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AKA’s One Time music video now out on VEVO

AKA – One Time

3rdWrldBoss, AKA, has just released the music video to his latest single, One Time, On VEVO. The music video for One Timefirst premiered on Top Billing playing out on the lifestyle show after their feature on AKA in Los Angeles and on set of his One Time music video shoot.


AKA’s One Time music video has few “faces of SA blessers” and celebrity cameos that are worth looking out for such as the likes of Da. L.E.S, Nomuzi, Yanga, Big Star and TRESOR just to name a few.

The One Time music video is shot to depict the high life most only dream of. AKA manages to capture and portray one of SA’s current phenomena in a fun and relatable way.

AKA’s One Time single first debuted in the UK on BBC 1 Xtra and has since garnered great traction and appreciation worldwide. Purchase One Time on iTunes here:

AKA has also just released the date of his next Supa Mega Show which will take place on 17 September 2016 in Cape Town, following his highly successful launch Supa Mega Show which saw the Zone 6 Venue in Soweto experience an unprecedented turn out.


Purchase your tickets now for AKA’s Cape Town Supa Mega Show to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from Computicket here:



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TRESOR announced as supporting artist for Seal’s upcoming South African tour


Multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and soul singer, TRESOR, was announced earlier this week by Big Concerts as the supporting artist for Seal’s upcoming 3 city South African tour.

This announcement comes just after TRESOR took home the South African Music Award for “Best Pop Album” at the ceremony in Durban this past weekend.

TRESOR released his debut album ‘VII’ in September last year and the critically acclaimed project includes collaborations with AKA, The Soil, Khuli Chana and Beatenberg, as well as featuring the hit singles “Mount Everest”, “Never Let Me Go”, “Zambezi” and the newly released “Cachet”.

“I am truly honoured and overwhelmed by everything that has happened with my debut album. Winning this award is a major milestone and I’m truly grateful to South Africa for the incredible support and for giving me the platform to express myself artistically. To everyone who contributed to the album, thank you from the bottom of my heart. A major thank you goes out to my dedicated team at Vth Season, Sony Music Africa and Sheila Afari PR. Thank you for believing. Thank you for pushing the music! To all the fans: words cannot express how grateful I am. Watch this space, an epic musical journey awaits!” shares TRESOR.

Benza from Vth Season calls ‘VII’ a true definition of a dream project. “Where else can you get a debut album with features from 4 SAMA winners? This is a true testament to the love that the industry and fans all over Africa have for TRESOR. He is on the way to being a huge star. We are elated to be accompanying him on this journey.”

Since his arrival to South Africa, TRESOR (French for “treasure” and pronounced “Trezor”) has performed with the likes of Eddie Grant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Freshlyground, Prime Circle, Goldfish and Lira, to name a few. He signed a flagship worldwide deal with Ultra Records at the end of 2015. More recently, TRESOR has also collaborated on hit singles with The Kiffness (“Evergreen”) and Da Capo (“Speed of Sound”), proving he is a versatile artist that is breaking down genre barriers in South Africa. He is also currently an active ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital Fund.

Event Details

Sunday 12th June: Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg
Tuesday 14th June: ICC Durban Arena
Thursday 16th June: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town

Connect with TRESOR Riziki

Facebook: TRESOR Official (
Twitter: @TRESOROfficial / @VthSeason
Instagram: @ TRESOROfficial

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Ms Cosmo invited to guest DJ on Sway In The Morning, in New York City

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Award winning 5FM Radio Host and Club DJ, Ms Cosmo, has been invited to guest DJ on New York’s premium hip hop radio show, Sway In The Morning, which airs on the uncut hip hop channel, Shade 45, owned by the legendary hip hop maven, Eminem.

Sway In The Morning has been host to the world’s top hip hop DJs and artists such as the likes of Drake, Common, Snoop Dogg, Redman, T.I, Wyclef Jean and Talib Kweli just to mention a few.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to being a guest DJ on Sway In The Morning. All true hip hop fans globally are familiar with the Sway In The Morning show and the credibility this platform brings. It’s an absolute honour to be given the chance to showcase my skills on this world platform” expresses Ms Cosmo.

Ms Cosmo will be live on Sway In The Morning on Monday, 6 June 2016, from 09:30 – 10:00 EDT.

Connect with Ms Cosmo

Facebook: Ms Cosmo (
Twitter: @MsCosmoDJ
Instagram: @MsCosmoDJ

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AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video now live

AKA’s Dreamwork ft Yanga music video

The highly anticipated music video of AKA’s Dreamwork featuring Yanga is now live. Watch it here:

The Dreamwork music video premiered on Channel O last week and trended on Twitter for 18 hours with around 200 MILLION impressions! Notably, these types of impressions are rare and more in line with worldwide trending events.

AKA keeps raising the bar in the music industry and his Dreamwork music video is testament to his consistency of pushing the boundaries and giving of his best as South Africa’s Most Important Player in the music industry.

The demand for the online version of the Dreamwork music video since its release has been like none other, with both fans and media requesting the video on a daily basis. #DreamworkVid trended all day yesterday when AKA announced that the music video was coming soon and again when it dropped at 11pm SAST. Fans in SA stayed up and fans outside of SA, like the USA also watched the video.

Much of the audience from social media reaction to AKA’s Dreamwork video was outside SA which is highly fitting as AKA has USA show dates on the East and West coast coming up. AKA has received his second BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act (Africa) and will perform at the BET experience on 25 June 2016, and will also perform in Brooklyn, New York on 4 July 2016. Other acts scheduled to perform at the BET experience include the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Rae Sremmurd and Desiigner just to mention a few. Even as his international stardom grows, AKA will always be proudly South African and returns home to perform at the landmark arts and culture festival in Grahamstown on 7 July 2016.

Don’t forget to vote for AKA’s “Baddest” for the SAMA Record of The Year!

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Carol Tshabalala to host the annual Premier Soccer League Awards taking place on 30 May 2016

Carol Tshabalala

Award winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala, will be one of the hosts of the annual Premier Soccer League (PSL) Awards taking place on 30 May 2016 at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

The annual PSL Awards is the biggest awards celebration in local football and will be broadcast live on SuperSport (SS4) and SABC 1 from 20:30.

Carol Tshabalala has been hosting this prestigious awards ceremony for over a decade now and brings to the ceremony not only her unmatched knowledge and enthusiasm about soccer, but real insight about the PSL and their players.

“It’s always such a privilege to be one of the hosts at the PSL Awards. It’s one of the biggest nights of many soccer players’ careers and to be able to share these moments with the players knowing what they have gone through over the past season is truly heart felt” expresses Carol Tshabalala.

Carol Tshabalala has over the years proven why she is the undisputed First Lady of Sports with her brand being globally recognised and respected in the sports industry, and hosting events such as the PSL Awards is just testament to this.

Make sure to catch the live broadcast of the PSL Awards on Monday night and follow Carol Thabalala on social media for the build up to the event.

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SA’s Got Talent announces new host

Toll A$$ Mo

Mo, aka Toll A$$ Mo, is the new host of SA’s Got Talent.

The seventh season of SA’s Got Talent welcomes its new host, Mongezi ‘Mo’ Mahlangu. Mo is known for his eccentric comedy and lovable persona. He will bring an exciting element to the country’s most watched talent search show.

Mo is ecstatic for his new venture on SA’s Got Talent. ‘It’s a dream come true. SA’s Got Talent is an internationally renowned show and it’s only an honour to carry the show with loads of humour, fun and energy. I am extremely excited to be working with the SA’s Got Talent judges and most importantly, all the amazing talent that we will see. It will be so interesting as our country is full of new age acts that can do nearly anything. I’m really looking forward to it.’ says Mo on his new role of being the host of SA’s Got Talent.

‘Mo is no stranger to television audiences in South Africa and we are excited to see what he will bring to the new season of SA’s Got Talent. He is the perfect host to keep the contestant’s nerves calm before they hit the stage to impress the judges as well as providing viewers with an entertaining presentation of the show.’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: Channels Division.

Contestants with any act at any age still have the opportunity to register for pre-auditions before they kick off this weekend in Cape Town. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission. Online pre-auditions can be submitted at before the 31st of May 2016.

Pre-audition details:

Cape Town:
Venue: Offices, 4 Stirling Street (cnr. De Villiers Road and Stirling Street) Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Dates: Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Venue: Offices, Albury Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg
Dates: Saturday 7 May & Sunday 8 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Venue: Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban
Dates: Saturday 14 May
Times: Gates open 7am – 1pm

Pre-registration gives you the advantage of skipping the queue and being one of the first to be seen at the pre-auditions. Contestants can pre-register at

About Mo
Mo, also known as Toll A$$ Mo, has become a household name, and one of South Africa’s favourite comedians. He has performed in various parts of the country and overseas including several festivals in Europe. Mo’s other achievements include being nominated in the Comic’s Choice Awards in 2011 as well as presenting the SAFTA Awards. Mo has also been the host of shows such as Ekse Zwakala and Kasi-licious on and eKasi+ on OpenView HD.

SA’s Got Talent will premiere on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6:05PM on and eHD on Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

Follow SA’s Got Talent on the following platforms:
Official website:

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The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival is set to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town this year

The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival

The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival (ESF) in association with Gauteng Tourism, is set to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town this year. The leading high profile lifestyle cultural festival is going bigger and better than before and is expecting over 80 000 visitors over the 4 day period in both cities.

Make sure to join in this one of a kind shopping extravaganza:

  • Johannesburg:26 -29 May 2016 at The Ticket Pro Dome
  • Cape Town: 2 -5 June 2016 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront

Tickets are available at the door and are priced as below:


  • Kid under 6 – FREE
  • Adults – R50
  • Pensioners – R40
  • Family of 4 – R180

Cape Town

  • Kid under 6 – FREE
  • Adults – R30
  • Pensioners – R20
  • Family of 4 – R100

The ESF has been growing exponentially over the past few years, from its humble beginnings of 10 000 visitors at its inception in 2011, to expecting over 80 000 visitors this year. The festival attracts both national and international exhibitors and visitors and has now earned its place as the only professional Islamic platform where exhibitors may enjoy both a B2B and B2C interaction.

Whilst the theme of the festival may appear to appeal to a niche market, the environment is accommodating of all religious, cultural and ethnic groups. Diversity is a key element at the ESF as it presents an opportunity to bring together our Rainbow Nation, in the spirit of understanding and celebrating our various cultures.

“It’s humbling to see the growth ESF has experienced over the past 6 years. ESF has now positioned itself as a premium shopping expo attracting visitors not only from across the country but from neighbouring African countries and from the likes of Dubai and Syria. We look forward to welcoming new visitors alongside our loyal following to experience what will undoubtable be the best ESF yet” expresses Nisha Steenkamp, organiser of the EID Shopping Festival.

Some highlights to look forward to this year include:

Fashion Show

Expect exciting fashion shows over the weekend highlighting the latest garments hot off the Catwalk. The Fashion Shows will bring together the season’s most iconic and original collections of Modest wear, showcasing the latest Fashion and Designers who will be displaying their creative signature and keep you up to speed with what’s trending in 2016.

Just 4 Guyz

This year we are proud to launch of the JUST 4 GUYZ Expo, as a specialist, show-within-a-show concept. This exciting expo will keep you entertained with:

  • An Exotic Car Display – Look, Touch and Enjoy your dream cars.
  • The infamous Classic Car Show where a host of Vintage Cars will be displayed and sold.
  • An exhibition of Gadgets & Gizmo’s that will amaze you.
  • Super Stance, Show & Shine Competitions – View some of the most “Suped-Up’ cars in the country.

Celebrity Kitchen

Indulge in innovative cuisine, hosted by some of South Africa’s highly respected culinary Chefs. The ESF offers an exciting array of Eid meal-must-haves in just 30 minutes! 3 daily interactive cooking shows and informative talks will bring the excitement of a Master Chef show-down.


A premium, secured and supervised KIDZONE will provide a fun and educational environment during the festival where parents can register their kids to enjoy a fun filled experience set in over 1500m² of secured space to keep your little ones entertained. Complete with Gaming, Climbing Walls, Paintball Course, Rocket Station, Bungee Trampoline, Carousels, Jumping Castles, Arts & Crafts, Face Painters, Balloon Artists and Live Entertainment.

Shopping Extravaganza

With 350 exclusive stores at your disposal enjoy your Shopping Extravaganza all under one roof. Shop for the likes of: Homeware; Décor; Hair; Health Products; Beauty Products; Make Up; Designer Clothing & Shoes; Eastern, Modest, and Western clothing; Financial Services; Jewelry; Food & Spices and so forth.

The 6th annual EID Shopping Festival is definitely a must attend for the whole family.

Connect with EID Shopping Festival

Facebook: EID Shopping Festival (
Twitter: @ESF_SA

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16 Bars Reloaded’s Music Unscripted returns for a third edition on 30 April 2016

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After a highly successful first and second edition in 2015, 16 Bars Reloaded’s Music Unscripted returns for a third edition on Saturday, 30 April 2016, at 10am at the Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Tickets are R50 and can be purchased via bookings on [email protected]

The third edition includes a line-up of industry experts in their various fields who have been brought on to inspire and impart knowledge to those currently in the music industry or those wanting to get into the music industry in one form or another. The industry experts will also host a Q&A session after their talk where attendees will be able to engage with them and ask any questions they wished to be answers.

The line-up includes:

  • Refiloe Ramogase (@refiloer) – South African Music Awards (SAMA) Chair Person
  • Slikour Metane (@slikouron) – Music Entrepreneur and artist
  • DJ C-Live (@c_live) – DJ and Club 808 Content Producer
  • Monde Dube (@liljackhustler) – Music video producer
  • Julian Kubel (@ButanWear) – Clothing Entrepreneur (Designer and owner of local street-wear brand Butan Wear)
  • Sheila Afari (@sheilaafari) – PR Entrepreneur (MD and owner of Sheila Afari PR)

Music Unscripted is an initiative by the hip hop movement #16BarsRELOADED, created for educational purposes and information exchange between notable industry persons and thriving artists. The sole purpose of this event is to bridge the gap between the knowing and unknowing in the Hip Hop industry. Most importantly, the aim of the conference is to impart tangible business knowledge and information to artists and interested persons alike.

