US radio jock, Raashaun ‘DJ Envy’ Casey is coming to South Africa for an exclusive party at the plush Prime night club in Rosebank. Famous for being one-third of the dynamic radio trio at Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM, which includes Charlemagne tha God and Angela Yee. Envy’s fondness of Mzansi is well established, with a string of visits once a year on vacation. To this end, he wasn’t shy about calling Mzansi his second home.
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For those that dont know, Johannesburg is like my 2nd home so I want everybody to come party with us this Friday at Prime Night Club. Me and my brother @2freshles gonna bring the whole city out!!! Shout out to @prime_agencyza and the @sumonightclub family. See you Friday!!!
You can catch the hip hop deejay this Friday at Prime Night Club on the 18 of January. He’ll be supported by hip hop juggernaut, Da Les. He and the Lifestyle hitmaker have been friends for a while, seemingly his plug for anything good about Mzansi. Think Dj Envy should get a South African passport already? Leave a comment below and let’s see if we can get the man to make his stay permanent.
Bonang’s House Of BNG Is Finally Here!
Bonang premiered her highly anticipated ‘House of BNG’ MCC at a glitzy celebrity packed affair.
Bonang Matheba continues on her winning streak. The 31 year old media personality finally gave her highly anticipated range of Methode Cap Classique (MCC) the sparkling treatment we’ve come to know from her. And true to her reputation, Matheba becomes the first black woman to boast this feat.
It showed on Monday when she looked triumphant in a burgundy plunging gown at her exclusive launch party. The shindig, which was attended by a considerable celebrity electorate, came days after Queen B first announced that her very own ‘champagne’, would be hitting the shelves within the month.
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A glammed up troop of South Africa’s most recognisable faces was assembled to celebrate the unveiling House of BNG.
The A-lister guest list included Somizi, whose appearance thrilled fans and triggered a social trend as fans could not revelling the plot twist. The two once inseparable buddies seemed to have put behind their long history of feuding behind, choosing instead to laugh it all in front of photographers.
We can’t stop but wonder if these scenes will make it on a potential crossover episode of Bonang’s Being Bonang, or Somizi‘s Living The Dream? After all, Legend Manqele, the executive producer for both shows, couldn’t stop gushing about the iconic reunion of Mzansi’s most loved celebrity chomies.
The House of BNG launch comes just days after Bonang debuted her new Cosmopolitan cover.
Mo’ge embraces her well publicised love for the pink hue, as she dons a cute pink number for the ‘Boss, Babe’ issue. It also took place not long after the people’s returned from her stay in New York, where she’s said to have been filming her looming reality show – Bonang, Coming to America.
The House of BNG will be available exclusively at Woolies and online for a while, before being sent to other retailers. Both bottles of Brut and Brut Rose (750 ML) will cost you as… little as R399.00 each.
How To Guarantee A Valentine’s Gift This Year
If you are reading this you probably didn’t get a valentines gift and you are wondering why? Are you are that girl every year that finds herself waiting for that surprise gift that never shows up? Or have you just given up entirely on Valentine’s Day because your partner thinks it’s pointless and he always has to go to the “men’s conference” this week.
You try to avoid it, but deep down you want those random flowers sent your office accompanied by that cute creepy teddy bear, chocolates (even though you on a diet) and a note that reads: “Be ready by 8, I am taking you somewhere special. Love, your lover”.
And then you end the lovely night with some old school R&B music on that Bold & The Beautiful love making. Pretty much seems like the perfect cheesy date you’ve been dreaming of. Or maybe you not that fussy and all you are asking for is just flowers, or even a rose ‘nje’. But still ‘dololo!’
With all efforts you make, to remind him of the big day coming, by hinting via WhatsApp stories, still no gift? All you end up getting is a lame happy valentines text or better yet for those that are single NOTHING except for WhatsApp stories of other people being spoiled rotten while you stare at your screen at work. Which ends up ruining your entire mood and making you become the biggest advocate for anti valentines days.
So, now, how do we fix this?
Do we buy ourselves flowers and post them? Do we ship our boyfriends to boyfriending academy? You are probably waiting for 6 fire tips to getting those gifts but unfortunately I don’t have them, what anticlimax huh?! But I will help you enjoy this Valentine’s Day differently, with no expectations.
There are a few things you can do this Valentine’s to not feel so alone, like:
You can spice things up by taking you and your girls on a night out clubbing, karaoke night, singles party, speedy dating etc. what ever rocks your boat.
I would suggest you get all your friends that didn’t get a gift to come over to your place with an item from their closet that doesn’t fit or they don’t want and exchange simultaneously. You would be surprised what treasure you would find in someone else’s trash and you could bond over some wine too.
‘WE GOT NO GIFTS’ DINNER
Call anyone you know for a cosy dinner laughing at your silly Valentines expectations
Buy yourself those guilty pleasures treats just this once because you deserve it. That’s your love language moes.
Call your friends over for game night, it gets your mind of things.
Be creative have fun with it, make it a day to look forward to every year. Take this as an opportunity to remind those you love, how much you love them. This Valentine’s Day amplify your love. Always remember love exists within yourself, others just amplify it. Go on and express your love language.
TELLAMAN’s Debut Album, God Decides, Has Arrived
Tellaman has premiered his debut album – God Decides
Last week, we had the privilege of attending Tellaman’s album listening session for God Decides, which took place at his musical home merely hours before the album premiered.
The preview of the looming body of work was a showcase of what sounded like a mellow record from one who’s created the kind of anticipation only a handful of artists can, particularly in the age of streaming. The rules have changed – Kanye set precedence for a 7 track album not long ago. Singles are the new destination and, it seems, their lifespan is now down to just about a month.
Give or take.
The excitement around the soulful vocalist’s first studio album is, therefore, quite telling of the unique space he takes up in the South African soundscape, where we see names replace each other’s relevance with quick succession.
His has been a steady journey; he was certainly in a different space when we had a conversation with him two years ago.
The place he is now, though, informs the not just the work itself, but the many talents behind it.
“For the first time, I wasn’t trying to prove anything. I wasn’t trying to prove that I’m the best producer or writer. I just wanted to bring this idea to life and make sure that it’s exactly how I’d imagined it; if it sounds simple and cheesy or complicated and complex, that’s because I wanted it to sound that way.”
The inspiration behind the album is being in a relationship and trying to make it as a musician, two important aspects of life to balance, and something Tellamanhas yet to figure out. God Decides is about Tellaman meeting a girl he believes he loves and trying to make it as a musician whilst trying to make both work and his relationship work, but she fails to understand, and the industry gets the best of Tellaman.
BUY/STREAM: TELLAMAN – GOD DECIDES
Based on his religious background, Tellaman titled the album God Decides.
“I was taught that I can only do the best I can and let God take care of the rest. I chose ‘God Decides’ as the title of my first album because I have always felt like somehow, I am not fully in control of everything that is happening in my life. I chose the name because I believe I would not be where I am in my life if God didn’t allow it and I wouldn’t have gone through things I write about if God didn’t allow it.”
Featuring Tellaman’s signature melodies, smooth vocals with instrumental highlights, the story of the album is the bigger picture, with each song being a compiled episode that forms the bigger picture. But most importantly Tellaman brings a simplicity in his music in which a young or old person can find something to relate to. Fans can look forward to a new insight into Tellaman’s life; a lot of flaws, love and hope in the form of the music from his debut offering.
“If you want to put a specific style to the album, you can call it ‘Hip Hop/RnB’, but I like to call it good music and just leave it there. This is my life from 2014 until the day I stopped recording it. My mistakes, my good and bad moments in love. I hope what I have gone through will help someone do or choose better than me.”
Look out for our full album review soon.