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Nasty C bringing ‘Strings & Bling’ to Harare



Nasty C is one of the most talented lyricists on the continent, it was no surprise that his new album was one of the most anticipated musical projects this year.

Nasty C’s “Strings and Bling”, which dropped on July 6 is one jam-packed collection that displays the genius and artistry that characterises the 21-year-old South African rapper.

It definitely deserves the hype that surrounded its release.

While there are not many features, there is a notable voice on one of the tracks with US rapper A$AP Ferg, a global heavyweight in the game, laying down his signature bars on “King”.

“Givenchy”, “My Baby”, “Gravy”, “Jiggy Jigga” and “SMA” are some of the solid joints that are on the path to becoming major hits.

The album’s euphoria has spread like wildfire not only in South Africa but around the world. American singer 6LACK via his Twitter handle highlighted that this was a number one album.

While hip-hop fans are blasting these tunes on their stereos, Nasty C’s Harare fans have an opportunity to listen to the joints being performed live on stage as the artiste will be headlining the Change a Life Concert to be held on August 18 at Wingate Golf Club.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the charity organisation, the Alfred Dondo Foundation, which looks after orphans in Chivhu. The event, which is being organised by Impala Car Rental, is just a dynamite waiting to explode considering the talent that will take to the stage on the day.

The “Hell Naw” hit-maker whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo will share the stage with a contingent of brilliant local acts including Jah Prayzah, Takura, Ex Q, King 98 and Ammara Brown to name a few.

These are artists who have paid their dues when it comes to proving their abilities during live performances. This might be the first time that Nasty C is stepping on a local stage, but he will definitely be no stranger to the audience considering his popularity.

From Billboard to the BET Awards, his name has been everywhere and there is absolutely no room to question Nasty C ‘s musical abilities.

Nasty C’s epic freestyle on iconic hip-hop radio show “Sway in the Morning” last year was so explosive that it sent the internet community into overdrive with the host Sway Calloway visibly overwhelmed by the talent and mentioning that the rapper had just opened the gates for MCs from other continents.

Although he has collaborated with some of the world’s best artists including the likes of French Montana, Major Lazer, Davido and Runtown to name a few, his solo efforts always pack a punch.

From the lyrical composition to the delivery of the bars, there is just something mesmeric about this young fellow’s music.

Notable hits that have established him as one of the biggest artists on the continent’s hip-hop space include “Hell Naw”, “UOK”, “Allow”, “Dance”, “Phases”, “Particular”, “Don’t Do It”, “Juice Back”, “Said” and “NDA” to name just a few.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Future and Migos, he is not new to the big stage, which makes his debut in the country something not to miss.

Hip-hop might seem like a niche genre but with the country not being left out of the music’s global penetration, its popularity has grown significantly on the local front.

The success of Cassper Nyovest’s show last year at the Glamis Arena was a testament of the impact that South African hip-hop artists had made this side of the Limpopo.

It still remains to be seen if Nasty C has the same pull factor, but hip-hop heads will certainly be looking forward to seeing the rapper live on stage.
The Sunday Mail

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Tawanda Mambo (Saintfloew)goes to SA for rehab




Zimbabwean rapper Saintfloew is looking to kick his drug addiction once and for all and has reportedly flown out to South Africa where he is going to receive rehabilitation services.

In an interview with Star FM’s Ollah 7 last week, Saintfloew admitted that he was taking drugs, although he was in the process of trying to quit. He refused to admit whether he had been taking the dreaded crystal meth, known popularly as Guka or Dombo.

I cannot confirm the allegations and I cannot say anything about them, so I am not confirming anything and I am not talking about anything. But what I am saying is we came out from the wrong way, a lot happens here in Chitown (Chitungwiza) and I took multiple drugs.

I am still working on quitting taking some of the things. I am not confirming anything but all I can say is there are some drugs that I am trying to stop,” he said.

Saintfloew also revealed that his drug addiction had little to do with the music industry.

It is not like the pressures of music cause artists to take drugs, but before we became artists, we had nothing to do and we had all the time to take drugs. Now if it is regret or moving on, that is what I am working on,” he said

In an interview with H-Metro before the rapper’s departure to South Africa, Saintfloew’s mother, Ebenezer Mambo said that her son’s struggles with drugs were linked to a tough upbringing. She said the musician lost his father at the age of two.

We lost his father when they were still very young and there was no man in the house to whip my son into line. I tried my best to give him a life, but there are some times when a father is needed in the upbringing of children.

I have never doubted my son’s intelligence, but I was worried when he continued pursuing music. He ended up taking drugs and it pains me a lot,” she said.

Mambo praised Nash Paints Group executive chairman, Tinashe Mutarisi, who convinced Saintfloew to go for rehab in SA, for helping her son get back on track.

“I am humbled that good people still exist as is the case with Mr Tinashe Mutarisi. I think he was sent by God to save my son from abusing drugs.

“Like the biblical Moses, Mutarisi has just done the best for my family and I hope my son will come back from South Africa a changed man,” she said.

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Khanyi Mbau, Kudzai Mushonga are back together again



Kudzai Mushonga Khanyi Mbau

There are indications that the on-and-off romantic relationship between Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga has heated up once more. The couple recently shared pictures of themselves getting cosy on their Instagram pages. One of the photos shows them snuggled up in each other’s arms on a yacht in Dubai, where Mushonga resides. In the caption, they wrote, “We might bend, but won’t break.”

Although Mbau has been in South Africa for work, she is a resident of Dubai and shares a home with Kudzai Mushonga, a Zimbabwean businessman. In another post, the couple is seen toasting with red roses in hand. Mushonga wrote, “Forever us my baby @mbaureloaded. I love you.”

In May, the couple’s relationship status was the subject of speculation after they deleted all posts of each other from their social media accounts. This came after Kudzai Mushonga was rumoured to be romantically involved with Vanja Vicentijevic.

The couple has been in the news before when Mushonga publicly expressed concern about Mbau’s whereabouts after she went missing in Dubai. It was later discovered that Mbau had returned to South Africa without informing Mushonga.

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SABC cancels 7de Laan after 23 years



7de Laan Soap

SABC 2 and Danie Odendaal Productions have announced that after 23 years on air, the popular soapie 7de Laan will come to an end at the conclusion of season 24. The last episode will air on December 26, 2023. The SABC did not provide a reason for the show’s cancellation but stated that it will not be recommissioned for another season after season 24 ends. 7de Laan has been a beloved show since its first broadcast on April 4, 2000.

The show has been a success, spawning roadshows and cookbooks, and creating household names out of numerous actors. Despite the cast and crew being saddened by the news, they expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to produce a show that has touched millions of South Africans. The SABC has been having financial difficulties and has been in negotiations with various production companies, including Danie Odendaal Productions, for several months.

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