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Africa’s first superhero now on


Jongo is set to make its free-to-air debut on 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’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 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

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.

Ms Supa speaks

“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:

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

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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:

Listen to Obita Fihla, featuring Pitch Black Afro & Vertigo Man here:


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


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:

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

Scoobynero Talks

“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

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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:

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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New Urban Musical Sensation, Big Star, Releases New Single, My Year, Featuring Aewon Wolf

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The Vuzu Hustle winner, Big Star, is letting everyone know that this is his year with the release of his new single titled, My Year, featuring Durban’s wolf pack member, Aewon Wolf. My Year is produced by Sketchy Bongo of the hit songs: “A Week Ago by Aewon Wolf & Tribal”; “Back To The Beach by Shekhinah & Kyle Deutsch”; and “Let You Know by Shekhinah”.

Download Big Star’s My Year featuring Aewon Wolf here:

Listen to Big Star’s My Year featuring Aewon Wolf here:

Big Star’s My Year featuring Aewon Wolf follows his official debut single, Get It (, which garnered him recognition in the music industry after winning the hotly contended first season of The Vuzu Hustle reality show competition.

Big Star Talks

“I’m really excited to share my new single with my fans. 2015 was a phenomenal breakthrough year for me, but 2016 is MY YEAR! I hope everyone enjoys this single, as it was made with my fans in mind” shares Big Star.

My Year is a fitting title for Big Star’s follow on single as he has big plans to take over the music industry as a newcomer this year. Recently signed to Vth Season, Big Star joins the likes of AKA, TRESOR, Yanga and Berita under the same management company and plans to release a few more singles this year.

“It’s been a long time since we have seen the birth of an all-round musical artist. Big Star will bring to South Africa music scene what it’s been missing for a long time. A true Best New Artist, we at Vth Season are fully behind him to make 2016 his Year. He is an absolutely impressive musician and gifted Lyricist” expresses Benza, Vth Season Managing Director and co-founder.

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Big Star’s My Year featuring Aewon Wolf is a feel good sing along song that not only shows Big Star’s versatility as a musician, but encourages everyone to take ownership of this year. As much as it’s Big Star’s year, the song motivates that listeners “Tell everyone that it’s YOUR YEAR!”

“I am really looking forward to releasing this song with Big Star, because I’ve been meaning to ever since The Vuzu Hustle finale. I told him before he won, we would work together regardless of whether he won or not. He is a mad talent and I’m really proud to have written such an amazing feel good and motivating song with him” expresses Aewon Wolf.

Make sure to look out for the music video of Big Star My Year featuring Aewon Wolf dropping next week.

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Gigi Lamayne drops #GroundZeroMixtape and #MOJA music video

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Rising hip hop newcomer, Gigi Lamayne, just released the third and final installment of her trilogy of mixtapes yesterday, titled: Ground Zero.

Gigi Lamayne’s #GroundZeroMixtape follows her 2013 mixtape titled Circus Café, and her 2014 mixtape titled Colour of Reign. Both mixtapes were award winning, earning Gigi Lamayne Four South African Hip Hop Awards in the categories Best Newcomer, Best Mixtape and Best Female (for two consecutive years).

Keep posted to Gigi Lamayne’s social media accounts and website ( for free download links to her mixtape tomorrow morning.

#GroundZeroMixtape tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Shisa
  3. Daddy Issues
  4. Delete Your MF Number Ft Xtatic
  5. Bambo Lwami
  6. Fourth Street
  7. Fees Will Fall Interlude
  8. Fees Will Fall
  9. Hate Your Love
  10. Murder She Wrote
  11. Iluma Nathi
  12. Moja Ft WTF
  13. Ouens

Gigi Lamayne will also release the music video to her hit single #MOJA featuring WTF tomorrow on Channel O and Live Amp. #MOJA has garnered a lot of traction on the ground and on radio stations across the country and the single also features on Gigi Lamayne’s #GroundZeroMixtape.

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Kabelo Mabalane releases music video to hit single, Ska Re Wela, featuring Black Motion

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10 X SAMA, multiple award winning artist, Kabelo Mabalane, has just released the highly anticipated music video to his hit single #SkaReWela featuring multiple award winning duo, Black Motion.

Watch Kabelo Mabalane’s #SkaReWela featuring Black Motion here

Kabelo Mabalane’s #SkaReWela featuring Black Motion is taken off his 9th solo studio album, Immortal Vol 3, which recently received a Metro FM Awards nomination for Best Kwaito Album. To Vote Dial *120*602# on your cellphone and follow the instructions, USSD Rates Apply. Lines close on 14 February 2016 at 23:59.

Immortal Vol 3 is currently available at all good music stores nationwide and on all major digital platforms. Purchase Immortal Vol 3 on iTunes here:

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More trouble for Thembeka TX: Scandal! Weekdays at 7:30PM

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A ghost from the past suddenly appears. It’s a dead body found in a lake. Thembeka is reeling from her recent woes with the paternity tests, Naledi’s accident, trouble with Quinton and the news that she is pregnant. She has, thus far, been evading the long arm of the law, but will she be able to work her way out of this one?

Her nerves are revved up when a photograph proving that she could be guilty of murder starts doing the rounds. A close family member suspects that she is responsible for the dead body. She is then caught in a cross road of committing another crime to protect herself.

The evidence will stack up against her in what could be the epitome of her downfall.

Stay tuned to find out which dark and dangerous secret rises from the depths of her nightmares.

Watch Scandal! every weekday at 7:30PM on Viewers will now get to watch Scandal! in HD quality on eHD on both Openview HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194)

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