Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Boy band, Anotha Level, is back at Bar 129



Enjoy soothing R&B, energetic pop and uplifting Afro jazz at Flamingo Casino on Friday, 3 November 2017 when popular Bloemfontein-based boy band, Anotha Level takes to the stage at Bar 129.

The six-piece boy band, which first emerged in 2011, has a considerable fan base in the Northern Cape, Free State, and Gauteng having performed at various night clubs and music festivals including Club 925 in Johannesburg, the 4x4 Fun Stuck in the Mud Festival, Club Afro vibe and SOUL SHACK. Anotha Level is known for their mix of jazz, soul and R&B music.

Their show on starts at 21h00and entrance is R50 per person.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ Miss Universe farewell


 

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has revealed two of the outfits she will be wearing when the 66th Miss Universe pageant takes place at The Axis in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 26.
 
She also showed off her official national gift, a stunning piece of jewellery made from gold and diamonds, called “The Daisies of Africa”.
 
Twenty-two-year-old Nel-Peters, a B.Comm graduate, believes she is fully prepared for Miss Universe: “My preparations started when I was crowned Miss South Africa 2017. Just as with the Miss South Africa platform, I understand the responsibility of being Miss Universe and the impact it has on millions of lives.”
 
Nel-Peters’ national costume, which she showed off at her farewell, has been designed by Malikah Hajee and Lloyd Kandlin and their team at The Costume Department while Anel Botha has designed a number of outfits including the finale gown.
 
Say Hajee and Kandlin: “We were approached by the Miss South Africa Organisation’s pageant coach and stylist Werner Wessels to create the Miss South Africa national costume. Wessels had a vision of what he thought would be most effective. We then took his idea a step further and created our version of the South African national flower, the protea, which is also the official Miss South Africa emblem. We looked at the elements of the flower and colours and recreated it in a costume form.”
 
Botha, who is responsible for the Miss Universe finale gown, says she was inspired by what the Miss Universe Pageant is synonymous with – sophistication and glamour in a celebration of young women who are confidently beautiful.
 
She says: "Demi-Lee's Miss Universe gown reflects her beauty in a million ways and it also shows off her strength and her beautiful physique. It is a gown that will be remembered!"
 
At her farewell, Demi-Leigh also showed off another of Anel’s outfits that she will be wearing during the course of the build-up in the US to the Miss Universe finale.
 
Nel-Peters will be taking a piece of South African jewellery, designed by Miss South Africa sponsors, Jack Friedman Jewellers with input from her, as the national gift to Miss Universe. It is inspired by Namaqualand daisies and the map of Africa and is made with diamonds and gold and includes the artistic technique of vitreous enamelling. A quote by the late Nelson Mandela is engraved on the underside of the piece.
 
Says Howard Fevrier, CEO of Jack Friedman Jewellers and the founder’s grandson: “We decided that the perfect national gift would showcase not only our precious natural resources, but the talented jewellery designers and craftmanship we have in South Africa. The piece of jewellery will be auctioned for charity to a discerning International audience and therefore needed to be a unique design, and of the highest standard in terms of skill and the complexity required to create it.”
 
“The Daisies of Africa” will be presented in a wooden box made from one the oak trees that was damaged during the devastating fires in Knysna, near Demi’s hometown of Sedgefield, in June this year.
 
Sun International and Cell C wished Nel-Peters the best of luck for the pageant: “We know that Demi is well prepared and will do South Africa proud. She has accumulated an impressive list of achievements since she was crowned Miss South Africa including her Unbreakable campaign; raising R650 000 for Knysna fire relief; being the ambassador for Cell C’s Take a Gild Child to Work® campaign and raising awareness for breast cancer.  She has also launched her Demi Jeans with Soviet Jeans and participated in the sought-after World Swimsuit Issue photoshoot.”
 
The 2018 Miss South Africa pageant will be staged next year by licence holders Sun International, in collaboration with Cell C.
 
