Entertainment Bites 11 September 2017

The DStvMzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards

On 26 August the annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards took place at the Sandton International Convention Centre, hosted by Bonang Matheba. Over one million votes were cast for the 50 nominees, separated into ten categories.

The Our Perfect Wedding presenter, Thembisa Mdoda, walked away with the award for South Africa’s Favourite Television Presenter. Themba Ndaba and Vatiswa Ndara won the awards for Favourite Actor and Actress respectively. Other categories include Favourite Comedian, won by rising star, Summary Wa Lehetla, and Favourite DJ which was won by the much loved Black Coffee.

The event saw thespians, musicians and even sport personalities come together for the magical night. Caster Semenya won the award for Favourite Sport Personality. The biggest award of the night went to the South African Jazz legend Hugh Masekela. Masekela took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of contribution to the South African music scene.

After the awards were all given out, the venue was transformed into a laser and tribal print disco, with many artists taking to the stage to entertain the guests. The artists who performed included Lady Zamar, Zodwa Wabantu, Lebo Sekgobela, DJ Cleo, Winnie Khumalo, Busiswa, Tshedi Mholo, and Cassper Nyovest.

The awards ceremony was not just about praising our favourite celebrities, but was also about awarding those who voted. One viewer took home R50 000, after being named the 1Life Life Changer, whereas another viewer walked away with a brand new Kia Picanto worth R150 000.


TiMO ODV released new EP

The Johannesburg based writer, producer and DJ released his brand new EP, Move, on 8 September. The two track EP consist of the songs “Move” and “Your Love”. TiMO ODV succeeds in showcasing that he is not constrained by genre as well as his ability to blend world-class production with catchy hooks. “Fans can expect the same darker, clubbier vibe that my last two songs ‘The Kingdom’ and ‘Dancing Again’ brought,” TiMO ODV said of his new release.


Johannesburg DJ wins AXE DJ Search

On 31 August Axe in collaboration with Black Coffee announced the South African winner of their nationwide DJ search. Kutloano Nhlapo won the competition after he and the other finalists played a twenty minute set each at Taboo in Sandton. The grand prize includes a VIP experience and the opportunity to play alongside Black Coffee in Ibiza.

“Playing alongside internationally recognised DJ’s like Black Coffee in South Africa, let alone in Ibiza, is a dream come true,” Nhlapo said after he was announced the winner.


Good news for October babies

The OppiKoppi Festival is offering free tickets to the first 100 people to provide proof that they have a birthday between 2 and 8 October. They will also attempt the biggest record-breaking birthday cheers on 7 October at the festival. You can email your proof (ID or drivers license) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Compiled by: Claudine Noppe and Sheriska Moodley

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