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Bonang Matheba’s Twitter account hacked

Bonang Matheba twitter account hacked

Twitter account of a South African television personality, radio host, businesswoman and philanthropist, Bonang Matheba, has allegedly been hacked.

ALSO READ: Phindile Gwala’s Instagram Account Gets Hacked

Bonang’s Twitter account had more than 3 million followers and vanished from the social media site on Thursday.

A statement on the media personality’s official fan page and her PR company CSA confirmed someone was behind the cyber intrusion.

Bonang Matheba twitter hacked

When asked for comment by The Juice, Bonang Matheba’s management referred to a statement shared on Bonang’s official fan page.

“Bonang’s account appears to have been hacked (currently saying ‘user not found’). Please be patient and do not believe any information unless it comes from her directly (on Instagram) or from her team at @CSAglobal_ We hope this will be sort as fast as possible (sic),” – the statement reads.

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Metro FM DJ Quinton “Naked DJ” Masina and wife Naledi Willers split

Naledi Willers and Quinton Masina Naked DJ split

The Real Housewives of Johannesburg star, Naledi Willers, has confirmed the shocking news to her fans that she has split from husband Quinton Masina, aka Naked DJ.

ALSO READ: Rapper Zuluboy Confirms His Divorce From Wife Andiswa Gebashe

Taking to Instagram to make the announcement on Thursday, Naledi told fans they had ended their relationship and were now “permanently separated”.

“I wish to announce that Quinton Masina and I are no longer in a relationship. As it has been a public one to a certain degree, I feel it fitting to formally announce that we have ended things, permanently separated and are no longer staying together. I wish him well in his future endeavours and request that my privacy be respected during this time (sic)” – Naledi wrote.

Naledi also removed any pictures she had of them together from her social media accounts.

Naked DJ and his wife got married in March 2017 and they were due to celebrate their second wedding anniversary next month. A few months after they got married, the Metro FM presenter and DJ made headlines after he joked about his “wives” on social media, sparking rumours he was looking to take a second.

See the post below, Image Credit ZAlebs.com:

Metro FM Naked DJ Quinton Masina

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Rapper Zuluboy confirms his divorce from wife Andiswa Gebashe

Mxolisi Majozi and wife Andiswa Gebashe

Rapper Zuluboy, whose real name is Mxolisi Majozi, has confirmed that he and his wife Andiswa Gebashe are divorced. This comes after months of divorce speculations.

ALSO READ: Trevor Gumbi Opens Up About His Divorce

According to Channel24, the rapper has come out and confirmed divorce speculations to his fans in an exclusive interview with iLanga Langesonto.

He told the newspaper that he parted ways with Andiswa Gebashe more than a year ago. Zuluboy and Andiswa have a child together. Andiswa is a professional sign language interpreter on SABC 3 evening news.

According to reports by Dailysun, last year Zuluboy left Jozi and moved back to his home in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal with his grandmother.

“Zuluboy spends most of his time in Durban now. He’s sometimes seen roaming the streets with friends and looking bored. What we know is that he loves his wife so much that losing her would break his heart,” the source told the publication.

The two were married for five years.

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Aunty Merle’s final week in Joburg

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“The sheer delight of watching a Joburg audience react to Aunty Merle’s acidic humour and antics emphasises the impact of this character.” – Peter Feldman, Artslink.

ALSO READ: Marc Lottering’s Most Beloved Alter Ego Comes To Joburg For The First Time

With rave reviews and standing ovations night after night, Aunty Merle – Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego – has sashayed into the hearts of ‘Joburgers’ since the start of the run of Aunty Merle The Musical which opened at the Joburg Theatre on 1st of February. The hit musical will see its final shows this week as the curtain closes this coming Sunday, 24th of February.

“I’ve had many hours to meditate and ponder on my trip, in quiet candlelight, thanks to Eskom,” comments Aunty Merle on how she has found her time in Joburg. “My trip to Johannesburg has been unforgettable! Joburg is definitely very different to Cape Town. Everything up here just seems to move faster. I will miss Joburg. It really is like being overseas. Without a VISA!”

High drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter, Abigail, announces her engagement to her boyfriend, Alan. As Merle puts it: “He’s a good looking white chap!” But it’s never smooth-sailing in the world of musicals when Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse – who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC – is determined to get her back – and if not, threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart.