Social media links:
Ø  Website: www.missworld.com
Ø  Twitter: @official_misssa
Ø  Twitter: @MissWorldLtd
Hashtag:
Ø  Demi-Leigh: #DemiLeigh4MissUniverse

The 7 Year Wait Is Over: WONDERboom Release Brand New Studio Album Rising Sun


Available now exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music  http://apple.co/2hdekVi

[WONDERboom – From Left To Right: Jonathan Bell; Martin Schofield; Wade Williams; Cito]
[Photo Credit: Rob Scholtz]

7 years has passed since the release of The Automatic Shuffle and WONDERboom have made the wait worthwhile releasing their powerful new studio album Rising Sun! Rising Sun is released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music TODAY - http://apple.co/2hdekVi
WONDERboom are extremely excited for the release of Rising Sun and will host an album launch party at The Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg on Saturday 4 NovemberThe rest of South Africa can see the band on tour in November and December as they hit the road for the Rising Sun Album Tour. All info here – https://www.facebook.com/WONDERboomBand/

Included in the tour is a trip to Ningbo in China from 1 to 3 December and it will be the band’s first visit to the country. WONDERboom will be performing at the Ningbo Cultural Festival, which is a festival hosting bands from 13 different countries on a competitive platform. Crowd votes determine the winning band/country, which will be announced on the 3rd of December. WONDERboom will be performing on the main Saturday night line-up with key International press and media covering the event.

Southern Light is also the brand new single from Rising Sun released to radio today and follows previous singles Great Escape and Ooh La La, both available on the brand new WONDERboom album.


The loss of drummer Garth McLeod in 2013 was a massive shock to the band. With time taken to grieve the loss and rework the future of WONDERboom, the band found a great new addition with Jonathan Bell stepping in on drums. The Rock & Roll machine was in motion again and it's been a cathartic and introspective journey since for the band. Die-hard fans can’t deny the sheer magical force that WONDERboom has become again. The live show is still pure power and energy!



ing Sun captures this story in a dynamic way. The title track suggests what WONDERboom as a band feel - a new dawn. A revival of what was once regarded as an electric, live and very stimulating music experience, is here!

Cito explains why it took 7 years for this album to come out, saying “It took us a while to build up our creative momentum when Garth passed away and Jono stepped in. We felt like we were pretty much starting all over again and had to nurture our live chemistry with this new being. Having said that, the delay wasn’t calculated; it just was. Once we got our performance thing rocking again, the songs started to come. Martin and I started spending about 3 -4 days a week, writing songs and experimenting. Then, workshopping the songs with Wade and Jono, which gave the songs another killer dimension. We played all of these songs live to get the proper feedback we needed to tweak them. So, one and a half years after we started the process, we got to the point where we are happy with what we’ve got and proud to release.”


Rising Sun is a triumphant release from WONDERboom and is packed with powerful new songs. Singles such as Great Escape and Ooh La La have already been embraced with loving arms by fans and the South African music industry alike. Brand new single Southern Light is released today and other gems on the album include album opener Humans and potential singles HellPraying Mantis, In Place Of Something, and Shark Bite.

WONDERboom are so excited for fans to hear this album! “For the first time EVER, we took our time and were extremely meticulous with the whole production process. Sometimes we’d re-record, other times we’d just scrap, but every song on Rising Sun is meant to be there and pretty much the cream of the crop. First album with Jono on drums. I think fans will get a sense of ‘Damn, you worked hard on this record!’ The attention to detail, the energy, the musicality, the soul… It’s all in there. We had a motto for the album and that was ‘GO THERE!’ No half-arsed attempts at any song. It’s heavy, it’s beautiful, it’s epic,” comments Cito.


WONDERboom have cemented their legendary status. 21 Years in the industry, 8 albums released, headlined many major SA festivals, been nominated for 5 SAMA’s (South African Music Awards), and won a Kanna Award & People Crystal Award in 2003 for South Africa’s hottest band. They also won the South African leg of the 2004 Global Battle of the Bands & came SECOND WORLDWIDE! There can be few South African music fans that aren’t familiar with their hits, like Never Ever, Jafta Rebel, Something Wrong, Green Fever, Africa, Shadows, Charlie, It’s Great to be Alive, Best Side, On The Radio, and Karaoke Bar.

Rising Sun adds to this impressive list as we salute SA’s favourite Rock band, WONDERboom.

