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Sjava absolutely stoked at AFROPUNK inclusion: ‘It’s been one of my dreams’

AFROPUNK Joburg has included the super-talented Sjava among this year’s headline acts – and he’s absolutely stoked about it.

In an announcement on social media on Tuesday, AFROPUNK Joburg said it has also added Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy, The Kwani Experience, Urban Village, and Blinky Bill among others.

Sjava reacted to his inclusion in a Twitter post soon afterwards.

Thank you so much for adding me to the line up. This has been one of my dreams; I really appreciate it.

Sjava

Other popular artistes/groups already in the lineup include Solange, Busiswa, Distruction Boyz, and Sho Madjozi.

AFROPUNK Joburg 2019 is scheduled for 30 and 31 December at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

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Toni Braxton includes SA in ‘As Long As I Live’ tour and fans can’t wait

American R&B legend Toni Braxton has included South Africa in her “As Long As I Live” world tour and local fans simply can’t wait.

The multiple Grammy Awards winner will perform in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November.

The Joburg show is set for 9 November at the Ticketpro Dome, while the Cape Town show will be on 12 November at the Grand Arena, Grandwest.

Ticket prices range from R790 – R2880 for the Joburg performance and R650 – R1310 for Cape Town.

Glen 21 Entertainment, in association with McDonald’s and Kaya Fm 95.9, are promoting the South African tour.

The world tour coincides with Braxton’s 25th year in the music industry.

She’s behind such iconic hits as Un-Break My Heart, He Wasn’t Man Enough, Breathe Again, and Another Sad Love Song.

Fans have taken to social media to express eagerness to watch Braxton perform live in Mzansi.

Levels kweding: Sho Madjozi gets thumbs up from thee Missy Elliot

Sho Madjozi is reaching for the stars y’all, and none other than American rapper, singer and songwriter Missy Elliot has taken notice.

The US legend watched Madjozi’s performance of a previously unreleased track called John Cena and was simply blown away.

The Huku hitmaker performed John Cena for COLORSXSTUDIOS, a music platform that showcases talent from around the world.

COLORSXSTUDIOS posted a short video of the performance on Twitter on Thursday to absolutely rave reviews.

The tweet has racked up over 15,000 likes and hundreds of replies so far.

The one and only Missy Elliot was among those who took time to not only reply, but also retweet.

Talk about levels! Madjozi was touched by Missy’s mention and replied that it meant a lot to her.

A day after Missy Elliot’s tweets, Madjozi simply couldn’t believe it all. She posted on Twitter once again about it.

Well, if its good, its good! British actress Nathalie Emmanuel loved it too and invited WWE star John Cena to watch it.

Now that would be something, wouldn’t it? You Can’t See Me star John Cena SEEING Sho Madjozi’s performance would be out of this world.

And Madjozi knows it.

Man point-blank asks Mbhazima Shilowa if Mbeki had affair with his wife

They say Twitter has no chills and one man proved it recently with a rather uncomfortable question.

Former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa posted a tweet about crowdfunding for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday.

However, a Twitter user, Zikode Thokozani, had his mind somewhere else once his saw Shilowa’s tweet.

He quoted it and legit asked Shilowa if former President Thabo Mbeki had an affair with his wife as some rumours suggested.

Thokozani went ahead to add screenshots of a tabloid report on the rumour.

Talk about open curiosity! Thokozani’s question stunned Twitter users.

They simply couldn’t believe how he had changed the topic and was so direct.

It’s worth noting that in a 2001 News24 report, Shilowa was quoted saying Mbeki had called him to assure him that there was no truth to those rumours.

Priddy Ugly, Bontle mark 10 years together with music video – and baby on the way

Celeb couple and musical duo Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle are celebrating their 10 years of love with a music video – and a baby on the way.

The couple, who use “Rick Jade” as their musical duo name, released the video to their song Bonita early on Friday via social media.

Priddy Ugly dedicated the video to their unborn child as well as to Bontle in a beautiful and heartwarming post.

Bontle also celebrated their love in a post that dripped with absolute adoration for her partner of 10 years.

Bontle accompanied her tweet with a stunning snap of herself. She looked totally glowing and her baby bump showed beautifully.

It’s no wonder that Priddy Ugly called her “Mama Afrika” and praised her for carrying “this precious life so gracefully.”

The couple’s announcement has caused a buzz among their fans on social media who sent their congratulatory messages.

They couldn’t hide their excitement and wished the couple well.

Congrats to the super blessed couple! Check out Bonita‘s full music video on YouTube below.

Zozibini Tunzi to ladies with ideas: ‘No, my dad is not single’

Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi is settling nicely in her coveted role, but little did she know she would have to put out some friendly fires.

On Wednesday, she had to declare that her dad is not single after a few ladies with ideas inquired about him.

The lighthearted Twitter exchange began when she posted snaps of herself, her dad, and Top Billings presenter Harmony Katulondi.

She was moving into her new home in Joburg and was sharing the experience.

Of course, her fans complimented her looks and congratulated her once again for winning the title. Some also inquired who Harmony was.

However, others were a little more interested in her dad than would usually be the case.

