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Nandi Madida On Her Conversation With Twitter CEO She still cannot believe it

Nandi Madida has recently revealed that she had engaged with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying she was deeply honoured to speak with him. She revealed this after releasing her song which inspires body positivity, Organic.

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“I had the honour of speaking to CEO and Co-founder of twitter @Jack about a month ago (I still can’t believe it) and it’s just beautiful to see the Global community he’s created with Twitter. Today I experienced how small the world can be with the release of Organic. Big up bro,” she wrote.Jack has also had a conversation with media personality, Bonang Matheba and they also reportedly met in person. Bonang expressed how exciting it was for her.

Bonang was seen hanging out with Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, at #OneTeam 2020 Conference. She was invited as one of the guest speakers along side fellow panelists author, Shea Serrano, and actress and media personality, Jameela Jamil.

“It is such an honour to be in a room with unique and great voices who shape powerful conversations that are important and interesting. This has definitely given me a new perspective on connecting with people all around the world,” Bonang was quoted saying.

Read more: Bonang Rubs Shoulders With Jack Dorsey

Nandi Madida’s latest release is produced by her husband, Zakes Bantwini, and it was also co-written by her 3-year-old son Organic. The musician shared that the single is dedicated to the late Sara Baartman, and speaks about the authenticity of African bodies whilst promoting self-love.

“My new single ORGANIC is dedicated to the late Sara Baartman who was born in South Africa. We see her body being appropriated in mainstream media, but she was never celebrated but rather tortured and abused for her African curves that you see so many emulating today. OUR ANCESTOR went through so much,” she wrote. “The reason I wrote #Organic is because African women have been Appropriated but never appreciated. Everything we have is organic and we are truly magic. This single is dedicated to Sara Baartman.”

In her movement to really start a trend where women of all shapes and sizes embrace their bodies, she has urged her female followers to re-create her single cover, using bedsheets. Her followers have been posting such pictures and the musician proudly re-posts them.

The Black Is King Star recently signed to SONY Music and Organic is her first single since signing to the label. Her announcement was coupled with a snippet from her interview interview with Slikour. She discussed the extent of her partnership with Sony Music, hoping that her fans would appreciate the new direction she has decided to take with her career.

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Two Record Labels Wrestle Over Nomcebo Zikode

The drama in celebville never ceases to amaze anyone and at often times, lawyers get involved and things get nasty. Nomcebo Zikode has made headlines once more, and this time there seems to be trouble between her record label Open Mic Productions and DJ Tira’s Afrotainment.

Read more: Nomcebo Zikode Criticized For Her Performance

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According to Sowetan Live, Open Mic Production has issued out a legal letter to the Afrotainment boss to take down his song Nguwe featuring Nomcebo Zikode, which is from his recent project 21 Years Of DJ Tira. Co-owner of the label Lionel Jamela told the publication that they have lawyered up to get Tira to take down the song from all music streaming platforms and from his album, as well as to stop marketing it on his social media as well as the radio stations.

This is because Nomcebo did not get the proper approval from her record label to feature on the album.

Open Mic says they cannot allow Nomcebo to work with any other artist at the moment because they are trying to push her music career as a solo artist.

“As a company that is managing Nomcebo and has signed her we have decided that we cannot allow anyone to release a song featuring Nomcebo now while we are focused on pushing her as a solo artist,” said Jamela.

Jamela then added that Tira did not communicate with them and went about the wrong way of scoring a collaboration with their artist, who currently has the second biggest song in the country currently.

“Tira has no formal agreement with the label, whereas when you record with an artist that belongs to another company you must communicate with them and get the proper legal clearance.

“I don’t know what Nomcebo’s personal stand is, but as a company we are doing right by an artist that we are developing. Her song is topping radio all over the country and if there is another song that is coming from somewhere it will disrupt our own marketing strategy,” concluded the co-owner.

Tira confirmed to Sowetan live that he received the letter but has not yet responded. “Yes those are some of their demands and I’m responding to all of that so that we can find common ground. I think there was a breakdown of communication between me, Nomcebo and them (Open Mic). I was dealing with Nomcebo a lot, but she was also supposed to finalise things with them. We all need to come together and sort out whatever issue we have,” Tira responded to the publication.

Tira clarified that his intentions were not to disrupt Nomcebo’s reign and just wants to see her grow as an artist, hence the good working relationship they have. He said that he was aware that Nomcebo was signed under Open Mic, but he hoped she would handle the legalities with her company.

“I’m not trying to capitalise on the Jerusalema hype and interrupt her solo career. We all want Nomcebo to shine and have the best career. We just want to see her win and that’s why I have a good relationship with her. We are all trying to see if we can all work together,” Tira concluded.

Nomcebo said she is unaware of any problem between Tira and her record label. “I’ve been doing songs with other artists like Mobi Dixon and the list is endless. I’m not aware of any issue between Tira and Open Mic,” she said

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Cassper’s Scathing Clap Back About His Love For Jesus

There are a lot of tweeps who constantly look for loopholes on the stuff Cassper posts and it was no different this morning following the rapper’s tweets about almost losing everything he owns and moving back into his parents house in Mafikeng. Thanking Jesus for helping him through tough times, one tweep said that it took tough times to remember Jesus and Mufasa had some words for him.”Let me tell you something.” He tweeted. “Without prayer, God&his miracles,i didn’t survive this year. I’m back home in Mafikeng, my cars are taken, my house is auctioned for sars liabilities, Samro liquidated my company like they tried to, my album is trash and I am depressed. THANK YOU JESUS!”
In a follow-up tweet, the musician says that he doesn’t know how he has managed to get out of all the challenges he’s faced recently. He thanks Jesus Christ for all the blessings.

“That’s why I wanna say this very very loud!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! I saw you working in my life this year saving me scenario after scenario!! You are holy!!! You are great!!! Kea go tshaba ebile kea go tlotla! O mohau ebile o molemo!!! Kea leboga Jeso! Ngiyabonga Baba!”The man from Mafikeng recently became a father to his first child named, Kgotso Izwe Simba Phoolo, with girlfriend Thobeka. His son was born just a few days after the release of his album. Any Minute Now has been regarded by music critics as Mufasa’s great album to date.

Happy birthday 🎂🎉 to Andile Gaelesiwe.

 

 

Avid watchers of UthandoNoxolo, have praised the show’s host Andile Gaelisiwe, for being a fearless and passionate host. In the latest episode of the show, it featured Ntokozo Mdogo, whose mother passed away in 2016.

Read More: Andile Gaelesiwe is South Africa’s Most Watched Tv presenter

Ntokozo wrote to the show because he wanted to get assistance in getting his late mom’s possessions from his stepdad, whom he accused of witchcraft.

The show was very emotionally charged as Ntokozo detailed how his mother died and, alleged that before she died she informed him that if she passes on it will be because of his stepdad.

The man has been hogging his mom’s possessions and Ntokozo said his mom has been visiting him in his dreams, to inform him that he wants her possessions. Ntokozo and the Uthando Noxolo crew confronted the man, but it became a heated exchange, the man refused to give them the clothes, and they had to ask someone to assist them.

When they opened the room where the possessions were, eyebrows raised when they learned that he has been practicing some shocking traditional practices.

Andile confronted the man and many applauded her and said she is very strong because the man was defending himself and he looks very powerful.

Happy birthday 🎂🎉 singer Nelisiwe Faith Sibiya.

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What makes you happy?ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏شخص واحد‏، ‏‏‏جلوس‏ و‏أحذية‏‏‏‏

Imagine if life was a live musical performance? I love performing live. Being on stage takes something out if me that is deep rooted.

What is your stance on #OpeningUpTheIndustry?ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏شخص واحد‏، ‏‏وقوف‏‏‏

I understand the concept because I speak for myself when I say breaking into the industry can be difficult but I always believe that you, as an artist, should also take it upon yourself to be recognised for your art. Put in the work and explore opportunities. Be out there!

What would your fans be surprised to find out about yoربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏شخص واحد‏u?

I love cooking and I can cook. Call me “Chef Neli” on a good day!

What can we expect from you in 2019?

An album. I do not have a title for it as yet but you can expect an album that will move to a place of deep emotion. I am very deep.

Your biggest fear?

I do not fear anything. Not any more. My biggest fear was losing my mother, as we were very close, but her passing has given me a new outlook on life and fear.

What are you known for?

I was discovered by Mandla N and asked to audition for the Lockdown series. I scored the acting role and featured on the soundtrack for the same series.

Your greatest achievement thus far?

Completing my degree in musical theater and maintaining the success of the theme song Mama Ka Bafana on Lockdown.

What, in your view, equates to success?

Fulfilling your calling. Nothing is as beautiful and as joyful as fulfilling your destiny.

What makes you happy?

Imagine if life was a live musical performance? I love performing live. Being on stage takes something out if me that is deep rooted.

What is your stance on #OpeningUpTheIndustry?

I understand the concept because I speak for myself when I say breaking into the industry can be difficult but I always believe that you, as an artist, should also take it upon yourself to be recognised for your art. Put in the work and explore opportunities. Be out there!