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Lesego Moiloa Blaklez on co-parenting with Dineo Ranaka

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Hip-hop artist Blaklez, whose real name is Lesego Moiloa, is establishing himself as one of South Africa’s most important hip-hop artists.

ALSO READ: Dineo Ranaka Spoils Herself With A Brand New Car

Blaklez, who has three albums under his belt, caught up with Cape Talk’s Sara-Jayne King, to talk music, life and love and fatherhood.

The rapper has a 5-year-old daughter named Kopano Ranaka with radio presenter Dineo Ranaka. Despite their public break-up which happened four years ago, the pair decided to put their differences aside for the sake of their daughter.

Speaking to Sara-Jayne King about co-parenting with Dineo, Blaklez said: “I think she’s one of the misunderstood people, but I think people are starting to see her character. She’s one human being who cares so much about human beings,” – he defended Dineo. 

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Skeem Saam’s Pebetse Matlaila fears for her child’s life in South Africa

Pebetse Matlaila Skeem Saam

Actress Pebetse Matlaila says she fears for her child’s life in South Africa, we need to protect them. This comes after a man was accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria. 

ALSO REA: Rapper AKA Fears For Kairo’s Safety Following ‘Dros Rape’ Incident

According to Divorce Laws, everyday women including children are murdered, physically and sexually assaulted and threatened.

Pebetse Matlaila is a South African actress, radio personality, producer and voice over artist best known for her role as Mokgadi Matloga on SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the Skeem Saam actress said she’s evening thinking of home schooling her daughter to protect her. She also said she was tired of always looking over her shoulder fearing the worst and wanted to fight back.

“The one thing that keeps me up at night is the safety of children, especially the girl child. I don’t even know what to do. We live in fear because our children’s lives are ruined before they even start. I am even scared to send my child to school. I’m contemplating home schooling her. You don’t even know if they are safe when they are not in your sight.

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Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha announces his retirement from music

Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha

Former Big Nuz member Mampintsha has announced that he will be retiring from the music industry after releasing his up coming singles.

ALSO READ: Mampintsha Drops Debut Solo Single Featuring Babes Wodumo

Mampintsha, whose real name is Mandla Maphumulo made the announcement on social media. The Durban Kwaito star can be seen in a video saying: “I’ve been thinking you know looking at the situation and the time I have been in this game and all the hits I’ve given you guys. I can see that people aren’t happy, I don’t even mean the fans, I mean people I was supposedly close with and such people. It’s not pleasant here anymore.”

Mampintsha also told his fans that he decided to focus on his last two singles, Phakamisa and a bonus track. He also promised his fans he would get everything off his chest on these two songs before before quitting music.

He said most of the songs you hear were sampled from him. He would like to thank his fans, he loves them and thanks them for their support.

“I will be leaving you in the hands of queen Babes Wodumo and I know she’ll do right by you. I love you guys very much and I’ll be watching and guarding y’all so if you ever need me to come back, just in case you are bored, just call me and tell me what you need me to do and I’ll listen,” – he concluded.

Watch the video below:

https://www.facebook.com/MampintshaInk/videos/537409733397278/

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/s_h_i_m_o_r_a

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BRAND NEW LOOK FOR BBC LIFESTYLE UNVEILED AT BBC STUDIOS

BRAND NEW LOOK FOR BBC LIFESTYLE

BBC Studios in Africa revealed today the vibrant and playful new look branding for BBC Lifestyle, channel 174, at its bi-annual Upfront event held in Johannesburg.

ALSO READ: Global Search For New Talent To Join The BBC Earth Presenting Team

The number one international lifestyle channel on DStv has a chic and contemporary new on-air look featuring a fresh set of palates, designs and objects around the channel’s aspirational and entertaining lifestyle content. The brand makeover will launch from 20th November with new series Give It A Year, fronted by the UK’s ‘First Lady of Football’ Baroness Karren Brady which illustrates the channel’s ambition to always entertain, inspire and empower viewers.

Using her prowess as one of the UK’s leading business women, Karren works with people wanting to create change and start their own businesses by visiting them at the start and end of their first year, to help guide and coach on what it takes to make it big and thrive in the business world.

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Tall A$$ Mo and his wife Mome Mahlangu welcome a new born baby girl

Tall A$$ Mo and his wife Mome Mahlangu

Comedian and entertainer Tall A$$ Mo and his wife Mome Mahlangu have welcomed their second baby girl into the world. 

ALSO READ: Tol Ass Mo And Mome Mahlangu Are Expecting A Child

Reality TV star and designer Mrs Mome and her husband Toll Ass Mo, whose real name is Mongezi Mahlangu have been working hard in the entertainment industry and they continue to build a strong family.

In August, the couple took to social media to reveal that they were expecting a baby. The baby’s gender was only revealed during her baby shower last month.

The pair already has a 5-year-old daughter named Khumo Mahlangu together.

Taking to Instagram to make the announcement of the arrival of their daughter TeAmo Tshepahalo Oluhleuthando Mahlangu, Mome wrote: “God’s timing is the best time in life when you work with him not against him… Had my first normal sleep all day today . Yesterday I went into labor at 6pm and gave birth to our baby girl TeAmo Tshepahalo Oluhleuthando Mahlangu at 3.4kg naturally born at Genesis clinic Saxonwold at 11:45 on the 09/October/2818 literally 15min before her due date today (sic).”

