It’s SAMA week

One week to go until the annual South African Music Awards takes place. The awards are back at their rightful home of Sun City this year and it’s going to be epic! I’ll be heading through on Sunday for the first night of awards. These will be for the technical and non-televised awards. While these winners wont be on your TV screens, they still deserve a shout out for the work they have contributed to the music industry in the past year, so I will be bringing you all that news.

As far as the Monday night, live broadcast goes things are still very under wraps. We don’t know who the hosts will be (Bonang and Trevor Gumbi would be my first choice) and who will be performing, but I’m pretty sure we can expect the likes of Zahara, Zakwe, MiCasa among others to take to the stage. There will be a big fashion show at Sun City too and obviously there will be loads of other news coming out of SA’s big musical night, so stay tuned. For now, check out my interview with Lira about her nominations:

More interviews to follow this week.

Marie Claire’s Naked issue hits the shelves today

The annual Marie Claire Naked Edition hits the shelves today. Each year, some of the countries biggest names take off their kit to pledge their support to a campaign, and this year is no different. This year’s proceeds raised will go to the Burn Foundation, an organisation, which assists burn victims and the caregivers involved. They teach people about burn prevention as well as reintegration back into society and schools.Visit their official site –>

In the video below you get to hear more about the campaign as well as catching a glimpse of some of the celebs who have participated this year. If you don’t know who they are, you might recognise their voices (like me) and if all else fails, go out and grab yourself a copy of the magazine today.

We’ve seen the cover stars ie parents-to-be Jack Parow and Jenna Pieterson but who else is featured? From what I can hear, it seems like model Lyndall Jarvis and her surfing champ boyfriend Jordy Smith are one of the couples. It looks like Mzansi Magic’s hilarious man, Trevor Gumbi is there too and Heat cover stars Jacques TerreBlanche and his new wife Charné might be there too. Am I right? Well we’ll have to wait and see in a  bit  .

Check out the behind the scenes video below: