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DONALD DROPS “BLACKS AND WHITE”

 
Singer Donald Moatshe Photo by Tankiso Khumalo

HE HAS taken over the airwaves with his music.
Singer Donald Moatshe has made a return with his third album titled Black and White, and since its release last week, everyone wants a piece of him.
The Denial hitmaker is excited about this project, which is a follow-up to his successful second album, Train Of Love.
Donald told Daily Sun : “I would not be where I am now if it was not for the love and support I get from my fans. I’m grateful to them because they’re the people I think about when I make music.”
On Saturday he will launch his latest album at World Of Yamaha in Marlboro, Joburg where he will host 200 of his fans and celebrities.
)Daily Sun and Universal Music SA are giving away 20 tickets to his launch, plus his new and old autographed albums. You will also get a chance to meet-and-greet the man himself.
If you are based in Joburg and would like to see Donald on stage, then you do not want to miss this.
SMS DONALD and your name to 33828 before 12pm tomorrow
For Donald ‘s Booking Details , Booking Donald : Booking@djsproduction.co.za / 0813401356
. SMSes are charged at R1,50 per SMS.

Tbo Touch

Born in Sharpeville in 1981 and raised by his grandparents Dr PF & Rose Ntombiyokuthula Molefe. Thabo Molefe developed an entrepreneurial spirit very early in his life when he founded the Entrepreneurs Club in High School where he received an award in Business Skills supported First National Bank at General Smuts High School. In late1997 he relocated to the US and furthered studied in New York. Showbiz has always been Touch’s faculty even though he majored in Marketing at Bond university.

1997 I made my move to Syracuse NY, were I was adopted by the Jones Family. Bishop Robert and Majorie Jones were & still are my parents. Everybody try to keep up with the Jones and I lived with them while studying my matric at Bishop Grimes High. In 2001 I moved to New York City and was fortunate to stay with Grace Jones (1ST born daughter to the Jones) while trying to get on my own two feet, while studying he was working as Project Manager of Youth with Destiny – an NGO founded by a friend in Harlem.

His passion for the entertainment industry expanded more in 2002 when he worked at Def Jam Records as an intern under the leadership of Kevin Liles which was later passed on to Jay-Z as President of Def Jam. This experience earned left an indelible mark in Touch’s career as an executive in Showbiz.

In February 2004, meeting in Manhattan with the Station Manager of Metro FM at the Mr Lesley Ntloko currently Head of Radio as SABC, this was to convince SABC to have a satellite studio in New York and possibly host a radio show live from the hub Entertainment. In April 2004 the deal was sealed and now officially Metro FM went live from New York City everyday Saturday April 4th 2004 between 8-9pm. To celebrate Touch founded a company called Trademark and staged its 1st international concert in December featuring Akon. Early 2005 flew to Zurich meet with John Legend to seal his first trip ever to South Africa. The show was a success and thanks to Nokia.

Over 10 years in radio

The journey has been a constant growing experience. In 2004 hosted an Hour show on Saturday between 8-9pm called the international. In 2005 hosted a 3 hour show called Ryhme and Reason. In 2006 Tbo Touch continued to excel in what he loves, hosted 2 shows Friday night and Saturday. He became the first radio and TV personality to host 2 live TV show and radio in two different studios both running simultaneously on Friday night on SABC 1 (Largest Urban Music TV Show then) , Metro FM and TouchCentral. It was in 2009 when Touch was the 1st metro fm joc to host Metro FM Awards for 2 years consecutively.

With his spiritual upbringing and influence Tbo Touch brought Times Magazine most influential and sought after leader and speaker Bishop TD Jakes along with the starring of Preachers of LA, World renowned and giant intellectual Bishop Noel Jones 2010 to minister at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Linking Worlds

Trademark a company founded by Touch has over the past 10 years staged and promoted international shows successfully. After hosting John Legend first ever tour to SA in 2005, Touch has brought Akon, Busta Rhymes, Keri Hilson, Brandy Norwood, Vivica Foxx, Regina Hall, Regina Kimberly, Selita Banks, Kimberly Elise, Jadakiss, Miguel and most recent Floyd Money Mayweather first trip ever to the Motherland. For the 1st time in history of a national broadcaster Metro fm the Touch Down has executed a successful trans-continental broadcast out of the studio’s of the heart beat of Lagos Beat 99.9FM, breaking further grounds Touch regularly broadcast from the studio’s of the world renown New York’s leading urban station Hot 97 FM, and Los Angeles’ most prominent urban contemporary Power 106FM & KPFK FM.

Contact details for booking Tbo Touch , Tbo Touch Bookings : bookings@djsproduction.co.za / 0813401356 / 0114407879

DJ Sbu puts production of Mofaya on hold

DJ Sbu Leope has temporarily suspended production of his energy drink after the South African Bureau of Standards found it was not officially approved and carried its stamp illegally.

Leope has said that his company which produces an energy drink will suspend production until it has made amends to fully comply with SABS and it’s strict requirements.

SABS released a statement last week, saying that Mofaya carried its stamp of approval illegally since it had not been approved by it.

“The product must pass various SABS protocols and this involves factory inspections, laboratory tests and SABS Accreditation Approvals Board sign off. Only after these rigorous processes have been completed and passed, can the SABS mark of approval be affixed to the product,” said Frank Makamo of SABS.

Leope explained that the company which manufactures the energy drink was SABS approved and this automatically filtered down to his product.

“We are currently in communication co-orperating with the authorities behind the scenes working very hard to rectify the current error. The SABS and NRCS are there to make sure companies adhere to their strict standards of protecting the South African public at large.”

For Booking DJ Sbu , DJ Sbu Bookings : booking@djsproduction.co.za / 0813401356

MASHAYABHUQE IN STUDIO WITH THANDISWA MAZWAI

South African songstress, Thandiswa Mazwai announced in March that she wanted collaborate with an unknown artist for free as part of her birthday celebration.The Bongo Maffin lead singer announced on twitter that she is also willing to go to the studios where these underground artists record their songs.

This is a great opportunity for unknown artists to get their name in the public. She has already received over a hundred songs ever since she made the announcement.She went with Digital Maskandi founder MashayaBooqe Ka Mamba.

I had a word with Nsikelelo Christian Ndlovu famously known as “MashayaBooqe Ka Mamba” regarding the collaboration and Mashayabooqe and he said that they will be recording the song Tomorrow at his studio In Town.
Thandiswa Mazwai and Mashayabooqe’s sounds are amazing sounds that would have an amazing merge.Lets hope their genius reflects on the song that will be recorded.

Contact details for booking Mashayabooqe Ka Mamba : booking@djsproduction.co.za
Contact details for booking Thandiswa Mazwai: booking@djsproduction.co.za

MOBI DIXON

Mobi Dixon is  a House  DJ/Producer, born and raised in East London in the Eastern Cape.

For Booking Mobi Dixon , Mobi Dixon Bookings : 0813401356 / booking@djsproduction.co.za

After winning the DJU/AXE remix competition in 2008 he took his craft to the next level and worked with labels like House Africa, Sheer House and Kalawa Jazmee and did local and international remixes for artists like Rowick Deep,Fistaz Mixwell,Giggs Superstar and Marissa Guzman

 ” Music has always been in me. I started writing songs and poetry in primary school and later started producing beats when I got my first computer in Grade 8. Breaking into the mainstream has been a long journey. I have had many challenges along the way, but I stayed true to the music and always believed in myself. ” …. Mobi Dixon

In 2013 he released his debut EP under Soul Candi Records. “Tribal Soul EP”consists of 6 tracks delivered in 2 parts headlined by the single “Love Colour Spin” featuring the talented Msaki on vocals. 2014 sees the release of his new single City Rains featuring talented soft rock artist M.que.This fusion of jazz, soft rock and African rhythm best represents Mobi’s unique sound he calls tribal soul.

Contact details for booking Mobi Dixon: booking@djsproduction.co.za

Thembi Seete

After an endless streak of career highs and lows spanning more than a decade, she has finally arrived with a new album, Music is My Life, in tow. I’m sure you’d agree that this 32-year-old entertainer is definitely not up and coming.

Seete was born in 1977 in Soweto but grew up in Sebokeng in the Vaal where she stayed with her aunt and uncle. ‘I stayed with them for stability purposes because at the time my mother (Rebecca Seete) didn’t have a house and she was doing a lot of moving around.” When her mother finally bought her first house the young Seete moved in with her in Dobsonville.

Seete entered dance COMPETITIONS while growing up in the Vaal before she hit the big time in jozi. Her career highlights include being a member of revolutionary kwaito Boom Shaka and an acting role in the South African movie Hijack Stories. She has also featured in a string of SABC 1 dramas SUCH as Yizo Yizo, Gazlam and Zone 14.

Seete is currently a co-presenter on SABC 1’s DANCE show Jika Majika. She doesn’t consider herself too old for the show, “I think that my real age is 16, I’m just energetic and full of life.” It’s been a while since Seete released an album. Her energy levels are renewed. There is no other South African female pop artist with Seete’s potential to blow the pirates out of the waters right now. Her first SINGLE, FREE, is laced out with beautifully engineered beats that potentially make the track a serious club banger. DJ Cleo’s contribution on the album is a hip-hop track. He didn’t do a bad job at all. Seete’s vocal abilities are more refined, something she attributes to nine months of voice training.

Family is the only thing that kept her going when she felt like giving up. Her brother, Moagi Seete who is a National School of the Arts graduate and Mbali Nkosi, wrote ‘FREE’, which is currently bopping on radio stations across the country. Seete also worked with DJ Black Coffee and Theo Kgosinkwe from Mafikizolo on the album.

Seete describes her music as pop, but says it is different from her first two albums Lollipop and Smatsatsa, which failed to mesmerize listeners. “With Lollipop the sound was more hard-core kwaito. On this album I have two gospel songs but with a house beat just to rope in the young ones. One of the tracks talks about God and how He has guided me through.”

Free, a title that people will as one of Boom Shaka’s smash hits in the 90s. “This comes from that FREE. It is about breaking FREE, it almost goes back to that time when we (Boom Shaka) felt like we could do anything. Critic have labeled her a wannabe while others say she is ambitious and dedicated. True to her first single, think what you may but right now she is certainly all that she can be and more.

Contact details for booking Thembi Seete

Mandla N

Mandla N. (real name Mandla Ngcongwane, formerly known as Mandla Ndimande) is a South African actor, musician, producer and entrepreneur best known for his starring role as Themba Khumalo in the SABC1 sitcom CITY Ses’la (2005-2010) and its spinoff series Ses’Top La.

He is also known for being a member of the music group Gang of Instrumentals.

Matriculating from De La Salle college in Victory Park in 1999, he studied at AFDA and graduated from there in 2001. He won the award for Best Screen Actor while at AFDA.

Along with fellow AFDA graduate (and subsequent frequent collaborator) Tumi Masemola he formed the production company Black Brain Pictures which has made several series he has starred in.

Contact details for booking Mandla N : bookings@djsproduction.co.za 0813401356

Lungile Radu

Lungile Radu is a South African actor and television presenter best known for hosting the Channel O shows Kasi 101, O-Boma, Set It Off and Shout It Out 1 and 2.

He matriculated from King Edward High School in 2000. He began his TV career doing commercials for Fanta, Standard Bank, Omo and Nando’s, a few years ago. After setting his foot in the door, he went on to pursue presenting gigs and it wasn’t long before he landed one.

He HOSTED the reality show It’s For Life (on SABC2, 2006), and took over from Taps Mokoena as the HOST of e.tv’s Fear Factor South Africa for the second season, which aired in 2007.

On 9 July 2007 he made his screen acting debut in the leading role of “rich boy” Sibusiso Vilakazi on e.tv’s soapie Rhythm City.

In 2012 he created, directed, produced and starred in the Vuzu reality series Forever Young, which follows him and fellow actors Siya Ngwekazi and Thomas Gumede as they “follow their hearts and live in the moment in pursuit of their dreams”.

In mid-2013 Lungile left Rhythm City as a result of conflicting work commitments. He appeared in his final episode on 7 June 2013 . In July 2014 he will be replaced in the role by Pallance Dladla.

In 2014 Lungile was named as the new HOST of the M-Net reality competition Big Brother Mzansi, which returned to air after a 12-year absence.

Contact details for booking Lungile Radu : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Katlego

KATLEGO MABOE

Katlego Maboe is a South African singer, songwriter, ACCOUNTANT and television presenter best known for co-hosting the magazine shows 50/50 on SABC2 (2008-2010) and Expresso on SABC3, since October 2010.

A qualified ACCOUNTANT, Katlego is an MC, TV presenter and singer with the acapella group Flip a Coin. The group has performed live on the M-Net shows Huisgenoot Skouspel and Idols.

He was born and raised on Potchefstroom.

Katlego made his television debut as himself – a staff member at the magazine DEKAT – in the SABC3 magazine show of the same name, in 2009.

He was subsequently booked by 50/50 as a presenter and from there was HEADHUNTED to Expresso.

Contact details for booking Katleho Maboe : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Nonhle Thema

Nonhle Thema is the daughter of Derrick Thema and Cynthia Shange. Nonhle’s three siblings are Sihle, Archie and Benele Thema. Her father Derrick is a renowned journalist and author. He wrote the book Kortboys, which is based on the Sophia Town era, he was also the editor of men’s magazine Tribute and previously worked for the Star and Sowetan newspapers. Her mother Cynthia is a former beauty queen, she was Miss Africa South in 1972 and was the first black beauty queen allowed to enter The Miss World Pageant in 1972 to represent South Africa. She later became an actress starring in her own drama series based on her life called uDeliwe, which is what we know today as a reality show. She also starred in the Movie Shaka Zulu as one of Shaka’s wives. She then went on to WIN a living legends award by eThekwini municipality and she also won a ‘Star tonight most popular actress award and the big one She went onto win a SAFTA Life Time Achievement Award for her contribution to the South African entertainment industry for the past thirty years.

Nonhle Matriculated from Sandown High School in 1999 and following that attended a college called Allenby Campus. After completing a year in Information Technology she felt that it was not her passion. So she enrolled for a Marketing Management diploma “IMM” because communicating and engaging with people was what she did best. She went on to WIN the Award for Best Marketing student, with the most distinctions and beat out over one thousand other students for the title in 2001. In the same year she was also crowned as the first Miss Allenby Campus beauty queen. This was the start of her beauty pageant and modeling career proving beauty and brains could go hand in hand. She later landed her first corporate job as an events coordinator at a company called Marketing Federation. After a year she was head hunted by PriMedia to be their consumer promotions executive whilst she was still studying for her qualification and pursuing television work.

Continuing in her mother’s footsteps in the beauty pageant world led her to be approached by Channel O in 2003 to audition as their main HOST. She beat out two thousand hopefuls to become one of the eight hosts that were selected. She went on to host shows such as Soul Asylum, Hola, Love Jams, Divas Divine, Oboma, O News, Street Bangers and O Access. O Access was the first of its kind for the music channel, Channel O, where a South African host Nonhle was sent all over the world to interview international celebrities such as 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Marley Sons, Keri Hilson, John Legend, Akon, Pharell, Neyo, Chris Brown, Boys II Men, Mary J Blige, T.I., Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, and many more. This show was a ground breaking success being the highest rated show all over Africa, Nonhle enjoyed being an African ambassador and went on to host a fourth season of O Access. Thereafter she moved onto HOSTING the Channel O music video awards for two consecutive years.

In her next venture Nonhle became the global brand ambassador and spokesperson for the leading international brand Dark & Lovely. She is the first celebrity to endorse their BODY LOTION and the first African to represent their brand worldwide. Nonhle replaced Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child in September 2009 and was used in a worldwide campaign that included Africa, U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Jamaica and rest of Caribbean.

Whilst she was still hosting Channel O she was approached by Vuzu TV, a sister channel, to be the host & face of the brand new channel V – Entertainment, a live entertainment show. She then established her company Nonhle Thema Productions in 2010. Which centers on various Television projects. The first project was a music video she produced in conjunction with Don’t Look Down Productions for the hit track Fairy tale by Liquideep. Nonhle Thema Productions executive produced Nonhle’s new reality show Nonhle Goes To Hollywood alongside Bounce back Media and Vuzu TV. The show was Vuzu’s second highest rated show and has received massive attention from the media and fans both in South Africa and USA.

Nonhle’s Angels Program was born in 2007. After her own success she wanted to uplift YOUNG GIRLS to be angels. She needed to impart positive energy, thoughts and wisdom she had experienced throughout her journey and career with other young people. The Nonhle’s Angels program was named after her late aunt “Khanyisile Angel Shange,” who she credits as being her own angel.

Contact details for booking Nonhle Thema : bookings@djsproduction.co.za