14 Nov …and the labels you need to know about

With so much to be excited about when it comes to South Africa's creative output over the past year, we wanted keep the positive spotlight on local creative output with some of our favourite fashion brands. A collection of Fashion Week favourites and subversive newcomers...

07 Nov LALLA SIGNS TO C.S.A. GLOBAL

One of South Africa’s most beloved and versatile television personalities, Lalla Hirayama, has signed to the talent division of Celebrity Services Africa (C.S.A.) on a global management deal.   With decades of experience in entertainment, as host of M-NET’s Lallaland, Lalla has interviewed film stars around the...

30 Oct CSA INTERVIEWS THATO MMEREKI

Stylish, driven and working towards a better future. Meet Thato Mmereki, a man of substance and our next CSA Interview star.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Hi Thato, how did you find yourself in a career as a social entrepreneur and media influencer? Growing up in post-Apartheid South Africa and having...

10 Oct WATCH NOW: Blinky Bill in “Showdown”

With a new album on the horizon, Blinky Bill breaks it down in new Showdown video.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   Disregarding the tropes of modern musicians, Blinky opts for a reduced role on the video for Showdown. As the private party unfolds in a hotel lobby Blinky is...

25 Sep Nasty C makes a statement in new video for King

The Golden Boy of SA hip hop, Nasty C, returns with status-affirming visuals for the A$AP Ferg assisted track, King.   Words: Tshiamo Seape   With confidence peaking, Nasty C takes to the streets and the rooftops of New York for the flashy performance video to accompany the second...

20 Sep Bongeziwe Mabandla

From his gentle yet moving voice to his masterful songwriting, the master of contemporary South African folk music is Bongeziwe Mabandla.   It's not uncommon for today's audiences to bemoan the flashy and superficial sounds that dominate radio airplay and although this gripe is at times overstated,...

17 Sep Darkie Fiction: New School Nostalgia

Darkie Fiction has an unmistakable gravitational pull that sucks you into their warm, nostalgiac and optimistic embrace. My first encounter with Yoza Mnyanda and Kuthulakwe Nkosi ‘Katt Daddy’ Siboto - who comprise the group - was their celebratory single, Bhoza - the video for which was...

06 Sep Skepta and Wizkid debut “Energy” Video

The UK's king of grime and Nigeria's Afropop prodigy live it up in a tropical paradise for "Energy" music video   Words: Tshiamo Seape   A snapshot of modern-day Nigeria the video alternates through beach-side shots of Wiz and Skepta making the most of a lavish Summer interspersed with...