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Relebogile Mabotja to host Solid Gold on 702 this Saturday from 1 – 4pm

Relebogile Mabotja

SAFTA and SAMA award winning actress and singer, musical director, newly appointed youngest SAMRO board member ever, and radio host, Relebogile Mabotja, is set to fill in for Alex Jay tomorrow and host the highly popular weekend music show, Solid Gold, from 1pm until 4pm.

Known to be a talk show radio host, this will be the first time Relebogile Mabotja will be hosting a music format radio show.

“I’m looking forward to hosting 702’s Solid Gold show tomorrow. I love music and have surprisingly never hosted a music radio show before. Can’t wait for the challenge and having fun whilst interacting with listeners and enjoying our favourite golden oldies” expresses Relebogile Mabotja.

Relebogile Mabotja is currently 702’s new Early Breakfast show host. After honing her craft on the station for a period of 18 months, she took over the Early Breakfast show in October this year and 702 listeners are now waking up to her vivacious personality and on air charisma.

Make sure to tune into 702’s Solid Gold tomorrow from 1pm – 4pm to catch Relebogile Mabotja host her first music radio show.

To listen to podcasts of Relebogile Mabotja’s 702 shows, visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RelebogileMabotj

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Athi releases debut single Pretty BumBum featuring Patoranking

Athi

There’s a new songstress in town and if her debut single is anything to go by, she isn’t here to play. Athenkosi Zintle Mgoqo, simply known as Athi, has just released her debut single titled Pretty BumBum featuring multi-award winning Nigerian heavy weight musician, Patoranking.

Listen to Athi’s Pretty BumBum ft Patoranking here: https://soundcloud.com/officialathi/pretty-bum-bum-feat-patoranking

Purchase Athi’s Pretty BumBum ft Patoranking on iTunes here: https://itun.es/za/IH_lfb?i=1160772119

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Athi’s Pretty BumBum featuring Patoranking debuted on YFM this past Friday on the popular AfricanBoomBoxx feature by DJ Sabby on the station’s #TheBestDrive show to a great reception where Athi was also interviewed.

Having studied a double major in Music Live Performance as well as Screen Acting at AFDA (School of Film, Television and Live performance), this Eastern Cape born beauty is proving that there is more to her than her good looks topping her class amongst the other striving musicians both local and international.

Athi developed a love for singing and performing at a very young age, entering singing competitions and being cast in lead roles in high school musicals. Athi has over the years being cultivating her craft and with her signing to Dutch Dream Records, Athi intends on releasing music that will make the country stand up and take notice.

Athi’s Pretty BumBum featuring Patoranking is an Afro Beat Dancehall infused track that will have massive appeal on the continent and shows Athi’s versatility as an artist who specialises in the music genres of RnB Pop, Pop and Electro Dance Pop.

Currently, Athi is in studio recording follow on singles and fans can expect more heavy weight collaborations featuring the likes of Davido this summer.

Keep posted to Athi’s social media platforms for info on the music video release of Pretty BumBum featuring Patoranking as well as more info on her new music to be released.

Connect with Athi:

Facebook: Athi (https://www.facebook.com/athiddr)
Twitter: @Official_Athi
Instagram: @OfficialAthi
Website: www.dutchdreamsrecords.com

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Relebogile Mabotja takes on 702’s Early Breakfast from 03h00 to 06h00

Relebogile “Lebo” Mabotja

From October, early morning risers in Gauteng can start their weekdays with SAFTA and SAMA award winning actress and singer, presenter, producer, musical director, composer, publisher, business woman and newly appointed youngest SAMRO board member ever, Relebogile Mabotja, who takes on 702’s Early Breakfast from 03h00 to 06h00 starting this coming Monday, 3 October 2016.

Relebogile Mabotja has been hosting various overnight slots at 702 for the past 18 months, honing her craft as a talk radio presenter. She will bring her vivacious personality and a keen interest in social dynamics to the fore as she engages with the growing number of listeners who are tuning in earlier and earlier.

