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Rose fest set to be bigger

  New Trends Reporter                                                 – The 2018 edition of the Mangaung Mayoral Rose Parade was a sight to marvel as a variety of attractions paraded during a …

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No more ‘long distance’ for Brandy fans

For fans of American RnB singer Brandy, the ‘Long Distance’ relationship with their favourite singer that has been killing them for a long time will finally be broken with two performances at this year’s edition of Macufe. Brandy will headline the immensely popular festival with performances at the Macufe Divas …

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Arts industry loses another gem

The South African arts industry has been plunged into an abyss of sadness following the death of veteran actor, Sandy Mokwena, who played the character “Bra Eddie” in the popular eTV soapie. Mokwena (68) died of natural causes on Wednesday (24 Jan) night, two days after the demise of legendary …

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Jazz legend, Bra Hugh, dies

Legendary South African Jazz trumpeter, songwriter, singer and performer, Ramopolo Hugh Masekela has died. Bra Hugh, as the iconic muso was affectionately known by his legion of fans across the globe, died on Tuesday (23 January) morning in Johannesburg surrounded by his family. In a statement released by his family, …

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The train journey ends for Ray Phiri

Legendary South African jazz musician and Stimela founder and frontman, Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri, has died at the age of 70 after succumbing to lung cancer. Popularly known in music circles as Ray Phiri, the songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist lost the battle to lung cancer this morning (12 July …

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Glitz and glamour beckons at DStvMVCA show

South Africans will now have a chance to watch their very own TV awards show, the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DStvMVCA), where television audiences will vote for their favourite personalities in 10 different categories. The recently announced inaugural awards show will be beamed live on DSTV’s M-Net Mzansi Magic …

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