Jimmy Nevis – 7764 music video

One of SA’s brightest young stars has to be Jimmy Nevis. Love this guy’s style, his music and his new song is an absolute cracker. It’s called 7764 and the video is out. Check it out below:

If you, like me, are a fan of Jimmy follow him on the social networks:


One Direction in SA – all you need to know

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One Direction fans across the globe are waking up heartbroken this morning, following yesterday’s breaking news about member Zayn Malik’s decision to leave the band. It’s especially heartbreaking for many young South African fans, who were hoping to see all five members performing in the country this weekend. Alas, it’s not meant to be. The other four will be around to entertain you, but I don’t want you to be disappointed by anything else pertaining to the band. So in light of that, you need to take note of the following concert information:

28th and 29th March 2015 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

All you need to know to make sure you get into the stadium as safe and conveniently as possible:


Gates Open: 4pm

Support – Johnny Apple: 7pm

One Direction: 8.30pm

Restricted access No camping will be allowed outside the venue.
No persons will be allowed to queue outside the venue until 10am on the day of the show. If you fail to comply with this requirement and refuse to vacate the area after being instructed to do so by security and/or SAPS, we reserve the right to confiscate your ticket and escort you from the venue. In the case of an unaccompanied minor your parents / guardian will be contacted to collect you from the venue and if they fail todo so within a reasonable time we will contact City social services.

Please note: You risk missing the show without the option of a refund if you chose to ignore this very important safety & security requirement.

Make sure you book your transport ticket before the show day:
Park and Ride: Book at Computicket

Park and Rail – Click link to view schedule:


Parking: Book at Computicket

Drop and Stay/Go: Book at Computicket. This option is for people that won’t be attending the show but wish to drop-off and collect an attendee before or after the concert. This ticket entitles you to stay in this area during the concert; it is a secure area outside the venue but does not entitle you to enter the venue or escort anyone into the venue.

Connection Hub: A hub has been created at the Drop & Stay point to connect lost people and communicate with the Event Organisers.
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KFM’s Ryan O’Connor to host Power Couple SA


M-Net’s new reality show, Power Couple is already in production. The contestants have been selected and from what I’ve heard they’re already in their mansion in Cape Town. The new show is going to be a breath of fresh air when it comes to reality TV and someone who is going to help bring the show to life is KFM radio personality, Ryan O’Connor. The news was made official earlier today – and it was done in a very nontraditional fashion when it comes to casting.

94.7’s Darren ‘Whackhead’ Simpson was asked to play the role of someone from M-Net, who Ryan was seemingly waiting to hear from about the gig. For nine minutes or so Whackhead puts different challenges and scenarios to Ryan, who takes it in his stride…. Until it comes to a bullfrog. Wondering what I’m on about? Have a listen here. 

Shortly after Whackhead made it known that this was all a big prank, M-Net CEO for South Africa, Yolisa Phahle then stepped in to make it official. “You got the gig. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome you to the M-Net family. We wanted a new face for this big new show and we know that some of the best television presenters come from radio.”

Congrats to Ryan. He is no stranger to our TV screens, but I’m happy that someone different was selected this time. I look forward to seeing more when Power Couple kicks off in August. For more on the show go to www.mnet.tv/powercouplesa

Sidebar, it reminded me of a prank I pulled with Whackhead a few years back. Have a look:




Vote for your Kia Record of the Year winner

Last week I shared a list of this year’s SAMA nominees (click here to view them) and now you get the chance to be involved. Every year the Record of the Year nominees invite fans to vote for their favourite songs, artists. Wondering who made the cut this year? Check out the nominees below:

