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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Jeremy Mansfield poses for a picture at the Hot91.9FM studios.Picture: Tracy Lee Stark. Radio and Television personality Jeremy Mansfield is battling cancer again. Mansfield revealed on his Facebook page, saying that he has liver cancer. "Haven't posted for ages, reason being I've been in hospital battered by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Veteran actor Patrick Molefe Shai has died on Saturday, January 22, his family confirmed. "It is with great sadness to announce the passing of veteran actor Ntate Patrick Shai. He passed away this morning," said a statement released by the family. The family has requested privacy…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Judges Somizi, Randall Abrahams and Unathi. (Photo supplied: Mzansi Magic). Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and [SIC] Entertainment revealed that Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi will not be judges for the upcoming 18th season of Idols SA. DStv made the announcement on Friday afternoon and said they are…
Entertainment Reporter. Instagram / @dineoranaka. Television and radio personality, Dineo Ranaka, has been suspended from Metro FM by the SABC. The suspension comes after Ranaka shared a video of herself doing The Umlando Challenge on top of office furniture. City Press spoke to SABC’s group executive for corporate affairs, Gugu…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @carlosfrazao.photography/londie_london_official. Season 2 of the Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Durban launches on 28 January 2022, with new episodes following every Friday. Londie London is one of three new wives featured this season: she's a musician, actress and jewellery designer who recently returned to Durban with…
Entertainment Reporter. Businessman and reality TV star, Musa Mseleku's wives are set to host their own talk show on SABC 1.Photo Credit: Jabulani Langa. Musa Mseleku's wives, MaCele, MaYeni (Nokukhanya Mseleku), Makhumalo (Thobile Mseleku) and MaNgwabe (Mbali Mseleku) will be showing the public a different side of themselves by providing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Caption:Jerry Mofokeng,Anna De Souza and Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Photo Credit:GettyImages. This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection ended 2021 at #6 on MetaCritic's list of the best reviewed films of the year globally. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's film also cracked many of the most prestigious Top 10…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Season 2 of the Showmax Original, The Real Housewives of Durban, launches on 28 January 2022, with new episodes following every Friday. Showmax has just released a first look at the three new wives featured this season, who will be bringing all the class, glamour, sass, and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sidney Poitier has died, aged 94. The Hollywood star was known for films including Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night and Lilies of the Field, for which he became the first Black and Bahamian man to win a Best Actor Oscar. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @YuiMok. A&E and Lifetime have revealed that the first episode in thier two-part documentary about Janet Jackson — made in cooperation with the singer herself — will premiere on Janaury 28. The documentary also shared a new three-minute trailer for Janet, an "intimate, honest, and unfiltered look"…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @dj_hlo The Ukhozi FM song of the year (Ingoma Ehlukanisa Unyaka) campaign has finally taken quite an amusing turn in 2021 in that no one seems to know the song that came out tops. Ingoma Ehlukanisa Unyaka (the song that will ring in the new year) is…
Entertaiment Reporter. Jackie Mpambane (popularly known as Mama Jackie), is seeking an urgent interdict against media personalities Amanda Dupont and Masechaba Khumalo,in an effort to stop them from speaking about her publicly. Among her laundry list of demands, Mama Jackie would like Dupont to take down the video she posted…
Entertainment Reporter. Instagram/Alexi Lubomirski. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released their family Christmas card featuring the first photo of their baby daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The message on the card reads: "Happy Holidays. This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Popular TV presenter,Angie Diale affectionately known as Mam’ Angie, has died. Best known for presenting shows such as Mzansi Magic’s Please Step In and SABC1's Relate, Mam’ Angie died on Thursday, 23 December, at Leratong Hospital following a short illness. The death of the much-loved media personality,…
