DJ Sumbody has passed away

DJ Sumbody

Artist and musician DJ Sumbody has died. His management released a statement confirming his passing, saying that details of his death cannot be released but that he ran into an unfortunate incident in the early hours of Sunday morning, 20 November 2022, that led to his passing. Apart from his ventures as an artist, the […]

Arise by Heineken readies to launch with Tobe Nwigwe

A'Rise Heineken Tobe Nwigwe

A’Rise by Heineken is coming and they’re bringing Tobe Nwigwe with them. The new event property is a multi-layered platform that gives iconic tastemakers the opportunity to connect with rising local talent within music, fashion, and art across South Africa. The first event is taking place in Johannesburg on the 3rd of December and will […]

Nominees for the 11th Annual SA Hip Hop Awards Unveiled

SA Hip Hop Awards

On Friday, 11 November, rapper and event organiser Rashid Kay announced on Twitter that the nominees for the SA Hip Hop Music Awards 2022 would be announced on Monday, 14 November via livestream on the SA Hip Hop Awards website. True to their word, the nominees were duly announced on Monday, 14 November, to much […]

Africa’s first Jordan collaboration comes to life with Shelflife

Jordan Shelflife

The Air Jordan 2 turns 35 years old this year and to mark the occasion they have a host of new drops and colourways coming. Part of the celebration includes partnering with three retailers to deliver collaborative lines with the stores that have helped grow the brand over the years. In a benchmark move, Nike […]

Blood Psalms: A Multitude of African Mythologies That Make For An Epic Fantasy

Blood Psalms

Blood Psalms is here. Showmax’s epic fantasy, co-produced by French premium television channel CANAL+, launched on Wednesday the 28th September in a first for South African television. Set in ancient Africa 11 000 years ago, Blood Psalms chronicles the rise to power of a fierce teenage princess who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient […]

Everything you need to know about the DStv Delicious festival this weekend

DStv Delicious Festival

Festival season is back and DStv Delicious is taking place this weekend. Burna Boy makes a return to SA shores as the headliner for Saturday night and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds takes centre stage for Sunday night. Apart from the two biggest names of the festival, there’s cornucopia of entertainment for the weekend and we’re here […]

Breaking Bread with Bea Theron

“Amapiano to the world” is a phrase we’ve been hearing consistently over the past year or so. South Africa’s greatest sonic export has come with a lot of opportunity for the artists championing the sound: it’s a tale of musicians from the hood making the most of their gifts and rising – like the tide […]

Inside Manthe Ribane’s Museum of Belief, Optimism, and Solidarity

Manthe Ribane

There was a girl. Teal lipstick, fluorescent disco pants, and a sharp bowl cut, razored bald on the sides, with a waist-long braid at each temple framing her face. “I’m a cartoon character,” she tells one camera while the screen cuts to her dancing in a Johannesburg street. She’s practically bursting with a magnetic charm […]

Tony Gum: Find Your People and Move With Them

Tony Gum

Being an artist is a lot like being a teenager. It’s a time of simultaneous omnipotence and powerlessness, according to Chris Kraus, as you live so intensely inside your own head that there isn’t a difference between reality and your imagination. You’re the master of your own universe, discovering and making the world all at […]

Manthe Ribane and Tony Gum: The Storytellers

Manthe Ribane Tony Gum Multichoice

Every story has a beginning. Our origins inform who we are and are at the heart of our identity. We are all storytellers, ultimately, and our stories play a definitive role in how we evolve as beings. Africa’s most loved storyteller, Multichoice, is passionate about showcasing them and the artists who create them. This September, […]