Tickets are limited for the remaining shows and patrons can purchase their tickets via the Joburg Theatre website or via WebTickets.

“This show brings people together by merging music and comedy with South African flavour. The audience will leave feeling love and warmth, with a craving for lemon meringue. This is a must-see,” adds Marc Lottering.

Written by Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot, the musical comedy boasts a talented South African cast including Tracey-Lee Oliver as Abigail, Paul du Toit as Alan, Loukmaan Adams as Denver Paulse, with a stellar support cast including Royston Stoffels, Tankiso Mamabolo, Gina Shmukler, Adrian Galley, Carmen Maarman, Zandile Madliwa, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Anzio September and Crystal Finck – accompanied by a live 8-piece band. Twenty-two original songs, with lyrics by Marc Lottering and Tarryn Lamb; musical direction by Alistair Izobel and choreography by Grant Van Ster, have earned the cast thunderous standing ovations, three sell-out seasons in Cape Town and four Fleur de Cap nominations.

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Wining & Dining with the Steins in the Valley

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The Durbanville Wine Valley in the Western Cape, was a hive of activity recently with 12 of the wine farms in the area playing host to Jack and Charlie Stein, sons of award-winning UK celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein. The Stein brothers were in South Africa shooting scenes for a 13-part TV series called Wine, Dine & Stein.

ALSO READ: The Cape Wine Auction 2018 Raises R17.5 Million For Education

Produced by local outfit, Oxyg3n Media, the series has already been pre-sold to the UK, Denmark, Norway and Poland with more countries lining up to acquire the show once complete. It will also be seen in SA later this year on a yet-to-be announced channel on DStv.

Created by JAG Communications’ Grant Bushby and Janine Walker, Wine, Dine & Stein finds the Stein siblings spending a day on each of the 12 wine farms that make up the Durbanville Wine Valley, tasting their wines, sampling (and helping cook) their food and embarking on a series of dares and challenges.

Some of the more interesting activities the “boys” got up to – while not eating and drinking – included paragliding off Hamburger Hill at Meerendal, firing the Big Bertha cannon at Signal Gun, taking part in a wheelbarrow race at Klein Roosboom, rounding up cattle via quadbikes at Groot Phesantekraal and wakeboarding at the Hillcrest quarry.

In addition to the above-mentioned, the other wine farms visited included Altydgedacht, Canto, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills and Nitida.

Like his father Rick, Jack Stein (38), is an accomplished chef and author and, apart from presenting TV series, also oversees the kitchens of all 14 Rick Stein restaurants. Brother Charlie (34) works for The Vintner wine merchants in London and also helps taste and select all the wine for the family’s restaurants.

Each 24-minute episode of Wine, Dine & Stein will feature one of the 12 wine farms in the Durbanville Wine Valley, with the 13th episode covering other activities of interest in the area including a visit to the Durbanville Distillery to see how rum is made, speeding down the tracks at Cool Runnings, Africa’s first downhill tobogganing track and ending with a final lunch, where the Steins meet up with all their newly made friends at Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris’ local eatery, Yumcious.
Says Jack Stein of his time in the Western Cape: “I had the most fun I’ve had in ages filming this series and I can’t say enough about the warmth, hospitality and generosity of the people we met, not to mention the amazing food we ate and the brilliant wines we drank.”

Adds Charlie: “What I loved most about filming the series was that each and every wine farm in the valley offers something different from the other. From the small boutique, but utterly charming Klein Roosboom, to the bigger estate that is Durbanville Hills – but which still manages to convey a feeling of family.

“The Durbanville Wine Valley’s proximity to Cape Town and to the beautiful beaches of Bloubergstrand is also a big plus.”

Wine, Dine & Stein is scheduled for broadcast in South Africa later this year.

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DJ Cleo claps back at Boity over Brickz ‘defence’ and drags Nomzamo Mbatha

DJ Cleo and former kwaito star Brickz

Local DJ and music producer DJ Cleo, found himself in hot water after he posted photos of himself together with convicted rapist and former kwaito star Brickz.

ALSO READ: DJ Cleo Shares A Throwback Photo Of Male Celebrities Dressed As Women

Taking to Twitter, DJ Cleo posted a collage of pictures with Brickz captioning it: “We all run our own races, he fell along the way….but the race is not over (sic).”

