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Fitch & Leedes celebrates SA heritage with Ltd Edition Indian Tonic

Fitch & Leedes, the premium range of South African mixers, is flying the flag on Heritage Day with a special Limited Edition Indian Tonic. 

Proudly adorned with the bright colours of the national flag in celebration of the country’s rich cultural heritage, the Limited Edition Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic cans are available in leading stores during the entire month of September, while stocks last.

Taking the celebrations even further, Fitch & Leedes has teamed up with National Braai Day to unite all cultures around the fire on Heritage Day, 24 September. To get the party started, look out for the Braaiday Celebration Box full of #Braaiday memorabilia and Fitch & Leedes Heritage cans at selected stores. 

“Jan Braai has become synonymous with South African braai culture and as a locally produced brand, Fitch & Leedes is the perfect partner to celebrate our proud heritage. We will also take the opportunity to link up with local spirit brands by encouraging followers of our digital platforms to #SupportLocal by showcasing South African craft distilleries as a run-up to Heritage Day,” says James Shaw, Fitch & Leedes brand manager.

Creating a niche for itself in the competitive drinks market as the range of preferred mixers by most master distillers, mixologists and discerning consumers, Fitch & Leedes continues to push the boundaries in terms of product innovation, quality and taste.

Look out for the Limited Edition Indian Tonic heritage can at leading stores or purchase online at https://www.fitchleedes.co.za/order-online at around R54 per 6-pack of 200ml cans.  Get in the mix with @FitchLeedes on Instagram and Facebook.


KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission launches online screenings of local films with GeeGo Africa

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission officially launches the ‘KZN Movie Nights’ online project. The project, which aims to distribute and broadcast local films online, was born as a result of trying to ensure that the KZN Film secures strategic investment through facilitation and promotion of film projects into the film industry in KwaZulu-Natal.

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s mission is to be a catalyst for transformation in the local film industry, and over the year has funded over 200 projects, many of which have seen great success at international and local film festivals as well as breaking local box office records. What has emerged from the many successes is that although these films have been successful internationally, many of the local communities have not been able to access and enjoy stories created by local producers. Our goal is two pronged; to ensure the sustainability of the local film industry but also to grow local audiences by creating opportunities in which local audiences can consume this content. As such the Film Commission has a fund dedicated to growing local audiences, and this is achieved through activities such as the funding of local film festivals as well as community screenings.

The sudden outbreak of the Coronavirus forced the KZN Film Commission to think outside the box, and adapt to the covid social distancing restrictions. And the concept for online streaming of local content was envisioned. The organisation has partnered with Geego Africa, a local online events streaming mobile app. Using the GeeGo app, the KZN Film Commission will stream the KZN funded projects and reach thousands of active users. The organisation will create a monthly online screening event in which we stream one film per month and keep it on the platform for 1 week.

“We’re excited about this new project. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s main objective is to transform and create a sustainable film industry. Initiatives such as these are a reflection of the organisation’s core values which are to collaborate and become industry thought leaders through innovation. Further to that we are thrilled to announce that the first film that will be streamed is the KwaZulu-Natal Film funded, award-winning film Uncovered,” Carol Coetzee.

The first of these online film screenings is scheduled to take place this Heritage Day, 24 September with the streaming of the film Uncovered. The film recently scooped 4 awards (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film) at this year’s Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela KZN Film & Television Awards that took place on Saturday, 12 September.


Score celebrates SA heritage with new Ltd Edition Energy Drink

Score, the energy drink with attitude and a proud supporter of youth development, has released a Limited Edition can in a striking African print-inspired design in celebration of South African Heritage Day. The Limited Edition Score Sparkling Cranberry is available in selected outlets for the entire month of September in recognition of the nation’s diverse cultural heritage. “As a brand, Score has always been associated with youth development and community upliftment through numerous grassroots projects. Our Heritage can is our way of saying thank you to our consumers from all walks of life who support us daily,” says Limise Mxatule, Score Brand Manager.