[Rising Sun – album cover]

Track listing for ‘Rising Sun’:
  1. Humans
  2. Southern Light
  3. Northern Light
  4. Great Escape (music video - https://youtu.be/u_z0Uu7jsq8)
  5. Hell
  6. In Place of Something
  7. Rising Sun
  8. Ooh La La (music video - https://youtu.be/dClpvI2KkWo)
  9. Praying Mantis
  10. Digital Dan (Instrumental)
  11. Shark Bite

WONDERBoom’s brand new album ‘Rising Sun’ is available exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music from Friday 27 October – http://apple.co/2hdekVi. All other digital platforms will go live with the album from Friday 3 November and the Rising Sun CD will be released on Monday 6 November, but get it first at the WONDERboom album launch at The Good Luck Bar on 4 November.

Rising Sun album launch info:
Saturday, 4 November 2017
WONDERboom Rising Sun Album Launch
Venue:                 The Good Luck Bar, 1 Fox Street, Ferreirastown, Johannesburg
Time:                    8pm
Entrance Fee:    R50 entrance OR buy the album at R125 and free entrance


Catch WONDERboom live on the ‘Rising Sun’ album tour: https://www.facebook.com/WONDERboomBand/
4 November – Official Album Launch at The Good Luck Bar
18 November – Radium Beer Hall, Johannesburg
25 November – Beards, Bourbon and Bands Festival, Magaliesburg
1 – 3 December – Ningbo Cultural Festival – Ningbo, China
9 December – Jock, Nelspruit
22 December – Cheers Pub, Kimberley
23 December – C Beach, East London (with Prime Circle)
24 December – Knysna Yacht Club, Knysna
26 December – Vinyl On Main, Knysna
27 December – Venue TBC
28 December – Brass Bell, Cape Town
29 December – Quay Four, Cape Town
30 December – Berties Mooring, Gordon’s Bay
31 December – Rumours Rock City, Johannesburg


Follow WONDERboom online:
Instagram: @wonderboomband
Twitter: @WONDERboomBand 



Up close and personal with Garth Taylor!



With a career that has spanned nearly 20 years, singer/songwriter Garth Taylor’s tremendous stage presence always guarantees a great time.  His top-class live performances have earned him spots on stages around the globe and given him the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Simply Red and Brenda Fassie.  This November, Garth Taylor will be performing around Johannesburg, showcasing all his original hits, including his latest hit single, Stronger, Crocodile Tears, and the song that started it all, Why. Plus some all-time current favourites. 

Date: 3rd November 2017
GARTH TAYLOR LIVE
Venue: Katzy’s, Shop 2, The Firs, 17-19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank
Time: 20h00
Ticket Price: R150 at the door

Date: 11th November2017
GARTH TAYLOR LIVE
Venue: Katzy’s, Shop 2, The Firs, 17-19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank
Time: 20h00
Ticket Price: R150 at the door

Date: 19th November 2017     
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH GARTH TAYLOR
Venue: Ramkiki Country Estate, 35 Peter Road, Honeydew
Time: 12h30
Ticket Price: Free
Garth Taylor’s acoustic sessions, Up Close & Personal with Garth Taylor, showcase his musical life story in song, from the first song he wrote and his influences at the time of each song.  20 years’ worth of stories!

Date: 20th November 2017     
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH GARTH TAYLOR
Venue: Katzy’s, Shop 2, The Firs, 17-19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank
Time: 20H00
Ticket Price: Free
Garth Taylor’s acoustic sessions, Up Close & Personal with Garth Taylor, showcase his musical life story in song, from the first song he wrote and his influences at the time of each song.  20 years’ worth of stories!

Date: 26h November 2017      
GARTH TAYLOR LIVE
Venue: Good Luck Bar, c/o Main & Alexander Street, Ferreiras Dorp
Time16h00
Ticket Price: R50.00
Live from The Good Luck Bar in the heart of Joburg and SA’s best live music venue, and hosted by Balcony TV, live on stage with Garth Taylor and showcasing some of the hottest up-and-coming talent including: Joshua Moreira, Wandile Mbambeni, Wenner Bekker and Micheal Plaxton – Harrison.

