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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image via Instagram(@Abdul Khoza). Kwenzo Ngcobo and Abdul Khoza, who starred in Showmax Original telenovela The Wife, will reunite for a new comedy series called Ekhaya Backpackers. In The Wife, Ngcobo and Khoza played the Zulu brothers. Other cast members joining the two actors are Thobani Mbhele,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Actress Moitheri "Terry" Phetto, her sister Dimakatso and her fashion designer friend Thula Sindi are entangled in a controversy involving the misappropriation of a R5m grant intended for a poultry farm from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). In the new revelations by the SIU, Pheto was found…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. It's been a year since the passing of the iconic South African and multi-award-winning musician Kiernan "AKA" Forbes, who was just 35. Forbes was shot and killed on February 10, 2023, outside the Wish Restaurant on Florida Road, Durban. His close friend, seasoned chef and celebrated author,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. South African singer Tyla has won for Best African Music Performance for her song "Water", which has reached global popularity and made various achievements. Tyla accepted her award at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards premiere ceremony at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. The premiere ceremony,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday dismissed an application by veteran musician Arthur Mafokate to have his luxury guest house released from a preservation order. Last year, the National Prosecuting Authority's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) obtained a preservation order to freeze Mafokate's La Villa Rosa guest…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. A Big Brother Mzansi housemate Lindokuhle Nsele, better known as Bravo B has been disqualified, and Tshepo Tau, also known as Makhekhe will be reprimanded after indulging in an inappropriate discussions. This comes after viewers complained about the conversation they had, which left them scared…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After an entertaining six episode run on Channel O and Mzansi Magic, Mikhale Jones has emerged as the winner of MTN Pulse Virals, walking away with a prize package valued at R200 000. Not merely another talent show, against seven other contestants Jones made it through a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File: Gospel artist Dr Tumi took gospel lovers through a spiritual journey during the Gathering of Worshippers at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. Image: Rosetta Msimango. Dr Tumi, Keke Phoofolo, Pimville and Sbu Noah will perform at the 2024 edition of Kalahari Annual Gospel Explosion at the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Lawrence Maleka Instagram. The highly anticipated Big Brother Mzansi Season 4 kicked off last night with a thrilling premiere, introducing viewers to the 23 housemates competing for the grand prize of R2 million. The reality show will unfold over 70 days, with the grand finale…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @RealBlackCoffee. Internationally acclaimed DJ and music producer Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee is recovering after a "severe travel accident" in Argentina,his management has confirmed. The Grammy award winner was injured on his way to a performance in Mar Del Plata, a statement posted on his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. M-Net unveils a new telenovela entitled Champions, which will be replacing the reruns of The River on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) from 5 February. It will feature talent such as Sello Maake ka-Ncube, Tumisho Masha, and Jo-Anne Reyneke and introduces the breakout duo of Rethabile Mohapi and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The memorial service for former radio presenter Mthobeli "KCi" August took place at the Sandton Assemblies of God in Sandton,Johannesburg. The former uMhlobo Wenene FM presenter's lifeless body was discovered in his Johannesburg home on 29 December. A cause of death hasn't been confirmed, and the family…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Legendary South African playwright, musician, writer, lyricist, composer, director, choreographer and theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema has died. He was 68. Ngema died in a tragic car accident in Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape while returning from attending a funeral, according to his family. He was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Friends, family members and industry colleagues of the late musician Bulelwa "Zahara" Mkutukana gathered at the East London International Convention Centre to remember her life and legacy. The multi-award winning muso died in hospital more than a week ago surrounded by family and loved ones. Zahara broke…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Award-winning gospel choir Joyous Celebration has shared news of the death of Zimbabwean-born gospel singer Eric Moyo. Moyo died in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape on Wednesday after a short illness. In a statement released by Joyous Celebration Family, they said Eric was discovered by another founding member, Lindelani…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African comedian, writer, and producer Trevor Noah has been nominated for the first time in the upcoming 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Noah received the prestigious nomination in the category of Best Performance in Stand-up Comedy on Television for his performance on Where Was I. He…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Multi-award winning musician Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana) has passed away at the age of 36. Zahara was admitted to hospital following complaints about physical pain. Her family issued a statement last month thanking the public for their outpouring of love and support while they asked for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The case against rapper and TV presenter Jub Jub has been postponed to the 5th of February at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court. Maarohanye made his appearance at the the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday morning. During his court appearance last month, the rapper, through his legal representative,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Kwaito group TKzee's classic album Halloween celebrates its 25th anniversary since its release in 1998. The group is made up of Zwai Bala, Kabelo Mabalane and the late Tokollo Tshabalala. Unfortunately, 45-year-old Magesh passed away in 2022 after an epileptic seizure. The nine track album…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Mzansi Magic. Actor, TV and Radio personality has bagged a reality show called Life With Moshe, and it will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic. In March, Ndiki announced on Instagram that he will become a dad of twins, born via surrogacy. He also said that…
Lifestyle Reporter. @GettyImages. Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is being investigated by the New York City Police Department as he faces a lawsuit from his ex-girlfriend Cassie over alleged abuse, according to a report. The rapper, 54, is the subject of what appears to be a sexual assault case, according…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Will Smith team is denying a new allegation he and Duane Martin were caught in a dressing room having sex years ago, labelling the accusation 'unequivocally false'. Brother Bilaal, who describes himself as the actor's ex-personal assistant, made the shock accusation in an now viral interview…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Tourism Business Council's Tourism Campaign for South Africa (TBCSA), starring comedian Trevor Noah, has been officially released on various social media platforms. The advert is part of a worldwide push to attract more tourists to the country. In the advert, Noah is telling the globe why…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Picture: Twitter. The music producer and songwriter' Marc Rantseli, of the band duo, Marc Alex, has died at the age 58. Rantseli passed away on Thursday morning in hospital after a short illness. According to his brother Alex Rantseli, Marc was admitted to the hospital two weeks…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Actress Lebohang Mpyana famously known as Khelina from Mzansi Magic's DiepCity has sadly died at the age of 34. Her family confirmed her passing on the actress's Facebook page on Thursday morning. "It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our daughter Lebogang Mpyana. Lebo…
Entertainment Reporter. Matthew Perry at the 2022 GQ Men of the Year party in West Hollywood in November. (Willy Sanjuan / Invision / Associated Press). Matthew Perry, troubled star of the smash hit TV sitcom "Friends," was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, US media reported.…
Entertainment Reporter. Hair restoration should not and need not be a taboo in modern society, says rising South African star Thabiso Bapela, known for his roles in Giyani: Land of Blood, Gomora, and Generations: The Legacy. More and more, men aren't spared the same vice of frivolous beauty ideals that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. From the thousands that entered this season's Idols SA, only three remain, and only two will stand head-to-head in the grand finale on Saturday 4 November. This week saw the top 3 Thabo, Princess and Faith, set the stage for an evening filled with anticipation and incredible…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Lunch with Hitler, a short film shot entirely in German, with English subtitles, won a SAFTA Craft Award last weekend in the Best Online Content category. The eight minute film, written and directed by Johannesburg-based filmmaker Christopher Grant Harvey, was inspired by accounts of the young women…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The life of author and cancer activist Zoleka Mandela was honoured in a memorial service held at the Mandela family home on Thursday. Mandela died earlier this week after a long battle with cancer that had metastasised to her lungs, spine and other organs. As per the…
Entertainment Reporter. The final-ever Showstopper in Idols SA entertained its way into the history books as one of the most outstanding in the competition's 19 seasons. With flames, fireworks and sensational choreography coming to the Mosaïek Teatro stage, it was the perfect setting for the unveiling of the top 7.…
