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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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Rhythm City has found Nomalanga

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TX: Weekdays at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

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.

TX: Weekdays at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

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SA’s Got Talent announces new host

Toll A$$ Mo

Mo, aka Toll A$$ Mo, is the new host of SA’s Got Talent.

The seventh season of SA’s Got Talent welcomes its new host, Mongezi ‘Mo’ Mahlangu. Mo is known for his eccentric comedy and lovable persona. He will bring an exciting element to the country’s most watched talent search show.

Mo is ecstatic for his new venture on SA’s Got Talent. ‘It’s a dream come true. SA’s Got Talent is an internationally renowned show and it’s only an honour to carry the show with loads of humour, fun and energy. I am extremely excited to be working with the SA’s Got Talent judges and most importantly, all the amazing talent that we will see. It will be so interesting as our country is full of new age acts that can do nearly anything. I’m really looking forward to it.’ says Mo on his new role of being the host of SA’s Got Talent.

‘Mo is no stranger to television audiences in South Africa and we are excited to see what he will bring to the new season of SA’s Got Talent. He is the perfect host to keep the contestant’s nerves calm before they hit the stage to impress the judges as well as providing viewers with an entertaining presentation of the show.’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: e.tv Channels Division.

Contestants with any act at any age still have the opportunity to register for pre-auditions before they kick off this weekend in Cape Town. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission. Online pre-auditions can be submitted at https://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt before the 31st of May 2016.

Pre-audition details:

Cape Town:
Venue: e.tv Offices, 4 Stirling Street (cnr. De Villiers Road and Stirling Street) Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Dates: Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Johannesburg:
Venue: e.tv Offices, Albury Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg
Dates: Saturday 7 May & Sunday 8 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Durban:
Venue: Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban
Dates: Saturday 14 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Pre-registration gives you the advantage of skipping the queue and being one of the first to be seen at the pre-auditions. Contestants can pre-register at https://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.

About Mo
Mo, also known as Toll A$$ Mo, has become a household name, and one of South Africa’s favourite comedians. He has performed in various parts of the country and overseas including several festivals in Europe. Mo’s other achievements include being nominated in the Comic’s Choice Awards in 2011 as well as presenting the SAFTA Awards. Mo has also been the host of shows such as Ekse Zwakala and Kasi-licious on e.tv and eKasi+ on OpenView HD.

SA’s Got Talent will premiere on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6:05PM on e.tv and eHD on Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

Follow SA’s Got Talent on the following platforms:
Official website: https://www.etv.co.za/sagt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etvSAGT
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAsGotTalent

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LIZ OGUMBO’S #SAFARI COLLECTION – SA FASHION WEEK 2016

Liz Ogumbo

Kenyan born fashion designer Liz Ogumbo delighted the SA Fashion Week audience and the fashion fraternity with a colourful inspiring showing of her latest work entitled #Safari

Translated from Swahili into English, ‘Safari’ in this context means ‘A Journey’. This African girl is on a journey, exploring, blossoming, taking her sass, chic, style, and vibrant signature everywhere she goes.

The show took off with an intricately hand-beaded body suit, which immediately drew the fashion audience into a gaze. Followed by high-waisted slim tailored pants, collared-shirts, front-slit hi-lo dresses and skirts, Victorian-inspired bralettes for the day-to-day dames, classic fitted well-tailored cropped jackets and intricate hand-beaded- body Jewelry. Textured diffusion through the fun prints and volumetric form through the stuffed maxi & mini tiered skirts all contribute to the Safari fashion-experience.

“Through this collection, I have designed different pieces that any woman on a ‘Safari’ would be able to pack and wear for a two week holiday without compromising their personality, character, style aesthetic, mood and everything else that determines what style means to them. It’s all about looking good and feeling good as we go through our ‘Safari’ in life” expresses Liz Ogumbo.

Liz Ogumbo will release the Safari music track in April 2016 and plans to continue the Safari experience with a ‘Soiree’ and a short fashion film, plus a Safari experience in New York in September.

Liz Ogumbo is participating at the SA Fashion week trade show open to the public at HYDE PARK shopping mall on 12 & 13 April 2016.

Connect with Liz Ogumbo

Facebook: Liz Ogumbo Fashion Designer
Twitter: @LizOgumbo
Instagram: @LizOgumbo

Website: www.lizogumbo.com

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Lip Sync Battle Africa is free on e.tv

Lip Sync Battle Africa

TX: Saturdays at 6:05PM from 23 April

The highly anticipated Lip Sync Battle Africa will make its free-to-air premiere next Saturday, 23 April, at 6:05PM on e.tv. The internationally acclaimed show, which features celebrities battling each other in a lip sync duel of popular songs, now has an African flavour for local audiences to enjoy.

