Lulu Dikana: a life abundantly lived (video) – The Citizen

Celebrities 5.12.2014 12.45 pm Nandipha Pantsi FILE PICTURE: Lulu Dikana, Zonke and Asanda Dikana at the Kaya FM studios on November 28, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zonke Dikana launched her ‘Give and Take’ DVD. Only 40 people attended the exclusive launch. (Photo by Gallo Images / City Press / Lucky Nxumalo) Lulu Dikana was among the most underrated singers in South Africa. The urban soul singer, who died in hospital on Wednesday after battling illness, had a musical gift that was unmissable – but what really stood out with each of her live performances was her deep belief in something bigger than herself. The 35-year-old wasn’t considered a gospel singer but she spoke and…

Beyoncé pens beautiful open letter about Michael Jackson – Channel 24

2014-06-28 11:00 by Tinah Zabezolo Michael Jackson. (AFP) Miami – Beyoncé, who is one of the highest selling entertainers globally, recently took the time to show gratitude to one of her idols. Mrs Carter spared a moment while in Florida with hubby Jay Z for their On The Run Tour which kicked of this week in Miami to remember the late Michael Jackson. On the 5th anniversary of MJ’s death Bey wrote an open letter about the man who inspired her career. In the open latter which she shared on her website, Knowles wrote: “When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of Who’s…

North West too young to enjoy birthday bash – Channel 24

Los Angeles – Kim Kardashian’s daughter was reportedly too young to enjoy her first birthday party. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and husband Kanye West threw a lavish Coachella-inspired bash, “Kidchella”, on Saturday to celebrate North’s recent milestone, but the little girl spent most of the time in the reality TV star’s arms because she was unable to participate in many of the activities. An eye-witness told UsMagazine.com: “Kim was holding North a lot of the time, and the party seemed to be geared towards a little bit older kids.” The insider insisted: “But it was a family party with all ages, and no matter what age they were, they were having a…

MTV MAMAs: Moments that made us chuckle – Zalebs

It’s been three days since the Mtv MAMAs took place and whilst the party dust has settled and the tumble weeds have rolled on by, we still want to take the time to reminisce about the funny moments we witnessed at the awards.  From Marlon Wayans’ attempt to twerk, to an intoxicated French Montana being outshined by African artists we had plenty to indulge in. We can debate for hours on end about why Marlon Wayans was chosen as the host for the awards but we cannot deny the fact that the man made us laugh even when we didn’t want too.   That ignorant American journalist skit he did with numerous African artists was hilarious although he took…

Khloe Kardashian and French Montana (Instagram) – Channel 24

2014-06-06 12:45 by Bronwyn McKay Durban – Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are here!!! All of you who are Keeping Up With The Kardashians can now go scout around Durban to catch a glimpse! The rapper posted a video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Friday morning to say that they have arrived in “Africa”.Check out what he shared: French Montana is also set to perform at the event and has shared all the details leading up to the awards show on Saturday. Check out his posts: This Sat June 7th I will be performing live in Durban, South Africa at the 2014 #MTVMAMA! The show will be live from Durban’s ICC at 9PM…

Case postponed for cops who shot at Khuli Chana – Times LIVE

Case postponed for cops who shot at Khuli Chana Sapa | 2014-04-24 12:57:10.0 South African rapper Khuli Chana. File photo.Image by: Tshepo Mashego The trial of two police officers who allegedly shot at musician Khuli Chana was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, his lawyer said. “The defence for the police officers wanted to be given time to go through the docket, and also to consult with their clients as to whether they would plead guilty or not,” said Chana’s lawyer Cliff Alexander. The officers face charges of attempted murder. Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was not in court. Police shot at the award-winning musician’s car when he allegedly failed to…

Kia Johnson shares her Jazz festival experience – Zalebs

Cape Town has this amazing ability to mesmerise you at any given point in time.  With sights and sounds only the Mother City can offer, it’s the perfect setting for an auspicious event such as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival that has grown tremendously over the past few years.   Being a house, rock and classical gal myself I got lost in the beautiful jazz sounds of Live Acts across many stages.  Names such as Jonas Gwangwa, Shane Cooper Quintet, Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway were on the lips of everyone who attended. As MC and broadcasting Live from the CTICC [Cape Town International Convention Centre] for SABC’s 2000FM national radio station I enjoyed shaking…

Will MJ Blige sing at Kimye’s wedding? – iAfrica.com

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:43 AM Mary J Blige Kanye West wants Mary J. Blige to perform her 1997 hit Everything at his wedding to Kim Kardashian. The couple will marry in France in a lavish ceremony, and the Stronger rapper is hoping to convince the R&B singer to perform her 1997 hit to mark their special day. A source told HollywoodLife.com: “One of his favourite songs by her is Everything. “That song sums up, in every verse, his love for Kim. He wants that song to be sang at his wedding so he’s talking to Mary. “Kim would drop dead if that happens. She too loves Mary and Kanye played that song for her…

DON’T MISS THIS: Fundraiser for Prince Mofokeng’s cancer treatment – Mail & Guardian Online

Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraiser for street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who has been diagnosed with blood cancer. Prince Mofokeng (centre). (Supplied) This Saturday Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraiser for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who was diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this year. Prince Mofokeng was the star of Bryan Little’s multi-award-winning documentary The African Cypher, as well as his new short film This is Prince Mofokeng. The African Cypher will be screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng Precinct, Jo’burg, on Friday, with an art auction and after-party at Curiocity Backpackers. The art auction includes work from local creatives like Alexia Webster, Chris Saunders, Frederick Clarke,…