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07 Sep 2015 14:19
TV personality Pearl Thusi. (Gallo)
It was love at first sight for Metro FM radio presenters Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi when they met at a polo event at the Inanda Club
in Jo’burg in 2013,
The Sunday Independent reported over
the weekend. A rumour mill of them being a couple,
began spinning in April 2015.
The Sunday Independent spotted the pair at the Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton
show in Jo’burg on September 3, where they reportedly held hands and kissed.
Thusi has confirmed to celebrity news site, The Juice, that she isn’t
following a frenzy on social media caused by a photo she posted on Instagram last month, where she is seen wearing
an engagement ring.
(Photo: Pearl Thusi’s Instagram)
Marawa denied being romantically involved with Thusi when The Sunday
contacted him for comment.
Khuli Chana. (Gallo)
Local hip hop star Khuli Chana apologised to fans on Instagram after he failed to perform at the East Cost radio Durban Day music festival on September 6, due to
a stabbing incident.
A Newlands East 19-year-old man was stabbed in
what the radio calls, an isolated incident, towards the end of the music
festival at the Moses Mabhida Stadium People’s Park. According to
a murder case has been opened; no arrests have been made and the motive for the
killing is unknown. The news site reported that the teenager was “chased by a
group of men before being tackled and stabbed in the chest”.
The festival was
shutdown as soon as officials were made aware of the incident. The festival
featured a line-up that included music acts, AKA,
Beatenberg, Matthew Mole, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mi Casa, Monark, Prime Circle,
Veranda Panda, Mafikizolo and Khuli Chana.
“To all the people who came to watch a Chana at @eastcoastradioDurban Day, here is why I could not perform. This happened literally a minute before
we were about to jump on and resulted in the show being shut down. Sorry to
disappoint you but it was beyond our control. We hope to do the show next year,”
he wrote in a post that included the official statement by East Coast Radio on Instagram.
Chris de Burgh. (Reuters)
British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is heading to South Africa in April 2016. De Burgh will be performing eight shows, where he’ll be promoting his new album, The Hands of Man, which is his 20th studio album of original songs. The
66-year-old musician has released hit songs such as
The Lady in Red (1986) and
Just Another Poor Boy (1975). Tickets
go on sale on today from bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.
Good morning everyone! Today we are very excited to announce that Chris de Burgh will be touring South Africa in… //t.co/mW9C2jcKSD— Chris de Burgh (@CdeBOfficial) September 7, 2015
Good morning everyone! Today we are very excited to announce that Chris de Burgh will be touring South Africa in… //t.co/mW9C2jcKSD
— Chris de Burgh (@CdeBOfficial) September 7, 2015
Now Chris De Burgh is also coming to SA! Suka maan! Who is next, MC Hammer?, Willie Nelson? Tina Turner!?..— The Eazy-Ed (@eazyed47) September 7, 2015
Now Chris De Burgh is also coming to SA! Suka maan! Who is next, MC Hammer?, Willie Nelson? Tina Turner!?..
— The Eazy-Ed (@eazyed47) September 7, 2015
I’m only going to the Chris de Burgh concert if he plays his old songs.— Ella Stark Snow (@EllaBellaBleu) September 7, 2015
I’m only going to the Chris de Burgh concert if he plays his old songs.
— Ella Stark Snow (@EllaBellaBleu) September 7, 2015
Amandla Stenberg. (AFP)
Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg stars as a young black female heroine in a new comic book that tackles
intersectional feminism. The comic, entitled
NIOBE: She is Life, tells the story of mixed-race character, Niobe Ayutami, who is half human and
half elf, the
Telegraph reported. The character in the comic book – produced by
publishing company, Stranger Comics – is
also on a journey to self-discovery. The 16-year-old actor has in the past been vocal about
issues such as cultural appropriation and intersectional feminism.
Huffington Post refers to the comic book as Stenberg’s tribute “to all badass black
women”. Stranger Comics has also
published book series,
I Am Mixed and I Am.
“I was drawn to give voice to Niobe and co-write her story because her journey is my journey. I connect to her mixed
racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to
learn who she truly is,” Stenberg said in a statement obtained by
The comic is scheduled for release on November 4 2015.
DJ and legendary music producer, Oskido, DJ Maphorisa and SABC have teamed up to produce a song for the
2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The song,
Habashwe, launched on September 4 on
SABC and features singer Tamara Dey, Stoan Seate and Professor, with a
guest appearance by SABC sports presenter Minnie Dlamini. The Springbok team
will represent South Africa at the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on September
18 until October 31 in England.
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