Joshua The I Am to host exhibition as part of new single & music video launch

Joshua The I Am

Young creative and rising Hip Hop freshman, Joshua The I AM, has just raised the bar as he is set to debut his first official radio single and music video this Friday, 13 April 2018, with an exhibition launch event.

Urban Art, the footwear brand that’s leading the way in giving a platform for young creatives to display their art form, has partnered with Joshua The I Am to make his exhibition launch event possible.

Taking the lead as creative curator, Joshua The I Am has collaborated with various brands, creatives and media to bring to his exhibition launch event to life such as with JOOX, who will curate the music playlist for the event; stylist The Uniconz; photographer Unkle Bats, Illustrator Seth Pimental, game developer Lorenzo Plaatjies; and media platform Hype Magazine.

“Joshua The I AM is a great talent and true creative. You can expect him to spearhead the movement of creative new energy – blending fashion, music and visual art. The radio single and music video release of Glitch is just a glimpse into how Vth Season will release his projects this year,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

Get a feel of what Joshua The I AM has in store for everyone by listening to Glitch single audio here:

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Moonchild Sanelly set to perform in Europe

Moonchild Sanelly

Singer Moonchild Sanelly will be rocking Europe for the Summer season 2018. The singer has been invited to support fellow South African rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord on their European tour which will consist of eight shows.

The star will also be performing on the Europe stage at Sziget Festival. The Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August in northern Budapest, Hungary, on Óbudai-sziget, a leafy 108-hectare island on the Danube. More than 1,000 performances take place each year.

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Sho Madjozi perform at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York

Sho Madjozi at the Afropunk Festival

South African rapper and poet Maya Wegerif (born 9 May 1992), who is popularly known by her stage name Sho Madjozi is set to perform at the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn, New York.

The event, which will take place later this year on the 25th August 2018, celebrates and unifies the cultural cornerstones of AFROPUNK through music, film, skate, and art.

Sho Madjozi has always managed to move the crowds wherever she performed. Maya is also known for her colourful Xitsonga attire, making the culture trends through her music.

Her unique hairstyles have been adopted by lots of women both locally and internationally. Her style is vibrant and fun and she is noticeable.

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Lungisa Xhamela to perform at Up & Coming this Wednesday

Lungisa Xhamela

Multi-talented, soulful singer, song writer, performing artist and MC, Lungisa Xhamela, of Idols SA Top 8 2015 fame, and Vth Season’s newest signed artist, will be performing live this Wednesday, 28 March 2018, at Hard Rock Café in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The event starts at 8pm and tickets are R120 per person available at the door. SMS 082 723 4676 to secure your table.

Take a break from your busy weekday schedule tomorrow evening by taking a short left to Hard Rock Café to experience the soulful sounds of Lungisa Xhamela live. Lungisa Xhamela will be joined on stage by Sounds Of Kamo and Rebirth Of Cool.

“Lungisa Xhamela is set to give an unforgettable musical experience with his band tomorrow night at Hard Rock Café. Come enjoy some of his latest music as well as some classic love songs that won the hearts of many South Africans whilst he was on Idols,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

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Rouge wins a SAFTA award for Best Micro Budget Film

Rouge The rapper SAFTAs award

South African rapper Rouge won the Best Micro Budget Film award for the New Era Sessions Film at the SAFTAs in Sun City.

According to Zkhiphani, the film which accompanies Rouge’s debut album features entertainment heavyweights, Atandwa & Fikile Kani, the inimitable Denise Zimba and a debut appearance from Cassius Davids, depicts the story of a young woman on her journey of self-discovery.

“I am humbled and honoured to have received this level of recognition from the South African Film and Television Industry. It is an incredible accomplishment for not only me but for the incredible team that supported me and worked alongside me to bring my vision to life. As a woman artist, I am proud to help pave the way for future female artists to find their voice.” said Rouge.

The rapper took to social media expressing how much she was honoured to receive the SAFTAs award.

Watch Rouge – New Era Sessions (The Movie) below:

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SKEPTA to perform in South Africa in April

SKEPTA to perform in South Africa in April

Joseph Junior Adenuga, better known by his stage name Skepta, is set to perform in South Africa in April. English grime artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer and music video director has been added to the Red Bull Music Festival line-up.

The Red Bull Music Festival features 80 artists perform across a number of venues in Johannesburg from 3-8 April 2018.

Skepta is set to perform at Fox Junction on 7 April 2018; the main festival night which features three stages showcasing future beats, R&B, and deep house.

Modern soul music trailblazers Shekhinah, Langa Mavuso, 340 Million, Gina Jeanz and Capetonian Dwson will also take over Fox Junction.

Red Bull Music Festival Johannesburg is a global celebration of 20 years of the Red Bull Music Academy. The Academy is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals. Festival goers of all ages visiting the city will undoubtedly celebrate Joburg in its legendary light.

Tickets are available on, priced from R100 – R350. Tickets for Skepta’s performance at Fox Junction are R350.

Source: Bizcommunity

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Thando Thabethe to host 2018 SAFTAs

Ntando Thabethe SAFTAs host

Actress and media personality Thando Thabethe will be hosting this years’ South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) together with Majota ‘Phat Joe’ Kambule.

Thabethe took to Instagram to express her excitement of being the host of #SAFTA2018.

“Grateful, honored and super excited to host the @saftassa once again…this time alongside the incredible, legendary Phat Joe…tune in this Saturday 8pm on @sabc2 (sic),” – Thando said on Instagram.

Thabethe hosted last year’s ceremony alongside Katlego Maboe! Click here to see this year’s nominees.

The 12th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) nominees were announced at the Inanda Country Club in Johannesburg. The event was hosted by a radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu.

Catch the 2018 SAFTAs on the 2nd March 2018 at 8pm on SABC2.

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Idols judge and Metro FM DJ Somizi Mhlongo is getting married

Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale getting married

Idols SA judge and Metro FM presenter Somizi Mhlongo is ready to walk down the aisle and start a family. Last year, the entertainer revealed on his Metro FM breakfast show that he will be getting married married this year.

In previous months, Somizi has been showing off his bae on social media. The couple recently visited Europe for a vacation together with their friends.

According to the article published on Sunday Sun, Somizi reportedly asked his boyfriend to marry him. The paper also reported that Somizi popped the question around the Eiffel Tower Paris, France and Mohale said yes.

On his breakfast show last year, Mhlongo revealed he met his boyfriend at the event, “We met in July at the exclusive Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon event, at which the top 20 customers in Joburg were invited for the launch of a new champagne.”

Somizi getting married

“I still want to have another child. The decision comes out of me being selfless because my partner doesn’t have a child and he wants a child,” he added.

Congratulations to the lovely couple!

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Thandiswa Mazwai to host ‘King Tha Day’ on her birthday

Thandiswa Mazwai to host ‘King Tha Day’

Singer and activist Thandiswa Mazwai will be hosting ‘King Tha Day’ on her birthday in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Thandiswa, who is best known as King Tha is turning 42-years-old on the 31st of March and she wants to be surrounded by all her sisters to celebrate her birthday with her at the Newtown Music Factory.

“I’m inviting my sisters to a women only gig on my birthday in celebration of their resilience and strength. It is an attempt to strengthen the sisterhood and together imagine new worlds. We will come together in one space to celebrate our unique power,” said Thandiswa Mazwai.

King Tha is bringing together some of the most powerful and inspirational women in South African media to inspire her all-female get-together.

The line-up of speakers is made up of author and Professor, Pumla Dineo Gqola, lesbian activist and filmmaker, Bev Ditsie, and Mail & Guardian Arts Editor, Milisuthando Bongela.

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David Beckham hangs out with South African celebrities

Lungile Radu and David Beckham

Football legend David Beckham is in Mzansi and some of our local celebrities got a chance to rub shoulders with him at the SA launch of whisky brand Haig Club in Johannesburg.

David Beckham is the international ambassador for the well-known single grain Scotch whisky, which has been around since 2014.

Among the South African celebs snapped with the famous soccer player was The Voice SA host Lungile Radu, Tshepi Vundla and Miss Lelo.

David Beckham and Tshepi Vundla

Speaking at the event, Beckham said “I am incredibly proud to have been part of the creation of Haig Club and to be working with Diageo in South Africa. It is such an amazing country. Raising a glass of Haig Club Clubman last night with everyone was truly special.”

David also shared a snap of himself at the launch on Instagram welcoming the drink to South Africa. He wrote: “Welcome to Haig Club South Africa.”


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