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TRESOR writes soundtrack for new Ford Everest campaign

Ford Everest TVC Tresor

Multi-award winning songwriter and SAMA22 Best Pop Album winner, TRESOR, has written the soundtrack for the new Ford Everest car campaign which includes a TVC currently airing on all major TV channels, cinemas and online.

With the new Ford Everest TVC campaign, TRESOR has proven once again why he is an award winning songwriter. The soundtrack beautiful tells the story of an extraordinary journey and captures the viewer’s emotive senses through poignant lyrics and TRESOR’s signature African beats.

Watch the Ford Everest TVC online on YouTube here:

“I am truly thrilled and honored to be given this glorious task of writing the soundtrack to the new epic Ford Everest campaign – A Journey Extraordinary. I had so much fun with the writing, composing and recording process of the music. I am really glad we managed to design the perfect sound matching this incredible and inspiring story. Many thanks to Vth Season for securing this and their outstanding work and the whole production crew for magnificently taking part in this major milestone,” shares TRESOR.

“We at Vth Season are exceptionally proud of the campaign. TRESOR created a truly African world class musical product. The collaboration with Ford has been months in the making for us, and TRESOR’s soundtrack to the Ford Everest TVC is just the beginning of a beautiful new relationship that we created for TRESOR with Ford. We can’t wait to share more on this collaboration very soon,” expresses Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.

The soundtrack to the Ford Everest car campaign is the third TVC soundtrack TRESOR has written this year. TRESOR provided the soundtracks to the Hunters Dry and Mugg ‘n Bean TVCs this year which were both very well received and had his signature sound which fans resonated with.

Make sure to follow TRESOR and @VthSeason on social media for behind the scenes of the making of the Ford Everest TVC soundtrack.

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Cassper Nyovest’s Fill Up FNB Stadium Intern Search Begins

Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB Stadium Intern Search Begins

Multi-award winning South African artist and entrepreneur, Cassper Nyovest, made a once in a life time intern search call last week inviting young ambitious people to gain experience in the events world.

The #FillUpFNBInternSearch took place this past Saturday at the Newtown Music Factory, which saw over 1000 applicants being interviewed, some coming from as far as KZN.

This once in a life time learning opportunity will provide South African youth an opportunity to gain behind the scenes hands on experience on one of the largest local events productions in the country. The #FillUpFNBInternSearch will take on 100 interns across the below departments. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 24 November 2017.

  • Talent
  • Merchandise
  • Ops
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship

“The response to the #FillUpFNBInternSearch has been overwhelming. We had some applicants come from as early as 6am on Saturday to make sure they did not miss out on this opportunity. We are impressed with the caliber of applicants that came through and even have a few candidates we are looking to take on permanently. We look forward to working with some of the brightest and most determined youth the country has,” shares Nomsa Mlenga, Head of Hospitality, Accreditation & HR for Fill Up FNB Stadium.

When the applicants were asked why they wanted to intern, the majority indicated that they wanted to be a part of history. 100 interns will be informed this Friday, 24 November 2017 that they will join Cassper Nyovest on his historic road to Fill Up FNB Stadium.

Don’t miss out on this historic event taking place on Saturday, 2 December 2017 by purchasing your Fill Up FNB Stadium tickets at Computicket outlets nationwide or online here: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/fill_up_fnb_stadium/1182431632

Keep posted to Cassper Nyovest on social media to follow his historic road to Fill Up FNB Stadium and look out for info on Friday to see if you made the cut on the #FillUpFNBInternSearch.

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Tumi Morake opens up about being raped

Comedian Tumi Morake raped

Comedienne, Tumi Morake is sharing how she lost her virginity at the age of 15 as a result of rape. She tells Move Magazine! that the main reason she is opening up about her ordeal is to change the perception that rape is normal and that women should learn to deal with it and move on.

In her recent interview with Move, the former City Ses’la actress says growing up, she was a rap music fanatic and a dancer for a rap group and she kept the company of male friends. However, little did she know that a boy she had a crush on would one day violate her privacy and rape her.

“It was one of those weekends where we had a performance at one of the universities in the Free State and I had borrowed a belt from this boy I had a crush on. When I went to return it at his residence he locked the room and raped me. When I told him to stop he didn’t listen and when I tried to push him away he wouldn’t let me go,” she recalls. She says what made matters worse was that she wasn’t sure if she should tell anyone of her ordeal because she was afraid that people would question why she was in a boy’s room in the first place. “Looking back I was left broken and hurt and I turned to drinking and smoking, which was never my thing,” says the former Our Perfect Wedding host.

Tumi, who has been married to actor and screenwriter, Mpho Osei- Tutu for six years, says her coping mechanism was to project a tough and strong image and she became aggressive and harsh to hide her vulnerability. Subconsciously, the Free State-born star would try to laugh it off and not take herself too seriously.

“However, what I know for sure is that the rape made me go through a dark period in my life. It was not easy to open up, but somehow I managed to talk to one of my neighbours about it and I also had an English teacher who cared enough to notice I wasn’t myself and she counselled me. My grades started dropping and I started withdrawing from doing the things that I enjoyed. Rape can be complex and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. My healing is still a work in progress,” she says.

As a mother, Tumi said she wants to be her kids’ first point of reference whenever they feel the need to open up about something they feel strongly about.

Visit www.rapecrisis.org.za or call 021 447 9762 for rape crisis.

Source: Move Magazine

 

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Reason disgusted by a Twitter user who bullied Thick Leeyonce

Rapper Reason real name Sizwe Moeketsi

South African rapper Reason, real name Sizwe Moeketsi has come to Thick Leeyonce’s defense after a Twitter user body shammed Lesego “Thick Leeyonce” Legobane.

This is the second time Thick Leeyonce gets body shammed by attention seekers. In September, another user posted a photo of Lesego and compare her to a small-sized model with the caption “Girls that I like VS girls that like me”, body shaming her. It left Legobane not only shattered but also gave her international recognition when she replied by simply saying “I don’t like you.”

Read: Thick Leeyonce Slams Body Shamer On Social Media

Another Twitter user recently decided to rain on her parade and join in the ‘fun’ of body shaming by comparing Thick Leeyonce to food retailer Shoprite.

Reason defends Lesego "Thick Leeyonce" Legobane

However, Reason didn’t take this well and he addressed the body shamming user and call him ‘Trash’

“I pray for niggaz like you to never have sisters or daughters that will meet a nigga like you. Your craving to trend and be seen at other peoples expense is disgusting #YoureSoTrash.” He said.

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Joshua The I AM signs to Vth Season

Joshua The I AM

Young creative and Vuzu Hustle Season 2 runner up, Joshua The I AM, has officially signed to the Vth Season, a Creative Entertainment Marketing Agency. Joshua The I AM now joins the Vth Season family which includes the likes of Vuzu Hustle Season 1 winner, Big Star, Tresor, Nina Hastie, Berita, Lungisa Xhamela and Blue Mbombo.

“Firstly I’d like to thank Benza and Ninel for welcoming me to the Vth Season family, this is another dream come true for me. After taking meetings for the past few months I couldn’t be happier with the team I have. I look forward to a bright future and taking my personal career to new heights,” shares Joshua The I AM.

Joshua The I AM further adds: “2017 has undoubtedly been an amazing year and signing this deal is the climax. I know that this is only the beginning and that I still have a lot of work to do. Going into 2018 I can’t wait to release new music and videos and for it to reach the masses. I’m confident that I have a dedicated team at Vth Season that will make sure that my art will reach its greatest magnitude.”

Over the past 5 months South Africans have falling in love with the Vuzu Hustle Season 2 runner up. The country has witnessed the versatility of a true star in the making and can expect a lot more from him in the near future.

Read: Joshua The I AM Begins His REAL HUSTLE

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Josh to see his career blossom. We feel he brings such a unique energy and vibe to the music scene in South Africa. He is a genuine person and his music, songwriting and beat making skills show it. He represents the rise of the alternate culture of Urban Music. We’re looking forward to honing his talent and taking him to his fans and music lovers far and wide,” expresses Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

Joshua The I AM has steadily been making inroads in the music industry since the Vuzu Hustle Season 2 and has become a recognisable new face in the industry. He features in the music video for Just Robyn’s latest single, Burning Remix, where he plays her love interest. The interesting visuals to Burning Remix can be found on various platforms online and on YouTube here: https://goo.gl/nCe9xJ

Joshua The I AM will also appear in the Idols finale episode this Sunday where he features in one of the Top 2 contestants music videos. Tune in to watch!

Keep posted to Joshua The I AM on social media to follow his new journey with Vth Season and look out for new music from him to be released in the New Year.

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Sihle Ndaba and Leleti Khumalo exit Uzalo

Sihle Ndaba and Leleti Khumalo leave Uzalo

Sihle Ndaba who plays Smangele Maphumulo and Leleti Khumalo who plays MaNzuza leave the popular SABC1 drama Uzalo.

According to reports, Leleti, who plays the KwaMashu’s matriarch MaNzuza, is handing over the reins but says she’s grateful to have played character like MaNzuza.

SABC 1 has announced that the 4th season of this riveting show will begin in February 2018 and will continue to deliver entertaining storylines to its audience. Uzalo will also be introducing a new solid cast that will consist of people like Baby Cele headlining the list.

