CAROL TSHABALALA

Carol began broadcasting in 2000 for the youth sports programme “Sportsbuzz”. Within a year she was a field reporter for the soccer show “Soccer Special” and soon earned the prestigious accolade of being the first female sports anchor of major TV show, “Mabaleng”, previously hosted by Robert Marawa and Martin Locke. She also hosted the 2003 and 2008 “Miss South Africa and Miss South Africa teen” pageants.

In 2011 she had the esteemed honour of hosting the biggest soccer accolade in the world- The FIFA Ballon D’or in Zurich with CNN anchor- Pedro Pinto. In 2012 she was a guest of honour in Zurich.

As a radio journalist, Carol moved from Kaya fm, where she compiled and presented daily sports bulletins for the breakfast show to Radio 2000 where she now anchors “Beyond the Game” daily from 15h00-18h00, the first dedicated drive time sports show in SA.

Carol is also a seasoned ring announcer and her passion for the sport of boxing and professionalism has seen her ring announce many top class bouts and world title fights.

As an MC, she has hosted, amongst others, the following events:

* 2010 FIFA Ballon D’or Gala
* 2011 SA Sport Awards
* 2011 FIFA football symposium (Frankfurt, Germany)
* The 2010 FIFA world cup preliminary and final draws
* FIFA congress 2010
* Launch of Football for hope centres in Khayelitsha and Alexandra
* The Presidential sports awards
* 2009 FIFA Confederations cup draw
* Annual Premier soccer league awards
* Annual Boxing awards (every year since 2003)
* SABC 2 New years eve concert
* Launch of the African cup of nations
* 2010 World cup bid book handover
* The launch of SABC Sport
* The launch of the ABSA cup
* Miss SA pageant (2003 & 2008)
* United school sports association of South Africa Awards
* Launch of new Nike headquarters
* Blue I.Q Nelson Mandela marathon
* The Kaizer Chiefs end of season awards

Contact details for booking Carol Tshabalala : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Nandi Mngoma

Nandi Mngoma is a South African singer, actress and television presenter who rose to fame with the 2011 release of the single Tonight, which she wrote and had produced by DJ Franky.

She gained further fame with the release of her debut album Nandi in September 2012, which was followed up by her first music video, Goodtimes, in February 2013.

Born in the rural town of Maphumulo and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Nandi began performing at the age of four when she was cast as the lead ballerina in a ballet. She went on to do modelling, winning numerous titles including Miss Junior RSA.

Her introduction to a music career came when she won a talent search which gave her a steady gig as a performer at the Gateway Mall.

When she was 15, Nandi landed her first television presenting gig when she hosted the SABC2 pre-teen entertainment show Bling in 2004, in which she informed children about music, movies and other issues.

In high school she wanted to pursue a career in journalism but was dissuaded by a jaded journalist at a career exhibition who told her there was no money to be earned in the field. She chose instead to study law – first at UKZN and later at Varsity College.

In 2010 she entered the SABC1 presenter search for the music show LIVE and was one of the four finalists, eventually losing to Minnie Dlamini. In the same year she came second in the O-Access presenter search, which was won by Dineo Moeketsi.

Her star rose in 2011 with the release of her first single and she firmly established herself on the music scene with her debut album in 2012.

She joined ProVerb and Dineo Ranaka as a co-host of the Mzansi Magic magazine programme All Access Mzansi, in 2013.

 

Contact details for booking Nandi Mngoma : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Brian Themba

Brian Temba is a South African born performer, singer, songwriter and producer, known for his recent role as Ranthumeng Mokoena in the South African soap opera Muvhango and his role as Simba in the West End musical The Lion King.

Theatre

  • SIMBA in The lion king (2003–2008: West End)
  • u/s Simba/Ensemble in The lion king (2000–2001: Panteges Theatre, Los Angeles)
  • Ensemble in Lion and the lamb (1999: Market Theatre, South Africa)

Television

  • Omar in HIP HOP OPERA (Urban Concepts, London)
  • Featured Artist in Back stage (ETV)
  • Brian in GENERATIONS (SABC 1)
  • guest at THE JAY LENO SHOW (Los Angeles)
  • guest at FELICIA MABUZA SULE SHOW (South Africa)
  • Ranthumeng Mokoena in “MUVHANGO”(SABC 2)

Recordings

  • AMAZING GRACE (film soundtrack)
  • Roger and Sam Grandison Live in LOndon , featured on a track Awesome Wonders
  • Mamani by Joy Denalane(2002)
  • Something better by Brian Temba(2009)
  • T.I.M.T This Is My Time By Brian Temba(2012)

 

Contact details for booking Brian Themba : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Stogie T

Tumi Molekane, who was born in Tanzania in 1981 when his parents were in exile, and who moved to Soweto, South Africa in 1992, is the poet and leader. The Volume is a power trio of Tiago C. Paulo on guitar, Dave Bergman on bass, and Paulo Chibanga on drums. They have two albums.

Their debut, At the Bassline, is a recording from a live session at a famous South African nightclub. Their sophomore effort, Tumi & the Volume, is a studio album that is similar to Meshell’s Cookie in that it mixes poetry and music, and also uses the voices and images of previous generations.

The incorporation of the views and voices of older generations that preceded hip-hop is a common and significant element in both Ndegeocello and Tumi.

Contact details for booking Tumi Molekane ,  Booking Stogie T : bookings@djsproduction.co.za / 0813401356

lloyd Cele

Before 2010 L’loyd Cele would never have imagined himself to be one of the South Africa’s most popular artists. Now days though, Lloyd finds himself traveling the country performing at top live events, being nominated for top accolades, involving himself with notable charities, recording songs with top producers, SHOOTING videos and collaborating with leading SA artists.

“My life has been completely changed since I was the runner up in Idols. It’s been a whirlwind, and I have never looked back. So many amazing opportunities have come my way, and I have been sure to grab them all with both hands!’ explains Lloyd”

Long before Idols, Lloyd was always passionate about music. He was the worship director at his church and also a youth leader at Eagles Community Fellowship which equip young people to be effective in their communities. He is a self-taught musician and has learned to PLAY the guitar, keyboard and saxophone.

Lloyd’s musical background has been a huge advantage for him putting together his albums. Lloyd has written and composed around 90% of the songs on thealbums, titled ‘One and 2nd album, ‘No Limits’

Lloyd’s sound is about embracing South Africa’s diverse culture, racial groups,and musical influences and fusing them together in one album. The formula seems to have worked on his 1st album belting out hit after hit. After Idols came ‘Thanks To You’, this was followed by the much loved ‘Make It Easy’, nominated at Sama 2012 for song of the year and led to the dance inspired hit ‘My Air’, one of summer 2011 biggest local hit. The next big hit was the Zulu ballad ‘Thando’ featuring Loyiso Bala, which was nominated for a 2012 Sama in best collaboration. The album scooped up the award for best pop album of 2012.

“The past 3 years been an extremely creative period were I have had the chance to travel and record in the states developing music that I am very proud of” tells Lloyd.

Songs to look out for on Lloyd’s 2nd album, NO LIMITS are ‘Hero’, which carries a strong message. Other more light hearted tracks and love songs are ‘Feel The Love’ ‘Cinderella’ ‘Ngiyakhukumbula;, ‘Bambo Lwami’ and ‘She’s On Fire’.

2012 saw Lloyd receive another nod in the form of a Channel O awards nomination and in 2013 a Metro award nomination as well as 3 SAMA’s nominations for best Pop, best Record and best Collaboration.

“We are working hard to make a career in the music business and so far it’s been a blessing at every turn, MEETING amazing people and such supportive fans”

In addition to performing and recording Lloyd is currently lending his well liked and recognizable name and face to organizations such as Reach For A Dream and Domestos TOILET campaign. The Domestos campaign builds clean and new toilets in schools that have serious sanitation problems in Kwazulu Natal. Lloyd identifies with these issues due to his childhood experiences.

Outside of music there is an autobiography with a FREE acoustic CD released October 14th 2013 (A DREAM OF AN IDOL )-WITH DREAMS ACOUSTIC ALBUM as well as a new soul and a new dance house single. The soulful house track, THIN ICE produced by RJ Benjamin and YOUR FRIEND with DJ Tira and Fisherman.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Lloyd is also a radio PRESENTER with his own show on VumaFM called “The Lloyd Cele Show” every Sunday 3-7pm on Vuma fm, a new commercial radio station broadcasting in the Kwazulu-Natal region.

L’loyd encourages all people to reach for their their dreams and never give up. All things are truly possible!

 

Contact details for booking lloyd Cele : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Proverb

When Tebogo Thekiso, aka ProVerb started rapping in 1999 all he wanted to do was sound cool and be better than the next rapper on the scene, little did he know that he had sparked the flame to a fire that would engulf the whole of SA and other parts of the mother continent. 9 years and 3 albums later, ProVerb has built himself a career in the world of entertainment with his ability to craft pictures, dreams and emotions with words as the driving force. His tenacious attitude and not believing in being second best has helped place his name in the hearts and minds of South Africans of all ages and walks of life.

Born in Kimberly in the Northern Cape, or ‘Dime City Rhyme City’ as it’s now commonly known, Verb’s humility, socially-conscious and clean content have earned himself tens of thousands of fans in SA and abroad. One of the very few rappers who don’t use vulgar language in their rhymes, Verb has that widespread appeal to audiences old and young. In 2004 he released his official debut album, The Book of ProVerb, through independent record label Outrageous Records. This album marked the birth of a flourishing career for the Kimberley MC – a true diamond in the rough that would shine like no other. This album featured the massive singles ‘I have a dream’, ‘Microphone Sweet Home’ and ‘Heart Beat’

After being quiet for sometime to focus on different entertainment avenues in entertainment, Verb has finally dropped his much anticipated third album Write of Passage, his second major release through Gallo. This album boasts Verb’s largest amounts of collaborations to date including HHP, Maggz, Mode9, Morale, Ferdy (Urban Reign), Tamarsha, TeePee, Clu and others. Notable producers include Ameen, IV League, Leo Large, Top Shayela, Don Juan (Octave Couplet) and introduces hot new beat-maker Raven MC – who will blow you away with his DJ Premier style of beats on the songs ‘Tryna Get It’, ‘Hip Hop’ and ‘ProMode’.

ProVerb is a true African star that has shown his potential as an artist and a brand that manages to appeal to a wide audience. His work ethic and creativity will see him grow to new heights where he can set the standard on how local and even international artists handle their careers as entertainers and as socially responsible citizens. With right resources made available to him he will become the poster boy for South African musicians and youth to look up to.

Scoop Makhathini

Siyabonga Ngwekazi is a South African television presenter and writer best known for hosting the pop culture magazine show Street Journal, on SABC1.

He replaced Trevor Noah as the male host of the celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza for its second season, which premiered on SABC1 on Wednesday 16 July, 2008.

In November 2007 he co-hosted the 8th Annual Metro FM Music Awards, with Penny Lebyane

Siya began co-hosting (with Nonhle Thema) the daily live entertainment news show V Entertainment on DStv’s Vuzu channel on Wednesday 1 July, 2009.

He was a Digital Host for the 16th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), which were held in Sun City on Saturday 17 April, 2010.

Contact details for booking Siyabonga “Scoop” Ngwekazi : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Lunga Shabalala

Lunga Shabalala is a South African model, television presenter and actor best known for taking over as the host of the SABC1 music show Selimathunzi from Kaos Matu after winning a countrywide presenter search, in 2011.

His journey began when he won the Represent South Africa in Calvin Klein competition in August 2010 and became the face of the men’s underwear range, garnering him media attention.

He quickly found a place for himself on the “desirable” men’s list such as 2011 Cosmo Sexiest Hunks Calendar and several others.

Lunga was a commentator on the second season of the Vuzu countdown show 10 Over 10 in 2013, and was the co-host (with Amanda Du-Pont) of SABC1’s New Year countdown show Come Duze, which aired on 31 December, 2013.

In 2014 he made his acting debut in the SABC1 police drama series Task Force and starred in the SABC3 reality series The Man Cave with Janez Vermeiren.

Television Roles
Character / Show

Commentator – Himself / 10 Over 10 – Season 2

Host – Himself / Come Duze – Season 10

Himself / ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall – Season 3

Host – Himself / Selimathunzi – Season 24

Host – Himself / Selimathunzi – Season 25

Host – Himself / Selimathunzi – Season 26

Zuko / Task Force – Season 1

Himself / The Man Cave – Season 1

ZIZO BEDA

Zizo Beda is a South African model and television presenter best known for hosting the SABC1 music show Selimathunzi.

She hails from Dutywa in the Transkei and was a student at Clarendon Girls High in East London and loves netball, tennis and taebo.

Her other hobbies include drawing and debating which she declares has been the finest investment of her time and effort and has helped to shape her character.

Her future plans include studying journalism and media studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown and she aspires to be one of South Africa’s foremost journalists.

Zizo believes that it is important to live life, so that you don’t look back with regret.

Television Roles
Character / Show

Herself / Glambition – Season 1

Miss SA Teen Contestant – Herself / Miss SA And Miss SA Teen – Season 1

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 21

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 22

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 23

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 24

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 25

Host – Herself / Selimathunzi – Season 26

Dark Angel – Herself / The AXE Sweet Life – Season 1

Presenter – Herself / The Crown Gospel Music Awards – Season 6

Host – Herself / The Metro FM Music Awards – Season 11

Presenter – Herself / The South African Music Awards – Season 20

Herself / Zaziwa – Season 1

Robert Marawa

Robert is a South African sports journalist and television and radio personality who began his career as a continuity presenter before MOVING into sports broadcasting, anchoring shows like TopSport and Laduma. He studied for a Law degree at the University of Witwatersrand from 1992, only to be bitten by the broadcasting bug in 1996. He joined SABC1 when the channels were relaunched in their present format of SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 respectively in 1996, as a Zulu and English continuity presenter.

After almost two years on SABC1 boredom crept in and the dream of being a sports anchor became priority, something that had always been a childhood ambition. Robert officially started at the then Topsport as an anchor of the popular live soccer show Laduma in late 1997, three days after successfully going through an audition. He was thrown straight into the deep-end of France World Cup 1998 with a total of 48 GAMES to share between two anchors. Robert later hosted the Discovery Sports Centre 6-7pm, weekdays on Metro FM, Thursday Night Live and various soccer shows on Supersport 3. In 2013 he was the co-host of the 12th Metro FM Music Awards.

Contact details for booking Robert Marawa : bookings@djsproduction.co.za / 0114407879 / 0813401356