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Females On Decks! 5 DJs Who Show Us Music Has No Gender

As we continue shining a light on excellent women breaking ground and defying negative perceptions of women as better suitable for lesser duties, we take a look at the county’s female DJs who not only rock the decks, but run the game from behind the scenes

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As we continue shining a light on excellent women breaking ground and defying negative perceptions of women as better suitable for lesser duties, we take a look at the county’s female DJs who not only rock the decks, but run the game from behind the scenes as they juggle the mixes with businesses. In no way is this list exhaustive of the female talent that blesses corners of the country in this previously male reserved field of rocking, but here’s some 5 we thought have had the most cultural impact.


DJ ZINHLE

Dj Zinhle

DJ Zinhle is arguably South Africa’s top female DJ right now. And that is not only because she has consistently produced some of the biggest hits in recent years, but also because she has built an extraordinary brand. A successful businesswoman, Zinhle has deployed her smarts to dabble in business, philanthropy, music and the empowerment of young women. Now a proud mother of one, she continues to be a source of inspiration for many. We recently featured her as one of the country’s 15 most inspirational women in the country. Check that HERE

DJ CNDO

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She was one of the very first female DJs to tackle the male dominated world and make a name for herself. Soon after mastering mixing at Mangosuthu Technikon where she had been studying, the 1st Lady of Durban’s Finest was recruited by Durban’s Finest to come on board and plant her creative seeds in the exploding KZN music scene. She released her debut album in 2007, which garnered her a Metro FM Music Award nomination. A few albums later, Cndo, real name Sindisiwe Zungu, is still on top of her game and remains one of the top DJs in the country.

LERATO KGANYAGO

Lerato Kganyago

Not only has Kganyago conquered the worlds of TV and radio presenting, she has now taken up Dj’ing on a more serious basis. But while many were quick to discredit this venture based on the notion that ‘everyone is becoming a DJ now’, Kganyago revealed late last year that she has been mixing for a minute but had lacked the time to focus on it consistently. Now though, she is finally happily adding the credit to her resume, which includes modelling and acting as some of her many talents.

Ms COSMO

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Cosmo has created a niche for herself being the country’s most successful Hip Hop DJs. Also a radio presenter, and once a resident feature on Channel O’s Bassment show, she has made a mark for herself as one of Mzansi’s most loved Hip Hop DJs.

POPPI NTSHONGWANA

Poppy Ntshongwana

The radio presenter has taken some time to learn mixing so she can add it to her existing list of skill set. Loved her bubbly personality and charisma, Poppi spends a great deal of her time playing at events around her country with a twist – bring an element of fun and some great fashion to everything she does on the decks.

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

Welcome to Wakanda!

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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.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

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.

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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.

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

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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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