Trap Artist Spender’s New Single “II For The Nights” Now Available On Soundcloud!

In celebration of Africa month Nigerian rapper and producer Spender is proud to announce the release of his new single “II For The Night”, Now available on Soundcloud. The song is a feel good track inspired by the good life and celebrating being young and gifted.

“II For The Night” is the first single taken out of Spender’s debut album due for release in 2017. Still fairly new to the industry Spender says he loves nothing more than producing “feel good” music for the masses. “It’s what I grew up on,” says the rapper. “Growing up music was the only thing around my hood that brought people together and that’s all I ever wanted to do because I saw power in music.”

Spender’s debut album promises to feature some of SA’s biggest names in Hip Hop. “I already have a few tracks laid down but I don’t want to reveal any names for now,” says Spender.

“II For The Night” is now available on Soundcloud and on various other music platforms thereafter.

Spender is currently available for interviews.


Artist: Spender

Title: ii for the night

Produced by: Fenesses

Lyrics by: Spender

Composer: Spender

Label: Kings Empire Records


Connect with Spender

Twitter: @LifeOffSpender

Instagram: @ LifeOfSpender

Facebook: @LifeOfSpender / Spender

Night In The Garden Presents “Curated Nights” | 30 June 2017 #NITGCuratedNights17

On the 30th of June 2017 at OPEN in Maboneng, Night In The Garden will be hosting their first intimate and collaborative edition to their NITG family called, Curated Nights. The addition of their newest exhibition to the NITG Stable, Curated Nights will be all about bringing two creative forces, one from the fashion industry and the other from the visual arts industry together to collaborate alongside Night In The Garden. This would still be a social exhibition, however it would be a more focused and curated evening, with all creatives involved working together to bring the social exhibition to life. Although the focus will be on how the two creative industries can interpret their vision together a few more creatives will be brought in to amplify the Night In The Garden Experience.

To help launch their first edition of Curated Nights, NITG has collaborated with the loved and respected Uniconz as well as the talented and creative Unkle Bats. Both of these creative forces have been making waves within our street culture and will be working together to bring their vision to life. The evening will also feature exciting elements that will be brought to guests by Lorenzo Plaatjies, Lawrence Symonds and the unique book store RHEST.

Jo-Brizzler will still be their media partner , working alongside Night In The Garden that will always keep to its original blue print of aiming to promote and support Johannesburg’s best up and coming fashion brands and visual artists yet keeping the exhibition refreshing, interactive and creative  space  which allows  the  artists to interact with their followers and network with a potentially new untapped market.

Tickets will be sold at the door for just R70 and for all the latest updates follow them on their social media platforms:  IG: nightinthegarden /  TW: @NITG_Exhibition /  FB:

@NITGexhibition. #NITGCuratedNights17

Concerts SA Is Excited To Present Inganekwane Live At Lahliwes!

Weheartbeat in partnership with Concerts SA is excited to present Inganekwane live at Lahliwes on Sunday 4th June 2017. The aim of this initiative is to develop new audiences and appreciation for live music in areas located outside central Johannesburg as well as showcase young fresh South African talent on new platforms throughout Gauteng.


Inganekwane is Nqobile Thabethe (Drums+vox), Sifiso Molley (Piano+Trumpet+vox), Vusi Jikeka (Keys+lyrics), Peter Moeletsi (Guitar+Piano+vox), and Release Khoza (Bass+vox)– a five piece band from Swaneville, West of Johannesburg. Band members are aged between 2427. Growing up together, the band has a strong connection when they play music, their passion for music kept them together for six (6) years and still counting. The band commonly loves going out to watch other live bands performing, another way to get inspiration.

Inganekwane is a band playing different kinds of genres, and their music is influenced by Stimela, Salif Keita, Fela Kuti, Kurt Elling, Nathi and Zonke. With their unique African touch on their instruments, they bring an explosive fusion of genres.

The band has played at Kaya FM, Go West Heritage Festival and Standard Bank Joy of Jazz. they were part of Youth Unplugged 2015, where they worked with Mesia Gumede, the afro soul jazz queen Nothende, and Guru from the Guru Logic band. Once a month the band performs at African Freedom Station in Westdene and Neighborgoods market in Braamfontein. They are a resident band at Pata Pata in Maboneng. They’ve recently released their first debut album, which was recorded at SABC Production Studios and Bashkwang Studios. It was mixed and mastered by one of the best engineers in South Africa, Faceless from Mambo Music Productions and Letona from 12 Degreez Studios. The work was professionally printed and packaged at Digital Direct.

