We have been hyped up for the new mall to open in Pietermaritzburg. Well all doors were open today and must say the hole town is talking about it.

This mall has a parking for up TO 690 cares, dedicated also to disabled  people and parents with toddlers. It is safe to say that the building and parking is patrolled by 24-hour security.

All things at brookside mall Pietermaritzburg CBD  church street, are at credulous low.prices. Some of the shoppers were even there before gates were opened. It has Checkers liquor store, ackermans  and Checkers hyper. Need I say shoppers are in it to shop till they drop. I practiced my savings by getting the Checkers easy coupons and the discount I receive was beyond my amazement.

while you on the tip of saving with Eazy coupons. Checkers hyper brings some thing that has never been done before. One day only 50% OF on all stock. This is yet gonna be a fairytale reality for shopaholics. So be mindful to save up because the shopping season has began.


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Need I introduce this man to you Pietermaritzburg? He has been in this entertainment business before some of you guys were even born.

Fano Gumede is a man of not so many words and you need to know your story when you get a chance to talk with him. He is not high headed and must say humble. You will never think that he is the one who has brought the likes of K.O, AKA’s and Dacapo Sa to entertain us in our city. He has a lot to share with us youngsters and trust me, we can learn a lot from him, It pleases me to call him the king of Umgungundlovu entertainment.

He is the go to guy for marketing and promotion. I wish to spend more time with him and hear if he has been in the present of Lebo Mathosa. His company fanotainment has its bangers Thursday annual IMPI. With this event, he has revolutionized phuza Thursdays in Pietermaritzburg.

The first ever Impi brought Rocco and Lulo Cafe along side Sox. In the second year of Impi, he brought the so ever amazing deep house Dj Black coffee who played alongside Christos. In the third year running he made Pietermaritzburg to stand still as Ralf Gum played along side AT Jaz. If you are a house music fanatic, this event should be definitely amongst the reminders in you calender.

He does it again this year. With just one day to go, he is closing the capital City of KwaZuulu Natal. The annual Impi is hosted at  2 venues this year. Jockers wild and the Basement. The line up is yet again designed for the bangers of house music heads. The god Father Christos is coming again, Shimza, Sox, ADJ and Sabza. This you do not want to miss. come out in you best outfits and comfortable shoes that will help you grace the night with out complaint. Make tomorrow a date and not miss out on  one of the best parties in pietermaritzburg. THE COUNT DOWN HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Tickets @JockersWild and Basement
R70 normal (admits one venue of ur choice)
R100 normal (admits to both venues)
R200 VIP (admits to both venues)
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It is with pleasure to announce this event. Pietermaritzburg, as I wrote in the description of my blog, that it has jewels yet to be discovered, I meant it.

This city is historical, I mean before Mandela was arrested just outside Howick, he had gave a talk in Imbali which is why the Mandela marathon starts there. Need i say that we are capital city of KwaZulu Natal. we have a lot to show of to South Africa and to the world and one of the things we should be proud of is the artistry we have in Umgungundlovu.

Along with many historical events that happened in our country. We are so fortunate to see its fruets even during this day. The Tatham Art Gallery is rated at 4.5 museums in South Africa. It serves the Msunduzi region through visual arts dating back to 1903.

The gallery has its friends called  FOTAG, friend of tatham art gallery. They support the gallery through fund raising events for acquisitions to the permanent collections that resides in the gallery and can be enjoyed free of charge. It is situated opposite to the biggest red brick building in Africa City Hall.

The FOTAG proudly brings you the fabulous picture  show. This is an exhibition that saw artist make a difference by donating original artwork. Donating up to three A4 or A5 works of art to FOTAG. R40.000 alone last year was raised and they wish to see more money raised this to support the gallery as they have different educational programs. The exhibition opened on Sunday 16 November and will end with an auction which will take place from 18h00 21 November 2014.

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if you are a lover of art i am sure you gonna be amazed by one of the art i saw the. Particularly  controversial political party leader Mr Malema depicted in a bull brand container. I have grown to love art even more seeing other peoples work hang in there and i must say they were a few pictures which drew my attention. Be sure not to miss out on this event.



This year we have seen the celebration of 20 years of freedom going around. It haunts us again this year as the nomination for the South African Hip Hop awards have been announce.

The revolution of hip hop in South Africa  in the last 10 years is visible to ones eye as “dogs” no can sell gold. When i was in high school i was seen as the weird kid  around my hood and people wondered why i had a twang, need i say my friends were the first ones to judge. Still i enjoyed my hip hop. I mean HHP, Skwata kamp, H2O were ranking the chats and had something fresh and i enjoyed that. It brings me joy to write this because hip hop is a culture that is seen lived every day of our lives.You can not say you want to join in to the noise that is your K.O, BOYZEN BUKS, khuli chana, A.K.A  and all the gangs pushing the envelope.

Radio stations and T.V during my time was playing a lot of over seas music and it gives me joy to know that now 80% of music needs to be South African, which means that we are feed our own. To what was pushed during the late 80’s is becoming a reality to a lot of amaqabane and one needs to humbled and be pleased that the noise is re -lived yet again. The growth of back to the city resembles the growth of hip hop in South Africa. Groups like vintage cru pushing the stereo types and advocating the diversity in our country with dance and showing that one needs to be free in a culture that seemed to degrade homosexuality makes go to sleep with a smile on my face.

this is just my description to what i see in industry. Then again they are some major issues we are facing in this country and we as the youth have to find ways to keep the noise going. We are young and all we have is each other. Let us keep the BLACK NOISE going. with out boring you here are this years nominations for South African Hip Hop awards. Remember we celebrating 20 years of freedom so be free to vote for who you think deserves the pyramid award.


Contenders are judged on performances and achievements made

between 15th September 2013 and 15th September 2014.

The nominations are as follows:

Album of the Year

  • Kwesta – Dakar
  • Duncan- Street Government
  • AKA- Levels
  • Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
  • Cassper Nyovest- Tsholofelo

Producer of the Year

  • AKA
  • Kay Masta
  • Tweezy
  • Ganja Beats
  • Psyfo

Hustler of the Year

  • Ifani
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Monde Dube
  • DJ Naves

Best International Brand

  • Sprite
  • Miller
  • Castle Lite
  • Red Bull
  • Hunter’s Extreme

Best Local Brand

  • Butan
  • Head Honcho
  • Bambata

Song of the Year

  • Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
  • Da L.E.S – Fire
  • AKA – Congratulate
  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger

Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat –

Amantombazane Remix

  • Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

Best Dance Crew

  • Supreme I Crew
  • Freeze Frame
  • Ace Crew
  • Vintage
  • Creed Crew

Honorary Award

  • Emile YX

Best Collaboration

  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger

Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat –

Amantombazane Remix

  • Khuli Chana ft. Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape Pt 2.1
  • L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
  • DJ Capital ft. Kid X and Psyfo – Imma Tell Her
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • Major League DJz ft. Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Siya

Shezi – The Bizness

  • Psyfo ft. Ifani – Umtu Wam’
  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya

DJ of the Year

  • DJ Speedsta
  • DJ Naves
  • DJ Dimplez
  • DJ Switch
  • Major League DJz
  • DJ Capital

Best Newcomer (Freshman)

  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Duncan
  • Blayze
  • Maraza
  • Solo

Mixtape of the Year

  • DJ Switch – The Switch Up
  • Lwansta – Normal
  • Fratpack – Famlove
  • Gigi Lamayne – Colour of Reign
  • E-Jay – The Best of E-Jay

Most Valuable Artist

  • AKA
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • DJ Dimplez
  • Reason
  • Khuli Chana

Video of the Year

  • AKA – Congratulate
  • Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
  • L-Tido ft. Ice Prince – Fresh and Clean
  • Kwesta – Keep Walking
  • Riky Rick – Nafukwa
  • Khuli Chana ft Hash One, Kt and Towdee Mac – Wannabeez

Best Graffiti Artist

  • Mars
  • Sure
  • Riot
  • Link1
  • Bias

Best Male

  • AKA
  • Da L.E.S
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Kwesta
  • Duncan

Best Female

  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Gigi Lamayne
  • Missy RBK
  • MegMafia
  • Chazz Le Hippie

Lyricist of the Year

  • Duncan
  • Mo’Molemi
  • Yugen Blakrok
  • Kwesta
  • Solo
  • AKA

Promoter of the Year

  • Head Honcho
  • Maftown Heights
  • Authentic Sundays
  • HomeComing Picnic
  • Good Sundae
  • Pop Bottles
  • WeHeartBeat
  • Scrambles 4 Money
  • 4Play Fest

Best Hip Hop Radio Show

  • The Mixtape – Alex FM
  • The Stir Up – 5FM
  • Rap Activity Jam – Metro FM
  • iNamba Namba – Ukhozi FM
  • The Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
  • Hip Hop Music Sessions – Gagasi FM
  • 16 Bars Reloaded – UJFM

Milestone Award

  • Khuli Chana

Best Digital Sales

  • Da L.E.S – Dice
  • AKA ft. K.O – Run Jozi
  • Duncan – Tsiki Tsiki
  • Riky Rick ft. DJ Dimplez, Kid X, Kwesta, Maggz, Ginger

Breadman, Nadia Nakai and Okmalumkoolkat –

Amantombazane Remix

  • DJ Dimplez ft. Dreamteam and Anatii – Yaya
  • Zakwe – Usenzani
  • AKA – Levels
  • Duncan – Street Government
  • Cassper Nyovest – Tsholofelo
  • Da L.E.S – Mandela Money
  • Kwesta – Dakar

King of Gauteng

  • DJ Dimplez
  • Authentic Sundays
  • Refiloe Ramogase
  • KGB

King of Mpumalanga

  • Mfundo Nyambi
  • Ecks Exodus Nkosingiphile
  • Thabs The Acid

King of Western Cape

  • Rattex
  • Rozzano Davids
  • Uno July

King of Northern Cape

  • Vuyo “DJ Speedy” Tongela
  • Kgomotso Modiragale
  • Lebogang “The Verdict” Magagane

King of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Lindo “Prow-jekt” Thwala
  • Brian Khoza
  • Bon Hussla

King of Eastern Cape

  • Yahkeem Ben Israel
  • Buck Matyila
  • Tsviel The Prince

King of Free State

  • Uncle Spank
  • Professor Dalton
  • Thabo Tsasane

King of Limpopo

  • DJ Chocos
  • Nema Wama- Hunguni
  • Culprit

King of North West

  • DJ Lemonka
  • Godfrey “Soxmatics” Seribe
  • Ofentse Tapile


Starts: 14th November

Ends: 7th December

Voting is based 100% on judge’s scores for the following categories: Album of the Year, Best Dance Crew, Best DJ, Best Freshman, Best Graffiti Artist, Best International Brand, Best Local Brand, Hustler of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Most Valuable, Producer of the year, Promoter of the Year and all the King of “…”

Voting is based on the judges’ scores and public votes (60% judges and 40% public) for the Top 5 categories:Best Collaboration, Best Female, Best Male,Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

Voting is based on 100% on public votes for the following category: Best Hip Hop Radio Show.

Public Voting Methods

Public votes are only open to the Top 6 categories: Best Collaboration, Best Female, Best Male, Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Radio Show and Song of the Year.

There are two methods for the public to register their votes:

  1. Text – public can text their votes as many times as possible,

please view table for codes:

BEST MALE BM 33110 SMS “sahhas+bm+NOMINEE” to 33110
BEST FEMALE BF 33110 SMS “sahhas+bf+NOMINEE” to 33110
BEST VIDEO BV 33110 SMS “sahhas+bv+NOMINEE” to 33110
SONG OF THE YEAR SY 33110 SMS “sahhas+sy+NOMINEE” to 33110
BEST COLLABO BC 33110 SMS “sahhas+bc+NOMINEE” to 33110
BEST RADIO SHOW BR 33110 SMS “sahhas+br+NOMINEE” to 33110

SMS costs R1.50 (free SMS’s do not apply)

  1. Online – public can register at One vote

per IP address.

Online and text voting will be open from 24h00, 14th November 2014 and close 13h00, 7th December 2014.