Vote for the KIA Record of the Year by SMSing the keyword next to your favourite track (e.g. KIA 1) to 33123:
KIA 1  Build It Up – Monark
KIA 2  Busa – Euphonik, Bob’Ezy & Mpumi
KIA 3  Caracara – K.O ft. Kid X
KIA 4  Congratulate – AKA
KIA 5  Easy to Love –  Bucie ft Heavy K
KIA 6  Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg
KIA 7  Rafael – Beatenberg
KIA 8  Rainbow – Black Motion ft. Xoli M
KIA 9  Turn You On – Mi Casa
KIA 10  Y Tjukutja – Uhuru ft. Professor, Oskido & DJ Bucks

No Cassper Nyovest? According to The Juice, he aint happy about it…

And the 2015 SAMA nominees are…


And the nominees for the South African Music Awards XXI:
• Album of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
K.O.                         Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi    Vulani
The Soil                   Nostalgic Moments

• Duo or Group of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Bittereinder              Skerm
BlackByrd                Home
McCoy Mrubata       Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2
The Soil                   Nostalgic Moments

• Female Artist of the Year
Bucie                       Princess of House (Easy to Love)
Lulu Dikana             I Came to Love
Maleh                      You Make My Heart Go
Moneoa                   Ndim Lo
Simphiwe Dana       Firebrand

• Male Artist of the Year
AKA                         Levels
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
Jimmy Nevis           The Masses
K.O.                         Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi    Vulani

• Newcomer of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
Duncan                   Street Government
Howie Combrink     Eat it While it’s Hot
Jeremy Loops         Trading Change

• Best Rock Album
aKing                   Morning After
Prime Circle         Let the Night In
Reburn                 Majestic
Taxi Violence       Tenfold
Zebra & Giraffe    Knuckles

• Best Pop Album
Beatenberg           The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Jimmy Nevis         The Masses
Monark                  Negatives
The Kiffness          KIFF
Toya Delazy          Ascension

• Beste Pop Album
Bobby van Jaarsveld  Maak ’n Wens
Eden                           Nooit Oud Raak Nie
Kurt Darren                 Lied vir die Vrou
Nádine                        Skildery
Riana Nel                    Die Regte Tyd

• Best Adult Contemporary Album
Arno Carstens             Lightning Prevails
BlackByrd                    Home
Howie Combrink          Eat it While it’s Hot
Josie Field                   S’bongile
Niemand                      Back Again

• Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Adam Tas                    Want Jy is Boer
Chris Chameleon & Posduif
Daniella Deysel
Dewald Wasserfall      #EkEnJy
Dozi                             Hande Vol Genade
Pieter Koen                 Wat die Hart Van Vol Is

• Best African Adult Album
Kelly Khumalo              Back to My Roots
Maleh                           You Make My Heart Go
Max-Hoba                     Travelling Man
Ringo Mandlingozi        Vulani
Simphiwe Dana             Firebrand

• Best Alternative Album
Bittereinder                   Skerm
Bye Beneco                  Space Elephant
Dassie                           Mistress
Jeremy Loops               Trading Change
Tailor                             Light

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Afrotraction                   For the Lovers
Lulu Dikana                   I Came to Love
Moneoa                         Ndim Lo
The Soil                         Nostalgic Moments
Vusi Nova                      Did It for Love

• Best Rap Album
AKA                               Levels
Duncan                          Street Government
Cassper Nyovest           Tsholofelo
K.O.                                Skhanda Republic
Reason                           Audio High Definition

• Best Kwaito Album
L’vovo Derrango              The Boss
Phi & Ginger                    Licence to Hustle
Professor                         University of Kalawa Jazmee Since 1994
Thebe                              Legend
Trompies                         Delicious

• Best Dance Album
Black Motion                    Fortune Teller
Bucie                                Princess of House (Easy to Love)
Cuebur                             The Brand New Me: Soul Candi Sessions 2015 (Disc 2)
Da Capo                           Da Capo
DJ Clock                           The 4th Tick: A Clockumentary

• Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Andile KaMajola                Chapter 6 Ujehova Ungibiyele
Rebecca Malope               Ama VIP
Rofhiwa Manyaga             Victory in the Blood
S’fiso Ncwane                   Bayede Baba
Worship House                 Live Project 11

