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Blue Mbombo continues to grow her brand with major collaborations while under Vth Season

Dark and Lovely joined forces with Blue Mbombo

Mzansi’s favourite female celebrity, model and reality TV star, Blue Mbombo, light continues to shine and is certainly closing off 2017 with a bang with a number of exciting projects under way during the last quarter of the year.

To continue the momentum of its 45th anniversary, Dark and Lovely joined forces with Blue Mbombo, as one of the newest faces for their latest hair colour range campaign #OwnYourCrown. The campaign features new hair range from Dark and Lovely which includes Superior Moisture Plus Relaxer for Relaxed hair and the Au Naturale products for Natural African hair.

The campaign entitled #OwnYourCrown, whose provocative tagline goes beyond being a witty double entendre empowers women to be confident and own their crown.

‘’Known for her dynamic style aesthetic Blue Mbombo continues to be a force in the the local entertainment industry and a favourite for brands to work with. She is fun, spontaneous and has a unique character that brings that extra something to any situation,” expresses Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.

Blue Mbombo’s star has blossomed into one of the most sought after models and has affirmed her status in the industry. On the back of being announced as an influencer for the new Dark and Lovely campaign she recently renewed her partnership as the Face of popular skin care brand Clere Radiance.

This 26 year old is not just a model or style icon. She is an ambitious entrepreneur and reality television star. She is an embodiment of what the Dark and Lovely campaign stands for #OwnYourCrown.

The stylist model’s charisma and style makes her a key voice amongst South African urban youth. Follow her on social media to keep posted on her inspirational journey.

Watch the latest Dark and Lovely TVC here – Blue Mbombo:

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Record label Mabala Noise addresses the Migos Culture Tour mess

Migos Culture Tour concert Mabala Noise

Record label Mabala Noise breaks the silence by issuing a public statement addressing the Migos Culture Tour drama.

Many people were disappointed by the concert, as it started late, the weather was bad, only Nasty C and Boity were the local acts who performed and a DJ apparently repeated a few tracks. Mabala Noise has now clarified what led to the disastrous concert.

We would like to thank all the fans and supporters who came out to The Dome on Saturday to the Migos SA Tour,” began Mabala Noise spokesperson, Sikhulile Nzuza, in a statement.

“Just after 7pm on Saturday evening a massive storm descended on Johannesburg, significantly impacting some of the access control points and the electronic accreditation systems” – the statement read.

They further added that “in the best interests of public safety, the VOC made the decision to pause the live performances until such time as the access points were operating effectively and the safety of patrons could be assured. The safety of the fans was paramount. The time taken to ensure that the event could continue safely caused the delay to the concert schedule and timings had to be adjusted accordingly.”

“All booked South African artists were backstage and made aware of the situation. Migos went on stage at their scheduled time slot and performed their full set,” the statement read.

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Musician Dr Malinga launches own range of bottled water

DR Malinga water range

Goodwill Malinga, better known by his stage name Dr Malinga, is a South African record producer and musician. He grew up in Hammanskraal, South Africa.

It looks like Dr Malinga is following the footsteps of Dr Sbu, MoFaya owner.

“Lingas Water. Kick your thirst. Order today we deliver at your doorstep,” Malinga captioned the post.

Although the star didn’t say much else about the product his fans seemed quite keen.

LINGAS WATER KICK YOUR THIRST ORDER TODAY WE DELIVER AT YOUR DOOR STEP.

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Skeem Saam actress Amanda Manku shows her baby bun

Amanda Manku Pregnant Skeem Saam

If you’ve been wondering what happened to Amanda Manku AKA Elizabeth Thobakgale on Skeem Saam, then this might just be your answer.

The actress who plays Elizabeth on the popular soapie, has revealed that she has a bun in the oven, on Instagram. The actress broke the news on Thursday and her fans couldn’t be happier for her.

Amanda Manku is a South African actress who was born in Zebediela, Limpopo. She is 25 years old and has already achieved half of her dreams in the career world. She first started her TV career as a presenter on Soweto TV. Amanda also had a role on the talk show, Dlala nge Ringas when she was only 16 years old in 2007.

Amanda also had a role as a presenter on SABC educational programmes which includes Matric Uploaded and Geleza Nathi. She also worked on Yo-TV and the Asidlali Soccer Show as a presenter. This shows how experienced Amanda is in the TV world. Her dream is to be in the production teams of most of the top shows in the country including sport shows.

“Then God said: Let there be light and there was light. Genesis 1:3. The best gift from the one I love.” she said.

Congratulations to Amanda and her baby daddy.

Then God said: Let there be light and there was light. Genesis 1:3 The best gift from the one I love. 💖👪

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Actor Khulu Skenjana wants African heroes

Actor Khulu Skenjana

South African actor Khulu Skenjana has revealed that he would like to be cast as an African superhero.

Speaking to ThisaLIVE, ‘The Imposter’ star commended Marvel’s decision to tell the story of African superhero Black Panther, but added that Africa needed heroes of its own to look up to.

“I still want to be a superhero. Let’s make Batman black,” he quipped.

Khulu also revealed that he studied ancient African tradition to question the impact colonisation had on the way Africans think.

Khulu explained that there are a number of African hero stories that have not been written, and that it needs to be shared.

“It’s an awareness of self. An awareness of what you are instead of what has been told about you through society. I am also aware that what we have been taught is tradition, has been tampered with,” he said.

“… there are number of African hero and superhero stories that have not been written. It is time for that. We need to start telling our own stories,” he said.

He believes that these stories could inspire Africans to change the way they think about themselves and the world.

Khulu has been cast in number of diverse roles over the years, the most recent being a slightly mentally unstable prison teacher in Mzansi Magic’s new drama series ‘The Imposter’.

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Matthew Gardiner’s music career after Idols SA

Matthew Gardiner

The Maritzburg College matriculant Matthew Gardiner always had dreams of entering Idols and walking onto the stage for his audition. Last year was affirmation that he was born to be a performer. During his Idols SA auditions last year, Matt sang Robbie Williams’ song, one of his mother’s favourite singers, in the car was when Matthew Gardiner fell in love with music and began singing.

Matthew Gardiner is a 21 year old musician from Pietermaritzburg in KZN. He was a Maritzburg College boy, and he went on to study Civil Engineering for a year at the University of Pretoria. He always wanted to be a musician but because of marks he was coaxed into studying something more “practical”. At the end of his first year of Engineering he decided that he wanted to study music and music production, as well as sound engineering.

“My mom and dad were and are incredibly supportive. In 2016, my second year out of school I entered Idols SA where I made the top 37, where after I studied music theory through Unisa for a few months where I obtained a grade 4. Currently I am studying music production and sound engineering. I started out singing when I was really young, and it started in the car while driving with my mom listening to Robbie Williams. I auditioned for the choir in grade one and I was told that I had no singing voice and I would never have one. I got bullied a little bit at that school so my parents decided to move me to a new school.” – Matt said.



Matt auditioned for the choir there where he got into it. He ended up becoming the captain of the choir there and started playing guitar when he saw his dad playing his and wanted to learn. As he got into high school, he started singing in school productions and that’s where he started to realize that playing on stage was something incredible.

In 2012 when he was in grade 10, he played his first ever “gig”, and it was opening up for Prime Circle. As time has gone on, he have had the most amazing opportunities to share stages with incredible musicians such as Matthew Mole, Majozi, Desmond and the Tutus, Shortstraw and Arno Carstens to name a few.

Speaking to Fame Africa TV, Matt said “I’ve played at a lot of cool Festivals and events such as Splashy Fen, White Mountain, Umhlanga Food and Music Festival, Pecanwood Oktoberfest, these are just a few of the amazing opportunities I’ve had. The day I realized I wanted to be a musician as my career was the day I walked onto stage for the first time opening for Prime Circle. I’m honestly so blessed to be where I am at this stage of my life in my musical journey”

Watch Matt perform Fix You by Coldplay

We asked Matt what inspires him the most and he said musically, the person who inspires him the most is Ed Sheeran. One of his biggest dreams and wishes is to open up for him one day, and to meet him and just let him know how much he has inspired him and how much he looks up to him.

“I’m also really inspired by my family, and the love and support they have for me. I won’t go into details, but I know my parents have given up a lot for myself and my siblings and I’m so grateful to have them. Something that drives me is to try and help give my parents and my family the lives they deserve and that makes me work harder.” – Matthew said.

