Thursday, 26 February 2015

Ballantine's Stay True South Africa

So, next week Thursday, 5 March I'm gonna be hitting the dance floor at the Boiler Room in Braam for the Ballantine's #StayTrue event. And I'm soo excited.

The line-up:

I've heard a lot of people talk about how cray Black Motion gets on the set and I just can't wait to see them do their thing.

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Signing Out

Love is Faith

This thing called love

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Going on a date with... Zee

She calls herself Radar, don't ask me why cause nami I didn't ask lol. She's one of my closest friends, me-best-friend, me-chommiii... I thought I knew her well but judging by the feedback I got from our date, I clearly didn't know this beesh at all (sengine haba kodwa lol). So, this is how our (virtual) date went: 

Place: Wherever liquor is served and smoking is allowed. 
Time: Preferably afternoon (coz I have a baby now lol)

1. Who inspires you?

Mhh, not sure anymore hey. I'm inspired by the desire to succeed. Not by a person per se.

2. What was the last movie you watched?

Laws of attraction

3. What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?

I have burn marks on my arm that I got from an iron the morning of my friends' funeral. 

4. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day, who would it be and why?

My mom, how does she cope being herself? It must be stressful. 

5. Do you believe in ghosts?

Do I believe in ancestors?

6. Bungee jumping, sky diving or getting inked?

Getting inked (See, I have a baby now I must mitigate risks.)

7. Which would be harder for your to give up: booze or smokes?

Both. Can't imagine my life without either. 

8. How did you meet your best friend(s)?

Two at the student centre the other two in class in varsity. (Some of us remember). 

9. What is something you've always wanted to try but have been too scared to? 

I'm still nervous when I walk in heels in public. Why did they make those things?! 

10. Where is your favourite place to chill with friends? 

Happy to chill wherever. They make wherever we are seem like the best place to be on Earth. 

11. What is one of the weirdest things you used to do as a kid?

I used to eat my snot, and I thought it tasted better than peanut-butter. Actually, sometimes I still get tempted lol. 

12. Gin, vodka or tequila?


13. What is your most bizarre talent? 

I have extreme road rage?! (It's a talent, when done right).

14. Is there a documentary, movie or book that really changed the way you thought about something?

No, I don't read books and I hate TV.

15. Name 3 of your favourite songs (at the moment): 

Naima K ft Robbie Malinga - Sokwenzenjan
Brown Dash - Isi vum-vum
Shazz - Innerside

The last two songs have been my favourite for the past umpteen years. 

16. Which TV character (from a movie, series or any TV show) that you've always resonated with?

Dora the explorer. She knows her shit, I know my shit and she helps other kids know their shit and well... I don't like typo's. She's smart. 

17. What's your favourite cheesy pick-up line? Have you ever used it for real?

Have not been picked-up in a while, the only one I remember is my boyfriend's. Too cheesy to even put out there. 

18. What did you want to be when you were little?

A psychologochilicist.

19. What was your first phone?

Motorolla C113 (Did I reveal my age?)

20. What's your favourite animal?

It's a dog... a basset hound

Thanks Radar for a fun and a little weird date... As your chommiii, I'm gonna make sure you don't get tempted or even think about touching that nasty snot of yours lol. Drop me a comment on the box below, if you'd like us to go on a date and... let's make it happen. 


Signing Out 

Love is faith

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Press release: Couch sessions with UK alt-rap heavyweights - Young Fathers

This month Live SA and Weheartbeart will host meet and greet sessions with UK alt-rap heavyweights and 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize winners, Young Fathers, during their South African tour.

In partnership with British Council Connect ZA and Okayafrica, South African beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Town’s Assembly Radio are hosting a two-city tour for the Scottish alt-rap heavyweights, in a never-before witnessed salutation to the boundless experiences and opportunities contemporary live music can create.

“The couch sessions are free to attend and will give you the chance to sit down with these groundbreaking artists. Set in a relaxed, intimate setting, the meet and greets will be facilitated by Live SA and Livity Africa founder Gavin Weale. For Weheartbeat this undertaking is the first of its kind, so collaborating with an alternative hip hop act and juxtaposing their grimy UK sound with the Afro-futuristic elements of South Africa is going to be very exciting," says Dominique Soma, founder of Weheartbeat.

Young Fathers member Alloysious Massaquoi says: “I get the sense that SA is way ahead of the rest of the world and making much more exciting music than anywhere else.  I’m still in disbelief that the music isn’t taking over everywhere.  But I believe it should have the opportunity to do that.”

“People in the West often see Africa as a place where only bad things happen, you know, ‘the dark depths of Africa’, when, in fact,  people’s lives are as mundane or as joyful as anywhere,” adds fellow member G Hastings. “I’m hoping to embrace the music, take some inspiration, because from what I’ve heard, it sounds like a dream musically... we try and do this everywhere we go but I’ve got a feeling that South Africa might be a special place.”

The meet and greets will take place in Johannesburg on Thursday 26 February 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at Live SA’s Braamfontein offices and in Cape Town on Monday 2 March from 6.30pm till late at Yours Truly. It is free to attend, however you must reserve your place with Live SA

Young Fathers will play live shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 27 and 28 February alongside some of South Africa’s best in live music, including SAMA winner Card On Spokes, Digital Maskandi artist Mashayabhuqe Kamamba and brand new work fro future-sound high-rollers Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim featuring Mr Sakitumi, BIG FKN GUN and A Million Things (Tiago Correia-Paulo of 340ml and Tumi & The Volume-fame.)


About Live SA and Weheartbeat

Live SA is a nationwide youth-run media channel covering a range of topics from fashion, politics, music, art, relationships, career advice, events and gigs. Always delivered in a tone that is authentic and relevant – because all the content is 100% produced by our team of 18-25 year olds working closely with professional mentors., facebook/LiveMagSA,,

Weheartbeat is an event platform exploring the world of beats, from electronics to hip hop and everything in between. These event series pay tribute to music producers, a role typically overlooked, creating a platform where the art of beatmaking is highlighted and celebrated. Set against the backdrop of urban art exhibitions, WeHeartBeat attracts youthful trendsetters and hip hop lovers alike.