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BET Africa partners with KZN Film Commission
BET Africa partners with KZN Film CommissionArticle

With the aim of bringing authentic local stories to screen for audiences across Africa, BET Africa and KZN Film Commission (KZNFC) have formed a partnership...

4 May 2021

All the 2021 Safta nominees
All the 2021 Safta nomineesArticle

The nominees for the 15th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have just been announced.

29 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producer
#BehindtheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producerArticle

This week I catch up with Chioma Umeala, known as Ayo on BET Africa's Isono...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

How Covid-19 will affect sponsorships in the entertainment industry
How Covid-19 will affect sponsorships in the entertainment industryArticle

One of the industries that continues to be severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is the entertainment industry. Bandile Mngoma, sponsorships manager at Old Mutual, discusses the repercussions for local talent and the music industry...

Bandile Mngoma 18 Jan 2021

AMPD Studios Live by Old Mutual clinches exclusive interview with SA jazz legend Caiphus Semenya
AMPD Studios Live by Old Mutual clinches exclusive interview with SA jazz legend Caiphus SemenyaArticle

AMPD Studios Live by Old Mutual, an innovative new partnership between Old Mutual and HaveYouHeard, has secured an exclusive interview with South African jazz legend, Caiphus Semenya...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 28 Sep 2020

HaveYouHeard brings together Old Mutual AMPD Studios, MTV Base and BET Africa to educate Africa's youth
HaveYouHeard brings together Old Mutual AMPD Studios, MTV Base and BET Africa to educate Africa's youthArticle

CHaveYouHeard has created a ground-breaking edutainment series to educate Africa's youth on the skills they'll need to hone if they want to become successful performance and recording artists...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 5 Aug 2020

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The decade of the chosen familyArticle

In an age of a cancellation culture that was born out of a deep desire for hyper self-awareness, self-actualisation and social justice, this generation is making it their social responsibility to live and associate in spaces and with people that align with their values and beliefs...

Rebone Masemola 5 Mar 2020

6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this November
6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this NovemberArticle

Buddha in Africa; Trackers; The Herd; Carnage; the winning Silwerskerm short films; Stroop; and more..

Issued by Showmax 26 Nov 2019

Alex Okosi, executive vice president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa.
Viacom MD a fellow of Nigeria's marketing instituteArticle

Alex Okosi inducted as honorary Fellow into Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria...

12 Aug 2019

Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn
Must be a shape-shifting black unicornArticle

"For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be twice as good, twice as smart, twice as dependable, and twice as talented."

Rebone Masemola 3 Jul 2019

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How far Black Twitter has comeArticle

Black Twitter in South Africa has become an autonomous space that has grown a life of its own...

Rebone Masemola 11 Apr 2019

#Prisms2019: Meet young judge Siyabonga Ngcobo
#Prisms2019: Meet young judge Siyabonga NgcoboArticle

In the run-up to the 22nd Prism Awards taking place on Sunday, 14 April, we chatted to this year's cohort of young judges about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 5 Apr 2019

On the humanisation of black stories in 2019
On the humanisation of black stories in 2019Article

As a consumer of local content in 2019, I am ready to see bodies of work that focus on the humanisation of black characters with well-rounded lives that are not solely centred around tried and tested concepts of tragedy, trauma and beating the odds...

Rebone Masemola 15 Jan 2019

Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world
Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive worldArticle

Local brands, marketers and creators need to get better at designing campaigns and content that reflects intersectional narratives and imagery that include LGBTQI+ communities, people with albinism and the disabled...

Rebone Masemola 9 Oct 2018

Cassper Nyovest, Distruction Boyz to represent South Africa at BET Awards
Cassper Nyovest, Distruction Boyz to represent South Africa at BET AwardsArticle

The nominations for the BET Awards 2018 have been announced and five African artists are up for the accolade. The rapper Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz will represent South Africa in the Best International Act Award category...

17 May 2018

AKA and Riky Rick to support Migos Culture Tour in South Africa
AKA and Riky Rick to support Migos Culture Tour in South AfricaArticle

Multiple award winning hip hop artist AKA and international King Kotini fashion icon Riky Rick have been confirmed as the headlining support acts, for the Migos Culture Tour in Johannesburg and Durban this October.

1 Sep 2017

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to streamArticle

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time...

16 Aug 2017

Migos live in SA this October
Migos live in SA this OctoberArticle

American hip hop trio, Migos is live in South Africa for the first time this October. The culture tour, presented by Mabala Noise in association with MTV Base, BET Africa, YFM and Gagasi FM, will bring live shows in both Durban and Johannesburg.

10 Aug 2017

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