Johannesburg 09 May 2018 – A+E Networks Africa is proud to announce Lucas Radebe as the Local Brand Ambassador for the HISTORY OF FOOTBALL television event. The 14-day, 24/7, mega television event will air in Africa as a dedicated pop-up channel on DStv channel 187 from May 28 to June 10, 2018.

Radebe, a football legend on the continent, says he is proud and honoured to have been named the Local Ambassador for the HISTORY OF FOOTBALL television event, “I was privileged to lead Bafana Bafana to its first ever World Cup, and I understood the gravity of that moment for our country, and for its relevance in the global context of the beautiful game. Local fans, many for the first time, will watch this essential chronicle, not only on the HISTORY Channel itself, but on a dedicated pop-up channel leading up to the tournament in Russia.”

A+E Networks Africa General Manager Yusuf Nabee says, “We’re honoured to have a football player as celebrated as Lucas Radebe as the local ambassador of this exciting television event. During his prolific career he established himself as one of the best central defenders in the English Premier League, was part of the Bafana Bafana team which won the African Nations Cup in 1996 and led the national team in its first ever FIFA World CupTMappearance in France in 1998 and again in Japan/South Korea in 2002. He has a long history with football and is a fitting local ambassador for the HISTORY OF FOOTBALL.”

HISTORY OF FOOTBALL will air in over 160 territories around the world in the build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Supported by a number of football heavy weights, including Spanish footballer David Villa as the global press spokesperson, HISTORY OF FOOTBALL promises to offer adeep exploration of the sport from multiple perspectives.

Highlights of the talent line-up for HISTORY OF FOOTBALL include: Pelé, the only player to win three FIFA World Cups; Ryan Giggs, the most decorated player in British history and current manager of the Wales national team; Gary Lineker, England’s record holder for goals scored in finals; internationally renowned sports broadcaster, Louis Van Gaal,former manager of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam and Holland; Philipp Lahm, captain of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and current Bayern Munich player; Claudio Ranieri, former manager of Leicester City, during their 2016 English Premier League win and current head coach of Nantes; Roy Hodgson, current manager of Crystal Palace in the English Premier League and former manager of England; and Michael Owen, former striker for Manchester United and the England national team; together with a number of players from the FIFA World Cup winning teams of 1970, 1978, 1990, 1998 and 2014, including the likes of Rivellino, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus, Paul Breitner, Toto Schillaci, Emanuel Petit, Christian Karembeu, Manuel and Philip Lahm.

HISTORY has also signed Hyundai Motor Company as a global sponsor of HISTORY OF FOOTBALL in a cross-platform partnership. The agreement to sponsor the ground-breaking HISTORY OF FOOTBALL programming event in over 160 territories allows Hyundai Motor Company to showcase the car maker’s long-running partnership with FIFA and its association with the FIFA Men’s World Cup™ since 2002.

During the 14-day pop up channel, HISTORY will air a slate of original, globally-focused premium documentary series, short form specials and a selection of FIFA World Cup films. The channel will also broadcast locally-sourced television series and documentaries that will offer a unique lens into Africa’s passion for football.

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 winter.



Cosmopolitan South Africa has revealed that their latest world exclusive cover shoot is with reality TV royalty, Blac Chyna.



In the exclusive interview, Chyna dishes on her relationship with Rob, their highly publicized struggles, and her determination to make it work. She also shares her feelings about becoming a part of the Kardashian family, and co-parenting with Tyga (now dating Rob’s half-sister, Kylie Jenner).

Fashion Director Bev Nates and Art Director Juan Geel once again made the trip to LA, where they partnered with renowned photographer John Tsiavis to pull off the shoot.

Of the “At home with Blac Chyna” theme, Acting Editor Kerrie Simon-Lawrence says, “Blac Chyna is such a mysterious character, and everyone really does want to know more about her. While she’s a businesswoman and has been for a long time, her life has really been plastered all over the media ever since she first got together with Rob Kardashian. So we wanted to create an intimate-feeling shoot, where we got to share with readers the ‘real’ Blac Chyna.”

The shoot has also been a great opportunity for South African designers, with the Cosmo team commissioning from local labels for the roll-out. “We took items from Josh Myburgh, Romanda de Bastos, Shana Morland, and Emelia Nagel. On the cover, she wears a divine leotard by Sheila-Madge,” says Kerrie.

In an exciting twist, Cosmo and Sheila-Madge will be giving away the cover look via a social media competition.

Commenting on interviewing the star in LA, Kerrie says: “We loved working with Blac Chyna on this cover and interview. She’s fresh and has a devil-may-care attitude that we could all learn a lot from.”

