Events, Local News

The Story Behind ‘Lephalale The Musical’

Lephalale The Musical is a  musical play that a tells a story of Lephalale through music, dance and acting. The play was written by Bafedile Masasa (Evergreen Arts Centre-Lephalale) and directed by Thabang Ramabu (Polokwane). The first day of auditions took place on 11 November 2016 at the Ga-Seleka Community Hall and the selection process ended on 20 November 2016. The organization then embarked on promotional shows as part of marketing for the upcoming performances, the first promotion took place at Boxer Superstores in Lephalale town on the 18th of February 2017.

The story takes place in the village of Ga-Shongoane in a Kraal where a Grandmother (MmaMajadibodu) is taking her Granddaughter (Phuti) through a journey of exploring the heartbeat of the Bushveld. Phuti is very ignorant and lacks knowledge about her culture  and where  she comes from. As her  Grandmother is telling here the history of Lephalale we see different  dances from different  cultures in the Lephalale area.

The play also touches the hardships of the past and also promotes social cohesion in the modern days. The show consists of 18 cast members and a band of five members by the name of Truetone.  The band is from Marapong Township in  Lephalale led by Joshua Setladi who is also the lead guitarist.

The members of the Musical are namely:

Writer and Executive Producer – Bafedile Masasa

Director – Thabang Ramabu

Stage Manager – Jalek Lekalakala

Costumes – Neshe Kekae

Lead roles – Lebogang Mpyana (MmaMajadibodu)

Thato Kgobe (Phuti

Finance department – Vhutshilo Makatu

Marketing – Ricardo Du-Preez


SAMA Winners’ List

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The 23rd South African Music Awards to place over the weekend at the Sun City Superbowl. It was quite a big night for Kwesta as he walked away with six awards for the night.  The prestige Event was hosted by the multi-talented Somizi Mhlongo and comedian Tumi Morake who both did a great job.  Nasty C  walked away with the most anticipated award, Record of the Year, for his track Hell Naw. Dr Rebacca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni were all honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contribution to the music industry.

The full list of winners for the 23rd Annual South African Music Awards:    

Best Newcomer of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu

Best Duo-Group of the Year – Black Motion – Ya Badimo

Best Female Artist of the Year
– Amanda Black – Amazulu

Best Male Artist of the Year – Kwesta – Dakar II

Best Album of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu

Best Maskandi Album – Khuzani – Inyoni yomthakathi

Classical Instrumental Album – Charl du Pleassis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol.II

Best Afro Pop Album – Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova

African Indigenous Gospel Album – Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends

Best Rock Album – Albert Frost – The Wakeup

Best Pop Album – GoodLuck – The Nature Within

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album
– Joshua na die Reen – Die Wereld Binne My

Best Rap Album – Kwesta – Darak II

Best Kwaito Album – Dr Malinga – Goodwill

Best Dance Album – Black Motion – Ya Badimo

Best Traditional Faith Music Album – Sprit of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol.6

Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud – Kwesta

Source: Instragram


RIP Ontlametse Phalatse

It’s with great sadness to learn about the death of the ever so vibrant Ontlametse Phalatse. She was born with a rare decease-Progeria- and was told she won’t live longer than 14 years. 

Against all odds Ontlametse lived to see her 18th birthday which she celebrated last month. 

Ontlametse passed on last night at  Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. 

Local News, Sports

Weekend Wrap Up

We started off the weekend with a whole new government as the President of South Arica, Mr Jacob Zuma, reshuffle the cabinet.  Our new minister of finance is former Home Affairs Mr Melusi Gigaba.  The new cabinet looks like this:

  1.  Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba, replacing Pravin Gordhan
  2.    Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi, replacing Dipuo Peters
  3.  Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi, replacing Tina Joemat-Pettersson
  4.    Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, replacing Nathi Nhleko
  5.    Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko, replacing Thulas Nxesi
  6.    Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi, replacing Fikile Mbalula
  7.    Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa, replacing Derek Hanekom
  8.    Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi, replacing Ngoako Ramatlhodi
  9.    Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, replacing Malusi Gigaba
  10.    Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, replacing Faith Muthambi


PSL Updates

Kaizer Chiefs finally had victory over Sundowns after beating them 2-1 at FNB Stadium last night. The teams played 1-1 before half-time. The second goal for Chiefs came in the second half when Sundowns player Bangaly Soumahoro scored an own goal.  Other results from yesterday are as follows:

Maritzburg Utd 2              –              1              Ajax Cape Town Harry Gwala Stadium

Bidvest Wits       2              –              0              Platinum Stars   Bidvest Stadium

Free State Stars 3              –              2              Orlando PiratesJames Motlatsi Stadium

Golden Arrows  2              –              1              Highlands Park  Prince Magogo Stadium

SuperSport United          0              –              1              Baroka FC            Mbombela Stadium





[Event] Lephalale Arts Seminar & Competition


Evergreen is a non-profit organisation which develops and nurtures talented artists in Lephalale through theatre, dance, poetry and arts in  general.

