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Ntsiki Mazwai addresses “nudity-loving sangomas” debate sparked by Zodwa Wabantu

Poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai was one of many who expressed her dismay at a video clip of dancer and reality TV star Zodwa Wabantu dancing at a gig with her traditional beads on.

Zodwa has openly accepted and embraced her ancestral calling and has taken to social media to share every step of her journey.

TshisaLIVE caught up with Ntsiki, who said seeing video images like that of somebody who has taken a spiritual covenant should spark an uproar. According to Ntsiki, those who brought African spirtuality into disrepute should be fined.

Zodwa Wabantu on her calling and being a performer 

What may seem like taboo in traditional constructs where conduct is concerned, to dancer and reality TV star Zodwa Wabantu it is just a job. Zodwa, who has openly accepted her ancestral calling, recently sparked debate after a video clip of her dancing at a gig with her beads on made the rounds.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa said as long as she is appeasing them (ancestors), she is OK, adding she wont take off her beads because of the job.“Anything I do it is taboo, it is extra.” Zodwa said she believes the work she does is not in any way hindering her calling.

Tulz Madala talks breaking #BBM’s record and empowering young people

Tulani Madala, popularly known as Tulz, might not have won the R2m grand prize for season 3 of Big Brother Mzansi, but the strides he took on the show have given him a promising future in the entertainment space. “I've made the decision to not rush and take my time with this. I've gained so much attention that I don't want my next move to be rushed. I definitely want to go into broadcasting, radio, podcasting and when I do it, it needs to be done correctly.” He's always had a knack for radio and television with experience as a radio presenter and voice-over artist. Back home, Tulz and his friend opened an NGO with the mission of empowering young people in the province, which is a mission that was put on pause when he joined the show.

Not sure about copyright and trademark here's what you need to know

Rapper AKA made headlines in March when he took to his social media with excitement to share the legal documents and a ruling stating that a partnership agreement between him and Makhuducom Media is valid.
The rapper has been in a long legal battle after he was snubbed from season two of The BraaiShow which aired on SABC 1 with rapper Cassper Nyovest at the helm.
TshisaLIVE spoke to legal experts to make sense on of the legalities around AKA's legal battles and to break down trademark, copyright and ownership rights

Masechaba Khumalo talks about music as the highest expression of self

We know Masechaba Khumalo as a seasoned broadcaster and spokesperson for the department of arts and culture. She recently pulled a new trick out of her sleeve when she released a single called Vela featuring music duo The Real Landlordz.
She said the apple did not fall far from the tree, and it was not planned.

Hulisani Ravele: 'Self-love is my biggest armoury '

Maintaining relevance in the entertainment industry is not easy, but this year as Hulisani Ravele celebrates 25 years of her career in the limelight, she speaks about her recipe for success.
“It boils down to one thing and that's authenticity. When you are truly yourself from beginning to end it's very hard to get caught up in things that are not for you, things that don't have your name on them, and really having that deeper knowledge of self. It takes a lot of self-work to keep standing in this game.
“For me, it's taken therapy, it's taken really being grounded in my spirituality so that I am grounded in myself and I know what it is that I am going for,” she tells TshisaLIVE.

Nomzamo Mbatha talks philanthropy and helping out her hometown, Kwa Mashu

Nomzamo Mbatha has become a beacon of hope for many people in Mzansi, particularly for young people from KwaMashu, Durban as she's living proof that your circumstances don't define you.

The actress' trip back to her hometown launch the rebuilding project of a local school was a full-circle moment for her.

While she is back on the home ground working on a new project she's set to reveal soon, TshisaLIVE flew to her hometown KwaMashu to celebrate the start of rebuilding a local school, Dr JL Dube High School into a state of the art school with the Cotton On Foundation.

Jaziel Brothers make a comeback with ‘Crazy’ after two years

Musicians and brothers Ntobeko and Luthando Ngcizela aka the Jaziel Brothers are known as a music duo that has been serenading Mzansi with their music for over 13 years.
After a two-year hiatus from releasing music the Jaziel Brothers are back with a single titled Crazy. The song forms part of their new album that they've wrapped up recording. 
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the brothers said they are thankful for the lessons they've learnt in the music industry and for finally owning their work.

MaKhumalo on her #RHOD debut and facing social media criticism

Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku has opened up about her experience of being part of the second season of Real Housewives of Durban and dealing with public scrutiny.
Thobile's debut on the show as the last housewife introduced shot her up Mzansi's trends list when she showcased her house in the rural areas and had trolls questioning whether she was a right fit for the show.
Thobile told TshisaLIVE that she was determined to stick to her roots, showcasing her real life.

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