The Durban July Experience With Mabala Noise!

Ever heard the saying time waits for on-one? I feel this is the case here, not so long ago we were saying happy New year and now we’re talking Durban July which means we are nearly half-way through the year.

In a Vodacom Durban July first, entertainment powerhouse Mabala Noise is gearing up to host the first official Vodacom Durban July Launch Concert with hit sensation Tory Lanez.  The Launch concert will see the international musician thrill thousands of fans and start off the Vodacom Durban July weekend festivities with a bang!

Also set to perform with Tory Lanez are some of South Africa’s biggest musicians – Nasty C, Du Boiz, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, Riky Rick, Emtee, DA L.E.S, Gigi Lamayne, Zakwe, L’Vovo, Nadia Nakai, Zakes Bantwini, Jay Spitter, and many more.

I don’t know about you but I see myself at this year’s Durban July because it promises to be LIT, for tickets hit Computicket.

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L’vovo’s new wheels

By Khosi Biyela

Has L’vovo Derrango just sealed a car endorsement with Jeep Umhlanga? The kwaito star posted his picture on Twitter with a Jeep Wrangler, which is personalised, in the background.

The Bayang’sukela hit-maker confirmed the endorsement to DRUM. He says he is very humbled. “I am really happy because this shows that I am working very hard and someone has finally noticed,” says the singer. Although he is ecstatic about this deal, he discloses that the fleet won’t be in his possession all the time. “This is not like permanent. I will get the cars when I have events or things like that,” explains L’vovo, who’d recently hogged the headlines when he answered his sangoma calling, joining the long list of celebrities to heed the ancestral calling.

Even though it is not a full-time endorsement, kudos LV!

Duncan gets a round of applause for his kindness

Kwa-Zulu Natal rapper Duncan shares a touching story on Facebook of how he met a homeless boy at a mall in Durban and helped him and his family with groceries.

Duncan says he did not help because he was looking for attention, but because he is this far in his career, because someone also believed in him.

Read Duncan’s story below:

So today I went to Gateway with my friend to get a few things. When we were done we walked over to the parking lot. On the way there we saw a young boy begging for money, he walked towards us and together we gave him a few coins as that was all the cash we had at the time (It was about R20). We told him not to buy any drugs with that money. His response was that if we think he’s gonna buy drugs then we can buy him food like a pie or a loaf of bread. We then told him to use that money to buy something to eat and then we left him there and we walked to the car. As I was opening the door something said turn around…and there he was kneeling on the ground and it seemed like he was praying. My heart just sank. So I put my goods in the car and walked back to the young boy (mind you,he is only 14 years old). When I got to him he was indeed praying so I waited for him to finish his prayer. I then asked him to tell me how he ended up begging in the streets. He said he comes from a poor family,his mother is a domestic worker and he lives with his grandparents. On most days they have no food so he comes to Gateway to beg for money. I wanted to believe him,really did,but a part of me had its doubts…could he be lying or trying to get money for a quick fix. He looked dirty like those boys that smoke wonga…but he was young so I thought to myself even if he tried to do something we would over power him. We’re two big guys and he’s just a little boy. I told him to come with me and we got into the car and drove to my place. I dropped off my goods and we then drove to Spar in Durban North. As we walked in…my goodness, the looks we were getting O_o. We took a trolley and filled it with almost every necessity an average household would need to survive. I looked at him and his face was filled with joy, repeatedly saying :”Ngiyabonga malume” (thank you uncle) I then realized that he doesn’t know who I am. So we left the store and I drove him home. He only realized who I was at the robot when a taxi driver and his passengers shouted out my name. He was so surprised. He told me he can’t wait to go home and show off to the other boys about what he’s experiencing. The young boy lives in a squatter camp so I couldn’t park my car in his yard. So he had to run home and call his mother so that I could give them their groceries. His mother came to us with two of her neighbours. They told me how poverty stricken the family was, the boy was really being truthful. His mother burst into tears of joy and was speechless. She didn’t even have to say anything,I could see and feel her gratitude. They thanked the Lord and asked the almighty to bless me. All the other neighbours came out and rejoiced. I was so happy to have made such an impact towards this family. Time was not on my side and I had to leave. It was starting to become somewhat of a spectacle and that was not my intention. Moral of the story: Umuntu umuntu ngabantu.

I am where I am because of the support I get from my fans. Help other people with the little that you have,it could be worth more than you could ever imagine to them. There is no such thing as a Lone Ranger. Sphelele Mditshwa…I may have touched you in ways I can’t even fathom, but you also touched my heart. If there’s anyone who also wants to help this boy and his family in any way (blankets,old clothing,long storage foods) please inbox me. Let’s make a difference