What’s in the R2-million SAMA XXI goodie bags?

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Each and every year the Sun City Superbowl comes to life, as the who’s who from the South Africa music industry descend on the entertainment complex for the annual South African Music Awards. This year the SAMA team are celebrating twenty one years and it will no doubt be an incredible evening. The awards go down on the 19th of April and those lucky enough to be presenting, performing or hosting will be given yet another incredible goodie bag and this year’s goodie bags are valued at a whopping R2-million bucks combined. Shame ne? And these celebs hardly need any of this stuff 😉 Check this out

 

  • Complimentary Twisp e-cigarette, complete with accessories. You know it’s trendy to Twisp and not actually smoke anymore, so this is clever. The Super Bowl might be all Twisped out though… the haze of Twisp 🙂
  • Ray-Ban is back again and handing out some their most stylish sunnies
  • They’re getting a classy Converse watch too and trust me, if my movie screening prizes were anything to go by, these watches will be rocking
  • Miglio Designer Jewellery is supplying a set of exquisite Swarovski crystal earrings for the women and a bracelet for the men, with John Craig chipping in a handsome wallet.
  • Toe Porn will be handing out some funky socks, hoodies from Le Coq Sportif will be in the bags, which is perfectly timed for Fall and Winter. There are T-shirts from Cipo & Baxx, with Pamela Mann tucking some fashionable leggings in to the bags for good measure
  • Rocka is throwing in some earphones as well as terrific caps. I love my headphones… Mi Casa and Danny K’s are my favourites
  • Products from Mizani, Mia Rose perfume and Body Essence tissue oil courtesy of Avroy Shlain, Candi & Co hair styling vouchers and Moroccan Oil gift sets, and Iman make-up products.

#NOTKAK!!!
The annual XXI Annual South African Music Awards will be broadcast live on SABC 1 on Sunday, 19 April 2015 from 20h00. If you, like me, wont be at Sun City this year, you can watch all the action on the mobi site www.samatv.mobi

Nicki Minaj to headline TribeOne Dinokeng Festival

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US rapper and actress Nicki Minaj is set to headline to the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival in South Africa this September. The festival is being dubbed the biggest music event the continent has ever experienced. It’ll take place in the city of Tshwane from 26-28th of September. Nicki isn’t the only artist on the bill (obvious statement much?). She’ll be joined by some 150 artists from around the continent and the world, including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, J Cole, Kid Ink, Keko, AKA, Xtatic, Khuli Chana, Naava Grey, Kwesta, Liquideep, Fally Ipupa, Redsan, Takeifa, Souadou, Ousmane, Ba’ponga  among many others.

Nicki seems to be all kinds of excited about (finally) coming to Mzansi and performing on the 28th:

 

You’ve probably been paid this month, so take some of your hard-earned cash and get your tickets now. Simply click on the links below for more information:

http://www.tribeonefestival.com/tickets/

http://www.tribeonefestival.com/tickets-tribecamp/

http://www.tribeonefestival.com/tickets-parkandride/

Also, get involved in the social platforms:

www.tribeonefestival.com

www.tribeonefestival.mobi

www.facebook.com/tribeonefest

twitter.com/tribeonefest or Twitter Hashtag: #TribeOneFest

Instagram: @TribeOneFest

I’ll be heading off to New York and hopefully Toronto and LA in September, so I’m going to miss this, but you can feedback and let me know what the festival was like. I’ll go out on a limb here, and say it’s going to be epic.com!

Q&A with rapper Khuli Chana

_DSC81472013 was a big year for rapper Khuli Chana. The star scored big at the SAMAs, he became a father and while it wasn’t a highlight in his year, the shooting incident definitely gave the star several reasons to be thankful to still be here. So what does Khuli have in store for us this year? Check out my Q&A with him below:

1.       2013 was quite a year for you. Take us through some of your highs; your winning moments in 2013.

2013 was an unbelievable year. Winning 3 SAMAs particularly Album of The Year was more than I could have asked for. It was proof that hard work does pay off in the end. Becoming a dad for the first time has been a truly humbling experience. Being named the 8th Best Dressed Male in SA by GQ was a pleasant surprise.

2.       Was there a moment, an experience or something significant in 2013 that made you go ‘WOW” or that changed your perspectives/ plans?

The birth of my daughter. I thank God every day that I’m alive to see her grow. The shooting incident definitely put the value of life into perspective for me. Retail - Khuli Chana

3.       What does 2014 hold for you?

2014 is a year of change and growth. I’ll be focusing more on the business side of my brand as well as taking my music properties to the next level.

4.       Any tips and/ or tricks from you to your fans to get through 2014.

Stay focused on your goals. It’s your journey. Take it at your pace, but don’t let life’s distractions steer you off course.

5.       Any last thanks or New Year’s wishes for your fans?

I would like to thank all my fans for the amazing support throughout the years, particularly towards the end of last year. I wish you all a phenomenal 2014. This is OUR year! #ChanaPower

Khuli Chana has also been nominated for two Metro FM Music Awards. He is nominated in the Best Hit Single as well as the Best Music Video category. To vote for him in the single category SMS “SINGLE KHULI CHANA” to 34764. To vote for him in the music video category, SMS “VIDEO KHULI CHANA” to 34764. Each SMS costs R1.50,

Khuli Chana online:

www.khulichana.com

Twitter: @KhuliChana

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KhuliChana

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/khulichana

Who else would you like to see a Q&A with – or better, a video interview? Let me know in the comment box below.