“Leleti and Sihle have been such an incredible part of the Uzalo story and journey and will always be part of the family. They have been such a joy to work with and alongside the SABC, we are happy to have been able to create a platform where they could showcase their talents so captivatingly. We wish them well in all their future endeavours.” – said Pepsi Pokane, the series Executive Producer.

According to the production house, Stained Glass Productions, Uzalo needed a revamp, “Uzalo made a few changes and Sihle’s character was written off.

“I’m grateful for the platform the show provided for me to bond with the viewers, and for my fans who have been a part of my journey over the years – Leleti said.

She further added, “while this hasn’t been an easy decision for me as an artist, it’s time for me to move on and grow professionally in other areas.”

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Black Twitter says Babes Wodumo must dump Mampintsha

Babes Wodumo and her manager Mampintsha

Black Twitter is not happy and they are telling Babes Wodumo to just dump Mampintsha after MTV European Music Awards blunder.

According to reports, sources close to Babes revealed that the record company expected the organisers to fund the trip, which was not the case.

Twitter didn’t take this as the record label’s fault. They think Mampintsha is holding queen of Gqom back.

Wodumo has been nominated in the Best African category, together with rapper Nasty C, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Davido, Angola’s C4 Pedro and Kenya’s Nyashinski.

This is not the first time Babes misses out on big international awards. In June she was unable to attend the BET Awards in the US where she had been nominated for an award. However, her team failed to sort out her travel visa documents in time and she missed out.

See what Black Twitter had to say:

Babes Wodumo not attend MTV

Mampintsha

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Source: IOL

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AKA wants to be part of Cassper’s #FillUpFNB concert

AKA and Cassper hug

Rapper AKA has tweeted and ask Cassper to feature him at #FillUpFNB concert .

AKA started by saying “I wanna do fill up FNB with Tsibip. It’s time we put this sh*t to bed. It’s 2017 guys…”

However, Mr Nyovest appeared to dismiss the gesture, shooting back at Supa Mega with a stinging “LOL” and a follow up tweet which said “just buy a ticket broer”. AKA had imagined the event would be like Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaboration that brought the critically acclaimed Watch The Throne.

AKA and Cassper

AKA and Cassper beef

AKA was told to just buy a ticket

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Is Cassper Nyovest really broke or misunderstood?

#FillUpFnbStadium Cassper Nyovest

According to some South African celebrity news sites, Cassper Nyovest has revealed that he is “broke as hell” and looking to sell his cars to try help finance #FillUpFNBStadium show since he doesn’t have sponsors.

Speaking on Metro FM, Cassper said the show would cost him R15 million to put together and claimed two of his staff members had yet to be paid because of his financial struggles.

“I’m broke as hell. I almost sold my cars. I am flat broke. I have two employees that haven’t been paid this month. This is the first time since (Fill Up) The Dome that I don’t have money, I am in debt,” he said.

According to TshisaLIVE, Mr Nyovest claimed that his financial situation had led him to looking for someone to buy his luxury cars, and he was not scared of “losing everything”.

Cassper Nyovest Fill Up FNB Stadium

“I was about to sell my cars. And this dude that was going to buy my cars, something happened in his family so he couldn’t buy the cars. So, I’m looking for someone to buy my cars. I am all the way in because for me it is not about making money. It’s about inspiring people and going all in. I don’t mind losing everything,” he said.

“Last year we did something incredible. The year before we created a stage that was amazing and ended up being spoken about around the world. The show will be all about Africa, because we want to show off what this continent can do, but with insane technology and production.

“When we talk about historical concerts, we always talk about America and American artists. We don’t want that anymore, that is why I didn’t invite an American artist to join the show. When we do this it will go down as the biggest hip-hop concert in the world. That is the power of the African dream and I am ready to make it a reality,” he said.

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Khanyi Mbau celebrates 1 million Instagram followers

Khanyi Mbau 1 million Instagram followes

Khanyisile Mbau, known professionally as Khanyi Mbau, is a South African television host, actress, singer and radio personality.

The radio personality recently reached 1 million followers on Instagram and she thanked her fans for their support.

“1 Million followers…thank you for walking this path with me , the best is yet to come… I AM METANOIA KHANYISILE MBAU THROUGH ALL OF YOU!!! Thank you #💡 let the light continue to shine through all of you” – Khanyi said on Instagram.

Khanyi Mbau Instagram followes

Mbau, who also has over one million Facebook followers, joins the ranks of local celebs Minnie Dlamini (1.9 million), Bonang Matheba (1.7 million), AKA (1.2 million), Nomzamo Mbatha (1.3 million), Somizi (1.4 million), Boity (1.7 million and Cassper Nyovest (1.6 million) in the million Instagram followers club.

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