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Terry Pheto invited to France by Longines

Terry Pheto  Longines

Internationally award-winning South African actress, Terry Pheto, is set to attend the Prix de Diane Longines, the world’s most important race for fillies, this Sunday, 18 June 2017 in Chantilly France as a VIP guest of the Principles of Longines.

The Longines Principles in Switzerland are looking to start a relationship with Terry Pheto and have extended an invitation to her to travel to France with their local Brand Manager this weekend. Longines welcomes Terry Pheto to be a part of their family. She is currently the only South African to be associated with their brand.

Longines is a luxury watch company based in St Imier, Switzerland for the last 185 years. The company and its timepieces are highly regarded for their timeless elegance, tradition and performance. Their global ambassadors include the likes of Kate Winslet, Simon Baker and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan just to name a few.

“It’s an absolute honour to accept the invitation from the Longines Principles to attend the Prix de Diane Longines races this Sunday. I’m looking forward to being a part of their family and fostering a long term meaningful relationship with them,” expresses Terry Pheto.

“We could not have made a more fitting choice of a South African association for Longines. Terry Pheto exudes everything the brand stands for and we look forward to having her be a part of our family. We’re excited to journey with her and see this relationship grow,” shares Tanya Miles, Brand Manager Longines.

Terry Pheto’s exclusive invitation to the Prix de Diane Longines comes off the back of her winning Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK for her role in the internationally acclaimed movie, A United Kingdom.

Make sure to follow Terry Pheto on social media for updates on her attendance of the Prix de Diane Longines in Chantilly France this Sunday.

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KWESTA’S DAKAR II EARNS HISTORIC PLATINUM STATUS

KWESTA’S DAKAR II

BREAKING NEWS: Just off the back of winning six accolades at the recent South African Music Awards (SAMA23) hip hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, has reached two highly significant milestones as of today.  It has been announced this morning that Kwesta’s critically acclaimed DaKAR II album has officially been certified PLATINUM and subsequently his smash hit single Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has officially been certified quintuple (5 times) PLATINUM.

Kwesta’s momentous platinum milestones are an accumulation of hard work, resilience and consistency over the past decade. Having declared DaKAR II as his most important work to date, with the industry acknowledgement of his work and the tens of thousands of purchases of his music, is testament to the significance of the album not only to the rapper but for the South African music industry at large.

DaKAR II has had significant impact in the South African music culture since its release in February 2016. It has also opened up doors across the continent for Kwesta.

Ngud’ off DaKAR II has also played a noteworthy role is bridging the gaps of music consumption in the country with its substantial crossover appeal to all demographics.

Refiloe Ramogase, GM of Sound African Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment Africa

“We at Sound African Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment Africa are extremely proud of Kwesta and would like to congratulate him on his platinum milestones and recent SAMA23 wins. These accolades are a reflection of his perseverance and a testament to his loyal fan support. We encourage him to enjoy this time and reflect on his significant journey that has led to this point and to continue working hard, if not harder than he has ever done before,” expresses Refiloe Ramogase, GM of Sound African Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment Africa.

Stream or download Kwesta’s platinum certified DaKAR II album by visiting: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/8YRVi

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Comedian, radio & television personality, Nina Hastie, adds third TV show to her already impressive resume

Nina Hastie

Multi talented comedian, actor, writer, radio and television personality, Nina Hastie, has joined the TV show, Karakters, making it the third simultaneous TV show she is currently on. Having already found huge success on Trending SA and Soap On A Rope, SABC TV viewers can now also catch Nina Hastie on Karakters every Friday at 7pm on SABC 2.

Arguably ones of the hardest working women on TV currently, and the newest signed talent to Vth Season, one of Africa’s leading Talent Management and Entertainment Marketing Agencies; Nina Hastie is proving that 2017 is definitely her year.

“I’m exceptionally grateful to be in a position to do what I love for a living, and also to have it love me back. It feeds my soul. I am enjoying giving an inclusive South African offering to a deserving audience. It’s time we started laughing at the wrong things for the right reasons. For me, that’s how we fix societal wrongs – ridicule it, until it wants to change itself,” shares Nina Hastie.

