https://youtu.be/g6xeahcm8K8 Recording artist Kelda's latest projects in the modeling, public speaking, and film industries Internationally recognized artist Keldamuzik alias "Diva" brings diversity into the entertainment industry. She is fearless and has dipped her toe into many successful ventures. Kelda's first self- authored movie "Love the Original Way" debuted last year in Hollywood during the Black African American Film Festival. The film has so far made it to the Amazon Prime and is available in Japan, Germany, US, and the UK. Kelda's endeavors in film production have landed her two spots in the movies "Hit and Run" (produced by Mak Toriano) and "Girls Start Up" (produced by John Junior), whose release dates are yet to be confirmed. Kelda, who has previously toured overseas with R&B singer Lloyd in Japan and the Caribbean with Reggae singer Jah Cure is working on her next hit single which will debut in the summer and will be released by her label "Digz Media." A series of performances will follow the release. Currently, she is working on her latest modeling project, dubbed "Kelda speaks," which depicts the life of a young girl struggling to convert her challenges into successes. The artist is also the host of Diva Talk Tonite, a talk show which has bagged new dissemination deals through a private mobile company. The show focuses on different industries and hosts people from all professions. Her hit single "Queen for a Night" has bagged licensing deals with clothing brands to fuel its industry penetration. In the spirit of giving back to society, Keldamuzik collaborates with several non-profit organizations to develop communities by empowering young women through relating her personal experiences. For this cause, she has a project called "The Diva Outreach." Plans are underway for the release of her Diva fragrance and a clothing line. In her modeling career, she has worked with Skylier Wear Clothing, Swankety Swank Fashions and Fashion . . .
Visitors of all ages to the 16th annual SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees are invited to “Embrace your Wild in the Adventure Province,” says festival director Jennifer Honsbein. This year’s three-day festival at the end of June includes a unique “festival for all seasons” for kids, the Eastern Cape’s premier game auction, “wild rides” and “wild shopping” at over 350 specialist stalls, as well as a galaxy of stars performing under the Karoo sky on the province’s biggest stage. “This festival bridges the gap between the farming community, on whom we are dependent for many of our products and the retail outlets where our shoppers see the final merchandise,” says SPAR Eastern Cape marketing director Abri Swart. Kirkwood is situated in the picturesque Sundays River Valley of the Eastern Cape. It is the heart of the Eastern Cape’s citrus and wildlife industries. An integral part of the Valley is the Addo Elephant National Park, which this year will be selling 50 disease-free prime buffalo from its herd at the Kirkwood Wildsfees Game Auction on Friday, June 30. Hosted in partnership with the organisers of the annual Wildsfees, the auction gives breeders from the whole region an opportunity to purchase prime game from Addo, other national parks and accredited breeders. Citrus has been grown commercially in the Valley since 1908, and this heritage is being celebrated for the first time at the ATKV-Lemoenstasie stall in the craft arena. ATKV award winning chefs Francois Ferreira and Annelie Oosthuizen, founder of Petronella Fine Dining, will be sharing some of their favourite citrus dishes with festival goers. There is an adventure zone where families can embrace their wild together. These include little pony rides, enchanted walks through the Faeries for all Seasons Wonderland, and meeting favourite characters from Paw Patrol for the youngsters, while parents and the older kids enjoy giant games such as dominos, jenga and croquet, and the more adventurous . . .
Food24, Africa’s biggest food website, is searching for a new generation of super talented young chefs in their online culinary competition – NextGen. The competition takes place from March to September and challenges chefs-in-training from culinary schools across the country to submit recipes, accompanied by gorgeous photography or video. Each month has its own theme and current/upcoming themes are: Baking (May), Low Carb (June), Chocolate (July) and Modern Braai (August). Tessa Purdon, Food24 editor says “The aim of NextGen is to combine technology with talent. Food is eaten with the eyes first so we’ve provided a platform for young chefs-in-training to not only create a recipe with a twist but also to produce content that allows the reader to almost “taste” the finished product. We’ve provided guidelines, tips and tricks for creative submissions and so far we are receiving outstanding entries. All the recipes entries will be published to Food24 for readers to use and enjoy. Users can go here to see the Easter entries and here to see the recent Baking entries. “There is considerable talent in this country and as the biggest online foodie destination in South Africa with over 33 000 recipes, Food24 is honoured to be showcasing the next generation of award-winning chefs,” adds Purdon. The recipes and visuals or videos will be judged by a panel of some of South Africa’s top culinary stars and foodies including James Gaag (La Colombe), Peter Tempelhoff (The Collection), Sam Linsell (Drizzle and Dip food blog), Hope Malau (Drum Magazine’s Food editor), Elke van Vledder (Marketing Manager Domestic Appliances Philips South Africa) and Tessa Purdon (Food24’s Editor). The judging panel will select their top finalists each month and the overall winner will be announced at a ceremony later in the year. The entries will be judged on the following criteria: Originality (the recipe needs to be the entrant’s own creation), knowledge and understanding of current . . .
