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Ms Cosmo’s Fun House returns for her 3rd Birthday Edition

Ms Cosmo’s Fun House

5FM Radio Host and Club DJ, Ms Cosmo, is set to bring yet another exciting installment of her Fun House this Saturday, 23 April 2016, for her 3rd annual Birthday Edition.

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016

Time: 12 noon till midnight

Location: 23 George Road, Glen Austin, Midrand, Johannesburg

Cost: R100

Tickets can be purchased via Webtickets here: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1462864097

Or via Slikour On Life here: http://store.onlife.co.za/collections/events/products/ms-cosmos-funhouse-3rd-birthday-edition

Ms Cosmo’s Fun House 3rd Birthday Edition is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Brought to you in association with MTV Base, Jose Cuervo, Candi & Co and Slikour On Life, you can expect nothing but the best entertainment.

The 3rd Birthday Edition lineup includes a headline performance by Kwesta who is set to perform his hit single, Ngud’, you will also find Ms Cosmo on the decks alongside some of SA’s finest DJs such as:

  • Speedsta
  • Major League
  • Shimza
  • Sliqe
  • Franky
  • PH
  • Twins on Decks
  • Hudson
  • Loyd
  • London D

This is definitely a not to be missed event. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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Toya Delazy announces departure from Sony Music and signs Klutch Kollective to her own record label, Delazy Entertainment

Toya Delazy

Multiple award winning, BET Award nominee, Toya Delazy, has just officially announced her departure from Sony Music Africa. Today marks the beginning of a new era for Toya Delazy as Delazy Entertainment officially signs on Klutch Kollective, an all-female rap crew to which she forms a part of. Toya Delazy will also release new music as an independent artist under Delazy Entertainment very soon.

“Today marks a significant day for me. I only realised when I signed the Klutch Kollective contracts today that 19 April 2011 was the day I signed to Sony Music Africa. I take this coincidence as the beginning of a great new chapter and I look forward to sharing more music with South Africa and the rest of the world” shares Today Delazy.

Klutch Kollective’s debut single, Back To The Roots, has been play listed on radio stations across the country and is on high rotation on stations such as East Coast Radio and recently made the Breaking and Entering Chart on YFM.

Back To The Roots music video will debut this Thursday. Keep posted for more details.

Listen to Klutch Kollective’s Back To The Roots here: https://soundcloud.com/klutch-kollective/back-to-the-roots-ft-dk-genius

 

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LIZ OGUMBO’S #SAFARI COLLECTION – SA FASHION WEEK 2016

Liz Ogumbo

Kenyan born fashion designer Liz Ogumbo delighted the SA Fashion Week audience and the fashion fraternity with a colourful inspiring showing of her latest work entitled #Safari

Translated from Swahili into English, ‘Safari’ in this context means ‘A Journey’. This African girl is on a journey, exploring, blossoming, taking her sass, chic, style, and vibrant signature everywhere she goes.

The show took off with an intricately hand-beaded body suit, which immediately drew the fashion audience into a gaze. Followed by high-waisted slim tailored pants, collared-shirts, front-slit hi-lo dresses and skirts, Victorian-inspired bralettes for the day-to-day dames, classic fitted well-tailored cropped jackets and intricate hand-beaded- body Jewelry. Textured diffusion through the fun prints and volumetric form through the stuffed maxi & mini tiered skirts all contribute to the Safari fashion-experience.

“Through this collection, I have designed different pieces that any woman on a ‘Safari’ would be able to pack and wear for a two week holiday without compromising their personality, character, style aesthetic, mood and everything else that determines what style means to them. It’s all about looking good and feeling good as we go through our ‘Safari’ in life” expresses Liz Ogumbo.

Liz Ogumbo will release the Safari music track in April 2016 and plans to continue the Safari experience with a ‘Soiree’ and a short fashion film, plus a Safari experience in New York in September.

Liz Ogumbo is participating at the SA Fashion week trade show open to the public at HYDE PARK shopping mall on 12 & 13 April 2016.

