Delicious Festival in pictures

The first Delicious Food & Music Festival kicked off at the Blue Hills Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg at the weekend. The festival, presented by DStv, played host to some of the biggest names in the cooking and music industries. You’ll see them in the pics above 🙂 Great day out and hopefully the first of many to come.

Delicious Fest kicks off tomorrow

The first Delicious Food & Music Festival kicks off in Johannesburg tomorrow. The festival, presented by DStv in association with Checkers, Century Property Developments, Ocean Basket, Sunday Times and Sowetan, takes place at the Blue Hills Estate in Kyalami tomorrow and Sunday and it promises to be an absolute blast. If you look at the music lineup you’ve got the likes of Jamiroquai, Lira, Micasa, Danny K, Prime Circle, BlackByrd and Khuli Chana. If you’re a foodie, then you can look forward to seeing celebrity chefs, John Burton Race, Ed Baines and Aldo Zilli cooking up a storm alongside some of SA’s biggest names, including MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather. If your wives, GFs are dragging you to the festival, I’m sure there will be big screens up for you to catch the Bokke/ All Blacks game on SuperSport too. All covered 😉

Tickets are available at Computicket.

Website: www.deliciousfestival.com

Facebook: Delicious_Festival SA

Twitter:@DeliciousFestSa

Hashtags#DStvFood and DstvMusic

See you there?

Jamiroquai heading to SA

NEWSFLASH: International hitmaker, Jamiroquai is on his way to SA this October as part of DStv‘s Delicious  – The Internatioanl Food & Music Festival. He’ll be joined by a whole host of celebrity chefs and some of SA’s most loved stars come the 5 and 6th of October. Want to know who they are? Here’s just a little taster, Aldo Zilli, Ed Baines and John Burton Race make up the chef contingent, while Lira, Mi Casa, Prime Cirlce, Khuli Chana and Danny K will provide the musical entertainment alongisde JK.

For more information check out:
Facebook: Delicious Festival SA
Twitter:      @DeliciousFestSA.

Hashtag: #DStvFood/ #DStvMusic

Danny K releases Brown Eyes video

SA star, activist Danny K is back with a brand new single. It’s called Brown Eyes and it’s blazing at the moment. The song has been added to most of the radio playlists and with the video’s release, it’s bound to get loads of TV time and Internet views too. Good work Danny. Nice video too.

MTN SAMA 19 – First list of winners for 2013

Riot, Zahara
The 19th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) has arrived. The technical, non-broadcast or as host for the evening Tumi Morake said, the Tumi Show awards, were held in the Sun City resort on Friday evening. Some of the big nominees were in attendance, as were sponsors, media and other invited guests.

I was there tweeting, instagraming and filming (footage to follow soon). It was a lovely evening and this part of the awards weekend is always so enjoyable. It’s a nice way to ease into the festivities and it’s good to catch up with some of the nominees and winners. Here is a list of the winners from tonight:

Lifetime Achievement Awards – Presented by Ray Phiri & Vusi Mahlasela
Johannes Kerkorrel (posthumously)
Sizwe Zako
Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Khaya – For You

• Best Alternative Album
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox

• Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony – Orchestra

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

• Best Producer
Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe (Toya Delazy)

• Best Engineer
Mark Beling for Strong (BlackByrd)

• Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan for Honey Spiders – (The Parlotones)

• Remix of the Year
DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

• Best Live DVD
The Captured Tour Concert Film – Lira

Dr Thomas Chauke

• Best Selling DVD
Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City – Joyous Celebration

• Best Selling Album
Roeper – Theuns Jordaan

• Best Selling Tru-Tone
Follow Me – DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

• Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
Loliwe – Zahara

• Best Selling Full-Track Download
You’re The Voice- Shout/J23 – Artists for a safer South Africa

• SAMPRA AWARD
Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

Dr MalingaDr Malinga’s outfit deserves a mention (you decide whether it’s winning or not) but it had a lot of people talking… So I thought I should share the pic too.

Pics taken on my iPhone 5

Watch the new Shout video

Have you seen the new Shout 2012 video? Well if you haven’t, do so now. You can see it above. This is the second video and song created to support the Shout campaign, an initiative set up help reduce the drastically high crime statistics in South Africa. The campaign was set up be singers Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane back in 2010.

