Tuesday, 23 August 2016

DESIGNERS WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE AT DURBAN FASHION FAIR 2016

With Durban Fashion Fair taking place at Durban Exhibition Centre from the 31st of August till the 3rd of September, we cannot wait to watch the following shows. 

QUITERIA & GEORGE 

With the duo being in the fashion industry for only two years and have been able to be the go to designers in the industry and having dressed majority of the A-list celebrities at all major red-carpet such as Thando Thabethe, Terry Pheto, Dineo Moeketsi, Leisel Lourie, Lerato Kganyago to name a few and get it so right, we cannot wait to see what they have in stores for us! 

ZARTH 



ZARTH have been showing at Durban Fashion Fair from its first year and ZARTH have been one designer that have impressed the fashion industry to date. Last year the brand worn Designer Of The Year at DFF Awards. ZARTH have been an invited designer twice at Fashion By The Sea and a judge at Vodacom Durban July 2015. She have scored best dressed red carpet with Pearl Thusi at the MTV MAMA 2015, Lorna Maseko, Khanyi Mbau, Thando Thabethe and Lerato Kganyago

DAVID TLALE


Simply because he is David Tlale! We definitely HAVE to watch his show. The only African designer who have a solo show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York.

House of StLuke 



Men's wear on Fleak! This brand is growing very fast and it will soon be among the a-list designers in S.A. 

PALSE



Another men's wear designer that have been so consistent with his silhouette, done amazing work with Donald and have scored best dressed even at award ceremonies such as the Metro FM Awards, he is definitely the one to watch.  


THULA SINDI 

We have seen Thula Sindi getting a standing ovation at most Fashion Weeks, getting best dressed with a-list such as Terry Pheto and more. His brand have grown so much that he has been able to have successful luxury shops in Johannesburg that carters for middle to higher LSM.

Check all show schedules here www.durbanfashionfair.co.za and tickets are available at computicket nationwide.

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IT'S SUMMER TIME WITH BOARDMANS - #SUMMERLIVING

Yesterday 22 August 2016 DNA Brand Architect hosted a brunch for Boardmans #SummerLiving2016 with celebrities and media. 
The event was hosted by the sassy actress and MC Nomzamo Mbatha. 

Celebrities spotted at the event were the likes of Nomzamo Mbathe of-course,Nadia Kan, actress Mbali Nkosi, K Naomi, TV Presenter 7 business man Aaron Moloisi, Socialite Alan Foley and actor Nkuli Magoba to name a few. 

 
The beautiful setup









Star studded guests having lunch 

Boardmans took us through a pretty house to show us what's available in store for #SummerLiving 2016/17 and what we saw, that's exactly what should be all about. Applaud! 
"The Boardmans #SummerLiving range, which launches this Sept, has been hand selected to align with international seasonal trends" - DNA Brand Architect 

Visit your nearest Boardmans store in SA and you will definately spot something that for keeps this coming summer. 

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SPOTTED AT BOARDMANS SUMMER LIVING 2016 EVENT

Yesterday we headed to the Boardmans #SummerLiving2016 brunch, such an exciting event it was. Here are some of the beautiful people who attended the event.


Mbali Nkosi looking all falmes!
 
 Nadia Nakai 

Nomzano Mbatha & Patty Manroe 

Oh such awesome people!! Tshepang Mollision, the other hot dude & Nadia Nakai  
 
 Siya Beyiile & Nomzamo Mbatha 

The setup, so posh!!!

Invited guests having lunch 


Thank You DNA Brand Architects for hosting us. It was awesome! #Opulence  
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SPOTED AT THE MTV MAMA 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT

Today, 23 August 2016 the MAMAs announced an official venue for the MTV MAMAs 2016 at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown. Here are the few faces spotted at the announcement.


KULI CHANA
BASES WODUMO

KWESTA

The city affects pretty much every single thing we do. There's not a lot of places in the world that you find such diversity, such diverse food and culture. These are the things that artists draw from. The city has directly impacted on my career- every good song you've heard from me is from and inspired by Joburg. It's a beautiful thing, said Kwesta.