Matt Gardiner Perform

Speaking of advice to upcoming talents, the singer said the best advice he can give to anybody who wants to be a musician, is to stop “umming and ahhing” and just go for it. Don’t give up and keep doing what makes you happy. He can guarantee your heart will be so happy. Also just play as much as you can, wherever you can.

Matt is currently busy writing songs and saving up to record his next song/songs.

“I am also putting together a portfolio to try and get signed to a label, and I’m so excited to see where the future takes my career.”

You can follow his Instagram (@matt.s.gardiner) or you can like his Facebook page “Matt Gardiner” (https://www.facebook.com/Matt.S.Gardiner/). Website is www.mattgardiner.co.za and for bookings, email [email protected].

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Listeners took radio and television presenter Tumi Morake to the BCCSA

Tumi Morake Jacaranda FM

Last month was not the first time that radio personality and comedian Tumi Morake made offensive comments towards white people‚ a Jacaranda FM listener submitted to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA).

In the written complaint‚ the listener said that in August‚ Tumi and her co-host Martin Bester held a discussion on funerals during their breakfast show.

He claimed that Tumi said, “white people do not cry out of their hearts at funerals” and explained that this was because they “do not fall on the ground‚ moan‚ cry and show remorse at funerals like African persons do”.

The listener said he felt Tumi crossed the line with this statement.

He was further disturbed when Tumi used a bicycle-and-bully analogy last month to explain apartheid.

During the radio show‚ Tumi said it was like bullies on a playground who stole another child’s bicycle, but instead of being punished for their theft‚ the thief and the bicycle owner now had to share the bike and play together.

According to TshisaLIVE, the complainant‚ who was one of six who laid complaints with the BCCSA‚ said he was offended by what he believed was Tumi’s comparison to selfish bullies.

“Again‚ I thought to myself is this possible that Tumi Morake again points to white people as if they have no values‚ worth or humanity?” the complainant wrote.

Another wrote that “Morake’s opinion was that white people should still be punished for what their forefathers did at the time”.

“I find this offensive as nobody has ever given us a deadline as to when the opposite discrimination and punishment will come to an end so we can get this country to stand up and go forward in unity‚” wrote the complainant.

Another complainant was a 19-year-old youth who highlighted that she had nothing to do with apartheid.

“She antagonised white people. She is of a different race and she believes her race is superior‚ being ‘pro-black’ and all that‚” the complainant alleged.

The BCCSA on Wednesday heard submissions from a legal representative for the complainants and another for Jacaranda FM.

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Sdumo Mtshali is leaving Isibaya

Sdumo-mtshali

After reports that she is leaving Uzalo, actress Dawn Thandeka King rubbishes the claims. The actress says she is not going anyone. according to reports, Dawn resigned on the show to move back to Johannesburg to be with her family. “I hear people saying I am leaving Uzalo, I don’t know about that. I am not leaving,” she says brief.

Meanwhile, Isibaya’s Sdumo Mtshali who plays the character of Sibusiso Ndlovu posted a picture of him and Nomzamo Mbatha – his on-screen wife, Thandeka Zungu yesterday. He captioned the picture, “Goodbye” and people started asking questions if he was really leaving the soapie?

.. Goodbye

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When DRUM called him to confirm the news, he said he was still on-set and could not speak. In the soapie, Sibusiso was hit by a taxi driven by Ntandane, and he’s been in a comma since.

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Miss World South Africa Adè van Heerden unveils gown

Miss World South Africa Adè van Heerden

Miss World South Africa Adè van Heerden unveils her pageant costumes as she leaves to compete in Miss World.

Adè van Heerden revealed two of her pageant costumes today as she prepares to compete as Miss World South Africa in the Miss World competition in China on November 18.

Twenty six-year-old Van Heerden, from the Western Cape, will be representing South Africa against 123 other countries in the competition, which is watched by almost one billion people worldwide.

The 67th Miss World competition will take place at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China (People’s Republic of China) when Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle will crown her successor at the end of the event.

Gold dress designed by Roxanne Pengilly. (Pic: Brenton Geach)

Van Heerden showed off her national costume as well as a gold dress designed by Roxanne Pengilly which she will wear at the official Miss World auction.

