Lesego Moiloa Blaklez on co-parenting with Dineo Ranaka

Blaklez Lesego Moiloa

Hip-hop artist Blaklez, whose real name is Lesego Moiloa, is establishing himself as one of South Africa’s most important hip-hop artists.

ALSO READ: Dineo Ranaka Spoils Herself With A Brand New Car

Blaklez, who has three albums under his belt, caught up with Cape Talk’s Sara-Jayne King, to talk music, life and love and fatherhood.

The rapper has a 5-year-old daughter named Kopano Ranaka with radio presenter Dineo Ranaka. Despite their public break-up which happened four years ago, the pair decided to put their differences aside for the sake of their daughter.

Speaking to Sara-Jayne King about co-parenting with Dineo, Blaklez said: “I think she’s one of the misunderstood people, but I think people are starting to see her character. She’s one human being who cares so much about human beings,” – he defended Dineo. 

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Simphiwe Ngema has finally finished Dumi Masilela’s album

Simphiwe Ngema and Dumi

One of the toughest experience is losing a loved one. Actress Simphiwe Ngema tragically lost her husband Dumi Masilela in a shooting during a botched car hijacking a year ago in Tembisa. 

ALSO READ: Simphiwe Ngema And Dumi Masilela Dance To His Hit Song

The late singer and actor Dumi’s widow, Simz Ngema is ensuring that her late husband’s memory lives on. The 27-year-old revealed that she’s finally finished his album.

The actress is also writing a book about her experience as a way to honour Masilela’s memory.

“Today is a difficult day but I choose to focus on the positive. I’ve finally finished Dumi’s album. It’s been a difficult journey but it’s done! Look out for album launch and release dates. #uphushiwe is still out on iTunes and all digital platforms (sic),” – she wrote.

She added that: “For as long as I’m still alive, I will continue to make your dreams come true, only because they are mine too.”

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African Artists Go Head to Head at MTV EMA Awards

MTV EMA Awards Tiwa Savage

MTV Music Awards are back with a bang and the competition is very stiff on the African continent. Between 2017 and 2018 the continent witnessed the release of amazing music from different genres.

ALSO READ: Distruction Boyz And Shekinah Nominated At The MTV EMAs

Music artists mainly from South Africa and Nigeria have shaken the airwaves with their melodious and rhythmic musical instruments. This has shown that big things are happening in Africa.

MTV Music Awards has recognised the talent of some of the artists in Africa. Some of them have made it to the 2018 MTV Music Awards. MTV announced the nominees for the 2018 MTV EMA Awards and some African pop stars made it to the list.

It’s not a surprise that the likes of Davido and Tiwa Savage have made it to the nominee’s list. But there is something that will raise many music lovers’ eyebrows. However, the Omunye hit-makers The Distruction Boyz have surprised many due to the fact that they are the new kids on the block. Their appearance on the nomination list clearly showed that they have done remarkably well.

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DJ Sbu to host Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards (MKHMA)

DJ Sbu Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards (MKHMA)

Businessman, radio and television personality DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope has been announced as the host of the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards on the 24th of November 2018.

ALSO READ: The 2018 Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards Nominees Revealed

DJ Sbu, who is best known for this phrase “Oi, Oi Mzansi. uSbuda lo” is a South African Kwaito musician, social entrepreneur, club DJ and a former co-owner of one of the biggest, black owned record labels in South Africa. Despite his numerous accomplishments, 39 year old, Tembisa born host of the DJ Sbu Breakfast Show will be adding another accomplishment to his long list of achievements.

“We previously had Chommee and Skhokho who are both musicians from ekasi to host the awards. Having DJ Sbu host the awards will motivate and inspire upcoming musicians, who come from different townships, to work harder on their dreams and they too might get to host these amazing awards.” Says MKHMA PR & Communications Officer, Mondli Mlauza.

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Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha announces his retirement from music

Durban Kwaito star Mampintsha

Former Big Nuz member Mampintsha has announced that he will be retiring from the music industry after releasing his up coming singles.

ALSO READ: Mampintsha Drops Debut Solo Single Featuring Babes Wodumo

Mampintsha, whose real name is Mandla Maphumulo made the announcement on social media. The Durban Kwaito star can be seen in a video saying: “I’ve been thinking you know looking at the situation and the time I have been in this game and all the hits I’ve given you guys. I can see that people aren’t happy, I don’t even mean the fans, I mean people I was supposedly close with and such people. It’s not pleasant here anymore.”

Mampintsha also told his fans that he decided to focus on his last two singles, Phakamisa and a bonus track. He also promised his fans he would get everything off his chest on these two songs before before quitting music.

He said most of the songs you hear were sampled from him. He would like to thank his fans, he loves them and thanks them for their support.

“I will be leaving you in the hands of queen Babes Wodumo and I know she’ll do right by you. I love you guys very much and I’ll be watching and guarding y’all so if you ever need me to come back, just in case you are bored, just call me and tell me what you need me to do and I’ll listen,” – he concluded.

