Weekend Turn Up meets the King of Gqom … DJ Lag

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up meets the King of Gqom … DJ Lag

Let’s go, fam! Let’s meet the one and only DJ Lag, powered by adidas. Exclusive, online and up close. One of the original pioneers and creators of the unique gqom sound coming out of Durban, DJ Lag (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala, born in Clermont in 1995) has been on the scene since 2013. After...

Weekend Turn Up interviews Yashna International – and all we can say is “Yass, Yashna, yass!”

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up interviews Yashna International – and all we can say is “Yass, Yashna, yass!”

Multi-genre singer/songwriter Yashna International, queen of boss energy, hates coffee and heels – but loves music and has a passion for her craft that you have to respect when you realise the many successes she achieved despite the challenges. Weekend Turn Up never found out why she couldn’t live without coffee, but the heels thing...

Weekend Turn Up, powered by adidas, chats with Clout Internet Boyz

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Weekend Turn Up, powered by adidas, chats with Clout Internet Boyz

Clout Internet Boyz is a five-member group from Durban, with friendships and beginnings that started in high school. The crew is shaking things up on the hip hop/rap circuit there, here, where you are and on streaming channels. Core members of the squad are Brawley, Alone, LeoDaLeo, Votron and SoulKit who, together with other collaborators...

MC Reggie works hard – and laughs harder. An exclusive interview from Weekend Turn Up

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

MC Reggie works hard – and laughs harder. An exclusive interview from Weekend Turn Up

Weekend Turn Up’s interview with MC Reggie didn’t exactly go as planned. It was way more fun. Five things he can’t live without? Seven, actually – but gotta love his enthusiasm. And his optimism. And his work ethic, which would kill-off anyone less committed and energetic. This Durban musician is a prolific song dropper. And...

Priddy Prince is on the block. A Weekend Turn Up exclusive interview

Weekend Turn Up | 31.12.2021

Priddy Prince is on the block. A Weekend Turn Up exclusive interview

New rapper on the block – Priddy Prince aka Lil Giant (real name Elias Domingos) – powered by adidas, is driving everyone crazy with his hip hop/rap lyrics and talent. Born in Cape Town in 2005, he started rapping at the age of seven. Inspired by his older brother – who continues to inspire him,...

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Meet the Queen of Amapiano, Kamo Mphela, on the Weekend Turn Up

If you’ve heard of the music genre, Amapiano, that’s been taking South Africa by storm over the last decade, let us introduce you to its Queen. Kamo Mphela or The Queen of Amapiano is very much a star of the Internet age. Powered by Adidas ZA

Tyla, South Africa’s latest pop star, talks music on the Weekend Turn Up

On this week’s Weekend Turn Up, we chatted to Tyla, the newest and possibly also the youngest RnB sensation in South Africa. At the age of only 19, this singer-songwriter is already making moves and she is here to stay. Having worked with some of the biggest names in the South African music industry, Tyla is still in awe of how supportive some established artists and producers have been. She spoke to us about her love for music, the team behind her, her inspiration and offered some advice for others…

Culture Conversations: Female self-empowerment in the professional world – Powered by Reebok South Africa

Culture Conversation is Sportscene’s talk-show dedicated to having meaningful discussions on relevant social issues. Hosted by Lerai Rakoditsoei, we invite panelists to engage in topical discussions on narratives surrounding gender, race, identity, empowerment and social politics. For this month’s episode of Culture Conversation — Powered by Reebok South Africa, our host Lerai Rakoditsoe (@l.e.r.a.i) who describes herself as a creative entrepreneur and social changemaker invites guest panellists Kim Jayde, Bongiwe Sithole, Lulama Mnisi and Sonia Tona to discuss female self-empowerment in the professional world. Lerai questions the panel on a…

Meet the newest ‘Fassie’ in town on the Weekend Turn Up – Powered by Adidas ZA

In this week’s Weekend Turn Up, we have some soul-stirring smooth R&B jams heading your way as we spend some time with South African born singer-songwriter, Gemma Fassie. We got the opportunity to discuss her debut album After Hours, her signing to Retro Records, the challenges that come with being a woman in the music industry, and whether there’s more to her ‘Fassie’ surname.

THE BUTAN STORY

“B-U-T-A-N is simply a rearrangement of letters of the word B-A-N-T-U” The brand name pays homage to our roots and heritage while the re-arrangement of the letters signifies a changed, entirely new mind set and outlook on life in contemporary South Africa. It is this fusion between cultural heritage and the present day experience that creates the unique look and feel of the brand. Butan has its humble beginnings in Cape Town, in 2001 with an iron-on print on a blank t-shirt. The brand steadily grew in the underground hip…

Weekend Turn Up meets the poet of the townships – Maglera Doe Boy

Weekend Turn Up powered by adidas sat down with Maglera Doe Boy to discuss his unique brand of music. One of the surprises during our exclusive interview was how strongly this abstract vernacular township poet was influenced by SABC 1 night time playlists from 2000 (when he was considered old enough to stay up late, bless) through to 2006. He grew up in a really rough township and the channel’s programming resonated with him and helped form his identity. “I felt like SABC 1 had a brand that just made…