JOHANNESBURG – THE Office National X-treme Chair Race’s inaugural event found resounding success recently at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. In partnership with the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), the event raised enough money to purchase eight new wheelchairs, and met its objective of raising awareness about mobility devices and challenges facing quadriplegics and paraplegics in South Africa. Wihan Oosthuizen managing director of Office National Africa says, “The Office National X-treme Chair Race is important for awareness because it’s hard to believe that in this day and age, there are parents who still walk kilometres carrying their child on their back to school. When they become too heavy, they are house bound because they don’t have a wheelchair and all efforts to get them educated are lost.” The X-treme Chair Race brought together over 40 teams, comprising a minimum of 10 participants in each team, to battle it out over 200 metre relay sprints. The winners employed speed, style, and stealth to come out in the lead. “Despite the rain, over 1 000 spectators came out to enjoy the day, which saw an F1 theme boosting spirits, as well as teams winning prizes for the ‘best dressed’ chair,” says Oosthuizen. What is set to become an annual event offers a wonderful team-building opportunity for corporations, while raising awareness within the community to ensure that the QASA can supply mobility devices to more and more people in need CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Whoever said that alcohol and fitness don’t mix obviously hasn’t heard of The Beer Run – an exhilarating 5km dirt road run, inflatable obstacle course and festival where beer and athletics go together like rock and roll, steak and ale, and cycling and pilates. Taking place on Saturday, 20 May at Riversands Farm Village in Fourways, Johannesburg, the 5km run incorporates five awesome “dehydration station” checkpoints along the route for runners to quench their thirst with a delicious beer after every kilometre conquered. Drink, run, repeat! Why beer? Because it’s tastes good, keeps you hydrated and makes the experience a lot more fun than just plain H2O. Unlike your everyday fitness challenge, The Beer Run is for people of all ages, shapes and sizes; whether they’re built like Johnny Bravo or a little soft around the edges. You can walk, run, crawl and even go piggyback if your mates are kind enough to carry you across the finish line. A full afternoon of festivities is also in store with music, games, beer pong, bucking bronco, giveaways, food trucks and of course more beer! Entrance to the festival area is also free for spectators. To ensure the merriment continues and that beer cups stays full for the duration of the festival, all vendors on site will be accepting payments with Zapper. Zapper is a mobile payment app that allows users to simply scan a safe and secure QR code each time they make a payment. Individuals simply download the app onto their smartphones, complete the registration and start zapping. It’s as simple as scan, pay, go, and unlike cash, it never runs out! With Zapper, your phone becomes your best drinking buddy, because it gives you R25 off your first transaction, which can be used to get your next beer for free! Representatives from Zapper will also be at The Beer Run doing activations and giving away free vouchers to make the day even better! Zapper is available for free download on the app stores of Windows, Apple and . . .
Beautiful Paarl Winelands Destination, the Spice Route will warm up winter appetites with its debut Brrrrew Event offering a 'delicious' line-up of gourmet burgers, craft beer and live entertainment on Friday 26 May. Partnering with 2017 KLINK Awards Best Winelands Burger restaurant finalist, Barley and Biltong Emporium, and leading craft beer producer, Cape Brewing Company (CBC), the Brrrrew Event will kick off with exciting sensory experiences for food, beer and weekend lovers alike. Brrrrew Events will take place on the last Friday of every month (after payday!). The Spice Route Destination took top honours at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards (Mayoral Tourism Awards) that recently took place in Wellington, in the Western Cape. The Destination clinched the Tourism Business of the Year Award at the prestigious provincial event. All the more reason to experience the Destination's warm hospitality! Aside from prancing out of the office after a long work week, May month’s Brrrrew Event guests can look forward to a limited edition flavoured CBC beer on arrival, followed by an exclusive CBC brewery tour with masterbrewer, Wolfgang Koedel. Next, a four-course meal and CBC beer pairing are on the cards alongside live music by Richard Brokensha at Barley and Biltong Emporium. Guests will also get a chance to shake hands with Wolgang Koedel and Barley and Biltong Emporium chef, Philip Pretorius. Additional drinks and kiddies menu will be available at restaurant prices. BRRREW EVENT DETAILS: Venue: The Spice Route Destination, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl Date: Friday 26 May Time: 18h30 to 22:00 Tickets: R295 per person (includes welcome drink, brewery tour, four-course meal and beer pairing). Bookings are limited and can be made at 021 863 5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org For updates on Spice Route Destination and upcoming Brrrrrew Events, follow the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpiceRoutePaarl), Twitter (twitter.com/SpiceRoutePaarl) or . . .
