My Life

Goodbye, Michael, Hello…new fan?

Goodbye, Michael, Hello…new fan?

Full disclosure: I've never cared about The Office. Not the British version. Not the American version. I don't know if I care right now but I will say this: I'm blindsided. I never espededit. Rewind. My Dude loves The Office. The American version. On a whim a couple of weeks...
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What it’s like to be in a doccie

What it’s like to be in a doccie

When MTV Base commissioned an African version of Yo! MTV Raps, I was asked to appear on one of the episodes. It was nice. It was a panel discussion about the relationship between kwaito and hip hop. Shortly after that, I was asked to appear in the documentary that accompanied...
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Nadia strips down to bare her soul

Nadia strips down to bare her soul

I was feeling super under the weather yesterday. Definitely was not trying to go anywhere. Then my Dude encouraged me to go to Nadia Nakai's launch of her debut album, Nadia Nakai. Below is a little snippet of how it looked and sounded. You know how I loved the Bragga...
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Can you make Africa future proof?

Can you make Africa future proof?

This year marks the third year that the SingularityU South Africa Summit will be held. I will be the first to admit that I had no idea what to expect when I rolled through to the media launch at the fancy Marble restaurant in Rosebank. The theme for this year...
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A Superstar is born

A Superstar is born

Sho Madjozi used the word “superstar” twice in her acceptance speech. The musician took home the Best New International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards, which took place in Los Angeles this week. Much has already been said about this win so I won’t bore you with my opinion....
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A weird but true story

A weird but true story

“Aunty H! What is an exhibition?” No sooner has one tiny mouth asked me this question, another asks and then, not to be left out, the littlest mouth also asks me. “Aunty H! What is an exhibition?” I’m at Sci-Bono in Newtown with one of my oldest friends, her daughter...
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An AMPD Masterclass

An AMPD Masterclass

Last month, I went to the media launch of Old Mutual’s AMPD Studios. I arrived to Thandiswa Mazwai on the couch with Mam’ Letta Mbulu. In front of the audience that included the likes of Bab’ Sipho Hotstix Mabuse (who performed that evening), Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Bonj, they chatted...
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There’s no stopping Moozlie

There’s no stopping Moozlie

Moozlie speaks to Helen Herimbi about Vutha, Versus and vulnerability on Victory It’s hard to get Moozlie to sit still. It’s late August 2018 and people are trickling into the room. The rapper, whose real name is Nomuzi Mabena, is greeting folks and stopping to have meaningful engagement. She sports...
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A Massiv learning curve

A Massiv learning curve

I’ve heard, more than once, Oprah say something like: the only thing better than having something you like is sharing it. If Oprah says something, it must be true. Ha! No, seriously. A big part of why I love to talk to musicians is selfish. I am genuinely curious, so...
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