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702 brings you Kenny G, live in Johannesburg

Posted by radio On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

702 and Canoc Productions, present the legendary Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G, live in Johannesburg

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With his passion for rhythm and deep understanding of soulful melodies, he is hailed as the legend of jazz. He’s in a league of his own and his melodies have soothed souls for almost three decades.

Now, for the first time, South Africans will be able to enjoy the best of his career spanning almost three decades, live in concert.


Don’t miss out on his one and only show in South Africa

Date: 20 November Venue: Coca-Cola Dome.

Tickets available here.

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ABSA Joburg city fest around the corner

Posted by radio On August - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The recently announced Absa Joburg City Festival, taking place across Joburg City from October 2 -5th will see an amazing array of entertainment on offer in a diversity of venues all showcasing the vibrant energy and culture of one of Africa’s largest cities.


Ten main festival venues will host some of South Africa’s most loved artists from Johnny Clegg and Jack Parow to Loyiso Gola and Amanda Strydom. With an additional 50 + fringe venues offering an incredible range of food, drink and entertainment, the 4 days of the festival will be a celebration of the regeneration of the city centre.


On Saturday, 4 October the Springboks take on New Zealand at Ellis Park Stadium. To mark the occasion, Absa will align its sponsorship of the Springboks with that of the Festival by hosting the popular Boktown at Absa Campus and supporting the Fan Mile from Absa Campus to Ellis Park Stadium via Maboneng.


To coincide with the opening of the Festival, the Absa Art Gallery will unveil a new collection and the Absa Money Museum will showcase artifacts pertaining to the city’s 128-year history. Atterbury Property will launch Newtown Junction, comprising a shopping centre, offices, a hotel, a gym and 2 400 underground parking bays. It will also be the venue for a number of public performances by various artists during the Festival.


All ten festival venues are linked via the Rea Vaya bus system, and festival passes with transport included will be available as the festival approaches. Event tickets for the Joburg City Festival will be on-sale  from August 16th on  .


In a ticketing first for South Africa, and to encourage attendance at as many events as possible, a sliding scale applies, whereby the more tickets you buy, the less you pay.





The main Festival programme is as follows:


Thursday, 2 October 2014:
The Sheds @ 1 Fox Music Starfish Greathearts Foundation fundraiser
Friday, 3 October 2014:
Absa Art Gallery Visual Art Curated by Absa
Absa Campus Music To be confirmed
AFDA Cabaret State of the HeartAmanda Strydom
Saturday, 4 October 2014:
The Sheds @ 1Fox Food and Music Food, Folk and BeerBye Beneco, Tailor and The Runaway Train Cult
Absa Art Gallery Visual Art Curated by Absa
Absa Campus Music To be confirmed
AFDA Film Film FestivalFour South African films
AFDA Theatre The God ComplexCreated by Sylvaine Strike and Daniel Buckland
Bassline Kwaito Kalawa Jazzmee presentsProfessor, Busiswa, Candy, Nokwazi, Bobsta and Stiff
Fashion Kapitol Fashion Fashion Shows and Fashion MarketYoung achieving, emerging and student fashion designers
MOAD Hip Hop Jack Parow LiveJack Parow and Janie Bay
Newtown Junction Dance Joburg Ballet
Randlords House Vimo and FriendsWhitey Divine, 2 Lani The Warrior, Nick Essential, Mbuso, Pimp Squad, Household Funk, Vimo and Roger D’Lux
Ster Kinekor Newtown Comedy Loyiso Gola and FriendsSouth African comedy
Wits Great Hall Icon Johnny Clegg Unplugged
Sunday, 5 October 2014:
Newtown Junction All Artists Showcase
Randlords Blues Balcony TV presentsBalcony Blues

(The programme is subject to change.)




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Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Competition have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel. The competition is now in its 19th year.


cnnmultiThis year the competition received entries from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.


