A TO Z OF ONE SOURCE LIVE (OSL) Here’s everything you need to know about this unforgettable festival with more than 20 musicians and creatives which takes place on Saturday, March 24, at 1 Eloff Precinct in downtown Jo’burg

#BeAbsolut / #OneSourceLIVE

A is for Absolut There are a number of Absolut Bars at OSL; come to theAbsolut Art Bar ­for fabulous cocktails and help make a collaborative piece of street art; visit the Absolut Vodka Village for your favourite tipple or take a break at the Absolut Lime Lounge. There are also Absolut Flavour bars in The Market of Art.

B is for Bongo Maffin The festival will see the legendary kwaito group, led by award-winning singer and songwriter Thandiswa Mazwai, take to the stage in what will be a historic reunion after 12 years apart.
C is for Creative Revolution OSL is not just another festival, it’s a movement and an opportunity for Africans to be part of a multi-level festival that leaves audiences with unforgettable interactive experiences across all different categories with musical highlights such as Patoranking. It’s an event that Africa hasn’t seen before.
D is for DJs A league of star DJs churning out electrifying groovesincluding gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa.
E is for Eclectic There’s something for everyone at this African celebration.
F is for Food, Glorious Food On the rooftop at 1 Eloff Precinct there will be the Food Truck Collective with cuisine from South Africa and across the continent.
G is for Getting In – Tickets are available at One Source Live. The event is taking place in multiple spaces in one venue. One Eloff can be found in central Johannesburg, ideally situated near the M2 Rissik off ramp for quick and easy access. Be responsible if you are drinking and take an Uber or other taxi service! Limited parking will be available in the precinct.
H is for Hashtag #BeAbsolut #OneSourceLIVE @AbsolutSA,
I is for In the Mix – Mixing it up at OSL and showcasing their art are South African stylist and multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Beninese artist Fabrice Monteiro and renowned Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia.
J is for Jozi It’s Africa’s music and cultural powerhouse and the perfect city for OSL.
K is for Khuli Chana – This award-winning rap star and Absolut ambassador will host the main stage at OSL.
L is for Live This is how to listen to music!
M is for Market of Art The day time excitement will include this specially built market showcasing African creativity and products which will be available for purchase.
N is for Noon til Night This multi-level festival is jam packed with all day and all-night entertainment. Doors open at 13h00 but arrive at noon to be in in the front of the queue!
O is for Out-of-Town The festival is hoping to attract audiences from other parts of South Africa as well as other countries in Africa.
P is for Programme With a full day and night programme, OSL takes place in multiple spaces at 1 Eloff Precinct in downtown Jo’burg.
Q is for Question – So much music, so much to buy and so much to do – so who are you going to see?
R is for Rainforest Stage The line-up includes MC Sho Madjozi, raw rapping and lyrical artist Youngsta, J Molley, Thando Nje, Una Ramz, Marley Bloo, Muzi and incredible mix-masters, DJ Rico, Gemini Major and DJ Jawz.
S is for (The) Source – This is the name of the main stage and you can find averitable feast of musical talent such as Bongo Maffin, Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking and gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa. There will also be a collaboration to create new tracks on stage with three sets of producers, rappers and vocalists each teaming up to create a new track live in front of the audience – spearheaded by Sho Madjozi.
T is for Tickets – At R290 each, they are selling fast on One Source Live for this not-to-be-missed concert with a difference. Howler will provide a cashless environment so festivalgoers should make sure to load up credit prior to arriving at the venue.
U is for the Universal Language of Music With more than 20 musicians and creatives, OSL is a must attend festival.
V is for Vodka OSL is made possible thanks to Absolut, the world’s finest vodka, who is investing in African creativity.
W is for Website – For the full line-up and all information go toOneSourceLive
X is for Xtra – Read all about the artists and the day and night line-up on the festival website.
Y is for You the audience One of the most important pieces of the equation.
Z is for ZZZZ For all the shut-eye you’re going to need after this exciting day out.



