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The 2016 Tribute Concert promises a star-studded procession of music royalty with a diverse line up of SA’s crème de le crème who will head line our countries most loved festival.
Resonating with the most progressive call to action to increase local content both on public and private broadcasting channels, the Tribute Concert remains a vital link to celebrate South Africa’s diversity through music.

moretleCelebrating 19 years, the Tribute Concert firmly aligned as a premier event in the country’s music industry will take place in the capital City of Tshwane on Saturday, 3rd September 2016. Drakensberg Promotions, the organisers of this much celebrated festival are committed to the call to action to increase local content and as pioneers of celebrating a 100% local event have unveiled this year’s programme.

The Moretele Park Festival features a stellar line up of artists from diverse music genres including five time 2016 winner of the SAMA’s Nathi as well as SAMA and Grammy award winner Wouter Kellerman.

Among the music royalty headlining the 2016 festival are South African veteran jazz musicians all of whom are global trailblazers and include much loved veteran performers Hugh Masekela,Jonas Gwangwa, and Tshepo Tshola.

Joining the veteran Jazz musicians is South African music legend Babsy Mlangeni, a connoisseur of note, with a platinum track record that speaks volumes Don Laka, legendary jazz musician and globally acclaimed songstress Letta Mbuli.

Thousands of revellers at the Moretele Park Tribute Concert will also be entertained by South Africa’s most favourite music group and SAMA award winners Mafikizolo. Also billed to perform is 2016 SAMA award Female Artist of the Year R&B/Soul superstar Zonke

The Tribute concert will feature development artists from Puisano Jazz Bands and Tshwane Development Bands

On August 27th, Drakensberg Promotions will host a music business workshop in Pretoria. Aimed at musicians and practitioners and business interests in the sector wanting to know more about the business of music the workshop will bring in key expertise to share insights, best practice and knowledge.

Moretele Park Tribute Concert will also feature a series of lunch time concerts hosted byNewtown Junction mall on Saturdays the 6th, 13th & 20th August from 12h00 to 14h00 as part of the 2016 build up.

Tickets can be booked at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers and are priced at R250

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SAE Cape Town is excited to announce the five scholarship winners for the July 2016 intake. SAE offers four scholarships; Ready D Scholarship, Black Coffee Scholarship –

Young Guru Scholarship and the latest to be announced, the AKA Scholarship.

2016 Scholarship recipients

Applications via the SAE website opened in October 2015 with applicants required to write a 2000-word motivational essay that then becomes the back-bone of their application.  The Scholarship patrons themselves read the shortlisted essays and personally select the most deserving candidate. This year SAE received a record 4374 applications.

 

The Scholarship applicants are assessed by the SAE Academic body on their character, experience and commitment. However, it is the Scholarship patrons, who have the final say. With such a vast amount of applicants, and with so many powerful and well-written essays, it was particularly challenging to select only four winners.

 

Additionally SAE has launched a Film Scholarship in association with Makhulu Productions, an apprenticeship based production company that believes in addressing inequalities and lack of access to on the job learning opportunities in the local South African media industry. With their Sunshine Cinema initiative- a solar powered mobile cinema, they host community screenings in areas lacking access to diverse content, whilst running media training workshops with local community partners.

 

 

The recipients of this year’s SAE Sunshine Cinema Scholarship is Lufefe “Fez” Figlan. Lufefe has been working at Makhulu for about 10 months and is passionate and determined about gaining diverse film making skills to develop his craft as a true creative storyteller.

 

Below please find this year’s other successful candidates:

 

Ready D Scholarship – Bongani Mhone

Black Coffee Scholarship – Masithembe Rawe

AKA Scholarship – Joshua van Zyl

Young Guru Scholarship – Justin Williams

 

Bongani Mhone is originally from Zimbabwe and has been DJ’ing since the age of 14 and whilst pursuing this goal has also committed to teaching and mentoring young people around him. Ready D explains why Bongani was chosen as the recipient of the Scholarship, “Bongani comes across as a perfect recipient. I am inspired by his motivational letter and his determination.  The industry will benefit from a person with his experience and outlook on life.”

 

Masithembe Rawe, winner of the Black Coffee Scholarship, is from humble roots in the Eastern Cape and has been a songwriter and musician for as long as he can remember and his goal is to be a producer and sound engineer.

 

The AKA Scholarship winner, Joshua van Zyl is from Ocean View and attributes his character and determination to his Cape Flats background. Experiencing the good with the bad, Joshua is determined to succeed and give back to his community.

 

Justin Williams, recipient of the Young Guru Scholarship is from Elsies River and is passionate about music and education and has never given up despite many obstacles over the years.

 

 

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In what promises to be a night filled with thrills and spills, the talented songstress Swazi will perform music from her latest album Worship Enlightened. Launched in front of a packed audience at Enlightened Christian Gathering and broadcasting live to millions of viewers on Prophetic Channel, this cemented her as firm household name.

swaziHer latest work sees her on a spiritual journey in enlightening her fans, with her breath-taking vocals she leaves you yearning for more! With a career that spans just over 13 years in the music industry, Swazi; as she now prefers to be known has released 6 albums and a live DVD under her belt and has proved that she is a force to reckon with in the music business.

 

Worship Enlightened is a 11-track album which Swazi and Prophet Bushiri co-wrote on tracks; Break every chain – track 1, Ask for rain – track 3 and It’s my time – track 8. Break every chain,  being the first single of the album has had a wide spread of popularity all over the world as indicated  by statistics of the Prophetic Channel App which  broadcasts to millions of people internationally.

 

The exclusive one night performance will see her belting out songs from the new album and classics that have gotten her critical acclaim from industry heavy weights. The album is released through Major1 Recordz, is available in select music stores nationwide and direct orders through Swazitainment since April 2016

To be part of this electrifying evening on the 28th July at 7PM hosted at The Fringe (Joburg Theatre) tickets will be sold at www.webtickets.co.za and Pick ‘n Pay for R150, limited seat available.  To interact with Swazi follow her on the following platforms:

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Hot on the heels of the release of South African musical legend Johnny Clegg’s brand new album of 17 remixed tracks – JOHNNY CLEGG: 2016, Jaron Clegg has released a breathtaking video for the single “Take My Heart Away.”

Jaron Clegg, who studied at The Vancouver Film School and currently works in LA as a film-maker, had already created a script for a short movie he had developed, and  during the process of remixing “Take My Heart Away” Johnny was imagining  a theme that would reflect the overwhelming power of the human spirit and remembered Jaron’s script.

jcgAfter much convincing, Jaron shortened the script and transformed it into a magnificent piece of art, using special CGI effects that took months to create. The effects developed included creating the South African Space Centre that we see in the film, as well as simulating rocket fire and smoke for the launch scenes. “It was challenging to streamline the visual effects work while writing, producing and directing the production,” explains Jaron.

The concept of the video “Take My Heart Away” is about the passion and the yearning to have your dreams and your spirit take you to a better place. The story follows a young township boy who escapes his township “life-world” on a space shuttle, which literally and figuratively launches him into the next plane of existence.  As Jaron so succinctly puts it, “It’s a journey of transcendence.”

When asked about making the video Jaron had this to say;

“It was quite an emotional project for me– making a film for my dad. I treated it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and pushed really hard to bring the script to life. I put a lot of pressure on myself to create something I could be proud of.”

The video was shot at Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind with the  amazing support of the staff and then moved on to Diepsloot Township for four days.  For Jaron this was a humbling, eye-opening experience for him and the crew as he explains, “The township community was so welcoming and supportive; we couldn’t have made this film without their blessings. We must also make mention of the extras that came from that community who got into the spirit of the project, and delivered beautiful and heart-warming moments in the film.”

Here’s the official link to the video https://youtu.be/lL4_flXbHhs

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Calling all #DelishFestFaithfuls for the biggest, best ever and most fabulous DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank. It’s back for the fourth year over two days 8-9 October, with the main headline act for Sunday, 9 October being none other than The Jacksons.

Following a short reunion of the band in 2010 for the Unity Tour the group played its last show together on December 9, 2010 in Osaka, Japan.  The previous reunion of the band, nearly 17 years after the group originally disbanded, was in September 2001 – at which time all six Jackson brothers reunited for two performances at Madison Square Garden for a 30th anniversary special commemorating

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The “King of Pop”, last played in South Africa during the HIStory Tour at King’s Park Stadium, Durban, nineteen years ago, on October 15, 1997, but this will mark the first ever performance of the original Jackson brothers as a group in South Africa

 

“October 9th 2016 will be historic: in our 50th anniversary year, it is the first time The Jacksons will unite to perform in South Africa. We couldn’t be more excited to close out the amazing DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. South Africans are a great musical people and we can’t wait to see Johannesburg come out and rock with us!”said Jackie Jackson

 

This is a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy your biggest all-time Jackson favourite hits like ‘Can you feel it’ and ‘ABC’ in a live outdoor setting with gourmet food and VIP hospitality options.

 

OnSaturday, fans can enjoyGrammy Award winning Producer/Artist/DJ, “Little” Louie Vega of Elements of Life fame. Elements of Life is a combinationofJazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with Vega’s golden touch as part of his critically acclaimed live orchestral project which was released in 2013.

 

Big billings on Saturday’s main stage line-up also goes to Arrested Development,Rollingstone Magazine’s band of the year in 1992, who went on to collect two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist & Best Rap Single (Album Tennessee). They were the first and last rap group to date to win the Grammy’s coveted Best New Artist award.

 

South Africa’s triple platinum selling trio, Mi Casa, will be one of the headlining acts on the main stage. The award winning group shot to fame in 2011 with “These Streets”, and has continued to reach new heights with every single and album released since. Their unique and relatable sound has ensured they keep the number one spot on South African radio charts; their latest single “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” being the number 1 most Shazam’ed song in South Africa for 6 consecutive weeks. Their broad popularity has ensured that they perform at sold out concerts all over the world: from Portugal, to Canada, to Holland and Kenya to name a few. They are now focused on tapping into more of their African market with their tour Mi Casa UNLOCK Africa. Mi Casa’s music transcends boundaries, inspiring every listener to dance and sing along.

 

De La Soul rounds out Saturday’s performance. The original hip hop triofrom New York City, who besides their musical style delivered us the iconic rapper style of baggy pants and hiker boots, also went platinum in the US and UK on their debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ in 1989.  This original rapper groupbrought us top hits such as ‘Ring ring ring’ and ‘Me Myself and I’. Since the 80s they have continued to influence many other rap and hip hop artists.

 

Sunday sees Louie Vega and Elements of Life on the main stage again.  They are joined by SA music star Lira – the multi-platinum selling and 11-times SAMA-winning afro-soul vocalist who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African soul” – and Roy Ayers.  Ayers, known as the “The Godfather of Neo Soul”, is a pioneer of jazz-funk and is a key figure in acid jazz which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk. He is most well-known for his signature compositions “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” and “Searchin” and is famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.

 

For a local flavour, our home-grown jazz and afro-pop vocalist Judith Sephuma will help to get you in the mood for the big act of the weekend.  Sephuma is known as South Africa’s “Best Jazz Vocalist” having won this title at the Old Mutual ‘Jazz into the Future’competition.

 

“The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, is the biggest and best of its kind in South Africa. This year is no exception. Ultimately, our sponsorship of the festival helps us to build meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, especially our loyal customers. For the first time in the festival’s history, DStv customers will receive an exclusive 20% discount on tickets to the festival. DStv customers can use their customer number to redeem their discount on the ticketing page from 29 June – 3 July. Come enjoy the amazing DStv Delicious Festival 2016 with us, More information on the DStv customer discount can be found on delicious.dstv.com” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, General Manager Marketing for MultiChoice.

 

DStv Delicious takes place this year for the first time at the 73ha 55-year old Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. The prime location, international recognition, world-class facilities, along with its nine entry and exit points make Kyalami the perfect venue choice.

The main stage will offer live performances presenting iconic music artists, while the Kaya FM Dance Stage will present a line-up of some of the hottest local and international DJs available.

Couple all this to the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food marketoffering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, includingReuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, Somizi, Callie-Anne andLet’s Call it Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone.

With multiple entrances and exits, a central location and oodles of parking, Kyalami will be a superb location for the DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival and with over 40,000 festival-goers expected overtwo days it looks set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime.

Gates will open at 10am each day; patrons can bring their own camping chairs and umbrellas. Nopicnic baskets, drinks or alcoholare allowed through the gates.Nedbank will provide ATM cash machines, but organisers advise visitors to plan and bring cash.

 

Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.co.za

General Access Day Pass: R475

General Access Weekend Pass: R810

Kids Zone: R100

Delicious Lounge Day Pass: R1250

Delicious Lounge Weekend Pass: R2100

Decadance Luxury Lounge: R3705

Decadance Weekend Pass: R5925

Jeep Luxury Ticket: R3950

Let’s Call It Brunch Day Pass: R2470

Let’s Call It Brunch Weekend Pass: R3970

 

 

 

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New faces of MOSHITO 2016 revealed

Posted by radio On June - 3 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition is coming into the 2016 instalment dressed in fresh threads and full of attitude. Fronted by a sassy new combo of ambassadors and sporting the theme The Revolution Could Not Be Televised, Moshito 2016 is all about the here, now, and relevant…revisited.

Faces of Moshito 2016After a successful run with last year’s ambassadors, kwela legend Lemmy “Special” Mabaso and hip hop grandmaster Emile YX?, the faces of Moshito 2016 are proof that the South African creative industry is vast and varied.

 

Enter to centre stage Rodger Lucey and Gigi LaMayne, the brand new ambassadors for Moshito 2016! This unlikely pairing is just the kind of fusion that shows off the diversity of Mzansi’s lekker richness and how arts unite all in their diversity.

 

 

Lucey, 62, is a musician, journalist, film maker, actor and educator. During the late 1970s and early 1980s his career as a musician was brutally curtailed by the South African Bureau of State Security as a result of Lucey’s protest songs being considered a “threat to the Apartheid State”. Although the Government was already aware of his anti-apartheid songs, the South African security apparatus only swung into action to wipe out Lucey’s career after he performed his “radical” songs, Lungile Tabalaza, Cross Roads and Thabane, on the Voice of America radio programme in 1979.

 

His young counterpart on Moshito, LaMayne, is a new generation female emcee who stormed her way into the male-dominated genre with the sassy song Ice Cream. Previously a struggling unsigned artist, Lamayne now sits pretty in the company of giant fellow stablemates Khuli Chana, Thembi Seete, Ms Cosmo, Muzart, and Major League DJz among other big names under Dream Team SA.

Her career is barely out of its infancy stage, and already she is a four time South African Hip Hop Awards winner, winning Best Female for two consecutive years (2013 and 2015), as well as winning Best Mixtape and Best Newcomer in 2013 and the Jack Daniels hip-hop competition in 2014 .

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Every year, the million-rand question at the South African Music Awards is: What’s in the bag? This year, it’s a R1.6-million question, because that’s how much the cool stuff in the coveted celebrity goodie bags is collectively worth.

On-stage presenters and live performers at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards will be rewarded for their efforts with complimentary goodie bags crammed with to-die-for swag – from exclusive beauty products to designer shades and sneakers, and from smooth-as-silk Scotch to funky socks and even bra lifts.

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Ever wondered how it feels to live like a bona fide star – the products they use, the brands they love, the food and beverages they party up a storm with? For those who fancy living vicariously through the 160 dynamic #SAMA22 performers and presenters, here’s an inside glimpse of what they’ll sashay away with after the awards ceremony at the Durban ICC this Saturday, 4 June 2016.

Each goodie bag will sport a pair of luxurious Ray-Bans – sunglasses that, over the past eight decades, have proved indispensable for cultural icons who don’t merely want to be seen… they want to be noticed.

 

Those shades will certainly come in handy after our lucky goodie bag recipients have tucked into their exclusive gifts from a C-Squared branded tie, bow tie and handkerchief to blended Scotch whisky Chivas Regal, premier wine estate Spier, and fine wine and spirit merchants Norman Goodfellows

 

They can freshen up again with Vita Coco, a refreshing, natural cocount water, as well as mugfuls of heavenly, piping-hot coffee courtesy of Album of the Year sponsor Nescafé. The nation’s movers and shakers will also be able to tackle the inevitable post-party munchies with lashings of scrumptious Häagen-Dazs – the essence of REAL ice cream – and Steers’ trademark flame-grilled burgers.

 

They’ll also score trendy Millé sports gear to look fabulous on and off the field, as well as Converse footwear – the only sneaker defined by those who wear them. Why not pair them with Stance Socks – a product as imaginative and individualistic as their people who wear it, like Will Smith and Rihanna?

 

In keeping with the music theme, there’s a special treat in the bag from Rocka, whose premium headphones and earphones are designed in collaboration with SA’s top music icons.

 

Feeling a bit flabby and saggy? The fitness programmes offered by Body 20 Studio deliver a stronger, fitter you in only 20 minutes per week. Plus, an unusual addition to the goodie bags is a nifty little handbag essential from Best Breast – instant adhesive breast lifts that mean you can kiss your bra goodbye!

 

Celebs need the ultimate in pampering and grooming products to help them rock all those red carpets, and the bags will be bulging with products and vouchers from the Beauty Factory (luxurious bath and body ranges at an affordable price), Beauty Fix (a recently launched South African skincare brand that the nation’s beauty editors are already raving about), Black Opal (cosmetics and skincare products for men and women of colour), Mizani (hairscare and styling products for natural and relaxed hair) and Candi & Co (a hair and beauty salon that wants you to #ownit).

 

Also helping our stars look sensational are brands such as Lip-Ice (the original lipcare product that’s been looking after South African lips since before you can remember), Malia Nail Care (which goes beyond nail polish to create a fashionable nail wardrobe), Smile Phela (to help you get that winning smile), SOHO (New York-style beauty and grooming) and Swiitch (a South African online beauty store founded by 15-year-old entrepreneur Rabia Ghoor in 2015).

 

After being showered with all these desirable gifts from leading brands, is it any wonder that Mzansi’s most dazzling and debonair performers and presenters look like a million bucks?

 

Don’t miss all the excitement and live entertainment of the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards on Saturday 4 June 2016, celebrating the crème de la crème of South African music talent. The ceremony will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8pm. Tickets for the live show are available at Computicket, starting at R350.

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Joyous Celebration heads to North West

Posted by radio On June - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Since its inception, MTN Joyous Celebration, has successfully managed to deliver unparalleled quality productions to millions of fans across the globe. From their majestic vocals and harmonies, to their signature dance moves and world class costumes, the internationally acclaimed gospel sensation continues to form a huge part of South Africa’s musical landscape.

 

 

Following the success of their performances in both Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, MTN Joyous celebration will once again deliver another stellar concert in the North West which carries the unique Joyous sounds through the musical guidance of its founding members, Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba.

MTN_Joyous_Celebrations_Show_Durban_26_July_2014_03Now in the fourth leg of their much-awaited national tour, MTN Joyous Celebration is heading to the North West on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 for a not to be missed one-night-only performance of their latest album release titled, Joyous 20.

 

 

From traditional Gospel to Avant-garde, Jazz and Rock, North West fans can look forward to a spiritually charged evening of praise and worship.

 

 

“Over the past 20 years, MTN Joyous Celebration concept has managed to build a legacy that has inspired several young aspiring musicians. And what better way to celebrate our very own talented young voices in the ensemble than on the eve of June 16, when the whole country will commemorate the youth of 1976. We’re looking forward to the youth in Mafikeng coming in their numbers to celebrate with us in song and dance as we reflect on our own successes”, commented Lindelani Mkhize.

 

 

“MTN Joyous Celebration 20 Tour has instilled pride and joy for us as partners. As we bring yet another exciting performance in North West, we are looking forward to interacting with the customers and rewarding them. We have no doubt that they will come in numbers to support the best of South African music talent”, added Larry Annetts: Chief Consumer Officer at MTN SA.

 

 

Tickets to the North West concert which is taking place at the Mmabatho Convention Centre on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 19h30 are now available at Computicket from R200.

 

 

Join the conversation on MTN Joyous Celebration social platforms; Facebook: My Joyous Celebration and Twitter: @JoyousSA

Tour Date
Mmabatho Convention Centre, James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 19:30 PM

 

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Nominees for BET Awards 2016 announced

Posted by radio On May - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

BET Africa, part of Viacom’s African multimedia entertainment portfolio, today announced the nominations for the 2016 “BET Awards” taking place at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 26 June, and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT.

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Recognising the growing international appeal of African contemporary artists, eight African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards. Leading the charge for South African music are hip hop giants AKA and Cassper Nyovest and dance/house legend Black Coffee, while Nigeria is represented by Wizkid (winner of the award in 2012) and Afro-pop diva, Yemi Alade.  East African sensation Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Ghana’s dancehall/R&B queen Mzvee and Cote D’Ivoire’s Coupé Decalé star Serge Beynaud round out the nominees for Africa.

 

Drake leads the list of entertainers nominated at this year’s awards with an impressive nine nominations including “Best Male Hip Hop Artist”, “Video of Year”, and “Best Collaboration” for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each with Beyoncé scoring nominations in “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year”, and “Best Collaboration” for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year” and “Best Collaboration” for “Work” featuring Drake. Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist”, while Chris Brown is also nominated in four categories including “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist” and “Video Director of the Year”.  Future could also walk away with four awards, including one for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist”.

 

Created in 2001, the BET Awards recognizes artists, entertainers, athletes and philanthropists across 20+ categories (nominees in further categories including “Best New Act: Viewer’s Choice”, and “Global Good” to be revealed at a later date).   This year’s broadcast celebrates 16 years of spectacular BET Awards performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent, and exquisite music, which has set the standard for music awards with highlights such as Alicia Keys performing during the PrinceLifetime Achievement Award” tribute (2010) and Michael Jackson taking the stage with James Brown (2003), to Beyoncé performing a lap dance for Terrence Howard (2005) and the reuniting of The Fugees (2005).

 

“Now in its sixteenth year, the BET Awards continues to honour some of today’s biggest names in music and entertainment along with legends in the industry,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “The nominees this year represent an incredible array of artists and exceptional athletes who inspire their fans around the globe.”

 

The complete list of nominees for the 2016 “BET Awards” are:

 

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)

BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

MZVEE (Ghana)

SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D’IVOIRE)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

ADELE

ANDRA DAY

BEYONCÉ

  1. MICHELLE

RIHANNA

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRYSON TILLER

CHRIS BROWN

JEREMIH

THE WEEKND

TYRESE

 

Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE

DRAKE & FUTURE

PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY

RAE SREMMURD

THE INTERNET

 

Best Collaboration

BIG SEAN FT. CHRIS BROWN & TY DOLLA $IGN – PLAY NO GAMES

BIG SEAN FT. KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND – ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

NICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ – FEELING MYSELF

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DRAKE

FETTY WAP

FUTURE

  1. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

DEJ LOAF

LIL KIM

MISSY ELLIOTT

NICKI MINAJ

REMY MA

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE  – WORK

 

Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM

CHRIS BROWN

COLIN TILLEY & THE LITTLE HOMIES

DIRECTOR X

HYPE WILLIAMS

 

Best New Artist

ALESSIA CARA

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

KEHLANI

TORY LANEZ

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

LECRAE

TAMELA MANN

TASHA COBBS

 

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

KERRY WASHINGTON

TARAJI P. HENSON

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

VIOLA DAVIS

 

Best Actor

ANTHONY ANDERSON

COURTNEY B. VANCE

IDRIS ELBA

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

O’SHEA JACKSON JR.

 

YoungStars Award

AMANDLA STENBERG

QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS

SILENTÓ

WILLOW SMITH

YARA SHAHIDI

 

Best Movie

BEASTS OF NO NATION

CONCUSSION

CREED

DOPE

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

 

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

CHEYENNE WOODS

GABRIELLE DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

 

Subway Sportsman of the Year

CAM NEWTON

KOBE BRYANT

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

STEPHEN CURRY

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER – DON’T

CHRIS BROWN – BACK TO SLEEP

DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – WHERE YA AT

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

 

Centric Award

ANDRA DAY – RISE UP

BEYONCÉ – FORMATION

  1. MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT

RIHANNA – BBHMM

THE INTERNET – UNDER CONTROL

 

Best International Act UK

KANO

KREPT & KONAN

LIANNE LA HAVAS

SKEPTA

STORMZY

TINIE TEMPAH

 

To vote for your favourite artist, please go www.betafrica.tv from 20 May to 2 June 2016.

 

 

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Mini presents a one night exclusive show with Goldfish live in concert at The Tin Factory in the heart of Johannesburg, Kramerville.

goldTheir North American tour is about to kick off and, while it may seem like their latest hit is cemented into the airwaves, getting hold of Goldfish is a slippery task.
Imagine a montage of club dance floors across the globe set to the soundtrack of that unmistakable Goldfish groove. barely time to take it all in before jetting from one festival to the next, and you get the idea – it’s been a frenetic few month, or some would argue a frenetic 10 years for one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports.

 

“Yeah, it’s been a crazy year,” agrees Dominic Peters, one half of the twosome, who’s responsible for keyboards, double bass, groove box and production.
Sharing the production side of things is his sonic sidekick David Poole, who also brings tenor and soprano sax, samplers, effects, mixing and engineering to the partnership.

 

You get the sense, though, that they’re not complaining – it’s a lifestyle that has become second nature to the apparently tenaciously laid-back Capetonians.

“We’ve been touring like mad and playing some incredible shows and festivals overseas. By May it suddenly hit us we’d already been to five continents. We haven’t managed to make it to Antarctica… yet.”

 

The two agree that playing for a home crowd is a special experience. “South Africa is our home country,” says Dom, “and we are lucky to have great support from home.”

 

Goldfish live defies everything audiences think they know about dance music, bringing an authenticity to a genre whose live facets are steeped in controversies around buttonpushing.

 

“When people walk out of the club after our show we want them to have a warmth – a stoke – that they didn’t have when they walked in. We don’t try to bully a crowd into our musical agenda; it’s about co-creating an awesome vibe and at the same time slipping in some new music they might not know yet. They still get what they wanted, but you’ve also given them something more, something they didn’t know they wanted,” says Dave.

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see this international standard South African act on home soil!

 

DATE: Saturday 4th June 2016
TIME: 5pm – 10pm
ADDRESS: 20 Archimedes Street, Johannesburg

General Access Tickets – R250
This is strictly a limited capacity show.
Tickets: http://afterhours.nutickets.co.za/4June

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