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4 times the Somizi roast wasn’t funny at all

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 18 May 2018

4 times the Somizi roast wasn’t funny at all

The Roast of Somizi which aired on Comedy Central last week has managed to stir up quite the controversy online. Gareth Cliff was the roast master of the event and the panel included Fikile Mbalula, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ntsiki Mazwai, DJ Fresh, Skhumba and others. Since airing, it has received a countless number of opposing reactions...

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AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 26 January 2018

AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

AKA’s latest offering to the fans has come in the form of a four-part doccie called Life on the Road. Life on the Road is exactly as the title suggests, a look at AKA’s life on the road. The story is more like a collection of inserts rather than a complete thought-out narrative. We see...

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3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

by: Cole Ndelu - 26 January 2018

3 Minutes with the Godfather of Grime, Wiley

The atmosphere at The Station Drive in Newtown is electric, the usually deserted building is  filled with gyrating bodies of Joburg’s young influencers. Grime, Gqom beats, an excess of Jose Cuervo tequila and flashing lights transform the abandoned building into an electric 90s rave. The headlining act and the name on everyone’s’ lips is UK...

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RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 January 2018

RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

23 January 2018, brought with it an immeasurable loss in music history. The father of South African Jazz, Hugh Masekela has passed away. Bra Hugh will be remembered for a number of things from his receiving a trumpet from Louis Armstrong at 16, his career in theUSl to being a fierce advocate for justice during...

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5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

by: admin - 12 January 2018

5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

Growing up eKasi is a unique South African experience, and Kwesta was able to capture it in 4:25 minutes in his music video for Spirit. The beauty of the video is in the little details that were included to make the video so reflective of our day to day – from the Hart pots on...

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Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 11 January 2018

Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

Calling all artists looking to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level! British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Digify Africa bring you a brand new training programme designed to give artists the skills they need to make the most of the digital world...

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South Africans invited to pledge and #strideforgood

by: admin - 19 December 2017

South Africans invited to pledge and #strideforgood

Most of us associate alcohol with celebration and good times but unfortunately, violence against women can be related to the irresponsible use of it. Several studies from low- and middle-income countries show that men who abuse alcohol are 1.6 to 4.8 times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence than men who do not misuse it. By...

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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

by: Cole Ndelu - 6 December 2017

Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

The last Bacardi House Party for 2017 is happening this Friday at the Good Luck Bar. The last sessions will feature DJ Shimza and performances by Moonchild, Phil the E, Crazy, Mindos, Faith K, Earful Soul and Soul Healer. You and a friend can join this private party and dance under neon lights to soulful...

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5 Reasons why Cassper Nyovest’s #FillUpFNBStadium concert was a success

by: Lilita Gcwabe - 5 December 2017

5 Reasons why Cassper Nyovest’s  #FillUpFNBStadium concert was a success

Although Cassper didn’t fill up the FNB Stadium to its full capacity, it would be unreasonable to believe the concert was unsuccessful. With a target of 75 000 people to attend, an amazing number of 68 000 tickets were sold. On the 2nd of December 2017, we were stunned and inspired by Cassper’s relentless ambition...

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