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Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) (https://e.huawei.com/) will host the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020 (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0) on May 29th, from 10.00am – 12.00pm, with the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again”.

The online summit will include presentations from Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, and Chen Kun Te, Huawei Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Speaking on Huawei’ experience in working with corporate leaders on their digital transformation, Mr Lei said “The world is still battling against the Coronavirus. The pandemic not only threatens the humanity but the global economy. This transformation is happening when the banking sector is shifting from phase 3.0 to 4.0, where Banking is Everywhere, Never at a Bank. ”

 

Brett King, Author of Bank 4.0, will also speak on “How Mobile will Lead Banks out of COVID-19”. C-suite executives from the African and Chinese banking sector also presenting include Joshua Oigara Group CEO & MD, KCB Bank Group, Chair of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and Xia Zhiyuan Director of Big Data & AI lab, ICBC, China.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global black swan which has severely impacted the global economy. The banking sector is also undergoing challenges from sharply declined economic activities, decreased deposits and loans, as well as higher unemployment rates and non-performing loan ratios. In the crisis, banks will quickly shift from offline operations modes, such as branches and merchants, to online modes including mobile banking.

 

In this new normal, emerging technologies are used to upgrade business scenarios such as account opening, approval, credit, and risk control. The pandemic will accelerate the digital transformation of the banking sector. When traditional offline services are affected, FinTech becomes prominent. The pandemic prevention and control efforts help move offline services to online platforms. Financial institutions have increased financial IT investment, strengthened mobile banking service capabilities, and accelerated innovation to drive digital transformation. Huawei firmly believes that digitalization will be rapidly and widely used in this process.

Please join us at the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020. (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0)

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African culture proud, multiple award-winning rapper and singer Sho Madjozi and actor, comedian and social media sensation Prev Reddy scooped the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favourite African Star and Favourite African Social Media Star respectively. The channel is set to premiere the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, on Friday, 8 May at 16:10. (CAT) on NickToons (DStv 308).

 

The Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will be hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious) and will be jam-packed with stars, surprises and slime. Kids around the world cast millions of votes for their favourite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.

 

 

Celebrities scheduled to appear on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include: Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Holland, David Dobrik, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, and more.

Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager commented: “This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does, and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars. We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjodzi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards”.

 

 

Sho Madjozi was nominated alongside Shekhinah, Teni and Patricia Kihoro in the Favourite African Star category. Prev Reddy was nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category with Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy and Chané Grobler.

 

 

With appearances from cast members of The Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner), and a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from Imagine Entertainment, Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will also feature segments unlike any other awards show including: JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home; a performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day”; and an exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage.

 

 

The ecstatic Sho Madjozi said “Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse, Nickelodeon thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted. I am so excited”, she added “World we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you.”

Commented Prev Reddy, “Yes we did it, thank you so much to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for nominating me in this category most importantly thank you to the kids that voted and to my fans who’ve become like my family and for making one of my biggest dreams come true, I am sending all the love and positivity during this difficult time.”

During this year’s show, NBA champion and global icon LeBron James received the 2020 Generation Change Award, honouring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education. The LeBron James Family Foundation’s ground-breaking I PROMISE School serves his hometown’s most at-risk students and their entire families with the support, programming and wide-ranging resources they need to succeed in the classroom and at home, creating a new model for urban, public education.

 

 

As part of its longstanding connection and dedication to kids, Nickelodeon will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day that schools are closed, kids in need miss nearly 34 million school meals. No Kid Hungry is working to ensure every kid gets three meals a day during this time of crisis and all year long.

 

 

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together winners:

 

TELEVISION:

FAVOURITE KIDS TV SHOW
Henry Danger

FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Stranger Things

FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Got Talent

FAVOURITE TV HOST
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED SERIES
SpongeBob SquarePants

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR
Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger,Henry Danger)

FILM:

FAVOURITE MOVIE
Avengers: Endgame

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR
Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)

FAVOURITE SUPERHERO
Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Frozen 2

FAVOURITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)

FAVOURITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)

MUSIC:

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Shawn Mendes

FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP
BTS

FAVOURITE SONG
“bad guy”- Billie Eilish

FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

FAVOURITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST
Lil Nas X

FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
Taylor Swift (North America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVOURITE MALE SOCIAL STAR
David Dobrik

FAVOURITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR
Annie LeBlanc

FAVOURITE GAMER
SSSniperWolf

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
Minecraft

FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
JoJo Siwa

FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Alex Morgan

FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR
LeBron James

 

Highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include:

A $1 Million donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic;

NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receiving Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education, with his charity The LeBron James Family Foundation’s groundbreaking I PROMISE School, which provides his hometown’s most at-risk students and their families with educational resources and support;

A special appearance from the cast members of Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner);

sneak peek of Nick’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from ImagineKids+Family;

JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home and ultimately getting slimed herself;

David Dobrik doused in slime;

A performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day;”

An exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage;

And celebrity appearances from Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, cast members of Stranger Things (Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink), the cast ofHenry Danger (Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, Cooper Barnes, Ella Anderson, Michael D. Cohen) and more.

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Universal Music local urban is keeping You ON!

Posted by radio On April - 22 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

It’s a busy week in these Urban streets, and another big week in music!

All our favourite artists are keeping us on toes with their beautiful music and we cannot wait for you to get your hands on it! This is what we have for you this week:

We love a Kenyan and South African music collaboration because it is guaranteed to make us feel good! Sauti Sol has proved this to be true once again with their beautiful and uplifting single Brighter Days featuring the Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir.

 

The single is taken off their forthcoming new album Midnight Train – a true celebration of life; its ups and downs. The pre-add allows fans to instantly get the tracks, “Brighter Days” as well as previous singles “Suzanna” and “Disco Matanga,” added to their libraries and playlists immediately. Additionally, this feature will automatically add the album to the consumers library immediately on release day, 5 June.

Watch Brighter Days video here : https://youtu.be/OQEByF4dtY0

 

Our favorite Jamaican-American superstar Masego has released his latest single Veg out – Wasting Thyme

off his upcoming album.

A regular in South Africa, Masego is a multi-talented artist whose jazz, house and trap-flavoured music is much sought-after.  He plays a number of instruments and he says women inspire him to learn more. Veg Out is his first single with Capitol Records and the video is out of this world. Born to two pastors, Masego says the church had a strong impact on his musicianship.  The best quarantine music, don’t say we don’t put you on!

 

FROM BUTTERWORTH TO MALI,

SIMPHIWE DANA RELEASES HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BABY, BAMAKO!

One of South Africa’s most revered and prolific artists of our time, Simphiwe Dana will release her fifth studio album Bamako Fri, 24 April 2020. She is a multi-award winning artist and has added Producer to her long list of accomplishments, having co-produced her latest offering with one of her heroes, Grammy award-winning Mali artist Salif Keita.

The album was recorded in Bamako, Mali. The layering of vocals, the music and overall writing of the music transports you from one world to another, hints of jazz, afro-soul and traditional influences come through.

 

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE?

We like it BLACK! International DJ & Producer, Black Coffee isn’t done with his world domination, he has just released his latest hit single SBCNCSLY (not SBWL Xhosa people please…) with Sabrina Claudio, a celebrated voice in America and abroad. Black Coffee is a multi-award winning artist whose catalogue includes collaborations with the likes of Alicia Keys, David Guetta, Usher and Drake to name a few. He studied Jazz, an influence you can pick up in his compositions.

SBCNCSLY opens with a warm organ that is complimented by the vulnerability of Sabrina’s tone and songwriting. The song details a young woman who yearns for love but is apprehensive of letting her heart go. The vocals, coupled with the soft melodies and various rhythmic sounds gives a trance like feel to the song that is almost spiritual and soothing.

 

LEAVE TSHEGO WITH HIS BOYS!

 

Stay at home. Get together with your friends on the internets until another “Fellow South Africans…” comes through. Our beloved R&B Trap crooner Tshego, a law-abiding citizen has dropped a video for

“With My Bro’s”, showing love to his homies, he is grateful for their support.

This striking video is directed by Nate Thomas and it features appearances by Boity, Nasty C, Nadia Nakai, Gemini Major and Tellaman. The visuals include clips of Tshego ‘on the road’ with time-lapsed shots of travelling through the city and footage of the ‘Pink Panther’ rocking live shows.

WITH MY BRO’S THURS, 23rd APR 7PM!

 

 

AB CRAZY WORKS OVERTIME!

(cues Quarantine Radio hypeman “overtime, overtime, overtime…T-bo Touch horn”

 

Whoop! Kalawa Jazmee signee AB Crazy has dropped a stunning video to his smash hit Overtime! The Rands & Nairas rapper/singer is all about collecting his guap, now he’s putting in overtime.

