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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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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:

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#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.

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SA Hip Hop Female Act, Ms Supa

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Ms Supa is a musician hailing from Benoni East of Johannesburg. She got started in 1996 being only in 7th grade. She loved Hip Hop and only started writing after she heard Foxy Brown, whom at the time was the first female rapper she heard. She is quoted as saying “I was sitting in my father’s car listening to Radio Zulu at the time. They had their weekend Top 20. They played ‘Get you home’ by Foxy Brown. I sat there in the car and thought ‘Oh, so girls can do it too’”. That inspired her to go home and write a verse.

She continued through high school organising the coined “1st break cyphers” with fellow students. She then mastered her flow and ability to play with words. While other children would be doing sports she was in the choir and also attended ciphers (rap sessions) at the Benoni library. Attending the random open mic sessions at a club called “Planet Katsies” in Benoni. While doing that she also started writing RNB and Jazz music. Developing a singing and writing style that has been compared to Jill Scott.

It was in 2005 that she appeared on the cover of South Africa’s only Hip Hop magazine. This saw Supa performing at a number of events such as the launch of the Smirnoff Hype Sessions and MTN/SL magazine event amongst others. She was also MC alongside well established muso Obita at the Willards Way with Words event. She appeared in TV programs such as Shiz Niz.

Through hip-hop MsSupa’s life journey has been a beautiful series of unforgettable moments. From discovering hip-hop and female MC’s contribution into the industry at the age 13, to taking up the microphone and introducing the MsSupa brand into the hip-hop scene – a brand that infuses a female element of arrogance with elegance, a brand that does not shy away from celebrating women whether controversial or not. MsSupa’s brand churns up musical melodies that start debates and entertain hip-hop lovers who appreciate and respect the role that female MC’s play in this industry.

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“I express myself through hip-hop. I live hip-hop. I am hip-hop and through hip-hop I have found my purpose. Through hip-hop I aim to share my life experiences – I aim to celebrate life,” explains MsSupa.

MsSupa scribbled her first rhyme at the age of 13 and from there on could not be stopped. This was the beginning of an exciting music journey through hip-hop that has seen MsSupa collaborating and performing alongside one of South Africa’s celebrated hip-hop muso, HHP. As the founder of Ladies of the Mic – an initiative that aims to give talented hip-hop, R n’ B and Soul female musicians an opportunity to publicly showcase their music, MsSupa’s vision of heightening the role of SA female MC’s continues to grow from strength to strength. “The Ladies of the Mic project seeks to give known and unknown female talent a platform to publicly showcase their talent. As a female MC who has over the years struggled to be recognized and taken seriously in this male dominated scene I hope to utilize this platform to assist other female artist to be recognized and respected for their talent and contribution.”

With influences that range from Lil’Kim and Foxy Brown’s raunchy but yet honest rhymes to the rooted soulful guidance of Thandiswa Mazwai – MsSupa’s musical intake has contributed to her unique sound that marries the controversial and socially accepted norms.

In 2007 she adorned the cover of SA’s only hip-hop magazine Hype-Magazine and through this platform continued to seed her views on females and hip-hop scene. MsSupa has also starred on the award winning local drama series Yizo Yizo and hosted a show on the Johannesburg hit radio station Highveld.

Ms Supa – Her Story in the Making: https://soundcloud.com/supa-starr/sets/herstory-in-the-making

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Relebogile Mabotja brought on as the Series Producer and Musical Director for the 12th Season of Afro Café

Relebogile Mabotja

Multi-talented, award winning, Relebogile Mabotja, has been brought on as the series producer and musical director for the 12th Season of SABC 2’s Afro Café. This speaks volumes of Relebogile Mabotja’s talent as this is the third consecutive season that she has been brought on as the series producer and musical director for Afro Café.

Afro Café Season 12 kicked off with Kabomo and will feature the likes ZanoUrban, Nothende, Donald, Max Hoba and TRESOR with surprise appearances by well-known actress Lerato Mvelase and an Gospel special with Judith Sephuma and much more. Afro Café will be presented again by one of Motswako’s originators, musician and poet, Stoan Seate. The show takes the listener on a journey of South African adult contemporary and popular music, pays homage to legendary artists, introduces young, upcoming and new musicians and provides the viewer with some insight into the music industry. The season will be 39 episodes long and will air every Wednesday at 10pm and repeat every Saturday at 10pm on SABC 2.

Relebogile Mabotja’s appointment as the series producer and musical director of Afro Café follows her recent selection to take on the role of musical director in Nigeria for Tecno Own The Stage finale which took place in February 2016.

“I am excited and still humbled to be a part of this awesome team and show. Having been the series producer and musical director of Afro Café for the past 2 seasons, I believe we are taking the show to another level with season 12. This season, we promise our viewers more fun, awesome talent and great performances from their most loved local artists” expresses Relebogile Mabotja.

Relebogile Mabotja holds an impressive resume of work done under her company Lebotja Media, where she composed the theme music You Belong for SABC 2, Afro Café, Nedbank KeYona – Make The Team, Making Moves, Sunday Chillas, etv’s I Love South Africa, Koze Kuse and SABC 1’s Mzansi Insider and a Wawela nomination for You Belong.

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Obita releases new single, Fihla, featuring Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man

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It’s comeback season for killer lyricist Obita, who in true Obita fashion, has released a thought provoking track that is set to get the country talking. His latest offering after a 3 year musical hiatus is titledFihla, featuring fellow talented lyricists Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man.

