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Who Had The Last Laugh: Recap Of The Savanna Comics Choice Awards

Check out the winners of the Waldo statuettes at the Savanna Comics Choice plus pics of celebrities who attended the awards.

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It was an eventful Saturday evening at the Teatro as Monte Casino played host to the sixth edition of the Savanna Comics Choice Awards 2016. It wouldn’t be an award show without winners and loosers, long acceptance speeches, a few laughs here and there as well as history being made. Last night’s award ceremony had all of that and then some. The spectacle also had a galaxy of stars from the entertainment industry in attendance, to add some class to the proceedings.

Kicking off the night’s proceedings as the first award to be handed out was the coveted Savanna Newcomer’s Award which went to Ebenhaezer Dibakwane. The comic gave a memorable performance in-between the handing of the Waldo statuettes with his sketch comedy and stand up, often leaving all in attendance gasping for breath. The Goliath & Goliath brotherhood took the Best Friend of Comedy Award for the second year running while the Savanna Audience Choice statuette was awarded to Summary.

Casper De Vries was the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achiever Award for his out-of-the-box brand of comedy that stretches over a decade and a host of other accomplishments to his name.

The most nominated comic of the night, Skhumba Hlophe (four nominations) walked away with only the Flying Solo gong in a highly contested category that included Mzansi comedy legends Loyiso Gola, Marc Lottering, Alan Committie and Mashabela Galane. The Kaya FM comic conceded the Non-English Award to Mashabela Galane and the Breakthrough Award  to Virgil Prins.

It goes without saying that Skhumba would have loved to have went home with the award of the night, the Edgars Comic of the Year Award. That honour went to the beautiful Tumi Morake, who in her acceptance speech paid homage to Skhumba for the amazing year that he had. In winning the award, Tumi made history in becoming the first ever female comedian to be crowned Comic of the Year at the annual awards.

Here’s a full list of all the winners below:
Savanna Newcomer’s Award – Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

Best Friend of Comedy – Goliath and Goliath

Intermediate Comic – Yaaseen Barnes

Non-English Award – Mashabela Galane

Savanna Audience Choice –Summary

Comics Pen – Kagiso Lediga

Breakthrough Act 2016 – Virgil Prins

Flying Solo Award – Skhumba Hlophe

Edgards Comic of the Year – Tumi Morake

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Riky Rick Has Curated The First Ever Annual Cotton Fest

Riky Rick is the conceptual architect behind looming event – The Annual Cotton Fest

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Riky Rick Cotton Festival

There’s no lack of evidence that he is one hell of a concept curator. And the multi-talented KZN born entertainer and fashion-forward Riky Rick today officially announced the full local line-up for the first annual Cotton Fest taking place in Johannesburg next month.

Riky Rick Cotton Festival lineup

First revealed on his social media late last year, this inaugural one-day festival was created to merge both established and upcoming/underground SA talent onto one combined platform, while offering a safe and high energy space to experience both music and fashion.

RELATED: WHY RIKY RICK LEFT MABALA NOISE

Mainly created to showcase the diversities while fusing the gaps within the various hip-hop sounds and local movements, the Cotton Fest will not only bring together and unite over 80 unique acts divided over 2 stages, but will also celebrate fashion in its various forms and spheres.

This first of its kind curated event will be limited to 5000 ‘one-priced’ tickets and will take place on Saturday, 2nd February at the The Station in Newtown.

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“It’s An Exciting Time To Be African” – Sho Madjozi On Her Looming One Source Live Show

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Fresh from a bevvy of successful international music performances – a list which includes a debut appearance at the AfroPunk stage in the States –  Sho Madjozi sustains her winning streak as she preps for her looming performance at the upcoming One Source Live Festival.

Photo Credit: Garth von Glehn

The beautifully curated and culturally effervescent music fest will be taking place November 17th at The Sheds, 1 Fox Street.

The contemporary Pan-Africanist will cook up no less than three fresh scorchers with what will undoubtedly be a masterstroke of creative genius featuring producers Tboy da Flame, Master KG and Makwa. She’s also roped in rappers Big Hash, Dee Koala and Jovie Jovv, along with singers Makhadzi, Nelisiwe and Mthandeni ft Gcokama Elisha.

Her collaborative selections are aligned with her artistic instinct, an anchor grounding her in her roots.

“I chose my collaborators because they represent what I’m looking for, which is young African artists who are genuinely exciting and can be popular in Jozi and Thohoyandou and everywhere in-between”, She said.

“This is an exciting time to be African, and we are here to be part of that pan-African revolution.”

As one of the Absolut Creative Revolutionaries – along with Khuli Chana, Trevor Stuurman and Osborne Macharia who will also gift festival-goers with their works – Sho Madjozi will be curating one of the most awe-inspiring acts in her young career. After all, the Discovery Stage is where you showcase when you are on the cusp of a serious career breakthrough.

Pan-Africa Queen of Tsonga sounds. Photo Credit: Hanro Havenga

Friends, fans and followers will be treated to a packed programme that will engage all their senses. Besides the Sho Madjozi action on the Discovery Stage, there’ll be the Absolut Art Bar, the epicentre of the festival featuring curated art and performance space by day which will transform into the headline stage after dark.

The Street Zone is where creativity goes back to its source with art installations, food trucks, a street performance stage, fashion pop-ups and street photographers.

The One Source Live bill is heavy with disrupters and visionaries in the form of Zulu rooted and global star S’java, the Hip-Hop beatnik Shane Eagle, DJ PH, the party starter kokomaster D’Banj and Gqom Nation kings, Distruction Boyz. Topping it all with an unmissable throwback to a time of unique sound innovation will be Kwaito legends, Trompies.

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Vince Staples To Headline The 2nd Annual Caspule Fest This November

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Capsule Poster Vince Staples

Leading SA streetwear retailer Sportscene recently announced the first wave of performers for the second annual CAPSULE FEST taking place in Joburg next month. The festival will feature international headliner Vince Staples alongside some of SA’s hottest acts right now.

From his critically acclaimed debut Summertime ’06 album in 2015 to his most recent project, Big Fish Theory, this Compton local Vince Staples keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message is one that knows no boundaries. Currently a member of the hip-hop trio Cutthroat Boyz, he is a standout rapper in today’s hip hop world reaching critical acclaim with every release.

Taking place on Saturday, 24th November 2018 at Zone 6 in Soweto, the festival will host a music concert featuring SA heavy hitters Riky Rick, AKA and Babes Wodumo, amongst an array of other popular street culture activities to do.

RELATED: BLACK COFFEE”S MUSIC IS KING CONCERT REVEALS FIRST LINEUP 

The second annual CAPSULE FEST is an urban street cultural festival that brings together artists, music lovers, influencers, designers, creatives, sport enthusiasts, consumers and brands in an authentic celebration of SA and African street culture.

Following last year’s success, the festival will again package a unique experience offering including brand exhibitions, Sneaker activations, Gaming, Skating, live music talks and a host of other exciting activities to cater for various age groups.

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