Mome added that they are both home and healthy. “God is great, thank you for the love & prayers…Thank you to our midwife Ntombi Mchunu for always being there (sic),” – Mome wrote.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/mrs_mome

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freak running accident leaves musian Slikour in crutches

Siyabonga Themba Metane Slikour injured

Rapper Slikour, whose real name is Siyabonga Themba Metane, has injured his foot in a freak running accident.

ALSO READ: Rapper Siya “Slikour” Metane Ties The Knot

Slikour told TshisaLIVE he was running near his home in Johannesburg when the accident happened.

“I was going for a run at night and was stepping from the pavement onto the road. I thought my whole foot was off the pavement and on the road but it turns out half my toes were on the road and the back of my foot was on the pavement while I was trying to get on the tar. I felt my foot bend and a pain in my ankle area.”

Slikour said he didn’t feel like anything was wrong until he sat down at home and wasn’t able to get up or walk.

The star was told by doctors that if his injuries were not treated it could have led to arthritis. In order to recover, he will have to use crutches for at least six weeks.

“I am on crutches for at least a month and a half. I’m able to move around with the crutches but I can’t drive so it makes it hard to do a lot of things.”

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/siyametane

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Rapper AKA partners with Vth Season and Sony Music Africa

AKA partners with Vth Season and Sony Music Africa

Multi award-winning musician, AKA, announced this past weekend that he has partnered with the winning team, Vth Season and Sony Music Africa, for a global deal.

ALSO READ: AKA Wants To Write A Book About His Journey

This partnership signifies the spirit of a renewed positive relationship; the winning team brought you AKA’s LEVELS album, which is now certified double platinum, with singles All Eyes On Me, Congratulate and Run Jozi reaching platinum sales on streaming alone.

“I am proud to announce my new partnership with SONY Music Africa and Vth Season. This is a long term global deal that will take my music to new heights for many albums to come! Cheers to the future!” shares AKA.

This renewed partnership will see Vth Season and AKA create and market AKA’s music and brand across the continent and the world. Vth Season will also exclusively handle all of AKA bookings and touring outside of South Africa. Sony Music Africa will continue to license his music globally and will support exclusive AKA event properties to be announced in 2019.

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Black launches Season 9 of The Walking Dead on FOX

Black The Walking Dead on FOX

South Africa’s premium entertainment streaming service, black, is bringing the much-anticipated Season 9 of The Walking Dead at 20:45, from 8 October on FOX Channel 201.

ALSO READ: Mzansi Magic’s Popular Drama Series, The Imposter Returns For Season 2

The new 8 part season of The Walking Dead, available for subscription on FOX through black, follows the survivors a year and a half after the end of the war as they rebuild civilization under Rick’s leadership, but nothing quite prepares them for the coming plot twist.

Subscribers can catchup on seasons 1 to 8 of this renowned series on FOX+ exclusively available to black viewers in South Africa. To ensure an uninterrupted entertainment viewing experience, Cell C in partnership with black continues to provide free unlimited data to stream content on black and this means viewers can binge watch without any data charge for content consumed on the black platform. Cell C has also bundled black into several of its Media Play plans.

“We are very excited to be at the forefront of innovating the way people consume content, not only do we give our subscribers the latest content, choice to create their own bouquet, manage their own viewing patterns and pay for exactly what they want to watch but they also get free unlimited data on Cell C to unlock a fresh viewing experience on the go on multiple devices,” said Surie Ramasary – Chief Executive: black.

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World record holder Wayde Van Niekerk bags ambassadorial role

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Openview has announced that world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk has joined its ranks as an official brand ambassador.

ALSO READ: Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi Announced As One Of Openview Brand Ambassadors

Known for his extraordinary achievements and prevailing despite the hurdles thrown his way, the 26-year-old athlete has more than enough energy left in his tank to run with Openview’s mission. Together, Wayde and Openview aim to ensure that satellite television entertainment is free for all South Africans, despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

“Television has the power to bring the entire world to our living rooms, which is so important for inspiring our dreams and celebrating who we are,” Wayde says, “Openview has such a wide variety of free channels that thrill, entertain and educate. I am excited to team up with them as they try to give free world-class entertainment to as many South Africans as possible – we’re going for gold.”

The dreamer from Kraaifontein in Cape Town kicked off his athletic career in 2005 when he moved to Bloemfontein with his family. There he attended Grey College and later the University of Free State, where his talents were honed under the guidance of renowned athletics coach Ans Botha.

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Isidingo actress Khabonina Qubeka shocked Mzansi by announcing the birth of her daughter

Khabonina Qubeka

Isidingo actress Khabonina Qubeka left many South Africans shocked on Monday morning after she announced that she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last week.

ALSO READ: LootLove And Rapper Reason Are Having Twins

Many people did not know about her pregnancy but the award-winning actress managed to keep her pregnancy out of the spotlight.

Taking to social media to announce the exciting news, the star said: Good morning my angles, please allow me to share this with you. A few days ago – 02 October 2018 at 9pm, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy and oh so peaceful baby girl! Yes IT’S A GIRL. I had the most beautiful QUIET pregnancy. I’m so happy fam..God is Good (sic),” Khabonina Qubeka wrote on Instagram.

The former Muvhango actress hasn’t yet shared the name of her new bundle of joy.

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