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OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, has secured the services of two top celebs to present one of its most popular special projects – Celeb Radio. Sassy Toks en Tjops presenter Janina Oberholzer and sultry songstress Nianell and will warm the airwaves in Central South Africa from 5-9 June, and 12-5 June respectively.

 

Celeb Radio gives well-known and well-loved South African celebrities the opportunity to host their own unique radio show for a whole week. Celebrities are assisted and supported by OFM presenters.

 

Says OFM General Manager, Nick Efstathiou: “Celeb Radio is one of our most successful projects and we look forward to hosting some of South Africa’s most popular presenters in studio every year. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Janina and Nianell to Central South Africa. Every year, Celeb Radio produces unique and exciting content. I am sure this year will be no different. Listeners can look forward to some great laughs and interviews, brought to you by two extremely well-liked celebrities.”

 

Janina Oberholzer, who will be on air from 5-9 June, is no stranger to radio. Her career started in 2006 at campus radio station Tuks FM, after which she moved to Jacaranda FM in 2008, first as traffic compiler for the Just Plain Breakfast and later as sports presenter on the Martin Bester Drive team. In Central South Africa, she is probably best known as co-presenter on Toks and Tjops with rugby heavyweights Toks van der Linde and Breyten Paulse.

 

Nianell, who will host Celeb Radio from 12-15 June, is a platinum-selling musician and great friend of OFM. Her songs are not only played on South Africa radio stations, but also internationally. She quickly became a household name after the success of her debut album ‘Who painted the moon?’ She is also a SAMA winner and certainly one of the busiest singer-songwriters in South Africa.

 

For more information about Celeb Radio, go to www.ofm.co.za or tune in to OFM, the sound of your life.

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SABC to partner with SAMA 23

Posted by radio On May - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is proud to be a media partner of the 23rd edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMA), which will take place on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at Sun City in the North West Province. This partnership has been has been in existence for 22 years. The event will be broadcast on SABC1 at 20:00.  Live Amp, SABC1’s premiere music show which broadcast each Friday night, will also be doing a live broadcast on Friday, 26 May 2017 on SABC1 at 19:30,

 

The SAMA’s celebrate and honour artists who have made an impact in different music genres, ranging from Pop and Hip Hop to Gospel and Afrikaans music. As South Africa’s only public service broadcaster, with 5 TV channels and 19 radio stations, the SABC has always provided a platform for South African music to thrive. It continues to expose audiences to new music and age-old classics comparable to the best music in the world.

 

The hosts for the SAMA’s 23 are Metro FM’s morning breakfast co-host, Somizi Mhlongo and well known comedian and host of SABC2’s “Red Cake”, Tumi Morake. Mhlongo is a much-loved theatre and television veteran as well as a singer. He returns to the hosting duties that he so ably delivered on last year, when he co-hosted with actress, radio and television host, Thando Thabethe. Morake is the reigning queen of South African comedy. She is a respected television host and a pioneer in her field.

 

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are the Recording Industry of South Africa‘s music industry awards, established in 1995. The winners receive a gold-plated statuette called a SAMA. The ceremony features live performances as once-off collaborations by a selection of nominees. The SAMAs are considered the South African equivalent of the American Grammy Awards: “Our team is hard at work putting together a ceremony befitting the stature of the SAMA awards. We have every faith in Somizi and Tumi that they will add that extra zing to the proceedings and leave us entertained.” Said The Recording Industry Of South Africa (RISA)CEO, Mr. Nhlanhla Sibisi

 

 

SABC Spokesperson, Mr. Kaizer Kganyago says: “The SABC has always been a strong advocate of South African music and has a long relationship with both RISA and the South African Music Awards. We are very proud to be the broadcast and media partner of SAMA’s23 this year. The event not only helps us deliver on our public service mandate but also provides entertainment to our audiences. Given the reach of the SABC, and its dominance of the media landscape, we have to use our resources to educate, inform and entertain. Our involvement with the South African Music Awards pledges our commitment to the support, promotion and celebration of incredibly talented artists.”

 

 

Be sure to follow all the SAMA’s build up and broadcast on social media through the hashtag #SAMA23 as well as the following Twitter and Instagram handles and hashtags: @Official_SABC1, Live Amp – @liveamp, Selimathunzi – @Selimathunzi, Umhlobo Wenene FM – #UWFMSAMA23, Metro FM – #METROFMSAMA and #AbsoluteHipHop, Radio 2000 -#SAMA23, Ukhozi FM – #UkhoziAtSAMA23, Motsweding FM – #KonkaSAMA23.

