Will Supamega keep his ‘Composure’ while being roasted?
‘A King Arises’ – AKA, the unstoppable ‘Supamega’ of South African hip hop, is about to get a real ‘grill’. The Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax is coming to The Teatro at Montecasino on 21 February 2019.
The ‘Fela in Versace’ and ‘Baddest’ hip hop star will face the music as a treat to those who want to see him take a verbal lashing. They will get to witness the roasting of the Hip Hop Boss who has made his mark in the rap scene, on the continent and around the world. In recent years he has redefined the boundaries for his generation – having opened for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. Now this multiple award winner, performer and entrepreneur is about to be baked, boiled and roasted before your eyes. Prominent, larger than life and ready for trouble, AKA has hurricaned his way to great success with an unprecedented style and loads of savoir-faire.
The South African maestro of subliminals and in your face diss-tracks is presenting himself before the firing squad. Can he keep his ‘composure’? Will his epic freestyle flow save him from getting burnt? No umbrella necessary because the panellists from across Africa’s entertainment world will not be holding back on throwing shade at the man that is not one to shy away from fiery one liners.
Off the back of the success of The Roast of Somizi earlier this year, the highest rated South African roast to date, where Gareth Cliff was the Roast Master to an elite panel made up of DJ Fresh, Nomzamo Mbatha, Skhumba, Fikile Mbalula, Kurt Darren, Ntsiki Mazwai, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Joanne Joseph, The Comedy CentralRoast of AKA is set to be one helluva mouth off. You de-cypher.
Said AKA: “Every roast before this was practice. Take a seat, Bon Appetit”.
Commented Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central and Creative Services at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): “The Comedy Central Roast is a SUPER occasion that gives the audiences a MEGA opportunity to see their favourite celebrity being placed in a hot seat, confronted by some of SA’s big names. So who better to roast than the one and only Supamega? If AKA has ever roasted you on social media, then here is your baddest break to see the punisher burn under pressure.”
“The Roast of Somizi was one of the most popular shows on Showmax this year so we can’t wait for AKA,” said Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s Head of Content. “No need for FOMO the second time round.”
Filming of the Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax will be open to the public and will take place on 21 February 2019 at The Teatro at Montecasino Teatro in Johannesburg. Tickets are available from Computicket for R300.
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Recently back from her successful show at the SoleDXB festival in Dubai, global citizen Sho Madjozi is seems poised for local and international success. And this week she is launching two projects which will see the young star reach new heights.
Best known for her Xitsonga lyrics and vibrant fashion, this week sees the launch of her debut album Limpopo Champions League and the launch of her clothing line in Edgars. She has also been featured on Apple Music’s African A-List today.
Aptly titled Limpopo Champions League, this 13-track album sounds like a celebration of being young and African. Thesong‘KONA’ , in which Sho Madjozi sings that Tsonga people belong everywhere, is an exhilarating affirmation of her Tsonga culture, while the lively track ‘Don’t Tell Me What to Do’ is fun and talks about being a carefree African girl. Acclaimed Nigerian artist YCee is featured on party track ‘Wakanda Forever’. The ‘Captain of the League’ launches debut album releases on Friday, 14th December.
After winning the award for Most Innovative Style at the South African Style Awards last month, Sho Madjozi has partnered with Edcon to launch her first clothing line. The unique range focuses on three lifestyle themes: Chill, Play and Party.
The EdgarsxShoMadjozi range launches at Edgars on Friday, 14th December. Sho Madjozi will be doing a store appearance at the Sandton branch in Johannesburg on Friday at 10am to meet fans and media alike.
Sho Madjozi will be featured alongside some of the continent’s hottest talent on Apple Music’s A List African Playlist later today. And will be jetting out to Nigeria over the weekend to perform alongside Davido, Tiwa Savage and others.
Ever so often a brand makes it appearance and ensure that it stands out from the crowd, head and shoulders. Nomination Italy is such a brand, without a doubt. It has been around for as long as I have, and if you don’t know how old I am, check here.
If you’d like more information about the history of the brand, read their blog as today’s post is all about their new collection that landed in South Africa. The two collections are called the Composable Wish Collection and the Seimia Collection. Nomination Italy is best known for its composable bracelets and even if you don’t own a piece, you’re quite familiar with what it looks like as it’s very unique. I was fortunate enough to receive two pieces that I’m absolutely in love with.
Composable Wishes Collection
Make a wish or wear it!
It’s inspired by the old tradition of coins used for good luck, as an amulet, the new Composable Silvershine Wishes Collection by Nomination. A wide range of 21 different messages on the iconic Composable link bracelet, shaped in the form of a Sterling Silver coin, to share your emotions, or the most important values in your life. From “Best Mum” to “Friendship”, from “Unique like a Unicorn” to “Wisdom”, you can choose and personalize your Composable bracelet in a variety of symbols and messages, one for every occasion.
The “Wisdom” coin retails for R799 (prices range from R499-R799 for symbols)
My Life in Letters…
You are special, you are unique, you are mine.. Sei Mia!
A unique piece of jewelry, the new SeiMia Collection by Nomination. A new way to express yourself and your passions, with an iconic necklace to be personalized with the messages you prefer. To tell your story and your emotions, in a purely Nomination style.
Nomination, the famous brand known worldwide for the famous modular bracelet Composable, presents an elegant and delicate chain in Sterling Silver to be personalized with letters and symbols in Sterling Silver and CZ or stones.
You can now wear your love, your mood, your status… and tell everybody who you are!
Or compose your name and make it shine bright! The perfect gift for you or people you love, to bring a special and precious message to your life.
I absolutely love this piece as it was personalised with my initial.
The chain retails for R249-R1299 and letters for R299
You can personalise these pieces by heading over to www.nomination.com for a full list of retailers or to purchase online. Prices range from R299-R1699.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk, intimate talk.
BETADINE would like you to take care of yourself, naturally so they’ve introduced their new Daily Intimate Care range. The range consist of foam, wash and wipes and are really affordable.
My earliest memories from BETADINE was their antiseptic ointment that were used for skin infections, wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns and more. It didn’t have a pleasant smell but it saved me from a lifetime of (more) scars when I got burned with boiling hot water in the chest area, at the age of 8/9. I believe that they’ve brought that same effectiveness to their Intimate Care range so I was really excited to try it.
Regular soaps and shower gels can disturb the pH level of our intimate area so we should be using products that are specifically designed to help maintain the ideal level of pH down under (not Australia).
What is the role of the vaginal pH in maintaining good feminine health?
You may remember from chemistry that the pH of something determines how acidic or basic it is. You might be surprised to learn that the pH of the vagina directly relates to its health. A healthy vaginal pH is somewhere between 3.5 to 4.5 and is mainly regulated by the “good” bacteria called lactobacilli that rule the vaginal ecosystem.
When your pH is imbalanced, you will likely notice an unpleasant odour and/or irritation of the vulva which are signs of an imbalance like bacterial or fungal infection.
But what can cause a change in pH?
To cite some of them:
Monthly menstruation (pH4),
The presence of semen after intercourse (pH 1),
Taking antibiotics, our diet,
General body wash & soap (pH between 9 to 10)
As an indication, BETADINE Daily Intimate Care range has a pH between 3.8 to 4.6 (in the ideal pH range for the intimate area.)
BETADINE Daily Intimate Foam and Wash have been specifically designed to support the natural pH of the vaginal flora.
Daily Intimate Care Foam RSP R49.99 for 100 ml (also available in 200 ml for R64.95)
I absolutely love the packaging of this range as it’s feminine and easily recognised. It’s designed for sensitive skin as our intimate area are prone to irritation easily. The Intimate Foam comes in a convenient bottle with pump for easy application. The bottle are easy to grip, even in the shower and allow for easy usage. Application is easy as you just pump the desired amount into your hand and apply to your intimate area. I love the “hands-on” approach as it eliminates any and every chance of bacteria from a cloth or sponge getting to your intimate area.
Daily Intimate Care Wash RSP R39.00 for 50ml (also available in 150 ml for R49.95)
This wash (50 ml) is compact, which makes for easy storage. I love the smell of this range as it’s not overwhelming but really pleasant. Application is the same as the foam i.e. with your hands and comes in a squeeze bottle.
Both products are designed to soothe and nourish your intimate area and it’s unique pH balanced TRI-CARE+ formulation combined with prebiotics offer an optimal daily protection from unwanted symptoms such as odour, itch and irritation associated with pH imbalance.
Both products contain:
I personally prefer the Intimate Care Foam simply because the bottle is easier to use in the shower for me. I’m also a big fan of the foam formula but both products gets the job done.
This range also include the Daily Intimate flushable wipes that are not part of the review and are available at R16.95 (10 flushable sheets).
You can purchase the range from all Dischem stores, selected Clicks stores and leading pharmacies.
Let’s start off by saying that the new Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair range is not curly girl friendly. It contains silicone and parabens so if you use strictly “CG” approved products, move right along (I’m kidding, please still read my post.)
I’ve been natural for 6+ years but my hair is okay with products that contains silicone and paraben. I don’t particularly sought them out but when they make their way to me, I use it. I’ve been struggling with moisture retention for a while and this range promised to, “reverse damage caused by styling, heat and everyday stresses.” So, my hair was stressed and needed a spa day, seriously.
Let’s start with my favourite to least favourite product.
In the words of Rihanna, “where have you been, all my life?”
This product is one of my favourite masks so far. This is perfect for someone like me who regularly colours her hair, which bring along some damage. It smells absolutely yummy and left my hair feeling soft and manageable. You apply after shampoo and conditioner, leave on for 2-3 minutes then rinse off and style.
Intense Therapy Conditioner (200ml): RSP R52.99
I love a good conditioner and this is definitely one. What makes a good conditioner, you ask? Well, dear friend, any conditioner that can make detangling a breeze is a good conditioner. I prefer finger detangling but it takes forever so I often grab either my wide tooth comb or a detangling brush. With this conditioner I could finger detangle easily and got done in less than 10 minutes as my hair multiplies when wet. The fact that it smelled amazing is an added bonus.
Intense Therapy Shampoo (250ml): RSP R52.99
Sooo…this thing of the shampoo being my least favourite product is becoming a norm. I hated how it made my hair feel i.e. hard and unmanageable. If it weren’t for the conditioner and mask that followed, I’m not sure what my hair would’ve looked like. The second time around I did a co wash and the results were much better. The smell is amazing and I really wanted this whole range to work for my hair but it’s a big no on the shampoo, sorry.
In conclusion, I wanted more moisturised hair, I got more moisturised and manageable hair. I used heat to showcase the results better and only used a heat protectant spray, nothing else. Also, I don’t know what to do with my hair when it’s straight as after wearing it half loose for one day it returned to a bun for the remainder of the time.
Results from a twistout but my hair is quite dry.
After (1 wash):
Heat styled after one wash
A week later:
7+ days later
Disclaimer: I’ve received these products from Beauty Bulletin but views expressed are my own, no coaxing.
What will the queen of Tsonga do now?
Still basking in the afterglow of her successful international music performances, the proudly pan-African Sho Madjozi has gathered an impressive list of nine artists who will collaborate to create magic with her on the Discovery Stage at the second One Source Live festival, at The Sheds at 1 Fox Street on 17 November.
Taking collaborations to the next level, the feisty Sho Madjozi will compose three tracks with what will undoubtedly be a masterstroke of creative genius featuring producers Tboy da Flame, Master KG and Makwa. She’s also roped in rappers Big Hash, Dee Koala and JovieJovv, along with singers Makhadzi, Nelisiwe and Mthandeni ft Gcokama Elisha.
“I chose my collaborators because they represent what I’m looking for, which is young African artists who are genuinely exciting and can be popular in Jozi and Thohoyandou and everywhere in-between. This is an exciting time to be African, and we are here to be part of that pan-African revolution,” said Sho Madjozi.
As one of the Absolut Creative Revolutionaries – along with Khuli Chana, Trevor Stuurman and Osborne Macharia who will also gift festival-goers with their works –Sho Madjozi will be curating one of the most awe-inspiring acts in her young career. After all, the Discovery Stage is where you showcase when you are on the cusp of a serious career breakthrough.
Friends, fans and followers will be treated to a packed programme that will engage all their senses. Besides the Sho Madjozi action on the Discovery Stage, there’ll be the Absolut Art Bar, the epicentre of the festival featuring curated art and performance space by day which will transform into the headline stage after dark.
The Street Zone is where creativity goes back to its source with art installations, food trucks, a street performance stage, fashion pop-ups and street photographers.
The One Source Live bill is heavy with disrupters and visionaries in the form of Zulu rooted and global star S’java, the Hip-Hop beatnik Shane Eagle, DJ PH, the party starter kokomaster D’Banj and Gqom Nation kings, Distruction Boyz. Topping it all with an unmissable throwback to a time of unique sound innovation will be Kwaito legends, Trompies.
Tickets cost R200 and are available now at Webtickets (tel 086 111 0005)
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