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Khaya Mthethwa               The Uprising (Limited Edition)
Loyiso Bala                        Power Love Sound
Ndo Dlakadla                     Rhythm of Worship
Tebello Sukwene               He’s Alive
Word and Life                     Freedom

• Best Traditional Music Album
Botlhale Boikanyo              Spoken Word & Music
Brian Finch                         Living for Yesterday
Imfez’emnyama                  Palesa
Impumelelo                         Isiporoporo
Qadasi (David Jenkins)       Uhambo Olusha

• Best Maskandi Album
Abakwamnyandu                KoMalume
Amawele Ka Mamtshawe   Mhla Uphelamandla
Ichwane Lebhaca               Ohulumeni
Maqhinga Radebe              iFacebook
Thokozani Langa                Igema Lami

• Best Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli                    African Time Quartet in Concert
Kyle Shepherd Trio            Dream State
Marcus Wyatt &                  Maji Maji in the Land of Milk and Honey
Language 12
McCoy Mrubata    Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2
Nduduzo Makhathini           Mother Tongue

• Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
CH2 Guitar Duo                 Soos in die Ou Dae
Charl du Plessis Trio          Baroqueswing
Tony Cox                            Padkos
University of Pretoria           Phoenix Camerata
Wouter Kellerman               Winds of Samsara

• Best Live DVD
Benjamin Dube Renewal in His Presence (producers: Aubrey Peacock & Benjamin Dube)
Krone    Krone Live (producer: Ben Heyns)
Lira    First Decade (producer: Robin Kohl)
Spirit of Praise Spirit of Praise Vol. 5 (producers: Aubrey Peacock, Benjamin Dube & Oupa Montshiwagae)
Various Artists   Innibos is Groot 2014 ‘Live’ (producer: Barry Pretorius)

• Best Collaboration
AKA ft. K.O.                 Run Jozi
Cassper Nyovest ft.     Gusheshe
DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg   Pluto
K.O. ft. Kid X                    Caracara
The Soil ft. Ladysmith      Hamba Uyosebenza
Black Mambazo

• Best Music Video of the Year
Alessio Bettocchi (director)  Yaya by DJ Dimplez ft. Dream Team & Anatii
Mzi Kumalo (director)         Turn You On by Mi Casa
Ryan Kruger (director)                      Let the Night In by Prime Circle
Kyle Lewis (director)  In Defence of My Art by Tumi Molekane
Zakes Bantwini (director)  Ghetto by Zakes Bantwini

• Best Producer of the Year
Lulu Dikana & Powella Tiemo    I Came to Love by Lulu Dikana
Ewald Jansen van Rensburg   Negatives by Monark
Denholm Harding   Let the Night In by Prime Circle
David Scott    KIFF by The Kiffness
Wouter Kellerman &  Winds of Samsara by Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej

• Best Engineer of the Year
Brian O’Shea, Crighton   Johnny Apple by Johnny Apple
Goodwill & Marius Brouwer

Dave Reynolds & Peter  The Light of Day by Dave Reynolds

Peter Auret    Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2 by McCoy Mrubata
Brendyn ‘Rusti’ Rossouw  Let the Night In by Prime Circle
Jürgen von Wechmar,   Ascension by Toya Delazy
Rogan Kelsey, Ross Fink
& Jaziel Sommers

• Remix of the Year
DJ Sbu, Robbie Malinga        Indlela Yam by DJ Sbu
& Mojalefa Thebe
Select Play                              Tsiki Tsiki Remix by Duncan
Goldfish Moonwalk Away (Goldfish Moon Landing Mix) Radio Edit by Goldfish
Heavy K                  Personal Paradise by Danny K featuring Donald
Riky Rick                                   Amantombazane by Riky Rick

Category winners to be announced at the awards ceremony:
• International Achievement Awards
• Lifetime Achievement Awards

• Best Selling Album
• Best Selling DVD
• Best Selling Mobile Music Download
• Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
• Best Selling Full-Track Download

• Highest Airplay of the Year

Note the Kia Record of the Year nominees will be announced on Live Amp tomorrow night at 21:00. The awards will once again be at Sun City. The date is confirmed for the 19th of April. See you there.

