Champagne 69, Tyrant and Darne to headline Soweto Youth Festival

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All eyes will be on Champagne 69, Tyrant and Darne as they are set to headline the prominent Soweto Youth Festival on 15 – 16 June 2018.

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The Soweto Music Festival is a two-day youth month celebration event aimed at creating and expressing ideas and network with different personalities. It is a musical extravaganza aimed at empowering the youth.

Champagne 69, Tyrant and Darne’s performance at the Soweto Youth Festival comes after weeks of embarking on a new journey with globally represented music powerhouse Universal Music.

The trio are signed to powerhouse independent record label Mi-Stro Records known for providing quality services and support for young artists, leading them to reach their full potential and to compete at the highest level in the music business.

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DJ Zinhle answers deeply personal questions about her money

DJ Zinhle radio 702

This week Bruce Whitfield interviewed DJ Zinhle (real name Ntombezinhle Jiyane), famous for being one of South Africa’s popular female deejays.

ALSO READ: Inside DJ Zinhle’s Book Meeting Your Power

“Women are so apologetic about making money. We need to get to the point where we are like, ‘We want this big money’,” – DJ Zinhle said in an interview.

She went on to say “If you look at the era of your Basetsana’s, your Connie Ferguson’s, you soon realise that the ladies who are still relevant now are the ladies who diversified their portfolios. They went into business.”

Speaking of music, Zinhle told Bruce that her brother was the one who was interested in music while she was still furthering her studies at the University of Johannesburg.

“My brother is the one that had an interest in music… I was at UJ for three years, never went to a club… I was just a nerd… I always kept to myself…”

Listen to the full interview below:

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Watch Cassper Nyovest announces #FilllUpMosesMabhida dates

Cassper Nyovest announces #FilllUpMosesMabhida dates

South African Cassper Nyovest has announced the date for his next Fill Up concert. This year the rapper will be filling up Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

On the 1st of December 2018, Cassper Nyovest will attempt to fill up Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

ALSO READ: Cassper Nyovest Makes History With Fill Up FNB Stadium

The stadium has a capacity of 85 000 people, which is less than the 94 000 seat capacity of FNB Stadium which Cassper tried to fill up on 2 December 2017.

This will be the fourth Fill Up concert after Fill Up The Dome, Fill Up Orlando, and Fill Up FNB Stadium.

Cassper made the announcement in a hilarious video on Twitter on Monday morning.

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Punchline releases documentary series featuring the likes of AKA, Kwesta and Maraza

PUNCHLINE documentary

Exactly a year ago, Punchline introduced itself to the scene by releasing the stellar mixtape, Pissed off the Neighbors. 

The mixtape’s lead single, We Up, was last week placed as an advertorial insert on Trace TV. In the year since they came together, they’ve built a solid foundation with each solo artist growing their own brands tenfold.

ALSO READ: Rapper D.EE XCLSV Releases Eagerly Anticipated Debut E.P, #TwoHoursFromGPark

Punchlife Episode 2 shows some of the important moments over the past 12 months, including studio sessions with Kwesta, Maraza and DJ Switch, a sit-down with AKA where he expressed his support for the boys and offered his advice, and other interesting never-before-seen footage. 

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Mbuyiseni Ndlozi responds to DJ Euphonik’s question about the EFF

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi responds to DJ Euphonik

The people’s bae Mbuyiseni Ndlozi responded to DJ Euphonik’s funniest question about the colours of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters). 

The EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi gave Euphonik and the people what they want through his answer.

ALSO READ: The People’s Bae Mbuyiseni Ndlozi Is Dating Mmabatho Montsho

On Friday, Euphonik took to Twitter asking: “@Julius_S_Malema @MbuyiseniNdlozi @FloydShivambu. What do the EFF colours mean and stand for? Asking here because I doubt I’m the only one asking themselves.”

The DJ was never ready for the response. Ndlozi responded saying Red is for love, it’s also for danger; because we are dangerously in love with our country.

See the below tweets:



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Watch Londie London’s body shocking transformation

Londie London body transformation

Musician and Instagram model Londie London is without a doubt one of Mzansi’s sexiest female celebrities. Londie London whose real name is Londi Zulu was born KwaZulu -Natal and raised in Witbank, South Africa. 

ALSO READ: Londi Zulu Aka Londie London On Her Insta-Modelling

The Insta-model has managed to build a brand that brings in money and competing with other popular South African celebrities.

Two months ago, Londie announced that she will be embarking on a health journey with her trainer who will be monitoring her food intake. The musician has been documenting her progress and today she decided to take to Instagram where she expressed her joy about her fitness journey.

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“Guys I’ve lost more than 8kgs in the last 2 months 💪🏽. I started working out and eating clean on the 1st of April and I now weigh 68kgs, and I’m more than happy with my weight now…the jeans I’m wearing finally look like boyfriend jeans (sic),” – Londie London wrote on Instagram.

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Cassper Nyovest and AKA will never reconcile

Cassper Nyovest and AKA

Rapper Cassper Nyovest has made it clear to his fans that he will never reconcile with rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes better known as AKA.

Responding to a Twitter user, ‘Ksazobalit’ hitmaker said he will never reconcile with AKA as their feud has gone too far.

Cassper Nyovest

ALSO READ: WATCH: AKA Throws Shots At Cassper Nyovest And Bonang Matheba

“Don’t make this about me and AKA. That one will never happen. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!! It’s gone too far. I’m talking about the rest of SA hip hop.

Ain’t nobody I don’t mind reconciling with and building with except the broer. LETS BUILD!!!” – Nyovest responded to a fan after being asked if he can unite with Kiernan.


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Vth Season celebrates a second SAMA win with TRESOR

Tresor SAMA award winner

Talk about timing, just off the back of winning Best Pop Album at SAMA24 for Tresor’s sophomore album The Beautiful Madness this past weekend.

Today marks the second anniversary of TRESOR winning Best Pop Album at SAMA22 two years ago for his debut offering VII.

ALSO READ: All Winners At The 24th South African Music Awards (SAMAs)

The award winning artist took to Instagram to express his excitement “Life has truly been a Beautiful Madness for the last two years 💎On this exact day in 2016 , my debut album VII won Best Pop Album of the year and now “The Beautiful Madness” did it too 🚀 two consecutive SAMAs Awards for Best Pop Album 🌍We doin it for the love of the Music 🙏🏾My heart is full (sic).”

“We pride ourselves in seeing African talent showcase their creations across the continent and the globe. A SAMA win for both albums speaks to not only the talent, but the consistency of the work,” shares Benza of Vth Season who was the A&R and Executive Producer on both albums and has been working with TRESOR since 2014.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled that I won,” expresses TRESOR.

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Mafikizolo defends Gugu Khathi against ‘bad attitude’ hate

Mafikizolo defends Gugu Khathi

Mafikizo has come to Gugu Khathi’s defence after she received so much hate on social media for seemingly having a “bad attitude” at the SAMA24. 

During the 24th South African Music Awards ceremony, a video clip of DJ Tira’s wife Gugu giving hosts, Somizi Mhlongo, Mpho Popps and Dineo Ranaka a thumbs down for a joke they made about Mabala Noise went viral.

While some fans loved her reactions at the SAMAs, some social media users were not pleased with her reactions, saying she has a ‘bad attitude’.

ALSO READ: Skolopad Faints At The SAMAs

Shortly after Gugu trended on social media for the wrong reasons, Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe defended her in a video on Twitter. 

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All winners at the 24th South African Music Awards (SAMAs)

The SAMA 24 awards

The second leg of the South African Music Awards took place on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at Sun City. The SAMA 24 were hosted by Somizi Mhlongo, Dineo Ranaka and Mpho Popps. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa were among the guests who stole the show.

ALSO READ: Skolopad Faints At The SAMAs

Here are all the winners at the SAMA:

Best Selling Digital Artists

Joyous Celebration

Highest Airplay Special Composer Winner Package

Sun-El Musician ft Samthing Soweto

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Andile Kamajola for Andile Kamajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele

Best African Indigenous Gospel Album

Vuma Zion for Samson Aphi Amandla Akho

Best Kwaito Album

Busiswa for Highly Flavoured

Best Afro Pop Album

Mafikizolo for 20

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album

Jo Black for Skepe

Best Pop Album

Tresor for The Beautiful Madness

Lifetime Achiever Award recipients

Spokes H, Steve Kekana and Mbongeni Ngema 

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