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Trevor Noah bags SuperSoul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey

Trevor Noah bags SuperSoul Sunday interview with Oprah

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah announced over the weekend that he was part of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations recently.

Noah was interviewed on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations in front of a live audience at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre.

Oprah discussed Noah’s memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, as well as the current political climate in the United States.

They discussed both having grown up using an outhouse. She said, “You never get over that smell.” Noah recounted a rumour from his childhood that a child had fallen into the pit toilet. “I was sure that had happened!” he said, pointing out that his grandmother still lives in the house he was brought up in, and still uses the outhouse, although it now has modern plumbing.

Oprah sat down with Salma Hayek, Jordan Peele and Trevor Noah for the conversation.

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SA celebrity make up artist Morag Steyn makes it big in Bollywood

SA celebrity make up artist Morag Steyn

Internationally accredited, South African celebrity make-up artist, Morag Steyn’s, light continues to shine and with her incredible work ethic she is proving there is no slowing her down.

Morag Steyn has now done it again this time in Bollywood doing makeup for the lead actress Zareen Khan in the 1921 film released on an estimate of 2000 screens worldwide this film is the fourth film in the 1920 franchise and takes you on a horror ride. The film which is directed and produced by Vikram Bhatt comes a decade after the release of its first instalment and has already received overwhelming positive responses from viewers across the globe.

The talented makeup artist relocated to India in May 2017 making it big there working with Bollywood artists like Kamal Hassan on Bigg Boss India, Atif Aslam, Ananya Birla, Neha Kakkar and Zareen Khan and for fashion magazines like Vogue and Femina and has now hit off 2018 with a bang being based in Dubai since January 2018.

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Former SABC radio host Chris Matshaba passes on

Former SABC radio host Chris Matshaba passes on

Former Motsweding and North West FM radio FM host Chris Matshaba has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

According to TimesLIVE, the former Motsweding FM DJ was rushed to a Johannesburg hospital last Monday but never returned home, his health deteriorating until he took his last breath this past weekend.

Family spokesperson Kabelo Mosito said Chris had been diagnosed with cancer “a while ago” and had tried to keep a brave face while those around him sometimes lost hope.

“He was sick but he would always have a smile on his face. He was in and out of hospital but he always seemed to bounce back. He went into hospital on Monday and we thought he would be out soon,” he said.

The couple celebrating their wedding anniversary on Top Billing.

Matshaba leaves behind a wife, actress Tsholofelo Matshaba who is most popularly known for her roles as Meme in Muvhango and Keneilwe on Mamello. The couple got married in 2014.

Chris Matshaba will be laid to rest at his home village of Phalane (Ramokokastad) in the North West on Saturday, 17 February 2018.

 

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Distruction Boyz accused of stealing Omunye

Distruction Boyz stole Omunye

Durban’s popular gqom duo, the Distruction Boyz have been accused of stealing Omunye track. The Distruction Boyz duo consists of Thobani “Que” Mgobhozi and Zipho “GoldMax” Mthembu.

According to Zalebs, this all started as a rumour that Distruction Boyz’s summer smash ‘Omunye’ sounded too similar to DJ Lag’s own composition called ‘Trip to New York’.

A forensic copyright investigation has reportedly found that the tempo, key signature and instrumentation on sensational gqom hit Omunye is similar to another song that had dropped three months before Distruction Boyz released their version, City Press reports.

The Distruction Boyz, however, deny the theft. Instead, the link between Omunye and Trip to New York can be found in the Cape Town producer the Distruction Boyz say they bought the song from, DJ Mphyd.

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I’m not buying the robbery story – Chicco Twala

Legendary music producer, Sello Chicco Twala

Music producer Sello Chicco Twala has now revealed that he does not believe the murder of Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiza was a botched robbery.

According to Daily Sun, Twala has called on all the six people who were present when the alleged robbery took place to come clean.

Speaking to Power FM, Chicco said “The six people should just tell the truth. Someone pulled the trigger. Someone killed Senzo on that night and these people know, why are they quiet?

“I am not buying the story about the robbery, personally. Someone knows who killed Senzo, including my son. They must all be arrested if needs be. They must leave me out of this nonsense”.

The six people he is referring to include his son Longwe Twala and his two friends, Kelly Khumalo, her mother and sister Zandi Khumalo.

This is after allegations that Chicco’s gun was used in the murder as it was missing during the time of the incident.

Rumors on social media suggest Longwe used his father’s gun to kill Senzo Meyiwa.

Chicco was not happy about the way he is being portrayed on social media.

“Is it a crime for me to be called and rushed to hospital? South Africans are blaming me, there’s so much insults about me,” he said.

He is determined to clear his name and he promise to see to it that this case is solved quickly.

“I am going to push Fikile Mbalula to make arrests. I am going to make lots of noise because I want my name cleared. If it’s my son, Mbalula must arrest and charge him and put him in jail” he said in closure.

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Thabo Mkhabela aka Leshole speaks about his Skeem Saam’s role

Thabo Mkhabela aka Leshole Skeem Saam

Actor Thabo Mkhabela has impressed South Africa with his role as Leshole Mabitsela on popular SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Thabo told the publication that when people meet him on the street they think he is Leshole. They treat him as if he is Leshole.

