Mpumalanga’s Top 12 beauties battle for Crowning Miss Mpumalanga 2018 title

Mpumalanga’s Top 12 beauties battle for Crowning Miss Mpumalanga 2018 title

Mpumalanga – The Crowning Miss Mpumalanga 2018’s Top 12 Finalists have been revealed.  The finalists where revealed on Saturday, 24 February 2018 in Nelspruit.  The main event of the Crowning Miss Mpumalanga 2018 will be held on Saturday night, 7 April 2018 at the AFM Communion Church Hall, behind illanga Mall in Nelspruit.  Tickets are available at Computicket, a normal ticket is R150.00 and a VIP ticket is R400.00, which also gives one access to the event’s after party.

Luyanda Ngwenya (19), Volksrust, Pixley kaIsaka Seme Municipality (Gert Sibande District

Marcia Sibeko (21), Bethal, Govan Mbeki Municipality, (Gert Sibande District)

Sinenhlahla Nhlapo (19), Standerton, Lekwa Municipality (Gert Sibande District)

Sesi Madalane (25), Belfast, Emakhazeni Municipality, (Nkangala District)

Nhlanhla Mahlangu (24), Phola, Emalahleni Municipality (Nkangala District)

Angela Zunguza (22), Matsulu, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Wamukelwe Mkhomazi (22), Nelspruit, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Bongiwe Sibeko (23), Barberton, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Lethabo Shai (20), Nelspruit, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Nolwazi Madalane (21), Nelspruit, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Kim Davids (22), Nelspruit, Mbombela Municipality (Ehlanzeni District)

Vanessa Hollenbach (19), Nelspruit, Mbombela Municipality, (Ehlanzeni District)

DJ Shimza set to perform at the Secunda Spring Party this coming Saturday

DJ Shimza set to perform at the Secunda Spring Party this coming Saturday

SECUNDA (Mpumalanga Province) – Just one day left to the 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party, the organisers of the event (Skomplaas Entertainment and Mastertainment) have announced a new act that is set to perform at the event this coming Saturday, 30 September 2017 at the Lillian Ngoyi Stadium in Secunda.

The fine DJ Shimza , real name Ashley Raphala (28) will turntables at the upcoming Secunda Spring Party boosting the already hot line-up that is set to perform at the event.

According to Secunda Spring Party Media and Public Relations Manager, Sthembiso Mabena, Shimza has graced the patrons of this event (Secunda Spring Party) before in 2014 as the headlining artist and was well received.

“This year he will be joining the likes of DJ Kent, Sjava , DJ Fanzo, Oscar Mbo ,Lady Zamar and Kwesta right here in Secunda. We are excited that he is gracing the event again,’’ Sthembiso telling Village Voice.

DJ Shimza is set to drop fire and turn the dance floor around with his performance as per usual.

Shimza is from Tembisa in Gauteng and he ventured into House Music as a DJ in 2003 which steered him to win the Red Square DJ Competition in 2006. He then went on to win the South African Music Conference which was a DJ Spin off Competition.

DJ Shimza has travelled to several countries such as Mexico, United States of America and the UK, eventually displaying his musical talents. He has also performed in Ibiza following the footsteps of Culoe De Song and Black Coffee.

The 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party will begin at 12:00 noon ( on Saturday, 30 September 2017) and end at 2am (Sunday, 1 October 2017).

People are advised that cooler boxes will only be allowed until 15:00 (on Saturday, 30 September 2017).

Kwesta to perfom for the first in this year’s Secunda Spring Party

Kwesta to perfom for the first in this year’s Secunda Spring Party

South Africa’s Hip Hop superstar Kwesta, real name Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi will grace the Secunda Spring Party for the first time this year. Kwesta is a multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) winner and one of the highly recognised artists in the African continent.

 

The 4th Annual Secunda Spring Party is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30 September 2017 at its superb home the Lillian Ngoyi Stadium in Secunda, Mpumalanga Province.

 

Since its inception four years ago, the Secunda Spring Party has attracted thousands of music lovers within the Mpumalanga Province and neighbouring provinces such as Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal.

