: “We are over the moon at receiving this prestigious award and it makes all our hard work and dedication to this film that much more worthwhile.

“Hopefully, it also means that the recognition will create additional awareness and encourage even more people to see the film when it releases.”

According to the festival’s criteria, the Green Tenacity Award is given to filmmakers “who show great tenacity in exploring crucial environmental issues in their work.”

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The Daily Show nominated for 3 Emmys

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Comedian Trevor Noah has thanked supporters for their continued support after The Daily Show walked away with 3 Emmy nominations.

ALSO READ: Russell Peters Calls Trevor Noah A ‘Thief’

The comedian, who is in Russia for the Soccer World Cup, posted a picture of himself on Instagram, captioning it: “Wow, I visited Russia for 3 days and now The Daily Show is nominated for 3 Emmys. Next time I should stay for a week and then run for president.

To all the people who voted for us and to all who watch our show I could not be more grateful.”

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Sjava wins BET Award

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Jabulani Hadebe, better known by his stage name Sjava, has walked away with with a BET Award on Sunday night.

Sjava was won the the award for the Viewers’ Choice Best International Act category.

ALSO READ: Sjava Is Set To Retire From Music After His Next Project

Sjava was nominated alongside Nigeria’s Niniola and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana.

The musician was dressed in his Zulu outfit to accept the prestigious award.

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The most revealing dresses on the SAMA24 red carpet

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The 24th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMA) took place this past weekend at Sun City in the North West. 

Most female South African celebrities worn shear outfits on the red carpet. We have compiled a list of the most revealing dresses on the SAMA24 red carpet.

ALSO READ: All Winners At The 24th South African Music Awards (SAMAs)

Top most revealing dresses on the SAMA24 red carpet:



Boity Thulo

Boity Thulo



Khanya Mkangisa

Khanya Mkangisa

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