A number of Mzansi’s finest street dancers have been voted for and chosen, by crowds across the country, to compete in one of the greatest events of its kind in the South African calendar – the Red Bull Dance Your Style Final South Africa 2019. The Finals will take place onSaturday, 03 August 2019 at Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg from 18:00.
South Africa’s most exhilarating national poker tour, the MonsterJam Poker Tour, roars into The Boardwalk from 17 July to 11 August 2019. Buoyed by the spectacular success of the MonsterJam Poker Tour at The Boardwalk in 2018, with a prize pool of R4.6-million and over 1 000 entries, this year’s edition promises to be bigger, better and more exciting, but with the same player-friendly structures for which the tournament is renowned.
The first screening of the new Lion King Movie will be celebrated in grand style at The Boardwalk, home to the only Nu Metro cinema in Port Elizabeth. Fans attending the first screening of the Lion King at The Boardwalk on 19 July 2019 at the 17h00 and 19h45 screenings are called to get into the spirit by dressing up in an African Lion King theme. There will be fantastic prizes for the best dressed from Disney, The Boardwalk and Nu Metro. In addition, there will be an African themed craft market to peruse outside Nu Metro.
“We are excited about the upcoming release of the new Lion King movie. The original movie captured the hearts and imaginations of people across the globe and is one of the most memorable animated movies of our time. The new digitally re-mastered Lion King movie promises to be absolutely encompassing. We hope that local movie buffs will join us in our excitement by being part of the Africa-inspired launch of the new Lion King at Nu Metro at The Boardwalk,” says Nqobile Qupe, Marketing Manager at The Boardwalk.
Durban. A true practice of keeping up with the times as social media and reality TV Star Lasizwe Dambuza hit Durban shores as his alter ego “Nomatriquency” aka “Tricky Baby” for his first ever digital reality show. A high-quality picture and entertaining production shot at Game Gateway store on Saturday 6 July 2019 for the Dare To Compare Roadshow.
While most people were getting ready to go show off their designer outfits for the popular Durban July, Lasizwe was getting ready to go shoot his 5-part digital offering with his fans in Gateway. The young Youtube sensation, who has reached 1 million views countless times on social media, is going to blow his fans out of the water as his first ever digital reality show will see him travelling to different parts of the country as Game’s supervisor. This hilarious, educational and entertaining reality show is a big migration to digital technology that will allow his fans to easily watch the journey that he has embarked in with the brand.
“Following my viral video that showcased Nomatriquency being interviewed for a position at Game, and the brand hiring her to help them get rid of buyer’s remorse, we joined heads and decided to take the Dare To Compare Roadshow on another level, a more impactful and current way that will allow for everyone to be part of it. I am very excited about this as it’s very different from what I have done before. My fans are going to love it” says delighted Lasizwe.
Singer Titi Luzipo is going back to her hometown to launch her self-titled album on the 13th July at The Athenauem, Port Elizabeth. Luzipo needs no introduction in the music scene as she not only comes from a musical family but has collaborated and shared stages with some of the most respected artists in Southern Africa.
Her album is a labor of love which saw her nurture from the roots, perfecting every melody and sharing her gifts with fellow collaborators the likes of Luyanda Madope and Ringo Madlingozi among others. The first single off the album is Being Woman, released in March was very well received and is still played in various stations across the country. The song made Apple Music’s top 50 its first week of release.
The launch promises to be one to remember with guest performances from McCoy Mrubata, Ringo Madlingozi, Titi’s brother Barlo Luzipo who worked on the album and her beautiful mother. Tickets for the launch are available at Ticket Pro for R150 single and R250.
“I am super thrilled to come back home and share this gift that they have nurtured, loved and celebrated since I was a child. It’s a very important milestone in my career and I want to share it with my people, at home. I want to thank all the sponsors that have come on board to celebrate my music with me!” commented Luzipo.
Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is excited to announce the selection and investment into their first five fintech startup businesses in Africa.
Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a corporate-backed accelerator and incubator. It is building and scaling 140 tech-based startups across four sectors over the next five years. In October 2018, Standard Bank was the first investor into Founders Factory Africa, with fintech as its strategic sector.
Within the first few months of its launch, Founders Factory Africa received over 500 applications from leading fintech entrepreneurs across the continent. After a rigorous screening and selection process, five businesses from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda were selected.
The five businesses are:
Schoolable (Nigeria) – A school financing solution that collects money from parents and provides it to schools, with the ambition of providing credit to both parties in the future. Currently, the company has launched its software as a service (SaaS) platform and is building the technology that leverages the data created by schools and their interactions with stakeholders.
Johannesburg – Wednesday, 29 May 2019: After weeks of deliberating over thousands of entries, Red Bull Music and Tall Racks Records have chosen 11 aspiring artists that will go into the Red Bull Music Recording Studios in Cape Town to record their songs with the Tall Racks Records artists as part of the Lift As You Rise project.
Made up of unstoppable forces Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee and Zino D, the Lift As You Rise project saw these artists come together to produce multiple open tracks. These tracks incorporated verses from the collective artists, excluding 16 bars that allowed Africa’s up and coming artists to add their verses and subsequently completing the tracks.
The 11 artists that will be living their musical dream are: Deekay_Did_It (Pietermaritzburg), Hanna (Cape Town), KDaVine (Pietermaritzburg), Msimisis (Swaziland), J_Reagz (Cape Town), Tembisile (Cape Town), Priscilla (Botswana), The Real Barry Lane (Nigeria), ThatoJessica (Johannesburg), Jay Hoodsa (Pretoria), and Flow Jones Jnr (Johannesburg).
Following on from his debut single “We Are One (feat. Mpumi Sizani)” which captivated audiences and garnered hundreds of thousands of streams worldwide, South Africa’s ZYO is set to release his brand new single “Brighter Day”. In keeping with his ‘fusion of cultures’ ethos, the song features vocals by traditional African music artist, Thandeka Mfinyongo. The combination of her soulful African vocals and Xhosa lyrics mixed with ZYO’s electronic beats truly gives the song a unique sound. It’s fresh, captivating and inspiring. The track is set to drop on 14 June 2019, in honour and celebration of Youth Month in South Africa. It’s available for pre-order now on all major music platforms.