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Idols SA S14 Auditions: Hopefuls Go For Their Dreams At Carnival City

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Hundreds of aspirant singers came out in droves to give fame a shot at Carnival City on Saturday, where the Idols SA season 14 auditions were held.

And with the show’s growth sustaining momentum since being moved to Mzansi Magic over the last few years, the channel describes the number of people who came to audition as a ‘record-breaking number.’

Idols SA season 14 auditions: Sindi Dhlamini

Catching Up With The Hopefuls

Amongst the hopefuls was Sindi Dhlamini (26), who hails from Brakpan, where her dreams to become a successful artist were nurtured.

She showed up at 10:30 on Friday to secure her spot in the queue as the first contestant to get her chance. She revealed that she would be singing her own song to showcase both her vocal and songwriting talent.

Having dropped out of university due to lack of finance, the mother of two keeps the lights on by performing at weddings. She’s hoping these auditions will be her big break.

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Representing Balfour Park, 20-year-old Ronald Mogashoa is a first-year Behavioural Psychology student at Unisa.

But, these things aren’t complete without entertaining personas who go the extra mile to put their showmanship on display. Mankopane Pilusa (24) arrived from Doornfonteirn clad in a Superman costume and a wig. Original from Limpopo, Pilusa explained the costume as giving him a dose of Superman powers that rendered him “untouchable.”

He also hopes to go far in the competition with his superpowers.

Idols South Africa season 14 auditions

Though, there’s no word on whether singing talent is part of the Superman superpowers.

Idols South Africa season 14 auditions

She already looks like the whole package, all the judges will sure need from Keitu Mogatusi (23) is the vocal ability. That’s no problem, says the freelance make-up artist who specialises in micro-blading. “I’m an Idol and I know I inspire others”, she said confidently.

Winning Idols SA would change her life, she said. Gee, ya think!?

Idols South Africa season 14 auditions

Mxolisi Lucas Khumalo (20) from Mpumalana knows that success comes to those who show up on time. He arrived for the auditions as early as 5 am to claim his spot as the first entrant. Already a seasoned musician, Mxolisi hopes his 5 years keyboard experiences will get him the golden ticket to Idols SA theatre week.

Idols South Africa season 14 auditions

Regomoditswe Sefaro from Rustenburg came along with her childhood friend, Nthabiseng Mogotsi (20) to support her. Smart move – setting up a support system that can be a huge confidence booster ahead of those daunting auditions.

The 19-year-old is currently enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. She’s also honing her artistic skills by learning how to play the guitar when she can. “My goal is to one day open a music school. If I get far on Idols that will get me close to this dream and see my family’s life changing for the better”, said Remogoditswe.


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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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