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Mo Flava to host his own dance floor at The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta 2015

The Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta 2015

Metro FM radio personality and club DJ, Mo Flava, is set to host his own dance floor, House of Flava, at the 5th annual Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta festival taking place at the Wild Waters Complex in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni on Saturday, 3 October 2015.

This year’s festival, dubbed “Dance cultures national holiday”, is brought to you by SABC 1 and Metro FM and is expected to be bigger than ever with over 70 local and international artists, and an expected attendance of over 15 000 party goers.

Mo Flava’s House of Flava dance floor will be every house lover’s dream dance floor with the following DJs already billed on his line-up.

– Emo Boys
– Just Month
– Thabi Thabs
– Infinite Boys
– Mobi Dixon
– DJ Merlon
– DJ Franky
– Mo Flava Ft Zano
– DJ Clock
– Twins on Decks
– DJ Fistaz Mixwell
– Da Capo

Fans can expect a few more surprise additions to the

House of Flava line-up and should keep posted to Mo Flava’s social media accounts for the additional reveal.

Tickets are available at Shoprite and Computicket:

General – R300

VIP – R600 (includes VIP Parking, Access to VIP area, Lunch)

VVIP – R1000 (includes VVIP Parking, Access to VVIP upper deck, All day Food service)

Catch Mo Flava on The Morning Fix on Metro FM week days from 8am till 10am

Connect with Mo Flava:

Facebook: Mo Flava
Twitter: @MoFlavaDJ
Instagram: @MoFlava
Website: www.moflavadj.co.za

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Gigi Lamayne releases weekly freestyles in light of Woman’s Month

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Four time South African Hip Hop Award winner and University of Witwatersrand (WITS) Dean’s list student, Gigi Lamayne, has been releasing video freestyles every Friday in August to commemorate Woman’s Month.

Woman’s Month historically is a very important calendar month for women across South Africa, and in celebrating women, Gigi Lamayne has chosen to express the various sides to her, as she celebrates and gives tribute to women in history who have inspired New Politics, Music and Entertainment.

Gigi Lamayne has named her weekly video freestyle series #IronLady. Iron Lady is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of state. The term describes a “strong willed” woman and Gigi Lamayne has used this interpretation to embody herself.

The public reception to Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles has been phenomenal with the latest freestyle #MiriamMakeba currently going viral on social media. As a result, Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles have now been picked up by Channel O and are on high rotation for the next week on the channel. YFM have also picked up the freestyles and are airing the audio clips of the freestyles weekly on Linda Mbuso’s Saturday afternoon show.

Gigi Lamayne has already released her first two video freestyles on her Facebook Fan Page (Gigi Lamayne). The next video freestyle, titled #Fire, is set to be released on Friday 21 August 2015.

All of Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/Queen.Gigi.LaMayne

Freestyle 1: At Ease

– Relax. The Iron Lady is Here (Released Friday, 7 August 2015)

Freestyle 2: Miriam Makeba
– The Iron Lady Prototype (Released Friday, 14 August 2015)

Freestyle 3: Fire
– The Call of The Iron Lady (To be released on Friday, 21 August 2015)

Freestyle 4: Genesis
– The Beginning of The Iron Lady (To be released on Friday, 28 August 2015)

Gigi Lamayne will also be dropping a brand new follow up single to her debut smash hit

“Ice Cream (Remix)” featuring Khuli Chana! The new single is titled “Jungle Fever” and promises to be one of the songs to fill up dance floors across the continent this spring and summer! It has already started receiving high rotating on YFM to amazing response and will be widely sampled to all radio stations in the week starting the 17th of August!

Watch her IceCreamRemix music video featuring Khuli Chana here:

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Khuli Chana’s new single #NoLie featuring Patoranking debuted at number 1 on the YFM #BombChart and #YUrbanTop40 chart over the weekend

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Khuli Chana’s new single #NoLie featuring Patoranking debuted at number 1 on the YFM #BombChart and #YUrbanTop40 chart over the weekend.

Multiple award winning, South African artist, Khuli Chana (“The MotswakOriginator”), broke his personal YFM record over the weekend when for the first time in his career a song of his shot straight to the number 1 position on not one but two YFM charts!

Khuli Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking debuted at the number 1 position on the YFM #BombChart on Saturday, 15 August 2015, as well as at the number 1 position on the YFM #YUrbanTop40 chart on Sunday, 16 August 2015.