They remarked that he is “handsome” and inquired whether he is single or not.

Well, Zozibini had to put some brakes on that train of thought because it was heading in another direction really fast.

She said, “Also, my dad is not single to those who asked. You guys are a lot.”

The hilarious banter didn’t end there though. One hopeful lady wanted to be updated in case his “situation” changes.

What a happy place Twitter is!

Is Babes Wodumo’s Twitter hacked? Defiant tweet on Lady Zamar raises eyebrows

A defiant tweet on Lady Zamar posted on Babes Wodumo’s account has raised questions on whether the account has been hacked or not.

Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, has been dragged on social media for the better part of two days now.

It all started when a video surfaced in which she apparently makes fun of singer Lady Zamar’s acne and uses foul language.

Twitter users immediately dragged Babes and came to Lady Zamar’s defence.

However, if the tweet on Babes Wodumo’s account early on Thursday morning is to be believed, she’s not repentant at all.

She basically told off her critics in not-so-flattering language.

I said what I said and I donโ€™t care if you guys hate me or not Iโ€™m proud. I meant what I said hence why the video is everywhere so that you guys can see! I can drop a song anytime you guys will still download it and book me as well so fokof!!

Babes Wodumo

Whoa, that’s quite some defiance right there. Predictably, some fans questioned if the account was hacked.

Others argued that this wasn’t Babes Wodumo’s verified Twitter account.

Some simply went ahead and criticised the tweet, whether it was from Babes Wodumo or not.

That’s some pretty unpleasant stuff going on there, so let’s hope there’s a huge misunderstanding somewhere and it all gets resolved amicably!

Emtee confirms leaving Ambitiouz Entertainment: ‘The time has come’

Rapper Emtee has confirmed that he has officially parted ways with his record label Ambitiouz Entertainment.

In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, the Abantu hitmaker said he didn’t take this decision “lightly and without due consideration.”

Following a long and in-depth reflection on my career as an artist, where I am now and where I see myself in the next few years, I have made a decision that the time has come for me to now part ways with Ambitiouz Entertainment.

Emtee

He decided to end months-long speculation about the matter “for the sake of my family, friends, and my supporters worldwide.”

Emtee said the idea of leaving the label had taken root a while back, but he sought legal advice first to ensure a smooth and amicable transition.

He thanked his friends, family and supporters for their continued loyalty and asked them to keep supporting him.

The talented rapper dropped a hint on Instagram about a week ago with a snap of himself and the caption, “I can smell freedom.”

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I can smell freedom

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In an interview with TshisaLIVE in June, Emtee also discussed his impending departure from the label.

I still wanna make music. I have been through the most and I am unbreakable. I am not angry or mad. I will get through this.

Emtee

Ambitiouz Entertainment hasn’t commented on his departure yet.

However, Emtee’s fans supported his move and wished him all the best in his career.

AKA shares adorable snap with Kairo and inspires dozens of Mzansi dads

Fatherhood is a bliss and rapper AKA showed South Africa just what a beautiful experience it is on Wednesday.

The Touch My Blood hitmaker posted a snap of his adorable father-daughter moment with Kairo on Twitter.

He captioned it, “You can’t buy this at the Gucci store.”

To say that the pic has inspired thousands of his fans would be an understatement.

It has already racked up more than 22,000 likes and 3,000 retweets, just a few hours after he posted it.

Dozens of his fans who are also dads replied with similar pics of heartwarming moments with their kids.

The replies are just levels and levels of heartwarming moments. So beautiful to see.

A fan remarked that what AKA did with the pic – inspiring other dads – was awesome.

AKA replied and said the thread is just plenty of love emojis.

Caster Semenya serves loads of inspiration: ‘I’m the architect of my career’

800m star athlete Caster Semenya served plenty of wisdom and inspiration during her appearance at the Top Women Conference on Wednesday.

Semenya, who was a guest speaker at the event, shed light on her journey as an athlete and her contribution to gender empowerment and human rights.

She noted how this month marks 10 years since she won her first world 800m gold medal. She was just 18 years old at the time.

I was one of those girls that had no fear. I believed that everything I touched will become gold.

Caster Semenya

Semenya immediately captured the imagination of South Africans and the rest of the world with her seemingly effortless success on the track.

She credited it all to self-belief and “learning to fail forward.”

Success comes with being knowledgeable, having strong beliefs and learning to fail forward. The young generation needs to learn how to build their own personal brand.

Caster Semenya

The Olympic gold medalist struck a defiant note as she reflected on the persistent attempts to limit her natural testosterone levels.

She said, “Whoever is going to stop me from running has to drag me from the track.”

She insisted that success in athletics has more to do with hard work, not genetics. She had a word for her detractors:

I am the architect of my career. I am the engineer of my career.

Caster Semenya

The talented athlete said retirement is not an option now because she’s just 28 years old and “I still have ten years to run.”

Semenya urged South Africans to make meaningful contributions towards gender empowerment and not just pay lip service.

She was especially keen to inspire young girls, saying, “Tell our girls they can become anything they want to become.”

The two-day conference is being held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.

Standard Bank is hosting it in partnership with United Nations Women and Commission on Gender Equality.

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