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AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video now live

AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video

The highly anticipated music video of AKA’s Dreamwork featuring Yanga is now live. Watch it here: http://www.iiirdwrld.com/

The Dreamwork music video premiered on Channel O last week and trended on Twitter for 18 hours with around 200 MILLION impressions! Notably, these types of impressions are rare and more in line with worldwide trending events.

AKA keeps raising the bar in the music industry and his Dreamwork music video is testament to his consistency of pushing the boundaries and giving of his best as South Africa’s Most Important Player in the music industry.

The demand for the online version of the Dreamwork music video since its release has been like none other, with both fans and media requesting the video on a daily basis. #DreamworkVid trended all day yesterday when AKA announced that the music video was coming soon and again when it dropped at 11pm SAST. Fans in SA stayed up and fans outside of SA, like the USA also watched the video.

Much of the audience from social media reaction to AKA’s Dreamwork video was outside SA which is highly fitting as AKA has USA show dates on the East and West coast coming up. AKA has received his second BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa) and will perform at the BET experience on 25 June 2016, and will also perform in Brooklyn, New York on 4 July 2016. Other acts scheduled to perform at the BET experience include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Rae Sremmurd and Desiigner just to mention a few. Even as his international stardom grows, AKA will always be proudly South African and returns home to perform at the landmark arts and culture festival in Grahamstown on 7 July 2016.

Don’t forget to vote for AKA’s “Baddest” for the SAMA Record of The Year!

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Carol Tshabalala to host the annual Premier Soccer League Awards taking place on 30 May 2016

Carol Tshabalala

Award winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala, will be one of the hosts of the annual Premier Soccer League (PSL) Awards taking place on 30 May 2016 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

The annual PSL Awards is the biggest awards celebration in local football and will be broadcast live on SuperSport (SS4) and SABC 1 from 20:30.

Carol Tshabalala has been hosting this prestigious awards ceremony for over a decade now and brings to the ceremony not only her unmatched knowledge and enthusiasm about soccer, but real insight about the PSL and their players.

“It’s always such a privilege to be one of the hosts at the PSL Awards. It’s one of the biggest nights of many soccer players’ careers and to be able to share these moments with the players knowing what they have gone through over the past season is truly heart felt” expresses Carol Tshabalala.

Carol Tshabalala has over the years proven why she is the undisputed First Lady of Sports with her brand being globally recognised and respected in the sports industry, and hosting events such as the PSL Awards is just testament to this.

Make sure to catch the live broadcast of the PSL Awards on Monday night and follow Carol Thabalala on social media for the build up to the event.

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Rapper Emtee accused of being part of Illuminati

EMTEE Rapper Illuminati

At first it was the likes of Anathi, Nyovest, KO, and Kwesta who became the victim of rumour and anecdote, and now, rapper Emtee seems to be the latest celebrity to be accused of joining the dark forces of Illuminati.

Mthembeni Ndevu, better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African rapper. He is best known for his debut hit single, “Roll Up”. Emtee is currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, a South African independent record label.

The Pearl Thusi hit-maker quickly rubbished the claims of ever being part of the Illuminati group and believes jealousy is behind these tarnishing rumours. Emtee believes that a jealous friend has taken initiative to accuse him of being associated with the secret society.

“I believed jealousy exists after a former friend told people I’m Illuminati. Before that, I thought the world was beautiful.” He tweeted on Sunday.

Fifi Cooper, Boity, DJ Fresh and Pearl Modiadie also stand to be one of the latest celebs to be accused of such blasphemous acts.

 

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Toya Delazy set to release her first single as an independent artist

Toya Delazy

Multiple award winning, BET Award nominated artist, Toya Delazy, is set to release her first single as an independent artist on 10 June 2016 both in the UK and South Africa titled, Nu High. Toya Delazy released the artwork online of a hand-drawn collage of what seems to be symbols of chemistry and love.

Toya Delazy shows her musical diversity yet again with her single Nu High, which is produced by Wes My Meds and Troydon Murison who also worked on Toya Delazy’s Forbidden Fruit song that won Best International Song at the Out Music Awards in New York this past January.

“I had a lot of fun creating Nu High. I’ve challenged myself musically with this single and it’s the first single I’m releasing on my own terms so it will always have special meaning to me. It’s humbling to have my first single as an independent artist being released in both the UK and South Africa. I can’t wait for the world to hear it!” shares Toya Delazy.

Toya Delazy has been spending a lot of time in the UK since her parting from Sony Music Africa and has taken the chance to get some fresh air and find herself, which is proving to have a positive impact on her music. Toya Delazy has also had the privileged to record at world renowned Metropolis studios, where world class international artists have recorded such as Rihanna, Pharrell, Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran just to name a few.

Toya Delazy will be in South Africa from 26 – 29 May 2016, before returning back to Europe for gigs to perform in Ireland and France in the first week of June.