Judges’ Scores

Preliminary judges come from a pool of local music industry

professionals, including musicians, songwriters, producers, recording

engineers, music publishers, booking agents, program and music

directors, talent coordinators and music marketing professionals. Final

judging is done by music industry professionals who are not related or

connected to the nominees or their record labels. Judging criteria for

each criteria is available via


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Hip Hop

I can only be grateful.

I am in front of the computer asking my self what to post. a lot has happened in the past few weeks but i am still left with a feeling that I haven’t done much that i can do.

My thoughts are full of worry, worrying about not having enough time to do all the things I wish to do, yet again all the other things i have been going for some times don’t seem to come to pass. I am left some times with questioning if will i ever get where i hope or wish to be. My motivation is tasted over trials that seem like a hill i will never be able to climb.

My model of success is wondering off, in the streets of where I come from. this success is not what i have in mind. this success is beyond imaginable to be success in its true word of success. this success is lost in the streets of intoxication that carry us to a land of the forgotten. We believe in a life where we search for the quickest fix, whether it comes from braking some ones life, means nothing to the craving. I read some thing interesting during the week which intrigued me. It reminded me of how i lived my life when i was in high school. Yes i went to school hungry and had no lunch but did i for a minute think of dropping from school? I new what i wanted, i had dreams, big dreams and i never looked beyond or aside from the dreams. they was some thing inside of me that enabled me to know that i can. Even when i had every reason to give up. This is why when i posted the pic on face book i wrote *story of  every kasi boy*

Now because we are faced with difficulty. Do we choose to give up or do we choose to work hard at changing our situation. They are a lot of people out there that refuse to give up even when it seems impossible they keep doing. It is in us that we look for such people that we keep on holding on to our dreams even when no one believes in them. in the streets amakasi that we come from they are not so many and funny enough we the youth take that because we do not have job opportunity or we go to school hungry than we cant be any thing better. is our surroundings that make us make choices that hinder us to know that we can? Are we defined by what is around us or must it be us that reflect to what we are around to?

The story is simple even when they is no beam of light i will for ever hold that candle that is about to burn out. I can only be grateful. Grateful for the courage and the drive i have even when things are not going as i hope. I have seen that it is only I that can do it and by doing it i know that i can. with this i live you with that you can be an orphan or be jobless or be with out a home. If you believe, if you dream any thing is possible. ask me why?  i will tell you that i am the greatest example.

My top 6 of people you must follow on twitter in Pietermaritzburg

I have been following a lot of amazing people on twitter in Pietermaritzburg and i believe they are worth a blog mantioning. they inspire me, motivate me and i am highly entertained when i see them on my time line (TL).

6_ @zodwambokazi She is the project manager for midmar dam festival that is held every 31st of December in PMB. I am inspired by this lady because she has landed a job that every man wishes for in PMB and must say she is doing a good job. We definitely cant wait to be at midmar this yer.

5_ @djShowSA Who says is not a fan of twitter. well this man runs a company called showbiz communications that has events going in and around Pietermaritzburg. One of which is the annual Albert Falls picnic that saw Dj Oskido playing this past week end.

4_ @EazyDJ Who when i first followed wrote on his bio that he used his light skin to his advantage. His young and must say is a yellow bone and is quite a looker. He is also resident hip hop DJ at one of the coolest places in Pietermaritzburg invogue corna. Dope ne?

3_ @IamT_Roxter He calls him self lately T Rock Stare we zinto. This man needs no introduction to this blog because he is the only Dj i know that celebrated his birthday for a month. he also does a show in the local radio station Umgungundlovu Fm  every fridays with Zama Bee called Freaky Friday.

2_ @sandile_kubheka he is a doctor at Grace hospital and is the first youngest South African doctor and KZN  should be proud. he has a lot of achieves under his belt. I mean 2014 young South African of the year award, M&G 200 YSA, 2014 KZN young achiever of the year and future leader award winner SA.

1_ @justice_comedy he is a comedian obvious and he runs a comedy club every last Thursday of a month. it is at Sprytz lounge and he is a God fearing man. reason why he is at number 1 well his following speaks louder than this post.

with all this being written follow me on twitter @bulelany or my baby @pmbsfinest and lets keep the conversations going. other then that catch me on the vavavum drive home show with zama bee every mondays with umgossi gallo. have a lovely week *MARITZBURGERS*

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