HOMECOMING AFRICA IS MORE THAN MUSIC THIS SEPTEMBER WITH A MASSIVE 3 DAY FESTIVAL

HOMECOMING AFRICA IS MORE THAN MUSIC THIS SEPTEMBER WITH A MASSIVE 3 DAY FESTIVAL

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Back for an astonishing 11th Year with 3 Music stages and a festival over 3 days – featuring dynamic lineups from major stars to local groups in just about every scene imaginable. Homecoming Events is proud to announce Homecoming Africa taking place on 26, 27 and 28 September 2019.

Taking place yet again at Voortrekker Monument, popular Homecoming Africa is gearing up to provide the ultimate in music, service and comedy during a 3-day festival headlined by Kwesta, A-Reece, Boity, Moozlie, Zakes Bantwini, Da Capo and many more this coming September.

Last year, Homecoming Africa attracted over 8000 people to Pretoria for an international and continental experience with the biggest trans African musical line up seen at the event property to date! It is no surprise that the property is growing and will now take place over a few days.  Homecoming Africa lovers can once again expect another insanely lined up Homecoming Africa this year with only the best making it More Than Music.

“This festival will bring a significant shift in the way we view events, social responsibilities and music in the continent, it is the start of something very special.” says Katlego Malatji Managing Director for Homecoming Events.

Experience the best in music, comedy and service as this year, Homecoming Africa will launch their community service initiative that is aimed at giving back on the first day of the festival. The second day will consist of a comedy night where local comedians will get an opportunity to showcase the growing comedic community in Pretoria and the rest of South Africa. Music lovers can still enjoy a variety of House; Hip Hop; and Kwaito music on the final day of the festival which will take place at Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa.

Be sure to look out for more exciting Homecoming Africa announcements, as all roads lead to the ultimate music festival on 26, 27 and 28 September 2019 in our Capital City, Pretoria.

Blue Mbombo named Glamour’s Most Glamourous 2019

Moziak’s Creative Producer, Blue Mbombo, was named one of Glamour’s Most Glamourous 2019 at a glitzy cocktail event held in Johannesburg.

An annual list by global magazine title, Glamour South Africa, recognises exquisite women setting the standards of style with their fashion game. Blue Mbombo’s inclusion in this year’s list speaks volume to her consistency as a rising fashion icon in South Africa, the mark she makes with her everyday standout looks, and the gravitas she brings to all red carpets.

“This means everything to me. I’m truly humbled. Thank you Glamour South Africa,” elates Blue Mbombo.

“The acknowledgement from the media and peers last night is culmination of the Glam Blue has added to fashion, events and red carpets across Southern Africa for the last couple of years. So proud of her,” shares Ninel Musson, co-founder and Director at Moziak Magazine.

Blue Mbombo brings her standout fashion expression and creativity to her latest business endeavour with Moziak Magazine which has already seen her release impactful covers with media personality Boity and young game changer, Amonge Sinxoto, as well as a Women’s Month Portrait Series with 15 leading ladies across multiple industries.

Follow Blue Mbombo and @MoziakAfrica on social media for more standout fashion looks and to witness the work of Creative Producer Blue Mbombo.  

Connect with Blue Mbombo:

Facebook: @BlueMbombo / @MoziakAfrica  

Twitter: @BlueMbombo / @MoziakAfrica

Instagram: @blue_mbombo / @moziakafrica

Website: http://moziak.africa/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAjTFM64kVs

BERITA LAUNCHES YOURS AT WEPARTY OFFICES

Multi award winning singer songwriter popularly known as Berita has officially launched her brand new single and music video titled Yours. Berita who was first introduced to the industry in 2012 with her smash hit single Thandolwethu has finally redefined her sound in a way which best represent her independent record label Assali music.

Hosted at the posh WeParty offices in Sandton – North of Johannesburg, the media and industry friends from the like of Amanda Black, Zoe Modiga and Miss Dee but to name a few were treated to Valdo Prosecco sparkling upon entering the premises.