The first episode features Club 808 host Boity Thulo taking on hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest. The second episode, which airs on 30 April, will be a battle of the radio DJ’s with Thando Thabethe against Lerato Kganyago. Upcoming episodes of the show will feature all types of African celebrities. Comedians, musicians, models and actors will battle each other every week to win the prestigious Lip Sync Battle Africa title belt. The show is hosted by the beautiful Pearl Thusi accompanied by her colourful commentator D’Banj.

‘We are extremely excited to have partnered with MTV for Lip Sync Battle Africa. The show’s format has proven to be a success around the world and we are certain that audiences of every age will enjoy the localised version featuring the biggest names in Africa. Let the battle commence!’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: e.tv Channels Division.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere at 6:05PM on Saturday 23 April on e.tv. The show is available in HD on eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194). Lip Sync Battle Africa can also be seen on MTV and MTV Base.

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Rhythm City is looking for a new face

Rhythm City is looking for a new face

TX: Weekdays at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

The winner of South Africa’s best soapie at this year’s SAFTA awards, Rhythm City, will be having an open audition this April.

Rhythm City is looking to cast a character called Nomalanga, an authentic Zulu speaking female between the ages of 21 and 30. Nomalanga is Zolani’s (Melusi Mbele) fiancé, and the daughter of a Kwazulu Natal based mining magnate and struggle veteran.

The auditions will be hosted online. Potential candidates who meet the language, age and gender requirements are required to film their performance based on the script provided. Entries open at 9AM on Monday 11 April, and close at midnight on Friday, 15 April. Interested Rhythm Citizens can enter by visiting www.rcauditions.co.za and follow the below easy steps:

• download the script from the website and prepare for your audition,

• film yourself performing the script using a smartphone or any other recording device,

• upload the clip to your own YouTube account,

• complete the application form on the website and share your YouTube link.

The top 12 candidates will be selected for a call-back at the Rhythm City studios in Johannesburg in the third week of April. The lucky ladies will be flown to Johannesburg, and put through their paces, to determine the one who will play the role of Nomalanga. Filming for this role is set to start on Wednesday 4 May.

“e.tv has always been passionate about discovering and promoting South Africa’s emerging talent. We are looking for someone with star quality, a new face that Rhythm City’s loyal audience will instantly relate to.” Says Marlon Davids, GM Content strategy and Planning for e.tv

Catch all the drama on Rhythm City every week day at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

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SA’s Got Talent pre-auditions kick off in April 2016

SA Got Talent

The country’s most watched talent search show, SA’s Got Talent, will be back on screens for a 7th season. Expect more thrills, laughs, gasps and crazy antics as the very best (and not so great) talent show off their skills. Any act, any age is the criteria for anyone who is keen to show the country what they have.

The last season saw a 3 year old DJ (DJ Arch Jnr.) take the title of SA’s most talented. SA’s Got Talent has been responsible for unearthing some of the country’s greatest talents such as Bothlale Boikanyo, Johnny Apple, Tholwana Mohale and DJ Arch Jnr. All these winning contestants have gone on to do great things in the entertainment industry. Now it’s your chance to show Mzansi your incredible talent and join the ranks of previous year’s winners.

Pre-auditions will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission showing off their talent for the judges. Online pre-audition submissions can be submitted athttps://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.

Pre-audition details:

Cape Town:
Venue: e.tv Offices, 4 Stirling Street (cnr. De Villiers Road and Stirling Street) Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Dates: Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Johannesburg:
Venue: e.tv Offices, Albury Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg
Dates: Saturday 7 May & Sunday 8 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Durban:
Venue: Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban
Dates: Saturday 14 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Pre-registration gives you the advantage of skipping the queue and being one of the first to be seen at the pre-auditions. Contestants can pre-register at https://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.

Please note that you have to live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces to quality to submit via the online pre-audition submission process.

The pre-auditions is the first step in the contestants quest for stardom. From there, if successful, candidates will be taken through to the theatre auditions where they will perform their act in front of the judges.

SA’s Got Talent will premiere on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6:05PM on e.tv and eHD on Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

Follow SA’s Got Talent on the following platforms:
Official website: https://www.etv.co.za/sagt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etvSAGT
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAsGotTalent

About OpenView HD
OpenView HD is the only free digital satellite platform in South Africa, powered by e.tv, which brings you a wonderful new world of entertainment – 19 new TV channels in digital quality. The decoder is available from all leading retailers from as little as R399 (excludes dish/installation).

Follow OpenView HD on the following platforms:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/openviewhd
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChp1aJkOrC3Abhu8zZOwljQ
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OpenViewHD/

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300 000 and counting OpenView HD

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OpenView HD – SA’s fast growing Free to Air multi-channel platform

South Africa’s first free to air digital satellite platform is now in 300 000 South African households. OpenView HD is growing in leaps and bounds, there has been 100 000 new decoder installations in the last four months alone.

The digital satellite television service, which was launched in October 2013,has seen some exciting new channels added, bringing the total to 20 TV channels and 8 radio stations.

