The Hustle Season2 Winner_ Flex Rabanyan

Earlier this week, we saw KwaZulu-Natal’s Flex Rabanyan (Mpumelelo Mthembu) be crowned the winner of The Hustle season two after a tightly fought contest with Johannesburg’s Josh The I Am (Joshua Pieterson).

Last year we saw many local rap and hip hop artists win over South Africans with their music but in 2017, more and more artists definitely rose to the occasion. Our artists are not only popular in the local industry, but collaborations with international artists have proven SA music to be at the forefront of African entertainment.

The Hustle Judges Khuli Chana AKA and Stogie T

“We are honoured to have been a part of this journey once again, where we are afforded an opportunity to assist in unearthing raw talent in the local music industry”, says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC Corporate Affairs Director for Africa. “As a nation, we have come a long way in the local hip hop music scene and as a brand, we would like to continue to show our support and celebrate young and aspiring talent.”

Catch a repeat of The Hustle Finale on Friday, 23 June at 22:30 simulcast on VUZU (DStv channel 161) and VUZU AMP (DStv channel 103).

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Joshua The I AM begins his REAL HUSTLE

Joshua The I Am

Young creative, Joshua The I AM, gave a stellar performance on last night’s Vuzu Hustle Season 2 finale episode. He may not have come out the winner, but if his performance last night is anything to go by, there is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a very bright future for the multi-talented music producer, song writer and recording artist.

Over the past two 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. Joshua The I AM not only showed his diversity as a music artist with his production and song writing talent; but through his charisma, bubbly personality and overall enthusiasm, Joshua The I AM is proving to be multi-faceted and will make a great television presenter and great collaborator for brands to work with.

Watch Joshua The I AM No Return Official Music Video

Having studied music production after high school and being selected as one of the Top 5 producers in his college last year, which saw him partake in the Nandos Music Exchange in London, Joshua The I AM’s participation is the Vuzu Hustle Season 2 was just the next step for him in pursuing his passion for music.

“My real hustle begins now. I may not have won the Vuzu Hustle Season 2 but I went out feeling like a champion.  I was very proud of the performance I gave at the finale and finishing the competition in the Top 2 has been humbling. I’m looking forward to the next phase in my career and I can’t wait to share what I have in store with the country,” expresses Joshua The I AM.

Make sure to follow Joshua The I AM on social media to be the first to know about his new single and music video to be released nationwide soon.

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Rumor: Big Brother Mzansi returns

Big Brother Mzansi 2017

Will you be auditioning for Big Brother Mzansi 2017 soon?

After not having a Big Brother Mzansi last year, it may seem like the reality show is returning for season 3 this year.

Last year around this time, the Big Brother Mzansi team had confirmed that there would be no Big Brother airing in 2016. Much to our disappointment, we had to live with the fact that our entertainment palate was going to be left bland without Mzansi’s own housemates entertaining us for a period of 3 months.

But much to our excitement it may seem as though DStv has heard our cries and is apparently bringing Big Brother Mzansi back.

Industry gossip mongers have mentioned that there is going to be a few auditions to be held in the near future.

However, it may also seem like Big Brother Mzansi is looking at a different time line. Usually, the auditions are held earlier in the year or around November and December. By this time Big Brother would already be airing on TV as it’s more of a winter show than a summer one.

So does this mean Big Brother will now be airing in the summertime or are they preparing for Big Brother Mzansi 2018?

Big Brother Mzansi’s main host, Lungile Radu hasn’t mentioned anything about this years season. If anything, he has been promoting his show Uyang’thanda Na? and Home Ground which he presents alongside Minnie Dlamini. Wait, doesn’t he also host The Voice SA?

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Mo Flavas’ bursaries up for grabs again

Mo Flavas’ bursaries

For the 7th year running, Metro FM radio personality and Club DJ, Mo Flava, is set to give away 10 bursaries once again this year to potential students with a minimum diploma entry matric certificate through Boston Media House.

The bursaries will be allocated to students interested in studying Radio, TV, Music Production, and Graphic Design amongst other Media Studies related degrees.

This year’s prospective candidate interviews will be held at both the Sandton and Pretoria Boston Media House campuses.

Audition dates:

  • 21 January 2017 – Pretoria  (9am – 4pm)
  • 28 January 2017 – Sandton (9am – 4pm)

“It’s a privilege to be able to contribute towards educating the future members of the media industry. The students that have gone on to graduate are doing amazing things in their respective fields and I strongly believe their Boston Media House training has positively contributed to the success in their careers as it has in mine”

Mo Flava is an avid advocate of people mastering their craft in their various fields and will personally conduct all the interviews during the designated time slots on the two allocated dates, after which he will select 10 candidates who will receive the bursaries from him. All prospective media students from across the country are encouraged to grab this opportunity and attend these sessions.

Previous winners of the Mo Flava Boston Media House bursaries have come from across the country including areas such as KwaZulu Natal, Taung District in the North West and Soweto.

Mo Flava has made an outstanding difference in the lives of many students; previous bursaries giveaways have been a huge success, and have seen various young students begin working towards getting their qualifications so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Connect with Mo Flava on social media for tips on how prospective candidates can prepare for their audition.

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Here are your SA’s Got Talent top 21


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The time has come to reveal the top 21 SA’s Got Talent contestants who will compete for the grand prize of R500 000 in the live semi-finals. The three live semi-finals will take place on Sunday, the 16th, 23rd and 30th of October and the grand finale on Sunday, 6 November 2016.

At the end of each semi-final, the two best acts will go through to the finale. One act will be decided by public SMS vote and the other by the judge’s decision.

All shows will be broadcast live at 6:00PM on and eHD. The live results show will air at 7:30PM on the same night.

‘It wasn’t easy to narrow down the semi-finalists, but we (the judges) feel that we have a group of talented contestants that represent the high calibre of talent that entered this year’s SA’s Got Talent.’ says judge Jamie Bartlett.

Below are your top 21 semi-finalists:

Basement 8
Name: Basement 8
Type of act: Music group
Location: Randpark, Johannesburg
Ages: 15 – 18

Name: Chelsea
Type of act: Dancer
Location: Mahikeng, North West
Age: 17

Chik Aljoy (Golden Buzzer winner)
Name: Chik Aljoy (Golden Buzzer winner)
Type of act: Ventriloquist
Location: Kensington, Johannesburg
Age: 20

Corli du Toit
Name: Corli du Toit
Type of act: Variety
Location: Mowbray, Cape Town
Age: 31

Derek Plaatjies (Golden Buzzer winner)
Name: Derek Plaatjies (Golden Buzzer winner)
Type of act: Singer/guitarist
Location: Muizenburg, Cape Town
Age: 22

Eagan Feb
Name: Eagan Feb
Type of act: Michael Jackson impersonator
Location: Macassar, Cape Town
Age: 21

Gurulogic Band
Name: Gurulogic Band
Type of act: Music group
Location: Johannesburg
Ages: 27 – 43

Hlanganani Marimba Band
Name: Hlanganani Marimba Band
Type of act: Traditional music group
Location: Langa, Cape Town
Ages: 21 – 35

Jesse Govender
Name: Jesse Govender
Type of act: Singer/guitarist
Location: Nagina, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Age: 18

Kryptonite Dance Academy
Name: Kryptonite Dance Academy
Type of act: Dancers
Location: Centurion, Pretoria
Ages: 10 – 25

Maja Snyman
Name: Maja Snyman
Type of act: Violinist
Location: Northcliff, Johannesburg
Age: 9

Manila Von Teez
Name: Manila Von Teez
Type of act: Dancer
Location: Goodwood, Cape Town
Age: 26

Name: Mawonga
Type of act: Magician
Location: Mandela Park, Cape Town
Age: 24

Michele' & Oleksii (Golden Buzzer winner)
Name: Michele’ & Oleksii (Golden Buzzer winner)
Type of act: Variety
Location: Claremont, Cape Town
Ages: 29 (Michele’) 34 (Oleksii)

Name: Nassi
Type of act: Singer
Location: Khayalitsha, Cape Town
Age: 18

Name: Phoenix
Type of act: Singer
Location: Manenberg, Cape Town
Age: 45

Presbyterian Brass Band
Name: Presbyterian Brass Band
Type of act: Brass band
Location: Thokoza, Johannesburg
Ages: 10 – 33

The Professionals
Name: The Professionals
Type of act: Dancers
Location: Langa, Cape Town
Ages: 21 – 34

Toxic Turfz
Name: Toxic Turfz
Type of act: Contortionist/dancer
Location: Pretoria West, Pretoria
Age: 22

Two 'O Bodix
Name: Two ‘O Bodix
Type of act: Dancers
Location: Worcestor, Western Cape
Ages: 19 & 20

Name: Wilson
Type of act: Aerobic gymnastics
Location: Saulsville, Pretoria
Age: 25

The first semi-final will air this Sunday 16 October at 6:00PM on and eHD on Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194). The live results show will broadcast at 7:30PM on the same night.

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Økuntakinte launches his Melanin Girls Campaign in SA

Økuntakinte launches his Melanin Girls Campaign in SA

20 year old UK born, Ghanaian EDM musician, Økuntakinte, launches hisMelanin Girls Campaign in South Africa today following the highly successful debut campaign in Ghana earlier this year which caught the attention of the likes of BBC and is believed to be Ghana’s most engaging social media campaign to date having trended on social media for four consecutive days.

To join the Melanin Girls Campaign, post a selfie of yourself with the hashtag #MelaninGirlSA and tag @Okuntakinte and stand a chance to win a cash prize of R7000.

The Melanin Girls Campaign will run for the next 7 days thereafter Økuntakinte will select the winning selfie at random and announcement the winner on 14 October 2016 on his social media pages.

With the recent race challenges facing South Africa, Økuntakinte’s Melanin Girls Campaign aims to celebrate girls and women of all skin types, with the underlying message that regardless of how light or dark your skin colour is (melanin) you need to be comfortable in the skin you were born with and we need to celebrate all our “melanin” girls.

Økuntakinte’s Melanin Girls Campaign in Ghana was launched with a single of the same title. Following suit, Økuntakintehas done a remix to this single featuring South Africa’s Moonchild Sanelly. The #MelaninGirlsRemix single is available on all major digital platforms globally and has started enjoying rotation on South African radio with a music video to follow suit.

“The song Melanin Girls celebrates dark-skinned girls and is a call-to-action to embrace their beauty. It’s sort of an anti-bleaching campaign. However, the essence of the Melanin Girls Campaign is for everyone to embrace their beauty in its natural form regardless of colour. I hope the campaign will be well received by the South African audience as well as my new single and music video” expresses Økuntakinte.

Be the first to get your hands on the #MelaninGirlsRemix single. Below are some links:





MTN CallerTunez: SMS 4906905 to 30180

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Twitter: @Okuntakinte
Instagram: @Okuntakinte

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The top 12 Mzansi’s Sexiest 2017 female contenders revealed

Phindile Gwala Mzansi’s Sexiest 2017 female

SowetanLIVE has shortlisted the Top 24 for you, comprising of the Top 12 Men and Top 12 Women.

Only 12 of them – six women and six men – can make your 2017 calendar sizzle with sexiness, so please take a few minutes to select the sexiest man and sexiest lady from the Top 24 to ensure that your favourite is featured in the calendar that will be made available to you in December.

This vote will also determine that they will still be in the running of the much coveted ‘Mzansi’s Sexiest Celebrity’ title.

1. Babes Wodumo – The self-proclaimed queen of gqom is heating up the local music charts with her breakout single Wololo and her scotching hot dance moves.

2. Linda Mtoba – Isibaya has introduced us to the hottest ladies including Nomzamo Mbatha and Jessica Nkosi; newcomer Linda Mtoba, who plays Menzi Ngubane’s daughter on the show, has just been added to that list.

3. Nadia Nakai – is making waves in the Hip Hop world. Her big derriere is giving Nicki Minaj a run for her money.

4. Ntando Duma – Call her Fleekiswa. Call her Ntando Duma. The young Rhythm City actress never shies away from thirst trapping on social media.

5. Chi Mhende – is nothing like her gender-bending character on Generations: The Legacy. Off screen, she is all woman, often flaunting some daring leg and sexy cleavage on the red carpet.

6. K Naomi – Rock-hard abs for days. Super-toned legs to die for. Women want to be her, men want to be with her. That’s our beloved K Naomi known for her presenting gigs on Channel O and etv reality show Last Fighter Standing.