There are 28 finalists from 10 countries: 


Daniel Biaou Adje, ORTB, Benin

Safia Berkouk, El Watan, Algeria

Vinayak Bhardwaj & Tabelo Timse, M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Romão Brandão, Jornal OPAÍS, Angola

Sean Christie, Freelance for Landbouweekblad and The Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Obinna Emelike, Business Day, Nigeria

Ben Ezeamalu & Emmanuel Ogala, Premium Times, Nigeria

Bob Koigi,, Kenya

Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for The Saturday Nation, Kenya

Anne Mawathe & Rashid Ibrahim, Citizen TV, Kenya

Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation, Kenya

Christine Muthee & Oliver Oscar Ochanda, Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA), Kenya

Dickson Ng’hily, The Guardian, Tanzania

John Muchangi Njiru, The Star Newspaper, Kenya

Olatunji Ololade, The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria

Bayo Olupohunda, Columnist, Punch Newspaper, Nigeria

Ossène Ouattara,, Côte d’Ivoire

Brito Simango, Televisão de Moçambique, Moçambique

Joy Summers & Susan Comrie, M-Net Carte Blanche, South Africa

Suy Kahofi, Freelance for West Africa Democracy Radio, Senegal

Paballo Thekiso, Saturday Star, South Africa

Bento Venancio, Jornal Domingo, Moçambique

Evelyn Watta,, Kenya



Announcing the finalists, chairperson of the independent judging panel Ferial Haffajee said: “2013 was a huge news year, and the stories from our continent set a global agenda. The judges were pleased with the quality of entries, and were impressed by the depth of specialist beat reporting. In addition, they noted the growing sophistication of the use of images and pictures across all platforms.”


The independent judging panel, chaired by Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief, City Press, South Africa includes: Debo Adesina, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria; Betty Dindi, Managing Editor of QTV, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Jean-Paul Gérouard, Editor-in-Chief, France Télévisions ; Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Joel Kibazo, Director of Communications, Africa Development Bank; Arlindo Lopes, Regional Regulatory GM, MultiChoice Angola; Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media; Kim Norgaard, CNN Africa Bureau Chief; Aires Walter dos Santos, Account Executive, iSenta Comunicação & Imagem SA, Angola.


The competition is once again supported by the following sponsors, who continue to lend their valuable support to the awards: The Coca-Cola Company; Ecobank; GE Africa; IPP Media, Tanzania; Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and A24 Media.


The finalists will enjoy an all-expenses paid four day programme of workshops, media forums and networking in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania culminating in a Gala Award Ceremony on Saturday, 18 October 2014.


The host for the evening is CNN International anchor and correspondent Isha Sesay, host of CNN NewsCenter.


Tony Maddox, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of CNN International said: “I have witnessed the quality and excellence of work in this competition strengthen year on year, and am proud that it continues to maintain its place as the most prestigious Pan African journalist awards. Just as CNN encourages, promotes and recognises excellence in journalism at all levels, we are particularly pleased to be able to support journalists who represent our future.”


Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa said: “MultiChoice Africa congratulates all finalists and thanks our esteemed panel of judges for taking time to select the very best of African journalism. As a company born and bred in Africa we have an unmatched passion for the continent and believe in making long term and sustainable invests in order to enable development and to create a meaningful legacy in the countries in which we operate. These awards demonstrate CNN’s and MultiChoice’s commitment to the development of media in Africa, Meyer said – and this is a very special year as we celebrate our 10th year of our partnership.”


Imtiaz Patel, Group CEO of MultiChoice South Africa said: “As a long-time partner to CNN in these awards, we know the prestige that comes with being a finalist. I would therefore like to extend our best wishes to the finalists – thank you for telling the stories of Africa. We look forward to celebrating your journalistic excellence at the awards in October.”

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Durban Day lines up the hottest acts

Posted by radio On August - 5 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Nine of the country’s hottest bands are set to rock Durban Day – five of them for the first time!


How does Jimmy Nevis, BlackByrd, The Arrows, Mafikizolo, Gangs of Ballet, Freshly Ground, The Parlotones with Khuli Chana and Mi Casa sound to you? We thought so!


These mega stars are gearing up to bring the house down at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium on 7 September 2014. So get your tickets early or risk losing out on the chance to see all these incredible acts on one stage.


The Drive’s Damon Beard unveiled the Durban Day line-up during an outside broadcast on Moyo’s Pier, uShaka Marine World last week.

Cape Town all-girl trio, BlackByrd, performed live during the three hour broadcast. “We’re super chilled people,” they explained. “We love meeting new friends, great conversations, travel, and of course making easy, feel good music.” This will be the first time BlackByrd will be spreading their wings on the Durban Day stage and they can’t wait!



Fellow Capetonian, Jimmy Nevis, is also a Durban Day first-timer. He’s counting down the days ‘til the performance, telling us he’ll be sharing all his hits as well as music from his upcoming album.



Durban’s very own Gangs of Ballet, once described by Rolling Stone magazine as sounding “a little like the love child of Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Muse” will be showing fans exactly why they notched up five nominations at the SAMA’s earlier this year. It’s also their first time performing at Durban Day and they admit being a little nervous. But frontman Brad Klynsmith adds, “We’re the most Durban proud guys you’ll meet so this show will be a treat for us!” Brad goes on to say, “We’ve been writing a lot lately so hopefully we’ll have a few new numbers and a new set to share.”

gangs of ballet


Gangs of Ballet aren’t the only Durban band in the line-up. The Arrows are there too. Christie and Pam describe themselves as “two girls who play pop music” but local fans know they’re way more than that! Trendsetters, hit makers and role models are just some of the words often used to describe this talented duo.


Mafikizolo, who cleaned up at the SAMA’s in March this year, will be bringing their award-winning mojo to Durban Day for the first time as well. The group recently scored a nomination in the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. Be prepared to dance your socks off!


Rounding up the five Durban Day newcomers, Khuli Chana will be packing his own brand of flavour at the event.

kuli chana

He’ll be teaming up with globally recognised, multiple award-winning band, The Parlotones, with whom he bagged the SAMA this year for Music Video of the Year for Sleepwalker.  When the sun goes down, The Parlotones with Kuli Chana will together turn up the heat on stage.

Afro-fusion band, Freshlyground, has promised fans a high-energy performance at Durban Day. The MTV Europe Award winners have sang their way into the hearts of people across SA and the world and now they’ll bring that magic to People’s Park in September.



Mi Casa will set the stage on fire and bring the curtain down on Durban Day. This exceptional house band has won a string of awards since bursting onto the SA music scene in 2011, including Best Dance Album at the SAMA’s this year. The guys can’t wait to get KZN rocking!




East Coast Radio’s Durban Day:
7 September 2014, from 12 noon onwards
People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Tickets at R150 from Computicket. Free entry for under 12’s.




[Issued by: ECR]


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Hate speech campaign launched

Posted by radio On July - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The countdown to the 2014 African Media Leaders’ Forum (AMLF) has begun with the launch in Johannesburg today of a campaign against hate speech, according to a media release.



The campaign will be carried out online and on a full range of media platforms, and will be the main theme of the 2014 AMLF, which is scheduled to take place from November 12 – 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


The theme, ‘Turning the Page on Hate Speech in a Changing Media Environment’, will serve as a call to media leaders and operators in Africa to lend their full support to efforts to turn the tide against the rise of hate speech on the continent. Concerned by the surge of intolerance and hate, the growing level of discrimination and the rise in ethnic and religious fundamentalism, the African Media Initiative (AMI), rallied key partners and stakeholders at a regional workshop held in Rwanda last May to agree on an action plan against hate speech in Africa. AMLF 2014 is a continuation of the commitment of AMI, the parent organization that hosts the annual forum, to ensure that media contributes to a culture of peace and tolerance on the continent.


Speaking during the launch, AMI’s Chief Executive Officer, Eric Chinje, pointed to the role of media leaders “in ensuring that media in Africa rises to the challenge of consolidating democracy and responding to the needs of a continent that aspires to emerge as a global economic player”. Media will play that important role, he said, “if the basic tenets of journalism were recognized and respected by professionals, and balance and fairness in reporting became the norm everywhere.” Recognizing the challenges that media in Africa face, he pointed out that AMLF 2014 will offer a set of roadmaps with concrete steps for addressing some of the core challenges faced by media on the continent.