Date: 27th November 2017     
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH GARTH TAYLOR
Venue: Katzy’s, Shop 2, The Firs, 17-19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank
Time: 20H00
Ticket Price: Free
Garth Taylor’s acoustic sessions, Up Close & Personal with Garth Taylor, showcase his musical life story in song, from the first song he wrote and his influences at the time of each song.  20 years’ worth of stories!

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @TheGarthTaylor

Amazon announces its fall 2017 pilot season and the marvelous mrs. Maisel will join prime video in November

Amazon is excited to share the news about the upcoming availability of its forthcoming fall pilot season on Amazon Prime Video on November 10. Prime Video members will also be able to enjoy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on November 29 and will continue to have access to several Thursday Night Football games during the remainder of October and throughout November. Members in more than 200 countries will soon have access to watch these on PrimeVideo.com.

Amazon’s Fall 2017 Half-Hour Pilot Season
On November 10, Amazon will debut three new half-hour pilots as part of its Pilot program. Amazon’s Pilot program has helped make some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular series to date.

Amazon’s upcoming half-hour pilots include:

  • The Climb: From creator and star Diarra Kilpatrick 
(American Koko, The Last O.G.) and The Mark Gordon Company comes a comedy about the new American Dream set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Detroit. The Climb follows an office assistant who seeks an extraordinary life through internet fame, with her best friend always in tow. Chris Robinson (The New Edition StoryStar) directed the pilot and Christina Lee (Search PartyWet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) served as showrunner on the pilot episode.
  • Love You More: Love You More stars New York City cabaret sensation Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$) as Karen Best, with Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America) directing and Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City, The Comeback, 2 Broke Girls) showrunning.  Karen Best is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at an independent living residence for young adults with Down syndrome. And sometimes, Karen’s need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice. Love You More is from MPK Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and Amazon Studios.
  • Sea Oak: Sea Oak is a genre bending comedy from renowned author and creator George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), starring Emmy-winner Glenn Close (Damages, The Wife), directed by Golden Globe-winner Hiro Murai (Atlanta) and executive produced by Jonathan Krauss through his Affiliated Pictures banner.  Murai will also serve as an executive producer as well as Evan Dunsky (Nurse Jackie).  Lael Smith and Keir McFarlane serve as co-executive producers.  Aunt Bernie, a working-class woman in a Rust Belt city (meek, unmarried, no kids) dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had.  She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on what’s left of her nuclear family (a quasi-stripper nephew and two feckless nieces), who live in a low-end subsidized hellhole of a housing complex called Sea Oak.  Sea Oak is from Amazon Studios. 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
On November 29The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be available on Prime Video. The series, written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and executive producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also stars Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, Alex Borstein (Family Guy) as Susie Myerson, Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire) as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel and Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman.

Thursday Night Football
Prime Video members can stream several Thursday Night Football games during the remainder of October and throughout November to catch the complete game live as playback will not be available. Members will also be able to enjoy each Thursday Night game in a variety of languages, as Amazon is producing live audio tracks – and customers can even choose an English language stream that is focused on the educational aspects of the game for those who aren’t familiar with football jargon.

Remainder of October and November Thursday Night Football Schedule

10/26 2:25am: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens (8:25pm EDT)
11/9 3:25am: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (8:25pm EST)
11/16 3:25am: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (8:25pm EST)
11/30 3:25am: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (8:25pm EST)

Prime Video members can watch Amazon Originals anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, PlayStation 3 and 4 or online at PrimeVideo.com—and can also download all titles to mobile devices for offline viewing. Members can watch in English with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled version available, with some dubbed versions available or coming soon.

Prime Video is available at an introductory price of $2.99 per month for the remainder of 2017, and $5.99 thereafter.

Customers who are not already Prime Video members can sign up for a free 7-day trial at PrimeVideo.com.

For any further any information, email amazonvideo@golin.com.

Win an Instax Mini 9 Camera With BluBird and Instax (GIVEAWAY ALERT)



We are so super excited to announce our biggest giveaway yet! The wonderful people over at Fujifilm and Instax have given us an Instax Mini 9 Camera plus 1 box of film to give to YOU our loyal readers! All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube Channel. Follow us on our other platforms for bonus entries. To do this, simply follow the link below to enter! Winner will be announcde on the 20th of November 2017. So get your entries in now! 

For Bonus entries, post a picture of yourself doing something FUN, CRAZY, SILLY, SCARY or anything you want to show us why you want the camera. 

Don't forget to LIKE and FOLLOW Fujifilm and Instax for the latest news and updates on their amazing products. Visit  www.instaxsa.co.za for more info on products and up coming news!










Wednesday, 25 October 2017

SHE CAN’T ESCAPE HER TRADITION, OR HER HEART



ZULU WEDDING is the much anticipated romantic-comedy from producer/director, Lineo Sekeleoane. It’s a first for South Africa to have a black female producer and director, who also created the concept for the film. Unashamedly romantic, glamorous and hilarious all at the same time, the film pays loving tribute to the richness of African culture. It acknowledges the, sometimes schizophrenic, reality of many urban South Africans who live sophisticated modern lives which are nonetheless shaped by their family cultures, traditions and expectations.  The film is set to open at cinemas nationwide on 23 February 2018. 

Feisty choreographer, LOU “LUNGILE” (Nondumiso Tembe), will do anything to avoid falling in love. Even more to avoid going home to South Africa, where she’s traditionally engaged to a king. However, when she meets her soulmate TEX (Darrin Dewitt Henson) she is forced to confront the tradition she’s been running away from since the death of her parents, when she turned 18, and the ancestral debt they left her. She hatches a plan to confront the King and convince him to forget about her, but when she prevails upon handsome royal advisor ZULU (Pallance Dladla), to help her get into the Royal Compound, he proves to be a dangerously seductive charmer, one who seems to represent all the best aspects of her background.

Tex, his wise-cracking best friend NATE (Carl Payne), Lou’s eccentric traffic officer sister MABO (Makgano Mambolo), and her tell-it-like-it-is alcoholic best friend SAM (Bubu Mazibuko), set off to ‘the rurals’ to rescue her while the shifty UNCLE PHINEAS (Jerry Phele), his sexy wife YVONNE (Kelly Khumalo) and “The Basotho 10,” (lead by TKZee Family’s Gwyza) stay behind. The stage is set for hilarity, hi-jinks and heartbreak.

According to Sekeleoane, the film was 10 years in the making. “The idea started in the emergency room of a hospital as I formulated a joke scenario for an actress friend of mine. She liked the scenario and the character, an insane traffic cop by the name of MABO who never takes off her uniform. As I started to shape that character’s world, the focus of the narrative shifted to her sister, LOU, and ZULU WEDDING was born,”  Sekeleoane. “MABO remains an important character though, and is brilliantly brought to life by Makgano Mamabolo. The entire cast was amazing. After doing castings in New York, Los Angeles and Johannesburg and seeing hundreds of people over several years, I can truly say that we were blessed. Every person brought something special to the project,” she adds.

With an effervescent screenplay by Julie Hall and stunning cinematography by award-winning Lance Gewer of Tsotsi-fame, ZULU WEDDING promises a lush, playful, escapist experience which should appeal to fans of films like Happiness is a Four-letter Word and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

The star-studded cast includes Nondumiso Tembe (True Blood, King Kong The Musical); Darrin Dewitt-Henson (Soul Food, Lincoln Heights, Stomp The Yard); Pallance Dladla (Tempy Pushas, Isibaya, Hard To Get); the hilarious Carl Payne (Martin, The Cosby Show); Bubu Mazibuko; Kelly Khumalo; Lorcia Cooper; S’thandiwe Kgoroge; Treasure Tshabalala; Kole Omotoso and Makgano Mamabolo, with cameo appearances from DJ Tira; Carolyn Steyn and many of South Africa’s best-loved celebrities.

