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On: Ntjapedi

On: Ntjapedi

By Helen Herimbi The members of Ntjapedi make a striking impression as they mount the triangular stage at the Bassline in Newtown. Lead vocalist, Rasekgantsho Matsabu, is kitted in an orange pants and jacket ensemble while Mojalefa Mokubung dons a brown beret tilted to the right with a red-collar shirt...
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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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On: Tumi Molekane

On: Tumi Molekane

“After the show/there’s always a couple that wanna know/ how you mapping your flow/ and where you wanna go/ in six years after/ what’s your vision for Africa/ man I’m just a rapper/ give me a break, stop that!” These lines are found in a song called What It’s All...
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