Watch Khuli Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking music video here:

Khuli Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking is currently play listed and charting in multiple countries including Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, the UK and South Africa.

Khuli Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking will be available on iTunes and other digital stores and streaming platforms this Friday, 21 August 2015.

The continental release of #NoLie has been supported by a five country Africa tour which began three weeks ago. Having been to Kenya and Zambia already, Khuli Chana is set to start the third leg of his tour this weekend in Ghana where he will perform at the Absolut After Party alongside Ghana’s Stonebwoy. Whilst in Ghana, Khuli Chana will also embark on an extensive TV and radio media tour.

The next stop in Khuli Chana’s Africa tour is in Botswana on the 4th of September followed by Angola in mid September. You can follow Khuli Chana’s Africa tour with the hashtag

#NoLieAfricaTour. Khuli Chana’s
#NoLieAfricaTour comes as an extension to his Absolut ambassadorship after a very successful Absolut MTV MAMA
#BeAbsolut campaign where Absolut were the sponsors of the MTV MAMA
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut category which Khuli Chana presented.

The level of hype and excitement around Khuli Chana’s new single is unprecedented. Not even by the release of his smash hit single. Mnatebawen’ off his second solo studio album, which went on to become a sync deal for a KFC ad campaign.

Khuli Chana remains the only hip hop artist to have won the coveted SAMA Album of The Year. His highly anticipated third solo studio album is due for release at the end of November 2015.

Connect with Khuli Chana:

Facebook: Khuli Chana
Twitter: @KhuliChana
Instagram: @KhuliChana01

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BIGGEST CONTINGENT OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS ON INTERNATIONAL TOUR

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QUEEN of gospel Rebecca Malope and seven other top local artists have been billed to perform in a weekend long event in Zimbabwe at the end of this month.

The contingent will be one of the biggest number of South Africans performing at the same event out of the country since 1994.

Malope, along with the Village Pope Tsepo Tshola, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Lusanda Spiritual Music Group led by Lusanda Mgcina and her son Bethusile as well as Tsepiso Motaung and Dumi Mkokstad will perform over three days in Zimbabwe’s Gwanda township in the Matebeleland South Province.

Stoane Seate, who will be one of the MCs of the three-day extravaganza, completes the line-up of local artists who will perform in Zimbabwe. The main purposes of the event is to celebrate the official opening of the newly-built Gwanda Brethren In Christ Church.

As part of the holy celebrations, the artists, together with leading Zimbabwean artists such as Judith Moyo, will perform at two festivals at the Phelindaba Stadium in Gwanda as a build up to the official celebrations of opening the church.

Event details:

Friday, 28 August 2015 – Music Festival at Phelindaba Stadium from 5pm till late;

Saturday, 29 August 2015 – Music Festival at Phelindaba Stadium from 5pm till late;

Sunday, 30 August 201 5 – Official Opening of Gwanda Brethren In Christ from 10am till 2pm.

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Local celebrities support Cassper’s #FillUpTheDome dream!

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A number of local artists have already bought tickets to Cassper Nyovest’s concert at the Ticket Pro Dome in October.

South African artists are showing their support for Cassper Nyovest. The rapper, who is gearing up for his #FillUpTheDome concert, has received great feedback so far.

Celebs like iFani, Nhlanhla Nciza, and others have already bought their tickets and cannot wait to see the award-winning rapper in action.

Nhlanhla Nciza
“Wassup SA!! Supporting the young homie @casspernyovest in his dream to #FillUpTheDome. Taking my friends and kids. I’m gonna party like I’m 21�…Pls go get yours�…” – Nhlanhla said on Twitter

IFani
“Just bought 4 Golden Circle tickets to Cassper Nyovest #FillUpTheDome concert ?? I’m giving away 2 on my Twitter and 2 on my Facebook. □ I love big dreamers and this initiative will change our country for the better, that’s why I support it wholeheartedly” – IFani said on Instagram

Slikour
“The plan is to #fillupthedome I just got my tickets at Postnet. DoTheRightThing.” – Slikour said on Instagram

On Tuesday, the rapper, who is releasing his new album in October, announced that he plans to go gold in one day, and platinum in a month.

