J.I.D brings international flavour to the Flavour Odyssey.

 

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JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s premium flavoured beer, Flying Fish, gave Johannesburg a much-needed burst of flavour on the 25th of November at their highly anticipated Flavour Odyssey experience. The lush gardens of Victoria Yards were brought to life by the vibrant sounds and stylistic flow of American rapper J.I.D who performed alongside local superstars Moonchild Sanelly, Kitchen Mess, Sho Madjozi, Black Motion Spoek Mathambo and Manthe Ribane.

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In the days leading up to the show piece event South Africans were highly anticipating international act Masego who announced that he was unable to appear at the Flying Fish Flavour Odyssey due to unforeseen circumstances. “South Africa, I don’t like these type of tweets but I am stuck at the airport in London and can’t make it to the Flavour Odyssey w/ @FlyingFishSA. I’ll explain later just know that the show still continues and I promise to make it up to you very soon, I Love you!” he tweeted. The singer apologised to fans promising that he will be making his way to our shores as soon as possible.

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Although the headliner didn’t appear at the highly anticipated event, this wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of event goers who descended on Victoria Yards to watch the jam-packed line up of local and international acts add some flavour! American rapper J.I.D, who is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville Records, proved to be a fan favourite performing new material from his highly anticipated upcoming second studio album DiCaprio2, which is set to drop on Monday 26 November 2018. The lyricist also enticed fans performing hits from his classic offering The Never Story.

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In addition to the intentional act, the crowd could not stop themselves from dancing to the energetic sounds of the diverse local line-up that included “Mahke” hitmaker Moonchild Sanelly, Sho Madjozi, Black Motion and upcoming artists Kitchen Mess. The electronic vibrations on Spoek Mathambo and Manthe Ribane kept the crowd moving with their unconventional sounds.

 

The first ever Flavour Odyssey was created to shake the masses out of their everyday routines and add some flavour to their summer in celebration of the brand’s new pack design that changes colour in the sun. Every aspect of the experience was unlike anything you’ve ever seen, centred around a massive sundial, with surprising experiences revealed every hour in music, art, food and fashion. The creative collective The Sartists curated an eye-catching fashion collection that was inspired by the sun which showcased a refreshing fashion adventure which encapsulated the unconventional and the colourful Flying Fish aesthetic.

 

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“The Flavour Odyssey experience was inspired by our innovative new pack design which is sun activated and changes colour in the sun. With this unique event we are taking experiences to an entirely new level as was seen with the different experiences being revealed every hour in fashion, food, art and music around a massive sun dial.” Said Flying Fish Brand Manager Kerishta Siveraj. “These experiences speak to our consumers passion points and the Flavour Odyssey is all about giving them the license to collect experiences and not things” she concluded.

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As the sun began to set, the crowd was in no mood to slow down. The music kept dancers on their feet as they took in the last moments of the unconventional experience. To find out more about how Flying Fish will be adding some flavour this summer follow the brand on their social media pages on @FlyingFishSA.

 

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DJ TIRA TAKE NESTLÉ BAR ONE GYM SQUAD TO ANOTHER LEVEL! #BarOneGymSquad

IMG-20181124-WA0022Durban North Beach came alive this past weekend as The Bar One Gym Squad brought over 2000 consumers to join the brand for a morning of core workout and aerobics. The brand had been activating around the country in 9 provinces along with the gym leaders.

IMG-20181124-WA0027Producer and music mogul DJ Tira joined the other trainers to deliver a spectacular workout session which had the crowd moving non-stop. Umalume closed off  the morning with a stellar performance attracting even more crowds. The Bar One Gym Squad community will continue next year in all 9 provinces.

 

Ground-breaking digital drama series; ‘iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ takes South Africa by Storm – @LionLagerSA #iLobolaNgeBhubesi

Lion Lager Coming soon Facebook headerThe pride of South Africa, Lion Lager took the second screen by storm with the launch of the ground breaking digital series called ‘iLobola NgeBhubesi” as part of the relaunch of the brand and their “Lion is back at R10” campaign.

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The limited 5 part drama series which launched on 22th October on the brand’s Facebook page, as well as their Twitter and YouTube platforms, drew to close this past week with the 5th Episode.

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“iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ tells a story that celebrates the resilient spirit of South Africa. It is a story about love, pride, life, overcoming challenges and resilient spirit of a young South African man named Sipho. The drama follows Sipho as he gets ready to marry the love of his life, but first he must overcome the challenges he is set to face” says Titi Mabitsela, Lion Lager Brand Manager.

 

Mabitsela says Lion Lager has been quiet for quite a while and they want to relaunch the brand in a manner that resonates with consumers and, more than anything, showcases their resilient spirit as you’ll see in the digital series.

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“The series is a celebration of the tenacious and “never say die” attitude that we know of the Lion Lager man, no matter what is thrown their way. It’s not often that a brand delves into a uniquely Mzansi story and as many will see in the setting, this is a story that many South Africans can relate to,” adds Mabitsela.

 

The lead character is played by an upcoming South African actor and musician Bafana Mthembu (26) in his breakout role. The series also features talented actors Nhlanhla Mahlangu (as Gumede), Sibonile Ngubane (as Malume) and Mcedisi Shabangu (who plays the bride’s Father).

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“Being a part of this one of a kind and ground-breaking production was really exciting for me. I could relate very much to the character I played because, like him, I’ve been exposed to the custom of iLobola and have seen some of my peers go through a similar journey. This made it easy to tap into the mind state of a man who’s about to undergo this.” says Bafana Mthembu, lead actor; Sipho.

 

‘iLobola Nge Bhubesi’ is the brand’s first ever digital drama series airing exclusively on the brand’s Facebook page – Lion Lager SA.

 

Both the trailer and Full episodes of the series can be viewed on youtube:

 

 

 

uMALUME DJ TIRA TO HEADLINE THIS YEAR’S NESTLÉ @BARONE_SA GYM SQUAD! #BarOneGymSquad

 

The Bar One Gym Squad is back for its fourth year running and the finale will be hitting the Durban shore and it is with much excitement to announce that the multitalented music producer and businessman DJ Tira will be this year’s Bar One Gym Squad headliner. DJ Tira  alongside regional gym leaders will be joined by over two thousand consumers for a workout session at the North Beach in Durban on the 24thNovember 2018, followed by a stellar performance from Umalume himself.

Bar One Gym Squad is a community initiative to promote an active lifestyle in township communities across the country. Last year we saw Mr Fill Up Caspper Nyovest headline the Johannesburg finale pulling over thousands of people to join him at the UJ Campus in Soweto.

 

The regional activations are still continuing, with the next one due to take place in  Mamelodi’s Rethabile Sports Groundson the 10thNovember. The gym sessions happen every Saturday morning with gym leaders showcasing different ways of how to lead an active lifestyle in different communities by doing different workouts.

 

The gym squad’s weekly locations:

  • Orlando Eco Park, Soweto
  • BBB (Tripple B) Bootcamp, P9 Bhenjani Road, Kwamashu, Durban
  • Aced Sports, Mamelodi Rethabile Sports Ground, Tsomo Street, Mamelodi
  • Ben Zwane’s Bootcamp, Dr Molemela Outdoor Playing Courts in Rocklands, Bloemfontein
  • Zola’s Aerobics Club, Ny49 Stadium, Gugulethu, Cape Town
  • Hector Way Drive, Lynnville, Emalahleni
  • Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Corner Shaka and Hulana Street. Kimberly
  • Olympia Park Stadium, Rustenburg
  • Mdantsane Mall, Motion Fitness Outdoor., East London

 

 

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The finale will take place at the Snell Parade Durban North Beach starting from 6H30 am till 10am.