Adè van Heerden unveils her pageant costumes. (Pic: Brenton Geach)

Van Heerden’s national costume has been designed by Matome Seshoka of Antherline Designs, who has been described as the master connoisseur of African couture. Her finale gown has been designed by Roxanne Pengilly, while Danielle Margaux is making the official Miss World Designer Competition outfit and Ciska Barnard has made Van Heerden’s cocktail wear.

Says Seshoka: “My team and I were inspired by Ndebele people who have an extraordinary culture and authenticity. They are the most colourful tribe and truly South African. We fused this with a bit of Zulu culture to give the national costume a modern and young feel. The colours of our national flag give it a proudly South African look. We included a cape because this represents power and strength and is usually worn by Zulu queens.”

Margaux, who is responsible for the Miss World Designer Competition gown, says: “The inspiration for the dress is the ocean, as South Africa is on the tip of Africa and surrounded by the sea, and both Adè and I are from the Western Cape. We did not want to take a literal interpretation of South Africa with regards to animal print; the ocean is also a very big part, which often gets neglected. So we liked the idea of bringing in something quite unexpected. We are taking inspiration from the movement of the waves, creatures and plants of the sea. To make it more dreamlike and mythical, we are even taking inspiration from mermaid-like imaging. Soft, flowy, dreamy and fit for a princess!”

She continues: “The colours are what you would imagine and we are also bringing in a little bit of gold as we feel that our dress can be representative of the ‘green and gold’ that is associated with the national colours of South Africa. It is very subtle though.”

Says Pengilly of the Miss World finale gown: “The brief was to turn Adè into a princess and, since I consider my personal design style a bit romantic and fairy-tale, I was immediately inspired. We want this to be Adé’s Cinderella moment! She employed the ultimate in positive thinking when she took the colour inspiration from the colour of the stones in the Miss World crown, deciding that the dress and the crown would match perfectly when it was ultimately placed on her head. The result is an ethereal blue ball gown fit for a queen.”



Says Ciska Barnard: “When I was asked to design for Adé, I had a short but clear brief: Fashionable, feminine and colourful. So with that in mind and with the beautiful Adé as my muse, I designed two jumpsuit day outfits and two cocktail dresses, which she can feel beautiful and confident in while wearing them on her Miss World campaign.”

Van Heerden, a qualified doctor, is a second lieutenant in the South African Military Health Services and comes from the Western Cape. She won Protea colours in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 13 and was a gold medal winner at the All African Championships. She will be doing a ribbon dance as part of the talent section at the Miss World pageant.

Van Heerden is delighted to be representing South Africa on the Miss World stage: “I could not have asked for a more incredible opportunity and I am determined to give it my all and to make our country proud. I look forward to sharing with the world my passion to protect and heal human kind.”

Adè, who was the runner–up at this year’s Miss South Africa pageant, will compete at the Miss World stage as Miss World South Africa 2017. Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be competing in the same month in the Miss Universe contest.

Source: IOL

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Zodwa Wabantu causes more Zimbabwe drama with controversial Mugabe sketch

Zodwa Wabantu Mugabe

Despite requests by her Zimbabwean promoter to remove a controversial sketch showing herself lifting her leg in the face of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace‚ Zodwa Wabantu is standing firm and has told TshisaLIVE she doesn’t care about the consequences.

Zodwa‚ who has been at loggerheads with Zimbabwean officials because she refused to wear panties at an official event‚ earlier this week said she had plans to meet Mugabe.

😍😍😍😋😋😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😲😲😂😂😎❤

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The Zimbabwean president previously lambasted her for her lack of panties but Zodwa says the fact that he is talking about her “means something.”

Zodwa Wabantu wants to meet Robert Mugabe.

“I was instructed to remove the painting from my page and I refused. I told him it is for my fans and they love it. It’s pointless to remove it from my page because the painter posted it. Instead he should tell the painter to remove it.”

On whether this may affect her chances of a meeting with Mugabe‚ Zodwa is not fussed.

“I don’t care what he thinks of the painting because I didn’t paint it. I’m still going to Zimbabwe later this month to perform.”

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