His work ethic is impeccable and we have no doubt you will love this video!

 

TRESOR IS VERY THRILLED!

Who can argue that TRESOR writes and produces beautiful music! His latest love letter Thrill is about the excitement that comes with falling in love. All the warm and fuzzy emotions, rose-tinted glasses, replying to texts at 0,0001 seconds… yeah, he captures all that. TRESOR sonically captures the excitement of being in love and devoting yourself to love in this upbeat single Thrill. The melodious track with the signature Afro Pop sound from

 

TRESOR, is a sing along that captures the exhilaration, fire, and thrill of being in love.

Thrill sets the tone for new music from the award-winning singer.

TRESOR keeps the song cheerful with a combination of harmonies during the chorus, catchy lyrics and strings filled with rhythm.

 

WE WELCOME THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES!

Zuz’muzic signee Khana has released his album Moya Oyincwele and it is a beautiful balance of worship and praise songs, uplifting to the soul. His delivery is as powerful as is his songwriting.

 

ESSENTIAL TO YOUR DAILY LIFE!

Featuring East African Essentials Sauti Sol and Diamond Platnumz as well as Apple’s very own

Maskandi Essentials playlist.

This week, Apple announced their expansion into 52 markets, upping their presence in Africa and beyond!

New African markets include:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia

 

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! 

@umgsa have some great features across their socials to keep you updated on all new music and playlists!

Don’t forget to follow us, today!

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On 17 April 2020, members of the radio fraternity tuned in from various parts of the country to celebrate the most outstanding achievements in South African radio broadcasting. Now in its 10th year, the prestigious South African Radio Awards went virtual for the first time in history due to the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

It was another triumphant moment for the Home of the Afropolitan, as Kaya FM was named Commercial Station of the Year – an award the station won previously in 2017 and 2019. With a total of 24 nominations, the station came up top in multiple categories including Best Station Imaging and Best Promotion and Stunt Event. We are thrilled to have a list of winners who include radio veterans and rising talent, a testament to the calibre of people who make up the fabric of Kaya FM and are crucial in our commitment to shift the cultural needle.

A huge congratulations to all of our winners and honourees. The full list of awards are as follows:

Commercial Station of the Year
Best News and Actuality Show – Today with John Perlman
Best Field Reporter – Gavin Emmanuel
Best Podcast – 25 Years Of Democracy
Best Promotion and Stunt Event – The BSide
Best Station Imaging
Hall of Fame – Neil Johnson
Bright Stars – Christopher Baloyi
Bright Stars – Thabang Maluleke

“It’s a surreal time in the world, given that the globe is in turmoil over Covid-19. Our win today is not just a win for Kaya but the total contribution of the industry at large in serving our country whilst under lockdown. My congratulations go to all our individual winners and a massive thank you to the entire team behind the Kaya brand,” said Kaya FM’s MD, Greg Maloka.

For more information visit kayafm.co.za or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To set up interviews, please contact PR@kayafm.co.za

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Radio Awards Winners for 2020 announced Online

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Winners of The Radio Awards 2020 were celebrated in an online awards ceremony hosted by popular comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday 17 April 2020. The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINNERS LIST (Winners highlighted in yellow)

This year’s Station of the Year Awards went to Kaya 95.9 FM (Commercial), Hot 91.9 FM (Community), Radio 2000 (PBS), and Tuks 107.2 FM (Campus). Winners were determined by the number of times they appeared as a finalist across all general categories of The Radio Awards. Each of the finalists submitted a further motivation which spoke to the station’s innovation, audience growth, community outreach, general achievements, as well as their “x-factor”. This motivation was then scored by The Radio Awards advisory panel. This score accounted for the first half of a station’s final score, and the second half of the final score was determined by a station’s success in the other categories.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists, and especially the winners for producing dynamic, captivating radio for the South African listening audience,” says Taryn Westoby, Head of Arena Events which manages The Radio Awards. “It’s been a challenging period in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and making The Radio Awards happen this year – albeit on an online platform – has meant that the tireless work of radio stations around the country can be highlighted at a time when good news is really welcomed.”

A record number of entries (more than 2 000) were received from a record number of stations (more than 160) in this year’s edition of The Radio Awards. Entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges, and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for The Radio Awards.

 

More than 80 award winners were celebrated across 25 categories. Seven Bright Stars were announced, and five industry stalwarts were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Brian Oxley, Gabriel Urgoiti, Neil Johnson, Peter Wise and Rev. Prince Zulu.

 

In the two listener’s choice categories, the My Station Most Votes Award went to Ligwalagwala FM, which received the most online votes from the listening public. The My Station Loyal Listeners Award went to Hot 91.9 FM for receiving the most public votes as a ratio against its RAMS figures.

 

This was also the first year for the Station Manager’s Choice Award – an award recognising the contributions made by behind-the-scenes station employees. The inaugural award was presented to two individuals: Marika de Jongh of OFM, and Linda van Schalkwyk of Pretoria FM.

The recipient of The Radio Awards Bursary Award is Nthapeleng “Tsholo” Moteka

 

“This year’s awards would not have happened as successfully without the firm commitment from numerous individuals. We’d like to thank the members of our advisory board, the adjudication panel, BDO South Africa and members of the NAB for giving of their time to ensure The Radio Awards remain relevant, credible and independent. A high bar has been set for 2021, and we look forward to the year ahead,” concludes Westoby.

 

 

 

For those who may have missed the online announcement, Business Day TV (DStv 412) will re-broadcast the announcement on television on Saturday 18 April (16h00 and 21h00), and Sunday 19 April (16h00 and 21h00).

 

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SA Radio Awards 2020 to be announced online

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

In light of the Government’s declared state of disaster and the collective national efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 by prohibiting events where more than 100 people are gathered,  it is important that we share the change of format for announcing the winners of The Radio Awards 2020.

 

The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April 2020 has been replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April 2020 at 14h00. Further information regarding access to the announcement will be shared in due course.

 

 

While it’s unfortunate that it will not be possible to celebrate the success of local radio talent in person, we thank you for your understanding, and for playing your part in keeping the health of our fellow citizens top priority.

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New additions to Motsweding 2020 line-up changes

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Motsweding FM management continues to re-evaluate the brand’s offering to put Motsweding FM in a better spot to be more relevant to the station’s audience and clients. Underscoring the need to stay relevant, competitive and to reflect the multifaceted interests of all generations, Motsweding FM will be refreshing its weekday and weekend line-up from 01 April 2020. The new line –up necessitates stronger emphasis on cultural values, identity, preserving and development of Setswana language.

New additions to the Motsweding FM line-up include Tlotlo Mooeketsi popularly known as ‘Vrrphaaa’ will be joining the weekend party time team. ‘Phaphama’ will air between 00h00 to 03h00 Monday-Friday and the show will interchange between Samuel Rankoana, Lawrence ‘LLK’ Kuntwane and Papa Moalusi followed by the much anticipated ‘Motsogapele’ to be presented by Mokupi ‘MKP’ Molebatsi will also present Monday-Friday early morning show ‘Motsogapele’ between 03h00 to 06h00.

 

Amon Mokoena and Tumi Morake will continue to host the much entertaining breakfast show, ‘DiRage’ as it gave the station a pacey fresh new feels. After requests from the public this show will be extended with an hour and will now air between 07h00 – 10h00. Molebogeng Mokgatlha will continue to present the mid-morning show ‘Resemeletse’ that will start at 10h00 to 13h00 and Felix ‘Da Cat’ Nhlapo will deliver the midday show ‘Oketsa’ between 13h00
and 15h00 and will continue to be produced by the seasoned Presenter/producer ‘Jdsol’.

 

 

The vibrant, energetic, and listeners proclaimed wonder of Radio Lucas ‘LTK’ Komanisi will be joined by the multi-talented Motsoaledi ‘Mo’ Setumo to rock your airwaves between 15h00 to 18h00 ‘Gotetsa Mosha’ Monday-Friday.
Other key developments include the addition of Rev Matebesi and Rev Phiri to the religion shows. The religious programme for Thursday Nights between 20h00 to 00h00 will no longer interchange, the show will permanently be presented by ‘Modisane Modise’, with ‘Pastor Motsamai’ and ‘Rev. Phiri’ to do the sermons on the show.  The young and energetic Ikanyeng Modubu will team up with Dj Big Boy for the ‘Rap Saga’ on Fridays at 20h00 to 22h00 and ‘Tomaeza’ will team up with DJ Big Boy for the new show ‘Re Mmino’. ‘Ke Mo Teng’ can now be enjoyed on Saturdays between 21h00 to 24h00,

 

Brown Mosiapoa and Rev. Tube will be joined by Rev. Matebesi on the earlier Sunday slot 06h00 to 09h00, followed by a new Soul & RnB show ‘Kgolagano’ to be presented by Mokopi Molebatsi between 09h00 to 12h00. ‘Seboloke’ drama omnibus will now air between 12h00 to 13h00 with Choral music show moving to 14h00 to 15h00 to be presented by Molebogeng Mokgatlha.