MOJAK LEHOKO

PENNY LABYANE & FRIEND

SANDILE NTSHINGANA

MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in September 2016.

 MAMA 2016 Award Categories 1.     Best Male 2.     Best Female 3.     Best Group 4.     Best New Act 5.     Best Live Act 6.     Best Francophone 7.    Best Lusophone 8.     Best Pop/Alternative 9.     Best Hip Hop 10.   Best International 11.   Legend Award 12.   Best Collaboration in association with Absolut 13.   Video of the Year 14.   Song of the Year 15.   Artist of the Year 16.    Personality of the Year 17.    MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award


City of Joburg to host the biggest music ceremony MTV Africa Music Awards for the first time

#MTVMAMA2016 | The MTV Africa Music Awards are back, And for the first time in its history it will be held in Jo'Burg, Ticket Pro-dome.

 

Today, 23 August 2016 MTV announced a new venue where MTV MAMAs will be held. 

The announcement was at Emoyoni conference centre in Johannesburg with a massive media in attendance. The event was also attended by the likes of  Arther Mafukate of 999 music, Nasty C, Kwesta, Babes Wodumo to name a few.

The glitzy ceremony will take place at Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on the 22nd of October 2016 and will feature some of the biggest artists from Africa.The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016 are brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut.

The announcement of nominees to be held in September in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nigeria. Fans will have to wait a little longer to find out which stars will be performing at the MAMAs stage this year. Performers will be announced over the next few weeks.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We are thrilled that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be taking place in Johannesburg, City of Gold, for the first time on 22 October.  We are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent”s most vibrant cities.  Noted for its exciting youth culture and rich music scene, Joburg will make the perfect backdrop for our biggest MAMA ever."

Nabintu Petsana, Head of Joburg Tourism, commented: We are thrilled to welcome MAMA 2016 to Joburg for the first time, and look forward to hosting this extraordinary cultural experience which will play a key part in enhancing Joburg's profile on the international stage.  In line with Joburg Tourism’s Domestic Tourism Awareness Campaign [#Welcome2Jozi] which encourages locals to go the extra mile in showing all our visitors a good time, this event provides an ideal opportunity to remind Joburgers that ‘Leisure is Our Tourism Business’, contributing significantly to our local economy.”
 

#Welcome2Jozi #MTVMAMA2016 @Absolute @MTVBaseAfrica @



GROUND-BREAKING MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS TO ROCK JOHANNESBURG FOR THE FIRST TIME

Press Release: 
 
INFLUENTIAL AWARDS SHOW TO CELEBRATE AFRICAN TALENT & CREATIVITY ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE FROM THE TICKETPRO DOME ON 22 OCTOBER 2016

Johannesburg/Lagos, 23 August 2016: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) are once again highlighting the “gold standard” in music, creativity and achievement at the sixth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).
 

The MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016, brought to you by Joburg Tourism in association with Absolut will broadcast live from The Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday 22 October 2016.

The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2016 recognises and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year. The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

MAMA 2016 will celebrate African talent across 17 award categories, including Best Male, Best Female, Best Song and Best Collaboration by Absolut. The contribution of artists from Portuguese and French-speaking Africa will also be recognised in the Best Lusophone and Best Francophone categories. Additional categories include the Africa Re-Imagined Award and Personality of the Year. The nominations for the awards will be revealed in September 2016.

The news was revealed today at Emoyeni, Johannesburg by Monde Twala, Vice President, BET, Youth & Music, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Nabintu Petsana, Head of Joburg Tourism, Melanie Campbell, Head of Marketing: White Spirits and Rum, Pernod-Ricard, and Dillon Khan, Senior Creative Director, VIMN Africa.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We are thrilled that the MTV Africa Music Awards will be taking place in Johannesburg, City of Gold, for the first time on 22 October.  We are looking forward to staging the largest awards show in Africa, in one of the continent”s most vibrant cities.  Noted for its exciting youth culture and rich music scene, Joburg will make the perfect backdrop for our biggest MAMA ever."

