Ne-Yo returns to SA for MTV Africa Music Awards 2015

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Tell your MAMA that R&B superstar NE-YO is on his way back to Mzansi. The Grammy winner will be out here for the MTV Africa Music Awards, going down in KZN on the 18th of July.
On performing in Durban for the first time, the R&B crooner said, “I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store Durban! I hope you’re ready, because I am!”

 

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Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “We are very excited to welcome NE-YO to MAMA 2015 for his first ever appearance in Durban.  As a sensational live perfomer and truly accomplished R&B star, NE-YO’s an all-round class act who will greatly complement the African performers on the show.”
I’ve had the privilege of meeting NE-YO. As a fan and as reporter, I can tell you he is one of the nicest, most humble people in the industry. He’s a talent to behold and trust me, if you’re going to be at the MAMAs, you will not be disappointed.

Tickets for the MAMAs are on sale at Computicket now. Visit the site for more details and to join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2015.

 

 

 

Jeannie D launches her own fragrance

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She’s one of the most bubbly people on TV. Her infectious presenting style and laughter, coupled with her superstar looks have made Jeannie D one of the most loved South African celebrities. Now the star is adding another feather to her cap in the form of a fragrance. Jeannie D has launched her signature perfume called Jeannie in a Bottle. She describes the fragrance as something of a ‘sophisticated’ nature, which sums her up just perfectly.
“This is an absolute dream come true for me. I just love the jasmine-floral profile of this fragrance and have no doubt that others will absolutely adore it too”,

The fragrance was developed by Luzi Switzerland and is packaged by Creighton Products in Durban. She together with her partners at Forma Cosmetics sifted through over 50 combinations before settling on sophisticated floral and spicy-woody middle notes. There’s also a little bit of amber, musk, tonka bean and vanilla. If you’re interested in purchasing the fragrance you can buy it at www.forma-cosmetics.com from R329.99. It will also be available at Clicks stores on the 1st of December 2013, just in time for Christmas 😉

Hopefully when Jeannie and Janez are finished shooting this season of Top Travel, she’ll be available for an interview with me to discuss this more. I’ll keep you posted on that front, but for now a big congratulations must go out to Jeannie!!

Bryan Adams heading back to South Africa in 2014

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Attention Bryan Adams fans, the star is heading back to South Africa. Big Concerts confirmed the news earlier this morning. He’ll be heading back to the country as part of his Bare Bones World Tour. January is usually a kak month finacially, so if you have some extra money lying around now, then go and get your tickets on Friday the 4th.

Dates are as follows:

Saturday 25th January 2014

Sunday 26th  January 2014

Big Top Arena, Carnival City 

 

Cape Town – Presented by 567 CapeTalk and M-Net

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Grand Arena, Grand West

 

Port Elizabeth – Presented by Algoa FM and M-Net

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Feather Market Centre

 

Durban – Presented by East Coast Radio and M-Net

Friday 31st January 2014

Here’s a few highlights from his last tour:

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Miller BOOMTOWN presents Kendrick Lamar

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I know a lot of you are going to absolutely love this news. Rapper and all round superstar, Kendrick Lamar is heading to South Africa. The good folks at Miller are bringing the star to Mzansi as part of their Miller BOOMTOWN three-city tour. He’ll be rocking out in Cape Town on the 7th of November, followed by Jozi on the 8th and Durban get its chance on the 9th. Tickets start at R350-00 and go up R1900. Check out the full press release below for more information:

 

Cape Town, South Africa Miller Genuine Draft today announced the return of Miller BOOMTOWN featuring international acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar LIVE in SA this summer. The three-city South African tour kicks off at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 7th November before moving to Johannesburg Stadium on the 8th November and Durban’s Wave House on the 9th November priced at R350-R1900.

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2013 MTV VJ Search rolls into Durbs

image001If you want to know one thing about it, it’s that I always wanted to be an MTV VJ. I had aspirations of being a VJ on the hugely popular show, TRL… I mean who didn’t want to interview some of the biggest names in the game, live and direct from Times Square in New York City (only the best city in the world might I add). Sadly, the closest I got to that was actually being an audience member back in 2007 and shortly after the MTV pulled the plug on the show.

The dream of working in NYC is still there and maybe it will be more behind the scenes at MTV, but that’s a side note. If you’re young, funky, fresh and fly and you want to work at MTV Base then here is your chance. The music network is once again embarking on its VJ search and you could be the chosen one. Auditions take place in Umhlanga this weekend and if you think you have what it takes to join the likes of Sizwe, Nomuzi Mabena and many others then head on down to Gateway Theatre of Shopping this Saturday. Full press release below: Continue reading “2013 MTV VJ Search rolls into Durbs”

It’s Snoop Lion weekend in SA

snoop-lion-allstars-281x211You’ll know by now that Snoop Lion is jetting into Durban in the next day or so. This is ahead of Saturday’s MTV Africa All Stars concert, which is taking place at the People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. I’m heading down on Saturday to hopefully catch Snoop on camera, as well as some of the other acts. Side note, I’m happy the Durbanites are getting a concert for once.. I know y’all often feel left out, so here’s to making you happy*

And with that, I can let those of you in Cape Town and in Jozi know that Snoop will be in your hood too. He’ll be out at the Ellis Park Arena on Sunday evening, followed by a concern at the Grand Area GrandWest on the 21st. AKA and Jack Parow will be the support acts for ‘the Lion’.

Tickets Available at: www.computicket.com:

Johannesburg 19 May –Ellis Park Arena:

·         Golden Circle R650

·         Regular seated and standing R350

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Snoop Lion heads to South Africa

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Lighters up peops, Snoop Lion is on his way to South Africa this May. He’ll be heading out to the sunny shores of Durban to headline the MTV Africa All Stars Concert on the 18th of May. The former Dogg now Lion said he was excited about heading out to SA again. “I’m honoured to bring this important message of peace and love to South Africa,” said Snoop Lion. “This is the motherland and a place of so much history and strife. I hope that this concert reminds us it is also a place of joy, love, celebration and peace – which is very much in line with where I am as an artist right now. I want to thank all the incredible artists joining me and props to MTV for sharing this important moment with the world.”

While on stage at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the star is without a shadow of a doubt, going to share experience of his putting together his latest release, REINCARNATED. In case you don’t know, it’s his multi-media project capturing Snoop’s exploration of reggae music and spiritual growth.

More details on this and the MTV Africa All Stars event coming soon, but in the mean time check out www.mtvbase.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica, using the hashtag #AfricaAllStars.