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Weekend Jam: Noble Jay Featuring Tipcee & Moonchild Sanelly #HoldSomething

You guys do know how much I love Gqom Music and I am extremely excited to be attending the South African Gqom Music Awards 2019 media launch by The eThekwini Municipality and the Awards committee. Being a curious gqom music follower I stumbled upon something which I thought I should share with you guys, a track that I have had on repeat this week – by Nigerian, Durban based recording artist, Noble Jay featuring my favourite girls Tipcee & Moonchild Sanelly #HoldSomething. This is my weekend jam dedication to you:

Have a listen and let me know what you guys think, don’t forget to follow Noble Jay, your new Man crush across social media platforms by using the following links:

Instagram @IamNobleJay, 

Facebook: Noble Jay

Twitter: @IamNobleJay


#BeAKidAgain – Enter The Paper Jet Challenge And Win A Trip To Zanzibar

My favourite online travel agency, Travel Start is running an awesome competition and inviting the public to take part in their Paper Jet challenge, were you one of those creative kids at your school or you always had the best Paper Jet in your neighborhood? Well, here’s a chance to join in the fun and #BeAKidAgain – you and a friend can stand a chance to win to the beautiful ZANZIBAR. I’ve shared this competition with all my close friends and family members and our deal was, whoever wins gets to take me, I’ve always wanted to go on holiday and anyways even if I don’t win, I’ve set up a budget to go on a vacation towards the end of the year because Travel Start offers amazing return flights to Zanzibar.

Talking about this competition brings a lot of childhood memories so let me share some of the incredible stories with you. Growing up I have always been the child that wanted to be heard, I always wanted to be on the center stage and tell my story, I think this will give you guys an idea of how I started blogging.

During primary school I took part at almost every school play that we would have seasonally and would be grateful to be chosen as the main act or ‘star’of each drama production I would audition for at my school, I was popular and would appear at local magazines and on our newsletter, the teachers loved this about me and the fact that I was not only excelling in the arts but also academically as I was in the debating team for our school 3 years in a row. Now I wanted to be paid for it, I wanted to be on a larger audience and I wanted to meet like minded people, then that’s when I started searching for acting gigs for kids and saw auditions for Gcina Mhlophe’s African Christmas production which was going to be staged at the playhouse, I took the newspaper my mom had bought and called in to register for auditions and having the supportive mother I have, we went there together. To cut the long story short, I was through the first and second round and made is as one of the leading characters for African Mother Christmas.

Being part of this production taught me a lot of things about the entertainment industry and was lucky to work with multi-award winning actors, musicians and directors such as Madala Kunene, Faca Khulu and Slindile Nodangala. My love for the entertainment grew from then and this was of great influence in working in the fields I have worked within throughout – PR, entertainment commentating and writing.


Watch: OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED FOR ZULU WEDDING!

The official trailer for ZULU WEDDING, the much anticipated romantic-comedy from producer/director, Lineo Sekeleoane, has been released.  The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 23 February 2018 by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

Watch the trailer here:
 

Unashamedly romantic, glamorous and hilarious all at the same time, the film pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture. It acknowledges the – sometimes schizophrenic – reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated, modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations.   

Feisty choreographer, Lu “Lungile” (Nondumiso Tembe), will do anything to avoid falling in love. Even more so to avoid going home to South Africa, where she’s traditionally engaged to a king. However, when she meets her soulmate Tex (Darrin Dewitt Henson), she is forced to confront the tradition she’s been running away from since the death of her parents, when she turned 18, and the ancestral debt they left her. She hatches a plan to confront the King and convince him to forget about her, but when she prevails upon handsome royal advisor Zulu (Pallance Dladla), to help her get into the Royal Compound, he proves to be a dangerously seductive charmer, one who seems to represent all the best aspects of her background.

Tex, his wise-cracking best friend, Nate (Carl Payne), Lou’s eccentric traffic officer sister, Mabo (Makgano Mambolo) and her tell-it-like-is alcoholic best friend, Sam (Bubu Mazibuko), set off to ‘the rurals’ to rescue her while the shifty Uncle Phineas (Jerry Phele), his sexy wife Yvonne (Kelly Khumalo) and “The Basotho 10,”(lead by TKZee Family’s Gwyza) stay behind. The stage is set for hilarity, hi-jinks and heartbreak.

With an effervescent screenplay by Julie Hall and stunning cinematography by award-winning Lance Gewer of Tsotsi fame, ZULU WEDDING promises a lush, playful, escapist experience which should appeal to fans of films like Happiness is a Four-letter Word and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

The star-studded cast includes Nondumiso Tembe (True Blood, King Kong – The Musical); Darrin Dewitt-Henson (Soul Food, Lincoln Heights, Stomp The Yard); Pallance Dladla (Tempy Pushas, Isibaya, Hard To Get); the hilarious, Carl Payne (Martin, The Cosby Show); Bubu Mazibuko; Kelly Khumalo; Lorcia Cooper, S’thandiwe Kgoroge; Treasure Tshabalala; Kole Omotoso and Makgano Mamabolo with cameo appearances from DJ Tira, Carolyn Steyn and many of South Africa’s best-loved celebrities.

This Luju Pictures Film was produced in association with Brand Contact, the DTI, NFVF and Tsoga Afrika.


Profile Feature | Miss Soweto 2015 : Buhle Xulu

At the end of last year, 20-year-old BComm student Buhle Xulu was crowned as Miss Soweto at the glittering gala final, sponsored by White Star Super Maize Meal.

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Xulu says that she has always wanted to be a beauty queen. “There’s a quote that says ‘be the type of woman you promised yourself you’d be as a little girl’, this sums up my dream and how I’m living up to it with my Miss Soweto title.”

She is inspired by previous Miss Soweto winner Basetsana Khumalo and shares, “I aspire to be the woman she is. She has made a great success of herself beyond her pageant titles.”

Xulu also looks up to Khanyi Dhlomo, who according to the newly named pride of Soweto, is not just beautiful, but also has brains. “She believes in education, as do I.” In line with this statement, Xulu would like to make Soweto and the world a better place by making sure that every child gets access to quality education and emphasising the importance of literacy and reading.

In addition, she would like to change the mentality amongst females of being intimidated by other women’s looks, saying that they shouldn’t look down on themselves. As a role model, her advice to young women is to believe that they are worthy and to always stand up for themselves because they don’t need any kind of validation from anyone.

Xulu lost her mother at a young age, as a result, today her most treasured possession is a photograph of her late parent.

The self-described ‘daddy’s girl’ says that she is a hardworking, ambitious and social young woman who believes in respect. “I appreciate people who are honest and real.” She is also constantly trying to improve herself and states, “I’m not afraid to fail and I try to utilise my opportunities to the maximum.”

This go-getter relaxes by reading, hanging out with friends and going through fashion blogs to see what latest trends are. She also loves doing retail therapy every now and again.


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