Nabintu Petsana, Head of Joburg Tourism, commented: We are thrilled to welcome MAMA 2016 to Joburg for the first time, and look forward to hosting this extraordinary cultural experience which will play a key part in enhancing Joburg's profile on the international stage.  In line with Joburg Tourism’s Domestic Tourism Awareness Campaign [#Welcome2Jozi] which encourages locals to go the extra mile in showing all our visitors a good time, this event provides an ideal opportunity to remind Joburgers that ‘Leisure is Our Tourism Business’, contributing significantly to our local economy.”

Added Melanie Campbell, Head of Marketing: White Spirits and Rum, Pernod-Ricard, “We are very excited and proud to be collaborating with the MTV Africa Music Awards once again for the ultimate showcase in African talent; ABSOLUT sets itself apart by challenging conventions and pushing boundaries of contemporary culture through creative collaborations with cutting-edge artists. This year we will see the brand celebrating artists who are original and aspire to greater heights through the power of collaboration. The Best Collaboration Award by Absolut honours the African musicians, achievers and trailblazers who source add, curate and collaborate the music we love. Absolut is ready to rock Jozi.”

Monde Twala, Vice President, BET, Youth& Music, VIMN Africa, continued, "The sixth edition of the MAMA promises to be our biggest and most ambitious yet. All roads will lead to the TicketPro Dome for an explosive evening of spectacle and music, while millions of music fans will enjoying the TV broadcast.  Our viewers are passionate about African music and achievement, and we look forward to channelling and conveying that passion to an international audience."

Celebrating the pan-African scope of the MAMA, the awards will encompass two stunning Road to MAMA events featuring MAMA nominees and superstar DJs, to be held in Durban and Lagos.  Another much-anticipated element of MAMA 2016 will be a music industry workshop for aspiring musicians held on the day prior to the awards (21 October).

First staged in 2008, the MTV Africa Music Awards has recognised the talent of musicians, achievers and personalities from across Africa, rewarding iconic artists and gamechangers such as 2Face Idibia, Big Nuz, Cassper Nyovest, Davido, D’Banj, Flavour, Gangs of Ballet, HHP, Fally Ipupa, Liquideep, Mafikizolo, Lira, Nameless, Lupita Nyong’o, Clarence Peters, Diamond Platnumz, Anselmo Ralph, Sarkodie, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, Cabo Snoop, Toofan, Trevor Noah, Zebra & Giraffe, Uhuru, Wahu, Yemi Alade, and many more.

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 22 October at 21:00 CAT. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from October onwards, while MTV channels around the world will broadcast a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage
For more information on the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, please go to www.mtvbase.com,  www.mtv.co.za or http://mama.mtv.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2016.
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MAMA 2016 Award Categories
1.     Best Male
2.     Best Female
3.     Best Group
4.     Best New Act
5.     Best Live Act
6.     Best Francophone
7.    Best Lusophone
8.     Best Pop/Alternative
9.     Best Hip Hop
10.   Best International
11.   Legend Award
12.   Best Collaboration in association with Absolut
13.   Video of the Year
14.   Song of the Year
15.   Artist of the Year
16.    Personality of the Year
17.    MTV Base Africa Re-Imagined Award

Further Information,
For further information, high resolution imagery, or downloadable video, please go to www.mtvbase.com/specials/mama16-press, or contact:

MTV/MTV Base
Diane Chidrawi
Email  diane@totalexposure.co.za
Tel:  +27 (0) 11 788 8725 / Cell: +27 (0) 82 604 5605

Dambisa Maqoga
Email dambisa@totalexposure.co.za
Tel: +27 (0) 11 788 8725 / cell: +27 (0) 73 666 8270

About MTV
MTV is the world’s premiere youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms.

