DJ Black Coffee has been unveiled as AXE South Africa’s newest brand ambassador. The We Dance Again hitmaker is collaborating with the men’s fragrance brand as part of an initiative to find a worthy DJ who will be tagging along with Coffee when he takes off to serve his deck spinning duties in the European party capital.
Black Coffee will be jetting off to Ibiza to start rocking out Saturdays at Hï Ibiza as part of his first ever residency, from June 30th until September 30th.
Entries for the competition are now open HERE . A panel of judges that includes Black Coffee will sift through the submissions and narrow the list down to five DJ finalists, who will then battle it out at a party in August.
The winner will get the opportunity to be flown out to Ibiza, where he will play alongside other African DJs at Hï Ibiza in September.
WATCH Black Coffee chat about the brand ambassadorship in a clip posted by his wife, actress Enhle Mbali
— Enhle Mbali SARAFINA (@enhlembali) April 24, 2017
Bonang Wows At ‘Put No Girl Behind’ United Nations Discussions
The South African media Queen proved she’s just getting started as she co-piloted diplomatic discussions with leading global leaders at a recent UN function aimed at educating girls.
Bonang Matheba recently represented South Africa as an esteemed moderator of a United Nations panel discussion between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Minister Theresa May.
Matheba, who looked demure and professional as she spotted a sleek ponytail, opened the discussions by highlighting her very own philanthropical work here in South Africa, where she’s championed her Bonang Matheba education fund to assist young women with furthering their studies.
She then proceeded to execute her moderating duties, which have left fans wowed by her ability to stretch and refashion her famous effervescent presenting style to the diplomatic and official tone of the event and its world leaders.
The event focused on breaking barriers and leaving no girls behind – a countdown to 203o that aims to redress failures to meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015.
The goal is to accelerate action on girls’ education while ensuring that girls who are currently in school are able to master the basics and progress through secondary education, it says here.
Matheba, who was recently named the Best Media Personality at the IARA Awards in London, is also prepping her hosting duties at the looming Global Citizen festival, where she will be sharing the stage with Trevor Noah and Dave Chapelle
WATCH Bonang do her thing below!
Tributes Pour in For Enhle Gambushe
The South African entertainment industry has lost yet another young performer. Imbewu (The Seed) actress, Enhle Gambushe, died in a car crash this past Saturday.
The car crash is reported to have taken place in Durban on Saturday morning after the vehicle she had been in drove into a wall, leading to one more death of an unnamed female passenger.
Enhle , who played the role of Nonhlanhla on Imbewu, is being described in an official statement by the etv and Grapevine Productions as a “a talented young actress with a promising future. She had forged strong bonds with her colleagues and will be sorely missed by the production’s cast and crew.”
THE TWEET FROM THE IMBEWU: THE SEED ACCOUNT
Enhle Gambushe was in a fatal car accident in DBN. The car, with 5 occupants, reportedly hit a wall. 2 people died.
Enhle played the role of Nonhlanhla Imbewu: The Seed.
— Imbewu : The Seed (@Imbewu_etv) September 15, 2018
Caster Semenya’s Born To Do It Nike Ad Is Bomb AF
Caster Semenya sprints past the challenges she’s faced in her career in this victorious Nike ad
Nike continues shaking the advertising table with their recent radically transformative adverts, which find the global sports brand taking strong political stances in their latest Just Do It campaign.
Departing sharply from the clean aesthetic that has come to define the sometimes sterile marketing of major brands, it appears the brand has decided to have an authentic voice, even if it comes with some backlash.
A series of visually captivating clips have been banged out in quick succession over the last few weeks, and many of the adverts have people talking, Nike trending, and sneakers being burnt, literally.
It’s just days after the controversial Colin Kaepernick advert first premiered, resulting in massive backlash that saw those opposed to the national anthem protests burning their pairs.
And now the brand has debuted a mini Caster Semenya documentary, in which she stands her ground gallantly against the persistent, and often quite violent, opposition she has been facing throughout her career as one of South Africa’s most exceptional athletes, as well as one of the world’s fastest women.
Over the years, the legitimacy of Caster’s womanhood has been a matter of debate for various sporting bodies, some who’ve tried forcing to take medication to suppress testosterone in her body.
“Would you prefer I hadn’t worked so hard?”, Semenya asks in a powerful monologue cascading on the Born to do it through line. “Would it be easier for you if I wasn’t so fast ?”
The advert distils the athlete’s journey in a marriage of eras that jumps from her childhood into the women she’s become, a sprinter with a few records under her belt.