For more information on the Bar One Gym Squad follow their social pages Facebook : @BarOneSouthAfrica Twitter @BarOne_SA.

Margo Fargo heads to Miss Earth to fly Mzansi flag high. @missearth_sa #WasteStopsWithME

 

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Environmental activist group and educational campaign; the Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme hosted a farewell for their South African delegate for the 2018 international Miss Earth event to take place in Manila, Philippines on the 3rd of November.

Miss Earth South Africa international ambassador Margo Fargo who is dressed by Casper Bosman and represents SA at Miss Earth 2018 in the Philippines

26-year-old Bloemfontein born, Margo Fargo has been selected to represent the organization and the country at the international competition. Margo graduated with her Honours in BSC Consumer Sciences in Sustainability at the University of the Free State. Margo took part in the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme in 2014 and has been an incredible ambassador, for the Free State and for the programme over the past five years.

 

Executive Director of the Miss Earth programme Catherine Constantinides shared that, “Our organization prides itself in the long-term relationships built with finalists and ambassadors and the impact they go on to have within their communities and across our country because of the leadership skills and community-based approach of our programme. This has been an exciting decision, our office has a long-standing relationship with this Free State Ambassador, we are proud to create an opportunity for Margo to represent our nation and to shine her light abroad. Additionally, we are so pleased to have Margo take our environmental, climate, waste and water projects and initiatives to share with this global platform. As a leadership programme for women we pride ourselves on the impact we have on our communities and on the lives of the amazing

women who share a journey with us each year” stated Constantinides.

With a firm focus on waste, the organization has been running a personal call to action campaign called which has been driving the waste agenda for the past four years. Outside of the awareness, education and community projects, the organization continues to drive water education,

greening projects, food security with a special focus on climate-justice. All of these will be highlighted and shared by Margo as she embarks on a four-week trip across the Philippines.

Having a heart for sustainable change and challenging the status quo, Margo has been living her passion

Miss Earth South Africa international delegate, Margo Fargo, dressed by Casper Bosman

Margo had the following to say; “Having grown up in a developing community, with difficult circumstances, my life is a true testimony of what one can achieve with the correct mindset and always challenging yourself to become a better version of yourself.

This passion is fuelled by being an example to those who face similar obstacles. Education, a heart for leadership and sustainable change is my driving force in everything I do. I believe that circumstance is not a defining element but a gateway to moving on to a better lifestyle.

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Loving to learn and learning to love is a key practice on a daily basis in my life. Miss Earth South Africa has been an opportunity for me to be empowered and to share my knowledge with others. Irrespective of circumstance, the choice of moving forward is entirely up to the individual.”

 

This gorgeous and vibrant young woman, will be competing in a National Costume, deigned and made by, award winning; Sonwabile Ndamase, of Vukani Fashions. “Mr Ndamase sews and creates the Miss Earth South Africa National Costume with a golden thread. This has seen us win gold in this category for five consecutive years,” said Constantinides.

Casper Bosman, Margo Fargo, Catherine Constantinides, Ella Bella Leite and Irini Moutzouris

Margo’s evening wear has been designed by internationally acclaimed South African Couture designer, Casper Bosman, showcasing strongly individual driven looks in a collection that is dominated by bold, powerful design and luxuriant fabrics. There is no doubt Margo will be the shining star of the night as she graces the international stage in his designs. For her swimwear collection Margo will be competing in original South African, Shweshwekini swimwear. We are also very excited to have Margo wear adidas Parlay running shoes. In 2015, adidas announced a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an organisation that raises awareness about the beauty and fragility of the oceans. Our young ambassador travels in style with her Samsonite luggage and her couture garments. Having planted trees to counteract Margo’s travel schedule, this young woman is ready to take centre stage.

 

Follow her journey on the official @missearth_sa on Instagram and Twitter and via Facebook at Miss Earth South Africa.

 

Cassper Nyovest @CassperNyovest Becomes The Main Attraction at Newtown Junction’s Sneaker Exchange. #NewtownSXC @NTJunction @SXC_ZA

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Monday, 27 August – Over the weekend Newtown Junction saw a flux of sneaker fanatics flocking in and out of the creative hub of Johannesburg, Newtown. Young and old sneaker heads came to celebrate Africa’s largest sneaker trading event Sneaker Exchange, the event was headlined by one of the biggest hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest exhibiting his Family Tree merchandise alongside many other talented vendors.

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The event gave an opportunity to young upcoming artists to showcase their different crafts including performances on stage that took the event to another level of fun and drew in more crowds, with the mall seeing over one thousand attendees, it was definitely the place to be. Pop culture curators such as Gigi Lamayne, TTGO, Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly came out to show support and celebrate Newtown Junction and Sneaker Exchange.

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“We are on a rebranding and revamping journey that’s looking strictly at advocating for South African culture. We are a mall that believes in the betterment of South Africans, we want to create a space that our consumers can completely identify with” – says Heloise van Niekerk, Newtown Junction Assets Manager.

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Newtown Junction has embarked on a journey, that will change the interface of what Newtown Junction can and will offer to its people; there are many exciting initiatives to come from Newtown Junction in the year of 2018.

 

“The partnership with Sneaker exchange and Cassper Nyovest was a no-brainer. They represented the very best of South African youth culture. That is why we were able bring Joburgers an experience they’ll never forget,” – adds Maria Mailula, Newtown Junction General Manager

 

For more details, visit www.newtownjunctionmall.co.za or www.sneakerexchange.co.za.Follow the conversation on twitter on

@NTJunction and hashtag #NewtownSXC

 

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Tuesday, 21 August – Newtown Junction, the mall that celebrates South African culture has partnered with Sneakers Exchange – Africa’s largest sneaker trading event – to showcase the very best of South African culture, with Cassper Nyovest as the headline vendor , exhibiting his Family Tree merchandise alongside many other talented vendors.

Dubbed the new place to be at in Johannesburg, Newtown Junction has turned a new leaf, bringing culture closer to the consumers that live in and around Newtown.

“We are on a rebranding and revamping journey that’s looking strictly at advocating for South African culture. We are a mall that believes in the betterment of South Africans, we want to create a space that our consumers can completely identify with” – says Heloise van Niekerk, Newtown Junction Assets Manager.

True to their core focus of showcasing South African culture, the mall is hasting this event so people can buy or sell sneakers while immersing themselves in the authenticity of street culture.

“The partnership with Sneaker exchange and Cassper Nyovest is a no- brainer. They represent the very best of South African youth culture. They speak partly to what Newtown Junction advocates for. So, we thought, why not collaborate and bring Joburgers an experience they’ll never forget,” – adds Maria Mailula, Newtown Junction General Manager

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The Sneaker Exchange pop up will take place at Newtown Junction on the 25 August, with different customizer showcasing their talents.

For more details, visit http://www.newtownjunctionmall.co.za orwww.sneakerexchange.co.za. Follow the conversation on twitter on @NTJunction and hashtag #NewtownSXC

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Conditions to be aware of – Womens Month Edition

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It is always advised to make sure you go to a full body medical check up twice a year, and for women that includes a gynaecologist. The White Dress Project in association with the Fibroids Treatment Clinic hosted an evening on the 24 May 2018 in Cape Town where the empowered and educated women on this prevalent condition.

Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas), are benign (non-cancerous) tumours, that can be found in the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of 20 to 40 percent of women aged 35 and older.

These symptoms are: 
– Heavy periods
– Painful periods
– Issues with urinary frequency and retention
– Fertility and pregnancy problems
– Abdominal discomfort and bloating

 

.@BelindaDavids brings Whitney to life, LIVE at @EmperorsPalace #TheGreatestShow

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Whitney Houston fans are in for a treat come 22 June to 8 July 2018, when South African starlet, Belinda Davids, will take to the stage to give a LIVE performance of the some of Whitney’s greatest hits, including Greatest Love of All, Saving All My love, and I Will Always Love you.