The social media post angered many South Africans including the “Wuz Dat” rapper Boity, who then asked DJ Cleo why he is “defending” a rapist.

The Goodbye hitmaker, did not appreciate Boity Thulo’s criticism very lightly. He immediately clapped back and say he he will not be bullied, he stands by his words. The DJ also dragged Nomzamo Mbatha who was recently criticized for taking a photo with Arthur Mafokate.

“Bakae bo @Boity to motivate our sisters in prisons? Bakae bo mrapper-Sangoma when bo @NomzamoMbatha take pics le bo Arthur…(I’m sorry to drag u into this Sisi Nomzamo). If only u @Boity were as #woke then as u r now, instead of trying to ridicule me (sic),” – DJ Cleo tweeted.

The DJ insisted that his initial tweet was misinterpreted but he “stand by his word”.

“My initial tweet was not about sympathising with a rapist, but supporting a brother and father who was convicted & now serving his sentence. I sympathize with all victims out there. But…I will not be bullied or told how and when to love a brother. I stand by my words (sic),” – Cleo wrote.

Cleo continued to say he has partnered with the correctional services and few other stakeholders to contribute to the positive rehabilitation of similar inmates. If that’s deemed as condoning and supporting criminals then so be it. I refuse to entertain any negative spin to my good deeds.

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LORNA MASEKO COOKS ALONGSIDE THE WORLD’S BEST AT TASTE OF DUBAI

Lorna Maseko The World Restaurant Awards

Lorna Maseko is taking the international stage by storm. Having already announced that she will be presenting at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris this month, Lorna will be extending her time on the global stage by featuring at this year’s Taste Of Dubai festival.

ALSO READ: Lorna Maseko Invited To The World’s Most Prestigious Culinary Stage

The Taste Of Dubai Festival will be taking place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 7 to 9 March 2019. The 3-day festival gives festival-goers the chance to taste 20 of Dubai’s best restaurants, be inspired by tips and tricks by celebrity chefs, which includes Lorna Maseko plus experience live cooking demonstrations.

Amongst Lorna will be an array of the world’s finest culinary talent such as Masterchef Australia’s Matt Preston, Michelin Star Chef David Myers, Legendary Iron Chef, and Michelin Star Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Dubai’s much-loved culinary duo Nick Alvis and Scott Price, English cook and restaurateur Simon Rimmerand much more.

Lorna is ecstatic about this opportunity to show off her culinary skills and beautiful dishes amongst the world’s best. This is a dream come true for Lorna as she will be showing off her immense talent on the same lineup as the world’s biggest chefs. Audiences are in for a treat as they see and sample the finest recipes from South Africa’s most loved chef who will be waving the South African flag high at the world-renowned festival taking place next month.

“I’ve been following Taste Of Dubai for years now and to be part of this amazing global food Festival is beyond phenomenal. I can’t wait to meet all my foodie lovers from that part of the world, to have lots of fun, laughter and cook together. It’s going to be epic and I can’t wait!” – Lorna Maseko

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Benny Mayengani continues to use #FillUp concept after Cassper trademark drama

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The award-winning Xitsonga musician Benny Mayengani is set to #FillUp Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane despite being accused of stealing the popular phrase by local rapper Cassper Nyovest.

ALSO READ: Rapper Cassper Nyovest Says He Owns #FillUp Concept

Last year, Cassper Nyovest accused Mayengani of stealing his “trademarked” concept. Benny was also threatened with legal action surrounding the trademark rights of Fill Up. However, an independent investigation by TshisaLIVE found that Cassper did not own the trademark and could not take legal action against him at the time

This comes after Benny advertised his Fill Up Giyani Stadium concert using the hashtag made popular by Cassper.

Despite all the drama, Tsonga musician continued to fulfill his dream by filling up the 20000-seater Giyani Stadium, topping the venue’s capacity with 4000 extra fans.

This year April, Benny Mayengani continues to use the phrase and plans to fill up the 46, 000 seater Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Benny plans to fill up Peter Mokaba Stadium with the help from Zodwa Wabantu, Vuyelwa, Mashabela, DJ Tira and Winnie Mashaba.