The response to the first song and video (click here to view it) was so overwhelming positive. The song went to number one on several radio charts across the country and proceeds raised from the downloads were donated to those affected by crime or to organisations who are battling the scourge of violence in our country.

In addition to releasing the new track, the team at Shout announced their new app. The app is available as of the 1st of April and will be available on Android devices now. It will allow you to see where the latest crime hotspots are in your area, how you can contact the police in case of an emergency and you can use Google maps to locate the nearest police station should you need one. This is a big move and I commend all involved in developing this app. For more information on the app and on how you can get your hands on a copy of the song, visit their official site:

http://www.shoutsa.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shoutsa

Or use this trend on Twitter #Shout2012

The new Shout SA video to be unveiled on Thursday

On Thursday the new Shout song and video will be unveiled. This is as part of the ongoing battle against the high crime rates we as South Africans are faced with on a daily basis. The movement was set up by musicians Danny K and Kabelo “Bouga Luv” Mabalane in 2010 in which their focus was on “ACTIVATING RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP”. More on the movement:

We are a movement committed to a safer South Africa by activating & accepting personal responsibility for our own actions that will contribute to a better country by observing and respecting ourselves, one another & the law of the land.
We love Justice! We stand for Peace! We love S.A.

The Shout campaign saw a whole host of big names from the entertainment industry pledging their support to making a better South Africa for all. The song was a remake of the Tears For Fears classic of the same name. Proceeds from the downloads were donated to initiatives that support victims of crime and projects for the prevention of crime.

So now they’re back and they’re ready to unveil the new track. Check out the official trailer below:

I’ll be at the launch on Thursday, hopefully chatting to some of the artists involved this year. Stay tuned.

Danny K gets engaged


A big congratulations and Mazeltov go out to singer Danny K and his now fiance Lisa Gundelfinger. The two announced their engagement yesterday. I’m friends with Danny’s dad, Gavin (Pappa K) on Facebook and so the news came up in my newsfeed this morning. Gavin said, ”

“Our family is happy & proud to announce that Danny & Lisa are engaged. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Congrats to the happy couple. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness, love and fond memories.

Idols SA is back

American Idol is over and in fear of suffering from Idols withdrawals, the singing contest contest with the new season of South African Idols. The show, in its seventh season, kicked off last night with the regulars ProVerb (as host), Gareth and Randall as judges, but there is no Mara Louw this year. Are you happy/ sad? I know I feel feel because one of my favourite people in this industry, Unathi Msengana has now officially replaced Mara. Unathi is no stranger to the industry. She works alongside Glen Lewis and Mel Bala on the morning show on Metro FM and has been on radio for many a year. She’s also no stranger to TV, having presented on shows like Castle Loud and Top Billing in the past. PLUS, she’s a muliple SAMA-nominated singer, who is set to release her third album soon and she has just become a mother for the second time. Congrats go out to her and hubby Thomas on the arrival of their little princess btw.

So in short, I think the judging panel on Idols is now complete and perfect. Did you watch the show last night? What did you think of the new judge? What did you think of “I can’t say no” guest judge Danny K, cold-as-ice Randall and “say it like it is” Gareth Cliff? Did you see pillow boy and the soon-to-be married couple? Holler and for more on the show, check out the official website.

Joburg Day- Rad to the max!


Over the weekend I attended my fourth Joburg Day. The annual music festival is organized by regional station 94.7 Highveld Stereo. The guys do a fantastic job each year, by showcasing some of South Africa’s best musical talent. It’s grown so substantially in recent years that the organisers have changed venues to accommodate the bigger crowds. For the second year running the event has been held at the Riversands Farm, north of the city. In my four years of going I haven’t known it to be sold out, but this year Joburg Day was officially sold out. Over 16 000 were there. Nice. I say over 16 000 because it was packed and I’m sure the security guards were a bit lenient at the entrance (cash in pocket). That wasn’t a major issue though.


My friends and I headed off to the Castle beer tent, where we sat in the sun listening to the music coming from the stage. As you’ll see in the picture on the right, my good mate Mike was heavily influenced by one of the stars on the lineup, Mr Jack Parow. I was so bleak I missed him. He was on stage early in the day because he had another gig. Oh the life of a rockstar. There were a couple of Jack Parow inspired outfits come to think of it… “Cooler as ekke”
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