Nicole Fortuin’s television debut on SABC 3’s new drama series: Roer Jou Voete

Look out for Nicole Fortuin who is making her television debut tonight at 20:00 on SABC 3 (South Africa). She will be on a new Afrikaans drama series named Roer Jou Voete.

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Roer Jou Voete starts on Wednesday the 29th of July 2015, on SABC 3 at 8PM.

The series documents a young man from Johannesburg named Dillon, who moves to a small town named Verloren where he then inherits a dance club. Dillon has a dark past with many secrets which includes drug use and his father’s death. He eventually meets his dance partner Maryke Van Niekerk (played by Nicole Fortuin) and the story develops of how they overcome obstacles together.

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Maryke Van Niekerk (played by Nicole Fortuin) in the middle, is flanked by her on-set siblings all form part of the Van Niekerk family on Roer Jou Voete.

If you want to know more about this talented actress and all round creative, check out her interview with us conducted during the month of May 2015.

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Hol’ Up by Tre

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Purchase the single entitled Hol’ Up by Tre featuring Swayzi and YungMi on iTunes and Amazon. The single was officially released on the 25th of July 2015. It is finally out after some unforeseen technical delays.

If you do not know anything about Tre, please read our interview with him by clicking here. Hol’ Up will always be on the IMF Volume 1 mixtape hosted by Lavatory Records and Boss Brain Entertainment, to be released on the 28th of August 2015. Check out Tre’s blog below via the Tre Channel on YouTube. 

Concord still flying after all these years

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Having worked with internationally renowned artists such as Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqawana, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Johnny Clegg just to mention a few; Concord Nkabinde can be hailed as a musical legend in his own right. However, Mr Nkabinde himself selects to dispute this status which is testament to his humility.

Born in Soweto, the bass guitarist and creative artist was part of Johnny Clegg’s band, whom he recorded and performed with. Since then he has come into his own, having to adapt to a new era where making music is digitised and audiences are found via social networking. As a mature artist Concord remains relevant and relatable to the youth through his role as a music educator with a natural penchant for communicating and socialising.

Concord took time out of his busy schedule and between travels to speak with Lavatory Records about his eventful career and his upcoming tours. He also told us about the challenges of being a musician in the new era, going from a live performer to an online savvy communicator, his memorable moments and much more. It’s safe to say the “Concorde” landed on the Lavatory Records platform.

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Rapper Reason involved in a religious controversy

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South African rapper, Reason, has found himself in a litany (excuse the pun) of controversy. This is because of the artwork of his album which depicts Jesus carrying two naked women. This has led to a backlash from some public members who believe this was in bad taste. Not only is the public upset by this, but Reason who says he thought he “would create dialogue” has also lost sponsorship over this. Many have argued that when it comes to people’s religious beliefs it is best to tread carefully. Read the full article published on Destiny Connect and you be the judge. Is it blasphemy or artistic creativity?

Falcone and Reason at the launch of Reason’s Audio HD Album

Reason(left) with Falcone(right) at the launch of Reason’s Audio HD Album

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt Channel Secures Distribution Deal With AT&T U-verse

This is quite revolutionary by REVOLT TV! Not only are they taking themselves beyond being a television channel, but actually setting themselves up to being a network.

Especially with music channels struggling to keep with the internet, its great to see how REVOLT has embraced the change, unlike other networks.

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With a current reach of just 25 million pay TV homes, the music channel founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs and co-owned with Comcast needs all of the additional distribution it can secure.

Under today’s deal with AT&T, U-Verse will add Revolt to the U300 bundle beginning July 27. AT&T picks up VOD and streaming rights to the channel. The alliance suggests that the channel might find a welcome mat at DirecTV, which AT&T will acquire once federal regulators give the green light.

“This is a historical day for Revolt,” Combs says. “With a major player like AT&T, more people will be able to access the hottest music and original content on every screen and device. This agreement shows the world that Revolt is a force in the media industry.”

AT&T Home Solutions CMO Mel Coker calls Revolt “a great fit as we strive to bring our customers the content they want, when and where they want it.”

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ImproPoe is coming for that spot!

“I am the best…” ImproPoe is highly unapologetic about blatantly stating that he has issued a stern warning out to all rappers/emcees out there! His signal of intent is that he has set the bar high and everyone else must just catch up to it, since he released his tape Body of Proof.

On his debut offering, the man born as Moeketsi Shaun Motlhakoana has “embodied” his “proof” lyrically. ImproPoe has put himself on the line, by encompassing his ability to solely carry an album/mixtape in a way that is reminiscent of Redman! Must be the light skinned/high yellow skin tone for one, but also that ability to just rap about anything (randomly) and innately make it sound dope!

While on the subject of light skinned rappers, Ludacris once declared on his hit song “Number One Spot” that “Nobody light-skinded reppin’ harder since Ice-T!” ImproPoe has put himself in that conversation as going for that very spot.

In this feature with Lavatory Records, ImproPoe talks about his style of rap, the Revivolution clique and more.

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Nubia Soul – Back To Love Giveaways

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Don’t forget to purchase Nubia Soul’s latest single entitled Back To Love featuring Ocean Deep. Also stand a chance to win prizes by entering these following challenges, held by Nubia Soul and House Of Nubia Soul.

Click here to enter the Nubia Soul Giveaways to stand a chance to win various gift prices by the weekly and the monthly.

Click here to enter the DJ Challenge for Back To Love and stand a chance to win R1000.

Once again don’t forget to purchase Back To Love, available on CD Baby and iTunes.

Mystical journey into Voodoo Soul with Angela Nimah

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With emphasis to venture into new territories and introduce our readers to new and unfamiliar sounds; we caught up with Voodoo Soul musician, Angela Nimah.

Angela Nimah is a singer, songwriter, writer, vocalist, entrepreneur, founder and ambassador of RVL™, designer, stylist, and blogger. This young lady is another example of a multi-skilled artist/entertainer set on making a success in multiple creative disciplines.

 Her latest musical offering Diagnosis is out, and available for download and streaming. Angela opened up to us about her brand of music, defining her sound, entrepreneurial ventures, where she draws inspiration from and so much more.

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