See the behind the scenes interview and photo shoot here: http://

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram @CosmopolitanSA #COSMOxChyna

Celebrating South African Film and Television: SAFTAs 2017 winners

Celebrating South African Film and Television: SAFTAs 2017 winners

Actors, Actresses, Directors, Producers, Films and television shows in the South African film and television were honored last night at the 11th annual SAFTA awards at the Sun City in North West hosted by Katlego Maboe and Thando Thabethe. Not only were the hosts amazing but South Africa was overwhelmed when Warren Masemola was honored with an award, The Mdoda sisters, Anele and Thembisa Mdoda both winning, Koko Lydia Mokgokoloshi who has won the hearts of many South Africans was honored with a lifetime achievement award and yes, Isibaya won the viewers choice votes for Most Popular Soap!  See The SAFTAs 2017 winners full list below:


Most Popular TV Soap

Isibaya – WINNER
The Road
Gold Digger
Generations, The Legacy
Ashes to Ashes
Rhythm City
Getroud met Rugby – Die Sepie
Ring of Lies
Greed and Desire
High Rollers
7de Laan

Best TV Presenter

Tumi Morake
Sivuyile Ngesi
Bob Mabena
Katlego Maboe
Chanley Wong
Laurian Nortje
Lawrence Maleka
Thembisa Mdoda – WINNER
Masechaba Ndlovu


Best Feature Film

Noem My Skollie (Maxi-D TV Productions)
Shephards and Butchers (Videovision Entertainment)
Sink (Nostalgia Productions) – WINNER

Best Documentary Feature

Nobody’s Died Laughing – WINNER

Best Actor – Feature Film

Deon Lotz, Dis Koue Kos, Skat
Dan Jaques Mouton, Noem My Skollie – WINNER
Garion Dowds, Shepherds and Butchers

Best Actress – Feature Film

Anel Alexander – Sink
Shoki Mokgape – Sink – WINNER
Christia Visser – Tess

Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film

Hlubi Mboya – Dora’s Peace – WINNER
Leleti Khumalo – Free State
Renate Stuurman – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film

Grant Swanby – Modder en Bloed
Abdurahgmaan Adams – Noem My Skollie – WINNER
Deon Lotz – Shepherds and Butchers

Best Short Film

The Suit – WINNER

Best Student Film

Finding Freedom – WINNER
The Locket


Best TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers
The Road – WINNER

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers – WINNER
The Road

Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela

Anthony Coleman – High Rollers – WINNER
Justin Strydom – High Rollers
Siyabonga Thwala – Isibaya

Best Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela

Tina Jaxa – Gold Diggers – WINNER
Clementine Mosimane – Gold Diggers
Masasa Mbangeni – Scandal!

Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela

Maggie Benedict – Ashes to Ashes
Nandi Nyembe – Ashes to Ashes
Linda Sebezo – Greed & Desire – WINNER

Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela

Mandla Gaduka – Ashes to Ashes – WINNER
Pallance Dladla – Isibaya
Warren Masemola – Ring of Lies


Best Talk Show Host

Anele Mdoda – Real Talk with Anele – WINNER
Bonnie Mbuli – Afternoon Express
Karen Zoid – Republiek van Zoid Afrika


Best TV Drama

Heist – WINNER
Sober Companion

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama

Heist (Rolie Nikiwe) – WINNER
Sober Companion

Best Actress – TV Drama

Tiffany Barbuzano – Sober Companion – WINNER
Brenda Ngxoli – Hustle
Linda Sokhulu – Sokhulu and Partners

Best Actor – TV Drama

Neels van Jaarsveld – Bloedbroers
Jerry Mofokeng – Heist – WINNER
Trevor Gumbi – Sober Companion

Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama

Jana Cilliers – Die Boekklub – WINNER
Tina Jaxa – Isikizi
Samela Tyelbooi – It’s Complicated

Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama

Chris van Niekerk – Die Boekklub
Tumisho Masha – Saints and Sinners
Warren Masemola – Heist – WINNER


Best TV Comedy

Puppet Nation ZANews – WINNER
Those Who Can’t

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy

Puppet Nation ZANews – WINNER
Those Who Can’t

Best Actress – TV Comedy

Sola Nombona
Hannah Barnard
Chantal Herman – WINNER

Best Actor – TV Comedy

James Borthwick – WINNER
Kagiso Lediga
Grant Swanby

Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy

Deon Lotz
Graham Wier
Reabetswe Rangaka – WINNER

Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy

Sylvaine Strike – WINNER
Kate Normington
Robyn Scott

Finally: Bonang Matheba Just Announced her Upcoming Reality show on Vuzu AMP

Finally: Bonang Matheba Just Announced her Upcoming Reality show on Vuzu AMP

After years of anticipation, this July the South African public is finally getting a glim
pse into the life of Bonang Matheba – widely regarded as one of the most elusive superstars around.