K.O ft Nandi Mngoma – Skhanda Love

Here’s a song I’m absolutely loving at the moment. It’s called Skhanda Love and it’s by K.O. For this one, he has enlisted the help of the beautiful and super talented, Nandi Mngoma. Have  a watch and a listen:

The song reminds me of the 2002 hit by Nelly and Kelly Rowland. It’s got the same sort of feel and at the time, that was my favourite tune. So I think some thirteen years on, it’s time I have an update.

Madonna ‘Carries On’ despite her fall at The Brits

Why is Madonna known as the Queen of Pop? Because she’s the ultimate professional and let this be a case in point. Last night the star performed her new single at the Brit Awards. While the performance looked like it was going to be yet another impressive performance by the star, a slight change in plans threatened to ruin the moment. Madge slipped off the day! Ouch, but instead of running away in tears, she took her lyrics to heart and carried on. Check it out:

Hope she has some disprins ;) Big up Madge.

Brit Award winners:

British Female Solo Artist
Paloma Faith

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran

British Group
Royal Blood

International Female Solo Artist
Taylor Swift

International Male Solo Artist
Pharrell Williams

International Group
Foo Fighters

British Breakthrough
Sam Smith

Critics’ Choice
James Bay

British Producer Of The Year
Paul Epworth

British Album
Ed Sheeran, X

British Single
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

British Video
One Direction, “You & I”

All the 2015 Oscar winners

The 2015 Academy Awards have just wrapped up in LA. I’m going to be completely honest, the musical performances saved the show. Neil Patrick Harris was trying too hard, making inappropriate jokes and bringing to light those who weren’t nominated constantly. Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons delivered two really great speeches and that’s pretty much it. If you missed them, here are the winners:






Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”



Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

I read an article that said that winning an Oscar makes you lives five years longer. If that is true, I thank the Academy because I husband is five years younger than me.


Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”



J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

“Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you everyone involved in making Whiplash.” He thanks his wife and kids in a moving tribute to her. “You are a reflection of your mother. Call your mom, call your dad. Don’t text them. Tell em you love them and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you”



Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

“Jesus. Thank you to the Academy. To my beautiful, powerful nominees”



Alejando G. Inarritu, “Birdman”



Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo, “Birdman”



Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”



“Ida,” Poland

“How did I get here? We made a film about black and white and the need for silence and here we are at the epicentre of noise and attention. Life is full of surprises. I’d like to thank the Academy. I’d like to thank the people who backed our film.”



“Big Hero 6″



Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”



Tom Cross, “Whiplash”



Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, “American Sniper”



Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, “Whiplash”



Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration), “The Grand Budapest Hotel”



Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“Thank you Wes. This is you. You’re a great inspiration. You inspire all of us. If it wasn’t for you, I couldn’t have done. And thank you, all of you.”



Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”



“Glory” by Common and John Legend, “Selma”



“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier



Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, “Interstellar”



“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″






“The Phone Call”.

“We’d like to thank all the volunteers around the world who give their time for nothing.







Beyonce’s Stevie Wonder Tribute Performance

I love Stevie Wonder. He is one of the most incredible artists in the world of music and his music resonates with everyone; black, white, young and old. This year the Grammys decided to honor the man who has brought so much soul and joy to our lives, by putting on the Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute. And who better than Beyonce to lead the pack with an incredible nine minute salute. The diva brought her AA-Game to the performance, encouraging everyone to stand up if they love Stevie…. So obviously everyone did! She was joined by Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. on stage. Missed it? Check this out:

All the 2015 Grammy winners

Album of the Year
Beck Morning Phase

Record of the Year
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Song of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something” – WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to CheekWINNER

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water” – WINNER

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind” – WINNER
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