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Red Bull brings biggest sound system battle to Jozi

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One of the world’s most innovative live music experiences – the Red Bull Culture Clash – will storm its way onto the Orlando Stadium stage on 23 September 2017.

A sound system battle of epic proportions will unfold as four crews, each fronted by headline artists including AKA, DJ Tira, Patoranking and Admiral and Jahseed, will represent four of South Africa’s biggest sounds – hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae. The four competing sound systems will compete back-to-back over a series of rounds – all in a bid to get the biggest reaction from the crowd and be crowned as the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash winners.

AKA, hip hop crew leader has promised fans a killer performance, vowing he is coming for everything: “I’ve put together a team of some of the best musical minds South Africa has to offer. You ask me what my objective or plan is for Culture Clash? It’s simple enough: I’m here to win. Nothing else!”

Holding no punches, Admiral and Jahseed are both getting ready for retaliation on behalf of dancehall and reggae supporters: “We’re preparing for war right now: arming ourselves and looking forward to the battle!”

The Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull’s longest-standing music programme, now in its 19th year, introduced the Culture Clash concept in the UK in 2010, and it has since made its way around the world, including events in New York, Lisbon and Paris. Red Bull Culture Clash itself is based on the classic Jamaican sound system culture, but with a twist.  It’s defined by the use of cutting-edge lyrics, fierce competition and ridiculously loud sound systems.

An essential feature of every clash is the ‘surprise factor’ and South African fans can expect some epic surprises on the night. These include exclusive and custom dubplate specials made up of unique songs recorded by a crew that only they can play. Crews are encouraged to introduce special guests, including a host of artists, on the night as part of their arsenal of musical weaponry they bring to the battle.

More information to follow on redbull.co.za detailing the battle rules, full crew and event details as well as exclusive artist interviews.

Follow Red Bull Culture Clash on Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza  and YouTube to stay ahead of the latest news and win exclusive Red Bull Culture Clash prizes. Join the conversation using #RedBullCultureClash.

Be part of the action by getting your tickets for the Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 event from Computicket.

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Terry Pheto invited to France by Longines

Terry Pheto  Longines

Internationally award-winning South African actress, Terry Pheto, is set to attend the Prix de Diane Longines, the world’s most important race for fillies, this Sunday, 18 June 2017 in Chantilly France as a VIP guest of the Principles of Longines.

The Longines Principles in Switzerland are looking to start a relationship with Terry Pheto and have extended an invitation to her to travel to France with their local Brand Manager this weekend. Longines welcomes Terry Pheto to be a part of their family. She is currently the only South African to be associated with their brand.

Longines is a luxury watch company based in St Imier, Switzerland for the last 185 years. The company and its timepieces are highly regarded for their timeless elegance, tradition and performance. Their global ambassadors include the likes of Kate Winslet, Simon Baker and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan just to name a few.

“It’s an absolute honour to accept the invitation from the Longines Principles to attend the Prix de Diane Longines races this Sunday. I’m looking forward to being a part of their family and fostering a long term meaningful relationship with them,” expresses Terry Pheto.

“We could not have made a more fitting choice of a South African association for Longines. Terry Pheto exudes everything the brand stands for and we look forward to having her be a part of our family. We’re excited to journey with her and see this relationship grow,” shares Tanya Miles, Brand Manager Longines.

Terry Pheto’s exclusive invitation to the Prix de Diane Longines comes off the back of her winning Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK for her role in the internationally acclaimed movie, A United Kingdom.

Make sure to follow Terry Pheto on social media for updates on her attendance of the Prix de Diane Longines in Chantilly France this Sunday.

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Relebogile Mabotja, successfully hosts the AfriGEOSS Symposium in Ghana

AfriGEOSS Symposium

Multi-award winning actress, singer, presenter, musical director, radio host and MC, Relebogile Mabotja, is proving yet again that her talent is valued across the continent with her latest Master Of Ceremony work being acknowledged in Ghana.

Relebogile Mabotja was appointed the MC for the second annual AfriGEOSS Symposium in Sunyani, Ghana which started on 13 June 2017 and wrapped up this afternoon, 15 June 2017. Relebogile Mabotja did a stellar job successfully hosting the symposium with highly positive feedback from both the AfriGEOSS Symposium organising committee and members in attendance of the symposium.

AfriGEOSS Symposium Relebogile Mabotja

Following the success of the inaugural AfriGEOSS Symposium held in Victoria Falls in 2016, Relebogile Mabotja hosted the second annual AfriGEOSS Symposium which aimed to:

  • Demonstrate use of Earth Observations in implementing African policies (such as agenda 2063, African Space Policy, etc.)  for sustainable development, including the three GEO priority engagement areas (SDGs, Climate, Disasters)
  • Promote and build synergies with on-going and planned Earth observations initiatives at national, regional (e.g. GMES & Africa, SERVIR, UNGGIM-Africa) and international level (such as GEO activities)
  • Engage with end users, understanding needs and mechanisms to deliver user driven Earth observations solutions
  • Review implementation of the 2016 Symposium Outcomes and contributions to the GEO 2017 – 2019 Work Programme
  • Raise awareness on value of Earth observations, the Group on Earth Observation and AfriGEOSS activities
  • Reinforce dialogue on Earth observations priorities in Africa

Relebogile Mabotja continues to makes strides across the continent showcasing her work as a talented South African youth.

Follow her on social media (@RelebogileM) to view her weekend in Ghana as she will celebrate Youth Day in Accra, Ghana.

You can also catch Relebogile Mabotja every week day hosting the Early Breakfast Show on 702 from 3am – 6am. She will be back in studio on Monday, 19 June 2017.

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15 year old Mykyle officially launches his music career on Youth Day

Mykyle Youth Day

Rising 15 year old music star, Mykyle, will officially launch his music career tomorrow on Youth Day as he is set to be the youngest artist performing at the Rockstart Creative Festival Youth Day Celebration at the Hangout Jozi in Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. Mykyle will join the likes of Major League DJz, Okmalumkoolkat and Reason on stage.

The Rockstart Creative Festival Youth Day Celebration is a festival of music, art, dance & fashion, in support of developing young talent. Mykyle will debut his single, which he wrote, recorded and co-produced titled, Gold Lights, which will officially be available to radio as of next week.

“I am really excited that I finally get to share my music,” expresses Mykyle.

Entrance to tomorrow’s event is an item of winter clothing

Mykyle Youth Day

Mykyle describes himself as funny, independent, bold, crazy, and a leader; and is certainly not your average 15 year old. His Youth Day music career debut comes off the back of support and mentorship from Grammy Award Winning Ceelo Green who discovered him at the age of 11.

Youth Month is a significant month for Mykyle as it marks the beginning of a new journey that has been years in the making.

Make sure to follow Mykyle on social media to follow his musical journey and the release of his debut single, Gold Lights, which will be released to radio next week.

Connect with Mykyle:

Facebook: Mykyle (https://www.facebook.com/mykyle.world/)
Twitter: @Mykyle.World
Instagram: @Mykyle.World
Website: www.mykyle.world

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TRESOR’s Café Roux performance sold out

Tresor Café Roux

Leading the pack to defining the new African Pop sound, multi-award winning singer and songwriter, TRESOR, will be performing material off his newly released The Beautiful Madness album to a SOLD OUT Café Roux in Cape Town tomorrow, Saturday, 10 June 2017.

Patrons attending TRESOR’s Café Roux performance tomorrow night will enjoy dinner as well as an hour long set by TRESOR performing some of his chart topping singles with a live band comprising of instruments such as the trumpet, saxophone and keys.

TRESOR’s SOLD OUT Café Roux performance will come off the back of his Cape Town media promo tour where he has been doing numerous media interviews for the past two days promoting his new album The Beautiful Madness and lead single off his album, Remedy.

Purchase TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness album here: https://itun.es/za/LYDdjb

Ranked as one of the most played artists on radio locally, TRESOR’s Remedy follows suit with a strong position on the RAMS chart being in the Top 15 most played local songs on radio currently. Remedy is charting on radio stations such as 5FM in their Top 30 chart, and has also been play listed on numerous radio stations across the country such as Ukhozi FM, Gagasi FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM, 947, KFM, Goodhope FM, Heart FM, East Coast Radio, YFM, Lesedi FM, Capricorn FM and Ikwekwezi FM just to name a few. Over 40 radio stations have already play listed Remedy and listeners across the country are requesting the track in high demand.

TRESOR’s Remedy music video is now out. Watch it here: 

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KWESTA’S DAKAR II EARNS HISTORIC PLATINUM STATUS

KWESTA’S DAKAR II

BREAKING NEWS: Just off the back of winning six accolades at the recent South African Music Awards (SAMA23) hip hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, has reached two highly significant milestones as of today.  It has been announced this morning that Kwesta’s critically acclaimed DaKAR II album has officially been certified PLATINUM and subsequently his smash hit single Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has officially been certified quintuple (5 times) PLATINUM.

Kwesta’s momentous platinum milestones are an accumulation of hard work, resilience and consistency over the past decade. Having declared DaKAR II as his most important work to date, with the industry acknowledgement of his work and the tens of thousands of purchases of his music, is testament to the significance of the album not only to the rapper but for the South African music industry at large.

DaKAR II has had significant impact in the South African music culture since its release in February 2016. It has also opened up doors across the continent for Kwesta.

Ngud’ off DaKAR II has also played a noteworthy role is bridging the gaps of music consumption in the country with its substantial crossover appeal to all demographics.

Refiloe Ramogase, GM of Sound African Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment Africa

“We at Sound African Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment Africa are extremely proud of Kwesta and would like to congratulate him on his platinum milestones and recent SAMA23 wins. These accolades are a reflection of his perseverance and a testament to his loyal fan support. We encourage him to enjoy this time and reflect on his significant journey that has led to this point and to continue working hard, if not harder than he has ever done before,” expresses Refiloe Ramogase, GM of Sound African Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment Africa.

Stream or download Kwesta’s platinum certified DaKAR II album by visiting: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/8YRVi

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KWESTA OWNS SAMA23 WITH SIX AWARDS

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South Africa’s multiple award winning Hip Hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, entered the 23rd annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) as the most nominated artist, and left the biggest winner bagging six awards in some of the most sought after categories over the weekend. The prestigious annual awards ceremony took place on Friday and Saturday evening at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West province.

Kwesta walked away with the following awards:

  • SAMRO Highest Airplay Of The Year for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest
  • SAMPRA Highest Airplay Of The Year for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest
  • Best Rap Album for Da KAR II
  • Best Male Artist Of The Year
  • Best Album Of The Year for Da KAR II
  • Best Collaboration for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest

Leading to the SAMAs, Kwesta had already started his winning streak last week Wednesday when his most personal music video to date, Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe, featuring Thabsie reached an impressive 2 million views on VEVO mark.  As if that wasn’t enough only 24 hours later, the video to another hit from the DaKAR II album, Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest, hit a notable 4 million views on VEVO. Both music video milestone views were reached in remarkable timelines of 90 days and 15 months respectively.

Kwesta’s Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has been a ground breaking single for the South African Hip Hop culture, as the song transcended beyond Hip Hop listeners, to people of all ages, races and cultures.  Ngud’ maintained the number #1 position in the SA Top 100 Playlist chart for 12 consecutive weeks.

With six Top 20 radio singles released, an Album of the Year for South Africa nod from iTunes and Apple Music and 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 iTunes chart upon its release; Kwesta has positioned himself as a powerhouse artist with his highly acclaimed Da KAR II album not just in the South African music scene, but on the continent.

Kwesta’s SAMA wins are just another testament to his hard work and talent. Get your hands on Kwesta’s six times SAMA winning Da KAR II album here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/8YRVi

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Kwesta Dominates The #SAMA23 With 6 Award Wins

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South African award winning Hip Hop artist and songwriter, Senzo Vilakazi popularly known as Kwesta, is one of the leading award winners for this year’s South African Music Award (SAMA) 23 with 6 SAMA wins credited to his brand and critically acclaimed album, DaKAR II.

Kwesta has received #SAMA23 Awards in the below categories:

  • Best Male Artis Of The Year (DaKAR II)
  • Highest Airplay Of The Year SAMA Award
  • The SAMPRA Highest Airplay Of The Year SAMA
  • Album Of The Year (DaKAR II)
  • Best Rap Album (DaKAR II)
  • Best Collaboration (Ngud’ ft Cassper Nyovest off DaKAR II)
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Kwesta’s Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe music video hits 2 million views

Kwesta

After only 90 days, South African award winning hip-hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, has reached an impressive 2 million views on VEVO with his latest and most personal music video offering, Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe, featuring Thabsie.

Watch Kwesta’s music video for Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe here:

Kwesta’s 2 million views milestone comes ahead of the 23rd annual South African Music Awards (SAMA23) where he will attend as the most nominated artist with 6 nominations. These include the highly coveted Album Of The Year for DaKAR II, Male Artist of The Year and the highly revered, Record Of The Year category for smash hit single, Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest.

The party anthem Ngud,’ is also doing exceedingly well as it is now closing in on 4 million views on VEVO, watch it here now:

 Make sure to vote for Kwesta’s Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest by dialing *120*331231#

Kwesta’s Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest

 

 

 

 

 

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TRESOR launches exclusive listening session to all 5FM listeners only ahead of his album drop this Friday

TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness album

2016’s SAMA Best POP Album winner, TRESOR, returns with a bang with his sophomore album, The Beautiful Madness which is due for global release this Friday, 26 May 2017. Ahead of his album drop, TRESOR has launched an exclusive listening session for all 5FM listeners only which entails daily reveals of never heard before songs which feature on The Beautiful Madness.

The exclusive listening session kicked off today on the Roger Goode Show with the single Wonder, and everyone is invited to join in on the daily listening sessions this week on 5FM just after 8am.

See below a preview in his own words of what to expect from TRESOR on 5FM this week:

Monday

Wonder: The feedback I have already received from the listening session this morning has been great! This song was inspired by the afro beat god, Fela Kuti! I had so much fun putting this song together… recorded in Cape Town; it’s full of life and really fun to perform life with my band THE LEGENDS 80.

Tuesday

We Never Give Up ft. ShotGun Fakes: This song was written and recorded in my lounge with Pam and Stef from The Arrows. It’s a different and fun collaboration.

Wednesday

Tidal Wave: This is a funky song inspired the big 80s synth of Michael Jackson and Billy Ocean. It’s a very fun song and really a favourite of mine on the album.

Thursday

Midnight Sun ft. Hugh Masekela: I had an incredible time laying down Hugh Masekela’s parts for this song. What an honor to have him in this song…. I am madly excited about this collaboration and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

Friday

Beyond Redemption: This was the first song I made for this new album and also the core of my new sound. I really studied African pop and disco sound for a while before heading in studio to create this new record. This was an indicator that we got something special. We also made a really made dope video for it that was shot in Cape Town and I cannot wait for people to watch it!

TRESOR The Beautiful Madness album

Make sure to get your hands on TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness album coming out on all digital stores globally this Friday. If you pre-order it now, you can enjoy the sounds of Speed of Sound, Remedy and Wonder.

Pre-order TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness here: https://itun.es/za/LYDdjb

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