Metro FM’s Eddie Zondi dies

Metro FM radio DJ Eddie Makhosonke Zondi has died, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Monday.

“We confirm as the SABC that we received the sad news that Eddie Zondi passed on this morning,” spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said.
The public broadcaster sent its condolences to Zondi’s family.
Kaizer could not confirm reports that the radio personality had suffered a heart attack.
Zondi was 47-years-old at the time of his death.

He was the host of the popular Metro FM show, The Romantic Repertoire, which aired on Sundays from 3pm to 6pm


Actress Pam Andrews has taken to social media to show her fans that having a baby doesn’t mean she can’t show off her body anymore.

The mother of one has been posting rather steamy photographs on Instagram….just because she can.
Andrews who came onto the scene as a member of 101, the singing group who won the first season of Coca-Cola Pop Stars in 2001 now stars in the local soap Rhythm City as Gail October.
Andrews has a 3 year old son with ex husband French engineer Cedric Thivillon. She is now marrie to polish businessman Voytek Pieron.

Rapper AKA Joins Super Sport ‘s World Cup Team

One of South Africa’s hottest MCs right now AKA, seems to be a major soccer fan as he joins the Super Sport World Cup Live Team. The rapper will be on seat with the other Live team mates talking live football with the World Cup matches in focus.

 He shared the post below on Twitter with the message ”Proud to announce that I have just joined Super Sports as part of the team”

Also on the team is Sizwe of MTVBase with whom AKA was at suit fitting with. Both going to look good in those snappy SuperSport suits from the looks of it.


South African rapper Refiloe Maele Phoolo AKA Cassper Nyovest was on Metro FM with television presenter/Metro FM DJ T-Bo Touch on Monday 09 June 2014 and T-Bo Touch sealed a deal between BMW and rapper Cassper Nyovest live on air.

Cassper Nyovest’s recent hit song ‘Gusheshe’, which features OkMalumKoolKat triggered a BMW deal. T-Bo facilitated a sponsorship deal with beamer during his “TouchDown326” radio can watch the video below…

Djsproduction crew heard it from a very reliable source that Cassper Nyovest lost the BMW deal because he failed to produce his driver’s license. The “Gusheshe and Doc shebeleza hit maker” was suppose to be a proud owner of a brand new BMW 2 series-a swanky ride that’s a step up from Cassper’s ‘Gusheshe’, a local slang term that refers to a BMW 325 iS model usually pre 1993. The then thrilled rapper took to twitter not knowing that deal would require him to have a driver’s license said:
“The big homie @iamtbotouch just hooked me up with a 2 series live on air. Called Beamer and hooked up the deal live”.


1Lavascious Lemons Take To The CourtLunched on 10th May 2014, by Sport & Recreation Minister, Fikile Mbalula in partnership with Brutal Fruit, the Brutal Fruit Netball Cup has witnessed 9 provinces battling it out for the championship tittle. The semi-professional league, a first of its kind in Africa, promised a spectacular final, headlined by the Brutal Fruit Celebrity Challenge, with South African celebrities, taking center court to the benefit of POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse).
This weekend saw some of our favourite TV stars battling it out for a good course at the Brutal Fruit Netball Cup Celebrity Challenge. For the not-to-be-missed game, the celebrity teams, Lavascious Lemons took on the Cheeky Cranberries, supported by the National All Star Netball.
The Brutal Fruit Netball Cup is a catalyst for change for women in sports, offering them an opportunity to strengthen their skill, while becoming role models and true ambassadors of the nation. Brutal Fruit is confident that the sponsorship of the Netball Premier League will drive radical change in women’s sports in South Africa and greater equity in the sports industry as a whole. One of the reasons behind Brutal Fruit’s decision to get involved in the league is to ensure that the face of the sporting hero can also be a heroine, affirming women as credible role models in the sporting fraternity.
Celebrity Players: Pearl Modiadie, Lalla Hirayama, Jena Dover, Zizo Beda, Dineo Moeketsi, Khanya Mkhangisa, Luthando Shosha, Lerato Kganyago, Eda Rose, Pearl Thusi and Brutal Fruit Ambassador Miss Pru.
Lootlove, Dineo with Jena on the court


One of this year’s highly anticipated local albums, Local hip hop star Da L.E.S has revealed the street release date for his upcoming sophomore album “Mandela Money” and it is very soon. The LP will be available for pre-order on iTunes from June 15th, accompanied by an official launch party at Taboo. Fans will get the new single ‘Dice’ immediately when purchasing the album with a pre-order, and then get the full album on July 4th, when the album drops officially. “Mandela Money” was initially set to be released last year, but L.E.S pushed it back to perfect the product that fans will call a quality product.
The first single off the album was ‘Heaven’ which to this day still gets a wild reaction from hip hop fans across the country.pres below to play the video…
The second single “Fire” was voted the best local hip hop club banger this past Festive Season, by our local hip hop DJs and club play below to watch the music video…
 Mandela Money available from iTunes next week.