 

‘Motswedi Wa Jazz’ presented by the Big Sly will now start at 18h00 to 20h00 to be followed by the new religious show ‘Tsosoloso’ to be presented by Brown Mosiapoa and Rev.Tube to do the sermon on the show between 20h00 to 21h00. Thomas Perez will now present night soul show ‘Sepelong’ between 21h00 to 00h00. The Acting Station Manager Mr. Sibusiso Gumbi stated that, “It’s our responsibility as team Motsweding FM to reinvent the way people listen to the radio, to disrupt traditional thinking and to look for the new ways in which to grow audiences while instilling appreciation of the beauty of Setswana culture and language.

 

The station will build on the latest listenership increase that was influenced by changes made by the station at the beginning of April 2019. Breakfast show also reached a record of 956 000 listeners in its first 10 months. The changes also reflect our commitment to grow the station to its full potential”.

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Recently, TECNO (https://www.TECNO-Mobile.com) announced that it will hold its product launch through TV broadcast on April 2nd to unveil its camera phone- the TECNO CAMON 15 series on DSTV golden time — 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will be streamed live online on TECNO’s Facebook and will include a generous giveaway for TECNO fans. This online product launch will be the first-ever online smartphone launch in African history, which is not only a big breakthrough in the smartphone industry, but also shows that Internet development in Africa has stepped into a new phase. Here are some key facts.

 

What is this rumored phone? What exactly the magical functions that make this phone stand out? What are the most highly anticipated features that we should watch out for? Keep reading to find out!

Powered by SONY Camera

Like the previous TECNO CAMON series, the new TECNO CAMON 15 series carry forward the legacy of superior photography performance. It has enhanced sensitivity and definition by installing the Sony camera chip which is the top-rated in smartphone industry. Compared to most of the chips used in the smartphone cameras, the Sony camera chip can detect more refined details and produce an extraordinary level of quality the images it captures. With the chip’s incredible sensitivity, photos can still maintain precise details after being zoomed in even 8 times. The quality of photos will be very high, even from a long distance!

Trademarked TAIVOS™ technology for Ultra-Clear Night shots

As a high-tech company, TECNO broke new technological ground by to creating TAIVOS™ (TECNO artificial intelligence vision optimization solution) to bring you genuinely ultra-clear night shots. The Ultra Night Lens allows for better edge correction and multi-frame noise reduction, producing cleaner and clearer night shots. By reducing overexposure to reveal the night scenes, brightness and the dynamic range are both improved. Night owls, this will be your best friend!

Ultra-clear picture with 64 Megapixels

Equipped with 64 Megapixels, CAMON 15 makes even the tiniest details clearly visible from 30 meters away. In the current market, most cameras utilize 48 MP cameras to process sensory data. However, TECNO CAMON 15 has the 64MP SONY camera as its computational support. It can reduce visual noise after zooming in on subjects, and less noise means a clearer vision! According to some reports in global technology media sources, higher concentration of pixel is one of the most crucial smartphone technology innovations in the 2020s. The higher pixel count will significantly increase the photo quality and your visual experience, so get prepared and catch up with the times!

These currently leaked features are just the tip of the iceberg, there are more hi-tech innovations featured in the CAMON 15 series that worth discovering. Follow the smartphone’s online launch on April 2nd, 2020 on DSTV to learn more about this unprecedented smartphone. Don’t forget to put this on your calendar and invite your friends to watch together! Learn more about what exactly TECNO is offering and test your luck to see if you can be one of the lucky winners of the giveaway!

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SIMFY Africa (www.SIMFYAfrica.com) via its mobile applications namely “ayoba®” and “MusicTime®” are joining the community effort to inform and provide comfort to its users around Covid-19.

 

Ayoba® an instant messaging app with channels has now 3 dedicated channels providing trusted information on the COVID-19. Mainly sourced from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the information aims at informing ayoba® users about the pandemic, tips and advice in line with global and local regulations. Content is posted every day in both English and French on 3 channels including a dedicated channel for South Africa providing the latest on the pandemic.