Speaking at the press conference, Jay Naidoo, one of the Co-Chairs of this year’s AMLF, recalled the battles fought and sacrifices endured by many in his and earlier generations of South Africans and underscored the significant role played by international media in the demise of apartheid some two decades ago. He noted that AMLF 2014 will help shed light on an issue that continues to tear apart people, communities and nations and impede the emergence of a prosperous Africa.


Six years after its creation, it will be the first time that Southern Africa plays host to the AMLF. A National Organizing Committee (NOC) was set up and its members were officially presented to the press during the campaign launch: Thebe Ikalafeng, Chair of Brand Africa, Louise Vale, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Publishers, Anton Harber, Professor of Journalism at the University of Wits, Ingrid Louw, CEO of Print and Digital Media South Africa and Mathatha Tsedu, Executive Director of the South African National Editors’ Forum.


Speaking on behalf of the NOC, Mathatha Tsedu said that the time was ripe to address the issue of hate speech, especially in a year when two nations – South Africa and Rwanda were commemorating 20 years since the end of apartheid and the Rwandan genocide, two of the most heinous crimes to have been perpetuated on African soil.


AMI Board member Dele Olojede congratulated the organization’s management team for its choice of this year’s theme and urged the media community to demonstrate its ethical commitment to turning the page on hate speech in Africa.


AMLF is scheduled to take place at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg.


About AMI


The African Media Initiative is the continent’s largest umbrella association of African media owners, senior executives and other industry stakeholders. AMI’s mandate is to serve as a catalyst for strengthening African media by building the tools, knowledge resources and technical capacity for African media to play an effective public interest role in their societies. This mandate includes assisting with the development of professional standards, financial sustainability, technological adaptability and civic engagement.

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Algoa FM Sponsors Makhaya Ntini Academy

Posted by radio On July - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

[By:Farai Diza]


The old believe in the adage that giving back to the community enables growth.

In that same script, former South African pace bowler Makhaya Ntini officially opened the Makhaya Ntini Academy in Mdantsane, near East London on Tuesday.


Image by: Timeslive

Image by: Timeslive

The main sponsors of the initiative are Algoa FM radio station and Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and Bellingham Smith. Algoa FM is a commercial South African radio station established to cater for the needs of the Eastern Cape and the Garden Route of South Africa in the eighties and is still a driving force in the media of the present day.


The station is well famed for its hourly news bulletins coupled with news updates on the half hour mark at peak times during its 24 hour broadcast cycle.


The Makhaya Ntini Academy will add more value to aspiring cricketers. Focus will also be on tertiary education, fitness training, diet planning and nurturing life skills while those cricketers who show the right passion and have the talent will be guided to higher levels in the game.


Psychological assessments and counseling will also feature and Ntini will arrange bursaries and scholarships for deserving youngsters. Ntini set the standard for black cricketers. He was the first black South African to play international cricket and since his debut back in 1997, only four other black cricketers have made it to Test Level.


The Mdingi Express as he is affectionately known as in cricket circles expressed optimism that the academy would go a step further in its quest for success.

“I have long dreamt of having a school of excellence. Someone has to go out there, visit the schools and find the talent which I know is out there. And that someone is me. I will go out there and look for that talent,” said Ntini.

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History was created on Sunday 13 July when more than 17,000 runners participated in the second successful ‘Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day’ creating the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa.


kyafmThe day was also a special commemoration as it was the anniversary of the day that Nelson Mandela lost his first son while in prison and was sadly unable to bury him. Fellow Rivonia trialist, Ahmed Kathrada, was present at the start of relay to show his support for Mandela Day.



The event, proudly hosted by the City of Jo’burg, was the result of a noble partnership between Kaya FM and the Nelson Mandela Foundation and was designed to celebrate Madiba’s legacy. Passing the baton between relay teams was a symbolic gesture of comradery, paying it forward and reaching out a hand to those less privileged members of society. Each ten-man team ran 6.7km in honour of the 67 years that the father of our nation gave in service to South Africa.



CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, thanked everyone for the phenomenal support showed today. “Madiba’s commitment to service is at the heart of this race and we look forward to growing this event even further in years to come,” he said. “Today should remind us of who we were and who we want to be. If Tata was here, he would be smiling at the effort everyone has put into this day. Funds raised from today’s event will be used to preserve and digitize Nelson Mandela’s papers – the oldest of which dates back to 1929 – for generations to come.”



Nedbank Running Club again took gold in the Men’s open relay category with Monama Pharmacy winning the Women’s open relay title. In the Mixed category Discovery Athletic Club took gold.



Kaya FM MD, Greg Maloka, said he was grateful for the amazing support of the station and this relay. “Today has been a remarkable event that honours the work of our Tata and celebrates 20 years of freedom. This event is about so much more than the relay – it is about the human spirit. Kaya FM proudly puts the power of radio behind Madiba’s legacy.”


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Gagasi FM goes #GNation

Posted by radio On July - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Gagasi FM has partnered with Airey Scott to bring you the Jack Daniel’s Boomtown for this year’s Vodacom Durban July taking place on Saturday 05 July 2014 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban. As the official radio partner, KwaZulu-Natal’s urban radio station is set to add the #GNation flavour through the Gagasi FM marquee that will be located within the Boomtown village.


In line with this year’s theme, “The Big Screen”, guests at the Gagasi FM marquee will have an opportunity to capture their moments and the whole experience inside the marquee from fashion to entertainment, lifestyle, elegance and hospitality in a true big screengagasvc style.


To further enhance the Gagasi FM brand presence within this prestigious territory, Gagasi FM will broadcast live from the Boomtown Village from 10am until 10pm. The shows are The Urban Top 30 with DJ Vumar, Saturday Komotion with Lekomotion, Zeal4life with Zeal and The Weekend Takeover with King Sfiso. In Addition, Gagasi FM’s DJ Lab, DJ Le Soul, DJ Vuma and King Sfiso will also be on the decks as part of the line.


The whole line-up includes Black Coffee, AKA & Da Les, Khuli Chana, Zakes Bantwini, Mi Casa, Dreamteam, Reason, DJ Clock, Uhuru and Teargas front man KO. There will also be special performances by Gagasi FM DJs such as DJ Vumar, DJ Lab, King Sfiso and DJ LeSoul. The Afternoon Show Off duo TP and Thandolwethu will be MCs for the day.


Gagasi FM has also lined up some other exciting activities as part of the Vodacom Durban July weekend. The station will host the 99% Zulu Comedy taking place on Thursday 4 July at Olive Convention Centre in Durban. I Love Mornings (breakfast show) host Mzokoloko will be on the decks, in addition the show features an experienced and never been-seen-before line-up of eight professional comics that are freshly KZN with sprinkles of Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.


The multi-award winning comic and one of KZN’s most celebrated Sifiso Nene, who features in various television campaigns, will be the MC for the evening. He will share the stage with great talent such as Siyanda Maphumulo; Simphiwe Shembe; Eastern Cape’s Anele Shube and Jay Boogie. The show breaks ground as, for the first time in its nine-year history, will feature the much demanded and SA’s most popular political analyst puppet, Chester Messing as well as ZA News’ Aggrey Lonake, who plays various political characters in the popular ZA News.


On Friday, Gagasi FM will broadcast live from News Café at King Shaka International Airport from 9am until 6pm. The shows are Tea time to lunch time hosted by Zookey Zarling, The Big Bang hosted by Kini Shandu and the Afternoon Show Off by TP and Thandolwethu. Throughout the day, the proudly KZN radio station will be welcoming guests from outside of KZN that will be visiting the city for the Vodacom Durban July weekend. The shows will also feature live interviews with celebrities and artists as they land to South Africa’s playground.



To close of the Vodacom Durban July weekend in a true #GNation style, Gagasi FM will host the Shisanyama Sunday at One & Only at KwaMashu North of Durban. The event will feature the main performances by Black Coffee as well as Gagasi FM’s DJ Vumar, TP, King Sfiso, DJ Lab and DJ Mario. Kini Shandu will be the MC for the day. There will also be a live broadcast of DJ Vumar’s show Sunday Sundowners.



