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Asa Kicks Off SA Tour at The Bassline & Bushfire Festivals

The Mr. Jailer hitmaker makes a triumphant return to the stage at major festivals of the Southern tip



After a five year hiatus from the world stage, platinum selling award winning French singer, Aṣa, arrived on the shores of Southern Africa to headline at three of the continent’s most prestigious festivals.

Kicking off her SA tour she took to the Bassline Festival stage in Jozi on Saturday evening and to Bushfire Festival in Swaziland on Sunday to crowds of dedicated fans.

Bassline Festival was a chilled vibe, yet the energy was undeniable with an incredible African lineup. Aṣa raised the bar and took the crowd on a musical journey with her new single, The Beginning and her other favourites and received cheers from the audience leaving her grateful and excited about the rest of her performances in the country.


Swaziland’s Bushfire Festival saw thousands flock to the festival grounds for the powerhouse lineup of African artists where Aṣa performed alongside other headline acts such as Moonchild & Eme, Mr Eazi, Black Motion and more, over the festival weekend. Aṣa delivered an electric performance wowing her big fans and local festival-goers from across the globe.

In a pilgrimage to her African roots, this jazz prodigy’s latest single, The Beginning, was released earlier in May and is currently featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple’s Future Hits and Deezer’s Nouveautés du Vendredi.

Inspired by a new direction in her musical journey, the song begins with Aṣa’s distinctive soft harmony and catchy melodies which, like a double edged sword, speaks to the comfort and suffering she has experienced as she reflects on the challenges faced in love and life.

Written together with Sierra-Leonean singer-songwriter Patrice Bart-Williams, the lyrics are an emotional rollercoaster about the joy and sadness of longing to be close to your soulmate. “One of us must have a last say, words like a dagger we try to hurt each other”.

This is just the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a bright new chapter in Aṣa’s illustrious career as she works towards the release of her next album in 2020.

Catch the Nigerian star this weekend at Zakifo, 1 June in Durban alongside Ben Harper. If this past weekend is anything to go on, her final performance at Zakifo is one not too miss!

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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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