Look out for more information around Toya Delazy’s Nu High single release to be shared soon.

Connect with Toya Delazy

Facebook: Toya Delazy (https://www.facebook.com/toyadelazy)
Twitter: @ToyaDelazy
Instagram: @ToyaDelazy
Website: www.delazy.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHMm3OdQgc

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Basetsana Kumalo to sue Drum magazine

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The media mogul Basetsana Kumalo is reportedly planning to sue the magazine for defamation and reputational damages with costs.

Basetsana and her husband, Romeo Kumalo, are reportedly launching proceedings to sue Drum magazine.

This comes after the media mogul, who is this week’s cover star, failed to prevent the publication of the new issue.

According to IOL, the couple’s lawyer, Ian Levitt, said the magazine had chosen to publish an image of one of their children in an article about Bassie, who is allegedly in hospital for “liposuction gone wrong“.

In the early hours of Friday morning, Bassie and Romeo launched an urgent interdict to stop Drum from printing at the Johannesburg High Court.

Judge Denise Fisher reportedly refused to grant the order because the picture of their child had already been posted online.

Bassie described the article as “lies”.

She told SowetanLive: “Sadly I couldn’t get an urgent interdict on the lies on the lead story that I had ‘botched liposuction’, as the judge says the ‘horse has bolted and the magazine is already on shelf in CT.”

According to the publication, Drum editor, Thandi Mthethwa, said she stands by the cover story.

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Mikky Jaggaz’s debuts the music video for his hit single, Vokda And Panties ft Gemini Major today

Mikky Jaggaz

Afro-beat artist and dancehall sensation, Mikky Jaggaz debuted the music video to his hit single, Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major, this morning at 8am on MTV Base. The next airing of the music video on MTV base will be at 18:00 CAT today. Don’t miss it!

Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is now available on YouTube.

Watch the music video here:

The Vodka And Panties music video was shot on location in Durban and Johannesburg by Uprooted Media, who have shot some legendary music videos such as Kwesta’s Ngud’; Nasty C’s Juice Back; Wiz Kid’s Final (Baba Nla); Da L.E.S’s Summertime and Mafikizolo’s Colour Of Africa just to mention a few.

Mikky Jaggaz’s Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is the perfect music video to usher in winter with its tropical Caribbean look and feel that will transport you to a place of “summertime”.

 

“I’m excited for everyone to see the great work done on this music video. A big shout out to Gemini Major and Uprooted Media for bringing their best work to the table. The feedback for the single has been great so far and I’m sure my fans will appreciate the music video” expresses Mikky Jaggaz.

Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major is currently on rotation on radio stations across the country from youth urban stations like YFM, to campus radio stations like VOW FM, North West University FM and Rhodes Music Radio, to community stations such as Mosupatsela FM and Tshwane FM.

Listen to Mikky Jaggaz Vodka And Panties ft Gemini Major here: https://soundcloud.com/mikkyjaggaz/vodka-panties

Connect with Mikky Jaggaz

Facebook: MJ Records NG (https://www.facebook.com/mjrecords.ng)
Twitter: @MikkyJaggaz
Instagram: @MikkyJaggaz

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Umlilo searches for young Mnqobi and Cebisile

Umlilo

TX: Mondays on e.tv at 21:30PM

The riveting season 3 of Umlilo is in full swing and is searching for a younger Cebisile and Mnqobi look alike to join the dynamic cast.

e.tv and Quizzical Pictures are giving two South African viewers an opportunity to be part of Umlilo. The two candidates must be Zulu speaking male and female, between the ages of 18 and 30 and bear strong resemblance to the characters Mnqobi and Cebisile Simelane. Entries are now open and will close at midnight on Saturday, 21 May. The successful candidates will be expected to portray the roles of the younger polygamist Mnqobi and his deceased wife, Cebisile in season 4.

Hopeful fans who look like the talented duo and meet the language and age criteria can enter the competition by uploading a picture of themselves to http://umlilocasting.etv.co.za and filling in the required form. Acting ability will be considered for the finalist.

“e.tv is committed to giving opportunities and finding new talent in South Africa. Umlilo, currently in its 3rdseason has had a successful run on the channel and created conversations across Mzansi. The drama won the SAFTA award for Best drama in 2015 and 2016,” says Marlon Davids, Acting MD: e.tv Channels Division.

Catch Umlilo season 3 on Mondays at 9:30PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

Umlilo social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMLILOetv
Twitter: https://twitter.com/etvumlilo

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Filmmaker and writer, Uga Carlini, brings the story of Alison Botha to life with the hybrid film, Alison

Uga Carlini

Award-winning South African filmmaker and writer, Uga Carlini, brings the story of Alison Botha to life with the hybrid film, Alison The Movie. The rights to the Alison film has been hotly sought after for the past 17 years, before Alison Botha decided to give the rights to Uga Carlini, who specialises in female driven heroine stories. Uga Carlini wrote, produced and directed Alison, which will screen at film festivals from June 2016 and open up nationwide at Nu Metro cinemas from 12 August 2016.