Entertainment Reporter. Drama series Adulting is coming back for season 2, Showmax announced on Friday, confirming production has started. The first season set a new record for the most first-day views on Showmax of any drama series, well ahead of Succession S4, The Last of Us S1 and The White…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The award-winning actress Lerato Mvelase will play a lead role in the newly thirteen-part series Icala, alongside the charismatic Bheki Sibiya (eHostela). Icala will premiere on Monday, 9 October at 8pm on Mzansi Magic channel 161. Imagine this: A man, reckless and self-centered, thinks his death end…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku stars as Sihle Biyela in the hit new Showmax Original Outlaws, which is currently at #1 on the streamer's Top 20. The modern-day Western tells the story of two families at war with each other: the Zulu, cattle-farming Biyela clan and the Basotho, cattle-raiding Ts'eoles.…
By Alani Coetsee. Image Supplied. Acclaimed South African filmmaker Stefan Enslin hopes to add two Golden Horns to his list of achievements after being nominated for two South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) in August. His film War Dogs and I, which tells the gripping story of Kobus Olivier,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. MultiChoice today confirmed that the standout SHAKA ILEMBE drama series, which has won fans and rave reviews in abundance, has been commissioned for a second season. The series is more than a sprawling TV opus and a dramatic reframing of the mythos of the mighty Shaka Zulu.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Grammy Award winner Zakes Bantwini shares local artist line-up for Abantu concert at DHL Stadium ahead of international guest act announcement. The line-up includes the likes of Goldfish, Boity, Musa Keys, K.O, Nomcebo Zikode, Goodluck, Jeremy Loops, and Sun-El Musician. "When we first came up with…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The second live show of Idols SA season 19 saw the men of the top 12 throw their hats in the ring for a place in the final-ever top 10. Just like their female counterparts did last week, the guys collaborated with former Idols SA winners and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Masasa Mbangeni. Image source: @Madlomo. Mnet has released photos of Devil's Peak – the upcoming five-episode crime thriller based on the best-selling 2004 novel by world-renowned South African writer Deon Meyer. Devil's Peak - centres on Detective Benny Grissel (Hilton Pelser), tasked with tracking down a righteous…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye. Picture: Instagram @official_jubjub. Television presenter and rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye handed himself over to police in Johannesburg on Thursday after a warrant of arrest was issued for him. Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says, "Police can confirm that Maarohanye handed himself over…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. *Spoiler alert* The latest episode of Shaka iLembe introduced a different tone compared to the end of episode five which saw the traditional newlywed love between King Senzangakhona kaJama (Senzo Radebe) and Queen Nandi kaMbengi (Nomzamo Mbatha) while this week's episode six showcased a lot of emotional…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Binnelanders actor Bradley Olivier (36), has died on Thursday after being placed on life support at the Life Flora Hospital in Johannesburg. In a statement, the family said Olivier passed on "peacefully" at Life Flora Hospital on Thursday. "Although Bradley's life ended before his time the time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SABC and Danie Odendaal Productions announced that the long-running popular soapie '7de Laan' will not be recommissioned for another season when season 24 ends in December 2023. 7de Laan was first broadcast on 4 April 2000 - initially with only one episode a week before it grew…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter Burna Boy, real name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu MFR, will be heading to South Africa for a concert in September. The Last hit maker made waves in South Africa when he headlined the Delicious Festival last year to a rousing fanfare. Followers…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SABC3 aired the first episode of Crown Chasers and Lebohang Raputsoe became the first Miss South Africa finalist, to be voted out of Crown Chasers series. In the first episode, viewers met the finalists in the running for the title of Miss South Africa 2023 and learned…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Steve Tanchel. Three weeks after its premiere episode set records for Mzansi Magic viewership, Shaka ILembe has posted a big new win. DStv has now confirmed that Catch Up viewing for its debut episode is now the highest the brand has ever recorded for a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Media personality Dineo Ranaka has shared that she's struggling with suicidal thoughts. Picture: Instagram/dineoranaka. Radio personality Dineo Ranaka, took social media platform to confirm that she has been fired as the Kaya FM's 959 Breakfast show host. Via an Instagram post on Saturday 8 July., " She…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:DJ Sbu. House of BNG, one of South Africa's leading MCC brands, has announced its continued partnership with the prestigious Miss South Africa pageant. The collaboration coincides with the launch of the exciting reality series "Crown Chasers," where Bonang Matheba, the owner of The House of…
