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‘Im Not Going To Rush Into Anything’ – Mmatema Sheds Light On Next Step

23 year old, Mmatema Moremi could only settle for second place in the race to be crowned Season 11’s South African Idol. We spoke to her regarding her direction after the show.



Songstress Mmatema Moremi lost out to Karabo Mogane for the title of Season 11’s South African Idol. Despite the unfortunate result, Mmatema is upbeat about her prospects in the music industry and beyond that. Speaking to in a no holds bars exclusive interview, the 23 year old revealed that she has been cautioned not to rush into any record deal. With many record labels au fait with her vocal prowess having seen her set the stage ablaze for months on end, she’ll have  a buffet of reputable labels to choose from.


QuenchSA: We witnessed your growth as you progressed from one stage to another in the competition? Has it all sunk in yet how far you came to winning?

Mmatema: I don’t think you can ever get used to this idea because it’s all so overwhelming and it’s exciting at the same time.
QuenchSA: Dj Cleo had expressed his willingness to sign you to his label. Is that an avenue you will explore?

Mmatema: I would definitely love to work with him, but at the same time you have to look at other terms as to what he is offering and stuff of that nature because what he told me was that I should not rush into anything yet so I’m going to take his advice and not rush into anything.

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QuenchSA: Your single debuted at number 3 on iTunes Charts. Does the success of your first single mean this is the genre you are going to venture into?

Mmatema: I wont lie, I love my first single. It’s one of those genres I never thought I’d ever be able to sing, I actually surprised myself so yes I would definitely venture into that genre. At the same time I want to show people my versatility and cater for all audiences. So you will also see me singing gospel music again.
QuenchSA: What is the highlight of your South African Idols journey?

Mmatema: (All) the performances that I had because you get to perform with the best band, the best crew members, backing vocals…and we got to fly to all the way to Cape Town and Durban for the publicity tour when I was with Karabo. Going to London was also was such a highlight I wont forget. And also getting to see all the fans, it was so heartwarming.

Mmatema+T9QuenchSA: Do you harbour ambitions of being more than a singer?

Mmatema: Oh yes! I would love to venture into presenting and acting. Thing is I’ve always wanted to be an entertainer and see myself on television. So a lot of things that are happening on TV music and performing.

QuenchSA: What can we expect from you going forward?

Mmatema: I’m looking forward to doing a couple of gigs, I’m still going to announce where I’m going to be in the next few weeks, we are definitely going to record an album pretty soon. That’s under the shelves so road shows and events that are going to be happening in the month of December so people should be on the lookout for that.

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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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Reality Shows

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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