For the longest time, fans have yearned for a deeper look into the life of the woman they so much adore, and now VUZU AMP is giving her admirers an exclusive look into her exciting life in the reality series Being Bonang. The show will feature Bonang in her day to day business interactions alongside manager Jay Badza, snippets of her romance with AKA, her very close bond with her mom, the interwoven and often exhilarating relationship with her cousin Tebogo “Pinky Girl” Mekgwe, and good times with her friend Lorna Maseko.

The production will also highlight how the now, more well-rounded, more successful Bonang has transcended beyond her ‘it girl’ status, with a successful radio show, massive public persona, and thriving MC career.

Sphumelele Sibeko, Head of Reality for M-Net’s Local Entertainment Channels commented on the appeal behind the show, “It’s the show everyone’s been waiting for. Bonang is finally at a point in her life where she’s comfortable to give her fans a glimpse of what they’ve been so eagerly anticipating. Viewers will see her outright versatility: juggling business success with family, romance, and all out stardom. For the first time we will get to see Bonang the daughter, the entrepreneur, the lover, and the confidant.”

Being Bonang season one is produced by TheBarleader.TV alongside Bonang Matheba as Co-Executive Producer, and will broadcast on VUZU AMP this July.

Golden Globe 2017 Winners and Highlights

Golden Globe 2017 Winners and Highlights

From La La Land being the biggest winners of all 7 categories they were nominated for, Viola Davis delivering an emotional acceptance speech, Meryl Streep calling out Donald Trump, Brad Pitt’s appearance to Childish Gambino and Tracee Ellis Ross’s win- the Golden Globes Awards were as full of drama as the movies nominated, check out the winners below:



Best Motion Picture — Drama


Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Best Director — Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

La La Land

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture

Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Screenplay — Motion Picture

La La Land

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

City of Stars, La La Land

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

La La Land

Best Motion Picture — Animated


Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language



Best Television Series — Drama

The Crown

Best Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress In A Television Series — Drama

Claire Foy, The Crown

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy


Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Coleman, The Night Manager

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

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
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
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop
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
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Rihanna “Anti”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Rihanna “Work”
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist Latin
Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration
Hillsong UNITED
ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

ICYMI: WizKid Wins Big At MTV African Music Awards

wp-1477229692526Not 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 (USA)

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 (Barbados)



Online Voting

Fans can vote right here on!

Limit: 5 times per category per computer per day


To vote via Google,

  • Search “MTV MAMA” on Google
  • Tap and select the nominee you’d like to vote for from the resulting Category Card
  • Click the “vote” button to submit
  • Users must log in with their verified Google Account before submitting their vote(s)
  • To vote from outside Africa, go to an African Google domain, eg. etc.) and type“MTV MAMA” into the search bar

Limit: 5 votes per category per Google Account per day

Social Media Voting


  • Post a status update from your personal Facebook account that includes the hashtag #MAMAVote and name of the category (eg #Besthiphop) and the name of the NOMINEE for whom you would like to vote
  • Comment on a post from the MTV BASE AFRICA official Facebook page using the NOMINEE’s name, the name of the category (eg #BestMale), and the hashtag, #MAMAVote.

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per post, and up to five (5) posts per day, per user


  • Using your personal Twitter account, Tweet, Retweet or Reply a NOMINEE’s name or Twitter handle using the designated hashtag #MAMAVote and the relevant category (eg #BestFemale).

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per Tweet, and up to five (5) unique Tweets per day per Twitter account.


  • Using your personal Instagram account, post MAMA or MUSIC related original photos with a NOMINEE’s name or Instagram handle, the category name (eg#BestBreakthrough) and the hashtag, #MAMAVote in the lower-third copy.
  • Photos must originate from user’s account.

Limit: one (1) NOMINEE name per photo post, and up to five (5) unique posts per day, per Instagram account

Bakgatla on #Bophelong: A TV Episode That Taught Me More About My Heritage Than My Family Ever Did

Bakgatla on #Bophelong: A TV Episode That Taught Me More About My Heritage Than My Family Ever Did

One Friday Evening, Something made me turn on my TV, specifically on SABC 1, at that moment, a show called Bophelong was on, an episode titled “Know Your Heritage” and this episode was about Bakgatla! After spending years of my adult life trying to learn more about my culture it was as though this specific episode was made for me.

There’s an old gentleman who was talking about how parents do not teach their children their language and heritage nowadays, he was spot on! My father hardly knows about his heritage, only basics, this has been frustrating because I’ve always wanted to know more and dig deep within my roots, well, I feel like my ancestors heard my cry for help, and made me tune in this show. Thank you SABC!


If learning about South African heritage is your thing, then enjoy the episode below! Happy Heritage Day South Africa! ??

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