 

According to Secunda Spring Party Media and Public Relations Manager, Sthembiso Mabena, the event founders Skomplaas Entertainment and Mastertainment respectively, have collaborated for the past four years in producing a premium day of festivities in the Gert Sibande District area with various studded artists gracing the much anticipated event.

 

“Artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Naked DJ, Black Motion, Nadia Nakai, Lerato Kgayago, Ralf Gum, Shimza have performed at the Secunda Spring Party before.

 

“This year again is going to be a blast for music lovers because performing on stage will be artists such Kwesta, Sjava, Lady Zamar, DJ Kent to name a few,” Sthembiso told the Village Voice News.

Sthembiso added that the event will also include fashion, food, crafts stalls and beer garden access.

 

Visit Secunda Spring Party’s social media pages for more information:

 

Facebook: Secunda Spring PARTY.

Twitter: @Annual_SSP

Instagram: @Secundaspringparty_

The Pearl brights Mpumalanga’s music scene

The Pearl brights Mpumalanga’s music scene

Mandisa “The Pearl” Mathebula (33) is a songwriter, singer, vocalist and fashion designer whose musical style is inspired by RnB and Jazz. “My style is new and fresh, consisting of much Rhythm and Blues. That’s because I love to write music that connects with people, especially love songs,” she told the Village Voice News.

The Pearl hails from Bethal in the Mpumalanga Province and she aims to brighten up entry of artists coming from the province. She studied fashion design at both Central Johannesburg College and Sew Afrika College.

When asked about barriers and opportunities facing female artists in the music scene The Pearl said female artists must stay focused and believe in themselves.

“Yes challenges are there. Some men are interested in one’s body rather than listening to music and appreciating talent. However, staying focused and believing in yourself as a female artist gives one an edge to overcome such challenges,’’ she said.

Her talent found her a spot as a Session Artist on eTV soapie, Rhythm City. “I was a Session Artist on Rhythm City. I sang a lot of songs and worked closely with the soapie’s Music Director as well as some of the other talent on the soapie at the time,” she added.

The Pearl is currently in studio working on her upcoming debut album only scheduled for early next year (2018).

She has previously worked with famous and respected musicians in the genre of RnB and Afrosoul. She worked with musicians such as Donald and Malik respectively.

Her work is produced by Ningi Poro, Loyiso Ngcala and Bongs Bongane Mbatha.

“I’m inspired by my daughter hence I’d love to see myself doing music getting the opportunity to travel the continent and overseas with my daughter, selling shows,” she told the Village Voice News.

She has shared the stage with artists such as Labella Dani and Joel Zuma.

“I’m a loving person who loves music, life, God and my daughter,” she concluded.

I Am A Woman – Mashudu Malaudzi

I Am A Woman – Mashudu Malaudzi

Event Name: I AM A WOMAN, I HAVE A PURPOSE

Date: 02 September 2017

Place: Umuzi Lodge (Secunda)

Time: 11:00

Entrance Fee: R200

Guest Speakers: Ps Nthabiseng Magongo (Chairwoman – Reaching the Nations); Apostle Khuls Mtseftwa (CEO – Swatek Electrical); Ps Nthabeleng Mogale ( Founder – BBM)

Host: Mashudu Constance Malaudzi

I Have A Purpose, I Am A Woman

I Have A Purpose, I Am A Woman

Event Name: I AM A WOMAN, I HAVE A PURPOSE

Date: 02 September 2017

Place: Umuzi Lodge (Secunda)

Time: 11:00

Entrance Fee: R200

Guest Speakers: Ps Nthabiseng Magongo (Chairwoman – Reaching the Nations); Apostle Khuls Mtseftwa (CEO – Swatek Electrical); Ps Nthabeleng Mogale ( Founder – BBM)

Host: Mashudu Constance Malaudzi

I Am A Woman, I Have A Purpose

I Am A Woman, I Have A Purpose

Event Name: I AM A WOMAN, I HAVE A PURPOSE

Date: 02 September 2017

Place: Umuzi Lodge (Secunda)

Time: 11:00

Entrance Fee: R200

Guest Speakers: Ps Nthabiseng Magongo (Chairwoman – Reaching the Nations); Apostle Khuls Mtseftwa (CEO – Swatek Electrical); Ps Nthabeleng Mogale ( Founder – BBM)

Host: Mashudu Constance Malaudzi