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Lorna Maseko launches cooking channel on YouTube

Lorna Maseko YouTube channel show

Celebrity chef Lorna Maseko is launching her new cooking show on YouTube. The star has partnered with Knorr on a brand-new series ‘Celebrate With Lorna Maseko’, with episodes airing on her YouTube channel.

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The four-part series which will be launched on Wednesday, will see Lorna taking viewers on a culinary journey as she shares her favourite festive season recipes.

“HEY MY LOVES… It’s been very hard to keep this a secret but I’m so excited to share my 4 week web series #CelebrateWithLorna. I’ll be creating some of my best festive season dishes using my favourite @knorrflavour products, (sic)” – Lorna wrote on her Instagram account.

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WIN A HOME Design Duos Show Off Incredible Interiors As Finale Draws Near

Win A Home competition

Over the past 10 weeks, the Win a Home design duos have transformed three white-box penthouse apartments at Balwin Properties’ Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate in Somerset West into spectacular designer homes, fitted with the latest connected appliances from Samsung, in the show’s fifth season, proudly brought to you by Capitec Bank and Private Property.

ALSO READ: WIN A HOME Launches On SABC 3 This Month

Throughout the competition, the three competing duos, comprising of Rekopile Belebesi and Koketso Marole (team R&K), Kehumile Mate and Nicholas Smit (team Contrast Control) and Melissa Oosthuizen and Sinead Turner (team Perma Peeps), have used their skills and creativity to decorate their respective apartment’s various rooms in order to wow judges Bryan Courtney of Private Property, Slade Brookes of Balwin Properties, Buhle Mathole of Kabu Design Architects, and various guest judge interior design luminaries.

The design duos first task was to tackle the apartment’s guest bedroom and spare room. The one prerequisite was that the spare room could not be a bedroom. For their spare room, team R&K decided to create a ‘Glam Room’ with a wardrobe and dressing table where they commissioned Hout Bay-based fine artists Donna Solovei to do a painting of red-bottom high heels and framed it in Caesarstone. For their guest bedroom, team Contrast Control collaborated with Oliver Sherwell of Sherwell Interiors to create a wrap-around headboard in olive green fabric, and designed a study space for their other room. Perma Peeps created a Murphy Bed for the spare room and a macramé-woven headboard for their guest bedroom. A mistake made by creating a ceiling feature that stopped the cupboards from opening caused Contrast Control to become joint winners with R&K for this first challenge. This task was mentored and guest judged by Rudolph Jordaan (design winner of Win a Home season 3).

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Local artist Qwade Dunn looking forward to returning to SA this summer

Qwade Dunn

Family, the sun and a decent curry is what artist, Qwade Dunn – who is currently conquering the overseas market and living abroad – is most looking forward to when he returns to SA shores this November for a short trip to promote his new single, Girlfriend, which was released to radio earlier this month.

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Qwade grew up in a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, called Eshowe. As a teen, the South-African born singer relocated to New Zealand to study. With a passion and desire to make it in the music industry, he self-funded his first music demo and video, which caught the attention of British manager Johnathan (Jay) Jules. After being scouted by Sony Music, Dunn released his debut single, We Are, produced by British producer James Reynolds, in 2012. It featured as song of the week on New Zealand’s ZM Radio, making Dunn the first African artist to achieve that status in Australasia – quite an achievement for a developing act.

In 2013, Dunn returned to South Africa where he continued to pursue music, albeit in a different way. “It was at this point that Jonathan Jules and I founded Jabba, a music company with a difference. It provided a solution for international music companies seeking to establish a footprint in Africa, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. We not only wanted to bring products into Africa for African music lovers, but also wanted to create a vehicle for exporting African music beyond borders.”

While the business became his primary focus, Dunn continued to release music ad hoc from late 2015 to 2017. “During this time, I did a radio/television tour of east Africa; it just so happened that our company was label partners to an Idols-type show in Zambia. I loved touring east Africa because the people were so warm and the vibe I got was incredible. It made me fall in love with our content all over again.”

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Thando Thabethe and Cassper Nyovest shine at the Cîroc Red Berry launch

Cîroc Red Berry launch Thando Thabethe

CÎROC,the luxury vodka made from succulent French grapes, introduced a new Red Berry flavour in a fashionable affair headlined by brand ambassadors; radio & TV sensation Thando Thabethe and seasoned hip hop artist Cassper Nyovest, at Shine Studios.

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Overlooking the hustle and bustle of inner city Johannesburg, the who’s who of the metropolis convened and were treated to an exclusive night out welcoming an exceptional, addition to the vodka house, which now joins the original blue dot, apple, pineapple, mango and summer colada family in SA.

The Cîroc Red Berry launch event is oneto remember as guests were the first to taste the bespoke menu by Vicky Crease and a coveted spot on the invite list.

The event saw a myriad of notable faces from Joburg’s ever-popular entertainment and fashion scenes grace the launch with their presence, honouring the luxury vodka brand that’s worth celebrating the world over. Influencers and celebrities that were in attendance included Linda Mtoba, Blue Mbombo, Major League Djs, KhanyaMkangisa, and Siya Bunny just to name a few. 

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DJ Sbu releases new book titled The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender

DJ Sbu The Art of Hustling – Sell or Surrender

DJ Sbu whose real name is Sibusiso Leope has announced that he has released another book titled “The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender.”