Entertainment Reporter. Idols fans should brace themselves for the most sensational season yet as the iconic talent search competition returns to the screens for its final installment, aptly titled "iLast Number." Beginning on Saturday, 8 July 2023, viewers can tune in to Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 6pm for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African film director, writer, and co-creator of Yizo Yizo Teboho Moseling Mahlatsi has passed away aged 49. The tragic news were posted on social media by comedian David Kau on behalf of the family of Teboho Mahlatsi. Mahlatsi was part of the groundbreaking and controversial youth…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The 127th running of the Hollywoodbets Durban July always brings excitement in Durban and all over the country of South Africa. The theme for this year's event is "Out of this World", and organizers promised a truly out-of-this-world experience. In the lead-up to the race, there have…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Media personality Dineo Ranaka has given her fans an update on her well-being, after sharing her struggles with mental health. Ranaka took to social media to thank her fans, friends and family for the calls, the texts, the prayers and the well wishes. "For the calls, the…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. Nine women accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago in a lawsuit filed in Nevada Wednesday, after the US state dropped its statute of limitations on civil sexual abuse cases. The lawsuit said the US comedian had used his "enormous power, fame and prestige" to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mzansi Magic has launched highly anticipated historical series Shaka iLembe at an exclusive event on Tuesday evening at Montecasino, Fourways. Shaka iLembe tells the origins of the story of the iconic Zulu king, Shaka, and the events that shaped his remarkable life. The 12-part show is an…
Entertainment Reporter. The CEO of Tesla and rocket firm SpaceX and the owner of Twitter Elon Must became the world's richest person Wednesday morning, overtaking French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, who had been the world's No. 1 richest since December 2022. Now streaming on Showmax, The Elon Musk Show…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acclaimed author, broadcaster and journalist Eusebius McKaiser was laid to rest in his hometown in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. The funeral service was attended by relatives, friends and industry colleagues. McKaiser has been remembered by industry colleagues and fans as a fearless commentator and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Former Scandal actor Hungani Ndlovu and Tazz Nginda are the latest actors to join SABC 1's weekday edutainment programme, Skeem Saam. Ndlovu joins the show to take over the role of Thabo 'Tbose' Maputla as he returns to the streets of Turfloop. The character was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Renowned broadcaster, Political Analyst and Author Eusebius McKaiser has died on Tuesday at the age 45, after suffering a suspected epileptic seizure. McKaiser's death was confirmed by his manager, Jackie Strydom. "I am so distraught. I can't believe this." Born in Makhanda, also known as Grahamstown, in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African actress, Thuso Mbedu has been named the new brand ambassador and spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mbedu will lend her distinct viewpoint to local advertising campaigns, product launches, and public appearances as L'Oréal Paris' brand ambassador and spokesperson for Sub-Saharan Africa. This collaboration…
Entertainment Reporter. Singer Tina Turner, one of rock's most famous voices who had hits including Proud Mary and The Best, has died at the age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist Bernard Doherty said. In a statement, Doherty said: "Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. Grammy Award-winning singer Nomcebo Zikode has categorically denounced the media reports that suggested that her long-standing dispute with Open Mic Productions had been resolved. In a statement issued to media Thursday afternoon, Zikode's team categorically denounced these rumours as "false and injurious" and expressed that…
By Lineo Lesemane. Zoleka Mandela. Picture: Instagram @zolekamandela. Zoleka Mandela was admitted to hospital last week Saturday. She was diagnosed with stage three liver and lung cancer last year. The mother of six usually shares regular health updates on her Instagram page, and in a recent post, she shared that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Renowned jazz singer Musa Manzini has died at the age of 51, on Monday morning at Helen Joseph Hospital. The news of his death were confirmed by his spokesman, former manager and close friend Mark Roth. In a statement Mark said: "It is with great sadness that…
By Kate Ng. @WireImage. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are celebrating their son RZA Athelaston's first birthday. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, posted a series of sweet photographs of his and Rihanna's growing family on Instagram to commemorate the occasion. The couple are expecting their second child together.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @PrettyYende. The South African-born opera singer Pretty Yende penned an apology to her fans who were expecting her last performance of Manon at Wiener Staatsoper. Yende explained on her Instagram she had sustained a serious injury. "I have been forced to rest up in a hospital bed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Image Supplied. The award-winning DJ Themba "Maphorisa" Sekowe has been granted bail of R4000 after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo. Maphorisa appeared at the Ranburg magistrate court today facing assault charges after he spent a night at Sandton police station. The court heard that the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The late Kiernan "AKA" Forbes posthumously was the biggest winner with four awards in the Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration Song, Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Male Artist categories, at the 2023 Metro FM Awards (MMAs). Forbes, was shot and killed in a drive-by…