Entertainment Reporter. Beyoncé and Jay Z at the 2017 Grammy Awards.Beyonce.com. Pop superstar Beyonce's ballad 'Be Alive,' penned for the tennis biopic King Richard, about the father of Serena and Venus Williams (played by Will Smith), was on a list of 15 tracks, which will be whittled down to a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Festival of Lights Ushers in Christmas with Carols – Festival performances continue with award winning vocalist Brenda Mtambo and musician Bongi Mthombeni concluding Festival of Lights on a musical high. Over the past few weeks, Festival-goers have been treated to world-class entertainment perfectly delivered by very talented…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. Multitalented actor Lawrence Maleka will host season three of Big Brother Mzansi. Maleka is by no means a newcomer to the TV presenting and hosting arena, having previously hosted Africa Magic Entertainment’s "StarGist" and Mzansi Magic’s "Clash of the Choirs". Earlier this year, he was lauded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File:Miss SA 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida Photo:Supplied. The organisers of Miss World 2021 have announced that the grand finale, scheduled for today in Puerto Rico, has been postponed due to health and safety concerns of contestants, staff, crew and the general public. "Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Natasha_Thahane. Arts,Sports and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has confirmed that actress Natasha Thahane made the request for the reported R1 million scholarship to study at the New York Film Academy directly to him. Mthethwa was responding to written parliamentary questions from EFF MP Khanya Ceza after revelations…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Khanyi Mbau (Unmarried, Happiness Ever After) has landed the biggest role of her career: she's joining the record-breaking Showmax Original telenovela, The Wife, in the Season 2 lead role of Zandile The Resolute, playing the wife of Nkosana (fan-favourite Mondli Makhoba), the leader of the Zulu brothers'…
Entertainment Reporter. Businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize, also known as MaMkhize, promised her fans earlier this year that she would be having a fabulous white Christmas, and she finally brought it to life. The countdown to Christmas has begun. Many stores and families have already started putting up their Christmas decorations. If…
Entertainment Reporter. @Instagram. Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu earned the prestigious crown in Eilat, Israel, on Sunday after beating out the runner-ups, Miss Paraguay and Miss South Africa. The reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor at the 70th annual Miss Universe event in Eilat, Israel Sunday night.…
Entertainment Reporter. @VusiThembekwayo. Vusi Thembekwayo has denied the allegations that he physically assaulted his wife which resulted in him being arrested. The City Press reported that Thembekwayo spend a night in jail after he allegedly beat up his wife at their Dainfern home in Johannesburg on 4 December 2021 The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A debate has erupted on social media after Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane wore a dove of peace outfit at the Miss Universe pageant. Mswane dazzled a dove costume to show the culture of South Africa and "its spirit of Ubuntu". A nation that has shown that…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. The #R10GoesALongWay movement, in partnership with the Fundi Foundation – a South African non-profit organisation (NPO), launched the second phase of its crowdfunding initiative in November 2021, which sets out to help even more students overcome South Africa’s ongoing tertiary registration fee crisis. As part of its…
Entertainment Reporter. The Gauteng High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application by non-profit organisation Citizens for Integrity against the South African government’s withdrawal of support for Miss SA Lalela Mswane’s participation in the Miss Universe pageant to be staged in Israel. This means that Mswane will continue to compete in…
Entertainment Reporter. Naledi Willers had undergone chemotherapy and fought until the end. Image Supplied. Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers has died after losing her battle to cancer. The reality TV star, model and actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2019. The news was announced on Wednesday…
Entertainment Reporter. Netflix has parted the waves to reveal the trailer for Triggerfish's third animated feature, Seal Team. This feature will be available to stream from 31st December 2021. Seal Team is the story of Quinn, a seal who spends his days relaxing in the sun, splashing in the beautiful…
Entertainment Reporter. Television presenter Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is going after those who have accused him of rape and sexual assault, demanding that they retract the accusations and apologise. According to the family's official statement, the remarks made about Du Pont during the interview were "never meant to embarrass or…
Entertainment Reporter. Amstel has withdrawn its sponsorship of the YouTube series Podcast and Chill following offensive comments by hosts MacG (Macgyver Mukwevho) and Sol Phenduka on a recent episode. "The Amstel brand, locally and globally, is centred around friendship and inclusion of all people, regardless of gender, race or sexual…
Entertainment Reporter. To mark the third anniversary of the Mandela 100 festival, international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, has announced that over 12 million lives have been impacted this year across Africa, and the world, adding to the 105 million lives reported last year. Impact from commitments announced at Mandela 100…