Get ready for a powerful, moving rendition of these favourite songs, delivered by the talented Belinda Davids. Here’s a little more about the up-and-coming artist.

  1. How did your singing career begin – what was your big break?

I’ve been able to sing since the age of five, and my professional career started when I was 14. I lived in Los Angeles for a long time, so I was a struggling artist until I started touring with Keyshia Cole as a backup singer and I think that’s when things changed for me. But this show was and is my big break!

  1. Did you always know you were going to be a singer/star?

I always knew that I wanted to sing because Whitney taught me how to sing. I had no idea that singing my idols’ music would take me around the world and allow me the opportunity to sing in front of global audiences, but I always knew I wanted to sing.

  1. What has been a major highlight for you in your career?

To be honest, this show is the highlight of my career. Being able to do a tribute to the great Whitney Houston on this scale and on such a prestigious stage is an incredible feeling, and travelling the world and keeping her memory alive is what’s inspiring me to keep pushing to make this show everything and more for her fans.

  1. Do you feel this show connects you to Whitney in some way?

Most definitely. I need to feel a bit connected to her in order to give a great show.

  1. How does it feel performing the music of such a legend?

It’s nerve wracking every time – the challenge of belting out 21 songs that are 100% on point each and every single time does add pressure. But all that really doesn’t matter, because at the end of the day it’s that rush that I love so much. And the fact that it’s her, “THE VOICE”, makes it all so worth it. I see Whitney every night in my mind’s eye, and she is and has always been the artist I listen to in order to sing better. But this will be my first time performing at Emperors Palace and I look forward to having an absolutely incredible time on stage and with the beautiful audience.

  1. What can audiences look forward to from this show?

I’ll be bringing fans the full Whitney concert experience, including seven fabulous costume changes, a full band with a team of impeccable dancers, and of course a brilliant tech team responsible for making the show look amazing from the audience’s seats. We’ll be performing all of her number one hits, from the very beginning of her career right up until the end.

  1. Where have we seen you before?

You’ve probably seen me on BBC’s Even Better Than the Real Thing, as well as Showtime at The Apollo with Steve Harvey.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont Resort. For more information visit www.emperorspalace.com or contact 011 928 1000. Follow Emperors Palace on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest events and entertainment taking place at the Palace of Dreams.

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ED SHEERAN IS COMING TO MZANSI ! #EDSheeranSATour

 

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Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his first-ever tour in South Africa which will take place throughout March 2019!
Ed continues his rise as one of the world’s most successful andtalented musical talents. Selling-out stadiums across the globe, Ed recently finished his native UK run including four sold-out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium – the troubadour sold over 1.1 million tickets in the UK alone, marking one of the biggest tours the UK has ever seen!

 

Earlier this year, Sheeran was announced as the IFPI’s best-selling global recording artist of 2017 after the release of his record-breaking, third studio album ÷ (pronounced “divide”) last March – the LP has now sold over 15 million copies across the globe! ÷ spawned Ed’s monster hit singles “Shape of You” – the 3rd biggest-selling single of all time in the UK and most-streamed track of Spotify, ever – “Castle on the Hill”, “Galway Girl” and “Perfect”.

 

A songwriter of a generation, Ed was awarded a MBE for his services to music and charity at the end of 2017 and last month, Ed took home two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Most Performed Work’ for his monster hit “Shape of You”. To date, Ed has won 5 x BRIT Awards, 4 x Ivor Novello’s, 4 x Grammy’s, 6 x Billboard Music Awards and many more.

 

Next year’s tour will see Ed Sheeran perform at Johannesburg’s iconic FNB Stadium on 23 March and Cape Town Stadium on 27 March

 

The tour is presented by AEG and Big Concerts. For more information visit www.bigconcerts.co.za