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DJ Zinhle: Social media is a bad drug

Dj Zinhle

Zinhle says she’s seen a lot crazy things about herself on social media.

While some people use social media for business and pleasure, others use it to bully other people.

Celebrities seem to be the easiest targets when it comes to negative comments. DJ Zinhle is one of the many public figures who’ve experienced the bad side of Twitter, Instgaram, etc.

In her interview on Gareth Cliff’ show on CliffCentral this week, the mother of one said she’s heard the craziest things about herself on these platforms.

DJ Zinhle on her break-up with AKA

“Things no one will ever say to my face. Like I look like a man, like, what else have I heard? It used to hurt my feelings. But I thought ‘it’s just one guy somewhere in Mlalazi you know, in a shack… A lot of people on social media have too much time, people in this country don’t have jobs… Social media is a bad drug… social media is definitely a powerful thing, but it’s a painful thing sometimes,” she told Gareth.

Source: Zalebs

Image: Bona

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SPHEctacula and DJ Naves set to release their Kings Of The Weekend album this Friday

Dj Naves

South Africa’s dynamic DJ Duo, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves, are set to release their highly anticipated debut album aptly titled as they are known, Kings Of The Weekend, this Friday, 4 September 2015.

The Kings Of The Weekend album will be available in all reputable music stores and on all digital platforms as of this Friday.

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves will host album launch activities across the country over the next two months, kick starting this weekend with the below events:

Friday, 4 September 2015 – Taboo, Sandton

Sunday, 6 September 2015 – Moloko, Pretoria

The Kings Of The Weekend album is a 15-track multi genre offering that has been in production since late 2014 and is the seminal release by the duo who are the owners of a recording label, Eminence Productions. The album will be marketed and distributed by the biggest major record company in the world, Universal Music.

The Kings Of The Weekend album comprises original music co-produced and co-authored by SPHEctacula and DJ Naves in stellar collaborations with acclaimed South African producers such as DJ Clock, PH Raw X, Maphorisa (Uhuru) as well as decorated vocal talents including the likes of Professor, Donald, Khaya Mthethwa, Big Nuz, Kwesta, Reason and DJ Tira.

This album showcases the versatile tastes of the two entertainment powerhouses by showcasing an eclectic mix of genres such as Hip Hop, House, Soul and classic Kwaito to mention a few.

The lead single from the album is the DJ Micks produced, house enigma ‘KOTW Anthem’ which features the legendary super talent that is Kwaito heavyweight Professor. This is one track to watch as we go into the South African summer period. KOTW Anthem is already making waves on the streets and has been play listed by radio stations such as Metro FM, Gagasi FM, Lesedi FM, YFM and Ligwalagwala FM just to mention a few.

Catch the #KingsOfTheWeekend, SPHEctacula and DJ Naves on the #ThePrepartySA every Saturdaynight between 18h00 and 20h00 on METROFM and also on the SABC 1 hit talent search TV Show, #1sand2s’.



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Unathi apologises for Twitter comments


The Idols judge and radio host realises that she shouldn’t have used offensive language.

Unathi Msengana has apologised for the comments she made on Twitter.

This week, Unathi angered some people after making comments about racism at Stellenbosch Unversity on her Metro FM radio show. She also ended up trending after the hashtag #UnathiBeLike went viral. One tweet didn’t impress Unathi and she ended up swearing at the user responsible for it, calling her a “psycho b**ch” .

The Metro FM DJ, who has since been suspended, issued a statement on Thursday.

The statement reads as follows:

Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate. Unfortunately some of the subsequent commentary criticised me in ways that I felt badly violated my personal life and my personal beliefs.

To be cast as an advocate for rape, gender inequality and homophobia when I am passionate about ending these social ills, was extremely shocking. As a result, in what I have come to realise was a bad attempt to defend myself, I reacted by engaging directly with a Twitter follower. However, as upset as I was at that time, I should not have used offensive language. I therefore wish to publicly apologise for my choice in language. Going forward, whilst l refuse to be bullied on Twitter about my opinions, I will exercise better judgment when using this platform. I thank those who have supported me.

Source Zalebs
Image: DailySun

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Mo Flava to host his own dance floor at The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta 2015

The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta 2015

Metro FM radio personality and club DJ, Mo Flava, is set to host his own dance floor, House of Flava, at the 5th annual Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta festival taking place at the Wild Waters Complex in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni on Saturday, 3 October 2015.

This year’s festival, dubbed “Dance cultures national holiday”, is brought to you by SABC 1 and Metro FM and is expected to be bigger than ever with over 70 local and international artists, and an expected attendance of over 15 000 party goers.

Mo Flava’s House of Flava dance floor will be every house lover’s dream dance floor with the following DJs already billed on his line-up.

– Emo Boys
– Just Month
– Thabi Thabs
– Infinite Boys
– Mobi Dixon
– DJ Merlon
– DJ Franky
– Mo Flava Ft Zano
– DJ Clock
– Twins on Decks
– DJ Fistaz Mixwell
– Da Capo

Fans can expect a few more surprise additions to the

House of Flava line-up and should keep posted to Mo Flava’s social media accounts for the additional reveal.