Cassper Nyovest ‘s Tsholofelo Album Out 31st July

Cassper Nyovest ,Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on 16 December 1990 in a Mafikeng village called Montshiwa. Has finally released the cover of his most anticipated album which is due for release at the end of July . Although Cassper had originally set the release date for the album some time in May. Lets hope the wait was all worth it.
Cassper was inspired by his late brother “Khotso Motebang Phoolo” who was a rapper but sadly passed on in 2003, Cassper decided to take on the music world and hasn’t looked back since.
He went from being a member of CHG (Childhood Gangsters) in 2004, but broke away as ideas matured in different directions. Later on in the same year joined another group “Slow Motion” which had 8 members including producer Ganja Beatz of “Feel D” Dream Entertainment.

In 2008 at age 17 Cassper got a record deal with “Impact Sounds”, arguably the strongest Motswako label at the time with artists like Tuks Senganga & Morafe. After committing 2 full years of his career without signs of his album dropping he decided to part ways with the label to start his own label “Press Play Music”. This came as a major setback and forced him to move back home to his grandmother’s place in Potchefstroom.
Few months down the line he wrote a song “Holla at a Pantsula” to a beat by producer ‘DJ Hypnosis’ which samples the ‘Grove Washington ft Bill Withers song Just the 2 of Us’. The song blew up in his neighbourhood and he decided on an unofficial video which now has 8000+ views on Youtube.
Labels started noticing and calling for work, but amongst these was an artist Cassper grew up looking up to, from the same streets of Montshiwa, Hip Hop Pantsula.

HipHop Pantsula featured Cassper on his album Dumela joint ‘Wam tseba Mtho’, heavily contributing to his respect by the game as a Motswako artist. HHP’s “Wam Tseba Mtour” put him at stages across South Africa. Working with Jabba has boosted Cassper’s young music career to amazing levels, performing all over South Africa multiple times, and crossing over to international shows in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Mozambique. He also toured with HHP and Tuks to UK last December 2011 performing in Camden, London and Milton Keyes.

Cassper also features on HHP’s hit singles ‘Past Time’ and ‘Padapa’. His single “Wahala” ft Young Slugz from his debut album, I Love You/Tsholofelo recently dropped, debuting on Vuzu TV’s V-Entertainment and had an incredible response.
Signed to no major, just a kid from Montshiwa with a Godly vision and nothing but an international dream… A fool’s hope.
For Booking Cassper Nyovest , Booking Hip Hop Panstula , contact 0715199905 or email

Soweto 76 Youth Day Celebration

The June 16 1976 Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. Events that triggered the uprising can be traced back to policies of the Apartheid government that resulted in the introduction of the Bantu Education Act in 1953.
One of the best social night spot in Jozi is hosting a celebration event in honor of the events of June 16 1976 with the event titled ‘ Soweto 76 ‘ and the slogan reading ‘ The flames died out but the fire still burns ‘ .
The event features top acts Mafikizolo , IFANI and DJ Kent .


Photo: Wwwooooohoooo .... We're no1 on the #AlgoaFM #Top30 ....Thank you all and thanks Algoa FM Algoa FM News for the amazing support. God bless you all.

Lloyd Cele tops the charts of Algoa FM top 30 with tonight!

Lloyd cele is currenlty in studio cooking up something for his fans and this is what he had to say about who he features on the album on his facebook page,”YOU HEARD IT FIRST……I’m doing a Collab for my new album with one of THE best local R&B voices in SA BrianTemba. Not only is he incredibly talented but caries great humility and a good heart….Lloyd added. We getting very close to finishing the album. Just keeping you in the loop.
and he went to ask,”which rapper would you like me to Collab with?”

u can watch his Algoa number 1 tune-Tonight below….


Ever wondered what became of child kwaito star Mzambiya or where Dr Malinga learned those amazing kicks? ‘Rolling with celebs’ provides answers to these questions in the new season.

The show which has previously taken us into the lives of SA stars such as Zola, Kelly Khumalo and Mandoza will now be focusing on the on a variety of South African musicians, actors and sports stars.
Every week viewers will get to see one of the stars as they spend time with their family and friends, while dealing with every day obstacles and challenges.
Nkosinathi ‘Mzambiya’ Zwane who burst onto the music scene in the early 2000s with his track
‘Kumele Senzeni’ is one of those who will be featured in the show.
“I’ve spent a bit of time away from the lime-light and a lot of people just assumed that I’m down and out but this show will set the record straight” says the 27-year-old singer.
According to Mzambiya the camera crew followed him around for almost a month as he went through his day to day activities.
“My fans will get to see my family, my production company as well as a meeting I had with businessman Patrice Motsepe,” he says.
“The show also coincides with the release of my latest single because although I have been focusing on the business side of things, the music is still important,” he adds.
In the past popular reality shows such as ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ and SA’s ‘Nonhle goes to Hollywood’ have been accused of being fake and scripted, however Mzambiya assures fans that this does not apply to “Rolling with Celebs”.
“I wouldn’t have agreed to do take part in it if that was the case. Lies like that would only catch up with me in the end. This show is a true reflection of my life,” he says.
Mzambiya is currently working on more tracks which he plans to release in the coming months.
Other celebrities who will be profiled in this fourth season of the show include Boity Thulo, Tumi Morake, Rebecca Malope, Teko Modise, Bujy Bikwa and Trevor Gumbi
Rolling With… The Celeb Edition premiered on Sunday at 6.30PM with Dr Malinga