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MTN Bushfire initial line-up announced

Posted by radio On February - 22 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

5k-HD (Austria)

5K HD is an Austrian avante-garde jazz supergroup made up of Schmied’s pulse front woman Mira Lu Kovacs and the 4 guys from Kompost 3. The improvisational jazz / funk / groove band is one of the most expressive voices in Austria. With partly acoustic, partly electronic sounds, one moves fluently through jazz, dubstep, break-beat, funk, and even into a prog rock escalation, effortlessly and seamlessly, but without ever losing sight of a pop sensibility.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpYoFYhbzy4

 

Alice Phoebe Lou (South Africa)

Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPH9j0qVM3A

 

Derek Gripper (South Africa)

Derek Gripper is a unique South African guitarist who explores many ranges and styles of music. It took Derek Gripper untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on classical six-string guitar. The results appeared on his ninth album, One Night on Earth, marking a meeting point of the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots.

Derek continues his inspired interpretations of West African composers on his latest album, Libraries on Fire which won a Songlines Award for Best African and Middle Eastern Album for 2017. Derek’s next release is a recording of Bach’s solo violin works, transcribed for guitar, out February 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55QnOlXckOk

 

Dub Inc (France)

They have toured all over the world for many years, regularly playing in front of tens of

thousands of spectators, setting the stage ablaze in the largest European and French festivals,

thrilling South American and Indian audiences alike. Their videos get hundreds of thousands of views in daily, and they are followed on social networks by more than four hundred thousand fans. Saint-Etienne based Dub Inc have never sought a particularly mainstream exposure; they went their own way, building their discography with passion, talent, and focus. Perhaps that is why they have been for almost ten years the best ambassadors of French reggae across the globe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjwQudZdL1s

 

 

 

Dusty & Stones (Swaziland)

This country music duo made up of Gazi ‘Dusty’ Simelane and Linda ‘Stones’ Msibi’s. They are cousin /brothers who hail from Mooihoek, Hlathikulu, in the Shiselweni region. The two grew up listening to the music of Don Williams and Kenny Rogers, never knowing that one day they would become country music artists in their own right. They take pride in having won three awards at the Tihlabani Awards in the Best Country Group/Artist of The Year categories for three consecutive years namely 2009, 2010 and 2011.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1LqIccCT6g

 

Elida Almeida (Cape Verde):

Winner of the Prix Découvertes RFI in 2015, Elida, is an immensely talented young woman born on the island of Santiago. She developed her vocal techniques through simple church singing and was always interested in local musical culture, even presenting a show on local radio in Maio, where she grew up. A determined woman and committed champion of the right to education, Elida left her rural world to concentrate on writing her love and protest songs. Her career success and recognition has been hard earned, built by herself with grace and tenacity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcjZPBN2MXE

 

Flavia Coelho (Brazil)

Flavia has travelled many of the world’s roads. From Rio de Janeiro’s Favela ‘morros’ to the storied streets of Paris, this nomad feels at home wherever she’s made welcome. Her current refuge and home-from-home is a cozy retreat where she can transform, chrysalis-like, to emerge with a fully-formed new album, her third: Sonho Real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NjXMrhP_iE

 

Georgetown (South Africa)

Georgetown is a multi-instrumental Bluegrass Folk band from Pretoria. Formed in January 2014, the band consists of 4 permanent members Michael de Villiers, Renaldo van Dyk, Rynier Prins and Tiaan Erasmus.  They use a variety of musical instruments during their performance including acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, upright bass, mandolin, harmonica, clarinet, saxophone, a washboard and a 1935 suitcase, promising a unique and creative sound to contemporary and original folk music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMZgQ9iAc50 

 

Kapa Dech (Mozambique)

Formed in Mozambique in 1996, Kapa Dech have performed all over the world, bringing the sounds of Mozambique to festivals across Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSQMO4PLvM

 

DJ Lag (South Africa)

History will remember DJ LAG as a pioneer who propelled the quintessentially Durban Gqom sound beyond the confines of the coastal city, straight into the capitals of the international electronic music industry. DJ Lag’s superb production skills have played a big part in transforming a sub-genre of house – one that began by soundtracking taxi trips around Durban – to an enviably innovative participant in the global scene. Since he first surfaced several years ago, DJ Lag has played several major South African events, including the 2015 Johannesburg-leg of Boiler Room, and the 2016 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ycr4BI8I94