Source & images: Zalebs

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Pharrell Williams faces stormy South African tour

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Concerts scheduled by Pharrell Williams in South Africa next month face disruptions from pro- Palestine protesters over a promotional deal he has with major retailer Woolworths, which has trade ties with Israel.

The Grammy award-winning producer and performer has been targeted by the South African branch of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) movement. It objects to Israel’s 48-year-old occupation of territories where Palestinians seek an independent state.

Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several sustainability-focused projects encompassing fashion and fundraising for education.

“He is about to face the biggest backlash any artist has faced in South Africa in over 30 years, since the days of apartheid,” said Braam Hanekom, a BDS South Africa board member.

“He is walking into a very angry, unhappy environment because he has chosen to walk with Woolworths,” Hanekom told Reuters after the City of Cape Town denied an application by thousands to protest at Pharrell’s first concert on Sept. 21.

He said protesters could block roads on concert nights, potentially delaying proceedings, or even rally inside venues.

Pharrell’s representatives did not respond immediately for comment. Grand West Casino, where the Cape Town concert will take place, said they would not allow any protests on their property. The second concert is in Johannesburg.

Pro-Palestine marches in South Africa often attract large crowds, especially in Cape Town with its large Muslim community.

Woolworths said in a statement that it did not source produce from the occupied territories, less than 0.1 percent of its food came from Israel and that it clearly labelled every product’s country of origin.

The global BDS movement has also campaigned against British security firm G4S over its Israel links. It says its pleas have prompted musicians including Irish rocker Sinead O’Connor and hip hop star Lauryn Hill to support its cause. -Reuters

STORY & IMAGE: TIMESLIVE www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/2015/08/04/Pharrell-Williams-faces-stormy-South-African-tour

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Khuli Chana to drop music video tomorrow for his latest single, No Lie, featuring Patoranking

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Multiple award winning, South African artist, Khuli Chana (“The MotswakOriginator”), released new heat over the weekend whilst in Kenya that saw the song trend when dropped on Nation FM’s #TeamInsomnia radio show. Kenya was the first leg of Khuli Chana’s four country African tour that will see him visit Kenya, Zambia, Angola, Ghana and Botswana in the next 5 weeks.

Khuli Chana will drop the music video to his new single #NoLie featuring Patoranking tomorrow, Friday, 7th August 2015, in East Africa on Kiss TV and KTN, in West Africa on MTV Base Nigeria and in South Africa on Channel O’s Crispy Fresh & Turn Up; and on SABC 1’s Live Amp as well as on his YouTube channel. Khuli Chana will also be in studio to introduce his new music video on Channel O’s Turn Up on Friday, but not before he performs it for the first time ever in South Africa at ANALOGUE NITES tonight, 6th August 2015, at Niche Hangout in Rosebank where he will perform alongside longtime collaborator AKA!

The new song in question is called #NoLie featuring Nigeria’s award winning, reggae-dancehall artist, Patoranking. Patoranking recently won an MTV Africa Music Award (MTV MAMA) for Best New Act Transformed by Absolut.

Khuli Chana coincidentally presented the MTV MAMA to Patoranking, however, their collaboration came about via a family recommendation and connection a year ago. Khuli Chana and Patoranking quickly found themselves vibing together and have since collaborated on three tracks, of which #NoLie is the first to be released.

#NoLie goes live at 3pm CAT tomorrow on Khuli Chana’s YouTube channel via below link:

#NoLie in South Africa
Channel O Crispy Fresh: 17h30 CAT Friday (7 August 2015)

Channel O Turn Up: 19:30 CAT Friday (7 August 2015)

SABC 1 Live Amp: 21:00 CAT Friday (7 August 2015)

In true Khuli Chana Motswako fashion,

#NoLie is an effortless yet explosive fusion of the best of hip hop and dancehall created by two of the best artists in Africa. Enjoy the visuals to what promises to be one of the hottest collaborations coming out the continent this year!

“I had fun working with Pato. Best studio session I’ve ever had. We created the song together from scratch with producer EkellyBeatz. I believe #NoLie is going to be a continental classic hit!” expresses Khuli Chana.

Khuli Chana’s #NoLie featuring Patoranking has had an overwhelmingly positive response from all major radio stations in Kenya such as Capital FM, KISS FM, HomeBoyz Radio, One FM, Nation FM and Radio Maisha just to mention a few. Khuli Chana looks forward to having #NoLie debut in South Africa TV and radio this week.