 

Coverage of anything SAMA’s related can also be found on the following TV and radio stations:

TV

SABC1 Live Amp to broadcast live at 19:30 from the Valley of the Waves, Sun City on Friday, 26 May 2017.  Performances by SAMA nominees: Kwesta and Amanda Blackhows Hosts: Warras and Lerato Kganyago.

Selimathunzi will do the red carpet interviews on Saturday, 27 May 2017 hosted by Vazi from Selimathunzi and Khanyi Mbau.

 

RADIO

Umhlobo Wenene:

DJ to present Best African Adult contemporary – Radio village  27th  18:00-20:00

 

Metro FM:  

Loot Luv to present Best hip Hop – Backstage 26th, 20:00-22:00

Radio Village 27th -18:00-22:00

 

Radio 2000:

Ernest Pillay to present Best Adult contemporary – Red Carpet (crossings) 27th May

 

Ukhozi FM:

DJ to present Best Kwaito – Goodie Bag 26th – 20:00-23:00

Goodie Bag room 27th – 12:00-15:00

Radio Village – 18:00-22:00

 

Motsweding FM: 

DJ to present best dance – Goodie Bag room 26th – 15:00-18:00

Goodie Bag room 27th – 09:00-12:00

Radio Village 27th – 18:00-22:00

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Africa Day marks the day when the Organisation of Africa Unity was formed and 30 of 32 African leaders signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa on 25 May 1963. The Africa Day celebration acknowledges the progress that we as Africans have made.  On this day there is an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves to develop a better Africa and a better world.

As part of Radio 2000’s monthly mandate themes, we will again celebrate this Africa Day (25th May) in a unique and memorable way by hosting several African Embassies and High Commissioners at the SABC Head office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg between 09h00- 15h00.  Dignitaries from 10 African countries are expected to fill the Radio Park foyer, for a day of cultural celebrations that will include showcasing their culture through exhibiting their food, music, fashion and culture at large.  By honouring this important day the station aims to educate and inform listeners about the history of African culture and civilisation and share all the great African cultural practices that shape the continent. The station hopes to encourage social cohesion amongst all Africans on the day.

 

Radio 2000’s Station Manager Puleng Thulo comments, “South is part of Africa and it is important for us to stay close to one another and support our African brothers and sisters on the continent, to build a better Africa for future generations.  On Africa day we celebrate the best in music, food, fashion and culture from each of these amazing countries. It is important that we tell the African story correctly and we promote and share what makes us proud to be African and most importantly preserve our rich African heritage.”

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MTN Bushfire reported in April that the rate of ticket sales had increased and fans were purchasing their festival tickets faster in comparison to 2016 with Golden Lounge tickets selling out weeks before the event. MTN Bushfire tickets have sold out for 4 consecutive years.

 

If you haven’t bought your tickets and are still looking to bring your fire, we are happy to announce that Sunday main arena tickets will be available at the festival entrance gate on Sunday morning. Sunday main arena tickets will cost E380.

 

Only people with valid tickets purchased in advance will be able to access the festival over the duration of the weekend. No tickets will be sold at the festival gate, except for Sunday main arena tickets. The MTN Bushfire ticket office will be closed on Friday and Saturday, so festival goers cannot buy tickets at the gate on these days. It is also important to note that tickets are not for resale. Anyone found selling tickets outside the festival entrance, parking lot or any festival property may be prosecuted.

 

MTN Bushfire kicks off this Friday, 26 May and goes on until Sunday, 28 May. Over 26 000 festival goers are expected to descend onto the scenic farmlands of the Malkerns Valley to enjoy the eclectic three-day music and arts programme. As in previous years, the MTN Bushfire 2017 artist line-up features a dynamic range of artists from across southern Africa and the glob

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SABC a hit at GENERATION NEXT Awards

Posted by radio On May - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

SABC Radio Stations and TV programmes were once again recognised and voted the Coolest in the  Celebrity and Entertainment categories at the 13th Sunday Times Generation Next Brand Awards, which were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 May 2017.

Metro FM affirmed its position as the Coolest Radio Station at the Awards for the 5th   year in a row, followed by 5FM and Umhlobo Wenene FM.  SABC1 drama Uzalo was voted Coolest TV Soap and Khumbul’ekhaya, Coolest Community Programmes 2017. The very popular Skeem Saam, also broadcast on SABC1 came in at 3rd place in the Coolest TV Soap category.