Tickets are limited. Purchase now to avoid disappointment.

Connect with 16 Bars Reloaded:

Twitter: @16BarsReleoaded

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ONE SPHEctacula Night brought to you by SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, the Kings of The Weekend

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One SPHEctacula Night presented by Kings of The Weekend (SPHEctacula and DJ Naves), returns to the Jozi social calendar with the ultra-premium Vodka brand, Grey Goose on board.

Hosted by DJ Naves and boasting performances by the likes of Boom Shaka, DJ Kent, Vetkuk vs Mahoota, DJ Zinhle, Lulo Café, Naked DJ, Dimplez, Speedsta, Hudson, 2kza, NAG and more.

Event & Ticket Information

Event: ONE SPHEctacula Night
Date: Saturday, 30 April 2016
Time: 9pm
Location: Taboo, 24 Central, Cnr Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg,
Damage: R150 at the door

This iconic event is back and still rooted in its philosophy which is to provide an elevated experience for its target market that is now older, more affluent and is looking for something more bespoke.

With ONE SPHEctacula Night taking place this month, the same month as SPHEctacula’s actual birthday, this night will be a music lover’s treat as the Kings of The Weekend have brought some of the finest friends in the music industry along to make this one exquisite evening.

Prepare to be enthralled by a rare live performance by the legendary kwaito outfit with a priceless catalogue, Boom Shaka, on this night. Something that the Kings of The Weekend have been working tirelessly to make magical for you.

With the man of the hour specializing in the art of being a DJ, SPHEctacula has called on some of the heavyweights in the industry to keep guests on their feet from 9pm when doors open till sunrise. Also expect a magical set from the dynamic duo, DJs SPHEctacula and Naves. The Kings of The Weekend have whispered that some of the artists that have featured in songs from their ‘Kings Of The Weekend’ album might make appearances on stage.

The up-market Taboo is a venue conveniently located in the most glamorous square mile in Africa, and boasts a unique and heady mix of glamour & luxury. As a venue for the ONE SPHEctacula Night, Taboo, offers a discerning clientele an extravagant escape from the norm and a glittering stage upon which to shine!

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TRESOR one of the biggest #SAMA22 nominees with 4 nominations

TRESOR Riziki:

Multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and soul singer, TRESOR, received 4 South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations yesterday making him one of the biggest #SAMA22 nominees.

TRESOR’s debut album offering, VII, has garnered him 4 #SAMA22 nominations in the below coveted categories:

  • Album of The Year
  • Best Pop Album
  • Best Remix
  • Best Newcomer

“I’m extremely excited and humbled by my 4 nominations. I never dreamt I would get this many nominations in such prominent categories for my first album” shares TRESOR.

TRESOR has been nominated in categories alongside the likes of Black Coffee and his achievements over the past year are definitely testament to the well-deserved 4 nominations.

Here are some highlights TRESOR has achieved with his album, VII, thus far:

  • #1 on Italy Dance Chart for single Mount Everest
  • Mount Everest charted at #1 on Heart FM, Top 10 on 5FM, Top 20 on GoodHope FM, Italy iTunes and Italy Shazam
  • Single Never Let Me Go charted at Top 5 on Heart FM, Top 20 on AirPlay Top 100 Chart and East Coast Radio, Top 30 on Algoa FM and Kovsie FM
  • Nominated for Metro FM Music Awards in the categories: Best Remix for “Never Let Me Go (Mobi Dixon Remix)” and Best Styled Artist
  • Top 100 most played local artists on radio in 2015
  • Held THREE singles in the Airplay Top 100 Chart at the same time.
  • VII debuted at #2 on SA iTunes Pop Chart

The above highlights speak volumes about TRESOR’s talent. As a multi-platinum award-winning songwriter, TRESOR has won awards for writing songs for the likes of Zahara. Now TRESOR has stepped up with his VII offering to show South Africa and the rest of the world that he is just as good a singer as he is a writer.

“It’s not often that we see an artist get an Album of The Year nomination on their first album. We at Vth Season are very proud of TRESOR and the success he has had with VII. It’s always great to partner with an artist whose work ethic matches their talent. You can only expect greater things from TRESOR in the near future” expresses Benza, Managing Director and co-founder of Vth Season.

TRESOR’s success in 2015 garnered him international exposure which landed him a worldwide deal with international record label, Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to North & South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia as well as the Benelux region.

Connect with TRESOR on social media to follow his #SAMA22 journey and for news on his international release.

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