#NoLie will be available on iTunes and other digital stores and streaming platforms by early next week.

Connect with Khuli Chana:

Facebook: Khuli Chana
Twitter: @KhuliChana
Instagram: @KhuliChana01

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/lost-in-time/id580922761SoundCloud:

http://soundcloud.com/dreamteamsa
YouTube: http://youtube.com/khulichana
Web: http://khulichana.com/

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Gigi Lamayne to perform in Lusaka, Zambia this Saturday

Gigi Lamayne in Lusaka

Four times South African Hip Hop Award winner, Gigi Lamayne is set to perform in Lusaka, Zambia this Saturday for the Miller Sound Clash event alongside Khuli Chana.

“I’m really excited about performing in Lusaka. It’s my first time in Zambia and having Khuli Chana invite me to debut myself to the Zambian crowd is amazing. I’ll be performing as part of his set and I can guarantee it’ll be a memorable one!” expresses Gigi Lamayne.

2015 may have been dubbed the year of the female MC, however Gigi Lamayne is running her own race and is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the Hip Hop industry and is competing on the same level with her male counterparts when she drops her bars!

Every Friday this month, Gigi Lamayne will be dropping visuals where she showcases her talent in short YouTube clips which can be viewed on her Facebook Fan Page here: https://www.facebook.com/Queen.Gigi.LaMayne. Gigi Lamayne’s theme for the month of August is #IronLady and the first video to drop this Friday is called #AtEase!

Gigi Lamayne is featured in the August/September issue of Hype Magazine as one of the Hip Hop forces in the South African music industry. She has four South African Hip Hop Awards under her belt. She was the 2014 Jack Music Scouts Competition winner, and currently has a single out with Khuli Chana called #IceCreamRemix which has held the number 1 spot on Ms Cosmo’s 5FM #TheStirUp local Hip Hop chart, as well as held the number 2 spot on YFM’s Hot 99 Hip Hop chart!

Download #IceCream single here: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/c16ec20d

Watch #IceCreamRemix music video featuring Khuli Chana here:

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“Call me maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen is coming to South Africa”

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Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV announced today, two dates for Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammy Award- nominated multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist, as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

Watch Carly Rae – I Really Like You

The “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You” singer will perform at Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on 21 October 2015 and the Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria on 24 October 2015.

Watch Carly Rae – Call Me Maybe

Show Details:
Cape Town Date: 21 October 2015 Doors: 18:00
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest,

Tickets: Golden Circle – R550
General Standing – R500
Mezzanine Seating – R450

Tickets open 30 July 2015 at 11:00 Tickets from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers

Pretoria Date: 24 October 2015
Doors: 12:00
Venue: Monument Amphitheatre, Tickets: General Standing / Seating – R375

Tickets open 30 July 2015 at 11:00 Tickets from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, E- MO-TION, is the follow-up to Jepsen’s U.S. debut album Kiss, which featured her blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe.” “Call Me Maybe” climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries and has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. It earned Jepsen 2012 GRAMMY nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Kiss also spawned the follow-up hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City, which has been certified double- platinum. Jepsen spent much of 2014 starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, earning rave reviews. The first single released from E-MO-TION, “I Really Like You,” became a global Top 40 hit and earned a host of positive reviews from such outlets as Spin, People, TIME, Nylon, Paper, BuzzFeed and more. The video for “I Really Like You,” which co-stars Tom Hanks, has racked up more than 85 million Vevo views.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album E.MO.TION will be released to South African stores on 21 August. The new single “Run Away with Me” can now be heard on 94.7

Written By Mr Gift Gavinko

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TRESOR takes over Cape Town!

TRESOR wraps up 2015 on a high note

Visit included radio interviews with UCT Radio, MFM 92.6, Bush Radio, Good Hope FM, KFM, Heart FM and Smile FM.

Also included TV appearances on SABC3 Expresso, Afternoon Express & Hectic Nine-9 as well as interviews with Channel 24, News 24 LIVE and the Weekend Argus

New single “Never Let Me Go” rapidly climbing charts across South Africa, currently at #67 on the airplay Top 100

Next stop: Italy!

Visit included Batiti Festival performance in Southern Italy to 60 000 people

Also included local radio and TV interviews to promote his new single

 

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