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The announcement was made on Twitter where he captioned his clip: “#BREAKINGNEWS #TheArtOfHustling is finally OUT! All glory to God (sic).”

According to Daily Sun, his latest new book is all about helping young South Africans become successful entrepreneurs. The book also advices people on what it takes to become an entrepreneur, to succeed at it and how to make a lot of money.

The book was released this past Wednesday. 

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Blue Mbombo wows on the cover of The Throne Magazine

Blue Mbombo cover of The Throne Magazine

Model and reality TV star, Blue Mbombo, has everyone talking about the latest issue of The Throne Magazine which she received a styling credit for and features on the cover.

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Numerous celebrities and media personalities have taken to social media to share their sentiments about the striking cover. Themed “Alter Ego” and launched as a Halloween edition, Blue Mbombo brought her magic on set as usual and her impressive poses which have captured everyone’s attention.

“This is probably one of my favourite projects. For the first time in a very long time I didn’t complain about the outcome of the pictures and that’s simply because I was given the freedom to be 100 percent myself and show my alter ego unapologetically,” expresses Blue Mbombo.

Blue Mbombo adds: “I’m also very humbled to cover The Throne. It’s a new online mag that is about to take the industry by storm!”

Known for her impeccable style and red carpet looks that make a statement, it’s no surprise that Blue Mbombo has lent her talents behind the scenes to make an impact for other personalities and brands. As revealed in her cover story with The Throne Magazine, Blue Mbombo works with Vth Season, one of Africa’s leading entertainment marketing agencies, as a creative producer. She also plays a role as a creative producer in music videos and photo shoots of some of SA’s top and emerging talent.

Blue Mbombo The Throne Magazine

“Blue Mbombo is extremely gifted and has an eye for creative styling and production like we’ve never seen before. Our working relationship with her has evolved over time and she’s done some amazing work with us. We look forward to sharing more of these projects soon,” expresses Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.

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Top 5 SA self-made richest celebrities through forex trading

Louis Tshakoane Junior forex trading trader

Forex trading is becoming more popular in South Africa that even UNISA now offers a short course on it. These successful South African forex traders are not even shy to flaunt their wealth on social media.

Why is forex a big deal in Mzansi? According to 24 forex, the foreign exchange market (also known as Forex or FX, short for Foreign Exchange) is the largest financial market in the world with more than $5 trillion in average daily trading volume.

One of the biggest promises of currency exchange is quick returns on investments. We’ve seen how young traders such as Sandile Shezi, Simz D’ Mandla, and Louis Tshakoane Junior fund their lavish lifestyle. Below are top 5 richest forex traders in South Africa.

Top 5 richest forex traders in South Africa

Sandile Shezi

Sandile Innocent Shezi

Jabulani ‘Cashflow’ Ngcobo

Jabulani 'Cashflow' Ngcobo

Ref Wayne

Ref Wayne

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PHOTOS: Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi shows off her bikini bod

Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi in bikini photo

Television personalty and singer Unathi Nkayi has decided to show the world her body goals. She’s been training so hard to remove some unwanted weight.

ALSO READ: Unathi Msengana Graces The Cover Of Womens Health Magazine

Unathi and her fellow Idols SA judges, Somizi Mhlongo and Randall Abrahams spent a couple of days in Tanzania.

While in Tanzania, Unathi took some time out to run around on the sandy beaches of the Zanzibar islands. She spent most of her time in sexy bikinis, showing her toned bikini bod and swimming with dolphins.

“Thank you Mayluxe Swimwear for being in my life. All I ever wanted was to feel comfortable in a bikini but you make me feel like AFRICAN ROYALTY. I’ll choose you EVERYTIME my queen,” – she captioned one of her Instagram photos. 

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Papa Penny now has his own funeral cover business

Penny Penny Funeral Cover Papa Penny Aheee

Xitsonga music icon Eric Nkovani, popularly known as Papa Penny Aheee, has announced that he has ventured into funeral cover business. 

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Taking to Instagram to make the announce, Penny Penny posted a flyer of the company trading as Penny Penny Funeral Cover. According to the flyer, people who buy his funeral plan will get benefits such as a tombstone, cows, groceries, airtime and a free tent.

Speaking to The Juice, Papa Penny’s nephew Laas, who is reportedly a partner in the company, said this is one of the many ways Penny Penny has chosen to give back to his community.

“He is serving people in his community. He has been using his salary to feed people. So he thought about this business and came up with a cheaper [funeral] policy.”

The policies are underwritten by 3Sixty Life, a black-owned insurance company established in 1993 and also provides policies to Doves funeral company.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE Papa Penny said: “I am a people’s person and want to help disadvantaged people that couldn’t afford funeral costs. The premiums are expensive so I wanted to introduce a policy at a cheaper price.”

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BBC Studios in Africa revealed today the vibrant and playful new look branding for BBC Lifestyle, channel 174, at its bi-annual Upfront event held in Johannesburg.

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The number one international lifestyle channel on DStv has a chic and contemporary new on-air look featuring a fresh set of palates, designs and objects around the channel’s aspirational and entertaining lifestyle content. The brand makeover will launch from 20th November with new series Give It A Year, fronted by the UK’s ‘First Lady of Football’ Baroness Karren Brady which illustrates the channel’s ambition to always entertain, inspire and empower viewers.

Using her prowess as one of the UK’s leading business women, Karren works with people wanting to create change and start their own businesses by visiting them at the start and end of their first year, to help guide and coach on what it takes to make it big and thrive in the business world.

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