This week was a good week for news in South Africa and you may have missed some of the exciting tidbits. Don’t worry, we got you. We take a look at 5 of the biggest stories that you may have missed this week.
Stogie T to showcase a film about his life in Paris
Stogie T Set To Showcase A Film About His Life At Cité des Arts Cultural Centre on the 28th of September. The acclaimed rapper took to Instagram to announce that the film is intended to showcase his by-far life journey outside of just the music. Chronicling his arrival in South Africa at the age of 13 and growing up in the apartheid era.
“The day I wrote my first rhyme I knew I was one day going to have to tell this story. The story of Central Western Jabavu. The little four roomed home to a mother and father that fought tirelessly to keep their 8 children safe from the untenable horrors of apartheid,” he writes.
Award-winning director Tebogo Malope, directed the film and James Poyser, keyboardist for The Roots, composed the music.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir Kills Their AGT Performance
Everybody on social media was in their feels with pride when the Ndlovu Youth Choir made it on America’s Got Talent and continued to fly the SA flag high for 6 weeks. The Limpopo choir made it to the final of one of the biggest talent shows in the world and united the nation in the process.
They did a stellar rendition of Toto’s Africa in bright yellow attire, dancing and singing their hearts out. Although they didn’t win, they most definitely united South Africa and gave the nation some hope.
AKA is taking the Orchestra to Durban
Late last night, AKA took to his social media to announce that his AKA Orchestra On The Square is back for the second time this year.
The Fela In Versace hit maker announced that his favourite city to perform in, Durban will be the next stop. This announcement comes 6 months after he made history and put on a spectacular show in Pretoria for the first one back in March of this year.
The event is scheduled to take place on the 2nd of November. Early birds tickets are already available for purchase R200 at Computicket.
Riky Rick Meets his fashion idol, Tommy Hillfiger
Although social media was not impressed with Riky Rick after he shared a picture he took with “racist” iconic American designer, Tommy Hillfiger, this didn’t change the fact that this was a big moment for the rapper turned businessman.
Taking to his social media, Riky Rick shared the story of when he fell in love with the brand and what meeting his fashion idol means to him.
“Meeting this man and telling him the story of how his brand was the reason I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MPAHLAS was full circle. Thank you malume @tommyhilfiger for giving me time and bringing me out for your show, you are much appreciated. ICON.”
Cassper Nyovest gets props on American radio show, The Breakfast Club
We all know Cassper Nyovest is a beastly performer but it’s also nice to hear it reaffirmed every now and again. Early in the week, the Breakfast Club presenter Charlamgne Tha God and iconic producer Swizz Beatz spoke about Cassper Nyovest’s sizzling performance at the Global Citizen concert back in December. Both mused over how he “killed it”.
“I was in South Africa last December, and before Jay and Bey went on, and after Ed Sheeran, it was Cassper Nyovest. And Cassper killed it. He went on after Ed Sheeran and before Jay and Bey. Like, he was the co-headliner like that,” Charlamagne said.
They are not lying; have you seen how effortlessly he shut down the entire stadium with Doc Shebeleza.
Which story was your fave?