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WATCH: Terry Pheto’s ‘Ayanda And The Mechanic’ World Premiere Gets Date!

Terry Pheto is on top of the world right now, literally. The globetrotting Rockville actress has been hard at work promoting the movie Ayanda And The Mechanic.



Terry Pheto is on top of the world right now, literally. The globetrotting Rockville actress has been hard at work promoting the movie Ayanda And The Mechanic, which she co-produced as one of her flagship projects from her company – Leading Lady Productions. Fresh from a screening run at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France, the film is set to premiere in Los Angeles later on June 13, according to reports.

But that’s just the start.

Ayanda And The Mechanic- directed by Sara Blecher (Otelo Burning)-  is also booked to open the looming Durban International Film Festival. That kicks off the 16th of July until the the 26th of that month.

Set in the Afropolitan town of Yeoville in the heart of Johannesburg, the coming of age film is an intriguing and original local feature that tells a compelling story of a young South African girl who undertakes the difficult task of trying to save her late father’s legacy. To achieve this, she has to fight to keep her father’s motor repair shop alive against sobering realities of imminent closure.

The 21 year old Afro-hipster has to circumvent gender social constraints, put on greasy overalls and start piecing together neglected pieces with love to revive the shop. Along this journey, she finds herself bringing together pieces of herself that had been scattered.

What the movie really offers is a fresh story that exceeds not only formulaic narratives that have kept the richness of South African stories from being told, but also the limited scope through which we understand black femininity and the positioning of women in Africa.

Sterling perfomances by Fulu Mugovhani and Nigerian actor OC Ukeje, as well some of the finest South African actors that include Ntathi Moshesh, Kenneth Nkosi, Jafta Mamabola, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba and Vanessa Cooke elevate this wonderful production to an even greater place – where it ought to be.

Ayanda And The Mechanic hits the big screens on the 28th of August in South Africa.

Watch the trailer below



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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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