Platco MD, Maxwell Nonge says: “The stronger retail partnerships have contributed to a 300% increase in uptake of OpenView HD decoders in the market. Although the platform is active in 300 000 Households, we are already looking forward to the next milestone and more OpenView HD households. 2016 will be an exciting year for OpenView HD with more channels on the horizon. This is after all a very concrete television service that comes with no monthly fees.”

Thanks to IS20 the acquisition of OpenView HD is most simple for the households that already have a satellite dish installed. All that needed to be done is for the decoder to be purchased and plugged in.

The platform offers viewers over 20 entertainment channels across multiple genres and languages including English, Zulu, Afrikaans and Hindi. In addition to the channel offering, viewers can also tune in to eight Radio stations, with new additions: YFM, Gagasi FM, Heart FM, OFM, LM Radio and Kaya FM.

“We constantly strive to secure content that is guided by focused customer research to ensure that the channels are in line with the target audience’s viewing patterns.” Added Nonge

OpenView HD is currently running a viewer competition: Customers that Activate new decoders before 31 December 2015 stand a chance to win a dream holiday for two to Mauritius in 2016‎, all expenses paid.

About OpenView HD
OpenView HD is the only free digital satellite platform in South Africa, powered by e.tv, which brings you a wonderful new world of entertainment – 20 new TV channels in digital quality. The decoder is available from all leading retailers from as little as R399 (excludes dish/installation). Households that already have a satellite dish installed only need to purchase a decoder. Decoders are available at R379 untill 24 December (at all Game Stores)

 

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BBM Stickathon Competition inspires South African-flavoured chat icons

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The voting phase of the first ever BBM Stickathon competition is now open. The competition has been running for two weeks, and has already attracted an impressive array of entries from South African graphic designers and illustrators. The excitement is heating up as entries close at midnight on Wednesday 16 December 2016.

Within the remaining two days, every designer (from doodlers to the very experienced) can still register on www.bbmstickathon.co.za and create and submit their signature ‘sticka’ ranges (chat icons) that draw on South African experiences and colloquialisms, to bring unique Mzansi expressions to life.

Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry said: “The idea for this competition stems from our desire to enrich the South African BBM user experience by tapping into the vibrant cultural tapestry of the local market. This is why we approached local content marketing agency SoulProviders to bring this idea to life. So far the designs have really brought out a unique South African flavour, and it’s exciting to see the creative interpretation of our competition brief. We’re going to be hard-pressed choosing the winners!”

BBM Stickathon Competition

The winning sticka signature ranges stand the chance of being featured on the prolific BBM messaging app for South Africans to add personality to their chats. In addition to all the street-cred, the winning entrants will also receive design equipment perfect for setting up their very own design studio. “We’re offering an Apple iMac 21.5” as first prize and this comes with a Wacom Pro Medium drawing tablet, to enable a constant flow of creativity,” said Talbot. Other prizes include a MacBook Pro and several Wacom drawing tablets, enabling the winners to continue to harness their creativity.

Voters stand a chance to win

“Now it’s up to the public to vote and help the judges to select their favourite localised sticka ranges that they would most love to see and use on the BBM app,” he said. Valid entries are already featured on the website (so you can check out the competition), and the public can already start picking out their favourite sticka set. Anyone voting automatically stands the chance to win one of several BlackBerry phones.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 22 December 2015 and the winning sticka ranges will be available for download on the BBM Shop thereafter. South Africans can download BBM on Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows Phone devices to use these uniquely South African stickas.

How to enter the competition

BBM Stickathon Competition

Anyone wishing to enter the BBM Stickathon should visit www.bbmstickathon.co.za, register, read the design guide on the website, then get creative! Once complete, sticker packs should be submitted by midnight on December 16, 2015. Submissions are now open. Contestants should encourage their friends and family to vote online for their sticker pack, as well as promote their signature sticka ranges via social media. Voting period is from December 7 to December 20, 2015. The 20 sticker packs with the most votes will be judged by the BBM jury, who will select the Top 3 winners and 10 runners-up of South Africa’s BBM Stickathon.

For Terms & Conditions, please visit: http://bbmstickathon.co.za/terms-conditions/

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Idols SA season 11 finale highlights by Zalebs

Karabo Idols SA

According to Zalebs: The champagne bottles have been popped, and the Idols SA celebrations probably went through right into the early morning.

But it was all worth it.

Karabo is our new SA Idol and the rest of South Africa cannot stop ranting and raving about the outstanding finale we witnessed on Sunday night.

We also enjoyed the splendour that was the finale and we decided to share some of the highlights from the evening.

It wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning Somizi’s show-stopping weave, that had most viewers either in shock or rolling on the floor with laughter.

For some reason, we think Somizi strategically planned to wear the weave specifically for the finale just to keep his name on people’s lips! Or is it just us? And look, it’s working because we’re even writing about it right now.

Twitterville wasn’t the least bit impressed with Somgaga’s new hairdo and the memes were relentless.

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