Ancillar Nombewu  who is a CNN MultiChoice Young Journalist of the Year 2016, Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Young Journalist of the Year 2015 and Forbes Africa journalist hosted the panel with the team behind brand Berita. 2019 marks an exciting era in the evolution of Berita as an artist, a brand and entrepreneur. She is the founder of an independent record label Assali Music a hub focused on developing female talent on and off stage.

Noted music career highlights include winning a Metro FM music award for Best African Pop

Album (2013), Wawela Songwriter of the year award (2014), Zimbabwe Achievers Award for

Music Artist of the year (2016, 2019).

We have a chance to speak to Berita and this is what she had to say.

Take us through on your mental state when you wrong Yours?

I was feeling love, I was feeling love within myself and also the people around me and support me daily in what I do like the lyrics of the song if you listen and if you read the lyrics, the first part of it “You’re something like a unicorn I’ve discovered you Traveled all the seven seas then I encountered you” it is about the encounter when you meet someone that resonates with you and I think that something that happen even how the event went and how we worked together at WeParty seamlessly so that’s how Yours is about.

Right now we are in Womans Month at the room was filled with prodominelty women, what does it mean to you having female entertainers and journalists support you?

I think for the longest times we have put men before us and men have authority and are kings in their own right but we are queens and we deserve love and respect in ourselves and in our community as a circle of women and then everyone else will start to respect us.

BERITA YOURS

VERSE 1
You’re something like a unicorn
I’ve discovered you
Travelled all the seven seas
then I encountered you
Make me the empress of your palace
I’m enchanted by your voodoo
show me the entrance to your castle
All I want is you, you, you

CHORUS
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours
Yours you are mine
I just wanna be yours
Be yours
Yours you are mine

VERSE 2
Like a distant memory
I remember you
All at once it comes to me
must be dejavu
Like the sweetest melody
you are unforgettable
When I met you in my dreams
said you would come back for me you promised

CHORUS
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine

(MUSICAL BRIDGE)

CHORUS
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine
I just wanna be yours,
Be yours,
Yours you are mine

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN

Womans month is upon us and in try Tribute to Women style – Sheer Entertainment together with The Alore Group will host one of the biggest events this month taking place on 10 August 2019 at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens.

The Malibongwe Arts Festival already announced multi-platinum selling Afro-Soul singer Lira; Award-winning House and Pop singerLady Zamar; multi-award winning Afro Pop singer Amanda Black; Poet and singer/songwriter Busiswa; newcomer Simmy, songstress Ami Faku and idols winner Yanga will set the stage alight. This event will also feature Sun-El Musician for explosive collaborative performances with the Queens in SA Music.

Malibongwe Arts Festival combines a picnic vibe with an extraordinary music line-up for a single daytime concert, and will boast a premium selection of Music, food and beverages. Limited tickets are available at webtickets, be sure to get yours before they sell out!

Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/2QA63LG or www.tributetowomen.co.za

A variety of tickets are available for purchase at Webtickets & Pick n Pay.

Phase 3: R250 ex fees

Phase 4: R295 ex fees

VIP: R795 ex fees

Phase 4/Door: R295

Ticket are available to the public for purchase now!

Social Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atributetowomen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenTribute

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atributetowomen/

Website: www.tributetowomen.co.za

Malibongwe Arts Festival: A Tribute To Women

Set to take place on 10 August 2019 the 2nd annual Tribute to Women – Sheer Entertainment together with The Alore Group have announced this year’s Malibongwe Arts Festival – A Tribute To Women! 

The Malibongwe Arts Festival is a culmination of Mzansi’s favourite musical genres and cultures  which is set the set the  stage alight in an all-one-in celebration of women from South Africa.

Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/2QA63LG or www.tributetowomen.co.za

The festival will be held at the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg with a combination of  a picnic vibe with an extraordinary music line-up for a single daytime concert which will boast a premium selection of Music, food and beverages.

SA’s favourite musicians such as multi-platinum selling Afro-Soul singer Lira; Award-winning House and Pop singer Lady Zamar; multi-award winning Afro Pop singer Amanda Black; Poet and singer/songwriter Busiswa; newcomer Simmy but to name a few will grace the stage on the 10th of August.

A variety of tickets are available for purchase at Webtickets & Pick n Pay.

