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14 October 2016

Top ten finalists in the MTN Light Up the Stage competition announced

Multiple award winning hip-hop sensation Cassper Nyovest has released the top 10 finalists that will join him on a roadshow around Johannesburg where they will join him as he performs live on 14, 15 and 16 October in the run up to the much-anticipated #FillUpOrlandoStadium concert.
The top 10 finalists are the following:


Stage Name

Kenneth J.r. Pono Makopo

Jay Makopo

Mongezi Mthembu

Zee Da Omega

Tsotang Tshepo Motlolometsi

Stige Lebaka

Nizreen Samodien


Thabang Kagiso Selepe


Andrew Buyane


Kholofelo Mashilo


Onkabetse Hlongwane

K Zaka

Thulile Mthethwa


Grant Marshall

Dj Grant

The finalists have been selected from over 1600 submissions submitted in the MTN Light Up the Stage competition. The competition invited aspirant artists and DJs who are not signed to any record label to share their sound clips and stand the chance to be curtain raisers for Cassper at the Fill Up Orlando Stadium concert.

Cassper will be the headline act at this musical extravaganza which is expected to attract over 40 000 revelers at the historic Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Members of the public will get an opportunity to select their top 4 artists from the ten finalists through a voting process from 14 October until 21 October on The winners will be announced on 22 October. Subsequent to that, Cassper will then select the two winners from the four finalists on 24 October.

The last remaining two finalists will perform live with Cassper on 29 October in front of a capacity crowd at Orlando Stadium.

Says Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN South Africa: “We are excited and humbled at the overwhelming response we have received from the public. The quality of the submissions received made it challenging for the judges to whittle down the number of entries to ten finalists. We hope that this platform provided by the MTN Light Up the Stage competition will give the aspirant artists the required exposure and will bring then a step closer to realizing their dreams.”

BakTu Musik signs multi-award winning Berlin based singer/songwriter, KILEZA

KILEZA is a South African born singer/songwriter who calls the world home. Kileza was named Kgomotso Tsatsi by her parents whose roots stem from a rural village in Kuruman called GaSehunelo in the Northern Cape. A year long negotiation process saw KILEZA signing with BakTu Musik with the hope of touring South Africa for more performances while she will also be getting a chance to visit her parents and relatives in JohannesburgKILEZA started off her music career by entering the SA Idols competition where she reached the top 6 finalists. After reaching such a milestone in the SA Idols in 2003, KG (now KILEZA) went on to live and perform in Argentina, Canada, South Africa and now Germany, she is a musical nomad, and a talented vocalist with a mellifluous timbre; quickly making an impression on the German musical landscape.

Kileza then moved to Berlin where she had the privilege of performing in some of the city’s greatest venues including the A-Trane and the Berlin Philharmoniker. She's toured and performed with some of Germany's finest acts including live performance with the "Kelvin Sholar Trio" at Jazz Festival Accra, Ghana. She also sang live with Marcia Barrett of Boney M. She also performed with Andrej Hermlin (2011), Mic Donet and Ivy Quainoo of "The Voice of Germany" and Fantastichen Vier for MTV Unplugged in 2012. 

KILEZA introduced her name in the Canadian music scene by winning the Waterloo Idols in 2005 as well as reaching the (2007) Top 20 finalists stage of the USA World Showcase out of 40,000 contestants. Whilst in Canada, she won (2008) production and radio contests with The Beat 91.5 in Kitchener and Flow 93.5 Toronto's most popular urban station. KILEZA also won (2006) Talent Rock winner of Acting Competition. In 2007 KILEZA won the “Rhythm of the Future” contest and was selected for "Honey Jam" concert; the stomping grounds of Canadian artist Nelly Furtado. The year 2008 also saw KILEZA winning awards in international songwriting competitions such as the "100% music songwriting contest”. 

What they had to say about KILEZA:
"...South Africa’s KG (now KILEZA), wearing gold-sequined jeans, whose searing slow-jam intro automatically made all stand to attention before she rocked a Déjà Vu-like hotstepper in a voice that could make Beyoncé want to practise more."- Addi Stewart, Now Magazine Toronto

"One of the most powerful live vocal displays that I have EVER seen..." - Lawrence Kerr , Jazz.FM 91.1 Toronto, Canada

STANLEY KHOZA Announced his new focus vision this morning of raising R3 million rands – for Changing lives Foundation.

A project that also gives birth to new reality TV show that will address head on schools related problems and alleviate lack of school uniforms or shoes to any kid because of their family financial lack or background across South Africa & Africa. Our mission with the program as a foundation is to reach out to as many disadvantaged people as possible and to contribute to the making of a just society by keeping alive the spirit and legacy of Ubuntu. Providing an integrated public aid to help those who really need it the most regardless of race no colour line.

Khoza is a South African social entertainment entrepreneur, a first time talk show host, actor, producer and Philantropist with excellence track record of the entertainment fraternity as a brand and artists specialised promoter. Khoza believes that a society that remembers its pasts, listens to all its voices and pursues social justice achieves freedom for all not individuals.

We believe this is a call to action for every one of us who bears a proud citizen sticker to play a part where we can to advance human freedom and alliviate poverty by giving people the right to basic decent education to help them make advance, wise decisions with their lives in the near future. In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.

To us what matters is not the mere fact that we have lived, it is what difference we have made to the lives of others.  With just R1.00 a day or more, you can help change a child’s life for good by simply sponsoring or donating to Changing Lives Foundation your support helps give a child – education - warm winter clothes, enough to eat and a brighter future ahead.

You can support the cause by simply making a donation of any amount you wish to help with to : Donation Account number - 62593724000 Bank – FNB / Branch – Bedfordview or by simply donating School uniforms, Shoes or any warm winter clothes. We offer reports on ongoing bases to any donors /sponsors or vision partners on request, so that we all can see progress.

The Changing Lives Foundation was established in February 2016 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress by Big Punch Media. Officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in South Africa – with an African vision to run pass 2017. We thank our partnership with I.C.A.R.E Foundation - Muthi Design - and D2R and welcome any one wishing join the cause of giving others a helping hand.

In a world that's more and more interconnected, we all have responsibilities to work together to solve common challenges facing our people and this is our way of feeling that gap with your help we can do more.

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