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Lindelani Mkhize Presents The 2nd Edition Of Ignite To Durban

Legendary multi-faceted music mogul and businessman Lindelani Mkhize will yet again on 22 December this year, present his Ignite music showcase to Durban audiences. The lifestyle, music and development event takes place at the Presidential Atrium of the Moses Mabhida stadium-which will be transformed into an arena – a first for the venue.

Guests will literally ‘walk the President’s walk’ and can look forward to VIP treatment fit for royalty. From chauffeur-driven -rides, to an extravagant red-carpet experience and a musical showcase by SADEC’s raw talent who have been mentored and trained by Mkhize himself-Ignite 2017 promises to wow!

“As a result of the pressures of daily life and responsibility, by the end of the year we are tired and all we want is to unwind.  The Ignite lifestyle and music experience is the perfect outlet, designed to ease you into the festive mode through the merging of fashion, food, song and dance. Dress up, look good, feel good and indulge in some well-deserved VIP treatment. The first edition of Ignite was a great success and, it is with great excitement that I present this year’s edition of Ignite” said Lindelani Mkhize, the founder of Ignite and chairman of Contento Group.

Mkhize has described this year’s Ignite journey as fulfilling and worth the long days and sometimes sleepless nights. As part of a grueling selection process, unknown young up-and-coming artists are invited to submit their music material via the Ignite social media platforms in a bid to make the final cast which will perform at the event on 22 December.

The 60-member cast is predominantly made up of young people from different backgrounds who share a passion for the creative arts, and all they need is for someone to believe in them and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent. Ignite provides a platform for these artists to receive the training, mentoring and exposure they need to begin building their music careers. “In the past we have marveled at the development of our young cast from the exposure, from the likes of Nelisiwe who has since took on a spotlight through the famous soundtrack of TV series Lockdown ‘mama kaBafana’; Zinhle Madela from Mandeni who has since released a single with DJ Nastor; and is now getting bookings from event managers; as well as  the Vosloorus duo Siyakha Khitha & Khaya who have since been invited to join the Joyous Celebration cast as a result. We are confident that Ignite is really igniting the careers of young creatives, and this is our way of giving back to an industry that has given and continues to afford us with so much.” Mkhize continued.

“KZN is Summer” as all descend to the coast for the festive season, pack your black ties and evening gowns and be ready for an unforgettable evening at Moses Mabhida.


Good Vibes Only At The Durban Street Food Festival This September

Experience the melting pot of flavors, cultures, sounds and sights that made Durban the cosmopolitan smorgasbord it is today.

While you tease your taste buds with African, Indian, Asian and other mouthwatering flavors, enjoy the sumptuous sounds of the finest local Musical talent, with live bands and dj’s to heat things up when the sun goes down. From Veranda Panda to RED ROBYN, get down to the sound of the city. Laugh with your mouth fall as you’re entertained by the most hilarious local lekker comedians, and get your grubby paws on the future of fashion by the city’s chicest young designers.

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Family fun for a full belly, with a spoonful of giggles and a pinch of wiggles for good measure, let Durban Street Food Festival serve up the entrée you’ve been waiting for.

4-Day Festival of 40 Street Food vendors with authentic flavors From around the world!

  • 10 Craft Vendors
  • Live Durban Bands
  • Comedy
  • Craft & GIN Beer Garden
  • Art
  • Durban DJ’s
  • Short Film Screenings
  • FOOD Demos
  • Info Sessions
  • Jazz Expressions
  • Food Blogging

Why support Durban Street Food Festival?

Durban Street Food Festival provides a venue to build appreciation for Durban’s diversity. The Festival celebrates the global culture and the ethnic diversity of Durban through culinary arts, music, performance art and social connection. We proudly welcome new people from around the world into our community every year, and we provide a unique venue for people to share cultural culinary traditions with one another. The Festival is a vehicle to promote cultural understanding and appreciation in our community

The Durban Street Food Festival has a strong economic impact on the community supporting local food and beverage vendors and restaurants at the event.  In addition we create platforms for local Durban talent to perform and showcase themselves. The Durban Street Food Festival offers valuable corporate recognition opportunities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, cultural entertainment and a strong sense of community. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for corporate sponsors to receive highly visible and concentrated recognition. This includes recognition on large-scale signage throughout the Festival site, in advertisements in regional media, as well as one-of-a-kind public relations and editorial opportunities related to the event.


Sifiso Nene’s TYPICAL ZULU Show Kicks Off At The Playhouse

Award-winning Comedian Sifiso Nene returns to Durban with his clever and outstanding one man show TYPICAL ZULU on the 4th November at The Playhouse. Sifiso is no stranger in the entertainment industry, having recently finished a nation-wide tour of his phenomenal Baby Mama Drama.

He launched his career in 2009 when he won the first season of “So you think you are funny” which was a nationwide talent search for up and coming comedians on SABC1. Since then he has kept his winning streak alive, as he won the SATMAS as the Best Indigenous Comedian as well as the Comics Choice Awards – audience choice category winner for two years in a row.

It is no surprise that Nene is a one of the favorite South African comedians as his material is relevant and relates to them. He also starred in the Mzansi Magic hit show Taxi Ride, and on a number of Standard Bank commercials.

His topics for the show will range from Zulu taxi, the Zulu president, the Zulus in general, but more than everything…himself as a TYPICAL ZULU. So whether you are Zulu or know someone who is Zulu, this show will have everyone in stitches.

Sifiso is excited to showcase his work in his supportive hometown. “I love performing in Durban, for my people, also this show needs no translation, no explanation to them, we get to unpack being a Zulu people and embrace it” commented the sought-after entertainer.

Right after The Playhouse, Nene will be bringing the show to Johannesburg’s Silverstar Casino.

Purchase tickets to the TYPICAL ZULU show in Durban from www.computicket.co.zaranging from R170.

Interact with Sifiso Nene on Twitter & Facebook.


Come Enjoy Africa’s Oktober Fest, Shisanyama Festival At Eyadini In Umlazi

South Africa’s biggest, badest, and madest shisanyama festival hits Durban shores once again. On Saturday September 2, from 12noon until late, Eyadini Lounge in uMlazi will be the hottest spot in Durban as it plays host to thousands of shisanyama fans ready to EAT, PARTY, REPEAT.

Dubbed Africa’s Oktober Fest, the Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourism and Ukhozi FM, is a celebration of the best of South African culture – good food and music. In a culmination of all things tasty, KZN’s best open-flame chefs will cook side-by-side to determine who makes the best shisanyama. Fans can expect spiced brisket, t-bone and chicken wings to go along with chakalaka, pap and ujeqe. All cooked by venues: Mashamplanes, Artizen Restaurant and Shisanyama, Comfort Zone Jazz Lounge, The Joint, Nsimbini Lifestyle, including an up-and-coming street vendor – Take It Easy Chicken Dust, and a township caterer Ningi’s Corner.  And to wash it down – local beer and champagne.

“Our long-term goal is to be South Africa’s cultural must-see event. The Brazlians have their Rio Carnival, the Spanish have their tomato throwing festival, we have our Shisanyama Festival.” said Michelle Lewis, event organizer.

To help you digest the delicious dishes, you’ll be able to dance to some of the hottest names in music right now. The line up includes performances by Riky Rick, Big Nuz, Naves and Sphectacula, Unathi and many more.

“What’s shisanyama without great music. We’re looking forward to celebrating our culture,” said TJ Zama, owner of Eyadini Lounge and partner in the Festival.

This year’s festival layout is larger than life and promises an enormous VIP deck and tent, and a thousand seat communal dining experience at the heart of the event.


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