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Trace Commits to New 50/50 Equal Airplay for Womxn Artists

Trace pushing the agenda forward!



It may not be the month of August, but TRACE is changing the game to prioritise women musicians and music producers going foward. In a deliberate move to balance out the playing fields with their ongoing commitment to gender equality, Trace solidified its bold pledge to institute TRACE 50_50 video airplay for womxn artists and other womxn produced content.

Following the decision taken by the team during Womxn’s Month in August, Trace consequentially began slotting in more female produced content across their channels. And with another substantial increase in September, Trace can officially confirm the move from the previous 40/60 ratio to a committed 50/50 on all their thematic shows now.

Trace will also focus more on womxn generated shows and music content, further pushing their equal play agenda. A unique celebration of womxn talent – a first of its kind on the continent is finally at our doorstep. This new womxn balanced airplay includes programming across Trace Africa, Trace Urban and Trace Gospel on the following shows:


Femme Hour  
Trace Urban adds a more flavour to the musical treat with a brand new show – FEMME HOUR every Monday at 6 PM CAT. FEMME HOUR allows women in the music game to own their throne in a brand new way.

Want to soak your heart in music that speaks to the soul, well stay glued to your screen for the new Trace Urban show – R&B Vibez every Monday at 9 PM & Sunday at 11 AM, right here on Trace Urban

Press REWIND to your favorite jams and relive the musical experience of it all. Catch Trace Rewind right here on Trace Urban every day at 9 AM


TRACE GOSPEL brings you the best of South African Gospel Music. Enjoy 100% Mzansi Gospel Music on Sounds of South Africa every day at 4 PM and again at 9 PM CAT only on channel 332.

100% Praise 100% Vibes, tune in to TRACE GOSPEL for your favourite old and new Praise songs, every day at 8 AM and 7 PM CAT – ONLY ON CHANNEL 332 we are gospel music.

Get up, dress up, and get your holy groove on! Start your day on a high note, catch Star Up every day at 6 AM with your get up and go songs only on TRACE GOSPEL channel 332 – we are gospel music.

The only exclusion for Trace 50_50 will be the ‘Chart Shows’ and ‘Playlists’ which are governed by public popularity, ranked by the number of gross audience impressions, computed by cross-referencing exact times of airplay with official viewer data.

Tune into Trace Urban (DStv channel 325) Trace Africa (DStv channel 326) and Trace Gospel (DStv channel 332) to hear more of your favourite womxn artists now.

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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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