 

 

 

Manu Sija (Argentina)

Manu Sija, is a young Argentine multi-instrumentalist who has created a nice based on the improvisation and miscegenation of languages, and Latin American folklore. He has manages to combine, in an original way, a sound that goes from Violeta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui to

Pat Metheny. He works within the orthodoxy of folklore, but still imbues the music with the flair of a jazz treatment. Manu was offered a scholarship to study at the renowned Berklee College of

Music of Boston and has already made seven tours  in the United States, as well as multiple tours in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ne0fezBQ0A

 

Mario Batkovic (Switzerland)

With his latest album named by Rolling Stone as one of the 20 Best Avant Albums of the year, Mario Batovic is an accordion player unlike any other. Rolling Stone describes him like this, “He brings the cycling, repetitive pulses of minimalist composers to raw solo performance, creating a sparkling world of hypnotic melodies and resonating sounds. Miked so you can hear the intimate clack of buttons, it’s a stunning marvel of see-sawing melodies and warm wheezes.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd9-3oAUVBE

 

Nakhane Touré  (South Africa)

Nakhane Touré is a South African musician, singer and songwriter whose multiple talents have taken the world by storm. His musical style spans over songs rooted in African indigenous music and indie rock. An actor, songwriter, singer and activist, Nakhane is a major musical force.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug5C8xMSRC8

 

Nathalie Natiembé.  (Reunion Island)

Nathalie Natiembé is free. She is a rebel. She has always said that she is doing maloya, even if it is almost absent, rhythmically, from her new album, it still wraps the whole of her state of mind with a marooning ambiance. Yes, she is free with an energy that earned her the nickname of “little punk of the maloya.” Its as if after her years of flirting with rock, pop, punk, reggae, she can now finally appreciate the pleasure of a peaceful happy marriage with this Reunionese culture- her second skin, the one which lives in her trance of words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGAOHPoBlGY

 

Nonku Phiri (South Africa)

Nonku, daughter of SA jazz legend Ray Phiri, has made a name for herself in her own right, most notably for her collaboration with Crazy White Boy on the track Ghetto Tech.  She is expressive and able to jump genres, seamlessly combining electronica, soul and hip hop. She is also a talented graphic designer and illustrator, as well as an actress. With her creative focus now firmly on her music, Nonku is continuing to take the SA music world by storm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3bHRqNsBm0

 

Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan)

OKI was born to a Japanese mother and an Ainu father. After graduating in crafts at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, he moved to New York in 1987, where he worked as special effects artist on film productions.  Oki returned to Japan in 1992, he received his first Tonkori—a traditional stringed instrument developed by the native Ainu people of Sakhalin. Although the instrument was regularly displayed behind glass in museums, there were virtually no traditional players. Oki devoted himself to studying Tonkori and soon began making his own. In 1996 he released his first album ‘Kamuy kor nupurpe.’ Shortly after he established Chikar Studio to in order to encourage other Ainu artists and promote the music of Ainu artists to the world. Chikar studio has presently released a total of 20 albums, including titles by the traditional singer Umeko Ando and the all-female ensemble Marewrew, who sing traditional dance songs called “Upopo” with a modern sensibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv_N2E9_sJ8

 

Rebirth of Cool (South Africa)

Rebirth of Cool is an idea conceived of the desires of two gentlemen of the musical craft, namely DJ Kenzhero and Tha_MuziK, to bring opulence to the public by taking the classics of jazz and fusing them with their descendants. They breathe new life into it, a unique and seamless concoction set to teach a thing or two while laying down the sweetest groove. Innovation and a shiny new perspective are the modus operandi, calling home the refined jazz palate and piquing the interest of the curious, hoping to leave with them a renewed appreciation with each encounter.

