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All The Right Moves: Terry Pheto’s Wins Knock Out 2015!

Terry Pheto paced the better part of 2015 roaring ahead her peers and racing past challenges she faces as a black woman to cultivate her own route to a greater ‘beyond’, and we have been here for all of it!

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Terry Pheto paced the better part of 2015 roaring ahead her peers and racing past challenges she faces as a black woman to cultivate her own route to a greater ‘beyond’, and we have been here for all of it! The enterprising Rockville actress, who proved beyond reasonable doubt that her end game runs deeper than meets the eye, amassed unprecedented and iconic wins that inspire the inner beast in us to be awakened. What a year!

 

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AYANDA

This local film was a great pleasure to discover, review, watch, re-watch and recommend! Although a great story and a solid production will always trump other reasons for watching a movie – like the ‘local is lekker’ misfortune, we loved the movie for reasons more than just those. Ayanda was also crated with important themes for contemporary South Africa and many of our notions of gender roles and the limit within which we place the strength of women and what they can do. Ayanda, like Pheto herself, is a girl on the move. And perhaps, that is one clue that the flick was co-produced by Terry via her very own thriving production company – Leading Lady Productions.

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Ayanda has to step into a man previously thought to be exclusively appropriate for me, and save her father’s business. Read our full review of the movie HERE

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MAKING INROADS IN THE US

Next up, Ayanda was picked up by US film distributor Ava DuVernay. DuVernay is an acclaimed American director, screenwriter, film marketer and distributor. Most recently noted for her outstanding work as the writer and director for the movie Selma (2014), the award winning biopic chronicling the live of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, DuVernay became the very first African American director to have a film nominated for the Academy in Best Picture.

And perhaps this very intuition for excelling is what made her believe Ayanda needed to be seen in the States. Gleeful and proud to share these news, Pheto spoke about how the milestone came about. “Ava DuVernay has long been a promoter and distributor of black independent films”, she shared.  “DuVernay herself recognises this and is proving to be a force to help bring about needed change. She is not only a savvy film marketer and acclaimed director, but also a black woman entrepreneur who is deeply committed to increasing the representation of black people on the big screen.”

But of course Terry is no stranger to the US. Tsotsi, the first movie she starred in, became the first South African movie to win an Oscar.

A MAJOR ROLE IN US MOVIE

And yet again in line with her many returns there, the diligent beauty was confirmed as having a role in an upcoming US film called ‘A United Kingdom’, where she will star alongside  Golden Globe nominated David Oyelowo

 

 

Set in Botswana, the movie is based on the true story of Botswana’s first president, Seretse Khama (Oyelowo), who fell in love with a London office worker, Ruth Williams (Pike), who became the First Lady of Botswana.

Other prominent international roles Terry has had include starring on Tsotsi, The Bold And The Beautiful, Mandela – The Long Walk To Freedom.

 

 

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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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