Entertainment Reporter. The first 10 episodes of HBO's Gossip Girl reboot are now available to binge, first on Showmax, with the final two episodes coming express from the US on 10 December 2021. The reboot's launch saw it trending at #1 on Twitter and generating over 15 billion total social…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Jub Jub Instagram. Molemo "Jub Jub's" Maroohanye remarks on the Macgyver "Mac G" Mukwevho podcast have landed him in hot water with Moja Love TV that led to his suspension. Jub Jub made explosive claims in an interview that went viral this week. After saying…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mnet has announced that after a 2-year run of its local telenovela Legacy, the channel will be exploring new avenues to entertain its loyal viewers in order to cater to their new and evolving desire for limited series. Our viewership surveys guide us to adapt our content…
Entertainment Reporter. Idols judge and media personality Unathi Nkayi has finally broken her silence after she was fired from Kaya 959. Unathi was fired with immediate effect after an argument between her and Sizwe Dhlomo, resulting in the station siding with the Afternoon Drive host on what occurred in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Yesterday Twitter was full of opinions about the couples who bravely put their relationship to the ultimate test of Temptation Island South Africa, as the reality show's two-part reunion saw #temptationislandsa trending at #1 for four hours straight, before passing the top spot to another Showmax Original,…
Entertainment Reporter. South African journalism has once again excelled at capturing and telling the stories of our colourful, vibrant and deeply complex society – made even more so by the enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the verdict by the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards’ (VJOY) judging…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. SA's own DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has been nominated in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously, which was released earlier this year. He is nominated alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City. ? Congratulations 64th #GRAMMYs…
By Jacob Mawela. Credit Fullview/Jacob Mawela for use of images. A gray late South African spring Saturday of November 20, 2021 saw the usual suspects of the country’s music existence descending on the Soweto neighbourhood of Pimville to bid their farewell to a diminutive soul Paul Simon once described as…
Entertainment Reporter. Pearl Modiadie's former manager at Metrofm is demanding 1 million as a countersuit from her due to loss of income since she accused him of sexual harassement. Pearl Modiadie's former manager at Metro FM, Anthony Soglo, is demanding R1 million from her due to loss of income since…
Entertainment Reporter. The winner of Idols SA season 17 was announced during a spectacular live finale on Sunday. Berenike 'Berry' Trytsman was crowned the winner,after weeks of gruelling competition and 12 million votes cast. Trytsman managed to capture the hearts of viewers with her soulful voice, but what stood out…
Entertainment Reporter. Principal photography has begun on the new South African murder mystery series Recipes for Love and Murder starring Outlander actor Maria Doyle Kennedy and Tony Kgoroge. The ten-episode series being filmed in the Karoo and Scotland is a co-production between M-Net, AMC Networks' Acorn TV, Global Screen (a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Popular sports presenter Robert Marawa is back on air with his award-winning sports show, Marawa Sport Worldwide (MSW). The 90-minute show goes live on Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm and will be done under a bridge in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. The first of its kind in…
Entertainment Reporter. Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to present the third annual Joburg Festival of Lights featuring an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters and classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for…
Entertainment Reporter. @mini_photography/cindy_thando Instagram. In the wake of SK Khoza dismissal, seasoned actress Cindy Mahlangu has dumped the second most-watched drama series,The Queen on Mzansi Magic in the eleventh hour. Cindy who plays the character of Siyanda has dumped the show with immediate effect. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reported the…
Entertainment Reporter. @OupaBopape. South African musicians Vusi Mahlasela and Thandiswa Mazwai will be honoured with the 2021 Music In Africa Honorary Award at the opening of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 November. The award is courtesy of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @Unathi. Radio host Unathi Nkayi has been fired by Kaya FM, the station announced on Wednesday. The radio station announced the decision in a statement, explaining that the star's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. "Nkayi's contract has ended prematurely due to certain conduct that rendered…
Entertainment Reporter. @Azania. Azania Mosaka has announced her resignation from talk radio 702 after six years of being on the station. Mosaka said she was ending her radio career to pursue philanthropic work after she takes her last bow on the day time show airing on Friday. "As they say,…