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Getting to know YFM DJ and rapper Feroza Moosa

Feroza Moosa YFM DJ

The youngest DJ on the Yfm line up, Feroza Moosa is a 21-year-old mix DJ, rapper and radio DJ who stands’ out amongst the rest as a cool and laidback music enthusiast living her life one moment at a time.

ALSO READ: Radio Personality Smash Afrika Joins 5FM

Feroza was born in Eldorado Park but then moved to Maboneng where she currently lives.

After realising that her talkativeness is her biggest strength, Feroza decided to use her skills to her advantage a join the Y Academy in 2015. This, turned out to be the best thing she could’ve ever done as it lead to her getting her very own show as the new Dubstep Hot99 DJ, as well as, the host of That Radio Show.

Yfm‘s Y Academy is a six month certificate programme in broadcasting. Its purpose is to train a new generation of South African broadcasters in all aspects of radio presentation and production with a strong emphasis on ethics and social awareness underpinned by technical skills.

Catch Feroza Moosa Monday to Friday on #MorningMadnessWithFeroza 3am-5am and also on The Throwback Riot Saturdays 2pm-6pm

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Zedd and Katy Perry ‘365’ New Single & Video Out!

Zedd and Katy Perry

Multi-Platinum, Grammy award-winning artist, DJ and producer Zedd and global superstar Katy Perry team up on the new single, “365,” which was released today (Interscope Records). The two wrote the song together, with Zedd producing.

ALSO READ: US Megastar Katy Perry Is Coming To South Africa

In tandem with the song’s release, Zedd and Katy shared the official music video for “365” today. Directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Daft Punk) and conceptualized by Katy, it asks the question: could an AI learn to love? The video tells the poignant story of an android Katy Perry, who yearns to be human, as she attempts to make a genuine connection with Zedd.

“Katy and I have known each other for a while now and while on tour together in Australia last summer, we starting working on some music,” shares Zedd, “After we got off tour and with our musical value systems even more aligned we continued working together and that’s when 365 started to take shape. As it all came together, we knew we had something special. I love how Katy sounds on this record. I’m so excited to finally share this with our fans.”

Watch Zedd and Katy Perry 365 music video below:

“I was really excited for Zedd to join my WITNESS: The Tour last year, and in our down time, we started vibing on music, which led to this special song,” says Katy, “Happy to collaborate with such a talented and down-to-earth human being.”

“365” is Zedd’s first single of 2019. The release comes after a massive 2018, which included teaming up with Shawn Mendes for the “Lost In Japan” remix, “Happy Now” with Elley Duhé, and his monster smash “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey. Zedd earned his second #1 at Top 40 Radio and three GRAMMY nominations for “The Middle,” making him a five-time GRAMMY nominee in addition to his 2014 win for Best Dance Recording.

ABOUT ZEDD: Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with Clarity after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Last fall, Zedd teamed up with Shawn Mendes for a remix of “Lost In Japan” from Shawn’s latest album. The remix is the follow up to Zedd’s 2018 singles, “Happy Now” with Elley Duhé and his monster hit, “The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey.  Zedd released “The Middle” in January 2018, which earned him his second #1 at Top 40 Radio. “The Middle” held the top spot at Top 40 Radio for seven weeks, was #1 at Hot AC Radio for five weeks, and spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Digitally, the song has amassed over 1 billion streams. In December, Zedd received three GRAMMY nominations for “The Middle,” including nominations for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Pop Duo or Group Performance. The three nominations make Zedd a five-time GRAMMY nominee.

In 2017, Zedd released “Stay” with Alessia Cara, which held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second GRAMMY nomination. In 2015, Zedd released True Colors, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a diverse range of artists to create hits, including Hayley Williams on platinum hit “Stay The Night,” which racked up more than 400 million streams, and Selena Gomez on platinum track “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

ABOUT KATY PERRY: Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework,” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy became the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. Witness was Katy’s third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. Witness, which contained the hit singles “Chained,” “Swish” and “Bon Appetit,” topped the iTunes Albums chart in 46 countries. Globally, it has achieved more than 2 billion cumulative streams and sold more than two million adjusted albums.

In her 10 years with Capitol, Katy has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of nearly 40 million adjusted albums and 128+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter and was the first to reach 100 million followers. Katy is the only female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for “Firework” and “Last Friday Night” have over one billion views, while “Roar” and “Dark Horse” have surpassed the two billion mark.

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