 

Samthing Soweto (South Africa)

Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba also known as Samthing Soweto is a musician from Soweto, a township in Johannesburg South Africa. Samthing Soweto started his career as one of the founding members of the South African acapella group The Soil. He is honorably credited for his outstanding vocal appearance, co-writing, composing and producing 8 of 11 songs on their multi-platinum selling album The Soil. He has recently topped the South African charts with Sun-El Musician  and their massive hit, Akanamali.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ApmPc4g48

 

Sibusile Xaba (South Africa)

Sibusile Xaba carries forth the Maskandi / Mbaqanga tradition of the KwaZulu Natal midlands, from where he originates. Steeped in the lineage of Zulu guitar giant Madala Kunene (Sibusile’s first mentor) & warrior chants of vocal master, Shaluza Max, he not only owns these influences, but pushes the envelope as only a maestro with a keen ear for the future does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU9h8YqPPOI

 

The Grammers (Finland)

The Grammers formed in 1999 when members Jussi Vuola on drums, Hannu Vainionpää on vocals and Hannu Huitu on guitars came together from different local bands. Soon after the band they recruited Ville Vesalainen on the lead guitar and Saku Kujala as the bass player. Classic rock’s messengers of the north, The Grammers, continue their ever-growing journey on classic rock’s dusty highway as they recruit Timo Toikka as their seventh member. Toikka, founder of the bands Achiote and Salatuikkajat, will be playing guitar and percussion to the already tremendous band sound.

http://www.thegrammers.com/videos

 

Timbila Muzimba (Mozambique)

Timbila Muzimba was born of a cultural and artistic vision among a group of young Mozambican musicians and dancers in August 1997 in the township of Jardim, Maputo. Inspired by their own native Machope tradition, the group is dedicated to a passionate and ongoing exploration of the diverse traditions of Mozambican music and dance. With unblinking artistic authenticity, natural virtuosity, and the captivating energy of youthful spontaneity, they bring the magic, depth, and intensity of Mozambican music and dance to the stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0iq7lF364

 

Tlale Makhene (Swaziland)

Tlale Makhene is one of the region’s most sought after percussionists. Highly regarded by musicians and musical fans, he is also a teacher, session musician and performer. He has been touring across the region with his new album, Swazi Gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjC3CMwTKzY

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Laadisol’s 4th Annual Music & Food Picnic

Posted by radio On February - 21 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

As the year sets in, Laadisol is here to make sure that the fun never stops. The 24th of February 2018, will be a day filled with great music, food and awesome company, at the Laadisol 4th annual music picnic, taking place at Fountains Valley Resort (Denneboom Lapa) Pretoria.

Laadisol, is an entertainment business started by Lesole Semetjane and Pheladi Mohlala together known as “Laadisol”

 

“We are just two like-minded cousins who have the common love for great music and Laadisol as a business that started coming together in 2014, since then we have created a platform that allows us and others to express their musical talents and have fun while at it”- Lesole the director of Laadisol said.

 

“In a country where unemployment is real, we have taken the steps to be the authors of our own fate and make sure that we make a difference through the opportunities that we have at our disposal, while sharing and giving others the same opportunities.”Pheladi added.

Laadisol Picnic is an event that brings the best of the best, accomplished or up and coming vocalist together, from all over the country, to showcase their musical talents.  While ensuring an intimate and unheard of live music experiences. The lineup promises great sounds by our very own talented artists such as, singer and songwriter Lang Mavuso, clash of the choirs’ star Nondumiso Mabena, Yanga, Neo Artistry, and the duo of the night Laadisol amongst others.

 

Being an outdoor event make sure to come picnic ready food and drinks will be sold at the venue.

 

Date:24th February 2018.

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Fountains Valley, Pretoria, Denneboom deck.

Tickets available online: http://www.laadiso.nutickets.co.za/

 

Lesole and Pheladi are available for interviews.

 

For more info please contact: Kgomotso Motaung @kgomotso@laadisol.com 073 247 8766 or info@laadisol.com

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iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé (www.Kwese.com), are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ground-breaking partnership in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of Kwesé’s diverse broadcast offering, as the core vehicle to deliver seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers in Africa. Having set up operations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, iflix offers users the region’s most extensive collection of highly acclaimed local African and international series and movies, including first-to-market exclusive programming. This, in partnership with Kwesé’s broadcast operations and footprint, will create an exceptional mobile offering for consumers on the continent.

 

Both companies have committed extensive resources with local and international expertise in mobile entertainment to serve Africa’s diverse markets. Econet Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Strive Masiyiwa remarked: “We are thrilled to deepen our operating partnership with iflix to lead the transformation of media in Africa. Our companies share a mutual passion for innovation, along with a deep understanding of the culture and evolution of digital businesses. Mobility in content consumption has grown exponentially in Africa and by partnering with iflix Africa we are ensuring that we are not only taking part in the evolution, but are leading the movement.”

 

 

The partnership between iflix and Kwesé ensures the delivery of relevant and compelling content on the best possible platforms. iflix Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Britt said: “The strengthening of our relationship with Econet Group is a huge milestone for iflix. Following the initial phase of building our business in Africa, we have seen tremendous growth across our operating markets, far exceeding our expectations. Econet’s deep experience and success in media and telecoms, will be a huge advantage and enable us to continue to grow rapidly.”

 

 

The deal cements Kwesé’s commitment to deliver premium content through unrivalled TV programming, leading sports, up-to-the-minute news and the latest in entertainment. This coupled with iflix’s vast collection of international and African SVOD content, will offer users an unparalleled viewing experience, tailored to meet the needs of Africa’s diverse markets.

 

 

Kwesé is currently available in 13 countries with its ground-breaking pay-as-you-watch Pay-TV service, and has built the largest pan-African free-to-air broadcast network showcasing Kwesé Free Sport in over 25 countries. The operating partnership will see iflix drive Kwesé’s go-to-market mobile delivery in each of its territories.

 

 

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offering consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

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mCoin is powered by ONEm’s Global and scalable Platform, which has the ability to reach billions of people around the world even through traditional mobile without the Internet

Introducing mCoin (www.ONEm.com/mcoin), the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency, that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology.

 

mCoin is powered by ONEm’s (www.ONEm.com) Global and scalable Platform, which has the ability to reach billions of people around the world even through traditional mobile without the Internet.

 

Unlike other Cryptocurrencies, people will have the ability to trade mCoin securely through their SMS based virtual wallets which is not connected to the Internet. Users will be able to earn mCoins through “Pseudo-Mining” which is a type of “Proof of Work” based on meaningful activities. mCoin is bringing together a community of people outside the domain of the Internet who for the first time will be able to participate in sharing information that will have positive social and economical impact.

 

Millions of small businesses around the world will have access to mCoin through ONEm’s Sweb for Business, Market Place, mCatalogue and many social applications that use SMS and/or the Internet.

 

ONEm’s powerful ecosystem can be harnessed by Governments and Organizations to provide valuable services for their citizens who don’t have access to the internet, and in the same vein make use of mCoin’s underlying SMS accessible blockchain technology.

“It is exciting to see so many people who share in our vision for an inclusive Cryptocurrency outside of the domain of the Internet. People from all over the world are participating in mCoin Pre ICO and taking advantage of the attractive bonus packages now available as they see tremendous high growth potential of a cryptocurrency that can reach this very big un-tapped market” said Christopher Richardson, CEO of ONEm.

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New York-based Ghanaian multi-disciplinarian artist, singer, songwriter, producer and fashion icon Jojo Abot has just dropped her highly anticipated, brand new single Alime into the South African territory.

Already a star with the more outspoken musical audiences, Jojo Abot’s strong sense of self and constant desire to probe the norm in terms of everything from politics to fashion has garnered her the respect of her peers and the musical, socio-political and fashion savvy youth in a very short space of time.

Still relatively new to South African commercial audiences, her performances are wildly aesthetically driven, with a sonic prowess that can only be described as jaw-dropping and highly inspired, so much so that she has effortlessly shared stages touring with the likes of Lauryn Hill, been on the bill of the esteemed Afro Punk line up and held successful performances in the city of Brooklyn.

 

Exploring a sound Jojo Abot calls ‘psychedelic Gqom’ on Alime, the self-penned and produced track and video is what she personally describes as “a nod of appreciation for the spiritual trance that is South African Gqom, expressed by what a marriage between myself and this sound could create.”

 

Alime which means ‘waist’ or ‘in the waist’ is a song designed to celebrate our colourful resilience as a people while serving as a call to exist in one’s power, authenticity and expression – an exercise of personal liberty, will and freedom”, she cites.

 

Featuring up and coming South African artists Elo and Vuyo, the colourful video to Alime was shot in Soweto, Katlehong and Braamfontein, incorporating everyday spaces with people of the streets becoming the stars of this ‘village sci-fi.’

Always hands on and hands inside her art, Jojo Abot herself produced the music video as well as choreographing, directing and styling it, giving it the authenticity that comes only from an artist so invested and inspired by a space of personal reflection and experience.

 

Jojo Abot has been booked for a 3-month tour of Australia that kicks off at the end of February – an experience she hopes to embrace and garner even more inspiration from.  Plans for her national South African tour are currently underway.

 

Confirmed Australian  & new Zealand dates are as follows:

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

3 MARCH – 2018

 

BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE

8 MARCH 2018

 

WOMADELAIDE – ADELAIDE

9-12 MARCH 2018

(Brazil), Daymé Arocena (Cuba), Havana Meets Kingston (Cuba/Jamaica), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (USA), Kamasi Washington (USA), Lura (Cape Verde), Nai Palm (Australia), Noura Mint Seymali  (Mauritania), Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana), Remi x Sampa (Australia), Tank & The Bangas (USA), Thundercat (USA), Tinariwen (Mali), Yirrmal & the Miliyawutj Band (Australia) and much more.

 

WOMAD NZ

16-18 MARCH

 

Watch the vide to Alime here: https://youtu.be/Tr1KqDFv5rg

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New series coming to FOX on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

New TV series such as The Gifted and new episodes of series like Empire are coming FOX in March and April and will be available to watch online on DStv Now.

 

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include The Resident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.

 

 

 

First to premiere will be The Resident on 27 March, a powerful new medical show centred around a young doctor’s final years of training. Dealing with both the good and the bad, audiences can get ready to experience what really happens behind the doors at hospitals. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Moran Atias (24: Legacy) and Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies).  The Resident will premiere on 27 March at 21:00 CAT.

 

In what will be a bumper month, The Gifted and Ghosted are set to premiere a week apart. Ghosted (14 April, 20:25 CAT), a single-camera, live-action comedy, tells the story of a partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited by a secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, to save the human race from aliens.

 

On 23 April The Gifted will premiere at 21:00 CAT. Set in the X-Men universe, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

 

In what will become a triple play of animation from 18:00, and joining The Simpsons – the longest running scripted show in television history – is Family Guy and American Dad. Created and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy is now in its 17th season and guaranteed to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. And 12 seasons later, American Dad continues to be a fan favourite, focusing on Stan Smith, a CIA agent in Langley Falls, Virginia whose main objective in life is national security. The animation triple-play is stripped daily from 18:00 CAT.

 

“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire Season 4 Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”

 

The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 3:00 CAT, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch Up.  The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.

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See whats cooking in Siba’s kitchen

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

In a series special, Siba even shares signature recipes from viewers and gives them her signature dose of ‘va va voom’. Come see what’s on offer on Siba’s Table this February.

South African superstar celebrity chef Siba Mtongana is back in a new season of Siba’s Table, where her mission to make the world ‘Sibalicious’ one dish at a time continues.

 

Watch Siba’s Table Tuesdays from 20 February at 20:00 on Food Network, DStv channel 175. Also available on DStv Now. 

 

With a delectable mix of recipes from fast and fantastic through to ideas for effortless entertaining, South African braais, and big deal dishes, there’s something for cooks and homemakers of every skill level. From her glorious kitchen in Cape Town, let Siba elevate everyday dining with her simple, stylish and empowering cooking.

See what Siba makes in her kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Get some tips for kids lunches too in this gallery below:

 

 

 

#KidsLunch Today made mini prawn burger with chargrilled sesame bun and lettuce (can use left over chicken pieces instead), hot smoked salmon bites (can use fish fingers instead), plain yoghurt with honey topped with crushed frozen raspberries, blueberry and grape skewers, apple and bottle of water. I must admit it wasn't easy training my lil ones off juice to water. It took a lot of patience and firmness at times, not without tantrums and sad faces, I started by diluting their juices, overtime there was more water than juice, until just water. It was a gradual and deliberate journey to train their palette to have water as a beverage of choice. Shoo! The joys of motherhood 😅❤️🍴🍇🍏🍤🏡 #mommydiaries #kidslunch #kids #mommylife #foodielife #food

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iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (‘LEGO’) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflix’s extensive library of award-winning titles.

iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection of LEGO Kids content including Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, The Kingdom of Shadows and The Way of The Ninja, Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Day of the Departed, Nexo Knights, Friends of Heartlake City, Jurassic World Indominus Escape, Marvel Superheroes Maximum Overload, Marvel Superheroes Avengers Reassembled, DC Superheroes Batman Beleaguered, and City Shorts.

 

The agreement between iflix and LEGO will see 122 episodes across 10 titles added to the streaming service for fans to enjoy.

 

iflix Head of Content Africa and the Middle East, Evert van der Veer said: “LEGO is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands, and we are excited to bring LEGO’s premium titles to our members both young and young-at-heart on a dedicated LEGO-branded channel for all to enjoy. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world to all our subscribers, and this deal with LEGO is key to delivering on that promise.”

 

“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring LEGO content even closer to fans in the Middle East and Africa”, said Gina Costelloe, Senior Content Distribution Manager, IBLE. “Through the extensive library of content available on the new Channels feature, fans of all ages will have direct access to their favorite stories and characters anytime they want.”

 

Now available to over one billion consumers across 25 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix offers consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

 

 

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

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Young trailblazers rise to the occasion on Algoa FM

Posted by radio On February - 15 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Whilst one of Algoa FM’s recent on-air appointments moves into weekdays, another joins the station for the very first time.

Early mornings are a challenge for many, but not for Siobhan Momberg, who fearlessly pursuits much bigger challenges that set her soul on fire.

The avid adventure-seeker joined Algoa FM as a presenter just six months ago, with a Sunday evening show between 7 and 10pm.

Now in addition to hosting on Sundays, she will be on air between five and six in the morning, on weekdays.

 

“Siobhan’s personality has a feel-good-vibe to it, which is exactly what our early morning audience is looking for. It is just the right amount of energy that is needed for the show that is the premiere precursor to our Breakfast Show,” says Algoa FM Operations Director, Alfie Jay.

 

Momberg will take over as Algoa FM bids farewell to Shereez Govender, who took a personal decision to focus on her boutique business.

 

This also frees up Saturday lunch, which will soon be hosted by a newcomer, Roch-Lè Bloem.

“I’ve seen some of her work on local television and also caught snippets of her show on community radio. I have no doubt that our audience will quickly warm to this bright young woman,” says Jay.

Roch-Lè is a Broadcast Journalism Honours Graduate, who also holds a degree in Media, Communications and Culture.

Algoa Country can look forward to hearing her on-air “really soon,” says Jay.

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New channel Moja Love to launch on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Don’t miss the launch of Moja Love on DStv Channel 157.

 

 

February is the month of love and we’re spreading it far and wide with a brand new channel coming your way on Wednesday 14 February: Moja Love. The channel will see a mix of majority local content with international titles to look out for.

 

Expect an exciting line-up of content on Moja Love including the highly anticipated telenovela Hope and the reality show No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld.

 

Hope star Nimrod Nkosi will be joining DStv for a special live stream of The Dish with Sips and Mish on Wednesday 14 February at exactly 14:00 on the DStv YouTube channel to talk all things Moja Love, Hope, romance on Valentine’s Day and answer your burning questions! Have a question? Send it to us via our community tab!

 

Want to know more about the shows to expect on Moja Love? We have the details of some of the must-watch titles below.

 

Hope

 

Set mainly in Johannesburg’s inner city, the show centres around the life of Pastor Zakes Buthelezi (Nimrod Nkosi) – a meek pastor whose faith and integrity are put to the test when all he has built throughout his life seems to crumble around him.

 

This riveting drama series follows him as he deals with an emotionally unfaithful wife, a son who has doubts about following in his father’s footsteps to become a Pastor, and a teenage daughter whose drinking and partying lifestyle has everyone worried. As new characters are interoduced, you realise that they are not what they seem to be.

 

Get hooked on the drama from Wednesday 14 February at 19:30. Then watch weekdays at 19:00.

 

No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld

 

Don’t miss the highly anticipated brand new reality show hosted by Moss Makwati! The show tracks down parents who are ducking their financial obligations towards their children. It attempts to address the issues between the parents for the sake of the child. Pay your Papgeld is the first show dedicated to addressing this issue in South Africa where 50% of children live in households where fathers are absent.

 

Don’t miss the show premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:00 and a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:30.

 

Judge Khumbules

 

The hilarious sitcom Judge Khambule serves up large helpings of some of the best South African comedy in a courtroom setting. The show introduces a host of colourful personalities as, week-by- week, disputes are brought before Judge Khambule, who is played by South Africa’s latest comedy sensation Thenjiwe Moseley.

 

See the season premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:30 with a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:00.

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