Tickets are available at Shoprite and Computicket:

General – R300

VIP – R600 (includes VIP Parking, Access to VIP area, Lunch)

VVIP – R1000 (includes VVIP Parking, Access to VVIP upper deck, All day Food service)

Catch Mo Flava on The Morning Fix on Metro FM week days from 8am till 10am

Connect with Mo Flava:

Facebook: Mo Flava
Twitter: @MoFlavaDJ
Instagram: @MoFlava

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rebecca malope

QUEEN of gospel Rebecca Malope and seven other top local artists have been billed to perform in a weekend long event in Zimbabwe at the end of this month.

The contingent will be one of the biggest number of South Africans performing at the same event out of the country since 1994.

Malope, along with the Village Pope Tsepo Tshola, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Lusanda Spiritual Music Group led by Lusanda Mgcina and her son Bethusile as well as Tsepiso Motaung and Dumi Mkokstad will perform over three days in Zimbabwe’s Gwanda township in the Matebeleland South Province.

Stoane Seate, who will be one of the MCs of the three-day extravaganza, completes the line-up of local artists who will perform in Zimbabwe. The main purposes of the event is to celebrate the official opening of the newly-built Gwanda Brethren In Christ Church.

As part of the holy celebrations, the artists, together with leading Zimbabwean artists such as Judith Moyo, will perform at two festivals at the Phelindaba Stadium in Gwanda as a build up to the official celebrations of opening the church.

Event details:

Friday, 28 August 2015 – Music Festival at Phelindaba Stadium from 5pm till late;

Saturday, 29 August 2015 – Music Festival at Phelindaba Stadium from 5pm till late;

Sunday, 30 August 201 5 – Official Opening of Gwanda Brethren In Christ from 10am till 2pm.

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Local celebrities support Cassper’s #FillUpTheDome dream!


A number of local artists have already bought tickets to Cassper Nyovest’s concert at the Ticket Pro Dome in October.

South African artists are showing their support for Cassper Nyovest. The rapper, who is gearing up for his #FillUpTheDome concert, has received great feedback so far.

Celebs like iFani, Nhlanhla Nciza, and others have already bought their tickets and cannot wait to see the award-winning rapper in action.

Nhlanhla Nciza
“Wassup SA!! Supporting the young homie @casspernyovest in his dream to #FillUpTheDome. Taking my friends and kids. I’m gonna party like I’m 21�…Pls go get yours�…” – Nhlanhla said on Twitter

“Just bought 4 Golden Circle tickets to Cassper Nyovest #FillUpTheDome concert ?? I’m giving away 2 on my Twitter and 2 on my Facebook. □ I love big dreamers and this initiative will change our country for the better, that’s why I support it wholeheartedly” – IFani said on Instagram

“The plan is to #fillupthedome I just got my tickets at Postnet. DoTheRightThing.” – Slikour said on Instagram

On Tuesday, the rapper, who is releasing his new album in October, announced that he plans to go gold in one day, and platinum in a month.

Source & images: Zalebs

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Pharrell Williams faces stormy South African tour

Pharrel Williams

Concerts scheduled by Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro- Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.

The Grammy award-winning producer and performer has been targeted by the South African branch of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) movement. It objects to Israel’s 48-year-old occupation of territories where Palestinians seek an independent state.

Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several sustainability-focused projects encompassing fashion and fundraising for education.

“He is about to face the biggest backlash any artist has faced in South Africa in over 30 years, since the days of apartheid,” said Braam Hanekom, a BDS South Africa board member.

“He is walking into a very angry, unhappy environment because he has chosen to walk with Woolworths,” Hanekom told Reuters after the City of Cape Town denied an application by thousands to protest at Pharrell’s first concert on Sept. 21.

He said protesters could block roads on concert nights, potentially delaying proceedings, or even rally inside venues.

Pharrell’s representatives did not respond immediately for comment. Grand West Casino, where the Cape Town concert will take place, said they would not allow any protests on their property. The second concert is in Johannesburg.

Pro-Palestine marches in South Africa often attract large crowds, especially in Cape Town with its large Muslim community.

Woolworths said in a statement that it did not source produce from the occupied territories, less than 0.1 percent of its food came from Israel and that it clearly labelled every product’s country of origin.

The global BDS movement has also campaigned against British security firm G4S over its Israel links. It says its pleas have prompted musicians including Irish rocker Sinead O’Connor and hip hop star Lauryn Hill to support its cause. -Reuters


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The LBOC Fund to host The Women of Valour Celebration

The LBOC Fund

The Let’s Build Our Country (LBOC) Fund is set to host The Women of Valour Celebration event this Women’s Day,9 August 2015, as a fundraiser to raise funds for 2016 university bursaries.

Date: Sunday, 9 August 2015
Time: 13:30 for 14:00 till 18:00
Dress code: Elegant
Venue: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
Costs: R450 per person

The LBOC Fund placed 130 matric students from disadvantaged backgrounds into universities across Gauteng this year and has now embarked on another fundraising campaign to place disadvantaged students, currently doing matric this year, into tertiary institutions in 2016.

The Women of Valour Celebration event is just the first of many fundraising events that the LBOC Fund will host. Purchase your ticket in support of educating the country’s youth, and network with women who are passionate about playing their role in uplifting the country.

“With it being Women’s Month, we felt a woman centered event would be appropriate as our first fundraiser this month. Over the past year we have had unwavering support from women from all walks of life and felt it was time that we celebrated them. We have amazing speakers on the line-up and hope as many women as possible can join us on Women’s Day” expresses Penny Mpanza, LBOC Fund Chairperson & Founding CEO.

The LBOC Fund, which launched in July 2014, is about to go on a second road show, this time to the KZN province to speak to and motivate matric students to apply to university and for the LBOC Fund. The LBOC Fund aims to put 250 matric students through university starting in 2016.

Featured speakers at The Women of Valour Celebration

Sonia Booth

Sonia Booth is a Serial Entrepreneur: Booth Sports cc & Bonneventia S cc; Philanthropist: co-founder, trustee and director of The Booth Education & Sports Trust; Motivational Speaker: The Reinvent Yourself Coach™ and Author: How To Reinvent Yourself & Stay Relevant and Surviving ICU.

Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame

Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame is a professional with thirty one year’s diverse experience both locally and internationally. She has played a leading role as a Broadcaster, Publisher, teacher, examiner, mentor, inspirational speaker, published author and researcher across the continent.

Dr Tshidi Gule

Dr Tshidi Gule is dynamic medical doctor, an established employee health and wellness strategist and the founder of the Medispace Lifestyle Institute. She is a dynamic young South African visionary, an accomplished Keynote Speaker, Author and Health advocate whose vision includes designing solutions within healthcare that inspire healthier lifestyles through more integrated health models.

Kate Moodley

Kate is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which includes a Masters in Law. Professionally she has been recognized as an emerging leader and businesswomen. In 2014, she was nominated as the Future Black Leader. In 2013, she won the Oliver Empowerment award for” Young achiever” for SA. In 2012 she was selected at the Top 200 South Africans by the Mail and Guardian. She was also selected as the one of the 20 on the Power list by Woman and Home for 2012. She won the Rising Star award for the finance category. In 2011, she won Top Business Women of the Year and also Top Women Executive for South Africa.

Thabang Silindile Mashigo

Thabang Silindile Mashigo is trailblazer, media personality, transformational speaker and Entrepreneur. Thabang was awarded as one of the Top 10 Public speakers in South Africa at the South African national Debating and Public speaking championships. She has represented Africa at various International Debating & Speaking Forums such as The Paris Open in France, the Berlin IV in Germany, as well as the London British League. She founded her own training and consulting company, Altitude Connection which renders strategic based solutions, conflict management, team dynamics and Public speaking.

Lerato Moruti

Lerato Moruti is a Content Development Executive with extensive experience in television. Ms Moruti’s experience, skills and qualifications in television aptly positions her as one of the few experts in the area of content and format development strategies, enabling clients and broadcasters to optimally achieve their objectives in a manner that appeals to the target market. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a Production Assistant, Producer, Researcher, Commissioning Editor and Content Manager. This life fulfilling journey resulted into a 20 year career and experience in content creation and curation.

Connect with LBOC Fund:

Facebook: LBOC Fund
Twitter: @lbocfund
Instagram: @lbocfund

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“Call me maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen is coming to South Africa”


Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV announced today, two dates for Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammy Award- nominated multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist, as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

Watch Carly Rae – I Really Like You

The “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You” singer will perform at Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on 21 October 2015 and the Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria on 24 October 2015.

Watch Carly Rae – Call Me Maybe

Show Details:
Cape Town Date: 21 October 2015 Doors: 18:00
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest,

Tickets: Golden Circle – R550
General Standing – R500
Mezzanine Seating – R450

Tickets open 30 July 2015 at 11:00 Tickets from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers

Pretoria Date: 24 October 2015
Doors: 12:00
Venue: Monument Amphitheatre, Tickets: General Standing / Seating – R375

Tickets open 30 July 2015 at 11:00 Tickets from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, E- MO-TION, is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe.” “Call Me Maybe” climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double- platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, earning rave reviews. The first single released from E-MO-TION, “I Really Like You,” became a global Top 40 hit and earned a host of positive reviews from such outlets as Spin, People, TIME, Nylon, Paper, BuzzFeed and more. The video for “I Really Like You,” which co-stars Tom Hanks, has racked up more than 85 million Vevo views.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album E.MO.TION will be released to South African stores on 21 August. The new single “Run Away with Me” can now be heard on 94.7

Written By Mr Gift Gavinko

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