Bryan Adams heading back to South Africa in 2014

Bryan Adams

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:

Full press release below Continue reading “Bryan Adams heading back to South Africa in 2014”

Idols Top 10 announced

Episode 9 - Amy

And so the culling continues… Idols season 9 has narrowed down the hopefuls to just ten and one of the names below will be the new South African Idol.

BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) from Noordhoek in Cape Town [@TaintonBenjamin]

BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga [@brenden_praise]

BUNNY MAJAJA (26) from Florida Glen in Johannesburg [@BunnyMajaja]

CHRISTINA WILLIAMS (21) from Port Elizabeth [@_c_williams]

CRYSTALENE NAIR (24) from Durban [@CrystaleneNair]

INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) from Phalaborwa in Limpopo province [@innocentmabushe]

MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga [@musathevoice]

SONKE MAZIBUKO (21) from Soweto [@sonke_mazibuko]

TUMI LESENJANE (21) from Midrand [@mizzt100]

And ZOË ZANA (19) from Bishop Lavis in Cape Town [@zoe_zana]

Question is, who’s got your vote?

Idols SA Top 16 revealed

Can you believe it? We’re down to the top 16 already in this season of #IdolsSA. Did you watch the show? huh? Alas, these are the top 16 contestants… and one of them will be your new Idol. Who will it be? Have you got any favourites yet?

AMY JONES (20) from Paarl in the Western Cape

BENJAMIN TAINTON (19) from Noordhoek in Cape Town

BRENDEN LEDWABA (19) from Graskop in Mpumalanga

BUNNY MAJAJA (26) from Florida Glen in Johannesburg

CARLÉ VAN DEVENTER (30) from Centurion in Gauteng

CHRISTINA WILLIAMS (21) from Port Elizabeth

CRYSTALENE NAIR (24) from Newlands West in Durban

INNOCENT MABUSHE (27) from Phalaborwa in Limpopo province

JONO JOHANSEN (16) from Glenwood in Durban

LEE-RON MALGAS (18) from Kensington in Cape Town

MUSA SUKWENE (26) from eMalahleni in Mpumalanga

PHILIP DUBE (20) from Kempton Park in Gauteng

SONKE MAZIBUKO (21) from Soweto

TAUNA COLLIER (26) from Morningstar in Cape Town

TUMI LESENJANE (21) from Midrand

ZOË ZANA (19) from Bishop Lavis in Cape Town
Next week the top 8 guys will sing for your votes. Lines close on Monday and the results will be announced on Tuesday evening. Then the following week, the girls will take to the stage in Pretoria, all in the hopes of getting one step closer to one of the most coveted titles on South African TV.

Idols SA – top 18 announced

The new season of South African Idols is in full swing. The top 18 contestants were named during tonight’s dramatic final judgement and you can see the list below. I must just say that this is a very strong bunch of contestants and for the first time in a long time I’m really excited about this season. They’re really strong and I think we’re in for a treat in the next couple of weeks.

Candy Mosoma (29) from Pretoria

Chloe Kiley (23) from Cape Town

Dominic Neill (19) from Johannesburg

Dumi Masilela (23) from Kempton Park

Jean Huisman (20) from Stellenbosch

Khaya Mthethwa (25) from Durban

Maryke Buffel (22) from Paarl

Matthew Sampson (21) from Cape Town

Melissa Alison (23) from Port Elizabeth

Monde Msutwana (30) from Pretoria

Nosipho Mngomezulu (21) from Soshanguve

Obakeng Ramaboa (26) from Munciville

Shekhinah Donnell (17) from Durban

Sihle Ndaba (22) from Ermelo

Simphiwe Gwegwe (23) from Port Nolloth

Thabisa Mhlakulwana (29) from Port Elizabeth

Treasure Mushwana (20) from Tzaneen

Tshidi Tenyane (28) from Thokoza

MBay Megafest postponed for now… Read the statement

Sadly the Mbay Megafest wont be happening this weekend. The concert was set to take place in Port Elizabeth over the weekend with a star-studded lineup including Neyo, Ludacris, Shaggy, Micasa and others. Unfortunately is has had to be postponed until further notice. Read the full statement below.

29 May 2012



The Mbay megafest which will feature artists like Neyo, Ludacris and Shaggy will happen but not in June organisers today confirmed.

A new date for the concert is yet to be decided but June has been ruled out.

Zeranza SA CEO Andrea Wessels said the international artists’ fees had been paid in full into a trust account which would be disbursed to the artists after their performances “as per agreement, which is binding.”

She said the artists remained “very keen” to perform in South Africa and the concert will happen.

Wessels apologised to fans who had bought tickets and made travel arrangements from across South Africa to attend.

“The decision to postpone was not made lightly’’, she said.

“The postponement gives us a chance to market more widely and ensure that when the concert does take place it is not only economically viable for us and many local suppliers who benefit,  but that the experience for fans and artists of a full stadium will be fitting of what is a globally noteworthy occasion.”

“A postponement was the wisest decision under the circumstances and we trust that fans will appreciate the sincerity of the decision and our apology for inconvenience caused.’’

Wessels said tickets purchased would remain valid for the new concert date and that purchased tickets would be honoured at the gate.

“Those who need the cash can also get a full ticket refund from Computicket or the outlet from which they purchased the ticket, no quibble,’’ Wessels said.

She said the company would alert residents as soon as a new date for the megafest was established.

Meet this year’s Elle New Talent Designer winner

“Winner of the prestigious Elle New Talent Designer Search announced.

Winner of the prestigious Elle New Talent Designer Search announced

Meet this year’s Elle New Talent Designer winner Kelly Esterhuyse. The PE resident took home the prestigious award last week at the opening of SA Fashion Week, held at The Rosebank in Johannesburg. This is the tenth year the search has been held, which has seen designers David Tlale and Tiaan Nagel launching their careers in the industry. For these awards, the people at Elle have teamed up with Mr Price, whereby the winner (Kelly) will get to design a line for Mr Price. She also walked away with R25 000.

Trend analyst and chief judge Dion Chang said, “Ultimately what made Kelley’s range stand apart was her ingenious use of a much underutilised resource in South Africa – merino wool.  Knitwear has not appeared in a major way in this competition before and we liked her use of a local, indigenous textile which needs to be promoted,” he added. South African Merino wool is highly prized around the world except in South Africa where it has yet to be tapped into as a valuable local resource.

On her line Kelly said, “Coming from Port Elizabeth, which is known as the mohair capital, I was introduced to the use of mohair at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where it is a compulsory part of our studies. Colour can make knitwear kitsch, so I kept it simple and natural,” explained Esterhuyse. And that simple and natural element seemed to have hit the right spot with Elle Editior Jackie Burger, “She took a home grown textile and gave it a viable platform. She also tapped into a huge trend – craft.  By knitting her range she showed innovation and initiative.”

Following her win, the new talented designer will begin her two-week mentorship soon at the Durban Mr Price headquarters. “This has been the most incredible experience and the exposure is awesome,’ said an elated Esterhuyse after receiving her award. “I finish my studies this year and I can’t wait to start my own label – Ulijana, which means creative spirit in French.  I am so grateful to Elle and Mr Price for this opportunity.”


Busta Rhymes in PE?

So Twitter’s going bonkers this morning at the news that American hip-hop star, Busta Rhymes is in SA. For what? Performing where? Well here’s what I can tell you. Apparently he’s performing in Port Elizabeth at the new soccer stadium there. Random, I say random… I mean I love PE, but seriously? One of my followers on Twitter told me that the organisers are completely useless and that just 200 tickets have been sold. So why on earth has nobody said anything about this concert? Why’s it so hush hush? The organisers have some answering to do then if the likes of Wonderboom and Ready D have been told to pull out!

Farewell to yet another talent

It’s been a sad weekend indeed for the entertainment and music industry. First the news of Farrah Fawcett‘s passing on Thursday. That was followed by the sudden death of the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. If that wasn’t enough, South African muso Fred Hayward (Bassist in Mean Mr Mustard) passed away after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. He, together with his band mates, were performing at Wildfees in Port Elizabeth. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Fred