Raped. Neck slashed more than 17 times. Stabbed in the stomach over 37 times. Disemboweled. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead – or so they thought. Ordinary people of extraordinary strength and courage are what jolts one into action and offers hope. Alison survived to become such an individual. She needed a hero that night, so that’s what she became.

Watch Alison The Movie trailer here

ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL * JOBURG & CAPE TOWN 2 – 12 JUNE 2016
CT: Fri 3 6.45pm Q&A V&A / Sun 12 5.30pm CN V&A / Tues 7 8.30pm Q&A Labia
JHB: Fri 3 7pm CN Rosebank
*CN cinema nouveau

DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL * 16 – 26 JUNE 2016
MZANZI WOMEN’S FESTIVAL *5 AUGUST 2016 (opening film)
WOMEN’S MONTH NU METRO EXCLUSIVE THEATRICAL RELEASE * 12 AUGUST 2016

DANCES WITH FILMS LOS ANGELES 3 – 11 JUNE 2016
ASIA PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL 7 – 17 JUNE 2016
CAYMAN ISLANDS FILM FESTIVAL 1 – 4 JUNE 2016
HUMANITARIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA, PARIS & NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2016

 

“I heard Alison speak for the first time in 1999 on the rugby fields of my old High School and a piece of my heart became hers while a spark of her flame became mine. The magic of Alison works on many levels and puts one’s own nonsense into perspective. It gives us a new take on a world that’s forever telling us we have to excel, stand out, be a cut above the rest, join a rally and burn our bras when for me you being you is already enough” shares Uga Carlini.

Uga Carlini further goes on to express: “And there’s no super hero outfit in Alison’s cupboard, instead you’ll find some baggy clothes for when she has a fat day. Yahoo – a real heroine. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a long and winding road but for a change, here is a story where between the bad so much more good can be found and how too much of a good thing can just be plain damn marvelous. Alison believed she could. So she did. And then so did I and it is my wish for my audience to be reminded that so can they!”

Uga Carlini has extensive film experience both in front of and behind the camera, with a career that has stretched across South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and Fiji. Uga Carlini was recently voted a “Woman of the Month” in the “Extraordinary Women Of South Africa” initiative. She is also the first filmmaker and her company, Towerkop Creations, the first South African company inducted as a member of the South African / American Business Chamber.

If Uga Carlini’s numerous accolades are anything to go by, South Africa and the rest of the world will be blown away by this female driven heroine story which has already been dubbed “a story of monsters, miracles and hope”.

Connect with Uga Carlini

Facebook: Towerkop Creations (https://www.facebook.com/Towerkop-Creations-249711078424077/)
Twitter: @TowerkopC
Instagram: @UgaCarlini
Website: www.towerkopcreations.com

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SCANDAL! Will Thembeka be found guilty?

Thembeka

Will Thembeka be found guilty?
TX: Weekdays at 7:30PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

Thembeka is adamant that she is innocent in the case of the murder of Vuyo Mabutya (Zizi Penteni) and will do anything to prove it. Themebeka’s trickery to deceive all those around her has always been her greatest asset and she has always managed to stay on the right side of the law because of it. The evidence keeps piling up against her though, and she is arrested by Lerumo at NFH in front of her husband, Quinton and all her colleagues.

Thembeka’s lawyer, Arrod, is confident that they will win the case, but the state has a secret weapon up their sleeve in the form of Audrey. Audrey’s evidence is substantial and could be the downfall of Thembeka.

Will Thembeka be found guilty? Find out on Scandal! every weekday at 7:30PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

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Lerato Mvelase on being a single mom

Lerato Mvelase

Actress, singer, sangoma and single mom Lerato Mvelase says coming to terms with the fact that she is a single mother is what allowed her to do her mommy duties exceptionally well.

“Accepting that you are a working single mother and not fighting it makes the task of motherhood easier. I do what I have to do .It’s hard at times, but I try to be playful with my kids and make them feel that yes I’m their mother but also their friend,” Mvelase explains.

She says regardless of this, she would like to think of herself as a pretty strict mom, especially to her nine-year-old little girl. “I speak to her like a young lady,” she adds, indicating that team work is what makes her role as a mother easier.

“I have a great support system. My mom and my niece are truly helpful. I don’t have to do everything on my own,” she said. “It took me a long time to know that mommy also deserves some alone time. I have learned to balance things out now. I use to feel bad about it as I felt like I was neglecting my kids, but I’m not an emotional mom anymore. I’m a rational mom now.”

Lerato Mvelase says the one big wish she has for her two girls aged nine and three, is for them to grow up together, love and empower each other. “I’m not always going to be around, so I need them to walk this journey together.”

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