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From the 1st of September, Kaya FM presents Friday night mixes from much sought after international superstar Dj, Anané Vega. Anané brings to the Kaya airwaves Tribal House, Deep House and Afro Tech. She is a singer, songwriter, producer and a member of the Elements Of Life band led by her husband, Louie Vega.

Anané Vega was born in Cape Verde, an island off the Western coast of Africa. After some time in Portugal, her family relocated to the United States in search of a brighter future.

 

Her foray into djing wasn’t conventional, considering she never had the intention of becoming one.  However, a trip to the SubMercer, an intimate and exclusive lounge underneath Soho’s Mercer Hotel, turned into an offer to become a DJ for an upcoming gig. Anané’s career as a DJ had finally begun.

 

She blends all types of music to create a unique listening experience for her audience, by singing and dancing to the music she plays. Anané’s Selection has gained a large worldwide following.

 

“I love the ability to put all music together to a point where you can manipulate a party and get it going. You can interject any music and it’s not an awkward moment, you have the crowd in the palm of your hand. It’s not a shock, people will be grooving and want to know more about your music,” she explains

 

Anané would go on to accomplish a great number of feats in her career so far. These include singing the opening song “One Dream” at Super Bowl XLI, being personally invited by Cirque du Soleil to partake and performing at the President Obama’s Ambassadors Ball.

 

She is also extremely busy managing her music labels, Nulu Music and Nulu Electronic, which already boasts an impressive 50 album releases and is signing artists from all parts of Africa, the USA, and Europe. Her labels are extremely well regarded for bringing the afro and electronic sound to a wide audience.

 

“We are extremely excited and honored to have such a prestigious international artist as part of the line up at Kaya FM. She is going to thrill our Afropolitans with her beautifully curated sets,” says Nkosinathi “Nutty” Mbelu – Kaya FM’s Music Manager.

 

Be sure to tune into Kaya FM every Friday night from the 1 September for the Nulu Movement with Anané Vega. Your Friday nights will never be the same again.

 

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Headlining this upcoming Kaya FM Family day will be Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani. Both artists have expressed their excitement to be part of this edition of the Kaya FM Family Day, which is in proud partnership with African Bank. The event will be filled with amazing entertainment for the whole family at The Big Red Barn in Olifantsfontein on Sunday the 17th of September.

Vusi Nova who is famed from his first single “I’d Rather Go Blind” which garnered huge praise from his fans, this memorable hit song was originally composed and recorded by legendary songstress Etta James in 1968.

 

His more recently released an album titled, Naninina talks about his late parents, failed relationships, his journey to healing; and has been seen as an impressive intimate look at his life. The album includes powerful hits like “Naninina”, “Walk Into Light”, “Did It For Love” and many more,

 

Vusi has mentioned that his ultimate future collaboration would be with Ringo Madlongozi and R Kelly.

Ntando’s career began on Johannesburg’s West Rand in the township of Kagiso. For years Ntando has given us soothing sounds, and music for the heart. Today the Nelspruit-born musician is a multi-award winning and platinum selling artist.

 

Ntando came into the music industry in 2003 when he signed his first record deal and released his debut album “Kwantu” which went platinum. Ntando released his second album “Imvelaphi” which was a triple-platinum smash and generated several awards, including “Song of the Year” at both the SAMA and Metro FM Awards for the stunning track “Dali Wam”. He also won Best Newcomer, Best Album and Best Male Artist.

 

He later dropped ‘Uhambo Lwam’ in 2008, an album that also went platinum. It saw him touring the world in countries like France, Germany, Botswana, Namibia, and finally India in mid-2009. He then released ‘Inqubela’, a masterpiece that saw him walk away with Best Pop Album category in the 2010 SAMA awards.

 

Both Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani promise to give electric performances, with memorable sing alongs, a great day that promises to be a fantastic entertainment for the family.

 

Get your tickets NOW at ticketpro.co.za – only R50 for the kids and R100 for adults. Gates open at 10am.

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FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

 

TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdoda

 

COMEDIAN: Summary

 

RISING STAR: Sjava

 

RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada

 

ACTOR: Themba Ndaba

 

ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara

 

MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Kwesta

 

DJ: Black Coffee

 

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya

 

ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda

 

 

Viewers who voted also got a slice of the cake when one was rewarded with a brand-new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 after being randomly selected via an audited process. Another lucky voter found themselves with a R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience after predicting the Song of the Year.

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SABC dominates the SATMA Nominations

Posted by radio On August - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Public Service Broadcaster (SABC) received  an astounding number of nominations at the 12th SATMA Nominee’s announcement held at the Durban ICC, in KwaZulu Natal.

According to the SATMA Award’s an unprecedented number of 190,613 SMS nominations and a total of 697 entries to the different categories were recorded in 63 days of the SATMA’s nomination period.

A number of SABC Radio presenters and programs were nominated in various categories including:

 

 

 

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC RADIO PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:  

Dzumba na Mina (Munghana Lonene FM), Lwesuka Lutfuli (Ligwalagwala FM), Lavuth’iBhayi (Umhlobo Wenene FM).

BEST TRADITIONAL RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES:  

Monwabisi Bangi “Gudla” (Umhlobo Wenene FM), Ntsoaki Motloung  (Lesedi FM), Willem Viljoen (RSG), Sthembele Thomas “Mantofontofo” (TruFM), Vusi shabangu (Ikwekwezi FM), Russel Kwinika (Munghana Lonene FM) Hunadi Mogohlwane (Thobela FM), Modika Mothuzi (Motsweding FM), Vincers Mabele (XK FM), Bheka Mchunu & Nkosinathi Mshengu (Ukhozi FM), Magidzeludzakeni (Ligwalagwala FM), Godfrey Mavhasa (Phalaphala FM)

TRADITIONAL RADIO PROGRAM LOYAL LISTENER:

Siphenathi Keswa (I-Identist) (Umhlobo wenene FM), William Mahlangu (IKwekwezi FM), Salome Mmgomogale (X-K FM),  Bellia Phutiyagae (Motsweding FM)

Other categories included:

BEST CULTURAL ELECTRONIC MEDIA JOURNALIST:

Benjamin Tsotetsi – Ikwekwezi FM

Bongani Mavuso – Ukhozi FM

Lesibana Matlala – Motsweding FM

Caswel Taolane  – XK FM

Palisa Moeti – Lesedi FM

Mweli Masilela – SABC News

Unathi Binqose – Umhlobo Wenene FM

News Zimkhita Manqinana – SABC News

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC AIR-PLAY RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR:

Ligwalagwala FM

Phalaphala FM

Thobela FM

Umhlobo Wenene FM

Munghana Lonene FM

Ikwekwezi FM

TruFM

Lesedi FM

RSG

Motsweding FM

XK FM

Ukhozi FM

 

 

The SATMA AWARDS promote, preserve, uplift, develop, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background. The SATMA Awards have made a tremendous contribution in the cultural landscape of South Africa through nation building and social cohesion.

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Udo and Mpho take over Metro FM Sports

Posted by radio On August - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The SABC Sport division recently announced the launch of The Ultimate Sport Show (TUSS) on Metro FM.  The show will be hosted by the two renowned Sport presenters, Mr. Udo Carelse, and Ms Mpho Maboi. The Ultimate Sport Show will start on-air on Monday 21st August 2017 from 18h00-19h30 weekdays on Metro FM.

 

Udo will take our listeners through a wide variety of topics and discussion points, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays, Mpho takes over the reins, as she takes listeners on a journey into the world of women in sport. Mpho will delve into the business and the influence that women have in sport. This dynamic team will bring new ideas and fresh perspective to sporting discussions.

 

 

 

Mr. Udo Carelse, is a seasoned broadcaster who has vast experience in sport journalism which includes amongst others, the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup, 2016 Rio Olympics and T20 Cricket World Cup, and all major athletics marathons. He was also nominated and a finalist for the 2014 SA Sport Journalist of the Year.

 

 

Ms Mpho Maboi’s career spans over a decade in the entertainment industry. Mpho is currently a studio and touchline sport presenter for SABC Sport.  In April 2015, she joined Metro FM and she is currently part of the South Africa’s biggest breakfast show Fresh Breakfast with DJ Fresh weekdays broadcasting from 05h00-08h00.

 

Ms. Sully Motsweni, Group Executive for SABC Sport stated “The show is aimed at being an aspirational sport show to which our audience’s world revolves around. With interactive discussions, taking an in-depth looks what listeners want to know about sport on and off the field. The Ultimate Sport Show will strengthen the ways in which we serve our diverse listeners”.

 

Ms. Sibongile Mtyali, Station Manager for Metro FM stated “We are excited about the all new and revamped sport offering with Udo Carelse and Mpho Maboi. With The Ultimate Sport Show, the station will take sport content development and delivery to new heights. We are confident that the show will now integrate news genres of sport to the winning formula. Our listeners can look forward to an all-encompassing sport commentary five days a week”.

 

Ms Mtyali further stated “We welcome Udo to the Metro FM family. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skill and can only take the sport show to new levels.  We are also keyed up about Mpho Maboi taking over the Thursday slots on TUSS. We are positive that she will rise to the new challenge. She has proven over time to be a versatile broadcaster, well received and loved by Metro FM listeners”.

 

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RSG celebrates 80 years of Afrikaans radio

Posted by radio On August - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The world looks completely different than in 1937.  Then, communication was limited, and the introduction of radio – in Afrikaans – changed the world.  Now there’s a vast choice of media, but radio is still prevalent to entertain, educate and inform people – across borders and countries.

 

The past 80 years of Afrikaans radio delivered many highlights, and as part of the celebrations of 80 years of Afrikaans radio broadcasting, some jewels from the archives will be broadcasted, with nostalgic moments, where presenters will talk about the old days of radio and celebrating this milestone with a dance!

 

RSG already started the festivities with a rebroadcast of 13 weekly episodes of the Afrikaans James Bond of the 1960’s, called Staal Burger.  This super-secret spy had a way with the ladies, fast cars and putting the bad guys in their place!  Listeners will thoroughly enjoy this series every Thursday evening at 20:30.

 

During September and October, a series of commissioned documentary programs will be broadcasted.  The focus will be on the highlights of sport on Afrikaans radio, the development of drama over the years, as well as literature and music movements the past 80 years.  RSG will also play extracts from a few programs that were popular on Afrikaans radio over the years.

 

The actual 80th birthday will culminate in a special day of broadcasting on 27 October.

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Imbokodo take over Power FM

Posted by radio On August - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

A series of incredible women will take over Power airwaves from 7-9 August.

In celebration of Women’s Month, POWER 98.7 substitutes all male presenters for three days and replaces them with a #987Woman lineup.

 

Last year saw a list of the most influential women in South Africa take the reins, tackling some of the most pressing and delightful issues facing women today.

 

Some of the highlights from previous years of the initiative have seen listeners treated to the insight and thoughts of Thuli Madonsela, Naledi Pandor, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Karima Brown, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Rebecca Malope, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko to name a few.

 

#987Woman is an on-air platform accompanied by a live 360-degree stream for the duration of the feature.

 

POWER 987 Chairman Given Mkhari set Twitter ablaze when he announced a sneak peek of the guests set to make an appearance in the 2017 edition of #987Woman.

 

Some of these names include:

 

Hulisani Ravele: Presenter on CapricornFM

Dr. Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza: Member of Parliament serving as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration

Amanda Black: Singer-songwriter

Busisiwe Mkhwebane: Public Protector

Terry Volkwyn: Chief Executive Officer at Primedia Broadcasting

Ayanda Dlodlo: Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa since 30 March 2017

Funeka Montjane: Chief Executive, Personal and Business Banking, South Africa at Standard Bank Group

Lindiwe Sisulu: Minister of Human Settlements

Wendy Appelbaum: Owner and Chair of De Morgenzon Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Wendy Luhabe: South African Entrepreneur

Wendy Lucas-Bull: Independent Director and Chairman of Barclays Africa Group

 

“We have an incredible lineup already and more exciting news to follow. As always we’re excited to have some of the most influential women on the most award winning radio station,” stated Mkhari during the on-air announcement.

 

More names and features will be announced as we build up to the highly anticipated event, but we’re sure to be in for another amazing year of #987Woman.

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Jeremy Harris joins Heart FM

Posted by radio On July - 31 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

On Monday the 7th of August 2017, #Drive326 will welcome a new member to the popular afternoon drive show – well-known sport anchor Jeremy Harris. Jeremy is no stranger to the airwaves, he is one of the most experienced sports anchors in the country, who most recently completed an eight year stint with competitor radio station KFM.

Jeremy’s career spans more than two decades having worked at all three major Cape Town radio stations, as well as a short stand in stint at Johannesburg based radio station 94.7. He has a vast sporting knowledge having covered sporting events both locally and internationally. These include two Olympic Games, the SA 2003 Cricket World Cup, three Rugby World Cups, the SA 2010 Soccer World Cup, The Open Championship, The Austrian F1 Grand Prix, five SA World Rugby Sevens tournaments to name a few.

 

Jeremy also adds MC, guest speaker, television and commercial voice artist and brand ambassador for several blue-chip brands like adidas, Taylormade, Speedo, Arabella, Biogen, Westin Cape Town to his impressive CV.  He does not only present sport, he lives it. In his spare time he is a keen golfer, and has completed several long distance open water swims and Xterra off-road triathlons.

 

 

Denver Apollus Head of Programming says he is excited to be working with Jeremy.  “I’m really chuffed to have Jeremy on board, he will inject some sport energy into the space and will be a great team player with Suga and Jo-Dee.”

 

Managing Director at Heart FM Renee Redelinghuys shares Apollus’ sentiments. “We look forward to Jeremy joining the Heart FM family.  We believe that Jeremy is a perfect fit for the drive team and look forward to the new ideas and insights he brings.”

 

Tune in to #Drive326 every weekday between 15:00 and 18:00.

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For a number of years, South Africa’s internet radio offering has varied in quality and perhaps more significantly, has struggled to confirm the veracity of its reach. Early game-changers struggled to get the real numbers (and to be able to verify them), and more recently, just about every former commercial radio DJ seems to be launching their own internet radio platform. However, most of these new “radio stations” are just that – attempts to duplicate the commercial radio model on the internet – and, big surprise, it doesn’t work.

 

Commercial radio’s model works for radio,  but it does not work within the saturated and highly creative digital space. To truly resonate and to stake a place within markets that are tired of, and are tuning out of, commercial radio, internet driven “radio” must be more than simply big name presenters playing big name hits – a pale replica of its commercial radio roots.

 

The internet radio model that works is one that is authentic, highly creative, innovative and driven by truly unique and personality driven content. The Eye, the internet radio station founded by digital innovator and “maker of things” Jon Savage, is proving to be the first internet radio station in the country with significant and verifiable traction.  The station is powered by real innovation combined with a content model that truly connects with people. Broadcasting from various locations with a rotating array of guests, musical genres, themes, and hosts, The Eye is etching out a strong niche presence in this highly competitive space.

 

The current “flagship” show on The Eye is billed as “the funnest dance show on the planet,” Fuggitdrukanommmer, and streams live on Fridays from 12-1pm. On average the show is securing 15 000 live organic  streaming views(not paid boosts here) on Facebook, with 4,000 listening via the audio feed, and another 10 000 on demand viewers watching via the website over the weekend that follows.

 

The latest episode of the show reached its largest market to date with 23,500  Facebook viewers plus 4,200 listeners, creating a verifiable audience of 27,500 without any additional marketing or promotions.

 

The show is hosted by the hilarious DJ Travisto, who is not only a great bedroom DJ, but a hilarious host too – talking back live on every incoming comment that comes in on social media with quips and catch phrases. It’s entertainment gone right, live during the Friday lunch break.

 

For more information on The Eye: www.theeye.tv https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheEye/

 

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South African Radio icon Bob Mabena once famously argued that radio is far more challenging to do than Television. For one thing: on radio, your authentic personality must carry the show.

 

 

It’s the sound and tone of your voice, the smoothness of your humour and wit, as well as your spontaneous take on things that attracts and sustains the listeners’ interest. It makes sense – TV comes with various visual tools to enhance your viewing experience, and accentuate the overall appeal of a show. But on radio,  listeners will easily tell a Radio Presenter who’s taking chances and playing games.

 

 

As such, the outstanding voices that animate your days through the airwaves have mastered a craft that requires a blend of many natural talents, a refined skill to keep you entertained and engaged, as well mastery in keeping your imagination sparked despite the dominance of social media as preferred platforms for communication these days.

 

 

Anele Mdoda, Ba2cada, Dj Sgqemeza, Tbo Touch and T Bose are all inimitable forces on South African Radio, and each of them needs your vote to walk away with the much coveted DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Radio Personality! Do a solid, and get voting NOW!

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