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Worth Checking Out: SOFT’s The Wooden Stool

When a song is newly available on streaming services, listening and discussing the release is commonplace. At that point, we’re considering the technical, limited to commentary on what is on the track. However, watching a performance of the same track has the potential to bring the artist closer to their listenership and forge a bond […]

Born To Dance: The Story of Kamo Mphela

“I’m always smiling when I dance. I like the reaction of how it makes people feel more than what it makes me feel. So, me dancing gives people smiles and that’s what I take from, I gravitate from. It’s more of an energy. I feel like dance is a talent that’s meant to make people […]

Success Is A Blend for The Plug 100 in partnership with Chivas Regal

The author of The Secrets to Your Win, TemitOpe Ibrahim once said “Influence is when you are not the one talking and yet your words fill the room; when you are absent and yet your presence is felt everywhere.” As a measure of the 100 most influential people in SA urban culture, we couldn’t find a […]

‘THIS IS OFF THE WALL’ Celebrates Hip Hop Artists J.I.D and Bohan Phoenix through digital storytelling

Vans reveals the final instalment of the ‘THIS IS OFF THE WALL’ brand campaign, following the journey of two artists: Atlanta-based rapper, J.I.D and Chinese-born and American-raised artist, Bohan Phoenix who express their personal identities through music. The episodic campaign captures their stories of overcoming challenges and finding their inspiration and drive to make it big. […]

Of Pandemics and Artistry

How many times have you seen “The New Normal” when reading anything COVID-19 related? It’s marketing’s newest catchphrase and the disposition of sometimes blithely indifferent politicians, but what is the new normal to you? For essential services providers it’s longer hours and heightened awareness, for a 9-5er it’s working from home and requiring a more […]

Navigating Creative Entrepreneurship and Freelancing

Sazi Mba offers prospective freelancers advice on securing opportunities in the time of COVID-19 Meet Sazi Mbalekwa; producer, production manager and freelance career consultant. Having worked on the sets of major motion and commercial productions, Sazi Mbalekwa is a budding young expert in her field. She holds a BA in Motion Film Production from the […]

ACA is taking homegrown talent to the world

News of Netflix’s second African original series came to us in June last year when they started production. Come 2020, Blood & Water premiered in 190 countries worldwide on the 20th May. A coming of age mystery drama, the series is flush with young creatives, from the cast and crew to the photographers they worked […]

Travel Africa with these iconic movies for Africa Day

We’re celebrating Africa Day today and our rich history of storytelling on the continent makes film the perfect art-form to celebrate that history. Our borders may be closed due to the nationwide lockdown, but we’re travelling Africa with these 26 movies curated from across the continent, available on Showmax. BOTSWANA:  A United Kingdom (2016) The […]

Michael Jordan’s Last Dance and the story of the Nike Air Jordan 1

If you’re a basketball fan, you’ve been revelling in the 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA Championship in 1998. Every Monday, two new episodes are available for viewing on Netflix, and we’re immersed in the world of one of the greatest sports figures the world […]

5 minutes with Lorraine Maisel

With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, stylist and art director turned entrepreneur Lorraine Maisel has had a finger on the pulse of current societal events for quite some time. The takeaway? 30 years canned into a 5-minute interview of skilled insight as we tackle the key topics like the COVID-19 Pandemic, […]

Entertainment in the time of COVID-19: How will industry survive

It’s the fourth day of the country’s nation-wide lockdown in response to the the spread of COVID-19, and two weeks since the President has declared a national state of disaster. Industry around the country (save for those in essential services) has ground to a halt, but the entertainment industry of SA seems to be hit […]