Connect with Liz Ogumbo

Facebook: Liz Ogumbo Fashion Designer
Twitter: @LizOgumbo
Instagram: @LizOgumbo

Website: www.lizogumbo.com

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Lip Sync Battle Africa is free on e.tv

Lip Sync Battle Africa

TX: Saturdays at 6:05PM from 23 April

The highly anticipated Lip Sync Battle Africa will make its free-to-air premiere next Saturday, 23 April, at 6:05PM on e.tv. The internationally acclaimed show, which features celebrities battling each other in a lip sync duel of popular songs, now has an African flavour for local audiences to enjoy.

The first episode features Club 808 host Boity Thulo taking on hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest. The second episode, which airs on 30 April, will be a battle of the radio DJ’s with Thando Thabethe against Lerato Kganyago. Upcoming episodes of the show will feature all types of African celebrities. Comedians, musicians, models and actors will battle each other every week to win the prestigious Lip Sync Battle Africa title belt. The show is hosted by the beautiful Pearl Thusi accompanied by her colourful commentator D’Banj.

‘We are extremely excited to have partnered with MTV for Lip Sync Battle Africa. The show’s format has proven to be a success around the world and we are certain that audiences of every age will enjoy the localised version featuring the biggest names in Africa. Let the battle commence!’ says Marlon Davids, acting MD: e.tv Channels Division.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere at 6:05PM on Saturday 23 April on e.tv. The show is available in HD on eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194). Lip Sync Battle Africa can also be seen on MTV and MTV Base.

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Liz Ogumbo set to debut her SAFARI Collection at SA Fashion Week 2016

Liz Ogumbo’s SAFARI Collection

Liz Ogumbo is set to debut her SAFARI Collection at SA Fashion Week 2016 (SAFW SS16) tonight at 21h00 at The Park at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg. Standing tickets are R100 and seated tickets are R175.

This African Girl is on a journey. SAFARI, translated into English means a journey. She is exploring the continent and beyond and taking her sass, her chic, her style, and her vibrancy everywhere with her. Every piece she wears is versatile; easy to style in several ways with different tops/bottoms to achieve different looks. This is what you can expect from Liz Ogumbo’s SAFARI Collection at SAFW SS16.

 

Liz Ogumbo’s SAFARI Collection employs wardrobe versatility using juxtaposition. On the SAFW SS16 runway, look out for her bold stripes, checkered prints & animal prints; colours such as black & white, yellow, purple, green, fuchsia, and gold; and classic fitted well-tailored garments ranging from high-waisted pants, collared-shirts, front slit ‘Hi-Lo’ dresses and skirts, Victorian-inspired bralettes, cropped jackets and intricate hand-beaded-body-jewelry. This is definitely a collection worth looking out for.

Liz Ogumbo’s SAFARI Collection

Creative entity and fashion designer, Liz Ogumbo, has showcased her fashion in fashion weeks around the world including Arise Africa Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week and this will be her third time showcasing at SA Fashion Week. Liz Ogumbo has also showcased her fashion in cities such as New York, London, Dakar (Senegal) and has showcased on platforms such as Turkel Fair, SANAA Africa, Design Indaba CPT and is set to showcase her SAFARI Collection at New York Fashion Week in September 2016.

Liz Ogumbo continues to play a big role within the fashion industry in Africa and beyond whilst pushing her sustainable fashion movement, REKEBISHA, and would love to connect with you at her SAFW SS16 showcase on Thursday.

Connect with Liz Ogumbo

Facebook: Liz Ogumbo Fashion Designer (https://www.facebook.com/LizOgumboFashion)
Twitter: @LizOgumbo
Instagram: @LizOgumbo
Website: www.lizogumbo.com

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Rhythm City is looking for a new face

Rhythm City is looking for a new face

TX: Weekdays at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

The winner of South Africa’s best soapie at this year’s SAFTA awards, Rhythm City, will be having an open audition this April.

Rhythm City is looking to cast a character called Nomalanga, an authentic Zulu speaking female between the ages of 21 and 30. Nomalanga is Zolani’s (Melusi Mbele) fiancé, and the daughter of a Kwazulu Natal based mining magnate and struggle veteran.