About Joburg Tourism
Johannesburg Tourism is a destination marketing organisation, dedicated to promoting tourism growth in the City. Its primary function is to promote Johannesburg as a business, lifestyle, sport and leisure destination, both locally and internationally. Its operations include running a Convention Bureau, a Visitor Services Bureau, as well as co-ordinating city-wide tourism marketing programmes, tourism information gathering and analysis. 

About Absolut
On every bottle of ABSOLUT, you will find the portrait of an extraordinary entrepreneur and the founder of the world’s most iconic vodka brand: Lars Olsson Smith.  In 1879, at 43, he created the purest vodka that gave birth to the ABSOLUT brand we know today. His superior vodka blend was made out of a distinct character of grain using a revolutionary distilling method called continuous distillation. ABSOLUT’s reputation as a premium vodka applies the simple concept of “One Source”.   This means that the sourcing of all natural ingredients to the bottling of the final product is completed at one location to maintain the highest levels of quality and production, i.e.Ă…hus, Sweden.

MAJOR LEAGUE GARDENS TURNS THREE


Press Release: 
         
  Johannesburg, South Africa – Major League organizers this week announced the full star-studded line-up for the upcoming third anniversary Major League Gardens SPRING edition. Set to shut down the city for the weekend, as always a few unexpected surprises are to be expected.

The ultimate spring celebration will be taking place at the aptly suited party venue Nasrec Expo Park on the 17th of September.

           The ‘Major League Gardens’ is thee ultimate social festival filled with dance and summer madness. A shimmering outdoor funfair event with the freshest outdoor activities hosting among other things, a live stage featuring the best acts South Africa can offer. The festival hosted by young people for the sexiest young people in Jozi to experience crazy summer fun. A place where friends get together to usher in the finest season, through sounds of laughter and music for a day only.

It’s an occasion where you get to bring your own cooler boxes (before 5pm), or join us in the Major League beer gardens. Don’t forget your camp chairs and picnic blankets, and come share in the greatness of the Major League Gardens.

Withthis being the 6th Major League Gardens respectively, the organizers have gone even bigger with the inclusion of Amusement Park activities again:

- Arcade Games Centre
- Foosball
- Table Tennis
- Rodeo Bull
- Carnival Swings
- Zorbing
- Huge  TV Screens with Ninendo WII
- Popcorn & Candy Floss Stand
- Graffiti Wall

THE DETAILS:

VENUE:           Nasrec Expo Park
TIME:              12pm until 2am
DATE:              17th September 2016
THEME:           Amusement Park

MAJOR LEAGUE GARDENS LINEUP

ARTISTS
Riky Rick, Kwesta, Nasty C,Emtee and A-Reece ,Shekhinah, Da Les, Okmalumkoolkat
Babes Wodumo, K.O, Stilo Magolide, Mzekezeke ( Throwback Hour), Maraza,Nadia Nakai, Gemini Major, Du Boiz, Tshego, uSanele, Priddy Ugly

DJ’s
Major League Djz, Black Motion, Shimza, DJ Dimplez, Kent, Tira, Sphetacula and Dj Naves, DJ Bongz, Speedsta, Sliqe, PH, Maphorisa, Hudson, Mr x, 2Kza, Snow Deep

MCs
 Somizi and Carpo

And many more…….

TICKETS

PRESOLD:                    R200
DOOR:                         R300
VIP:                              R550 COMPUTICKET
DOOR:                         R650

COOLER BOXES ALLOWED BEFORE 5PM! R100 A COOLER BOX

It’s a day of loads fun and good times. Lets turn up and make it memorable. See you there.

#MajorLeagueGardens17thSept # 3rdAnniversary #SpringFunFair #LetsPartyHard #ItsASocialFest

Proudly brought to you by Major League Music in partnership with Kena Media, Zkhipani, MTN, Nasrec Expo Park, Channel O and YFM.


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