Passionate actor seeks sponsorship

Thabang Phatedi is the founder of a group known as BH production, he helps upcoming actors explore and grow their passion for the theatrical arts. Currently, Thabang is working on a project titled Thokoza Bloodshed. Phatedi’s project is derived from the conflict that took place between the two political parties: Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the African National Congress (ANC), which happened in the 1990s. “I started this project to inspire the people of Thokoza and young people all around to heed on how this conflict affected the community,” Phatedi…

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MC Markhapolo aims to leave a mark

Kamohelo Anathi Sphambo who goes by the stage name of Markhapolo is an uprising artist from Rondebult (Germiston). He is also known as MAKAPLAN, and he started his early years of primary school in Katlehong, he then moved to Daveyton while he was in grade 6. His passion for music was inspired by his step-sister who loved music extraordinarily. Markhapolo shared his journey of life with Ekurhuleni News, saying, “I moved to a school named Thopodi where I met people who loved what I loved as well, such as acting,…

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Hush Male Group wins US $ 100 000 in Old Mutual Amazing Voices

South African group, Hush Male Group are the 2021 winners of the pan-African Old Mutual Amazing Voices crown and will walk away with a massive $ 100 000.  After securing 5 Golden Voice wins for best performance throughout the season, Africa chose Hush SA as the winners of the sensational pan-African singing competition during a spectacular finale on Sunday evening (4 July 2021). The finale was simulcasted on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, (South Africa) Africa Magic (Nigeria), Maisha Magic (Kenya) Zambezi Magic (Zimbabwe) and Akwaaba (Ghana). The group has taken their first…

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Adonis Huntley shines at the red bull dance your style Johannesburg audition

On the 12thand 13th of June, marked the beginning of the world’s biggest street dance competition in South Africa – Red Bull Dance Your Style. The auditions are open and Johannesburg brought the ‘fire’ this past weekend which saw over 50 dancers compete for a spot in the next round of the competition to earn a spot at the World Final taking place in Johannesburg on 4 December 2021. Adonis Huntley won over the audience and advanced to the next round where he will be competing against the country’s best…

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Hendrick Monyeki said: ‘music is my calling above everything else

Hendrick Monyeki is a gospel and jazz musician who believes that music is his calling above everything else and that is why he has been in the industry for two decades. While growing up in the early 90’s (nineties) when electricity was limited to certain areas, Hendrick and his family would sit around the fire and sing hymns, his mother would make him lead nearly every song they sang. “That experience was part of my training and inspiration,” Hendrick announced. Monyeki’s music inspires, heals, revives hope, and its motivational. His…

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A musician determined to shake up the music industry

Leago Moganedi, better known as ‘EeQue The Dreama’ describes himself as a creative above anything else. He is from Kwa-Thema, and he is determined to shake up the music industry. He has worked with some of the leading acts in the music fraternity. He outlined that he is a happy soul who avoids negativity at all times. He grew up in a musical family where new music was always introduced and therefore he always dreamt of making his own music. “I don’t even categorise myself as a rapper, I believe…

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PK releases a depression relieving single

The streets of the Eastrand have been blessed with an upcoming artist from KwaThema, Pakiso Maserumula. He is well known as PK and he’s doing great things in the music industry. He was born and raised in Kwa-Thema and he calls himself “an artist at heart”. PK started his music journey in 2011 and he has won various competitions thus far. He was even featured on a TV show called Shiz Niz(Shiz Live). PK has shared the stage with the likes of Reason and K.O so far. His best highlight…

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Attendees dazzled by contestants

On May 22, 2021, Mr and Miss East Rand finalists gathered at the Boksburg Civic Centre to compete for the crown. It was successful because the day was filled with excitement, elegance and other contestants faces were covered with tears of joy. The event had people from the East Rand attending it, showing love as well as their support. The theme for the day was “All black” while female contestants dazzled in their dresses. On the other hand, male contestants did not disappoint as they looked fine in their suits.…

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How an actor found his passion

Xolani Nkosi is an actor who has had roles in local telenovelas like ‘Intersexions’, ‘Rhythm City’, and ‘Isidingo’. Xolani’s devotion to acting began while he was still in pre-school. While in pre-school, he witnessed a lot of children performing ‘acting skits’ on stage and found his acting passion within the walls of his pre-school. Nkosi believes that some people have natural talents for acting and others do not have the talent, and with that being said it is vital to practice so one can discover deeper hidden acting techniques within…

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InQfive worked on a song with Kwesta

Tshepang Mpinga known as InQfive was born in Daveyton but raised in Johannesburg. InQfive is a producer and DJ based in the Eastrand, Windmill Park, his journey started in 2007. InQfive shared with Ekurhuleni News stating that “I used to tune into the radio till late, listening to my favourite shows & artists. One day I decided to start recording my favourite shows on old cassette tapes while they were aired on the radio & I think that’s how I got to understand the music concept. In 2013 I began…

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