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Carl Barron

Australia is the first place South Africans think of emigrating to when the going gets tough. But it seems Australia’s most popular stand-up comedian, Carl Barron, can’t get enough of Mzansi, writes Helen Herimbi. “South Africa reminds me a lot of home,” says Carl Barron over the telephone from a...
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On: Nas

Nas, the conscious rapper, tries to make reason out of rhyme when he talks about Barack Obama, Robert Mugabe and what it really means to be a n*gg*r on his new album. With intentions to name his ninth album N*gg*r, Nas was looking to make more than a musical statement....
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On: Chris Rock

Helen Herimbi sat down with Chris Rock ahead of his No Apologies World Tour and discovered that not everyone takes their jobs home with them. Chris Rock is a businessman. When the cameras click away and the lights go on, so does he. But when he puts the microphone down...
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On: Akon

At Tonight we go to great lengths to bring you the exclusive interviews. A mildly panicked Helen Herimbi finds herself stuck at a roadblock in a cramped Corsa on a Friday night when she gets a call to interview superstar Akon. Naturally, she obliges…. SOMEWHERE IN MPUMALANGA, FRIDAY, 7PM Driving...
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On: Asa

Our very own kwaito general, Kabelo Mabalane, said: “You can’t keep a good man down.” Soul singer Asa epitomises this statement. This phoenix that keeps on rising spoke to Helen Herimbi . On the first listen to Asa’s (pronounced Asha) self-titled debut, one can tell that she is an autobiographical...
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On: k-os

On: k-os

While in the middle of doing his laundry at his home in Canada, Kheaven “k-os” Brereton, took time out to chat to Helen Herimbi. Tumble dryer on pause and powdered soap pushed to the side the rapper/singer/instrumentalist spoke about how he came to be a headline act in the 2007 Arts Alive Festival, his apparent musical shift and Rihanna. "I’m...
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On: Fall Out Boy

On: Fall Out Boy

When emo-pop-rock band Fall Out Boy came to South Africa for a one night only performance, Helen Herimbi didn't expect them to blow her away. But all that changed after trading snaps before the show. When the adorably chubby guitarist and lead singer, Patrick Stump, and bashful drummer, Andy Hurley,...
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On: Simon Webbe

On: Simon Webbe

His manager hurriedly walks me through the hotel’s foyer. Simon Webbe, singer with a hot bod of note, is not to be kept waiting. We walk into the chill area in the mouth of the foyer and there, sitting on a leather couch, is the very cool and calm man...
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On: Guru and Solar

On: Guru and Solar

Keith Edward Elam is known to many as Guru of the formidable American MC and DJ duo Gang Starr. But a few may also know that he is the originator of the Jazzmatazz series, a chain of compilations that fuse hip-hop and jazz. With a career that spans two decades,...
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