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Van Damme hit maker Mroza to host celebration event this Saturday

Mroza

Newly signed Mabala Noise artist, Maskandi music sensation, Sithembiso Fakude popularly known to the public as Mroza, is set to host a public event at Kwa Hlabisa in KwaZulu Natal this Saturday, 14 January 2017, to celebrate the recent success of his hit single titled Van Damme, which was voted as both the SABC and Ukhozi FM’s Song Of The Year.

The celebration event will be supported by Ukhozi FM and the line-up will include various other Maskandi artists such as Thokozani Langa, Mdumazi and Mkhathazi to mention a few.

In a report released by the SABC for the Summer Song Of The Year 2016, the breakdown of votes for artists nominated for the campaign showed that Mroza won by a staggering 43 836 votes, beating out the likes of King Monada’s Ska Bhora Moreki and Babes Wodumo’s Wololo ft Mampintsha.

The success of the hit single Van Damme has taken the South African music scene by storm and has left many fans wanting more, it has also catapulted the Maskandi artist into stardom and speaks volumes of the impact his signing to power house entertainment label, Mabala Noise, has had on his career.

The Van Damme hit maker will rerelease his 7th studio album titled Kwakhala Nyonini under Mabala Noise.

“The song is about motivating people to have a never-die attitude when facing challenges, like how Van Damme always over comes hardships and never dies in all his movies” expresses Mroza.

With his authentic Maskadi sound and the backing of Mabala Noise, Mroza is definitely a musicians to look out for this year.

 

 

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Mabala Noise Entertainment presents The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion taking place on 1 January 2017

Mabala Noise Entertainment

Entertainment powerhouse, Mabala Noise Entertainment, presents its signature event, The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion taking place on Sunday, 1 January 2017 at the Donaldson Dam, Westonaria, Gauteng. The show starts at 12 noon till 2am the following morning. Doors open at 10am.

With a star studded line-up of some of SA’s hottest MCs and biggest musical acts of 2016, this is definitely an event not to be missed.  People interested in attending the show are encouraged to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment as no tickets will be sold at the venue.

Tickets are available at your nearest Pick ‘N Pay or online at Webtickets here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465708952

Ticket pricing is as follows:

Early Bird – R120
Second Phase – R150
VIP – R400

*Cooler boxes are allowed at R50 a cooler box. No glass bottles allowed.

The heavyweight line up for The Donaldson Dam Annual Picnic Explosion includes the likes of Somizi, Mbali and Kay Sibiya as MCs and performances by Nasty C, Riky Rick, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Duboiz, LeAnne Dlamini, Gigi Lamayne, Mafikizolo, L’Vovo, Pro Kid, Letoya Makhene and Major League DJz just to mention a few.

This premium signature Mabala Noise Entertainment show will set the standard for New Year’s Day events to come and has a lot of surprises in store for people attending.

Get your tickets now and start 2017 off with the best entertainment South Africa has to offer and educational messages.

Connect with Mabala Noise:

Mabala Noise Entertainment

Facebook: Mabala Noise (https://www.facebook.com/mabalanoise)
Twitter: @Mabala_Noise
Instagram: @Mabala_Noise
Website: www.mabalanoise.co.za

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The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves usher in a new era of sophisticated clubbing with the launch of their new nightclub

The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves

South Africa’s favourite dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, add club owners to their already impressive resume with the opening of Icon Soweto in Pimville Square this festive season.

Today marks Icon Soweto’s official launch party with a string of launch events to come in the New Year. Thando Thabethe will be the hostesss tonight and patrons can expect music from the Kings Of The Weekend, Mo Flava and a classic headline performance by Thebe to name a few. Come experience all that is Icon Soweto in Pimville tonight. Doors open at 9pm

Icon Soweto is a project that we have been silently working on for almost 2 years now. We’re extremely excited, together with our partners Stephane Cohen and Sameer Wadwha from The Moloko Group, to finally share this new jewel of the night with the country and we look forward to re-landscaping the night life scene in Soweto and bringing new business and employment opportunities to the urban township” share the Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves.

Icon Soweto is open on weekends and certain special occasions. Make sure to get your taste of sophisticated clubbing in Soweto and support the latest business endeavour by The Kings Of The Weekend.

For more information about Icon Soweto: Call +27 (79) 7966471.

Get The Kings Of The Weekend latest single I Do I Do on any of the below platforms:

iTunes – http://apple.co/2ebpzhQ
Deezer – http://www.deezer.com/track/133497228
Google Play Store – http://bit.ly/2dhkn9C
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/2dhlaHT

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Terry Pheto to represent SA at the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) this Sunday

Terry Pheto

South Africa’s Leading Lady, Terry Pheto, is set to represent South Africa in London this weekend as she attends the 2016 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) taking place on Sunday, 4 December 2016.