When: Sunday 4th June 2017

Time: 4pm ‘til late   

Performance time: 4 – 5pm

Where: Lahliwes Address: 2302 Tsholofelo Street, Ext 4, Khutsong, Carletonville.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa.  It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

International Jazz Extravaganza Hits a High Note in Durban| #IJE2017

Caption: South African Music Award 2017 (SAMA23) winner, Nduduzo Makhathini, to perform at the second annual International Jazz Extravaganza in Durban this June.  Image credit: Simanga Zondo

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From the big-band sounds of swing to the freedom of avant-garde and everything in between and beyond, jazz-lovers will want to diarise June 17th when the second International Jazz Extravaganza (IJE) returns to Durban once more. A star-studded line-up includes award winning Jamaican-American classic, Monty Alexander and his band, the highly-acclaimed Harlem-Kingston Express, Kurt Elling, SAMA 23 winner, Nduduzo Makhathini, and Thandi Ntuli.

  • Date: Saturday, 17 June 2017
  • Venue: Durban International Convention Centre-Arena (Durban ICC-Arena)
  • Tickets: From R600 available at Computicket. For hospitality and corporate packages,
  • Flight bookings:
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The second IJE is brought to you by its presenting partners, the National Department of Arts & Culture, the KZN Provincial Department of Arts and Culture and Durban Tourism; associate partner, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking and official airline carrier, SAA. Media partners for the IJE are Mzansi Magic Music, Kaya FM and East Coast Radio and their official suppliers are Aha Hotels & Lodges, The Blue Train, and SMG-Durban BMW.






Hashtag: #IJE2017

#MusicFindMonday | II For The Night by Spender

In celebration of Africa month Nigerian rapper and producer Spender is proud to announce the release of his new single “II For The Night”. The song is a feel good track inspired by the good life and celebrating being young and gifted.“II For The Night” is the first single taken out of Spender’s debut album due for release in 2017, Spender’s debut album promises to feature some of SA’s biggest names in Hip Hop.

“II For The Night” is now available on Soundcloud and on various other music platforms thereafter.

Marshall The Troops, Cotton On BODY Kicks Off The Fitness Marshall World Tour!

YouTube sensation The Fitness Marshall to hit South African shores for the first time

This May, Cotton On BODY, in partnership with Women’s Health South Africa, will bring the latest health and wellness craze to women around the globe, with the BODY x Fitness Marshall road show making seven stops across four countries, to celebrate the brand’s tenth birthday.

Hailing from Philadelphia, USA, the Fitness Marshall (aka Caleb Marshall) has gained global attention and his hip-hop workouts, choreographed to the hottest songs, have received 120 million YouTube views.

Starting the Fitness Marshall in 2014, the 24 year old dance trainer is changing the face of fitness, with his methods more fun and uplifting than the average workout.

“I’m most passionate about spreading positivity and helping people come out of their shells. I see women who are self conscious or uncomfortable, but by the end of the class they’ve let everything go and have the time of their lives,” he said.

From May 18 – 31, the BODY x Fitness Marshall collaboration will travel the world, delivering outrageously energetic (and sweaty), free public shows in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The local show will be held on 30 May at Nelson Mandela Square from 07:30 with the cardio dance party kicking off at 08:00.

Cotton On BODY and the Fitness Marshall share a common goal of empowering women to love themselves, just the way they are, with Marshall claiming that dance has a way of unlocking inner confidence and helping people find their most powerful self.

“Moving your body to music is such a freeing experience, there’s really nothing like it. It’s so emotional, it’s physical, and it’s using your brain and BODY at the same time. It make you feel like a superhero!,” he said.

Customers can register to attend the cardio dance party in their city at from Monday 8 May – Sunday 28 May.

Cotton On BODY marketing manager, Renee Smith, assures that the hour-long workouts will be a whole lot of fun, while suitable for everyone, no matter their fitness levels or previous dance experience.

“A dance party is the perfect, inimitably BODY way, to mark this special milestone. We’ve been a big part of girls’ lives and this is our way of saying thanks.