Early bird: R150 ex fees

Phase 2: R195 ex fees

Phase 3: R250 ex fees

Phase 4: R295 ex fees

VIP: R795 ex fees

Phase 4/Door: R295

Ticket are available to the public for purchase now!

Be sure to look out for more exciting Malibongwe Arts Festival announcements, as all roads lead to the celebration of amazing Women!

Social Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atributetowomen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenTribute

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atributetowomen/

Website: www.tributetowomen.co.za

Cashtime Life releases catalogue

Johannesburg – Music Label and street culture trendsetters Cashtime Life is getting ready to release the full catalogue of music previously released under the recording company.

Established in 2013 with the aim of moving the culture forward, Cashtime Life brought to life a fusion of rap/hip hop and kasi sounds – producing chart topping tracks such as K.O.’s Caracara; Kid X’s Pass n Special; Ma-E’s uGogo; DJ Vigilante’s Sorry Makhe; and more! The independent label released a variety of Albums, mixtapes, and singles for its respective artists and will now have this extensive catalogue available for streaming and for download from all digital music stores.

Responsible for launching the music careers of Kid X; Moozlie; Masandi and DJ Vigilante alongside K.O., Ma-E and Maggz; Cashtime Life is bringing some of South Africa’s biggest hit songs to all digital stores for music lovers to enjoy on 12 July 2019.

The Cashtime Life catalogue includes the following albums, mixtapes and singles:

– K.O. Skanda Republic, 2014

– Ma-E Township Counsellor, 2016

– Kid X, 3 Quarter Pace, 2015

The Cashtime Life music catalogue will be available for streaming and for download purchase across all digital stores from 12 July 2019.

Terry Pheto receives British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) Award nomination for movie FACES

International award-winning South African actor known for the Oscar award winning movie Tsotsi, Terry Pheto, has just received a British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) Award nomination for her lead role in the movie FACES, in the category, Best Actress.

“It’s always great to work with incredible actors and talented filmmakers from around the world. I always leave projects feeling extremely enriched. To receive an international accolade on top of it, is just a cherry on top,” expresses Terry Pheto.

Released worldwide last year, FACES is a multi-narrative film set across four storylines that follow a group of characters as their lives begin to unravel. The feature film was shot in London and directed by the award-winning British-Nigerian director, Joseph a. Adesunloye.

The movie features other high-profile actors from both music and film such as: Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes playing her first major film role, Aki Omoshaybi (The Riot Club, Kids In Love, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders, Coronation Street, Holby City) and French actor and model Matthieu Charneau (The Bastard Executioner).

FACES will have its UK premier at BUFF taking place from 1 – 7 September 2019 where it will be the closing night film at the festival.

No stranger to the international award stage, Terry Pheto’s nod from BUFF is yet another reminder that talent is universal, and the world is recognising Terry Pheto amongst the best.

FACES sees Terry Pheto expand her international movie catalogue, and is one of the few projects the world can expect to see her in front of the camera this year, as her latest projects to be announced soon are predominantly behind the camera.

Follow Terry Pheto on social media for more updates on her BUFF Award nomination and for upcoming projects to be announced soon.  

Connect with Terry Pheto:

Facebook: Terry Pheto (https://www.facebook.com/TerryPheto/)

Twitter: @TerryPheto

Instagram: @TerryPheto

DA CAPO PAYS HOMAGE TO AFRIKA

Nicodimas Sekheta Mogashoa, known as DA CAPO, is a self-taught producer & DJ who first fell in love with house music at an early age which gave him the unmistakable ability to create blazing sounds that keep masses salivating for more; this earned him a spot in South Africa and the world as a highly regarded Producer.Making waves in the industry with his creativity, spirit-moving music and famous ‘Touch’ on remixes, Da Capo doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The DJ has been representing South Africa on global stages across Europe and the US for the past 4 years, playing alongside renowned artists while chasing the European summer.

Da Capo brings it back home with his new single, AFRIKA, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African continent.

https://soulistic.lnk.to/Afrika

AFRIKA forms part of his 2017 album Indigo Child and comes after the success of ‘Found You’ featuring Berita. On AFRIKA he features the young and gifted Tshepo King who does justice to the vocal elements.