“Relebogile brings her big personality and her own following to early mornings,” said 702 station manager Thabisile Mbete. “We think she will connect well with audiences and has the energy to help wake up Gauteng.”

Relebogile Mabotja says she is ecstatic to be taking over the Early Breakfast show and getting people started on their mornings on a positive note. “I am looking forward to having conversations – from light to meaningful – and sharing ideas about moving our communities and country forward.”

With 13 years in the media industry, Relebogile Mabotja continues to make strides of note. Having taken a step behind the scenes with her media company, Lebotja Media, playing a crucial role on many of SA’s loved TV shows such as Afro Café, Making Moves, Sunday Chillas, etv’s I Love South Africa, Koze Kuse and SABC 1’s Mzansi Insider just to mention a few, Relebogile Mabotja comes to the forefront again with her new radio show and her fans are sure to enjoy connecting with her again.

Make sure to tune into Relebogile Mabotja’s first official show as the host of 702’s Early Breakfast this Monday, 3 October 2016.

Connect with Relebogile:

Facebook: Relebogile Mabotja (https://www.facebook.com/ReleMabotja)
Twitter: @RelebogileM
Instagram: @Relebogile

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King Flo releases first single off upcoming EP titled, Live From Elokhin ft Sthoxo & Emdee

King Flo

Soweto born Rapper, Producer and Songwriter, King Flo, is making waves with his latest single, Live From Elokshin ft Sthoxo & Emdee, which is also the first single to be released off his upcoming EP titled: Game Changers; Road To The Album, to be released later this year.

Listen to King Flo’s Live From Elokshin ft Sthoxo & Emdee here: https://soundcloud.com/platinumtouch-music-group/live-from-elokshini-king-flo-ft-sthoxo-and-emdee

Purchase King Flo’s Live From Elokshin ft Sthoxo & Emdee on iTunes here: https://itun.es/za/6ZDybb

King Flo’s Live From Elokshin ft Sthoxo & Emdee has already play listed on over 20 radio stations nationwide by the likes of Gagasi FM, Mosupatsela FM, Emalahleni FM, Alex FM, Nqkubela Community Radio, TUT FM, Soshanguve FM and VOW FM just to mention a few.

The track depicts a ghetto story in 3 dimensions; A drug dealer with a conscious perspective into life, the heartless criminal who does heists and the everyday walking the streets guy who loves parties and girls.

“I like to rap about things that people can relate to. When people listen to Live From Elokshin, I want them to get a sense of township street culture and the diverse people one can meet. I’m very proud of how this single has done thus far and I can’t wait to release my full EP” expresses King Flo.

Follow King Flo on social media to keep up with his musical journey and info on his upcoming EP release.

Connect with King Flo:

Facebook: King Flo (https://www.facebook.com/KingFloSA)
Twitter: @KingFlo_SA
Instagram: @KingFlo_SA

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MsSupa releases new single Mshove

MsSupa

MsSupa releases a new single titled Mshove and proves why she is The First Lady of SA Hip Hop. Her effortless lyrical flow and catchy chorus will get South Africa dancing and singing along to Mshove.

Listen to Mshove here: https://soundcloud.com/supa-starr/mshove-1

Mshove is a single taken off MsSupa’s EP which she dubs as her “Collection of Songs” titled HerStory in the Making. It’s a great blend of Hip Hop, RnB and Soul that true music connoisseurs would appreciate.

MsSupa’s unapologetic love for Hip Hop has brought her back on the music scene with a solid impressive resume behind her. MsSupa was the first female artist to grace the cover of Hype Magazine in 2005 and has subsequently been the only South African female to be on the Hype Magazine cover. In 2007 she had a long standing number #1 single, 10111, on Tbo Touch’s Rhyme and Reason on Metro FM and has a SAMA nomination behind her for her feature on HHP’s Dumela album.

MsShove is now officially being released to radio and has already been featured in Oskido’s Rap Activity Jam on Metro FM. Make sure to listen out for Mshove and request it on your favourite radio station.