For one night, border limitations ceased and nations came together in a celebration of sound never seen or heard before! This weekend Offlimit Communications (OLC) transformed, Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, into a sanctuary of sound for the Ballantine’s Beat of Africa. South Africa, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zambia and Angola came together in one accord, in the universally understood language of music. The who’s who of Johannesburg’s social scene, music aficionado’s and fans alike flocked inner city Johannesburg to experience a first of its’ kind multi country album launch. The agency responsible for pulling off this mammoth campaign, was South African based BTL/ experiential agency Offlimit Communications (OLC). In collaboration with partner suppliers, OLC not only turned Johannesburg, but Lusaka, Douala, Maputo and Luanda into the canvas of a celebration of sound. Celebrated Isidingo actress and musician Noluthando Meje, Lerato Sengadi and DJ ID Akio were amongst the revelers who watched African music sensation duo Black Motion tear up the stage with their much anticipated Beat of Africa reveal. Business Unit Director Gareth Van Vuuren expanded, “We could not be more thrilled at the outcome of what was easily one of our best productions to date! This campaign pushed the boundaries and was beyond rewarding for the team, what started out as trade activations across the regions to encourage and uplift awareness and sales then culminating in a main event per region was truly a feat on its own and by simply looking at the vibe across the board, the consumer enjoyed experiencing the Beat of Africa. OLC specialises in pushing brand capabilities and consumer experiences as an experiential/ BTL agency. Beat of Africa is a perfect manifestation of our belief of “living in the next”, which means we are always looking for ways to give the consumer an experience they will never forget, evolving with global industry trends, creating world first executions “ The . . .
On Saturday, 13 May 2017, live music, fine food and tequila on tap will all come together under one sombrero at the Tequila & Mexican Food Festival. Hosted by Arcade Empire at the ultra-chic Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion, this year’s colourful celebration of Speedy Gonzales’ homeland is set to be spicier than a jalapeno pepper. Patrons will be able to sample some of the tastiest Mexican food, and wash it all down with a variety of tequila based drinks and ales from two bars and the beer gardens. Festival goers will also get the opportunity to ride the mechanical bull on site and catch rock royalty, Karen Zoid, Desmond and the Tutus and other legends set the stage alight with the biggest hits of their careers. If the that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the onsite payment technology undoubtedly will. To ensure that everyone has fun without worrying if they have enough cash on them, or if their bank card will work, most of the vendors on site will be accepting payments with Zapper. Zapper is a mobile payment app that allows users to simply scan a safe and secure QR code when trying to make a purchase. It’s fast, easy and can be downloaded free from the app stores of Windows, Apple and Android phones. First-time users will also receive R25 off their first transaction as Zapper’s way of welcoming them to the scan, pay, go lifestyle. Representatives from Zapper will also be at the festival hosting a fun dice game with loads of other free vouchers up for grabs. These can be used to knock a few bucks off a meal or bar tab on the day, so that you can party for way less than expected! Doors open at 11am with the party lasting until 7pm. Grab your poncho and your amigos and be part of this amazing event. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
THE Priory Fair, an eagerly-awaited annual highlight on the Port Elizabeth events calendar, has grown this year into a three-day extravaganza of entertainment, offering cabaret, sing-alongs and old school disco in the run-up to the traditional Saturday school fête on 27 May. A firm favourite amongst local school fêtes, the Priory Fair will offer all the attractions, kids’ activities and entertainment that it has become famous for in its 28 years, all-day Saturday at the St Dominic’s Priory school grounds in Miramar. This year’s festivities kick off on Thursday 25 May with the show “Ticket to Ride” in the Fair beer tent, with local bands Axyl in a tribute to Queen and the Black Velvet Band celebrating The Beatles, and Skelton’s Revenge ending the evening with traditional Irish pub sing-alongs. Big hair, neon and punk are in store on the Friday night, 26 May, with an 80s disco dress-up party in the beer tent, with prizes for the best-dressed, lucky draws and more fun activities. Food trucks and cash bar will be available on both evenings. Saturday 27 May will see the Priory Fair in full swing with funfair rides and plenty of kids’ activities, stalls rich with foodie delights and treasures to be found amongst donated books and bric-a-brac, a jam-packed entertainment programme, and the braai stall and beer tent with live big-screen rugby where fair-goers can be sure to meet up with old friends. The Fair closes off with a show-case of the school’s own future stars in Priory’s Got Talent, with pupils from Grade 2 to 12 demonstrating their talents in acting, singing, dancing and music, in the school hall from 3pm. Musical entertainment is always a strong feature of the Priory Fair and this year is no different – the young musicians of Priory’s jazz and marimba bands and the Booysen’s Park Violins, an East Cape Philharmonic Orchestra outreach project, take centre-stage alongside local artists like Alasdair Gillies, The Mad Hatters, Angela and the Jazz . . .
The fantastic Innovative, prolific and endlessly creative, Chris Chameleon has become known in South Africa and abroad as a musical phenomenon. He performs this weekend on Sunday 14 May at Franschhoek Cellars for the first time at 3pm. With a style all of his own, irresistible stage personality and a reputation for mesmerizing audiences with his four-octave voice and vocal acrobatics, his exceptional talent has won him rave reviews and numerous awards over the past 27 years. Awards include three South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and a Medal of Honour from the South African Academy of Science and Arts. Show starts at 3pm -Book at Webtickets CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .