It’s about time Boom Shaka’s story is told

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It’s about time that Boom Shaka gets its own biopic. Sowetan has learned that renowned local producer Legend Manqele, through his production company Barleader, is in the early development stage of bringing a biopic about the iconic 1990s kwaito group to the small screen. Although Manqele didn’t want to give too much information away at this stage, he confirmed that it would be a TV series. “I can definitely confirm that I’m developing a Boom Shaka biopic and it’s going to be amazing. I can’t reveal any production processes, but…

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Prison soccer match produces unexpected reunion of DJ Cleo and Brickz

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A football event at Krugersdorp prison this week brought with it the unexpected reunion of DJ Cleo and his protégé, Sipho “Brickz” Ndlovu, who is serving 15 years behind bars for rape, at the correctional services facility on the West Rand.  Award-winning music producer Cleo, whose real name is Cleopas Monyepao, was part of a group of former local professional soccer players who were invited to the centre as part of an initiative by nonprofit organisation Humanitarian Empowerment Fund to help with the rehabilitation of inmates, among them the fallen kwaito star…

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Boity Thulo shakes up SA hip hop fraternity

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Boity Thulo is not letting up on her new found career as a music artiste, releasing a new single last week that she said was partly inspired by the late Motswako rapper HHP. After the runaway success of her first ever single Wuz Dat late last year, the TV star announced this week that she was dropping a second single this weekend named Bakae. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Boity said she wanted to do something different with Bakae. Bakae, a Ganja Beatz produced track is a tongue-in-cheek response to all those that have come at the…

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Diamond Platnumz wants his wedding date declared as a public holiday in Tanzania

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Diamond Platnumz wants Tanzanian government to consider declaring a national holiday on the day he will get married to his Kenyan model girlfriend, Tanasha Donna Barbieri. In a recent interview in Tanzania, Diamond explained that he wants the government to consider his wish so that all his family members can attend the ceremony. “The reason why we had to change the date is because Tanasha’s mother will be working on Valentine’s Day. I do not want a small wedding, if it is possible I would like the government to consider…

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Lauryn Hill: I’m definitely coming to South Africa

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US star Lauryn Hill has confronted rumours that she and NAS were set cancel their SA concert this weekend‚ telling her fans that nothing could be further from the truth. Lauryn will be in town on Saturday‚ February 2‚ to perform with Nas as part of her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour. The star has become notorious for showing up very late or not showing up at all to her shows. So‚ jaded fans have been hesitant to buy tickets for the show‚ fearing a last-minute cancellation.…

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Singer, Diamond Platnumz and his new girlfriend, Tanasha step out in style

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Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz and his new Kenyan girlfriend, Tanasha Donna are still going strong since reports of them dating hit media radar. The couple have always been shuttling between Tanzania and Kenya since they started dating in December and have hardly been apart for more than a week. This is the singer’s first serious relationship since he was dumped on February 14th, 2018, by the mother of his first two kids, Zari Hassan.

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Bev Sibanda popular in South Africa

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EROTIC dancer Beverly Sibanda is doing well in South Africa but is coming back to Zimbabwe for a series of shows. Bev had relocated to South Africa and been virtually forgotten, until some weeks ago when Zimdancehall’s man of the moment Enzo Ishall’s song 50 Magate went viral. Soon a 50 Magate challenge ensued with many videos of gyrating women being poured water on their buttocks mimicking clay pots used by prophets to exorcise them of their raunchy dance demon, as purported by the song, emerged. In typical Bev fashion,…

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Actress Ntando Duma hangs out dirty linen

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TV personality Ntando Duma has aired her baby daddy drama in public. Taking to social media yesterday, the Gqom Nation presenter dished all the dirt of Junior De Rock – her musician ex-boyfriend and father of her one-year-old daughter. Duma was sent reeling after Junior donated computers and stationary to Wiggins secondary school in his hometown in Durban. “How does one have so much audacity to give back and invest so much to an entire community when they can’t give back to their own children?” she posted in a tweet…

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Danai Gurira speaks on Zimbabwean identity

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HOTSHOT Hollywood actress Danai Gurira has said she struggled to nail down her true identity in the earliest stages of her life, as she grappled with life in what was then a recently liberated Zimbabwe in the 1980s. Gurira has over the last few years become one of Hollywood’s brightest lights, with roles as a zombie slayer on The Walking Dead and blockbuster movie Black Panther enhancing her reputation in the home of film and television. However, while she is now celebrated as one of the Africa’s greatest exports to…

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Moonchild Sanelly:’We need to talk about sex for the children’s sake’

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Moonchild Sanelly left Mzansi shook many times in 2018 by her unfiltered and often blatant comments about sex. Moonchild has been dubbed as sexually liberated by her fans and inappropriate and obsessed with sex by those who don’t understand what she stands for.  But, speaking to TshisaLIVE, she explained that there was a deeper logic behind Moonchild. “I am about representing everyone that has sex and part of that is helping the children know what is inappropriate for adults to do to them. If a child gets violated, they have…

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