Terry Pheto is nominated in the category for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Naledi Khama in the film A United Kingdom. Having stolen the show at A United Kingdom opening premier in London and made a noticeable impact at all their Southern African premiers, Terry Pheto reminds us of her global stature and why one of Hollywood’s leading talent management agencies signed her this year.

Keep posted to Terry Pheto’s social media accounts to follow her BIFA journey.

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Julius Malema and wife Mantwa welcome baby

Julius Malema and wife Mantwa

“Munzhedzi’s mother thank you. May God and the ancestors protect you” – EFF Julius Malema

Julius Malema and wife Mantwa Matlala welcome their first child together.According to a report by Sowetan, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Commander-in-chief Julius Malema and wife Mantwa have welcomed their first boy child Munzhedzi who in Venda means a self-starter or leader.Julius and his wife Mantwa married in 2014 after dating for many years at his hometown Seshego, Polokwane in Limpopo.

Julius posted on his social media, “Mma Munzhedzi re a leboga, Modimo le Badimo ba leboloke (Munzhedzi’s mother, thank you. May God and the ancestors protect both of you).”

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New urban musical sensation, Big Star, drops visuals to his smash hit single Understand

Big Star

New urban musical sensation Big Star, has just released visuals to his smash hit single Understand in the form of a music video which debuted on Channel O this morning and is available online now.

Watch Big Star’s Understand music video here:

Big Star is making sure that everyone understands that 2016 is his year indeed. Following the hugely successful release of his single My Year featuring Aewon Wolf, Big Star returns with another chart topping single which has seen the likes of Metro FM, Highveld Stereo, Capricorn FM, YFM and 50 other radio stations playlist the track.

Understand is a song about the struggles that come with the hustle; dealing with family, perceptions and expectations. Big Star has once again proven his versatility as an artist with this new single and his lyrical prowess, effortless flow and catchy chorus cannot be ignored.

The Understand music video was shot in Johannesburg and Durban and shows a visual representation of Big Star’s journey – from on the rap-battle reality TV show The Hustle to being on the road, performances, meeting fans, building a brand, fame, fantasy and reality. The music video edited by Josh Motaung and executive produced by Benza, Vth Season’s Managing Director, take on a new unseen video format for the South African market which is Stop Motion, this also communicates the growth and risk taking of Big Star as an artist.

Fast becoming a household name in the hip hop scene, Big Star brings a fresh approach to “new school” hip hop and his cross over market appeal will ensure South Africans from all walks of life get to enjoy his music for a long time to come.

Make sure to keep requesting Big Star’s Understand on your favourite radio station.

Listen to Big Star’s new single Understand here: https://goo.gl/EhSK08

Catch Big Star’s Coke Studio episode tomorrow, Saturday, 15 October at 18:05pm on e.tv. Watch the sneak preview here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSLSaeFj2k

Connect with Big Star:

Big Star Johnson

 

Facebook: Big Star Johnson Live (https://www.facebook.com/BigStarJohnsonLive)
Twitter: @BigStar_Live
Instagram: @BigStar_Live
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLZKMYSpWXc

 

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Maftown Heights tickets are now on sale and selling FAST!

Maftown Heights

The highly in demand Maftown Heights tickets have just gone on sale with Early Bird specials to take advantage of for a limited number of tickets.

Purchase your tickets online at Computicket here: https://goo.gl/b53dij

Maftown Heights tickets can also be purchased from the below stores:

Shoprite

Checkers

Checkers Hyper

House & Home

U Save

Ticket pricing is as follows:

General:

– Early bird pre-sold (only 1500 tickets available via Computicket): R180

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R200

– At door: R250

Golden Circle:

– Early bird pre-sold (only 1000 tickets available via Computicket): R250

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R300

– At door: R350

Power Play VIP:

– Early bird pre-sold (Only 50 tickets available via Computicket): R400

– Pre-sold via Computicket: R500

– At door: R600

Maftown Heights, spiced up by KFC, brings the biggest acts in SA on one stage in a celebration of Motswako fever and all things awesome about SA hip hop.

Maftown Heights attendees can look forward to top notch performances by the hottest and most relevant hip hop talent in SA supported by world class production values!

 

Motswako Crew

Khuli Chana

Fifi Cooper

Mo Molemi

HHP

Towedee Mac

JR

Tuks

SVPA FRVSH

 

Friends of Motswako

AKA

Kwesta

Nasty C

Riky Rick

KO

A-Reece

Emtee

Da L.E.S

Kid X

Black Les

Nadia Nakai

Aewon Wolf

Gemini Major

Okmalumkoolkat

Stilo Magolide

Shane Eagle

 

New Kids On The Block

DJ Speedsta’s “Mayo” live performance

SVPA FRVSH presenting “The new wave of Motswako”

 

DJ Line-Up

Speedsta

DJ Zan D

Major League DJz

DJ Vigilante

DJ Coco

DJ Sliqe

DJ Beatmochini

With tickets being sold out in previous years, people who are planning to attend the 7th annual Maftown Heights, spiced up by KFC, are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Connect with Maftown Heights:

Facebook: Maftown Heights (https://www.facebook.com/maftownheights)
Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights
Website: www.maftownheights.co.za

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The Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves say I Do I Do

The Kings Of The Weekend

South Africa’s favourite dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, have just released their summer 2016 single titled I Do I Do which is also the first single to be released off their sophomore album scheduled for release in March 2017.

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves’ I Do I Do features Port Elizabeth born sensation Zain SA who was recently made it to the Top 3 of SABC 1’s DJ talent search competition, 1s and 2s.

Get I Do I Do on any of the below links:

iTunes – http://apple.co/2ebpzhQ
Deezer – http://www.deezer.com/track/133497228
Google Play Store – http://bit.ly/2dhkn9C
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/2dhlaHT

Already nicknamed “The Wedding Song”, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves’ I Do I Do featuring Zain SA is pegged to be a highly requested song and cause a pleasant stir over the next couple of months. I Do I Do is an easy vocal house single, soon-to-be classic, which shares a strong message of young love and really tugs at the heart strings over a well poised summer soundtrack.

The Kings Of The Weekend met Zain SA and the original version of this great song when he first auditioned for 1s and 2s and played it there. SPHEctacula, DJ Naves and Micasa’s Dr Duda then added their own flavour to I Do I Do which is written, sung and partly produced by Zain SA.

I Do I Do marks a new beginning for the Kings Of The Weekend as this is their first single release since becoming fully independent again as the single is released via the SPHEctacula and DJ Naves owned record label, Eminence Productions.

The country should get ready for what is expected to be another smash summer hit from the Kings Of The Weekend following their highly successful summer release of KOTW Anthem which went on to top charts all over the country last summer.

Catch the Kings Of The Weekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, on the #ThePrepartySA every Saturday night between 18h00 and 20h00 on Metro FM.

Connect with SPHEctacula and DJ Nave:

Facebook:

SPHEctacula DJ (https://www.facebook.com/SPHEctaculaDJ)
DJ Naves (https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Naves-9675346577/?fref=ts)
SPHEctacula and DJ Naves (https://www.facebook.com/SPHEctacula-And-DJ-Naves-170263316639221/?fref=ts)

Twitter:

@SPHEctacula
@DJNaves
@WeekendKingsRSA

Instagram:

@SPHEctacula
@DJNaves
@WeekendKingsRSA

SoundCloud

SPHEctacula DJ
DJNaves

Website:

www.sphectacula.co.za
www.djnaves.co.za

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Here are your SA’s Got Talent top 21

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TX: Sundays at 6:00PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

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 e.tv 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

Chelsea
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

Mawonga
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)

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

Phoenix
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

Wilson
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 e.tv and eHD on Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194). The live results show will broadcast at 7:30PM on the same night.

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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Terry Pheto takes center stage at the London premiere of A United Kingdom

Terry Pheto

South Africa’s Leading Lady, Terry Pheto, showed us just why she is a leading lady as she stole the show and took center stage at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival where her latest international feature film, A United Kingdom, opened up the 60th annual festival this past Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

A United Kingdom depicts the true story of Seretse Khama and Terry Pheto plays the role of his sister, Naledi Khama.

Starring alongside a star studded cast with the likes of David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Arnold Oceng (Adulthood), Jack Lowden (’71) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Terry Pheto stood out at the BFI London Film Festival being described by the UK’s Daily Mail as:

“Stunning: Terry Pheto stole the show in a vibrant patterned dress with statement puffball sleeves”

and

“Centre of attention: The screen star commanded attention in her beautiful dress as she made her way down the red carpet”

Terry Pheto

 

Terry Pheto commanded just as much attention at the recent Botswana premiere of A United Kingdom and her recent South African Of The Year nomination and BET A-List honour, as South Africa’s most influential actress, are highly appropriate.

Visit Terry Pheto’s Facebook Fan page for more pictures on her recent A United Kingdom premieres:https://www.facebook.com/TerryPheto

To vote for Terry Pheto for South African Of The Year:

Connect with Terry Pheto:

Facebook: Terry Pheto (https://www.facebook.com/TerryPheto)
Twitter: @TerryPheto
Instagram: @TerryPheto

Connect with Leading Lady Productions:

Twitter: @LeadingLadyProd
Instagram: @LeadingLadyProductions

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