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SA’s Got Talent reveals the 2015 semi-finalists

SAGT 2015 final

The theatre auditions are over and the 21 most talented contestants have been chosen by the judging trio Shado, Lalla and DJ Fresh. The unique and diverse group of semi-finalists is testament to the quality of acts that took part in the SA’s Got Talent auditions this year.

The live semi-finals kick off this Sunday, 18 October, at 6PM on e.tv. Each semi-final will see seven acts take the stage to win the judges and public’s vote in order to advance to the finale. One contestant will be decided by public SMS vote and another by judges’ vote. Six contestants will then compete in the grand finale, which takes place on Sunday, 8 November at the Soweto Theatre in Johannesburg and will be broadcast LIVE at 6PM on e.tv.

3 acts have already been guaranteed a place in the semi-finals after they were given a Golden Buzzer during the auditions phase.

“This year’s semi-finalists are dynamic. They each possess an undeniably powerful performance energy and determination to do everything within their power to secure a spot in the grand finale. The competition is going to be a lot more fierce, viewer should brace themselves for very exciting episodes ahead.” Says the show’s Executive Producer, Luxury Msiza.

The Top 21 semi-finalists boasts a variety of attention-grabbing performers, dancers, singers, comedians, acrobatics. The diverse acts showcased in this season is testament to the fact that SA’s got talent is truly a vibrant variety show.

Viewers’ votes will decide who walks away with the half a million rand prize money and the title of SA’s Got Talent champion.

The dates for the semi-finals and finale are:
Sunday 18 October: Semi-Final 1
Sunday 26 October: Semi-Final 2
Sunday 1 November: Semi-Final 3
Sunday 8 November: Finale

SA’s Got Talent is exclusive to e.tv and e.tv HD every Sunday evening at 6PM. The live results show will air at 7:30PM on the same night. e.tv HD is available on OpenView HD on channel 104.

SA’s Got Talent links:

Official website: https://www.etv.co.za/sagt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etvSAGT
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAsGotTalent

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AKA’s wins 2 AFRIMA awards in Dallas, Texas

AKA Wins An AFRIMA Award

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, #SUPAMEGA, AKA, added two more accolades to his already impressive resume on Saturday when he won Best Male Southern Africa and Best Collaboration for his continental smash hit single, All Eyes On Me at the 2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMA) which took place in Dallas, Texas.

AFRIMMA is an award show celebrating the beauty of African music and artistry. The award show honours some of Africa’s top music artists, producers and cultural influencers. AKA was competing amongst the best in Africa and his wins are just testament to the strong year he has had.

Best Male Southern Africa nominees

AKA (South Africa) – WINNER
Zeus (Botswana)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Slap Dee (Zambia)
Stunner (Zimbabwe)
The Dogg (Namibia)
Donald (South Africa)
Vee (Botswana)

Best Collaboration nominees
Harrysong feat. Kcee & Iyanya – Feel it (Nigeria)
J Martins feat .Koffi Olomide – Dance For Me (Nigeria & Congo)
Serge Beynaud feat. Eddy Kenzo – Lopangwe (Ivory Coast & Uganda)
AKA feat. Burna Boy, Da L.E.S & J.R – All Eyes On Me (South Africa & Nigeria) – WINNER

Toofan feat. DJ Arafat – Apero (Togo & Ivory Coast)
Stanley Enow feat. Sarkodie – Njama Njama Cow Remix (Cameroon &Ghana)
P-Square feat. Don Jazzy – Collabo (Nigeria)
Diamond feat. Flavour – Nana (Tanzania & Nigeria)

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my loyal fan base throughout the continent and in my own country who voted for me at the 2015 AFRIMMAs in Dallas, Texas. International accolades serve to recognise the growing influence of African music around the globe. As always, I am very proud to represent my country at the highest level. Thank You once again, it’s the start of many great things to come!” expresses AKA.

AKA is currently in New York on a press promo and will also be meeting with various artists and producers.

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Gigi Lamayne drops #LOLO single as FREE download from her popular #IronLady series

LOLO Gigi Lamayne

Four-time South African Hip Hop Award winner, Gigi Lamayne, has just released her #LOLO single as a FREE download.

Download #LOLO here: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/609fce1d

The #LOLO download comes by popular demand from Gigi Lamayne’s successful #IronLady freestyle series released in August this year in light of Women’s Month. #LOLO (previously titled #MiriamMakeba) was the most viewed video and most requested song online from her #IronLady series. Gigi Lamayne has therefore decided to give out the song as a FREE download for her fans. Enjoy!

You can also stream #LOLO here: https://soundcloud.com/dreamteamsa/gigi-lamayne-lolo

 

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Celebrity make-up artist and stylist Nthato Mashishi might’ve seen it all in the entertainment industry, but he still remains grateful.

Nthato Mashishi

Known as one of the top celebrity makeup artists in South Africa, with a body of work that will stand the test of time, Nthato Mashishi is the perfect example of how to sustain longevity in the entertainment industry.

With a career spanning 14 years, one might be mistaken for thinking that Nthato Mashishi only does make-up work for Bonang. Not at all. In fact, did you know that Nthato’s career catapulted to greater heights when he worked on the set of Yizo Yizo 1 back in 2002? Also, did you know that Nthato did former President Nelson Mandela’s make-up too? Visit Zalebs for more information.

