CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

CHESTER BENNINGTON’S DEATH: A REMINDER THAT DEPRESSION SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY

On 20th July, heartbreaking news broke out about the sudden departure of Chester Bennington (lead singer of rock band Linkin Park). He too was battling with depression and for him, suicide was the only way out. The singer was loved by millions of fans from all over the world, unfortunately depression affects anyone. Chester Bennington actually cried for help. Watched the entire interview and yo I'm in tears 😭 pic.twitter.com/gI1abJRrv2 — Gem (@Gem_Djanie) July 23, 2017 Depression is hard to understand. But if it can kill Robin Williams, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington I'd say it's pretty damn real. — George Shrouder (@GshroudOCTW) July 20, 2017 Chester Bennington and Linkin Park got me through tough times. Music can help you out, but I wish it helped him out. — CAMUS. (@cavemancamus) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester Bennington. You inspired an entire generation of music fans. Depression is very real, if you're suffering talk to someone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oELBO4Nuhj — Impericon UK (@impericon_uk) July 20, 2017 When he's trying to help out people from depression through his music, but in the End it's him needed it most 🙁#LinkinPark #Chester — Christian Baila (@tianszy00) July 21, 2017 Linkin Park's music got me through my own depression as a preteen and teenager. My heart goes out to Chester's friends & family. 🤘🏼 — Renée Reynosa (@lolrenaynay) July 20, 2017 RIP Chester. Anxiety and depression among musicians is real serious issue that isn't discussed enough and shouldn't be taken lightly. — (LALALALA) LAKIM (@LAKIMisAlive) July 20, 2017 The severe feeling of dejection and hopelessness is cited as depression. Depression affects your thoughts, behavior, mood,...
Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Winter is Coming…#WarmUpWithGoogle

Seven ways to #WarmupwithGoogle this winter:   🎬🍭🙇 Purchase or rent your favourite movie from Google Play Movies, stock up on treats, and snuggle up under the blankets. 🕯☕️🍩Ask Google about “hygge” (pronounced “hue-gah”) the Danish art of cosyness. And then surround yourself with candles, fresh coffee and pastries and invite your friends over for a pyjama party. 💑🎶🔥Get cosy in front of the fire with someone special and your favourite Google Play Music playlist. 👩🏽‍💻🍔🍟Pull up your favourite YouTube channel, add a few friends, some warming drinks and snacks and binge-watch to your heart’s content. 📚🔥🛋Treat yourself to a new book from Google Play Books, pair with a roaring fire and a comfortable couch for maximum enjoyment. 📱🔪😱Hop over to the Play store and download Podcast Addict and get lost in an amazing crime podcast such as Serial or S-Town. Perfect for a rainy evening – just make sure you keep the lights on. 🌞🚗💆Desperate for some sunshine and warm weather? If your budget won’t stretch to a holiday, use Google Maps to find your nearest spa, complete with sauna and thermal baths, to trick your body into thinking summer has returned!   share your favorite way to #WarmUpWithGoogle with @GoogleAfrica and spread the warmth this...
Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s most highly anticipated events in the annual social calendar, the Grand White. The Grand White is a pop-up picnic event at a secret location, which only gets revealed on the morning of the event. The events are a lively social gathering of people, all there for the common goal, an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family. Just imagine an alluring day turning into evening at a secret, picturesque location, stylish and gorgeous people to interact with, delicious food, your favorite bubbly as well as trendy music and entertainment by some of South Africa’s top acts and musicians. One of which is SA’s undisputed Queen of Song, Lira. Stephan Dau; Founder of The Grand White SA says; “We are so excited for The Grand 2017, which is going to be even bigger and better than before! With over 8000 guests attending in 2014, 13 000 guests in 2015 and 15000 guests in 2016 we are truly grateful for the fantastic support and cannot wait to see what this year holds “ All guests are asked to come in white, with a touch of green for colour. The color theme has significant meaning in that the white represents peace and unity and the green signifies care for the environment. The Grand White dinner aims to help unite South Africans through this auspicious occasion, as well as raise awareness of environmental care, partnering with the likes of Green Pop and Impact. Guests are welcome to either bring their own picnic baskets or purchase at...
ICYMI: Here are the AMAs 2016 Winners!

ICYMI: Here are the AMAs 2016 Winners!

After making history with 13 nominations Drake won 3 awards along with Rihanna who also scooped 3, check out the full list of winners below. Award Of Merit Sting Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock Twenty One Pilots Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop Drake “Views” Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music The Chainsmokers Collaboration of the Year Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, “Work From Home” Favorite Country Song Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind” New Artist of the Year Zayn Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop Drake Top Soundtrack Purple Rain Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country Florida Georgia Line Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock Twenty One Pilots Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock Selena Gomez Artist of the Year Ariana Grande Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop Drake “Hotline Bling” Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B Chris Brown Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B Rihanna Favorite Album – Soul/R&B Rihanna “Anti” Favorite Song – Soul/R&B Rihanna “Work” Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary Adele Favorite Artist Latin Enrique Iglesias Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration Hillsong...
ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

Not only is WizKid the first African to chart the Billboard 100 with “one Dance” feature with Drake but he received most awards at the MAMAs, Artist of the year, Best Male and Best Collaboration in partnership with South African artists DJ Maphorisa & DJ Buckz. Check out the full list of winners below! Artist of the Year: Wizkid (Nigeria) Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria) Best Male: Wizkid (Nigeria) Best Group: Sauti Sol (Kenya) Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno (Nigeria) Best Live Act:  Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) Best Hip Hop in association with MTN: Emtee (South Africa) Song of the Year in partnership with Google: “My Woman, My Everything” Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) Listener’s Choice: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) Video of the Year:  “Niquer Ma Vie” – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon Best Pop & Alternative: Shekhinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) Best Francophone: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) Best Lusophone: C4 Pedro (Angola) Personality of the Year in association with DSTV:  Caster Semenya (South Africa) Legend Award: Hugh Masekela (South Africa) Best Collaboration in partnership with ABSOLUT: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria) Africa Reimagined: Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa Best International: Drake...
Trevor Noah Is Coming Back Home!

Trevor Noah Is Coming Back Home!

ICYMI, The Daily Show Host, South Africa’s finest, Trevor Noah will be touching down on home ground on 22 October hosting the MTV African Music Video Awards 2016. The last time Trevor hosted awards was a few years ago, the SAMA awards and they were amazingly memorable. Check out the full list of nominees below and deets on how to vote for your faves!   Best Male AKA (South Africa) Black Coffee (South Africa) Diamond (Tanzania) Patoranking (Nigeria) Wizkid (Nigeria) Best Live Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) Flavour (Nigeria) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Stonebwoy (Ghana) Best Group Mi Casa (South Africa) Navy Kenzo (Tanzania) R2bees (Ghana) Sauti Sol (Kenya) Toofan (Togo) Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria) DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa) Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana) Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania) Best Hip Hop in association with MTN Emtee (South Africa) Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast) Olamide (Nigeria) Riky Rick (South Africa) Ycee (Nigeria) Best Pop/Alternative Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa) LCNVL (South Africa) Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) Timo ODV (South Africa) Tresor (DRC) Best Lusophone C4 Pedro (Angola) NGA (Angola) Lizha James (Mozambique) Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde) Preto Show (Angola) Personality of the Year in association with DStv Caster Semenya (South Africa) Linda Ikeji (Nigeria) Pearl Thusi (South Africa) Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) Wizkid (Nigeria) Best International Adele (UK) Beyoncé (USA) Drake (Canada) Future (USA) Rihanna...