7. Tango Ncetezo – Your Sunday nights TV viewing will never be the same thanks to Tango Ncetezo’s ratchet sexy character Peggy on Rockville.

8. Phindile Gwala – The beautiful actress is known for her role as Nonny on Muvhango.

9. Wandi C – Newcomer Wandi C plays Siyabonga Twala’s new on-screen love interest on Isibaya.

10. Ayanda Thabethe – At the blissful age of 30 the beautiful Ayanda Thabethe has become a household name. She is a TV host on BET Africa A-List, part of the new season of Rockville and an entrepreneur who started her own business, Buzzworthy.

11. Natasha Thahane  – The outgoing, all smiles 20-year-old has become a successful actress on Skeem Saam and now she is turning heads on The Queen.

12. Bontle Modiselle – TV star/dancer always has a few sexy dance moves to go with her bubbly personality.

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Top 12 Mzansi’s Sexiest 2017 Female Contenders Released

Nadia Nakai Mzansi’s sexiest

The time we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The first phase of the Mzansi’s Sexiest 2017 allows you to choose who you want to see on your 2017 calendar. Thus, 24 of Mzansi’s hottest celebs have been shortlisted – 12 men and 12 women. However, only 12 of them – 6 men and 6 women will make the final list.

1. Tango Ncetezo – Making your Sunday nights memorable with her sexy character; Peggy on Rockville.

Tango Nceteza

2. Phindile Gwala – Another Muvhango hottie known for her role as Nonny on the show.
Phindile Owner Gwala
3. Wandi C – The newcomer who plays Siyabonga Twala’s new on-screen love interest on Isibaya.

Wandi C

4. Ayanda Thabethe – She is a TV host on BET Africa A-List; on the new season of Rockville and an entrepreneur with her own business.

Ayanda Thabethe

5. Natasha Thabane – The young actress is not just successful on Skeem Saam, she is also making waves on The Queen.

Natasha Thahane

6. Bontle Modiselle – Never a dull moment around her. To compliment her lively personality TV star/dancer are her sexy dance moves.

bontle modiselle

7. Babes Wodumo – The Wololo hit maker and self-proclaimed queen of gqom is making a name for herself in the industry. And oh, she got moves too!

Babes Wodumo

8. Linda Mtoba – from Isibaya with love, newcomer Linda Mtoba – Menzi Ngubane’s daughter on the show, might just be named one of Mzansi’s sexiest.

Linda Mtoba

9. Nadia Nakai – She’s hot with the mic, no doubts at all.

Nadia Nakai

10. Ntando Duma – The young Rhythm City actress –Fleekiswa who never has a dull moment.

ntando duma

11. Chi Mhende – Generations: The Legacy star who doesn’t disappoint with her daring outfits on the red carpet.

Chi Mhende

12. K Naomi – Known for her gig on Channel O and etv reality show Last Fighter Standing, she’s a force to reckon with. Well endowed and exudes a sexiness that attracts both the female and male folks.

K Naomi

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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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Rhythm City has found Nomalanga


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After viewing almost 5000 online entries for the role of Nomalanga, Rhythm City invited 12 hopefuls for call-backs at their studios in Johannesburg. At a special breakfast on Tuesday, 26 April they announced that Nomalanga Shozi will be the newest cast member to join the award winning soapie.

Nomalanga is a 22-year-old Radio DJ, PR graduate and aspiring actress from Durban. She grew up in Port Shepstone, admiring the actors on Rhythm City, and always hoped that she will get the opportunity to be on TV one day. Nomalanga will play the role of Nomalanga, Zolani’s fiancé and the daughter of a mining magnate and struggle veteran. She starts filming early May, and her first broadcast will be on Wednesday, 13 July.

“I have always had a dream to be an actress, and now I’ve been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to appear on Rhythm City with some of my personal heroes. I watch Rhythm City every day, and can’t wait to start this phase of my life.” enthused Nomalanga Shozi

“Rhythm City would like to congratulate Nomalnga on winning the Auditions. We look forward to having her on our set and being part of our talented cast. Thank you to everyone who entered and to South Africa at large for your continuous support. Please keep tuned into Rhythm City for more riveting television.” Says Nolwazi Shange – Casting director at Rhythm City.

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