Hennessy Artistry Launched In SA

Hennessy Artistry has launched in SA. They chose five South African musicians AKA, Bucie, The Arrows and Zakwe will work with one of South Africa’s foremost musical directors and composers, Caiphus Semenya, to remix one of his hit songs. Producer, DJ Kent, will lend his expertise to ensure the final composition is an impressive audio experience for fans.

Artists will perform the song at various events in different regions:

Regional Events:

Port Elizabeth:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 4 August 2012
Time: 20h00
Venue: Diamonds
Line-up: The Arrows and Zakwe

Pretoria:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 10 August 2012
Time: 21h00
Venue: JackBudha – Mamelodi
Line-up: Bucie, AKA and Zakwe

Soweto:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 11 August 2012
Time: 20h00
Venue: Sedibeng
Line-up: Caiphus Semenya, AKA and Buci


Cape Town:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 17 August 2012
Time: 20h00
Venue: Aces
Line-up: Bucie and Zakwe

Pietermaritzburg:
Event: Hennessy Artistry
Date: 25 August 2012
Time: 20h00
Venue: Sprytz
Line-up: Zakwe, The Arrows and AKA

Johannesburg:
Event: Halo
Date: 31 August 2012
Time: 20h00
Venue: Hush
Line-up: Caiphus Semenya, Bucie, AKA, The Arrows and Zakwe

Visit Facebook.com/HennessySA to find out more about the event dates and ticket sales

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VIDEO : Teargas – Wake Up

I first saw this video on Friday morning on Channel O before I left for work, my first thought was damn! Teargas is back! Its by far the best Music Video I’ve ever seen. Song titled ” Wake up” its a single from their upcoming album “Number Number” which will be released on the 31st of August 2012 .

I’ve always been a Teargas fan from Chance to Mhlobo Wami . I relate to their music and most of their songs inspire me to get up and work for what I want.

S/O to @TeargasSA for the quality local music.

View the video here

Butan Wear Accused of Biting?

Earlier today I noticed a conversation between @ButanWear and @Vuittots (Thatiso Farrai Dube)

For those who don’t know : B-U-T-A-N is simply a re-arrangement of letters of the word B-A-N-T-U.

The brand name pays homage to our roots and heritage while the re-arrangement of the letters signifies a changed, entirely new mind set and outlook on life in contemporary South Africa.” – http://www.butanwear.com

Thatiso posted these pictures:

and Butan replied and said its the first time they see the Obey Hoodie.

So I decided to call a lawyer buddy of mine and he said “It is copyright infringement if you use someone else’s work and sell it. You can however use images as inspiration as long as you don’t copy it outright. You can copy concepts or popular themes as long as you produce a unique piece of work at the end, any work you do produce automatically becomes your copyright by default.”

But when I look at the pictures that were posted by @Vuittots, the designs look identical or maybe I’m seeing things.

Ooh here is Butan Wear’s excuse : There’s biting, then there’s appropriation. Appropriation is when you deliberately use an iconic, well known symbol into your own context

What do you think?

WINNERS: YOU Spectacular 2012

YOU Spectacular is out was held on Saturday 28 July at The Teatro – Montecasino.

THE WINNERS ARE : (in bold)

FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER

Simba Mhere (Top Billing)
Bonang Matheba (Live)
Leanne Manas (Morning Live)
Devi Sankaree Govender (Carte Blanche)
Pat Pillai (eNews Prime Time)

FAVOURITE NEWCOMER

Jay Anstey (Isidingo)
Zahara (singer)
Gail Nkoane (The Wild)
Corné Crous (7de Laan)
Toya Delazy (singer)

FAVOURITE COUPLE

Graeme and Morgan Smith
Janez Vermeiren and Juliana Vasconcelos
Unathi and Thomas Msengana
Gugu Zulu and Letshego Moshoeu
Lee-Ann Liebenberg and Nicky van der Walt

SEXIEST WOMAN

Bonang Matheba
Shashi Naidoo
Jeannie D
Lee-Ann Liebenberg
Kgomotso Christopher

SEXIEST MAN

Lunga Shabalala
AKA
Tyrone Keogh
Ashish Gangapersad
Frédéric Michalak

MOST POPULAR FEMALE CELEB

Jeannie D
Connie Ferguson
Bonang Matheba
Unathi Msengana
Anele Mdoda

MOST POPULAR MALE CELEB

Gareth Cliff
Darren “Whackhead” Simpson
DJ Fresh
Robert Whitehead
Ashish Gangapersad

FAVOURITE ACTRESS

Michelle Botes (Isidingo)
Marisa Drummond (Isidingo)
Denise Newman (7de Laan)
Vinette Ebrahim (7de Laan)
Moshidi Motshegwa (Rhythm City)

FAVOURITE ACTOR

Robert Whitehead (Isidingo)
Jamie Bartlett (Rhythm City)
Shona Ferguson (The Wild)
Vusi Kunene (Isidingo)
Christo Davids (7de Laan)

FAVOURITE SPORT STAR

Schalk Burger
Vernon Philander
Josh Strauss
Benni McCarthy
Jacques Kallis

FAVOURITE MUSIC STAR

Parlotones
AKA
Zahara
The Graeme Watkins Project
Jack Parow

FAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY

John Robbie (702)
Darren Simpson (Highveld)
Gareth Cliff (5FM)
DJ Fresh (5FM)
Redi Tlhabi (702)

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN

John Vlismas
Nik Rabinowitz
Loyiso Gola
Riaad Moosa
Trevor Noah

FAVOURITE SOAPIE

7de Laan
Isidingo
Generations
Scandal!
Rhythm City
The Wild

Congratulations to these winners

[Exclusive] : IFANI SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC

Press Release :

Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the signing of rising South African star iFani Hay’mani . The talented artist burst onto the scene after he released his first music video ‘Ewe’ .

Born in Mthatha and raised in New Brighton and Motherwell in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. His love for Hip Hop started at a very young age but he was not immediately accepted into the fold by the Hip Hop fraternity, his innovative style was ahead of the times and not quite understood.

But with hard work and dedication he released two singles and music videos on his own.

“I’m still in disbelief. When I release new music, I want people to turn on the radio , hear my music and say ‘I don’t know who this is, but I love it.’ ” – iFani

He is working on his album which will be released soon. Definitely something worth looking forward to.

SISTA OF THE WEEK : Melinda Bam

Melinda Bam was born and raised in Pretoria. She is a BCom Marketing Management graduate from the University of Pretoria, a model, role model, Miss South Africa 2011 and she will be representing South Africa at Miss Universe later this year.

She has been through so much lately. Receiving a lot of bad publicity – I love how she stays true to herself, she never fights or argues with anyone. I admire veracity, integrity and humility and Melinda has all these characteristics.

She is definitely a role model and therefore she is our SISTA OF THE WEEK.

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