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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.


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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.


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DJ Black Coffee Nkosinathi Maphumulo Biography

DJ Black Coffee Nkosinathi Maphumulo Biography

Black Coffee (born Nkosinathi Maphumulo on 11 March 1976) is a South African record producer and DJ. He began his career around 1995 and has released five albums as well as a live DVD under his Johannesburg-based record label, Soulistic Music.

He is arguably the most prominent electronic music producer in Africa. Black Coffee had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces Of Me.

Maphumulo was born in Durban, South Africa on 11 March 1976. He grew up in Ngangelizwe township, in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. In February 1990, as people were celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela on the streets of Ngangelizwe, from 27 years of imprisonment, Black Coffee was involved in a taxi accident that left his left arm paralyzed and changed his life. About the accident, Black Coffee says.

“In the past years this day use to be quite heavy on me, still does to some extent but looking back at how far I’ve come since then I can only be grateful for how this day has shaped me to be the man that I am. 27 years later I choose to celebrate this day…also making a promise to myself to explore everything talent I have and be everything God wanted me to be when he spared my life,”

On the 13th of May 2011, he married actress and TV presenter Mbali Mlotshwa. He has fathered two children with her: Anesu and Asante, and two more from previous relationships: Esona and Lilitha.

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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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Khanyi Mbau joins Touch HD

Khanyi Mbau Touch HD

During her interview on the Expensive Breakfast with former Metro FM present Glen Lewis and co-host Nina Hastie on Touch HD, Khanyi Mbau received a job offer from the station owner and businessman Tbo Touch.

Khanyi had mentioned that she is still employed by Metro FM but has no show at the station and that she was unhappy with the new timeslot she was offered.

“…it wasn’t true to who I am at the moment and I was lying to myself, it just didn’t feel right and that’s why I walked away…” she said.

Khanyi made some interesting revelations about “Whose Show Is it Anyway”, the breakfast show she co-hosted with Somizi and Ntombi Ngcobo.

“I just think, probably the team that was put together, we didn’t understand each other. We understood each other on the streets as friends, we’ve been together for many years but when it came to is like therapy each and everyday.

“You can’t lie on radio, especially as a host, so for me, I still haven’t found the right team or the right slot for me that I’d love during the week,” she added.

After she had mentioned that, in a real boss move, Touch called in and offered Khanyi a spot on Touch HD. “you are family and you need to be part of the team.” He said.

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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” ( Website is 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


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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