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DJ Super Nova Brings Positive Energy

DJ Super Nova Brings Positive Energy

Personable. Sharp. Industry Excellence: A New Standard

For almost a decade, DJ Super Nova has consistently brought skill, sophistication and positive energy to his nightclub and college bookings as well as his events worldwide. He takes great pride in curating memorable sets, whether his clients want Hip-Hop, Top 40, EDM, Latin, Classics or Reggae.

The determined disc jockey’s musical adventure began as a dream during his childhood in the Bronx, New York, but he would wait until college to bring it to reality. Upon the end of his run at Penn State, Super Nova’s parties cemented him as a musical and marketing force on campus and at schools along the East Coast. While his classmates were thrilled to see concerts from chart-toppers like Pitbull, Lupe Fiasco, Fabolous, and O.A.R….he was there, sharing the stage with them.

As he continued to widen his interests and influence, DJ Super Nova journeyed into Sound Design for theatrical programs. He was instrumental in the success of sold-out play “A Q Brother’s Christmas Carol” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his attention to detail and musical styling enhanced the showgoers’ experience.

Radio has only added to his reach with recent appearances on Sirius/XM’s “Sway in the Morning”, viewed by many as “the hallmark Hip-Hop show”. Super Nova also interacts with international fans biweekly via his radio features on show like “#Audiogasm”, airing on Metro FM and other national radio stations in Southern Africa.

Super Nova now routinely tours nationally playing energetic, open format sets. International markets have also taken notice, as he’s completed successful tours in South Africa and played well-received performances in Belize, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

No matter the genre of music or the makeup of the crowd, this next level DJ will provide the excitement and professionalism needed to elevate any event. Simply put, DJ Super Nova – is The New Standard.

DJ Super Nova mixes can be found here: www.soundcloud.com/iamsupernova

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Pastor Mdletshe on why he left Uzalo: ‘I couldn’t deal with amateur actors’

Bheki Mkhwane Pastor Mdletshe

Popular SABC1 actor Bheki Mkhwane, who plays Pastor Mdletshe on drama series Uzalo, has quit the telenovela because of “unprofessional behaviour” by some members and a refusal to raise his pay.

Mkhwane, who is known for being a very committed, disciplined actor, told Daily Sun on Thursday that he could not take the amateurish personalities of some of the cast members.

“I’m hurt to leave the show but I couldn’t deal with amateur actors who know nothing about acting,” the legendary actor told the daily.

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Muvhango to revamp cast, releases several actors

Muvango actors

SABC 2’s flagship drama series Muvhango is getting rid of several actors to make way for new faces.

According to Sunday World, the whole of the influential Mojalefa family is being axed from the drama.

Tshidi Vera (Moriti), John Morapama (Lerumo), Rantebeng Makapan (Morapedi), Phuti Khomo (Carol), Snenhlanhla Mdlalose (Mangwashe) and Tryphina have not had their contracts renewed.

Insiders said the actors were being released to incorporate new faces into the show. Their axing comes after Lerato Kganyago, Simphiwe Ngema and Nkuli Tshirumbula were let go recently.

Muvhango publicist Amanda Ngundle failed to respond to queries about the actors exit.

Source: TimesLIVE

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Drum vs Proverb by Just Curious

Drum vs Proverb by Just Curious

We’ve seen it happen plenty of times where Drum leads with a story and the next minute the celebs deny ever speaking to them let alone giving them and interview.

This week it’s Artist and Idols SA presenter Proverb fighting with Drum. Last week’s issue of Drum had the Rapper saying he has finally accepted his marriage is over and he is done with his wife Onalerona after he cheated on him.

Proverb then went on social media and denied ever speaking to Drum. But this time, Drum fought back and released a statement. Setting the record straight.

Full Story On JustCurious

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Cassper sides with Zinhle dumping AKA in diss track: ‘its nearly impossible to raise two kids’

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A month since AKA dropped ‘Composure’ hip hop fans have been wondering where Cassper’s response to the lyrically strong track is – the Maftown rapper has since responded with ‘Dust to Dust.’

In the emotionally charged track, Cassper Nyovest spares no expense as he goes on a personal attack against his nemesis, AKA.

The jam already has over 22,000 listens and has been shared just as many times on various social networks. In it, Cassper puts AKA on blast for being on cocaine and getting kicked out of his ex, DJ Zinhle’s Bryanston house which he claimed to own. But it doesn’t end there for Cassper as he slams AKA for not owning his music and having to ask his manager for his share of earnings.

The award winning rapper goes on to mock the former Entity member for taking deals he turned down, namely the latest Hunters Dry advert. Cassper claims he was approached first and declined because he was only offered R1 million while AKA took it on for R450,000.

Some lines from from Dust to Dust:

  • Oh you mad they didn’t show you love like they did Cass? Maybe that’s because you own none of your music even your diss track
  • I’m filling up the Dome in a few bra, are you kidding me, you opening up for Jason Derulo?
  • Zinhle left you in public and I don’t blame you sis, they say its nearly impossible to raise two kids
  • You said this is what you wanted but its hot now, you about to get schooled by a dropout!
  • Let’s tell the people whats what, lets tell them how the drugs got you f**** up
  • You said you broke up with your girl because of your album but you lying coz Bonang got you starstruck
  • Let’s tell them how JR wrote Congratulate, what do you know about ‘Vula Boot’ you only wrote three bars

Response to the track has been mixed with some applauding Cassper’s courage to challenge AKA’s acclaimed Composure. Others were not impressed by how Cassper opted to get personal instead of focusing on his career.

Source: Times LIVE

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