One Source Live is calling all craft makers, designers and traders to apply to be part of this exclusive event’s Market of Art.

The festival which takes place on Saturday, 24 March, 2018 in Joburg will see leading musicians, artists, photographers and fashion designers converging on the city to celebrate the power of Africa’s creative genius. Powered by Absolut, One Source Live is a multi-platform festival with multiple stages, bars and curated experiences.

The Market of Art at One Source Live will form an integral part of the festival, providing a platform for up and coming artists and creatives whose work and products reflect African creativity today. More than 40 young creatives will have the opportunity of showcasing and selling their revolutionary works at the festival.

Interested traders, artist and creatives can emailmarket@vwv.com for an application form and more information.

• Submit application by Friday 16 March, 12:00 pm
• Accepted applicants will be confirmed by Monday, 19 March
• Contact: Carli Bassin | Tel – 011 799 2600 | Email – market@vwv.com
Absolut One Source Live takes place at ONE ELOFF, Johannesburg CBD
24 March from 13:00 – midnight (market closes at 19:00)
2 000 attendees will experience a powerful line-up of musicians, artists and designers from across the African continent including Khuli Chana, Bongo Maffin, DJ Maphorisa, Patoranking, Sho Madjozi, Youngsta, J Molley, and many more.

Beyond the great musical thrills on offer, leading African creatives taking part include multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Senegalese artistFabrice Monteiro and world renowned Kenyan photographer,Osborne Macharia.

Buy your tickets at a cost of R290 now on One Source Livefor this multi-level festival across music, fashion and art.

One day, two stages, more than 20 musicians and creatives One Source Live is Here! #BeAbsolut #OneSourceLIVE  

Event: Absolut Presents ONE SOURCE LIVE
Date: Saturday 24 March
Time: From 1pm to late
Venue: 1 Eloff Precinct, downtown Johannesburg
Tickets: R290 (General Access) available at www.onesourcelive.com
One Source Live is an all-day festival celebrating the transformative power of African creativity spanning music, fashion, art and photography. Happening over two parts, with a day time and a night programme, the multi-level event will take over the 1 Eloff Precinctdowntown Jo’burg bringing together leaders of a new breed of Creative Revolutionaries changing the way the world sees Africa.

Led by creative revolutionaries Khuli Chana, Sho Madjozi, Trevor Stuurmanand Fabrice Monteiro, more than 20 artists including Bongo Maffin, Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking, Gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa, J Molley, Thando Nje, Una Ramz, Marley Bloo, Muzi and incredible mix-masters, DJ Rico, Gemini Major and DJ Jawz, will be part of one of Africa’s biggest and most exciting festivals.

The day time excitement will include a specially built market showcasing African creativity, The Market of Art, and a host of fabulous food trucks while festivalgoers can also chill at Hangout Jozi and the Absolut Vodka Village.

Be part of the Absolut conversation on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @AbsolutSA, Hashtag: #BeAbsolut #OneSourceLIVE



One day, one thrilling space, one unforgettable festival with more than 20 musicians and creatives


#BeAbsolut / #OneSourceLIVE

Johannesburg, 9 March 2018: Some of the freshest rappers and vocalists working in Africa today have been added to the already big-name line-up for the explosive One Source Live.

It’s one of Africa’s biggest and most exciting festivals where more than 20 top artists and creatives appearing on two stages, in one venue, on Saturday, March 24. Tickets which cost R290 – and allow concertgoers to attend both the packed day and night programmes – are selling fast.

Newly announced names appearing at this not-to-be-missed smorgasbord of music and art include J Molley, Thando Nje, Una Ramz, Marley Bloo, Muzi and incredible mix-masters, DJ Rico, Gemini Majorand DJ Jawz.