Entertainment Reporter. @ayandancwane Instagram. Businesswoman Ayanda Ncwane received an award that recognises her work in the industry over the past 10 years. The Global African Awards awarded Ncwane for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment and the Music Industry and the former Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) star said the recognition was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Telenovela,The Wife, has broken Uthando Lodumo's record for the most first-day views of all-time on Showmax, as well as Devilsdorp's record for the most hours watched within four days of launch, outperforming the launch of any film or series on Showmax ever, including the likes of Game…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has withdrawn its support for the Miss South Africa pageant after it was unable to convince organisers to pull out of the Miss Universe pageant which will be held in Israel in December. In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Sports, Art and Culture announced…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Wife topped the Twitter trends chart in South Africa by 6:30am this morning, with fans waking up early to devour the first three episodes of the debut Showmax Original telenovela as they dropped. It's already at #1 on Showmax's Top 20, ahead of Emmy winner Succession.…
Entertainment Reporter. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has selected the multi-award-winning MultiChoice film Barakat as South Africa's official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. This makes Amy Jephta the fourth female director to be submitted to the Oscars by South Africa and…
By Jacob Mawela. The spring Sunday of November 7, 2021 witnessed family, protégés and associates rendezvous at Soweto’s Uncle Tom’s Hall for the tombstone unveiling of the doyen of Black South African theatre, Gibson Kente – seventeen years after his passing on the very same day in 2004. Organized by…
Entertainment Reporter. The 29th Annual Arts Alive festival is excited to share the November calendar which promises nothing short of stellar. Starting the month on a high, the Alexander Arts Academy in partnership with Arts Alive will be hosting the 2021 Alexander Arts Academy Theatre Festival on the 6th of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Johannesburg Review of Books calls Dudu Busani-Dube "a publishing phenomenon." She's become the face of self-publishing in South Africa, having topped the Exclusive Books charts, and landed four books simultaneously in the Nielsen Bookscan SA bestseller list for July 2021. And that was before Showmax announced…
Entertainment Reporter. Musician Kelly Khumalo has backtracked on an event after reportedly agreeing to take the booking in place of her good friend Somizi Mhlongo. Publication ZimLive reported via Twitter that Khumalo would be replacing Mhlongo as the guest chef at Garwe restaurant’s reopening in Harare. However, blogs have since…
Entertainment Reporter. The quality of entries at this year’s Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOY) has instilled "confidence in the future of journalism in South Africa" and has set a new benchmark for excellence in South African journalism. This was the unanimous agreement by the competition’s judging panel at…
Entertainment Reporter. @DJSbu. Media personality Sibusiso Leope has been slapped with a whopping R15-million tax bill by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Sunday World reports that SARS obtained a default judgment against the former Metro FM DJ, popularly known as DJ Sbu, at the Johannesburg High Court last week…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. In episode 9 of Temptation Island South Africa, now streaming on Showmax, we saw fan favourite Gigi Lamayne abruptly leave the villa due to personal reasons. We asked the rapper for her take on the hit reality show now that she's no longer on it. Your story…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. File Photo. Nando's announced on Saturday it will bring an end to its five-year sponsorship of Gareth Cliff’s The Burning Platform. The decision follows public outrage over Cliff's comments during the Burning Platform show. The offending viral video includes just over two minutes of footage from an…
Entertaiment Reporter. Spotify has confirmed the launch of Spotify Premium for Students in South Africa as well as 19 other markets around the world including the Middle East and North Africa. Spotify Premium for Students allows all eligible students to enjoy Spotify Premium - and all the many benefits that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has released a teaser of their upcoming telenovela, The Wife. The clip gives fans their first glimpse of the actors who landed the coveted roles in the series. Rising star Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Skeem Saam, Isipho) will play Hlomu, the journalist who falls in love with a…
Entertainment Reporter. Award-winning and renowned stage, film, and television actor and director Meshack Mavuso-Magabane is directing the epic theatre musical Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound, written by the late revered playwright Bongani Linda, starring Thembinkosi Changwe (as Shaka Zulu),Nkanyiso Bhengu (Dingane), Mduduzi Mabaso (Mshongweni)and more. Highly billed as a musical…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit:@MissSA. Lalela Mswane has been crowned the new Miss South Africa 2021. Mswane 24,is a model and dancer that also holds a Bachelor of Law qualification from the University of Pretoria. A night filled with glitz, glamour and beauty. This year has been a rollercoaster ride…