Nathi Mankayi drops his newest music video “Ndim Lo”

Mr smooth vocals Nathi Mankayi had released his visuals for the hit song Ndim Lo. Nathi Mankayi real name Nkosinathi  first debuted on the music scenes in 2015 with his  triple-platinum album Buyelekhaya which featured the hit Nomvula which was highly played on Metro FM and loved by presenter and radio DJ Bonang Matheba.To date Nathi dropped Ndim Lo, the song is a precursor from his latest offering “Iphupha LaBantu” which was released in Oct 2018.

Stream the video click on link

The Album has proven to be success even winning Nathi a SAMA Award for Best Adult Contemporary at SAMA25 Event hosted at Sun City on the 1st June 2019. Nathi has hit the ground running from the release day of the single targeting firstly Pretoria and Johannesburg and visiting TV & Radio stations.  

“Ndithanda ukubulela ku Thixo  nge siphiwo nangaMahla ndenyuke esidibabana nawo endleleni, asenza somelele sibesisa mile na namhlanje .Ndibulela ne supporters ngoku ndixhasa kuwo wonke lomsebenzi.Le award ithetha lukhulu kuthi ,ngoba eyoku qala Phantsi kwe Mankayi Media.Enkosi Kakhulu. Namhlanje iMusic video ye second Single from Iphulabantu Album iphumile. Le Ngoma ingum’ thandazo ,indlela endithetha ngayo noThixo ngazo Zonke izinto endidlule kuzo.

Kulu lonke ulutsha elu dlula ebunzimeni,na kwi Depression ndithanda ukuthi umthandazo uyasebenza” says Nathi Mankayi

The song is about reflecting and connecting with one’s soul, It also gives hope to those feeling condemned.  

Stream the song online

http://smarturl.it/Nathi_IphuphaLabantu

Keep up with Nathi on his social platforms

Facebook:  Nathi Mankayi

Instagram: _Nathi Mankayi

Twitter: _Nathi Mankayi

DNA Brand Architects wins BIG at the IABC Gold Quill Awards in Canada

Off the back of making history at the 2019 PRISM Awards, marketing and brand consultancy, DNA Brand Architects, are being recognised internationally for their stellar work and walked away BIG winners at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards in Vancouver, Canada.

The IABC Gold Quill Awards celebrates extraordinary communication by recognising innovative, strategic work that delivers significant business results. Rigorously reviewed by experienced, trained communicators from around the world, IABC Gold Quill Award winners are recognised amongst the best communication professionals globally.

DNA Brand Architects walked away with the below awards and recognition:

 2019 IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit:

Communication Management > Customer Relations

2019 IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit: 

Communication Management > Media Relations

2019 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence:  

Communication Skills > Audio/Visual (iLobola Nge Bhubesi, Lion Larger for ABinBev Africa)

2019 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence:  

Communication Skills > Social Media Programs (iLobola Nge Bhubesi, Lion Larger for ABinBev Africa)

2019 IABC Gold Quill Best of the Best Award: 

Communication Skills > Social Media Programs (iLobola Nge Bhubesi, Lion Larger for ABinBev Africa)

2019 IABC Gold Quill Award: 

Mid-Size Agency of the Year Finalist

“It’s an honour to lead an agency that is amongst the best in the world. These wins are major for us as a South African and black agency in showcasing the level of our work and our results in communications. It’s exciting to be hailed as best in class by the IABC,” expresses Sylvester Chauke, founder and chief of DNA Brand Architects. “As a leader of this small agency with big dreams, I am so proud of my team for their resilience and commitment in delivering these programmes. It’s seldom easy, but these milestones propel us even more to demand excellence in the work we create for our clients. A major acknowledgement to our client ABinBev under the marketing leadership of Andrea Quaye and Siphelele Vundla who gave us the wings to fly. We are thrilled by this global recognition.”


Connect with DNA Brand Architects:

Twitter: @DNABrandSA / @sylvesterchauke

Instagram: @dnabrandarchitects / @sylvesterchauke

Website: www.dnabrand.co.za