Entertainment Reporter. Photo Credit: Tatler. Moments before King Charles III's coronation service began at London's Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May, South Africa's Pretty Yende performed before guests in a history-making moment. Yende performed Sacred Fire, composed by Sarah Class, as well as Oh, had I Jubal's lyre and Care…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. As Mpumalanga prepares to host the 2023 edition of the Metro FM Music Awards this weekend, the critical aspect that is taking centre stage as part of build up to the event. The Metro FM Music Awards were initially scheduled to take place on Saturday, 29 April…
Entertainment Reporter. Prince Harry will be heavily scrutinised at his father King Charles III's coronation, as he rejoins other royals for the first time since airing a barrage of criticism about them. Harry, 38, will take his seat at the May 6 ceremony in Westminster Abbey without wife Meghan or…
Entertainment Reporter. Pretty Yende has performed at major opera houses, but nothing is likely to compare to May 6, when she sings before a global audience of tens of millions at the coronation of King Charles III. The 38-year-old says her performance in Westminster Abbey will mark the first time…
By Bethany Minelle. Harry Belafonte, the singer and actor who became a civil rights activist, has died at 96. The Grammy, Emmy and Tony winning star died of congestive heart failure at his New York home on Tuesday, with his wife by his side, according to a spokesperson. Reluctantly nicknamed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SVN – The SeVeNth album, recognising the SeVeN rappers that held the group's core, while paying homage to the uncensored and rebellious young spirit that would have seen the SVN (sex, violence & nudity) restriction being parentally advised on anything the Kamp would release. They gave us…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: WireImage. Big Concerts has confirmed that Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is heading to South Africa in November. Tickets go on sale at 09:00 on Friday, 21 April, exclusively from Ticketmaster. The Discovery Bank pre-sale begins at 09:00 on Wednesday, 19 April, and will run until…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Marcus Owens. Following unprecedented demand and subsequent Pretoria leg of Tamia's South African Tour selling out earlier this week, show promoters today announced an additional show for SunBet Arena for Sunday, July 9. On Wednesday, it was announced that the performance at the SunBet Arena…
By Ngwako Malatji and Shona Buhr. The new Moja Love show 'Finding Bongani Fassie' airs on Saturday night. Picture: DSTV. Award-winning musician Bongani Fassie almost lost his hand when he was butchered with a panga in what appears to have been a failed hit on his life in Johannesburg at…
By Leandra Engelbrecht. Picture: Instagram. Zenzi Mwale hides behind her identity as an unremarkable cleaning lady while desperately searching for her husband after he is released from prison. I've always wondered how seemingly 'normal' people get involved in criminal activities. How circumstances drive them to commit acts out of their…
Entertainment Reporter. Award-winning Canadian singer and actress Deborah Cox is heading to South Africa to perform at the Sun City Superbowl in North West on May 27. Born and raised in Toronto, Cox began performing in television commercials at the age of 12, and entered various talent shows in her…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Canadian-born R&B icon Tamia will return to our shores for a South Africa tour spanning three dates and venues later this year. Tamia will kick off her South African tour on Tuesday, 4 July, at the Grand Arena, Grand West, in Cape Town. On Saturday, 7 July,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Acclaimed South African pianist, composer and producer Nduduzo Makhathini has recently obtained his PhD in Music from Stellenbosch University (SU). The award-winning musician has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Shabaka Hutchings, Nasheet Waits, Somi and Black Coffee. Makhathini has released eight albums since…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Moeti Tsiki affectionately know as Mo Flava is the latest addition to the 947 on-air presenter line-up from April 2023. Tsiki joins 947 on Monday 3 April to take over the weekdays 9 to 12 morning show. "I am excited and honoured to be joining 947," he…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Connie Ferguson and Rapulana Seiphemo are set to reprise their iconic roles on the SABC1 soapie,Generations: The Legacy as guest stars for a few episodes. Generations was once the most-watched television show in South Africa, but it was rocked by a highly publicized cast exodus in 2014,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Trevor Noah has won Europe's Erasmus Prize, making him the first comedian to win the prestigious prize since Charlie Chaplin in 1965. The awards keep rolling in for 39-year-old South African comedian Noah. He is the second comedian in history to win the prize. "Only once before…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. After much anticipation from Y listeners, DJ Ankletap has finally announced that his new radio home will be YOU FM. The DJ, whose real name is Bryce Clark, made the announcement on Friday during his last breakfast show. Taking a bow, Ankletap took to his timeline sharing…
By Chelsea Bailey. @WireImages. Music legends are mourning one of their own: R&B singer Bobby Caldwell died at his home on Tuesday night. Caldwell's hit single, What You Won't Do For Love, shot to the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and broke barriers in the R&B genre.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Internationally renowned and multi award-winning jazz artist Gloria Bosman has died at the age of 50. Joy of jazz founder Peter Tladi confirmed Bosman's death and said the industry has lost a good-hearted giant. "There will never be one like her" Tladi said. Bosman was born in…
By Malibongwe Dayimani. Controversial Musician Steve Hofmeyr will pay R100 000 to a LGBTQIA+ organisation as part of a settlement reached in the Equality Court in Gqeberha, for controversial comments he made about the LGBTQIA+ community. Hofmeyr triggered outrage on social media when he criticised Disney's plan to produce films…
Entertainment Reporter. South African rapper and songwriter Costa Titch,27, collapsed on stage and died at the Ultra South Africa music festival at the Nasrec Expo Center, in Johannesburg. A fan captured the moment that he is said to have collapsed and later died. No official statement has been released about…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Friends, industry colleagues and family attended the memorial service of radio legend Mark Pilgrim, during which his lifelong friend Kevin Cook, managing director of HOT 102.7FM Lloyd Madurai, and Pilgrim's fiancée Adrienne Watkins spoke fondly of Pilgrim. Pilgrim's memorial service was held in Johannesburg on Friday morning.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African well-known musician Vusi Nova survived another horrific accident after colliding with a police van. Nova was driving from the Golden Jubilee show organised by his friend Somizi at Sun City on Saturday night. A witness who rushed to the scene to help said that the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The management at Gauteng community radio station HOT1027 FM has confirmed the death of radio legend Mark Pilgrim following a long battle against cancer. "It was with great sadness that I share this news," Lloyd Madurai, managing director at HOT 102.7FM said in an online statement. "Our…
Entertainment Reporter. Chris Rock finally hit back at Will Smith on Saturday in a brutal stand-up routine, a year after the actor slapped him in front of a global TV audience for the Oscars. The comedian came out swinging, accusing the Hollywood star of "selective outrage" when he reacted to…
Entertainment Reporter. Radio personality, DJ and Podcast and Chill with MacG co-host Sol Phenduka will host the reunion of the hit Showmax Original reality series This Body Works For Me (TBWFM). Sol said: "I feel like the reunion needs to be hosted by someone who understands the women's profession and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Moflava. Metrofm has confirmed that Wake Up On Metro FM breakfast show, seasoned presenter Moeti "Moflava" Ntsiki is leaving the commercial station. Mo Flava joined Metro FM eight years ago and took over the Afternoon Drive Show slot. Speaking on his departure, Mo Flava said the time…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Chef Lentswe Bhengu has died. Picture: Instagram @iam_lentswe. Celebrity chef, cookbook author and television personality Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko has died. "It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our beloved son and brother, Lentswe Bhengu-Mafoko, fondly known to the media and his culinary family…
By Myrna Sachs, head of Alexforbes Health Management Solutions. Reflecting on our lives helps us put matters into perspective. We can then create room for improvements that make us grow and feel there is meaning in what we do. While new year is the most common trigger for resolutions, these…
Entertainment Reporter. (AFP) - A US judge on Thursday handed disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly a 20-year prison term for child pornography and other charges - but he will serve most of it simultaneously with a previous sentence. Kelly, 56, is already serving a 30-year sentence he received after a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @PrettyYende. South African opera singer Pretty Yende will perform at the coronation of King Charles III in May. Buckingham Palace has shared details for the ceremony of Charles, as well as Camilla, to take place at Westminster Abbey in May. Their official press statement said: "A range…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Instagram. Hip hop rapper and reality television star Nadia Nakai posted an emotional tribute in honour of her late boyfriend Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. AKA 35, was shot and killed in Durban on 10 February. "My heart is shattered; this is not what our future…
Entertainment Reporter. If you've ever listened to a song that was so brilliant you couldn't help but wonder what the artist was thinking when they created it, Channel O's new creative series, Deconstructed, is just the show for you. The show offers keen listeners and aspiring creators alike unique insight…
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