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Mshoza on her calling and becoming a sangoma

Mshona on being a sangoma

Kwaito musician Mshoza, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswanganyi recently revealed that she has received a calling and she decided to accept it. 

ALSO READ: Mshoza Has A New Man And She Says She Is Not Cheating

According to reports found on Daily Sun, Mshoza revealed that she is a thwasa (training to become a sangoma).

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the Kwaito star said that after years of fighting the call, she has decided to ukudla igobongo for six weeks so that she could understand her call more.

“The calling is something that has always been there. I believe people who have this special gift are born with it, it is not fashion or something that is exciting and everyone can just jump on it if they feel like it,” Mshoza told the publication.

She said she will still perform where she was booked before making the decision of becoming a sangoma but for now she won’t be accepting any gig bookings so that she can focus on her training.

“I will still be at shows I was booked for but won’t be engaging in certain things while doing igobongo. You keep thinking that you have so much to do and now is not the right time but you can only put it off for so long.”

Just a few days ago, she captioned her Instagram post:”Yes I didn’t believe in such but it got to me… yes ngiya thwasa… yes I strongly believe in God by all means I pray… Thokoza gogo👏👏👏 bhala mabhalane keh …. it doesn’t take away the fact that I am Gods creation (sic).”

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Beverly Jayne Releases Second Solo Album “Back to Love”

Beverly Jayne Back to Love

Johannesburg based singer-songwriter Beverly Jayne recently released her second solo album Back to Love.

ALSO READ: Mlindo The Vocalist Opens Up About Losing His Girlfriend To A Blesser

No stranger to the South African music industry, she began writing songs and playing guitar at the young age of 14. After finishing school then living in the USA for a year she returned to South Africa and joined the band Concussion Girl most noted for the saucy single “Tie me up” that received high rotation on 5fm and was featured on the worldwide release movie “Slash”.

After two studio albums with the band and building a notable, on stage reputation, playing everything from festivals like Oppikoppi and Woodstock to opening at the Big Top Arena for Mango Groove and everything in between, Beverly Jayne released her debut solo album “Walk Away”.

With tracks from Beverly Jayne’s debut album “Walk Away” receiving airplay on 33 stations across South Africa including 947, YFM, OFM, featured multiple times on SA TV in shows like Isidingo and Sober Companion, and receiving growing airplay in countries like USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Netherlands and Italy, it was inevitable that a second solo album was to follow.

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Watch Cassper Nyovest prepares for Fill Up Moses Mabhida

Cassper Nyovest Fill Up Moses Mabhida

South African recording artist and record producer Cassper Nyovest is ready to Fill Up Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on 1 December 2018.

ALSO READ: Rapper Cassper Nyovest On His Upcoming Album

Cass, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo dropped his latest single Hase Mo States last week. The song was planned to debut on Metro FM but the deal was cancelled at the last moment.

“Not doing metro anymore but yeh song is out boy. Just google it and fakaza or buy it on iTunes. Whichever way, Spread the music (sic),” – Cassper replied to a fan who asked when is the single dropping on Metro FM.

In just over 49 days Abuti Fill is hoping to fill up the 85 000 capacity stadium in December.

Cassper attracted thousands of fans to concerts at the Dome and FNB Stadium using the #FillUpTheDome, #FillUpOrlandoStadium and #FillupFNBStadium concept.

The rapper wants to make sure that he’s in shape and fit for the concert.

He took to Twitter to share a video of himself working out.

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The beef between Mo Flava and Black Motion

beef between Mo Flava and Black Motion

Apparently Black Motion was booked for an event in Bloemfontein, Free State, by Metro FM DJ Mo Flava in 2016 and they didn’t show up and that’s started the beef. 

ALSO READ: Black Motion Premieres Compelling Lalela Music Video On VEVO

The South African dance duo Black Motion, revealed on Friday morning during an interview on DJ Fresh’s Metro FM breakfast that they and Mo Flava had been beefing since 2016 after the group were booked to perform at Mo’s event but did not pitch.

Explaining why they never pitched, the duo told the Metro FM breakfast team that they were at a traditional ceremony at home on the day and had cancelled the booking via an email to Mo ahead of time.

However, according to DJ Mo Flava, he claims that Black Motion had dodged his calls and even their manager apparently could not get hold of them. He went on to say if the pair wanted to speak to him they should call him directly.

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Watch Gabisile Tshabalala falls on stage

Gabisile Tshabalala falls on stage

South African actress and singer Gabisile Tshabalala also known as Gabisile Legodi fell on stage while performing. Instead of letting it embarrass her, she quickly rose up and continue with her performance. 

ALSO READ: Gabisile Tshabalala Is Looking For An Acting Gig

Gabisile, who is best known for her starring role as Pinkie Mojeki in the SABC2 drama series Hola Mpinji, was recently hosting a big party when she fell on stage while dancing.

Falling on stage while performing is common among celebrities, but Gabi poked fun at awkward situation.

“When the holy ghost knocks you down. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂yoh guys I fell bathong (sic),” – she captioned her Instagram video.

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