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Flexy H stepping up to be counted amongst the best

Article written by Hagamugaga He rose to fame through the Ngoma Republik sessions, and many people including this writer were captivated by his unique talent and he was the stand out performer on these sessions which are meant for exposure to upcoming but talented young artistes and exposed he was. The Ngoma Republik sessions opened … Continue reading

Veteran SA radio personality, Jeremy Mansfield has passed away

Veteran TV and radio personality Robert Jeremy Clayton Mansfield has died, his close friend Samantha Cowen confirmed in a statement on Monday. “This morning a light went out in the world. Jeremy Mansfield passed away just before dawn. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends and boundless love. “Jeremy lived large. He … Continue reading

Zimbabwean musician Victor Kunonga, celebrates birthday at Gava’s

HARARE: Victor Kunonga is a Zimbabwean award-winning Afro-Jazz singer, dancer and songwriter who rose to prominence in 2004, after releasing his debut album Such Is Life. The self-taught acoustic guitarist became a household name with his second album, Uyo that won him a Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) award in 2006. Kunonga was born on 25 October 1974 in Shurugwi. He is the eldest and only son … Continue reading

Teejay Omar releases new single

This morning, Friday the 29th of April 2022, Idols Season 10 competitor Teejay Omar Letlojane released a single titled, ‘Tsamaya’, it’s hot, fresh out of the oven! Teejay, real name Tsietso John Letlojane, grew up in Khutsong in Carletonville. WATCH TSAMAYA BY TEEJAY OMAR ON YOUTUBE: Commenting this evening on how the single was received, … Continue reading

Mezzo_ZA to release debut EP

What happens when three musical geniuses get together during lockdown? They make music of course! Joburg’s trio Mpho Kodisang, Mondli ‘Smondlan’ Masilela and Tsholo Papo who have been in the music industry for a while got together to create Mezzo_ZA. And the new kid on the South African music block is about to dish up … Continue reading

Where is Hugh Masebenza?

When celebrities disappear from the limelight, do we care at all what has befallen them or do we only shower them attention when the spotlight is shining? Then when they pass on, we parade our selfies with them and tell the world how much we loved and adored them. How they were very talented etcetera … Continue reading

South African beauty queen pens a moving message to the late former Miss USA

Former Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi has penned a touching message to her late friend, former Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst. Cheslie (30) was a lawyer and a model, who allegedly took her own life by jumping off a sixty story building, in New York City. Zozi took to Instagram to express her devastation over the … Continue reading

Sello Maake Ka Ncube’s heart has found a home

South African actor, writer, voice artist, director and activist Sello Maake Ka Ncube (61) has taken to Instagram to encourage those on the brink of giving up, “Even if they had written you off from your many failures careerwise, failed relationships or marriages, the bottom-line is God is in control.” “Little did I know my … Continue reading

Makhadzi wishes Master KG a happy birthday

Makhadzi has today wished the Jerusarema hitmaker Master KG, a happy birthday, calling him her soulmate: Happy birthday to you my soulmate 🥰🎉🎂🥂#masterkg #kulakwe pic.twitter.com/UoF6dshUei — Makhadzi (@MakhadziSA) January 31, 2022 Among those who wished them the best is Zimbabwean superstar Jah Prayzah: Happy for you guys. @MasterKGsa happy birthday bro — Jah Prayzah (@jahprayzah) … Continue reading

Katlego Maboe exonerated by the court

JOHANNESBURG: Former media personality Katlego Maboe has announced today on Twitter that he has won the case against his former partner Ms Monique Muller. Statement for immediate release: pic.twitter.com/JRnnMRBSJf — Katlego (@KatlegoMaboe) January 31, 2022 Katlego’s life was turned upside down in October 2020 when the TV personality found himself at the centre of a … Continue reading

Thebe Magugu with Kanye West or not

South African multi-award winning fashion designer has tweeted a photo with the caption: With @kanyewest at Schiaparelli. ‘Kan ye or Kan ye not’ at Schiaparelli fashion show in Paris. With @kanyewest at Schiaparelli 🤍 pic.twitter.com/aa4PK9phDm — THEBE MAGUGU (@_ThebeMagugu_) January 24, 2022 Many would be forgiven for being skeptical, for heaven’s sake why would a … Continue reading

Veteran actor Patrick Shai has passed away

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans are mourning the death of veteran actor Patrick Shai, who allegedly committed suicide in his garage at his home in Dobsonville, Soweto. Shai’s family confirmed the news of his passing in a short statement on earlier today, “It is with great sadness to announce the passing of the veteran actor Patrick … Continue reading

Zimbabwean legendary musician Zex Manatsa, has passed away

Zimbabwe: Legendary musician of the ‘Chipo Chiroorwa’ fame Zex Manatsa, has passed away. He was 78 years old. News of his untimely death has been confirmed on his Facebook page: “With great sadness we would like to let everyone know that our Father, Our Legend, Pastor and Sekuru Zexie Manatsa, has succumbed to cancer. May … Continue reading


The 23rd of January 2022 is the 4th anniversary of the passing of South African iconic musician and cultural activist Hugh Masekela. To remember him and celebrate his life, Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation and Assupol will host a virtual Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival on http://www.skyroomlive.com at 20:00 CAT. “My biggest obsession is to show Africans, … Continue reading

SA soapie actress’ wife allegedly arrested over property vandalism

Article by Constance van Niekerk, AB NEWS EDITOR Johannesburg: Letoya Makhene who acts as Tshidi Moroka in long running SA soapie, Generations The Legacy and her wife businesswoman Lebo Keswa, are constantly in the limelight for the wrong reasons. From accusations of unpaid debts and bankruptcy, the couple is making headlines yet again, this time, … Continue reading

Roki’s Chidzoka, a review

Article written by Tafadzwa Tarumbwa I am not a fan of Passion Java’s so-called “pastor-hood” or his unwarranted political entanglements… But (putting all that aside) I need to comment on the new (remixed/acoustic) version of Roki’s Chidzoka which Java’s studio released 9 hours ago. This 3rd Chidzoka version is a real tearjerker. Its vocals are … Continue reading

One of Vaal’s radio personalities up for an award

SEDIBENG.- A few days ago I had the privilege of interviewing Lekoa FM Radio station manager, Kenneth Zakathi (32),  a nominee for the Best Radio Presenter Category in the provincial level of the Mzansi Arts & Media Awards (MAMA) 2021. “The MAMA serve as a platform to uplift upcoming artists and creatives in South Africa. … Continue reading

Fans react to Winky D’s ‘Happy Again’

Winky D, born Wallace Chirumiko is a multi-award winning ZimDancehall artist, popularly known as Dancehall Igwe, Ninja President and Gafa among other stage names. Winky has just released a new single after a while. The song premiered yesterday on YouTube. I’ve just watched the newly released video and I must say it’s quite a surprise. … Continue reading

Oooth & PJ Powers, ‘It’s Quite Simple Collab’ Tour dates announced

The Johannesburg Rock band and SAMA nominee, Oooth, led by Jason Oosthuizen joins forces with South African musical icon and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient P. J Powers, Thandeka, to bring you the ultimate summer nights of rock and PJ’s greatest Afropop hits. Watch It’s Quite Simple here – P. J Powers, born Penelope Jane Dunlop … Continue reading

Terry Pheto in the most romantic African love story of all time

I recently watched the movie, A United Kingdom starring our very own beauty with brains, multi-award winning actress, Terry Pheto in what I believe to be the most romantic African love story of all time. This movie, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike as Seretse Khama, first president of Botswana and Ruth Khama his wife, left me in … Continue reading

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