With a number of exciting projects under her belt already, Nina Hastie is looking to make an even greater impact in the second half of the year with a couple of solo comedy projects that the country should definitely look out for.

“Nina Hastie is a great example of hard work, determination and resilience and an all-round entertainer. She changes hats from TV to radio to stage with ease and enthusiasm, which explains why she has managed to capture the hearts of so many South Africans from all walks of life and has positioned herself as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry,” expresses Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.

Nina Hastie On Touch HD Breakfast

A self-confessed over achiever, Nina Hastie presently co-hosts the Touch HD Breakfast show with Glen Lewis and with the addition of Karakters, she is on three television shows that are all currently airing namely: Trending SA, Soap On A Rope and Karakters.

Nina Hastie’s aura, style and uniqueness make her a paramount personality in the South African urban youth culture and entertainment industry. Make sure to follow her and @VthSeason on social media for upcoming projects to be announced soon.

Connect with Nina Hastie:

Facebook: Nina Hastie (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537036130)
Twitter: @THATNinaHastie
Instagram: @THATNinaHastie

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KWESTA OWNS SAMA23 WITH SIX AWARDS

Kwesta

South Africa’s multiple award winning Hip Hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, entered the 23rd annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) as the most nominated artist, and left the biggest winner bagging six awards in some of the most sought after categories over the weekend. The prestigious annual awards ceremony took place on Friday and Saturday evening at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West province.

Kwesta walked away with the following awards:

  • SAMRO Highest Airplay Of The Year for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest
  • SAMPRA Highest Airplay Of The Year for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest
  • Best Rap Album for Da KAR II
  • Best Male Artist Of The Year
  • Best Album Of The Year for Da KAR II
  • Best Collaboration for Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest

Leading to the SAMAs, Kwesta had already started his winning streak last week Wednesday when his most personal music video to date, Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe, featuring Thabsie reached an impressive 2 million views on VEVO mark.  As if that wasn’t enough only 24 hours later, the video to another hit from the DaKAR II album, Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest, hit a notable 4 million views on VEVO. Both music video milestone views were reached in remarkable timelines of 90 days and 15 months respectively.

Kwesta’s Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has been a ground breaking single for the South African Hip Hop culture, as the song transcended beyond Hip Hop listeners, to people of all ages, races and cultures.  Ngud’ maintained the number #1 position in the SA Top 100 Playlist chart for 12 consecutive weeks.

With six Top 20 radio singles released, an Album of the Year for South Africa nod from iTunes and Apple Music and 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 iTunes chart upon its release; Kwesta has positioned himself as a powerhouse artist with his highly acclaimed Da KAR II album not just in the South African music scene, but on the continent.

Kwesta’s SAMA wins are just another testament to his hard work and talent. Get your hands on Kwesta’s six times SAMA winning Da KAR II album here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/8YRVi

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Kwesta Dominates The #SAMA23 With 6 Award Wins

Kwesta

South African award winning Hip Hop artist and songwriter, Senzo Vilakazi popularly known as Kwesta, is one of the leading award winners for this year’s South African Music Award (SAMA) 23 with 6 SAMA wins credited to his brand and critically acclaimed album, DaKAR II.

Kwesta has received #SAMA23 Awards in the below categories:

  • Best Male Artis Of The Year (DaKAR II)
  • Highest Airplay Of The Year SAMA Award
  • The SAMPRA Highest Airplay Of The Year SAMA
  • Album Of The Year (DaKAR II)
  • Best Rap Album (DaKAR II)
  • Best Collaboration (Ngud’ ft Cassper Nyovest off DaKAR II)
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TRESOR releases colourful 80’s inspired video for his new single, Remedy

Remedy by Tresor

2016’s SAMA Best POP Album winner, TRESOR, has everyone talking about his latest music video for single Remedy, which is fast gaining momentum on airways across the country. Remedy is currently number #19 on the Top 20 most played songs in South Africa and is already charting on radio stations such as 5FM, Good Hope FM and Rhodes Music Radio. The Remedy music video is also charting on the likes of Trace Urban and Trace Africa where it features at number #8 after being out for just three weeks.

Many have taken to social media to express their sentiments about TRESOR’s rising hit single such as the likes of Bonang Matheba.