Download Obita Fihla featuring Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man here: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/d0e8b371

Listen to Obita Fihla, featuring Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man here: https://soundcloud.com/obitamusic/obita-featuring-pitch-black-afro-vertigo-fihla-a-bafana-baya-gala

 

Obita’s Fihla featuring Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man addresses a few issues about how we get ourselves engulfed in the world of lust. Fihla, a Zulu word which means hide, is a cry to all women both young and old not to show off their “goodies” as it always results in a bad experience.

“My intention was to release a thought provoking track as I feel music with relevant subject matter is missing from today’s hip hop music. The content matter of Fihla is somewhat controversial, but I hope it will create a positive dialogue amongst my fellow musicians and fans, and be well received across the country” expresses Obita.

Obita is no stranger to the South African music scene. He received his claim to fame with his hit single, Let The Beat Bang; his track I Want You featuring multiple award winning Loyiso is still widely requested today; and his single Everybody Dancesaw him win the ‘Most Gifted East Artist’ Music Video at the Channel O Awards in 2010.

Obita has performed at intimate corporate black tie events, to 35 000 strong crowds, right up to national television broadcast events such as Miss South Africa where he performed for two consecutive year. Obita performed at the FIFA Soccer World Cup opening concert in 2010; he has also performed at festivals such as Oppikoppi; and was invited to host the Republic of Extra Cold event in 2014 upon his return from the United States. Obita’s secret to success is simple – the people must move.

Industry quotes about Obita

“The illest rhymes FHM has heard in years. We’re rocking this CD so much we’re going to wear a hole in it” – FHM Magazine March

“Obita’s combustive stage presence and impeccably-delivered verses just make you want to bounce. And the 700 strong crowd is doing exactly that as he belts out a litany of rhymes” – Oppikoppi review by Brendon Bosworth (Music Journalist)

“Once you’ve experienced Obita perform Live, it’s hard to accept anything less from any other MC. The fact that his lyrics and flow matchup is the reason why we, here at Hype, think that he’s someone to pay close attention to. He means business and is not to be taken lightly-ever” – Hype Magazine

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Scoobynero drops new single Washkalakunda featuring Gigi Lamayne

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Scoobynero is back, just months after dropping 3 banging singles featuring the likes of Vector (Nigeria), Nadia Nakai, Blaklez and Kwesta. Scoobynero’s new offering, Washkalakunda, features multiple award winning South African artist, Gigi Lamayne, who has been tipped by numerous publications as someone to watch in 2016.

Download Scoobynero’s Washkalakunda featuring Gigi Lamayne here: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/38e73e8e

Washkalakunda is a catchy, urban, feel good tack infused with African sounds produced by TRK. The record has been released under a prominent South African based Nigerian record label, GForce Records, and is set to solidify Scoobynero as an artist to look out for.

Scoobynero’s Washkalakunda featuring Gigi Lamayne has already been picked up by 17 radio stations across the country in a period of less than a month. Make sure to listen out for Washkalakunda on your favourite radio stations.

Radio stations that have already picked up Washkalakunda

  1. Alex FM
  2. Baberton Radio
  3. Botlokwa Radio
  4. Bush Radio
  5. Capricorn FM
  6. City Beat Radio
  7. Emalahleni FM
  8. Mosupatsela FM
  9. North West FM
  10. North West University FM
  11. Radio Helderberg
  12. TransAfrica Radio
  13. Turf Radio
  14. TUT FM
  15. UJFM
  16. VOW FM
  17. Vuma FM

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“It’s great to see the traction that Washkalakunda has picked up in such a short space of time. I’d like to thanks all the radio stations that are playing my track and supporting African music. I made this single for my fans. I hope they enjoy it!” expresses Scoobynero.

Scoobynero started off as a dancer, dancing for the likes of RuggedMan, and American Superstar LL Cool J just to name a few. He also participated at the TarMegaJam in 2006 in Nigeria as one of Akon’s dancer. Scoobynero began perusing his career as a recording artist in 2012 and has since collaborated with some of Africa’s famous MCs such as Bolo-Jay, Kwesta, Praiz, Blaklez, TeeMany, EmmyGee, Buffalo Souljah, Eindo and Lungi-Naidoo.

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Mikky Jaggaz drops new single Vokda & Panties featuring Gemini Major

Mikky Jaggaz Vodka & Panties

Afro pop, Hip Hop sensation, Mikky Jaggaz, has just released a new single titled, Vodka & Panties, featuring young gifted producer, Gemini Major, who is behind singles such as Nasty C’s “Juice Back”; Reason feat. Tumi “Ghaaaahdbody”; Reason feat. HHP “Endurance”; JR’s “Soena Papa”; Junior De Rocka feat. Kwesta, L-Tido, WTF “Ufunani”; DJ Switch feat. Cassper Nyovest “Ra Phanda Wena Wetsang” and Dream Team’s “Ingoma” just to mention a few.

Listen to Mikky Jaggaz Vodka & Panties featuring Gemini Major here: https://soundcloud.com/mikkyjaggaz/vodka-panties

Vodka & Panties is a dancehall party song that shows Mikky Jaggaz’s versatility as a musician to create music in different genres. The song has been well received by fellow musicians in Mikky Jaggaz’s network as well as with fans who have heard the track during Mikky Jaggaz’s performance set. The song is set to debut on radio next week Wednesday and a FREE download will also be made available for fans.

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