Launched in May 2019, ayoba® has now over 2,500,000 active users and is moving toward being the first super-app for Africa. Soon to be integrating services such as Mobile Money, music and app-in-app solutions, ayoba® is surely making a difference in the landscape of applications in Africa and beyond.

Ayoba® is partnering with MTN in 14 countries and in the majority of its operations the application offers MTN subscribers subsidized data to access the messaging service and channels for free.

Announced o Friday, 20 March, MTN South Africa has launched the ayoba® Data Lifeline and every MTN South Africa customer will wake up each morning to a free 20MB ayoba® Data Lifeline, that will be available to use via the app.

MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life and that starts with connectivity. The 20MB ayoba® Data Lifeline will ensure MTN South Africa customers are able to communicate with friends and family, every day, even when they are out of airtime. This is the equivalent of 600MB of free data per month, every month,” says Godfrey Motsa, MTN SA CEO.

 

MusicTime® the music streaming app of SIMFY Africa has created a series of unique playlists under the name “QuaranTime”. Users of the app now have access to 14 playlists “@home” offering the community the much needed entertainment during the isolation declared in many countries around the African continent. MusicTime® is available in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Cameroon.  MusicTime offers a trial period of 60 minutes to allow users to explore the platform with no data or music costs.

 

 

Speaking on the release of the COVID-19 informative channels, Olivier Prentout, Head of Consumer for SIMFY Africa, said “We felt it was very important to inform our users about the pandemic and to provide trusted information as there is a lot of fake news circulating everywhere. We are ensuring that every piece of content is checked against the World Health Organisation and other reputable organisations. We also know that it is a difficult time for many of us and providing various playlists on our music streaming application will surely help everyone to cope with the needed isolation required to eradicate the pandemic”.

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DStv and Mzansi Magic are bringing Mzansi’s biggest hitmakers to the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg for the 3rd annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DStv MVCAs). Announced today as the first set of performers geared to rock the DStv MVCA stage on 14 March 2020, these artists had South Africa dancing throughout the festive season with Amapiano and House hits, and now they are ready to bring the Ticketpro Dome down in collaboration with 1Life and Africa’s most-loved storyteller, DStv.

 

DStv has pulled out all the stops to bring viewers a spectacular show that is aimed to honour and celebrate local stars and gamechangers across 11 different entertainment categories. Proudly presented by 1Life – and one of the most anticipated events in the local entertainment calendar – the awards will be hosted by award-winning TV personality and entrepreneur Minnie Dlamini Jones.

 

The ceremony will see a number of artists who dominated the music charts in 2019 performing some of their best hits. This year’s ‘Favourite Song of the Year’ category is brought by JOOX in partnership with DStv. DStv gives JOOX VIP to DStv customers with active Compact, Compact Plus, or Premium subscriptions.

 

 

“This ongoing relationship made our sponsorship of the ‘Favourite Song of the Year’ category a no-brainer. We’re big champions of local talent, and we can’t wait to celebrate the evening with our list of incredible nominees and their fans.”, said Gerjo Hoffman, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Tencent Africa.

 

 

Viewers can expect to see Jobe London and Mphow69 singing their number one record Sukendleleni, which has been certified platinum. Signed under rapper and producer JR’s Feel Good Music label, Jobe London was undoubtably one of 2019’s biggest breakout artists.

 

 

Also joining the lineup will be other performers who have had a huge influence on the Yanos culture in Mzansi including DJ BigSkyLuude Deejay & Sbhanga. Their hit single Fire became an instant banger when it came out.

Labantwana Ama Uber hitmakers Semi TeeKammu Dee & Miano will be showcasing their talent – with over two million views on YouTube. One of Limpopo’s finest stars, Makhadzi, continues to inspire many with her success story. The Matorokisi singer will be joined by Master KG.

 

 

And, no stranger to the local entertainment and music scene, multi award-winning musician and businesswoman DJ Zinhle, will also be performing. The DJ, who has been in the industry for over ten years, had a successful 2019 in both business and music. Zinhle and vocalist Rethabile Khumalo released one of the biggest songs last year, Umlilo, which they’ve performed all over the country and they are now bringing all the fire to the DStv MVCA.

 

 

The DStv MVCAs are voted for by the public, and the nominee who earns the highest number of votes wins the coveted The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice in a hotly contested race that has previously demanded that the winner get over million votes!

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