NOTABLE FACTS:
-    SA’s hottest Wardrobe Designer, Sheli Masondo, pulled wardrobe from some of our most prolific Fashion Houses which included: Thula Sindi, Sheldon Cooper (Naked Ape), Paledi (Palse), Laduma (MaXhosa), David Tlale;
-    Art featured in the movie created by award-winning Cape Town artist, painter and illustrator, Loyiso Mkhize;
-    Music from the soundtrack features Maggz (HipHop – SA), Kelly Khumalo (Soul - SA), Joseph Benjamin (R&B – Nigeria,) Goapele (R&B – USA) and many more;
-    ZULU WEDDING is launching a national youth development initiative with Brand LAIKI & DBE;
-    ZULU WEDDING movie’s release will be preceded by Zulu Wedding the Novel written by Dudu Busani-Dube - author of the Hlomu Series and followed by a Zulu Wedding - The Fairytale Children’s Book Series, written by Makgano Mamabolo and illustrated by Cape Town Artist and Kwezi Comics Founder and illustrator, Loyiso Mkhize. It will be translated into various African languages;
-    Movie release date: 23 February 2018;
-    The Luju Pictures Film was produced in association with Brand Contact, the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI), The National Film and Video Foundation (The NFVF), The Kwa Zulu Natal Film Commission (KZNFC), The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and Tsoga Afrika;
-    All Star Cast: Nondumiso Tembe (SA), Darrin Dewitt Henson (USA), Pallance Dladla (SA), Carl Payne (USA), Makgano Mamabolo (SA), Jerry Phele (SA), Kole Omatoso (SA), Treasure Tshabalala (SA), Bubu Mazibuko (SA), Lorcia Cooper (SA), S’thandiwe Kgoroge (SA), Kgomotso Christopher (SA), Carolyn Steyn (SA), DJ Tira (SA) and Kelly Khumalo (SA);
-    Language: English. 

ABOUT THE LEAD ACTORS:

NONDUMISO TEMBE (Lou Sabata)
Born in Durban, South Africa, multi award-winning actress/singer-songwriter/dancer Nondumiso Tembe is well on her way to becoming one of Africa’s brightest international stars. She was raised in New York City, where her parents were the first black South Africans to study Music at the Juilliard School. Tembe holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the famed Yale School of Drama. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Political Science with a focus on Africa from New York’s New School University and spent a summer studying Classical Theatre at the British American Dramatic Academy at the illustrious Oxford University in England. Tembe made her TV debut in HBO’s True Blood. She has also starred in GenerationsSix and Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland, and has appeared in America’s number 1 hit TV show NCIS and on ABC’s hit detective drama, Castle. Most recently, she has wowed audiences reviving the Miriam Makeba role in SA’s first ever black musical, King-Kong.

DARRIN DEWITT HENSON (Tex Wilson)
Darrin Henson is a renowned actor, author and choreographer and is best known for his role on the hit TV series Soul Food. He also starred for three seasons on the ABC family TV series Lincoln Heights and the Lifetime TV series Black Magic opposite Vivica Fox. Henson can also be seen in such films as The ExpressTekken, and Stomp the Yard. On the stage, he has starred in David Talbert's play Fabric of Man. In 2016, Henson lectured in Johannesburg and Durban. He has also taken his lectures to the U.S. The multi-talented Henson directed the film Violation, and has choreographed music videos and concerts for such popular music artists as New Kids on the Block, Jordan Knight, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, NSYNC and the Spice Girls. He has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

PALLANCE DLADLA (Zwelibanzi ’S’thembiso' Zulu)
Pallance Dladla came into the public eye as the runner-up of the second season of the SABC1 reality competition television series Class Act, in 2011. Born and raised in Soweto, Pallance developed a love for acting at an early age. He won awards for his self-penned play Milk and Bread and was runner-up in the 2010 nationwide DALRO scholarship competition. He also won the Parktown Boys High Original Script Award along with The Best Actor Award at school. Dladla has starred in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, the Mzansi Magic telenovela isiBaya, and the SABC 1 drama series’ Tempy Pushas and Intersexions. He also starred in the eTV soap opera, Rhythm City. Pallance has received international acclaim as the star of break-out South African film, Hard To Get.

This Luju Pictures Film was produced in association with Brand Contact, the DTINFVF, M-Net Movies and Tsoga Afrika, and will be released in cinemas nationwide by Ster Kinekor Entertainment on 23 February 2018.

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