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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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Boss Zonke… Spiro Damaskinos on how to bag a Sony Music deal

by: Ayanda Ngcozana - 2 April 2015

Boss Zonke… Spiro Damaskinos on how to bag a Sony Music deal

Our Boss Zonke series aims to land you the job that you really want. We’ll be interviewing bosses in different industries to find out what they look for in potential candidates. This week, we talk to Spiro Damaskinos who is a marketing director for Sony Music.

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Is Arab cultural distortion contributing to Islamophobia?

by: Rafieka Williams - 27 November 2014

Is Arab cultural distortion contributing to Islamophobia?

From Rihanna and Selena Gomez with their tattoos, to Chris Brown and Kanye West with their fashion statements, various things that have symbolic significance in the Arab world have been appropriated by celebrities and have become trends in the world of pop culture. I say this sh*t is unfair and it needs to stop! As...

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Sprite Uncontainable 2014 finals jump off

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 4 August 2014

Sprite Uncontainable 2014 finals jump off

At 15:30 Bongani (my photographer) and I found ourselves in a panic-driven rush to get to the Sprite Uncontainable Hip-Hop Finals Challenge held at Zone 6 Venue which was set to start at four pm. A mix of relief and relaxation washed over me as we got to the venue and I realised the official challenge...

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Kid X on the come up

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 2 July 2014

Kid X on the come up

“Eisan bebasbiza omalambane now sidla izambane lika pondo,” these are the lyrics of Bonginkosi “Kid X” Mahlangu. Loosely translated; “they used to call us poor but now, we are making money.” At this point in his career, X can certainly back up a statement like that. He has come a long way. Dressed in camouflage chinos, a matching...

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Catch Cassper if you can!

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 25 June 2014

Catch Cassper if you can!

“Lenna kea galla go bula di SAMA, and then its the Grammy’s I swear ima do it.” Setswana for “I also wish to open the SAMA’s, and then it’s the Grammy’s, I swear I’ll do it,” these are the words of Refiloe “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo. The man with arguably the most anticipated Hip Hop album...

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#SONA2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Fashionable

by: Thandile Majivolo - 18 June 2014

#SONA2014: The Good, The Bad, and the Fashionable

Social media went crazy with commentary on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address last night. “Experts” in the politics, health, and fashion departments had a lot to say (or rather text) about the proceedings at Parliament’s fifth commencement. Hot on the agenda was President Zuma’s speech. Many tweeps felt that the speech was...

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South African Hip Hop Awards 2013 – Review

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 21 November 2013

South African Hip Hop Awards 2013 – Review

Wednesday night was the second annual South African Hip Hop Awards at the Alex Theatre in Braamfontein & Live Magazine SA correspondents Nomsa & Thapelo were on hand to bring the news exclusively from the venue with live tweeting & instant updates. The set up from outside looked proper with a red carpet & expectations...

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STYLE ICONS: BONANG MATHEBA VS NONI GASA

by: Sinovuyo Sese - 12 November 2013

STYLE ICONS: BONANG MATHEBA VS NONI GASA

Bonang Matheba The 26-year-old Bonang, populary known as B* is a TV presenter, a radio DJ, voice over artist ,MC, actress and fashion designer. She is the owner of Bonang Matheba entertainment, the production company responsible for “Lights, Camera, Fashion”. In 2008 she launched her first clothing range with Legit, called Just B and followed...

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Don’t Touch Me On My Blackface Studio

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 7 November 2013

Don’t Touch Me On My Blackface Studio

Actress Julianne Hough made a mistake she’ll hopefully regret for as long as possible when she decided to dress up as her favorite ‘Orange Is The New Black’ character and used Blackface makeup to look more like Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren who is played by the talented Uzo Aduba. People of all races all over the world had something...

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