Shangazine had a chance to meet up with rapper MC Bloq to talk to him about his love for one of the most unrecognized music genres in South Africa, Tsonga Rap. Watch and listen to MC Bloq tell us more about himself and what this music means to him.   RELATED: Lesson is a Xitsonga Music Awards 2019 Nominee RELATED: Leo Bee’s Tsonga Bars Over EverythingRead More →

Imagine if the man you just started dating says “let’s go to my place and have sex?” Chances are, you would dump him if his cheeks are not met by your slap. This is the reason some Tsonga men have mastered the art of luring their women into the bedroom without actually saying it. We’ve heard of things like “I’ll put in just the tip” when men want to have sex with their women. But I don’t think you’re ready for what Tsonga men say. My grandmother once told me that the reason she married my late grandfather is that he promised to buy herRead More →

If there’s one month that most South Africans look forward to all year is December! Simply because we go on holidays, spend more time with family and do things! Just for laughs: we’ve compiled some of the things that we believe Tsonga people do during the Christmas Season. Check these out! We pack and go home! – What would festive season be without packing a few of our belongings and goodies then head back to the village via the N1 North? We only reside outside of Limpopo because of our careers, if we had it our way; we would have our own Johannesburg, Cape TownRead More →

The lush gardens of Victoria Yards were brought to life by the vibrant sounds and stylistic flow of American rapper J.I.D who performed alongside local superstars Moonchild Sanelly, Kitchen Mess, Sho Madjozi, Black Motion Spoek Mathambo and Manthe Ribane. On 25 November 2018, South Africa’s premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, gave Johannesburg a much-needed burst of flavour at their highly anticipated Flavour Odyssey experience. In the days leading up to the show piece event South Africans were highly anticipating international act Masego who announced that he was unable to appear at the Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey due to unforeseen circumstances. “South Africa, I don’t likeRead More →

The Pendoring Awards 2018 walked the talk on Thursday night with a true first: an awards ceremony in our 10 indigenous languages only. With English sub-titles for the untransformed. The winners were announced at a high energy evening – a celebration for all those in the creative industry who have excelled in driving the use of our indigenous languages in advertising. Hosted and MC’d by linguist and comedian Pule Welch (who holds an Honours degree from Wits University specialising in the phonology of African languages), with entertainment from rapper and poet Sho Madjozi, comedian and Actor Anne Hirsch, eclectic band Bombshelter Beast and the queenRead More →

Welcome back to the third episode of the Shangazine Tsonga Rap Experience and we are chatting to Ezzi (C-Siders), one of the coolest Tsonga rappers. Ezzi C-Siders whose real name is Thembani Confidence Maluleke is from a small village called Ntlhaveni Block C just outside Malamulele in Limpopo. His name combines the section of place he comes from, i.e. Block C and the group he plays for – C-Siders. He fell in love with music when he was very young and began writing his own music in 2003. For him, music means life, love and communication. When asked who inspires him, he said his mother,Read More →

Welcome to the second episode of Shangazine Tsonga Rap Experience where one of the most talented Tsonga Rappers, GMAX tell us a few things about himself. GMAX whose real name Sipho Chauke is a young rapper from ka-Xihoko, a small village in Limpopo and also the first Tsonga lyricist. In this episode, MC Bloq who is also one of the Tsonga rappers chats to him in the video below to find out more about the young muso’s interests. RELATED: Shangazine Tsonga Rap Experience with Leo BeeRead More →

The Darling Exceptional Women Awards took place on 20 September 2018 at an elegant, intimate luncheon at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Hosted by actress Matshepo Maleme, the awards celebrated the achievements of five exceptional women in the entertainment industry, and featured a live performance by Sho Madjozi. Guests also had the opportunity to experience a manicure by Candy & Co before the event. You may be wondering what are Darling Exceptional Women Awards? They are a platform that recognises excellence in women, not only in the entertainment industry, but also the Mothers, Sisters, Daughters to whom they owe their crown.  Many of the winners paidRead More →

If you’re a coffee connoisseur then you’ll be excited about the latest coffee range that’s been mastered by craftsmen and inspired by the land. This Heritage Month, Nespresso launched the Master Origin coffee range which has been crafted in different parts of the world, i.e. Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, Nicaragua and Colombia. The event saw A-Media Listers, VIPs, music and food lovers come together to enjoy the diverse blend of coffees as J Something MC’d the event. Guests were treated to coffees made from the Master Origin range, coffee sangria’s, coffee cocktails, food and entertained by good music as MICASA took to the stage. Each ofRead More →

It’s only less than a month since Benny Mayengani made history by filling up Giyani stadium to its capacity, now he has added two LIMAs on his collection of awards. On 15 September 2018, the Limpopo Music Awards took place at Meropa Casino in Polokwane. This is an annual event that seeks to promote and support musicians in the Limpopo province. Like all other music awards, LIMAs were sensational and filled with diversity that the province has to offer. Mayengani copped the Best male Artist for “Tintoma” album and Best Xitsonga Hit for “Tintoma.’’  Apart from losing out on the Song of the Year toRead More →