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Thandiswa Mazwai to host ‘King Tha Day’ on her birthday

Thandiswa Mazwai to host ‘King Tha Day’

Singer and activist Thandiswa Mazwai will be hosting ‘King Tha Day’ on her birthday in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Thandiswa, who is best known as King Tha is turning 42-years-old on the 31st of March and she wants to be surrounded by all her sisters to celebrate her birthday with her at the Newtown Music Factory.

“I’m inviting my sisters to a women only gig on my birthday in celebration of their resilience and strength. It is an attempt to strengthen the sisterhood and together imagine new worlds. We will come together in one space to celebrate our unique power,” said Thandiswa Mazwai.

King Tha is bringing together some of the most powerful and inspirational women in South African media to inspire her all-female get-together.

The line-up of speakers is made up of author and Professor, Pumla Dineo Gqola, lesbian activist and filmmaker, Bev Ditsie, and Mail & Guardian Arts Editor, Milisuthando Bongela.

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Ricky Tyler, releases creative emotive music video for single, Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu Ricky Tyler

SA’s rising RnB/Pop sensation, Ricky Tyler, has just released a creative emotive music video for single, Déjà Vu.

The music video was shot by Playground Productions’ director, Kyle Brown, who chose to shoot the Déjà Vu video in a one camera frame style to showcase how quickly loss can occur.

“Proud to announce my debut video is finally out! I’d like to dedicate this to anyone who has ever lost someone special to them. This video is about life loss and celebration and I hope the video makes you feel something,” expresses Ricky Tyler.

Known to go against the grain and be leaders in their field, Playground Productions’ Kyle Brown and Ricky Tyler wanted to emulate a strong emotion and story on screen in a simple yet effective manner.

The music video is designed to make you feel like your whole world is in slow motion… that you are stuck in this seemingly inescapable moment but then the realisation of it all quickly dawns on you and you find yourself moved and lost in your own emotions.

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