“People think they own me. They tell me to jump but forget that I am a real person. I don’t mind it much because I love the role.” –  Thabo Mkhabela said.

He recounted a time when his character pretended to be someone else online, a practice called catfishing, and he was reprimanded for it by fans in real life.

“They would come to me and shout at me. They would tell me how to behave and tell me what I was doing wasn’t right. They don’t mean harm, they are just excited. But something needs to be done to educate people. They need to know what happens on TV isn’t real.”

Thabo believed the role has set him apart and made sure he will always be remembered in TV folklore for his character in the same way Connie Ferguson will always be known as Karabo Moroka.

He further added “I don’t like thinking about the future too much but I think I will always be Leshole. The character will stick with me for the rest of my life, long after I have left Skeem Saam. Something like Karabo. People just like him so much.”

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Jack Devnarain aka Rajesh Kumar leaves Isidingo

Jack Devnarain aka Rajesh Kumar leaves Isidingo

Actor Jack Devnarain, best known for his role as Rajesh Kumar on SABC3 soapie Isidingo, has announced that he is leaving the show.

Jack, who is celebrating his birthday today, took to Facebook to make the announcement and expressed his fondness for the show.

The Facebook post reads as follows:

“Friends, on Fri 9 Feb I celebrate my 47th year of this joyful adventure called life. Thank you for walking this journey with me and for reminding me of the virtues of gratitude and humility.

For the last 15 of my 47 years it has been my greatest privilege to bring you the character of Rajesh Kumar. But it is time to move on. I have shot my last scene on Isidingo and I say goodbye to dear friends and colleagues. I leave with the love and blessings of the show that has been my home ever since I took on the role, and I have no regrets.

I’ll be taking a short time-out this weekend and when I return it will be to celebrate the next stage of my career with you all. I started off on the small stages of community halls, bringing laughs, gasps, music and lunacy to people who love being entertained. I will return to the magic of live concerts and I hope you will join me!

Look out for my posts and we will meet again at events I will be co-promoting. Let’s keep it interactive, so I will rely on your feedback. I’ll put up my email address for all your comments, opinions and special requests.

Look out for my promotions company Dingo Dawg (Pty) Ltd and know that I’m here to promote the next generation of stars.”

Before Jack discovered his passion for acting, he worked as a policeman, reports Huff Post. The actor has been in the industry for 15 years with roles in City Ses’la and 37 Honey Street among others.

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Relebogile Mabotja adds new TV show to her production slate, Raising Babies 101

Relebogile Mabotja Raising Babies 101 talk show

Multi-talented, award-winning actress, singer, presenter, musical director, radio host and MC, Relebogile Mabotja, has just added a new TV show to her already impressive slate of productions, Raising Babies 101.

Raising Babies 101, debuted this morning at 10h30 on SABC 2, and sees Relebogile Mabotja produce and executive produce the weekly show under her company with partners Anthony Waymen-Nel and Nadia White, The TV Smiths.

Presented by Carol Ofori in front of a studio-audience, Raising Babies 101 is a weekly talk series for first time parents and every caregiver in South Africa. The show will tackle relevant topics pertaining to expectant parents to children of five years of age. The debut season will feature celebrity parents such as Dr Malinga, Stoan Seate, Leanne Manas, Emtee, and Zizo Tshwete just to name a few.

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Black Twitter unimpressed with Babes Wodumo singing kikirikiki on the Black Panther soundtrack Album

Black Panther soundtrack Album Babes Wodumo

Black Twitter was a buzz upon hearing that Babes Wodumo would be featured on the international Black Panther Soundtrack album, alongside fellow household name Sjava.

It appears all for the wrong reasons though, as shortly after hearing Babes Wodumo’ song on the album, which had Mampitsha’s voice at the end, tweeps concluded that Babes Wodumo was actually a group.

The Gqom queen has been accused of not being unable to do a song without Mampintsha, who has been featured on almost every hit song she has released.

Wodumo’s fans were looking forward to hearing her without her manager Mampintsha after seeing a track listing for the album late last week.

Twitter fans were not impressed and flooded social media with questions asking how did this happen!

The album is the soundtrack album for the Marvel Studios film Black Panther, it was curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar and was released by Interscope Records on February 9, 2018.

See the tweets below:

https://twitter.com/MhlabaiReloaded/status/961873260987154433

https://twitter.com/rantshabi1/status/961884366682165248

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Julius Malema welcomes his third son

Julius Malema welcomes his third son

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema and his wife Mantwa Matlala have announced the birth of their son named Kopano.

Malema took to Instagram where he announced the birth of his third son. Malema also has a son, Ratanang, from a previous relationship.

“Congratulations mma go Bašimane. It’s a boy, his name is Kopano” – Malema said on social media.

Last week on his wife’s birthday, Julius took to Instagram where he posted “after attending the dignified send off of Bra Hugh Masekela, I had to rush home to spend quality time with my wife because today is a special day in our family. Please Mma go Bašimane allow me the privilege of being next to you even in your next 50 birthdays to come because it feels good. I love you my management and happy birthday!”

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