The organisation  will be hosting an arts seminar and arts competition on the 28th and 29th April 2017 at the Mogol Function Hall, Lephalale.

The one-day seminar will occur on 28 April 2017 whereby keynote speakers who are experts in the creative and arts space, will be giving insights of the industry to the interested up and coming artists in Lephalale. The purpose of the seminar is to develop the potential artists and to advise them on how to handle their future careers and to provide information on institutes that are available to them (young artists) to assist in their creative paths.

The Arts Festival is a talent competition that will take place a day after the seminar on 29 April 2017. The hopeful creatives will be given a chance to showcase their talent in the four different categories namely-Drama, Dance, Poetry and Singing.


Image: Evergreen Arts Centre

Events, Local News

[Event]Puno Pre-Launch

Puno Business Administration is a business consultancy owned by a dynamic young lady by the name of Olivia Moila.

To celebrate a year in business and to celebrate reaching its target of registering 50 businesses in the first year, Puno will host its official launch on the 1st April 2017 at Atmosphere Lounge in Lephalale. Business owners and those who would like to start their own businesses are invited to come network with other successful business owners around Lephalale and listen to their business success stories.

A ticket costs only R150 to enter. This is such a great initiative for potential business owners and those in business to spread their wings even more. Further information on the event is on the poster.

Image: Puno Business Administration


Entertainment News, Events, Uncategorized

#MMA16 Fashion

Our celebs were our in Durban over the weekend for the 16th Metro Music Awards. Here some of the outfits that graced the black carpet.

Queen B in Gert-Johan Coetzee
Family Tree doing the most
Jessica Nkosi
Cassper Nyovest


Major League
Clement Maosa
Nadia Nakai
Thuli Phongolo all elegent
Khanya Mkangisa


Nhlanhla Nciza, well deserved Best Styled Award


Best dressed for me was Ntando Duma


Kelly Khumalo

and then there was Skolopad……..


Images: Instagram

Entertainment News, Events

Metro Music Awards 16 Winners

The 16th Metro Music Awards took place on Saturday night, 25 February 2017, at the Durban ICC in Durban. Below is a list of the winners:

Best Newcomer of the Year
Nasty C- Bad Hair Extensions

Best Compilation Album
Dj Qness-Essential Selection

Best Collaboration
Ms Pru- Ameni

Best Urban Jazz Album
Henry Philemon- Man of Definition

Best Urban Gospel Album
Dr Tumi- Love and Grace

Best Music Video
Du Boiz- Dope Dream

Best RnB Single
Amanda Black- Seperate

Best African Pop Album
Musa- Mr Serious

Best Dance Album
Mobi Dixon- Live the Music

Best Styled Artist

Best Female Album
Kelly Khumalo- My Truth

Best Male Album
Bad Hair Extensions

Lifetime Achievement Award
Caiphus Semenya
Letta Mbulu

Best Kwaito Single
L’vovo Derango- Amatin Tin

Best Hip Hop Album
Nasty C- Bad Hair Extensions

Best Duo/Group Album
Durban’s Finest- Reloaded

Best Remix Single
Prince Kaybee- Don’t Give Up

Best Hit Single
Ricky Rick- Sidlukotini

One Africa Award
Vee Mampeezy ft Trademark- I do

Listener’s Choice Award-Artist of the Year
Amanda Black

Song of the Year
Nasty C- Hell Naw

Congratulations to all the winners. Nasty C really did well and congratulations to him.

Casper Nyovest also mentioned he’ll be releasing his third studio album on 7 May 2017, can’t wait to hear it.

Entertainment News

Celebville Wedding Season

This weekend was THE wedding weekend in celebville.

Athlete,Caster Semenya, and her bride tied the knot at their white wedding over the weekend. They took to social media to share their beautiful wedding that took place on Saturday.

Black Coffee and wife Mbali had their celebrity filled white wedding on Sunday in Sun City.

Congratulations to the newly weds. Their weddings were extravagant.




Shaka Madida Premier 

We finally get to see Zakes and Nandi Madida’s baby boy, Shaka, who was born a month ago.

Zakes took to Instagram to introduce us to his cute little boy, Shaka Madida, and to thank everyone for their patience. Their son was born 22 November 2016 and due to their culture and other things, they could only share the pic after a month.

What a cute lil man !!!