 

“The SABC congratulates its Radio Stations and TV progammes for being recognised and receiving these important awards. This is an affirmation that SABC as the Public Broadcaster remains an important part of the South African media landscape and that it will continue to deliver on its Public Service Mandate to all South Africans, from all walks of life. These awards bear testimony that SABC Radio and TV brands are still relevant with younger South Africans and we must continue to use these platforms to inform, educate and entertain our listeners and viewers with new and exciting Innovations”, said Elouise Kelly, SABC Head of Marketing.

 

The Awards are presented by the Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Survey, which gathers opinions and attitudes of young people between the ages of 8 and 22 to determine which brands they think are the coolest and most relevant in their lives. The survey is conducted by HDI Youth Marketeers. The survey has been running for the past thirteen years and has become the go-to source of information for brands wanting to tap into the younger segments of the market.

 

The SABC is honoured to receive this recognition in a media landscape which is quite cluttered.  It serves as a great motivation for the SABC to keep improving programming on its radio and television platforms.

 

Other winners from the SABC stable at the Awards include:

Muvhango (SABC2) – Coolest TV Programmes/series 2017

100% Youth (SABC1) – Coolest Community Programmes 2017

Skeem Saam (SABC1) – Coolest TV Soaps 2017

Soul City (SABC1) – Coolest Community Programmes 2017

Soul Buddyz (SABC1) – Coolest Community Programmes 2017

7de Laan – Coolest TV Soaps 2017

Generations – The Legacy (SABC 1) – Coolest TV Soaps 2017

Isidingo (SABC3)  – Coolest TV Soaps 2017

The Bold & the Beautiful (SABC 3) – Coolest TV Soaps 2017

YoTV (SABC1) – Coolest Kids TV Channels/Blocks 2017

Survivor (SABC3) – Coolest Reality TV Shows 2017

Zaziwa (SABC1) – Coolest Reality TV Shows 2017

Ukhozi FM – Coolest Radio Stations 2017

Lesedi FM – Coolest Radio Stations 2017

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Khaya Mthethwa to host BET’s gospel show

Posted by radio On May - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Sunday praise and worship is coming to your television screens from 21 May at 13:00 CAT on BET Africa (DStv channel 129). Gospel lovers can now watch one of the country’s favourite gospel stars, Khaya Mthethwa, sit down to chat to some of the biggest names in gospel on BET’s new local series – Rhythm & Gospel.

 

Have you ever wondered how Judith Sephuma managed to transition from being a jazz musician to a bona fide gospel singer with successful albums and live DVDs? Or how reigning Crown Gospel Awards Female Artist of the Year Lebo Sekgobela’s turned Matthews Matsetse’s “Lion of Judah” into a smash hit? Or how Dr Tumi, a medical doctor with his own private practice, found music only a decade ago and managed to became an accomplished award-winning gospel musician? What about the secrets to Rebecca Malope’s longevity?

 

Khaya Mthethwa, the multiple award-winning young musician will engage these and other stars including Mahalia Buchanan, Benjamin Dube, Loyiso Bala, Nqubeko and Ntokozo Mbatha, Neyi Zimu and James Okon for all the answers.

 

Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth & Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa is very excited to bring our first ever locally produced Gospel show to the channel, ” this is a very unique format and we are proud to be the channel that hosts a show of this calibre. It’s a genuine showcase and spotlight on this genre which has a large fan base across the African continent. This is a continuation of our ongoing commitment to local talent and programming that resonates with our market”.

 

“It is such an honour to be able to sit down with these legends. I’m feeling very star struck as I got to hear about their journey, how they started, their future plans which was amazing. I encourage all the BET viewers to tune in and to not miss this show as we take a musical journey into the hearts and minds of their favourite gospel stars,” said an overwhelmed Khaya Mthethwa,

 

Rhythm and Gospel premieres on BET Africa on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 13:00 CAT with a repeat later in the day at 19:00 CAT.

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Final MTN Bushfire programme announced

Posted by radio On May - 15 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

From Hugh Masekela to Jah Prayzah….

From The Kiffness to Bombino…..

From Tkzee to Jojo Abot…

From GoodLuck to Baloji…..

 

From across Africa and beyond, a unique array of musical and artistic talent will on display in what promises to be MTN Bushfire’s most diverse and dynamic line-up to date.

 

With multiple stages and activity streams, May 26-28th will be jam packed with a diversity of musical styles that span the spectrum and the globe.  The full MTN Bushfire Festival programme has now been announced and can be accessed on the website www.bush-fire.com.

 

Tickets for the Golden Lounge are already sold out as the Glamping (VIP Camping) option provided by Harambee, so make sure to avoid disappointment and book your ticket and accommodation now.

