Feeling the itch to go out for some entertainment? You know you can’t! Kwesta and Glen Bidderman-Pam will bring the perfect night out into your living room during the lockdown. This is brought to you by Jameson Irish Whiskey with Jameson Connects: The Stay Inn, a playbook of live virtual events – performances, comedy and discussions – that will take place over the next four weeks. The three virtual shows per week will be on Instagram Live, IGTV (Instagram TV), Facebook and YouTube. On the back of this campaign, Jameson has also committed to donating to Pernod Ricard’s #KeepTheSpirit campaign supporting the bartending and restaurant industries affected during the lockdown. The first Stay Inn kicked off onRead More →

It is a sad time for Tsonga people as they mourn the passing of one of the biggest Xitsonga Traditional Music pioneers, Samson Mthombeni. Samson Mthombeni was born on 31 August 1945 at N’waxinyama (Ka-Bungeni) and passed away on 5 April 2020 at Elim Hospital. The Khatisa Chavalala Cutural Heritage Foundation says that Mthombeni was among other artists such as General MD Shirinda and Daniel Baloyi who were legends to the origin of the genre their music and contributed to the cultural awakening in the country. In the 80’s, he performed in important venues in the country such as the Jabulani Amphitheatre.   In commemoratingRead More →

Just before schools broke for the holidays, scholars at SPARK Bramley were pleasantly surprised by a visit from rapper and singer Sho Madjozi, ending the school term on a high! The 27-year-old musician was ‘blown away’ after seeing a video clip on social media of the jubilant rendition of her hit song John Cena, performed by the scholars at their Sparks fly (morning assembly). “I loved the passion of the kids, and wanted to meet them face to face,” she said, describing the school as “an amazing environment that makes learning fun.” Her final words to her star-struck young fans? “Celebrate the things that makeRead More →

Limpopo’s superstar and one of South Africa’s biggest rappers Sho Madjozi finally sees the man she sings about, John Cena! After performing John Cena on A Colours Show, the song became and hit and even caught the attention of the WWE superstar himself. Bubbly and looking vibrant in her colours as always, Sho Madjozi admitted on the Kelly Clarkson Show that she loves him and hopes to meet him one day. Kelly Clarkson asked that she performs the hit song John Cena song in case he is watching, little did she know he’d sneak in from behind the stage and join her while she’s performing.Read More →

The South African country is known for its diverse cultures, languages and ethnic groups. This is one of the reasons the South African citizens are interested in knowing about each other and sometimes stereotyping one another. If anyone is to tell you that they have never heard anything about another ethnic group, it’s a lie! It’s very simple, the unknown is always fascinating and as far as stereotypes are concerned; it arouses more interest. Stereotypes are defined as a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image of a particular type of person or thing, basically a label. Stereotypes may be good or bad and trueRead More →

If you’re from Limpopo, you are probably the most proud person because of the artists hailing from the province. From Sho Madjozi scooping the SAMA25 and BET Awards to the Ndlovu Youth Choir wowing the audience on America’s Got Talent, Limpopo is definitely leaving a mark. Sure, it is not only Limpopians that are proud, South Africa as a nation is proud as well and the recent appearance of the Ndlovu Youth Choir on America’s Got Talent has won many hearts around the world. Ndlovu Youth Choir was founded in 2009 at Moutse village in Limpopo and sings in all 11 South African official languages. TheRead More →

The ever-present Candy Tsamandebele has won the Best Traditional Album category at this year’s South African Music Awards  – #SAMA25 which took place last night at Sun City in the North West. Hupenyu Unenge Viri which took a year and a half to put together was produced by various producers from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. This is not the first nomination in the same category for Candy Tsamandebele, however, it is the first win at the South African Music Awards as a solo artist. Easy Come Easy Come, was also nominated at the SAMA23. Easy Come Easy Go explored various themes like self-love, identity,Read More →

Sho Madjozi debut album “Limpopo Champions League”earned her two South African music awards this past weekend. Sho Madjozi is also nominated for best new international artist at the BET award. As announced during one of her acceptance speech at the 25th annual South African Music Awards this past weekend, yesterday saw the release of multiple award winning Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi new music video ‘IDHOM’. The track taken from her critically acclaimed debut album “Limpopo Champions League” is one long selfie video made with the kids from her hometown Shirley Village in Limpopo and it means “you’re an idiot.”. The video is raw and shot on a regularRead More →

Drama graduates across South Africa often have to do other jobs like waitressing and bartending while waiting for that big break but, drama graduate, Mathabo Mothibe, decided on a different approach. Mathabo Mothibe who plays the Khensani Mudau character on Giyani Land of Blood graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Drama at Tshwane University of Technology in 2015. She focused on industrial theatre doing a roadshow for the Department of Public Works on Occupational Health and Safety, a programme for the Department of Arts and Culture for young kids in Mamelodi while auditioning for various roles including that of Khensani on Giyani Land ofRead More →