In the spirit of paying it forward, Score is offering loyal fans a month of consumer rewards and a chance of getting their share of R250 000 in cash when purchasing these Heritage cans. In addition to the on-pack instant rewards, further prizes are up for grabs for the most striking name for Score’s Limited Edition Sparkling Cranberry flavour.

To enter follow #ScoreYouDecide on Score’s social media platforms or visit www.scoreheritage.co.za. Double your power and stay ahead of the game with Score’s famous double shot of Guarana and a generous dose of B vitamins. The Limited Edition Score Heritage cans are available at participating stores at around R10 a can. Be sure to get your hands on these Heritage cans and catch all the Score action at www.facebook.com/DrinkScore or @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram.


Yashna Features Lex LA Foy & Ms Andii on ‘Aybo’

In honour of Womens month, three of Durban’s forefront fiery female artists have joined forces to release a fun fresh single that is guaranteed to leave you feeling empowered and ignited. The single titled Aybo as well as the Official Music Video for it, is set to release 09/08/2020.

The title Aybo is derived from the unique South African slang term “haibo,” which is a word commonly used to express a sense of surprise. The song makes multiple references to the city of Durban, where all artists involved are currently based, and have been raised.

Yashna

Singer/songwriter Yashna is no stranger to the music scene, since 2016 she has been consistently elevating within the industry. Her most recent release titled Rise Up climbed East Coast Radio’s Coke Top 40 chart, while the music video has been playlisted on Trace Africa. She also recently contributed to a charitable initiative for Mandela Day in collaboration with East Coast Radio, Yashna co-wrote the single titled Come Together with Neo Ndawo, and featured on the track. This multi-genre artist has been making waves in and out the city with her versatile vocals, and has now teamed up with two powerful Durban based female rappers namely Lex La Foy and Ms Andii, to deliver a solid hip hop tune for women, in a month that celebrates and highlights women for the power that they possess, and for the Queens that they are.

“My vision for this single was to join forces with local female artists in the Durban music scene, to share our talents, and utilize the platform that we have to inspire and uplift females of all age, race and cultural backgrounds, and I feel as though we were able to achieve that with this particular single.” -Yashna

Lex La Foy

Lex La Foy stepped on the scene in 2004 as a performance/battle rapper and slam poet, and has been making moves ever since. La Foy is a previous SAHHA nominee, who has toured both nationally and internationally, also making appearances on commercials and local television series. Her latest feature with artist L-Tip called Perfect Timing took the number one spot on Ms Cosmo’s Local Hip Hop chart on 5FM, earlier this year. Lex’s work ethic breathes life into the words spoken on Aybo as she exudes confidence and encapsulates the Queen that she believes all women possess the power to unleash.

“I’m just really happy to see not only women, but great Durban artists come together and do something as super dope as this. It’s a major win for my city and for hip hop, plus we had fun in the process.” -Lex La Foy

Ms Andii

Ms Andii another rising hip hop artist from the city of Durban, formerly a dancer, began her journey as a recording artist in 2015, and has since been dropping bars in the booth and on stages across the nation. Her latest single titled Moneybag is currently playlisted on Gagasi FM. Ms Andii’s verse on Aybo speaks to independent females that are focused on hustling hard, and reminds them to shine their light, and to keep their head up, regardless of life’s challenges.

“I hope this song inspires unity amongst women, just as we have united as female artists to make this dope track, and I trust that young ladies get the message. I also hope that everyone enjoys the song as much as we enjoyed making it.” -Ms Andii

Neo Ndawo

Durban Creative Award’s Best Producer for 2019, Neo Ndawo handled the entire production of Aybo. Being a rapper/songwriter himself, he also contributed to the melody and writing of the hook of Aybo. He recently released a six track EP titled Lingo. Ndawo continues to contribute to the success of numerous artists in and out of Durban.

Artists featured on Aybo

Aybo is a significant song for women by women, on Womens Day.

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