“BODY loves the Fitness Marshall for his contagious sense of fun! His unique approach to wellness is enjoyed in living rooms and among friends throughout the world – we will be delivering this high energy tour for girls to enjoy in person or via Facebook live,” she said.

In another Fitness Marshall first, BODY will offer one lucky, would-be dancer, the chance to star in an official Fitness Marshall video simply by visiting Body’s Facebook page and uploading an audition clip from Monday April 26.

Cotton On BODY opened its doors in 2007 and has been creating on-trend, value lifestyle ranges for girls around the world ever since.  The fun and fresh brand, which started with intimates, active, lounge and swimwear, has experience incredible growth and expanded its categories including the addition of a maternity line.

BODY’s true mission is to inspire and empower its customer by encouraging self love and celebrating women at every touch point. Girls (or guys) can #JoinTheMarshallMovement and get further information at

An All-Day Free Music Event To Celebrate The Universal Language Of Music!

It is time again for the annual Fête de la Musique, a free event dedicated to live music for all. The big day will take place on Saturday, the 17th of June 2017 in Newtown.

The Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the Market Theatre Foundation and Bassline Live, with the support of Total South Africa, are proud to announce the 6th edition of the Fête de La Musique. Through this event, musicians and bands, whether professionals or amateurs, are encouraged to perform, entertain, express themselves, and never stop generating music for future generations. Last year, more than 8,000 people gathered in Newtown to enjoy the 5th Fête de la Musique in Johannesburg.

Once again, in a warm and friendly atmosphere, Newtown will host talents on 4 open sky stages. On theses 4 stages, there will be styles of music for every taste. Newtown will come alive as visitors enjoy the live music and will be turned to a pedestrian zone for the duration of the event.

This 2017 edition will once again showcase some of today’s best French and international acts and South African’s favourite established and emerging talents. It will be fun and exciting, in a safe and inclusive atmosphere that brings communities together.

The Fête de la Musique welcomes everyone, from novices to connoisseurs, who will enjoy free music as well as the diversity of Newtown, a vibrant and fast-changing inner city neighbourhood. Comprehensive security arrangements, a safe parking, food area, restaurants and bars will mean that everyone can make the most of this popular, free music event. It is happening in few weeks’ time and it is our great pleasure and privilege to share the line-up with you.

The full programme is available on:
Website –
Facebook – @fetedelamusiquejhb

And the artists are…

Adelle Nqeto (South Africa)
Bambanani Brass Band (South Africa)
Bye Beneco (South Africa)
Johnny Cradle (South Africa)
Josh Kempen (South Africa)
Just Robyn (South Africa)
Kajama (South Africa)
Leomile (Lesotho)
Nakhane (South Africa)
Samito (Mozambique / Canada)
Sax Machine feat. Davu (France / USA)
Shef and the Kitchen music (South Africa)
The Sextons (South Africa)
Tias (Reunion Island)
Zoe Modiga (South Africa)
Zuko Collective (South Africa)

… and more bands to be announced!

Innovative DAC Debut Programme Poised To Significantly Impact SA’s Emerging Artists!

The innovative DAC Debut Programme is poised to significantly impact the creative careers of emerging artists in all of South Africa’s nine provinces, and across all arts disciplines.

The DAC Debut Programme is an important new partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, Business and Arts South Africa and the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund. The programme combines DAC funding with BASA’s highly-regarded and extensive Education and Mentorship Programmes, in a way that makes it one of the most meaningful to be launched in the creative industries in recent years.


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Rootwords SADC Tours Lusaka, Johannesburg, Durban and Malkerns | 19 – 27 May 2017

Swiss-Zambian “world citizen rapper”, Julio Mwansa Nkowane, a.k.a Rootwords, will be embarking on a SADC region tour this May.

The acclaimed American-born rapper behind the tracks All Good and Freedom of Speech will be taking the stages of 5 venues in Zambia, South Africa and Swaziland all within 9 days. The artist’s modern hip-hop, dub electro-infused sound has already garnered him a following in the US, Europe and the Caribbean.

He has shared a stage with iconic artists such as The Original Wailers, KRS-One, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. Outside Switzerland, where he is based, his live music has already reached audiences in France, Germany, USA, Spain, Italy, China and Peru.

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