Getting To Know Blayze

Dylan King, aka Blayze, is a musician, producer and CEO of Blayze Entertainment. You might remember his first single, “Jozi’s Finest”, one-of-its-kind collaboration fusing different artists, styles and languages. It was the first video to be shot on the Gautrain and showcased Johannesburg as a city, incorporating prominent landmarks.

We sat down with Blayze and got to know this musical genius.

Who is Dylan King, where are you from and how did you get started in this field?
I am a producer/artist who has always loved music and entertainment. I got into music in high school and got hooked on Hip Hop. I also used to hear a lot of blues music because my dad was a fan. I listened to everything from Hip Hop, to rock to dance, house blues etc. I was lucky to be exposed to a lot of different genres of music through friends, family etc. From there I started writing my own lyrics, and also got into DJing briefly. It was only much later on that I started getting into producing and recording. As much as I loved listening to music I had always wanted to make my own music. So I bought some very entry level equipment and software and starting making beats. It remained a hobby for sometime until I eventually decided that I wanted to pursue music and entertainment full time. After a lot of thinking I resigned from my job and got into the music business…and the rest as they say is history.

How did you get the name Blayze?
Blayze was an old graffiti tag I used when I was younger defacing public property hahaha! My apologies to the dentist on Brink street with that white wall I re-decorated…The piece I did was good though…in my defence…

When did you first discover your creative talents?
In primary school I started drawing. I loved drawing. I kept a scrap book with drawings of characters and graffiti I drew. From there I guess it flowed into other avenues in terms of writing, rapping and ultimately making music.

How would you describe your “life journey” up to today, in 5 words?
One hell of a ride…

What advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time to when you first started?
Trust yourself, You have everything that you need to be able to do everything that you want to.

What are the major challenges that you face as a public person, are you free to do whatever and with whomever you want?
I wouldn’t consider myself a public person as such. I don’t pay it any mind. But one draw back of putting yourself out there is that people express their opinions both positive and negative, and you quickly need to learn how to deal with the negative. Not everybody is going to like you or your music, some just say things out of spite, and that’s ok. You just have to take it in your stride and laugh it off.

Is there anything you have on your Bucket List -something in your life that you want to have or do, that has yet to be accomplished?
I want to travel more. I have been to 3 continents, but I want to see more.

How do you deal with the pressure of being a public figure and making sure that you do not lose yourself within fame and success?
Don’t surround yourself with the wrong people. Plain and simple. Stick with people who want the best for you, people that are honest with you, and who keep you grounded. The entertainment industry isn’t the pretty picture people think it is.

Career highlights?
Hearing my first song that I released on the radio….and hearing people and radio DJ’s loving the song. That for me is the biggest compliment. When someone listens to your music and says that they enjoy it, they play it all the time. That is a really cool feeling.

Getting into studio with some of South Africa’s biggest urban artists such as Pro, Ntukza (Teargas) Bongo Riot (Gang of instrumentals) Mariechan (Jamali).

How do you use the influence that you have on the youth and the entertainment industry to instill positivity and guide those who look up to you?
From day one I have always been preaching that if you want to achieve something make it happen. If you have a dream or something that you believe in and want to make it come true, then do it. Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way, YOU do what YOU set out to do. Ive never been taught how to make music but I have had singles playlisted on radio in South Africa and Africa, and my music videos have been played across across every music video platform from MTV Base, Channel O, Trace TV and SABC. On thing to remember, erase anyone that doesn’t believe in you, it’s hard enough as it is, you don’t need the negative energy around you.

Live YOUR Dream!

Tell us about your experience as a Creative Recreation ambassador?
It’s been great. I was really honoured that they considered me and it took a while to sink in when they announced it. I love the brand and what itl represents “Live Life with Style”. My feet have never been this happy HAHAHA!

What’s your favourite quote?
My life motto: Dream Big Hustle Hard

Album/ New Single /Music Video coming out soon ?
I have a single out called Boomsound. Download it here. The video is on the way, as well as the next single! Follow me on twitter@BlayzeEnt and/or facebook Dylan Blayze King to hear about when it comes out!

What do you want to be remembered for?
Good music

You have so many wonderful things on your plate!l What’s next for you?
Try to take over the world!

Check out his website www.blayzeentertainment.com to download more of his songs.

Chris Brown SA Concert Details

Canoc Productions present the Chris Brown Carpe Diem Tour

TOUR – INFORMATION:

SA National tour media partner:  Channel O

J O H A N N E S B U R G

VENUE: Coca Cola Dome
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, 15 December. Doors open 19h00
PRICES:
•Golden Circle: R 890.00
•General Access: R 690.00
•Seating:  R 490.00

D U R B A N

MEDIA PARTNER: Gagasi FM
VENUE: Outer Fields, Moses Mabhida Stadium
DATES & TIMES: Monday, 17 December 2012. Doors open 19h00
PRICES:
•Golden Circle: R 850.00
•General Access: R 490.00

C A P E   T O W N

VENUE:Grand West Arena
DATES & TIMES: Wednesday, 19 December and Thursday, 20 December. Doors open 19h00
PRICES:
•Golden Circle: R 890.00
•General Access: R 690.00
•Seating:  R 490.00

Tickets go on sale from the 1st of October.

*Press Release*

[Event Review] : Feather Awards Nominees Party

I had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Feather Awards Nominees Announcement Party held at The Venue Green Park in Sandton and what a glamorous event it was.

I spotted a few celebs but mostly nominees and media:


Thembisa Kani and Lerato Licious, looking lovely in blue.


Tol Ass Mo and his wife Mome


Kiki fro Just Curious and Theo from Boom Shaka, love Kiki’s tattoo.


Nominee Hottie Tyrone and Friend.


Jay Anstey aka Charlie Holmes. She is so tall


Lucia Mthiyane, I love this lady from the days when she was acting on Rhythm City as Rachel. She’s gorgeous in and out.


Lucia Mthiyane, Kelly Khumalo and Friend. Kelly’s legs AMAZING!


Lerato Kganyago (nominated for 2 awards) was wearing a lovely yellow dress, here she’s posing with Owethu.


Somgaga umhule yazi, with Owethu.


Koyo Bala and Zola Hashatsi (Craz-e Etv).


Zenande Mfenyana aka Noluntu, Bubu Mazibuko and Zikhona

I had an awesome time. Thanks to the Feather Awards Team for hosting us.

You can view the nominees list here

By: Wandi

[Nominees] : Feather Awards 2012

It’s been 4 years since the Feather Awards arrived on the scene, resplendent in pink feathers, glitter and sequins. The Joburg entertainment scene has never been the same….

Undeniably South Africa’s cheekiest and most audacious awards ceremony, the Feather Awards is a celebration of public figures – in the entertainment, sports and business fields – that the gay community finds inspiring, amusing, or just plain scandalous.

In an exciting development this year, for the first time, the event will be screened on SABC1 – taking the event to the entire nation!

And the Nominees are :

Drama Queen – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around a lot of dramatic behavior and situations.
•Tshidi Tenyane
•Bishop Keith Harrington
•Tina Mkwaiwa
•Sello Maake ka Ncube

Best Styled Female – These are the ladies who consistently kept up their style throughout the year.
•Jeannie D
•Minnie Dlamini
•Melinda Bam
•Lindiwe Sisulu

Best Styled Male – The men that have remained stylish throughout the year.
•Melusi Yeni
•Linda Makhanya
•Sbu Leope
•AKA

Musician of the Year – musicians we love to listen to on, and off stage.
•Kabomo
•Toya Delazy
•The Muffinz
•The Soil

Fag Hag – Need we say more?? They never leave their home without their favorite accessories – a gay friend. •Samkelo Ndlovu
•Lucia Mthiyane
•Lerato Kganyago
•Bonang Matheba

Cutest Couple – These are couples people adore and look up to.
•Momo & Tall Ass Mo
•Khanyi Mbau & Tebogo Lerole
•Sphectacula & Naves
•DJ Fresh & Euphonik

Diva Extraordinaire – These women always carry themselves well, and have a strong & dignified presence.
•Lindiwe Sisulu
•Lindiwe Mazibuko
•Khanyi Dhlomo
•Michelle Botes

Socialite of the Year – Seen at every event! Whether it’s the opening of an envelope or an erection of a stop sign….
•Linda Moeketsi & Shekeshe “Shakes” Mokgosi
•Kgomotso Christopher
•Lerato Kganyago
•Miza Modibedi

Sports Personality of the Year – People who have inspired in the world of sports
•Siboniso Gaxa
•Katlego Mphela
•Chad le Clos
•Cameron van der Burgh

Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal.
•Kgomotso Christopher
•Gail Nkoane
•Melinda Bam
•Jay Anstey

Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze that X-factor! You look at them and you just want a strong hug.
•Lunga Shabalala
•Greg Hammond
•Warrick “Warras” Scott
•Tyrone Keogh

Role Model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, and can be relied on to contribute positively to society.
•Thuli Madonsela
•Khanyi Dlhomo
•Caster Semenya
•Chad le Clos

Congratulations to these nominees. Who are you voting for?

Entertainment Journalist / Blogger Post

We are a hip new blog that has bursts on the scene of South Africa Entertainment and Events Promotions. Our blog also promotes nightclub, concert, sporting and other upcoming events. Due to rising growth in our blog’s popularity and interest we are looking to add an entertainment journalist / blogger to our team.

Duties:
– The ideal candidate is someone who is knowledgeable in Gauteng culture and nightlife.
– Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people both in person, online and through social media channels.
-Candidate must be comfortable speaking and presenting information in front of large groups.
-Candidate will be expected to occasionally respond on behalf of the blog via twitter, face book, forums and blog comments.
-Candidate must be flexible and available to work late nights and weekends; work schedule will vary.
-Candidate will be scheduled to attend events on behalf of the company for networking and marketing of the blog. Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills.

Interested? Send us a sample of your work, your name, your contact information, where you are in the world, and why you know that you should be a writer / promoter for Heiresss.

Email us at: prheiress {at} gmail.com (Please replace {at} by @)

Thank you for your time and consideration in joining our team. Only those Candidates who closely meet our desired qualifications will be contacted by 27 September 2012

Road To Miss SA 2012

In a bold, innovative move, Mzansi Magic has transformed the Miss SA pageant into a reality show. The Road to Miss SA is a reality show, hosted by Bridget Masinga, and broadcasted on Mzansi Magic from Sunday, 4 November at 17:00.

The semi-finalists are in for the ride of their lives as their progress is chartered over the coming months during the workshops at The Wild Coast Sun City and in the interview sessions with the judges which include; Principal Judge and former Miss South Africa Sonia Raciti-Oshry, Anele Mdoda(Radio Personality), Sonia Sedebe (Actress), Kieno Kammies (Talk show host & Journalist) and Robert Marawa (Sports Personality).

The show will start 9 weeks before the finals and will give viewers the opportunity to get to know the finalists and have a clearer sense of who their favourites are as they head towards the finals.

Kanye West is DEFINITELY coming to SA

Earlier this year we posted this article about Kanye West coming to South Africa.

We are pleased to announce that it’s confirmed. Kanye West will be the headline act at the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Sub Zero experience happening on the 2nd of February in Johannesburg.

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Ticket Details:

Available through Computicket on the 28th of September 2012

R650 for Standard Ticket

R1000 for Golden Circle (limited numbers)

On Pack Promo Details:

8 week promotion from: 29 October – 31 December 2012

To stand a chance of winning tickets to the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Sub-zero Experience Featuring Kanye West live in Joburg, all you need to do is purchase a Castle Lite bottle or a Shaking Can at a participating outlet, and text the unique code on the underliner for bottles and on the ring tab for cans to *120*5625*UNIQUE CODE#. When purchasing Castle Lite draught, you can text the unique code received on the draught scratch card to *120*5625*UNIQUE CODE# to enter

Mobile Ice Bar Event Details:

During this time be on the look-out for the Castle Lite Mobile Ice Bar (MIB) Experiential Events happening in your area from November 2012 to January 2013, where you can stand a chance to win 1 of 5 VIP double tickets per event

Can’t wait.. Like the Castle Lite Facebook page and follow them on twitter for more details

Cruz Vodka Giveaway – Winner

We recently wrote a product review on Cruz Vodka which you can read here and we had a competition where we gave away a Cruz Vodka hamper. Our Winner Miss S. dos Santos, received her prize and this is what she had to say;

“ I would like to thank Cruz Vodka and Heiresss Blog for my hamper, will definitely enjoy it”

We would like to thank Cruz Vodka for giving us and our readers an opportunity to get to know their brand.

Have you tasted Cruz Vodka? **Your thoughts!?**

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CIARA IN SA NEXT WEEK

Ciara Princess Harris will be making an appearance at One of Johannesburg’s hottest clubs Hush in Rosebank on the 27th of September. I’ve never been to Hush but I hear they always host all the best parties, EVERY week.

Last time Ciara was in South Africa she performed at the ZAR Fest and I can’t help but wonder why she’s in the country now.

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