All the winners at the 2018 Royalty Soapie Awards

2018 Royalty Soapie Awards winners

The winners at the 3rd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards were revealed at an event hosted by the remarkable South Africa comedian, Mpho Pops. 

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For the past two years the awards were hosted by the City of Durban (eThekwini Municipality) in KZN and now for the first time, the awards were held, Wednesday on 14 November in Gauteng’s City of Ekurhuleni at Emperors Palace.

“We are very excited that we were able to bring the awards to Johannesburg. We hosted the awards successfully in the sunny City of Durban for 2 years and being able to bring the awards to the City of Gold has made the awards fully inclusive. We are hoping to take the awards to a new city every 2 to 3 years to ensure we leave our footprint in different regions.” said CEO and founder Winnie Ntshaba.

Out of the eighteen categories awarded, seventeen of which were adjudicated by a panel of judges. Seven categories covered creative and technical aspects while the rest recognised achievements in acting.

The seventeenth category was left in the hands of the public as they chose Most Popular Soapie of the Year. The eighteenth category, Lifetime Achievement in the South African Soap Opera Industry was awarded by Royalty Soapie Awards EXCO to a person that has contributed significantly throughout his or her career to the development, upliftment and advancement of the soapie (small screen) industry.

Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya swooped up a total of four wins out of twenty nominations, following closely and with three wins each was Binnelanders and Isidingo.

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The playing field was levelled as most soap operas that participated walked away with a win.

“I am very pleased with the results and am very happy that most entrants were winners this evening. This would have not been possible without the support of our sponsors who value our creatives in the performing arts” said Ntshaba.

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Media personality Anele Mdoda added to list of Global Citizen Festival hosts

Global Citizen Festival host Anele Mdoda

Radio and television presenter Anele Mdoda has been added to a list of Global Citizen Festival hosts. The former Real Talk With Anele presenter shared the exciting news on social media with her friends. 

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Taking to social media saying that she is overjoyed to be added to the prestigious list that will see her favourite artists such as Beyonce perform at the event.

The festival will take place on 2 December at the FNB Stadium and will feature global superstars Beyonce and Jay Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher. Local stars such as Cassper Nyovest, Sho Majozi and Nigerian stars Tiwa Savage and Wiz Kid will share the stage with them. 

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All the winners at the feather awards 2018

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On Thursday night, all the winners of the 10th annual Feather Awards 2018 were announced. The event, which celebrates LGBTI allies, celebrities and activists, was held at Johannesburg City Hall.

ALSO READ: Check Out These Nominees For The 2018 Feather Awards

Actor, presenter and musician Somizi Mhlongo entertained the crowd with a stream of witty and slick commentary throughout the night as the MC.

The evening was kicked off with a spectacular performance by an all-star lineup of divas, including Nokukhanya, Nothende, Zandi, Thembisile, Tamara Dey, Wanda Baloyi, Kelly Khumalo, Moneoa, Amstel, and KB.

Daily Sun reported that the awards co-founder Thami Kotlolo explained how the event has grown from a cheeky, controversial affair into a platform that now also involves community projects during the year.

“We currently host community dialogues in urban and rural areas, which discuss issues about LGBTIQ+ rights, needs and interests and training of police, in partnership with the Gauteng Community Safety Department, to increase safety and reduce victimisation,” he said.

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Moonchild Sanelly wants to open Naked Club

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Local artist Seneziwe Sanelly, better known as Moonchild Sanelly, has revealed that she will be opening a Naked Club on her birthday on November 20, where she will be performing naked.

ALSO READ: Moonchild Sanelly Set To Perform In Europe

The 29-year-old singer also said that people coming to the party will be required to be naked too. No journalists, media, phones or cameras will be allowed in the venue to protect people’s privacy.

Although Moonchild insists that the club won’t be a brothel, she told Isolezwe that: “People going to it will be friendly…people. It will also sell sexually explicit material and engage in sexual orientation.”

She further told the publication that she got the idea for a naked club while she was overseas and thought South Africa would appreciate it.

According to the Citizen, the musician also stated that she will also use opening night to show people the difference between her sex club and a prostitution den.

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Cassper Nyovest announces intern programme for #FillUpMosesMabhida

Cassper Nyovest #FillUpMosesMabhida

Following a highly successful inaugural Fill Up Internship Programme in 2017, multi award-winning musician, Cassper Nyovest, has announced that the Fill Up Internship Programme will take place again this year.

ALSO READ: The Countdown To #FillUpMosesMabhida For Cassper Nyovest Begins

Cassper Nyovest started the internship programme as a means to pay it forward and equip young people with tangible skills across various event disciplines.

This year’s Fill Up Internship Programme will be open to Durban residents only. Anyone 18 years old and above may apply. The application process will be done via interviews. Interested candidates need only bring along their IDs and attend the interview session. The following departments will be interviewing for interns: Operations, Talent Operations, Logistics, Accreditation, Hospitality & Catering, Merchandise, Marketing, PR and Sponsorship.

  • Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
  • Time: Interviews will take place between 10am and 3pm
  • Location: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

The #FillUpMosesMabhida Internship Programme will run from Wednesday, 28 November 2018 until Friday, 30 November 2018. All interns will also be required to attend the concert on Saturday, 1 December 2018 to apply their learnings.

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Bollywood star Krishna Kumar Kunnath to officially open Suncoast’s The Globe

Krishna Kumar Kunnath

Krishna Kumar Kunnath, better known as KK, has been mesmerising audiences around the world with his powerful and soulful voice for over two decades and fans of this top Indian playback singer, will have the chance to watch him for the first in South Africa live in concert on 8 December at the official opening of the Suncoast’s new venue, The Globe.

ALSO READ: Loyiso Gola ‘Unlearning’ In Durban

Whether it’s Tadap Tadap, Zara Sa, Awarapan Banjarapan and Tu Hi Meri Shab, there will be firm favourites for everyone. KK – Live in Concert is brought to you by Blu Blood and Showtime Promotions, both synonymous for bringing world-class entertainment to South Africa.

“We are excited to be bringing out one of Bollywood’s all-time favourite playback singers. This is KK’s first performance in South Africa and it’s worth mentioning that this will be the first show in Suncoast’s new events venue, The Globe,” says MD of Blu Blood, Osman Osman.

“KK’s visit coincides with the completion of our developments at Suncoast,” adds Mike Dowsley Executive Director at Suncoast, “so it is fitting to have an artist of KK’s stature to celebrate the launch of The Globe to our patrons and we look forward to hosting many more incredible events in our new venue.”

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MTN Joyous Celebration sets the festive spirit in motion in the Mother City

MTN Joyous Celebration

MTN Joyous Celebration is returning to Cape Town’s shores to record their next album instalment, Joyous 23, after 10 years since the group last recorded in the city.

ALSO READ: MTN Joyous Celebration 22 ‘All For You’ Tour Heads To The Mother City

From the 13th to the 15th of December, the multiple award-winning and internationally acclaimed gospel ensemble promises a unique and intimate experience of praise and worship in the Auditorium at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). This follows a successful tour of their Joyous 22 “All for You” album which was concluded on a high note at the Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria recently.

Giving insight into the presentation and the aesthetics of the live recording, Lindelani Mkhize says, “We are about uniqueness, authenticity and being relevant, which is why we always aspire to bring something new and fresh. Our supporters can expect a theatrical experience with an eclectic mix of various elements, showcasing our new costumes and fashion as well as our talented soloists and vocalists to balance our slow and up-tempo songs. As it has always been with each of the albums, Joyous 23 will have something for everyone, for every moment in life.”

MTN Executive for Consumer Business, Mapula Bodibe says they are excited Cape Town will host the next recording, exactly a decade after the Mother City last hosted the prestigious show.