Entertainment Reporter. British singer and songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, known more popularly simply as Adele is making a comeback that seems to be on steroids. Her much anticipated new single 'Easy on Me', was released after a six-year hiatus from the 15-time grammy award winner. The song is the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Zulu brothers from the popular book series 'Hlomu: The Wife' have been cast, with Bonko Khoza as Mqhele. When Showmax announced they were making a telenovela inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube's bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife, overjoyed fans immediately took to social media to offer their casting…
Entertainment Reporter. Big Brother Mzansi is making its return to our screens. It's been five years since South Africans were last given the chance to get a look into the lives and times of the housemates that had to battle it out for a cash prize of R2-million. Big Brother …
Entertainment Reporter. Previously known as QzA {Pronounced Cue-za}, QzA HighDef is one of South Africa’s most exciting and Diverse Talents. With a sonic uniqueness backed by a visual punch, QzA looks redefine what it means to be an artist not only in Africa but globally with every tool at his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Life’s journey and dreams about futures often do not run according to expectations, but whether life takes you to a national stage or you are left struggling to cope, it is self-belief and self-love that can restore the balance. When this advice comes from a Top 10…
Entertainment Reporter. From 14 to 31 October 2021, The South African State Theatre (SAST) will present TSOGO (The Rise of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke), a new biographical theatre play exploring the life and times of the iconic social and political activist Mama Charlotte Makgomo Mannya-Maxeke (1871 –1939), who would have turned 150…
Entertainment Reporter. Jameson, the world's largest selling Irish whiskey owned by Pernod Ricard, the number one luxury spirits company globally, launches a new truly South African campaign for its premium whiskey – Jameson Select Reserve. In a category where success has always been portrayed through a one-dimensional story of a…
Entertainment Reporter. Media personality and singer Boity Thulo released a statement on Saturday, in which she confirmed being physically assaulted earlier this week. In the statement, Boity writes: "It is with deep sadness to state that I was indeed an unfortunate victim of a physical assault and that I have…
Entertainment Reporter. US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, nine women and two men, took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at…
Entertainment Reporter. Life changes when you are an Idols winner. You find that your bank balance suddenly swells, bringing home the fact that life will never be the same and that peoples' expectations of you will change with your new social standing. These two realities were born home to Zama…
Entertainment Reporter. @GettyImages. The South African film and television industry is once again in mourning following the passing of Franz Marx. Channel24 reports that Marx died, aged 78, on Sunday morning in Pretoria as a result of Covid-19 complications. This, according to author Leon van Nierop. Marx was a South…
Entertainment Reporter. Johnny Nunez/WireImage Lauryn Hill performs at Global Citizen Live at Pier 17 on Sept. 22, 2021 in New York City. Global Citizen Live is a global moment of unity in the mission to defend the planet and defeat poverty. From six continents, the once-in-a-generation, 24-hour Global Citizen Live…
Entertainment Reporter. Temptation Island South Africa - based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format - is just five episodes in and it's already clear there is trouble in paradise for the four couples brave enough to put their relationships to the ultimate test. Not only have the couples been separated…
Entertainment Reporter. @Mozaik. Diageo SA, the leading spirits company together with its number one vodka, Smirnoff 1818, has partnered with the SABC's number one soapie, Uzalo, to promote responsible drinking through its DrinkiQ campaign. The DrinkIQ initiative uses both the massive following of Uzalo (about 8million viewers) and entrenched brand…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Umakoti Wethu is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for Heritage Day. SAFTA and Africa Movie Academy Award Best Actress winner Fulu Mugovhani gives another prize-worthy performance as Khathu, a Venda woman struggling to conceive, who finds herself in crisis when her Zulu husband's new…
Entertainment Reporter. @Facebook. Mzansi Magic is introducing two new Sunday dramas led by familiar faces such as Zandile Msutwana from The Queen and actors from Isibiya such as Sibonile Ngubane. In a statement on Tuesday, the channel said the shows are titled, Umkhokha and Grootboom and Sons as they released…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. We've seen what The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban and Melbourne get up to. Now, it's time to take a peek inside the opulent lives of some of the most affluent women in Lagos. The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian instalment…
Entertainment Reporter. @AnastasyaEliseeva. It’s been almost 3 years since the passing of one of South Africa’s biggest icons in music,the 14th of September would have been his 41st birthday. HHP, better known as Jabba (real name Jabulani Tsambo). The rapper passed away on 24 October 2018 after being found deceased…
Entertainment Reporter. Rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes has issued an apology to Thando Thabethe following a recent interview where things got heated after the radio host mentioned Anele Tembe. During a live interview, things took a left turn when Thando asked AKA questions regarding his late fiancée, who died earlier this…