Press statement: Khuli Chana survives police shooting incident

For immediate release:

 

Press Release – Multiple award winning Hip Hop artist, Khuli Chana, survives police shooting incident

 

Johannesburg, Monday, 28 October 2013 – This press statement serves to confirm that South African multiple award winning Hip Hop artist, Khulani Morule, more affectionately known by his stage name, Khuli Chana, was indeed shot at by police officials in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 28 October 2013, in Midrand, Johannesburg.

 

Khuli Chana sustained injuries to his right hand (middle and ring finger) via direct bullet wound, as well as to his back, predominantly on his left side, via shrapnel. Khuli Chana’s medical report will be made public once received.

 

The current bullet count on the blue BMW 1 series vehicle that Khuli Chana was driving is seven (7). All seven (7) were shot from the passenger side. Khuli Chana was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. A private forensic ballistic report is currently being conducted and will be made public once received.

 

Khuli Chana left his home in the West Rand Johannesburg and was heading to a performance in Pretoria, where he stopped at the Caltex garage on New Road in Midrand, initially to meet up with his DJ, Raiko, to continue the journey together. Raiko then alerted Khuli Chana that he was running late and Khuli Chana decided that it was best that they then meet up at the venue in Pretoria. Before leaving the garage, Khuli Chana went into the garage shop to buy a cup of coffee. On departure out of the garage, Khuli Chana noticed an unmarked vehicle with headlights on, faced in the direction of the oncoming traffic. Two vehicles ahead of Khuli Chana made their way around the vehicle. Khuli Chana proceeded to do the same.

 

There was no road block, or an attempt to stop Khuli Chana. Neither was any warning given before Khuli Chana heard the gun shots, which he describes to have sounded like a lot of fire crackers. His vehicle was struck by rounds as was he. His vehicle eventually went off the embankment and landed in a ditch.

 

Khuli Chana’s physical injuries were minor considering the amount of shots fired at him. He is currently in a state of shock and is trying to process the matter which he initially thought must have been a hi-jacking as gun shots were coming out of an unmarked vehicle, with no blue lights or any initial indication that police were involved. Khuli Chana has been discharged from hospital. His next doctor’s appointment will be in a week’s time. In the interim, Khuli Chana will be seeking psychological consult, to deal with the traumatic event he experienced this morning.

 

It is unfortunate that it takes incidences with high profile individuals like Khuli Chana, to bring to light the fatal police errors like the one that was made today. His management has made it clear that all the right legal process will be followed to bring the case to justice, not just for Khuli Chana, but for the many victims that fall prey to police brutality. It has been confirmed that a case of attempted murder has been opened by the police. Khuli Chana is in the process of taking legal action against the SAPS.

 

 

We endeavour to keep the public and Khuli Chana fans abreast with all the findings and information that comes through. Khuli Chana is very grateful for all the well wishes he has been receiving and for the support of his family, management and friends. Khuli Chana will unfortunately have to withdraw from all his upcoming performances this week, and until further clearance from his doctor.

 

 

“We condemn in the strongest terms any & every indiscriminate attack of violence on our civilian population by those entrusted to uphold the constitution and law and order. We have consistently shouted this point of view. VIOLENCE begets VIOLENCE. Violence and force is all too often the first option applied and this has to change. Whilst we fully acknowledge the difficulties faced in executing their duties, our Police must be given access to the best training programs strategies & methods in the world. The enormous stress on our officers is not being dealt with by our leadership hence the high rate of suicides in the ranks of the SAPS. This shoot to kill concept is dangerously misrepresented and indeed misinterpreted by many on the ground” expresses Gavin Koppel, SHOUT SA Chairman.

Khuli Chana shot at, injured by police

Just got an email from SA star, Khuli Chana’s PR company saying he was shot at and injured by police in an incident earlier this morning. Here’s what the brief statement said:

Breaking News: Multiple Award Winning Artist, Khuli Chana, WRONGFULLY shot at and injured by police!

– Police open fire on Khuli Chana’s vehicle with intent to kill – apparently mistaking him for a kidnapper in the early hours of this morning (Monday), at the Caltex garage on New Road in Midrand, Johannesburg.

– Khuli Chana is lucky to be alive after the excessive lethal force used. He was alone at the time of the shooting, on his way to a gig in Pretoria.

More details to follow in official press statement this afternoon.

I hope Khuli is doing okay, given the circumstances. He’s easily one of the most talent and yet one of the nicest guys in the game. As for the cops, I hope a full investigation into their behaviour and motives is underway.

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

Have you entered the Miller Music Tour West competition?

So besides the lovely Minnie Dlamini and the super talented, award winning rapper Aka and Khuli Chana, who’s going on the Miller Music Tour West? Well I for one would give a lot to be on that private jet. Check this out, the three stars, together with two lucky winners (plus partners) will board a private jet that’ll touch down in three American cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The guests will experience “Miller Time” in each of the three cities and let’s just put this out there… it’s VIP all the way baby!

Here’s what the itinerary looks like:

Miller Music Tour West begins in Los Angeles on May 30. The following three nights will be spent in San Francisco and Las Vegas. The Tour then heads back to Los Angeles for the final night before wrapping up on June 4.

The competition has been running since the 13th of Feb and if you haven’t entered, best you get on it because the winner will be announced on the 13th of this month.

Visit the official site for more details or follow Miller on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MGD_SA with the #MMTW as the trend. You can also check the brand out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillerSouthAfrica and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/millersouthafrica

I will hopefully be hanging out with Minnie on my radio show tomorrow night, TransAfrica Radio on channel 172 on DStv’s audio bouquet. I’ll confirm all of those deets later though, but tune it to find out more. Oh and ENTER!!! This is an incredible prize and it’ll be one of the best experiences you’ll have.

Read the terms and conditions very carefully peops, remember you might be 18 here but drinking in the US is only for those 21 and older.