Already announced for One Source Live are the legendary kwaito outfit Bongo Maffin, Nigerian reggae-dancehall star Patoranking and Gqom music pioneer DJ Maphorisa who will all be appearing on The Source main stage with host, rap star Khuli Chana.

There’s also a veritable feast of musical talent on the Rainforest stagewith MC Sho Madjozi, raw rapping and lyrical artist Youngsta and the newly announced list of performers.

Once Source Live is an all-day festival with a difference as it celebrates the transformative power of African creativity spanning music, fashion, art and photography. With a day and night programme, the event takes place in multiple spaces at 1 Eloff Precinct in downtown Jo’burg.

The day time excitement will include a specially built market showcasing African creativity, The Market of Art, and a host of fabulous food trucks while festivalgoers can also chill at Hangout Jozi and the Absolut Vodka Village.

Beyond the great musical thrills on offer, leading African creatives taking part include multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, Senegalese artist Fabrice Monteiro and world renowned Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia.

Buy your tickets at a cost of R290 now on One Source Live for this concert with a difference.

Be part of the Absolut conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. @AbsolutSA, Hashtag: #BeAbsolut #OneSourceLIVE

BET’s The Quad Lead, Anika Noni Rose is Here! Tony Award Winning, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award Nominee Visits South Africa

Distinguished talented stage and TV actress and the star of BET’s The Quad, Anika Noni Rose, is in South Africa to experience the best of what our beautiful country has to offer.

Having enjoyed a successful career on stage, television and the big screen, she has made a name for herself by appearing in films such as Dreamgirls, with Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Beyonce, and voicing Princess Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. Currently she is starring as lead character, Dr Eva Fletcher in BET’s hit drama, The Quad.

On Broadway, Anika’s powerful voice and presence has made her a darling of the stage, winning a Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical for Caroline, or Change, a Theatre World Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding featured actress. Other major roles in stage productions include Cat on a hot tin roof, A Raisin in the Sun and Company.

In television, her career has seen her feature on some of the biggest shows in major episode-arcs including The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, will Jill Scott, The Good Wife, Bates Motel and Roots.

While visiting South Africa, Anika met up with Viacom International Media Networks Africa, BET and Multichoice in country executives and staff, visiting historical landmarks including Mandela’s house in Soweto and enjoying the beauty and culture of South Africa.

Commented Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa: “The Quad which is in its 2nd season has been well received by BET viewers from across the continent and we are excited to host the talented Anika Noni Rose in Johannesburg. This is part of our continued commitment to deliver entertaining experiences and original BET content on DSTV. BET will also be launching a few more original series over the next few months, this includes a fresh talk format titled The Man Council in March, a new local reality series in April and viewers can look forward to the spectacular BET Awards taking place in LA in June. We are grateful that Anika is in Mzansi to embrace the culture, love and cheer from her fans”.

BET’s The Quad is currently airing its intriguing second season, Mondays at 21:30 CAT on BET (DStv channel 129). Hailed as an “entertaining guilty pleasure” by the L.A. Times, season 2 continues the struggles of Dr. Eva Fletcher as she tries to raise capital for the almost bankrupt institution, which may force a merger with another nearby college.

Continuing to bring viewers some of the best entertainment on television, BET viewers can look forward to a variety of captivating new local and international shows such as The Man Council, starting on Monday 5 March at 22:30 CAT, while in April two local shows Fix My Love and Made in Africa will launch on the channel.

Visit http://www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #TheQuadBET

Inception Diamonds partners with South African super-star Bontle Modiselle  

Proudly South African ‘Created Diamond Company’, Inception Diamonds have just confirmed its partnership with one of our most beautiful African jewels, Bontle Modiselle.

The diamond company which proudly promotes its conflict free and environmentally friendly products to socially responsible consumers, fully understand the effect that mining has on the earth and its commodities – not to mention its communities.

Bontle Modiselle is by far one of South Africa’s most multifaceted performers. The Soweto-born beauty has gone from an unknown dancer with a dream, to one of the country’s most sought after film and TV personalities in a relatively short period of time. Bontle has that elusive “X-factor” and her engaging personality and passion is refreshing in an industry that can sometimes become faceless and cold, setting her apart from many others.

Director of Inception Diamonds, Ross Reidshares “We are proud to work alongside Bontle – she shares our vision, a collective narrative of consciousness. To create beauty without a social cost.”

“I’ve always believed in trusting the process. My life has been a reflection of the very same process that rocks undergo to become the diamonds we so highly prize. I too, as an African jewel, couldn’t be happier to be part of a partnership more fitting than this. Inception Diamonds has made the process beautiful again, one where these precious stones aren’t stained by the blood of men and tainted by the tears of women. How can I not be part of something so beautiful?” shares Bontle.

The joyous collaboration between the two brands is something that works intrinsically for them both – the need for a common thread, one that is socially responsible. Buying is the ultimate goal to promote sustainability of the African Luxury Fashion Market.

“We can totally see a trend in “Eco-Friendly” buy-in from international markets. Collaborations between the lab grown diamond industry & luxury brands like Stella McCartney, and global tech leaders like Google, have shown us that a global revolution is on the cards. Marking our footprint in Africa whilst aligning the brand that is Inception Diamonds with international trends like these, are key. This collaboration between Inception Diamonds and Bontle Modiselle makes complete sense” adds Inception Diamonds spokesperson, Leon Haasbroek.

Follow the conversation on socialmedia at #BontleXID #CreateForever


Celebrating The Journey of Versastyle Women In Three-Part Salon Seminars

Women in 2018 are orchestrating bigger, bolder moves and making their voices heard with a feminine flair that has the nation and world at large energized. This year Sta-Sof-Fro is at the forefront making sure women in Mzansi are embracing who they are, with confidence. A movement that celebrates the #versastyle* woman, Wear You is a meeting of the minds of women from all walks of life, with one thing in common- they are real women living in the real world.

Sta-Sof-Fro has hand-picked 12 leaders in various industries to share their personal experiences, truths and narratives as real woman in an ever-changing world. The sessions, aimed at motivating and empowering, will see these influentials share tips, insights and life experiences in a three-part interactive soiree of substance, the salon seminars. In an effort to give back to loyal consumers, Sta-Sof-Fro has undertaken to break stereotypes and create a dynamic dialogue that allows the versastyle woman to embrace their personal journey’s and truths, reminding all that it’s ok to #WearYou. With a complete hair care range that covers the vast majority of hair and beauty needs – from hair treatments and aftercare to skin care – the Wear You campaign is an extension of what the Sta-Sof-Fro ethos stands for. The leading ladies in the campaign include financial expert, health and fitness influencers, entrepreneurs and professionals.

The first salon seminar kicks off in March and it focuses on the necessity to create and maintain wealth in its various facets. Wealth coaches Nelisiwe Masango and Samke Mhlongo will be joined by social entrepreneur and global game changer Thato Kgatlhanye and modern day professionalista Aurelia Nxumalo. The hostesses will be sharing their insights and wisdom to a select group of ladies, talking the how’s, the what’s and they why’s of wealth.

The second salon seminar will tackle the hot topic of turning passions into profit, hosted by private chef, tutor and media personality Chef Nti, Cheri Yase Kasi founder Sunshine Shibambo, Mama Ka Shaka’s Nandi Dlepu and Creative Entrepreneur Kwena Baloyi.

The final salon seminar will be diving deeper into a topic women know all too well- the balancing act. Dr Nandipha Sekeleni, fitness guru Mapule Ndhlovu and media personalities Palesa Masiteng and Lerato Sengadi will share their experiences and insights on their personal journeys as women with a lot on their plate.

Be part of the social media conversation:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StaSofFro/
Twitter https://twitter.com/StaSofFroHair
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stasoffro_hair/

Hashtags: #WearYou #Versastyle


KWV’s Cruxland Gin has won the ‘Best South African London Dry Gin’ award at the World Gin Awards hosted in London on 15 February 2018.
Each year, The World Gin Awards select the very best in internationally recognised styles of gin. It’s a truly global celebration; the World Gin Awards select and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade.

This year’s caliber was no exception. Across a multitude of categories, judges had the very hard job of taste testing the finest gins from aross the world.

The first round of the judging process is blind tastings conducted by independent spirits experts, including drinks writers and educators. From their scores a winner is selected for each category and country.
Cruxland is a premium and world-class gin distilled by KWV, in Paarl, South Africa – around 50 minutes outside of Cape Town.

“It’s a great feeling to know we work on such a great brand with an amazing team who all deserve this accolade. From the cleaners, to the distiller and our customers, this victory is for all of us” say Cruxland’s Marketing Manager, Jerome Adonis.

To make Cruxland Gin, the KWV team produces a neutral wine spirit. This spirit is then placed into the 500-litre pot still alongside a makeshift teabag containing the majority of the botanicals. Kalahari Truffle distilled separately, and doesn’t meet the rest of the botanicals until long after the run, where the two distillates are blended along with additional grape neutral spirit and cut down with water.

LUCKY WOMAN WINS 24CT GOLD IPHONE Mpumalanga resident wins dream prize

Last week the Ferrero Rocher Headquarters in Morningside, Johannesburg, was transformed into an odyssey of opulence for a soiree that had the entire neighbourhood buzzing in anticipation. The occasion? A reveal and handover first of its’ kind, iPhone. What was so special about it? The iconic phone is made of gold, 24-carat gold!

Flanked by displays of the luxury chocolate, Ferrero Rocher created the golden backdrop that welcomed the lucky competition winner Ms Peggy Mpande as she prepared to receive her grand prize. Guests were treated to delectable eats, as they witnessed the golden handover.

Ms Mpande was then greeted by Ferrero Rocher Head of Trade Marketing, Mohammed Uzair Abubakar, who walked guests through the brand ideologies, how they birthed the promotion and led to the creation of the exclusive experience.

“This is the first for the brand and we have been overwhelmed by the great response, the next competition will be bigger, better and more spectacular,” commented Abubakar. After the speech, an ecstatic Mpande was presented with a 24 carat gold iPhone as well as an exclusive Ferrero Rocher pyramid courtesy of her favourite chocolate brand by the Managing Director Mr Giacomo Ferrero.

Gig Listing – KHULI CHANA and SHO MADJOZI together at One Source Live in Jo’burg lead up event – 3 March

Khuli Chana and Sho Madjozi are set to bring the party to you this weekend. Change how the world sees Africa ahead of the One Source Live Festival this on Saturday.

This event will be the second milestone in the creative revolution that is taking over the continent. Music lovers will get a first taste of what to expect at One Source Live when emerging creatives across music, fashion and art all come together to celebrate African creativity when the continent converges in Jo’burg for a unique experience. Chana and Madjozi will not stand alone as they spread the flames of the African creative movement.

They will ascend the stage alongside a league of star DJs churning out electrifying grooves to ignite the revolution as it spreads across the country and the world.

DJ Voodoo will light up the night in both Durban and Jo’Burg with a host of local resident DJs who will hold up the musical flame when Madjozi arrives for the lead-up events.

Name: One Source Live

Line Up: Khuli Chana, Sho Madjozi, and DJ Voodoo, and more

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018

Doors Open: 20:30

Entrance Fee: R100

Venue Address: The Sands, 58, Wierda Rd E, Sandton, Johannesburg.

About The Event:

Music lovers will get a first taste of what to expect at One Source Live when emerging creatives across music, fashion and art all come together to celebrate African creativity when the continent converges in Jo’burg for a unique experience.


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