The auditions will be hosted online. Potential candidates who meet the language, age and gender requirements are required to film their performance based on the script provided. Entries open at 9AM on Monday 11 April, and close at midnight on Friday, 15 April. Interested Rhythm Citizens can enter by visiting www.rcauditions.co.za and follow the below easy steps:

• download the script from the website and prepare for your audition,

• film yourself performing the script using a smartphone or any other recording device,

• upload the clip to your own YouTube account,

• complete the application form on the website and share your YouTube link.

The top 12 candidates will be selected for a call-back at the Rhythm City studios in Johannesburg in the third week of April. The lucky ladies will be flown to Johannesburg, and put through their paces, to determine the one who will play the role of Nomalanga. Filming for this role is set to start on Wednesday 4 May.

“e.tv has always been passionate about discovering and promoting South Africa’s emerging talent. We are looking for someone with star quality, a new face that Rhythm City’s loyal audience will instantly relate to.” Says Marlon Davids, GM Content strategy and Planning for e.tv

Catch all the drama on Rhythm City every week day at 7PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).

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SA’s Got Talent pre-auditions kick off in April 2016

SA Got Talent

The country’s most watched talent search show, SA’s Got Talent, will be back on screens for a 7th season. Expect more thrills, laughs, gasps and crazy antics as the very best (and not so great) talent show off their skills. Any act, any age is the criteria for anyone who is keen to show the country what they have.

The last season saw a 3 year old DJ (DJ Arch Jnr.) take the title of SA’s most talented. SA’s Got Talent has been responsible for unearthing some of the country’s greatest talents such as Bothlale Boikanyo, Johnny Apple, Tholwana Mohale and DJ Arch Jnr. All these winning contestants have gone on to do great things in the entertainment industry. Now it’s your chance to show Mzansi your incredible talent and join the ranks of previous year’s winners.

Pre-auditions will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Contestants that live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces can enter via an online video submission showing off their talent for the judges. Online pre-audition submissions can be submitted athttps://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.

Pre-audition details:

Cape Town:
Venue: e.tv 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

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

Durban:
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 https://rapidblue.formstack.com/forms/sagt.

Please note that you have to live outside the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces to quality to submit via the online pre-audition submission process.

The pre-auditions is the first step in the contestants quest for stardom. From there, if successful, candidates will be taken through to the theatre auditions where they will perform their act in front of the judges.

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

Follow SA’s Got Talent on the following platforms:
Official website: https://www.etv.co.za/sagt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etvSAGT
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAsGotTalent

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OpenView HD is the only free digital satellite platform in South Africa, powered by e.tv, which brings you a wonderful new world of entertainment – 19 new TV channels in digital quality. The decoder is available from all leading retailers from as little as R399 (excludes dish/installation).

Follow OpenView HD on the following platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/openviewHD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/openviewhd
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChp1aJkOrC3Abhu8zZOwljQ
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Nicki Minaj faces fans who were ‘lied to’ about R3,000 meet and greets

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According to TimesLive Nicki Minaj faces fans who were ‘lied to’ about R3,000 meet and greets

When the show ended just after 10.30pm at the TicketPro Dome‚ some 20 fans waited patiently to meet the rapper. What was meant to be a moment for true “Barbz” ended in disappointment when Minaj said she wouldn’t be doing meet and greets.

Speaking to the group‚ a visibly upset Minaj apologised for keeping fans waiting.

“I’m very sorry for keeping you all waiting‚ but I want you to know that I never approved any meet and greet. I don’t do meet and greets after a show‚ I was literally about to leave. These people lied to you‚ please get your money back‚” she said.

As they had paid almost R3,000 to meet the hip hop sensation‚ Minaj agreed to take group pictures with fans.

She added that she would make sure that fans got their money back.

Among the group were pupils‚ parents and couples‚ some donning Minaj’s signature luminous pink hair.

Despite waiting for almost two hours‚ fans seemed appeased to have a group moment with the American rapper.

The sold-out first night of the Pinkprint SA tour was a success for others as Minaj performed some of her greatest hits like Anaconda‚ Pills & Potions‚ Super Bass and various medleys before ending the show with Starships.