Bonang MathebaTRESOR’s rising hit single

The song Remedy represents a healing love: the kind that makes life euphoric. The essence of euphoria was brought into the music video with very bright colours and an 80’s Disco Pop feel.

Shot in Cape Town over two days in a studio, TRESOR and director Yash Lucid came up with the concept and built on the vision together. TRESOR shares: “The concept of the video is inspired by 80’s Disco Pop colours and fashion. We wanted to bring a hip African feel to it so we added the Panstula dancers who made the video magical! The music video takes you back to the time of the likes of Chicco Twala and Brenda Fassie… from styling to the whole aesthetic! We achieved our vision perfectly,” expresses TRESOR.

Benza of Vth Season shares: “TRESOR is constantly looking to raise the bar with his music and creative direction which comes across seamlessly in the Remedy music video. TRESOR is leading the pack to defining the African Pop sound on the continent as he consciously fuses Afrocentric elements in all his brand touch points. We are very proud of TRESOR and the work that he has put out. The Remedy music video is a treat and should be watched by all.”

TRESOR’s sophomore album, The Beautiful Madness, is currently available for pre-order; which when purchased, will give you Speed of Sound, Remedy and Wonder as instant gratification singles.

Pre-order TRESOR’s The Beautiful Madness here: https://itun.es/za/LYDdjb

The global digital release of The Beautiful Madness will be available this Friday, 26 May 2017. For excited fans and music connoisseurs, tune into 5FM tomorrow morning and Friday morning just after 8am on the Roger Goode Show to hear some exclusive never heard before tracks off The Beautiful Madness.

Follow TRESOR and @VthSeason on social media for updates on TRESOR’s highly anticipated sophomore album, which follows the release of his immensely successful SAMA Best POP debut album VII, which garnered TRESOR two number #1 iTunes singles in Italy and a growing fan base globally.

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Ms Cosmo wins Best Traffic Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards

Ms Cosmo

5FM Radio Host and Radio Traffic Presenter, Ms Cosmo, received a prestigious Liberty Radio Award in the category Best Traffic Presenter for her traffic presenting role on the 5FM Roger Goode Show. The glitzy award ceremony took place this past Saturday at the Sandton Convention Centre.

The Liberty Radio Awards (formerly known as the MTN Radio Awards) has awarded over 450 presenters, producers, shows and stations since its inception in 2010 and continues to be a benchmark platform of recognition in the industry. Ms Cosmo’s win is testimony to her being highly rated by a panel of industry experts.

Ms Cosmo who officially joined the Roger Goode Show as a traffic presenter last year, quickly built a reputable name for herself on the show and the industry acknowledgement of her winning the Liberty Radio Award in the category Best Traffic Presenter speaks volumes of her talent, versatility and ability to learn fast; as she came out tops against more seasoned traffic presenters.

This is not the first time that Ms Cosmo has received acknowledgement for her work on radio. Ms Cosmo is a previous recipient of a South African Hip Hop Award in the category Best Hip Hop Show for her weekly show The Stir Up on 5FM which she designed and conceptualized herself.

Just off the back of winning Best Traffic Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards, Ms Cosmo will now be presenting the traffic in the morning as The Roger Goode Show now takes the morning breakfast slot on 5FM every weekday from 6 – 9am. The #Reshuffle5FM was announced this morning.

Ms Cosmo

Ms Cosmo’s award and new timeslot on 5FM add to the recent success Ms Cosmo has been enjoying with her debut single Connect featuring Nasty C, Rouge and Kwesta, which has been dominating urban radio charts over the past few weeks including taking the coveted number #1 spot on 5FM’s Hip Hop Top 10 at 10, as well as the coveted number #1 spots on both YFM’s Urban Top 40 Chart and The Bomb Chart.

Make sure you request Connect on your favourite radio stations and follow Ms Cosmo on social media for more updates. Ms Cosmo is still hosting her show, The Stir Up, every Sunday on 5FM from 7 – 10pm.

Stream or download Ms Cosmo’s Connect featuring Nasty C, Rouge and Kwesta here: https://itun.es/za/B1nYhb?i=1204346269

Connect with Ms Cosmo:

Facebook: Ms Cosmo (https://www.facebook.com/MsCosmoDJPage/)
Twitter: @MsCosmoDJ
Instagram: @MsCosmoDJ
Website: http://www.mscosmodj.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQ50VvCjkVU47jARGEIYPg

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Kwesta is one of the leading SAMA nominees with 5 SAMA nominations

Kwesta

South African award winning Hip Hop artist and songwriter, Senzo Vilakazi popularly known as Kwesta, is one of the leading nominees for this year’s South African Music Award (SAMA) 23 with 5 SAMA nominations credited to his brand and critically acclaimed album, DaKAR II.

Kwesta has received SAMA nominations in the below categories:

  • Best Male
  • Album Of The Year (DaKAR II)
  • Best Rap Album (DaKAR II)
  • Best Collaboration (Ngud’ ft Cassper Nyovest off DaKAR II)
  • Best Collaboration (Mayibabo ft DJ Bucks, Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa off DaKAR II)

As one of the strongest players in the Hip Hop industry since releasing DaKAR II, Kwesta’s 5 SAMA nominations come off the back of the recent success of his latest radio single released off DaKAR II titled Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe. Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe took the coveted number #1 spot on the Metro FM Top 40 chart this past weekend and the music video, which is Kwesta’s most personal release yet, has clocked over the 1 million views mark since its VEVO release just a few weeks ago.

Watch Kwesta’s new music video for Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe here: https://sonymusicafrica.lnk.to/8YRVi

Kwesta’s 5 SAMA nominations come as no surprise and are well deserved as his DaKAR II album was selected by iTunes and Apple Music as the winner of the Album of the Year for South Africa in 2016, and the album has released five Top 20 radio singles including smash hit single Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest which became a theme song across all demographics in South Africa.

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Mabala Noise pays tribute to Jazz legend Thandi Klaasen

Jazz legend Thandi Klaasen

Entertainment powerhouse, Mabala Noise Entertainment, has paid tribute to renowned jazz musician Thandi Klaasen who has died aged 86 and lauded her impact in the music fraternity.

Affectionately known as Sis Thandi, Klaasen was not just a brilliant jazz musician. She was far more than that; she was the very embodiment of triumph over adversity.

Mabala Noise praised Thandi Klaasen for her epic resilience of spirit both locally and abroad and also recognised the impact she has had in the music industry in a career that spanned over three decades.

Klaasen has received many honours, most recently the presidential Order of the Baobab in Gold from president Jacob Zuma. This jazz legend will always be remembered for her indomitable spirit and as a person who succeeded against all odds.

Over the years Klaasen also became a pillar of support for younger female artists like Mara Louw and many others by offering her wise counsel on issues that where outside the realm of jazz.

Thandi Klaasen is one of the fiercest and legendary jazz icons the country has seen in the last century and if it was not for legends like her, record labels like Mabala Noise would not exist.

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Relebogile Mabotja to host Solid Gold on 702 this Saturday from 1 – 4pm

Relebogile Mabotja

SAFTA and SAMA award winning actress and singer, musical director, newly appointed youngest SAMRO board member ever, and radio host, Relebogile Mabotja, is set to fill in for Alex Jay tomorrow and host the highly popular weekend music show, Solid Gold, from 1pm until 4pm.

Known to be a talk show radio host, this will be the first time Relebogile Mabotja will be hosting a music format radio show.

“I’m looking forward to hosting 702’s Solid Gold show tomorrow. I love music and have surprisingly never hosted a music radio show before. Can’t wait for the challenge and having fun whilst interacting with listeners and enjoying our favourite golden oldies” expresses Relebogile Mabotja.

Relebogile Mabotja is currently 702’s new Early Breakfast show host. After honing her craft on the station for a period of 18 months, she took over the Early Breakfast show in October this year and 702 listeners are now waking up to her vivacious personality and on air charisma.

Make sure to tune into 702’s Solid Gold tomorrow from 1pm – 4pm to catch Relebogile Mabotja host her first music radio show.

To listen to podcasts of Relebogile Mabotja’s 702 shows, visit her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RelebogileMabotj

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