[Issued by: Gagasi FM]


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The Pan African shindig, TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, has announced that hip-hop megastar Nicki Minaj will be part of their bill. With immense success through her independent mixtapes released from 2007- 2009, she attracted the attention of Young Money Entertainment, who signed her to the label. Her first album, ‘Pink Friday’, released in 2010 to much acclaim and success, followed by an equally successful second album, ‘Pink Friday’, and ‘Roman Reloaded’ in 2012.


To say we are thrilled to have such an amazing talent and global megastar such as Nicki Minaj take centre stage at TribeOne Dinokeng this year in the amazing City of Tshwane is a complete understatement. Fans have so much in store for them not only with Nicki’s first ever performance on the shores of the African continent but Nicki is preparing for an incredible new live performance set just for the legions of music-Tribes transcending the Cradle of Music in Tshwane this year at TribeOne,” says Jandre Louw, Founder and CEO of TribeOne Festivals and ROCKSTAR4000.


TribeOne Dinokeng music festival, being held from 26-28th September 2014, will be a first of its kind not just for South Africa, but Africa itself. With a line-up featuring over 150 artists performing on three main stages, it is already being billed as Africa’s biggest festival! The festival will see the historic diamond-mining town of Cullinan, in the City of Tshwane in South Africa being taken over for the first musical journey of its kind on African shores. International, Pan African and South African artists will perform. Megastar Nicki Minaj will be taking centre stage alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink, Keko, AKA, Xtatic, Khuli Chana, Naava Grey, Kwesta, Liquideep, Fally Ipupa, Redsan, Takeifa, Souadou, Ousmane, Ba’ponga and a range of other stars across the Diamond Fields (Hip-Hop and R&B), Thunder Valley (Rock and Pop) and Dance Village (EDM, Dubstep, etc) main stages.


TribeOne Dinokeng continues to grow in stature with every announcement. Adding Nicki to an already incredible line up makes this a music experience no-one should miss. I personally can’t wait for September” says Sean Watson, Managing Director of Sony Music Entertainment Africa.


Minaj has sold over 5 million albums globally and is also the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times suggesting that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time.” Her rapping is known for its fast, distinctive and creative flow, her alter egos and accents. Nicki’s outlandish and colorful costumes, wigs and clothing have given her recognition as a fashion icon in the entertainment and fashion world globally. With over 44 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100, Minaj became the most charted female rapper in history. With endorsements from Adidas, Mac Cosmetics and Pepsi, she has certainly proved her star pulling power! Minaj has ventured into work as a voice actress in blockbuster, Ice Age: Continental Drift and made her acting debut in the 2014 film currently on circuit, The Other Women.


Minaj has earned numerous awards including seven BET AWARDS, four American Music Awards, one MTV European Music Award, Two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and Billboard’s 2011 Rising Star award.


This is is Nicki Minaj’s first time in Africa, let alone South Africa, and we are proud to be hosting a global megastar such as Nicki in our beautiful worldclass and dynamic city alongside stars from all over the world right here in Cullinan, Tshwane” says Tshwane City Manager Jason Ngobeni.


Ticketing information, hospitality packages, local and international travel packages, and accommodation options ensured to suit any pocket to be released today with the last opportunity for fans to register for the early bird ticket sales discount currently in progress.


TribeOne Dinokeng’ is a ROCKSTAR4000 and Sony Music Entertainment owned festival under the TribeOne Festivals Company.


The City of Tshwane is the proud official Host City of the TribeOne Dinokeng festival.


Official sponsors include: South African Tourism, Gauteng Tourism, Petra Diamonds and the Cullinan Diamond Mine.


Official TribeOne Dinokeng Global Media partners include: Metro FM, TRACE TV, Sound City Nigeria, Clouds Entertainment TV and Radio Tanzania, Capital FM Kenya, Media Nova Angola, Gabon Television, TeleAfrica, TV+, RTN, Urban FM, AfricaGroove, National Standard Media Group, Kiss 100, E Masters Entertainment, SanyuFM Uganda, NTV East Africa.


TribeOne Dinokeng is powered by Power Horse.


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US: Nicki Minaj, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink

South Africa: The Parlotones, Khuli Chana, AKA, Gangs of Ballet, Karen Zoid, Taxi Violence, Tailor, Shadowclub, Zebra and Giraffe, Al Bairre, Desmond & The Tutus, Shortstraw, Wrestlewrish, Kwesta, Samuel Miller, Rouge, The Dollfins, David & Goliath, Veranda Panda, New Academics, Lacey May, Beatenberg, Gang of Instrumentals, MXO & The Peppercorns, Royal K, Beat Army, Ricardo da Costa, Mark Stent, Lady Lea, Tommy D, Roger de Lux, House Hold Funk, Kyle Watson

Hong Kong / China: Tenashar

Uganda: Keko, Naava Grey

Zambia: Slap Dee, Winky D

Kenya: Redsan, Nameless, Xtatic and Jaguar

Tanzania: Alikiba

Namibia (NAMA Category Award Winners): Namibian Music Award winning stars Gazza, Erna Chirmu, Elvis se Seun

Gabon: Ba’ponga

Burundi: Hope

Senegal: Takeifa, Souadou and Ousmane

DRC: Fally Ipupa


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Moretele Park celebrates 20 years of Freedom

Posted by radio On June - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Come and celebrate spring and the country’s 20 years of Democracy with a star-studded procession of South African music royalty at the annual Tribute Concert, taking place at Moretele Park on Saturday, 30 August 2014, Mamelodi in Pretoria.

The City of Tshwane once again plays host t to this ever-popular concert, now in its 17th year, which is renowned as one of the premier events on the country’s music calendar.




The line-up for this year’s special-edition Moretele Park Tribute Concert, which pays homage to our Democracy and its musical Heroes and Icons, reads like a who’s who of the local music industry. Organisers Drakensberg Promotions have assembled a parade of exceptional artists

that will head to Mamelodi for a daylong party pulsing with jazz, pop,traditional and dance music.

Headlining the 2014 event are Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo, the comeback kids who recently collected two MTV Africa Music Awards to add to the eight South African Music Awards they won at this year’s ceremony.

Plus, sensational dance maestros Mi Casa will be getting the crowd up on their feet with their essential and uplifting house grooves.


The one and only Johnny Clegg – our very own Le Zulu Blanc, a true living legend who has been fêted as a French Knight of Arts and Letters and who received the Order of Ikhamanga back home – will also be performing on the day.



He will be joined by fellow music veterans Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Letta Mbulu, Jonas Gwangwa, Thomas Chauke and Ringo. The younger generation of dazzling musicians is well represented by Lira, Bhudaza, Musa (last year’s Idols winner) and Zonke.

Emerging jazz artists and groups will also perform on the day, which pays homage to South Africa’s music luminaries while showcasing the next generation of bubbling-under talent.

“We are immensely proud that the Moretele Park Tribute Concert is now widely regarded as being the hottest springtime party in the country,” says Leonard Sithole of Drakensberg Promotions.

“This year’s event is a particularly special occasion for us, because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on how far we have come as a country in the two decades since the dawn of democracy – but also
to celebrate our musical riches, from our evergreen stalwarts right through to our talented young upstarts.”

Join the thousands of revelers at Moretele Park Tribute Concert in Mamelodi, at one of the year’s most festive parties! The entertainment starts at 11am, and continues into the night. Tickets cost R300 and are available at Computicket.

Concert details

* EVENT: Moretele Park Tribute Concert
* DATE: Saturday, 30 August 2014
* VENUE: Moretele Park, Mamelodi in Pretoria
* ARTISTS: Mafikizolo, Mi Casa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lira, Johnny
Clegg, Don Laka, Letta Mbulu, Jonas Gwangwa, Ringo, Bhudaza, _Idols_
2013 winner Musa, Zonke and Thomas Chauke
* TIME:11h00
* TICKETS: R300 at Computicket 

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The country’s biggest regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM has finally announced its on-air line-up for the new season after […]

Dr. Sindisiwe van Zyl joins Kaya FM with a new night-time talk show

Taking over from Mapaseka Mokwele, Dr. Sindisiwe van Zyl will host the new 7-8pm night-time talk show: Sidebar with Sindi. While […]