Minaj will be performing at the TicketPro Dome again on Friday before heading off to Durban for her show on Sunday and Cape Town on Tuesday.

TMG Digital/The Times

Source: Times live

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Toya Delazy has been selected for the 2nd and final round of the Midem Artist Accelerator 2016

Toya Delazy

Multiple award winning, BET Award nominee, Toya Delazy, has been selected for the 2nd and final round of the Midem Artist Accelerator 2016.

The 50th annual Midem Music Conference will take place from 3 – 6 June 2016 in Cannes, France and for the second consecutive year, emerging talent will have the opportunity to play a live set at Midem and have their song featured on Midem’s communications, as well as on the Midem Artist Accelerator Official Compilation.

Toya Delazy has been short listed from numerous applications from the world over and stands the chance to be one of twelve emerging talent to go to Cannes, France this year to participate in the prestigious Midem Music Conference.

“To have reached this far in the selection process is already such an honour. The Midem Music Conference is held in such high esteem across the global music industry and it’s any artist’s dream to be recognised by this platform” expresses Toya Delazy.

The Midem Artist Accelerator is an exclusive programme for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally, it’s the opportunity to promote 12 upcoming international talents selected by an Artistic Committee. The 2nd edition of the Midem Artist Accelerator features a range of curated networking opportunities with key players within the music ecosystem, as well as learning and coaching sessions with leaders of the international music industry.

The announcement of Toya Delazy’s selection comes shortly after she recently won Best International Song at the Out Music Awards in New York in January, for her Forbidden Fruit song, and also reached number #6 on the UK Urban Charts for her single Luv My City this past December. Toya Delazy’s international recognition has played a crucial part in getting her this far along of the Midem Artist Accelerator selection process.

Toya Delazy recently debuted her first single with new all-female rap crew, Klutch Kollective, titled, Back To The Roots.

Listen to Klutch Kollective’s Back To The Roots here: https://soundcloud.com/klutch-kollective/back-to-the-roots-ft-dk-genius

View Toya Delazy’s project in the #MAA playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHMm3OdQgc

Follow Toya Delazy’s selection process online with the hashtags #MAA and #Midem.

Connect with Toya Delazy

Facebook: Toya Delazy (https://www.facebook.com/toyadelazy)
Twitter: @ToyaDelazy
Instagram: @ToyaDelazy
Website: www.delazy.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHMm3OdQgc

 

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TRESOR to perform at Woodstock Live this weekend

Tresor

Multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and soul singer, TRESOR, is set to perform at Woodstock Live this Sunday, 20 March 2016, at Trafalgar Park in Woodstock, Cape Town. Gates open at 13:30and tickets range from R80 to R120 pre-sold and R130 at the gate.

Purchase your tickets here:

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“I am extremely excited to be sharing my music live with my Cape Town fans especially since it’s been many years since I last performed there. It will also be the first time sharing songs from my debut album live in Cape Town. It’s going to be a super memorable show!” expresses TRESOR.

TRESOR’s hit single, Never Let Me Go, garnered him a Metro FM Music Award (#MMA15) nomination for Best Remixwhere he was nominated alongside Kelly Khumalo for “Asine”, DJ Slique for “DLID”, Emtee for “Roll Up Re Up” and AKA for “Baddest”. TRESOR also received a Best Styled Artist nomination for the #MMA15 which was a very relevant nomination for TRESOR who is known for his bold, distinguished and unique fashion style.

TRESOR forms part of the Top 10 most played local artists on radio in 2015 which is a phenomenal achievement for a breakout artist. 2016 has already kicked off on a high note for TRESOR with his music on high rotation on radio stations across the country. His latest single featuring The Kifness, Evergreen, is proving to be a fan favourite and is already on numerous charts. Evergreen is currently sitting at number #5 on the Heart FM #HeartSATop10 chart.

Watch TRESOR’s Never Let Me Go music video here:

Connect with TRESOR Riziki

Facebook: TRESOR Official (https://www.facebook.com/tresor.official1)
Twitter: @TRESOROfficial / @VthSeason
Instagram: @ TRESOROfficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tresorofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TresorMusicVEVO
Web: http://www.tresorofficial.com/

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