Connect with MsSupa:

Facebook: MsSupa (https://www.facebook.com/MsSupaonline)
Twitter: @MsSupa
Instagram: @MsSupa
Website: www.mssupaonline.co.za

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Rhythm City has found Nomalanga

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

After viewing almost 5000 online entries for the role of Nomalanga, Rhythm City invited 12 hopefuls for call-backs at their studios in Johannesburg. At a special breakfast on Tuesday, 26 April they announced that Nomalanga Shozi will be the newest cast member to join the award winning soapie.

Nomalanga is a 22-year-old Radio DJ, PR graduate and aspiring actress from Durban. She grew up in Port Shepstone, admiring the actors on Rhythm City, and always hoped that she will get the opportunity to be on TV one day. Nomalanga will play the role of Nomalanga, Zolani’s fiancé and the daughter of a mining magnate and struggle veteran. She starts filming early May, and her first broadcast will be on Wednesday, 13 July.

“I have always had a dream to be an actress, and now I’ve been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to appear on Rhythm City with some of my personal heroes. I watch Rhythm City every day, and can’t wait to start this phase of my life.” enthused Nomalanga Shozi

“Rhythm City would like to congratulate Nomalnga on winning the Auditions. We look forward to having her on our set and being part of our talented cast. Thank you to everyone who entered and to South Africa at large for your continuous support. Please keep tuned into Rhythm City for more riveting television.” Says Nolwazi Shange – Casting director at Rhythm City.

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

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OpenViewHD/

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AKA releases new single, Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

Dreamwork, featuring Yanga

The #3RDWRLDBOSS, AKA, has just released a new single called Dreamwork featuring Yanga. Dreamwork is the first official single release by AKA since the release of his single Baddest (and BaddestRemix) in 2015 which was the most played song on radio in South Africa and won numerous awards, such as 2 Metro FM Music Awards, and is still receiving award nominations today. AKA has proven himself yet again as the most consistent music artist in South Africa. He was just nominated for Best Remix (Baddest Remix) and Best Collaboration (All Eyes On Me) at the SAMA 22 nominee event yesterday, April 21st.

Purchase Dreamwork on iTunes here: https://itun.es/za/efv3bb?i=1105023338

Dreamwork is also available on the platforms below:

http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkDeezer
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkSimfy
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkGoogle
http://smarturl.it/AKADreamworkMiTracks

#Dreamwork has been trending on Twitter since 3am after AKA posted a link in the early hours of this morning.

A dedicated website – http://www.iiirdwrld.com/ – was activated as part of the synchronized launch of the single this morning which features exclusive unique animated video visuals for Dreamwork. Traffic to the website has already reached high volumes, only a few hours later.

In the song, AKA talks about how “teamwork” makes the “DREAM” work. Dreamwork is produced by noteworthy producer, KJ Conteh of California, who has produced music for the likes of 50cent, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Drake just to name a few.

The artwork for Dreamwork is very unique as it plays on the popular 90s video game, Contra. Is AKA alluding to the element of getting to the next level quicker when you are in a team?

All eyes have been on AKA this year, especially over the past 2 weeks. He recently announced the AKA Scholarship, powered by SAE and Bridges for Music. The four AKA scholarships are for the July 2016 intake and covers the full year tuition for SAE’s full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production at the state-of-the-art campus, in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The scholarship is targeted at young South Africans who, like AKA, are committed and determined to achieve success in creative industries.

This week saw AKA become the first person in Africa to receive the Exclusive Twitter Camera App and the first musician in South Africa to reach 1 Million followers on Twitter.

2016 has already been a groundbreaking year for AKA, and it is this success which AKA will celebrate with his fans at his upcoming SUPAMEGA SHOW on Sunday, 1 May 2016, at Authentic Sunday, ZONE 6 Venue, Soweto. AKA’s performance will feature a live band, a state-of-the-art technical production and electrifying fanfare. The SUPAMEGA SHOW line-up includes SA’s hip-hop heavyweights such as Da LES, Yanga, MaE, Kwesta, Maggz and rising hip-hop sensation, Big Star.