 

MTN Bushfire Stages

With four stages this year, The Main Stage, Bacardi House on Fire Stage, The Barn and the newly added FireFly Stage, guests can take their pick of artists. The Main Stage will see MTN Bushfire headline acts including Hugh Masekela, GoodLuck, Bombino, Baloji, TKZee, Jah Prayzah and Jeremy Loops amongst others.

 

The Bacardi House on Fire stage features an exciting and eclectic line-up that includes Jojo Abot, The Kiffness, Mute Band, Ben Dey & The Concrete Lions, Trenton & Free Radical and many many more.

 

The more sedate Barn stage will provide a relaxing and diverse line-up that includes film screenings, open mic sessions, as well as live performances from Dusty & Stones, Hanwah, Floewe, Sutherland and Black Rhino amongst many others.

 

MTN Bushfire 2017 is also thrilled to announce the newest addition to this year’s Festival, MTN Bushfire Firefly STAGE, proudly sponsored by MTN, which gives budding local artists the chance to perform alongside top regional DJs. More than 100 local artists from a variety of genres entered a competition to perform on this stage and 3 winners were granted the opportunity to grace the Firefly stage during MTN Bushfire 2017.

 

Handcraft & Design Marketplace and Global Food Village

In addition to the full entertainment line-up, once again MTN Bushfire offers an amazing array of handmade local craft for sale in the MTN Bushfire handcraft & design marketplace welcomes sustainably sourced, quality products that are strictly handmade from recycled or natural and environmentally friendly materials. The Space is an ethical consumer’s dream, with each company or artisan contributing in a positive way to the environment and their communities.

More than simply a market, The MTN Bushfire Handcraft & Design Marketplace is an experiential space where creative curiosity is inspired and revived.

 

Proudly sponsored by TOTAL, the MTN Bushfire Global Food Village is a celebration of food delicacy presenting a diversity of culture inspired gourmet street food by the most seasoned vendors. Festival goers are invited on a savoury journey of the senses with tantalising tastes from East Africa, the Mediterranean and back to the heart of traditional Swazi huts. Explore other pockets of the festival to discover delicious pop up cafes that Fuel the fire in your belly!

 

Kidzone

MTN Bushfire never forgets about the kids! Set in a blooming wilderness of succulent and outlandish trees, MTN Bushfire Kidzone is an adventurous space for young fire starters to ignite their budding flames. Offering an array of stimulating and fun-filled activities ranging from storytelling, sculpting, music workshops and high energy lawn games; the secured space is a perfect place for the whole family. Each year, the festival works with a special theme for the Kidzone that inspires creativity, engagement and skills development for toddlers all the way up to teens.

 

 

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Kaya Fm, Home of the Afropolitan, and Bassline Live, leaders in music productions, are excited to announce the latest line up in the Kaya FM & Bassline Live Presents series – the magnificent Tribute Birdie Mboweni and Zoe Modiga.

 

These two sensational acts are on fire right now in terms of public demand and are both producing some of the freshest sounds in the Afro-pop world.

 

Tribute Birdie is an artist that has an electrifying presence on stage.  A petite and beautiful young woman, she has the ability to wow an audience instantly as she comes alive in front of a microphone.  With a strong, rich and soulful voice, she handles her jazzy, Afro-pop genre with ease and grace.  Just having released her debut album ‘Birdie’ in ‘deluxe edition’ format, she has no fewer than four singles on national radio right now and is being booked for shows across the world, as well as dominating heavily back on South African soil.

 

Tributes’ on-stage partner for the night will be the firecracker Zoe Modiga.  Known for having won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition for singing, her powerful voice then saw her enter the top 8 of highly popular The Voice SA, Season 1 talent show.  Another achievement this young star in the making has under her belt is her phenomenal rendition of the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ that featured in the score of the Oscar nominated movie Noem My Skollie.  Zoe has released her debut project ‘Yellow: The Novel’ earlier this year and audiences are soaking up as much as they can of this intriguing, stylish and highly unique individual.

 

The two artists will be sharing one stage at the Lyric, Gold Reef on the 13th May.  Show starts at 8pm and tickets are R150 at Computicket.

Book now to avoid missing out on this great double bill.

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Deezer Next launching in SA

Posted by radio On May - 8 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Deezer, the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming services, is announcing the launch of Deezer Next, a newly created programme aimed at identifying and championing emerging talent in addition to providing an avenue for exposure to new audiences on the Deezer platform.

 

Deezer Next is an exciting new initiative exclusive to Deezer users, which allows them to discover a hand-picked selection of new, emerging artists from South Africa and beyond. Deezer Next will promote these artists to new audiences and enable music lovers to discover the next generation of stars.

 

Globally Deezer Next has already rolled-out its priority artists, who are Rag’N’Bone Man, Anne-Marie and Maggie Rogers, and is now excited to officially announce the four Deezer Next South African artists. This diverse group of artists span a range of genres, but are all making a name for themselves and promise exciting things for the future.

 

Dominic Neill

Dominic Neill is a South African, Johannesburg-based pop musician who is about to break into the music scene with his bold, new, and exciting tunes. He will soon be releasing his debut album that saw him travel to Berlin to work with Flume’s world-renown producer, amongst others.

 

Raheem Kemet

Raheem Kemet is a hot young voice in the Urban Hip Hop and Live performance scene. Hailing from Durban, he represents his city well with his collage of sound and words. Raheem describes his career as “a journey through sound” and his vibe jumps right at you when you hear his distinct expressions in his music as well as through his live performance.

 

Southern Wild

Heavily focused on feel and progression, Capetonian rock group Southern Wild give absolutely everything each time they hit the stage. Every song within their set provides something unique, with each piece of music standing alone. This same energy has been translated onto their debut album and promises a journey consisting of many layers and paths to its listener, much like a wafer biscuit car on an eight lane highway.

 

Robin Thirdfloor

Robin Third floor(aka Simphiwe Nyawose) was born in Durban and started rapping as an artistic release of emotions pent up from his personal experiences of being bullied. His previous releases show emotional depth and with lyrics that communicate positivity and the importance of loving yourself and enjoying life to the fullest- his message is perfect for today.

 

Deezer Next Global Artists

 

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man released his debut album ‘Human’ in February 2017 garnering the number 1 spot on the album charts in France, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. The album includes the hit single ‘Human’ (number 1 in eleven countries) and the current single ‘Skin’.

 

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marielastest single ‘Ciao, Adios’ has entered the top 10 charts in the UK and thetop 40 charts in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia and Hungary. Shefeatured on the number 1 smash hit ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit, also featuring Sean Paul. Anne-Marie is currently supporting Ed Sheeran on the European leg of his tour.

 

Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers has been attracting a lot of attention and streams off the back of featuring ina video on YouTube with Pharrell Williams where she played him her song‘Alaska’. She released her EP ‘NowThat The Light Is Fading’ in February 2017.

 

Deezer subscribers can lookf orward to releases from all four of these exciting new artists in 2017, as well as additional exclusive video content and interviews. Search#DeezerNextSA across Social Media platforms to find out more.

 

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Kaya FM 95.9 and Old Mutual present two luxurious evenings of the finest wines and malt whiskies for the second year running at Hyde Park Corner. This association between the two brands for the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair was established five years ago. The Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair showcases a selection from over 25 Wine Farms & 20 Whisky Houses. This year we introduce four Gin Tables to suit the palates of connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike presented by Wade Bales.

 

In staying true to our previous events, we will be focusing on upcoming wine farms, Aslina Wines (Ntsiki Biyela), M’Hudi Wines (Malmsey Rangaka) and Sesfikile Wines (Nondumiso Pikashe) and some of South Africa’s more established wine farms.

 

Whisky enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample Diageo Brands, Paul John, and The Pogues Irish Whiskey who are showcasing for the first time. To enhance the experience, an exclusive Whisky Forum facilitated by the WhiskyBrother (Hyde Park Corner) on each evening from 6.45pm to 7.15pm, will again cater for 20-25 guests at no extra charge.

 

Afropolitans can expect to engage with the winemakers and whisky aficionados, discovering the unique insights into the secrets of the grape as well as the golden dram. A combination of both fine wine and malt whisky under one roof.

Hyde Park Corner is a sophisticated and luxurious shopping centre, boasting over 130 iconic speciality stores and is home to over 500 international brands.

Listen out for the Half-Time Bell from 7.30pm to 7.45pm, where for a limited period of 15 minutes, guests will be able to sample rare and limited editions of wine and whisky from “under the table”.

To complete the evening a selection of gourmet cheese, antipasti deli and artisanal breads will be on offer for the guests as they sample the various brands.

 

Tickets are priced at R250 per person and includes a complimentary tasting glass, access to all wine and whisky products featured on the night, and the fine food.. Tickets are on sale at Webticket.

 

Kaya FM and Old Mutual are proud to be associated with this event. Crafting an award-winning wine or whiskey needs the skill of a seasoned connoisseur. Similarly, when it comes to money, and planning your financial future, you need great financial advice from the right people you can trust.

 

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