Shimza’s One Man Show RETURNS

The official countdown has begun, Shimza is hosting his ninth annual One Man Show at Mehlareng stadium in Tembisa on the 25th December.  With only six days left, the biggest Christmas celebration featuring supreme talent, the likes of Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Riky Rick, Black Motion, Sjava, Lady Zamar, Nadia Nakai, Moozlie, EMTee and with hosts Somizi and Skhumba.

This year’s show is bigger and better with a percentage of its proceeds assisting orphaned children from Tembisa with school uniform. Shimza’s heart for people and the underprivileged is commendable and he strives to make an impact not only in his community but in various parts of the country.

Having recently announced dropping the prefix to his name, formerly known as DJ Shimza, he now only goes by the name Shimza. He has also released a new EP titled Ascendent with Swedish label Cadenza Records, his second international release, following the success of Destino under Djoon – a French label. Destino was later remixed by the legendary Kytronic from New York. The EP has not features and showcases Shimza’s musical prowess and his limitless mixing abilities with slick production skills. The opening track Congo Congo is a dark ride over abysmal tom-tom drums, lively percussions and a gloomy bass lead. Other songs on the EP include Congo Congo Dub Mix, Secret Melodies and Selector.

Shimza is a METRO FM DJ and is one of the most sought-after DJs with flourishing international careers, with frequent shows in places such as Portugal, Spain, Greece, Angola and London among many parts of the world. A hit-maker, whose debut album Shimuzic did very well, featuring hits singles “African Woman” and Akulalwa”.

Tickets for the popular One Man Show are available at Computicket from R150. General access and R350 VIP.

Five interesting facts about AKA

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Award winning hit maker and rapper AKA (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes) is part of the headlining act at this years DRUM Beat Concert and we are sharing some interesting facts about him.

The star has a string of hits and he will definitely get you jamming at the concert, so if you haven’t bought tickets already head to Computicket or click here for more.

Here’s a few things you may not know about Supa Mega;

  • He loves sandwiches- We also didn’t know this until last week when is girlfriend media personality Bonang Matheba revealed it on her reality show being Bonang.
  •  He is more than a rapper, he is a business man- Aside from being a hit making artist AKA owns 3rd World Design. The company specialises in film, video and design. 3rd World Design did the cover art for Bonang’s book From A to B: Invest In Your Sparkle.
  • AKA was the first hip hop artist to headline the popular Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert.
  • In February 2016 AKA became the first South African artist to have his video reach 1million views on YouTube in 10 days. This was for his song Make Me Sing with Tanzanian star Diamond Platinum.
  • AKA has a little brother called Steffan Forbes

Catch AKA live at DRUM Beat 2017 at the Carnival City Lawns and Sun Park in Johannesburg. The line up also includes Mafikizolo, Amanda Black, Lady Zamar, OkMalumkoolkat, DJ Shimza, Shekinah and more.

Mzansi News Update!

Helloween Bahlali, We hope nibuye kahle and that you had a pleasant pass over weekend with or without loved ones. Its yet another short week let’s slay!

Sunday World reports Pallance Dladla of Isibaya fame was caught smoking marijuana at Monte Casino complex. SW sources say the soapie star was put on holdings cell of Friday (06/04/2017) , appeared at Randburg Magristrate court the following day to be released on R500 bail.

Tjoe this story reminds me of when I posted a photo of myself holding the good stuff, I was reprimanded by a woman I adore dearly she politely asked me to take the image down because in as much as I was having fun with my friends what I was doing is/was viewed illegal by society and country… Back to Pallance’s story ,Now Pallance you and I know you and Sdumo HAVE  been smoking that good stuff for centuries which is okay in my books however, smoking dagga at public spaces in Johannesburg is still illegal. I know you’re a cool dude and we learn from mistakes can this not happen again please kind sir.

A nice commendable story on page 2 of SW talks about Christopher Netshidzivhe, former Black Leopards and University of Pretoria midfielder that when soccer spit him out he sought for other REAL employment means. He is now working for an engineering company. SW says Chris joined the company because he had no other source of income after he was discarded by clubs due to his age.

I just love this story yazi, if something doesn’t serve you any good even after you’ve tried all (relationships, family, work, friends etcetera )change the form or walk away. Big ups to you Chris! I hope other soccer/tv/music stars will learn from this story *side eyes Jimmy Tau*

So the naked skolopad lady is getting the attention she has been asking for. SW says there are major recording companies as well as a liquor brand have allegedly been hounding the aspiring musician  and deejay hoping to sign her. According to Skolopad’s manager Teboho Mofokeng, they have been in and out of Joburg meeting with prominent companies who have shown interest in working with her… Tebogo goes on to say “They are all offering what we cannot accept, they think we are stupid. They all want to Or hoping to have a 360 deal. He went on to say a 360 deal would mean that the record company owns all artistic work…they will only sign a 50/50 deal.

I say a clever team this Skolopad lady has for not giving in to the industry sharks, no-one wants to be ripped off by recording companies in 2017. Nonhlanhla Qwabe aka Skolopad is working as a nurse allegedly earns R7000 which they (her manager and team) use on travelling. W-E-L-L I have a question for you mister manager, mister negotiator Tebogo Mofokeng, why are you using Skolopad’s R7000.00 hard earned salary to travel back and forth, WHERE IS YOUR MONEY? Are you going to account for travelling on your retainer fee once you guys get a satisfactory deal. huh-huh?

Nonhlanhla, I don’t know why you have chosen the name called Skolopad and word of advice, you will be taken for a ride by companies and brands either you give in on a better deal or pick up a number ume emgceni. But my concern at this stage is your manager, he needs to step up by refraining from using your hard earned cash to find ways to transport you to meetings. Abantu bangaphela, Nxa!

Should Nonhlanhla Qwabe make it as Skolopad, I assume a*se seeing is what we’ll be subjected to.

Congratulations to Khanya Mkangisa for scoring a new TV role on an drama series Harvest.  She will be playing a young trophy wife who becomes a widow.

I don’t know what hack was going on with Sunday Sun printers , I think their printers were running out of ink or something  but I just lost interest in reading the paper… there were some clean pages but I had already lost interest then I thought of you guys.

Sunday Sun reports on fake death news on the Malema family (Julius Malema’s wife Mantwa Matlala and seven-month-old son Munzhedzi) by global news. They say it is all a lie!

Fake stories are not good people are not good at all.

SS rumour mill has allegedly linked Dumi Mkokstad with Crown Gospel Music Awards project manager Zama Mkhize for an affair they say has been happening under G since 2014.

When SS probed Dumi about the affair his response was “I’m a born again, my sister, I’m single and don’t even have a girlfriend. This hurts, as people voted for me” and when Zama was probed she referred SS to Crown Gospel Awards publicists.

All I can say about this story is, even “born-again” people have d*ck and a*se in fact time will tell.

Congratulations to uncle Bob Mabena on his appointment as MSG Afrika Group head of Programming.  Bob will leave his breakfast radio show 180 with on Kayafm at the end of April, says SS.

The June 16 Soweto blood shed of 1976 students will be captured on film. Mzwakhe Mbuli and Tebogo Mahlatsi are said to be the brains behind the upcoming movie. SS also says the cast will be 100% South African.

Thando Thabethe together with Skhumba, Dj Shimza (my someday’s crush) and Twins On Decks have reportedly ditched gigs they were supposedly booked to be on due to double bookings and others just went AWOL. At SS’s printing time only Thando Thabethe had managed to pay back money for the gig she ditched.

*Dee sigh* That’s it! Tell us what stories caught your attention this long weekend.

Zeeba  (c)