Purchase your tickets now to be a part of AKA’s first SUPAMEGA SHOW. Tickets are available from Computicket. Prices start from R150.

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Pearl Modiadie celebrates 10 years in the Media Industry

Pearl Modiadie

Television Presenter, Radio Host and Producer, Pearl Modiadie, hits an important milestone in her career as she celebrates 10 years in the Media Industry.

Pearl Modiadie’s contribution to the Media Industry over the past decade started with her as a child presenter, presenting shows such as Sistahood, Shiz Niz, Craz-E World Live and Frenzy. She began her radio career on YFM from 2009-2013; she played the role of Kefilwe on etv’s Scandal in 2012/2013; she hosted Kasi to Favelas (A Primetime soccer lifestyle show on SABC 1) during the 2014 World Cup and in 2015 and she was one of the celebrity contestants on Strictly Come Dancing and made it to the Top 5.

Pearl Modiadie now presents and produces a weekly music talk show, Zaziwa, every Thursday on SABC 1 at 19:00. She also co-hosts the week day lunch radio show, The Great Escape, from 12pm – 3pm with Amon Mokoena on Metro FM.

“Time flies when you are having fun. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already since my TV Presenting days on Craz-E. I’ve had the privilege to interview some of our countries legends and people I grew up admiring and drew inspiration from. My experience thus far has been invaluable and humbling and I look forward to celebrating another 10 years doing what I love” shares Pearl Modiadie.

Pearl Modiadie’s desire to be on TV as a presenter, was stirred as a teenager when she would appear on various soapies as an extra or as a studio audience member on shows such as YOTV, Jam Alley and the Felicia Mabuza-Suttle Show. She learnt to understand the importance of her role as an extra and audience member, but her heart was fixed on being on set, talking into the camera. Inspired by Felicia Mabuza-Suttle and her talk show, as fate would have it, Pearl Modiadie now hosts one of the most watched local talk shows in the country.

Connect with Pearl Modiadie on social media to follow her on her 10 year milestone journey.

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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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Africa’s first superhero now on e.tv

Jongo

Jongo is set to make its free-to-air debut on e.tv on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 8:30PM.

This action packed sixteen part series, tells the story of a young man who acquires an array of supernatural abilities after his dad left him an alien crystal that he found in a cave at the Cradle of Humankind. Jongo is a classic story of good vs. evil, with some great stunts and special effects, intertwined with a love story.

Jongo Season 1 stars Hip-Hop singer Pacou Mutombo as Eli King and is set in modern-day Johannesburg. The series is produced by Johannesburg-based independent film studio, Motion Story. Jongo comprises a diverse cast from well-known faces such as Luthuli Dlamini to newcomers like Katlego Baaitse (Eli’s best friend) and Pauline Zwane (Eli’s girlfriend).

Eli King is a young man who acquires incredible super powers from an alien crystal. The stone is left to him by his father, an enslaved miner who is murdered shortly after escaping from the cave. Eli tries to deal with the death of his father and is set on finding the men responsible for his death. He also grapples with the powers of the crystal and how it will indelibly alter the course of his life.

“Season 1 of Jongo has taken us almost two years to complete and we can’t wait to hear what viewers think of Africa’s first ever mainstream superhero TV show. We’re delighted to be partnering with a channel of e.tv’s calibre and hope that this is the start of a long journey together.” – Gareth Crocker, Co-director and writer.

“It is very important for e.tv to promote locally produced content and tell authentic South African stories. Jongo is fresh and showcases great production values, it is the first local series to feature an African Super Hero.” Says Marlon Davids, GM Content strategy and Planning for e.tv.

Viewers will now get the opportunity to catch all the action in HD on eHD on both OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv decoders (Channel 194) from Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 8:30PM.

Follow OpenView HD on the following platforms:

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