Entertainment Reporter. Veteran dance teacher, choreographer and actress, Nomsa Manaka, will be moving her dance studio to Funda Centre in Diepkloof from the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown after it was irreparably vandalized in December of 2020. The studio that is named after its founder and principal dance instructor, Nomsa…
Entertainment Reporter. Connie Ferguson at Glamour's 'Women of the Year' / Instagram. The Queen actress Connie Ferguson received a beautiful welcome back from the Ferguson Films team on set. The actress is returning after the passing of her husband Shona Ferguson at the end of July. Her room was filled…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Musician, dancer and DJ Zakes Bantwini has finally released his hit single, 'Osama'. The song came out on Friday, 10 September, and Mzansi can’t get enough of it. The song has been heard multiple times by users via broadcasting channels and DJ sets at live events, but…
Entertainment Reporter. The 29th edition of the annual Arts Alive Festival starting this month will kick off under the theme "A Redefining and Artistic Creative Future." Known as Arts Alive International Festival, this year’s festivities will take place between 7 September and 12 December 2021. Johannesburg’s new Executive Mayor Jolidee…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. The South African National Parks (SANParks) will launch a 13-week reality TV series on 7 October 2021 at 21:30 on Mzansi Magic DSTV channel 161. To be hosted by actress Rami Chuene and renowned life coach Romeo Mabasa, the series, Away for Repair, will showcase the heartfelt…
Entertainment Reporter. @Real7deLaan. The Afrikaans weekday soap 7de Laan will once again air five days a week, as the SABC has decided to cut their experiment to introduce loyal audiences to new shows. The experiment was announced earlier this year, much to the dismay of fans who found out that…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Drake's new album Certfied Lover Boy has apparently credited R Kelly as a co-lyricist on the song "TSU". The album which is produced by Harley Arsenault, Noel, and OG Ron C, credits Justin Timblerlake and T Mosley in addition to R Kelly as a composer. The…
Entertainment Reporter. @LM. The South African music industry is mourning the death of Mahotella Queens’ founding member Nobesuthu Mbadu. Mbadu passed on Monday at Thelle Mogoerane due to kidney failure. She was 76. She lives behind a full legacy of songs like Kazet Gazette, Mbube, Africa, and Melodi ya lla…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Media personality Khanyi Mbau has returned to Johannesburg, leaving her boyfriend, Terrence Kudzai Mushonga, in Dubai. The heartbroken businessperson shared a 24-minute emotional video on Instagram on Monday night, which kept most fans awake. Concerns over the Abomama actress’ safety were raised after Mushonga, who is still…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @ThusoMbedu. South African actress Thuso Mbedu won 'Breakout Star' at the 2021 Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards for her role in 'The Underground Railroad'. She plays a runaway slave named Cora Randall in the American series. Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins brought the Pulitzer Prize winning-novel to life…
Entertainment Reporter. MultiChoice Group (MCG) confirms that as of 30 September 2021 at 23h59 CAT, FOX will stop airing on DStv. The change is a result of a review of various channels by The Walt Disney Company Africa, as the channel owner and ourselves. As the television landscape and viewer…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The first episode of Temptation Island South Africa — based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format — is now streaming on Showmax, and it's already clear that the four couples are in for the ultimate relationship test. Estelle Langa and Justin Fritz, Musa Qubinkomo and Sifiso Ndlazi, …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Thando Thabethe in Blood Psalms.Photo Credit:Showmax. Showmax has announced a diverse slate of eight more series - and three more movies - on the way, including its first telenovela, romcom, and scripted West African Showmax Original. This follows a steady flow of Showmax Originals in 2021, from…
Entertainment Reporter. @GalloImages. Television presenter and actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo has finally been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home after a brave fight with long Covid. Long Covid is a condition in which people continue to experience Covid-19 symptoms for longer than usual. Her family said she had been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Showmax has released first-look images and a new Temptation Island South Africa video introducing all ten single women. The line-up has a temptation for every taste, from actresses to rap queens to yoga instructors. Premiering on 26 August 2021, Temptation Island South Africa is the ultimate relationship…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Entries for the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards (VJOY) 2021 will open on 20 August as the prestigious journalistic competition marks its 20th year in existence. Last year, for the first time, the Awards were hosted virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a virtual format…
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