“At MTN we are truly passionate about our MTN Joyous Celebration partnership which spans over a number of years. It’s even more exciting that, together with our partners Joyous Celebration, we have kept our promise to MTN customers and Joyous fans. For years, they have been requesting that the Live DVD recording take place in Cape Town. We have heeded to their call and this time they will witness the live recording in Cape Town. This is another example of how MTN is making the world smaller by ensuring that this powerhouse gospel group – goes to places where hordes of fans are located,” says Bodibe.

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Tumi Morake & Ndumiso Lindi are Married…But Not To Each Other

Tumi Morake & Ndumiso Lindi

Comedy’s modern traditionalist and the bad momma of comedy – Ndumiso Lindi and Tumi Morake – have been taking their rib-cracking, hilarious new stand-up show, ‘Married…But Not To Each Other’ across South Africa and into Africa.

ALSO READ: Tumi Morake’s Debut Book Hits The Shelves

Following successful shows in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Botswana, Nelspruit, Secunda, Krugersdorp, Port Elizabeth and Mafikeng, Tumi and Ndumiso are returning to Cape Town for one night only on 16 November at the Baxter Theatre.

Whilst travelling together on a comedy adventure, Ndumiso Lindi and Tumi Morake were asked by a customs official: “Are you married?” Ndumiso quickly replied: “Yes”, realised what he was saying and added: “But not to each other.” And thus, began the comical journey for this wife and husband of other people.

The show is a hilarious take on the roles and regulations of marriage and the pothole-laced roads the sexes have to navigate. It’s not just about marriage. It is about the world that these marriages have to survive in.

Ndumiso Lindi, the gentleman of South African comedy, otherwise known as Roosta, effortlessly blends new-age style with old-school traditions. His deep voice, soul-warming smile, booming laughter, original content and seamless delivery makes for a comedy act that is outstanding and soulfully South African.

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Award winning recording artist Sjava apologises for his Idols SA performance

Sjava on Idols SA

Sjava, whose real name is Jabulani Hadebe, is one of the most well-known South African award winning recording artists. Sjava rose to fame three years ago after he was featured in Miss Pru’s debut single, “Ameni”.

ALSO READ: Sjava Is Set To Retire From Music After His Next Project

The multi-talented artist recently performed with Saudi (real name Anele Mbisha) on South African Idols (Idols SA) and fans were not impressed by their performance. He took to Twitter apologising for his performance with Saudi after getting a lot of bad reviews from fans.

He wrote: “Good evening I want take this moment and apologise for our perfomance on @IdolsSA see a lot of people didnt like it sigejeli. empilweni kunjalo sometimes wenza kahle sometimes ubhede. sizolungisa amaphutha and try to do better next time thank you for your support and love (sic).”

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Bonang Matheba set to host The People’s Pageant SA

Bonang Matheba The People’s Pageant SA

South African television personality, radio host and businesswoman Bonang Matheba has been announced as the the host for The People’s Pageant SA.

ALSO READ: Bonang Matheba Announces A Social Media Documentary

The People’s Pageant SA is a new pageant with a cause that will celebrate South African women who are helping to transform the world around them.

Along with millions of rand’s worth of prizes, the empowering approach taken by The People’s Pageant SA means that shape, size, colour, race and height are irrelevant. Rather, by emphasizing non-conformity, it is inner beauty and impact on society that will impress the judges.

Women between the ages of 20 – 40 are eligible to enter The People’s Queen competition, while young women between the ages of 13-19 may enter to become The People’s Princess SA.

The yearlong campaign will be launched at the Capital on Park hotel in Sandton tomorrow and will be followed by a national pop-up roadshow starting in Johannesburg later this week. Face-to-face auditions will take place in May and a Bootcamp in October will see contestants face elimination rounds to reach the finals in December.

“Being passionate about empowerment and education, this is such a great fit for me. I sincerely believe that South African women can be the change we need to be as a nation, and The People’s Pageant SA is such a special opportunity to uncover our gems,” says Bonang.

In addition to Bonang being host & ambassador, The People’s Pageant SA will also partner with The Bonang Matheba Foundation to provide prizes of one education bursary per week for 30 weeks to young women, with each bursary valued at R50,000.00 each.

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