WATCH: Babes Wodumo speaks on social pressures

Bongekile Simelane pours her heart out on a live.

In a recent Instagram Live, Babes Wodumo spoke about the pressures of black tax and constantly being judged by society. In the 12 minute long live video, Durban socialite Tha Simelane chats to the singer who looked and sounded inebriated. 

At the start of the video, Babes, who is with her friend, is seen playing with her breasts in front of the camera. A shocked, Simelane covers his mouth in dismay before starting the chat with Babes. 

During the conversation, the two chat about things like the pressures of black tax and all the other things she has become responsible for in her household; her music career and other artists and always being judged by people for being intoxicated.

She revealed that she had to build her family a house and said that she hates how people “don’t understand what she had to go through” and the only thing they know is to judge her. 

Then things took a turn and she started to cry. 

Simelane goes on to tell the “Wololo” star that he “loves her and that she mustn’t die”. 

He said that she must pray that “God doesn’t kill her”.

When the live session ends, Simelane says to his viewers: “She won’t change. Babes won’t change. I watched her use cocaine in front of so many people. She won’t change.”

Watch the live video bellow:

Bongekile denied all accusations of taking any narcotics.

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Moonchild on Love & Relationships

I cry in private a lot but at face value I’m hard AF!

The cheerful and upbeat singer, Moonchild Sanelly has revealed she’s an emotional person when in a relationship and is known to sometimes tear up.

Taking to Twitter, Moonchild shared that she mostly cries in private when she’s in a relationship, but always puts on a brave face when around people.

“Saddest thing about me in relationships I cry in private a lot, in face value I’m hard AF! So no-one thinks anything makes me cry because they can and I don’t! Crying is a strength! Don’t ever undermine someone who can cry, unless it’s emotional blackmail! Respect tears.”

Though she may have an emotional element to her when in the name of ‘love’ earlier this year Moonchild shared a spicy message for her haters and everyone who has ever disrespected her.

This is not the first time Moonchild has demanded respect. In October she said she would continue to show off her booty whether people liked it or not.

This was after the dancing queen shared a video of her assets being covered with drinkingyoghurt.

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DJ Maphorisa shuts down all hopes of collaborating with Prince Kaybee

DJ Maphorisa has shut down all suggestions of ever collaborating with artist Prince Kaybee, after fans mentioned it wouldn’t be a bad collab — apparently so because he believes Kaybee is not in his league.

The request for a collaboration was made by tweeps who reasoned that the two talented musicians needed to put their differences aside for a greater cause, but according to DJ Phori, Kaybee needs to make about 40 hit songs before Maphorisa can even consider working with him.

“He needs to make at least 40 hits, he is a small boy,” Phori said.

Maphorisa made it clear that he wasn’t about that life.

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Thousands around the world protest George Floyd’s death in global display of solidarity.

It’s Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, sometimes tagging the posts with #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackOutTuesday.

The movement was started by music execs Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, who wrote on a site that Tuesday, June 2 would be a day to pause all business and take a stand against the “racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard.”

The movement would take the form of people posting all black pictures to Instagram and other social media platforms.

There are large complaints about the movement, saying this is a time to spread awareness, and not just literally “black out” social media feeds. There are arguments that now, more than ever, is when communication shouldn’t be “blacked out.”

Protesters protesting in the US for the killing of George Floyd.

The hashtag is being rendered useless. When people click on the hashtag, they’re being confronted with a sea of black squares and not with anything about what’s going on with protests across the country.

As protests have spread across the US in response to the police killing of George Floyd, social media has provided an essential channel for both organizing demonstrations and sharing footage of police violence.

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Mihlali hits back: I will not be silent about the killing of my people

Mihlali refuses to keep quiet on the killings of the black community saying “I will never be quiet about the killing of my people.”

The whole world lent their voices to the #BlackLivesMatter movement that has been trending worldwide since the death of an unarmed African Black American man, George Floyd, and when Mihlali took to her Instagram to do the same and sharing how she felt on the topic, one of her followers issued her a warning.

According to the follower, she believes that Mihlali is jeopardising her opportunities to make money by being vocal about social matters.

Influencer Mihlali Ndamase did not mince her words when she shut down the user on Twitter who asked her via the DM’s not to comment on the black lives matter movement or the death of black people and sis wasn’t impressed at all!

“I will not be silent about the killing of my people. Where one door closes many will open, so if any brand does not want to be associated with me after this so be it, at least I will lose “a bag” knowing that I wasn’t silent during this time, because silence will not protect us,” Mihlali said.

The vlogger added that being silent at a time like this would be a personal regret.

“I would hate to look back and recall only posting aesthetics when my people were being killed and treated unfairly. So do not tell me about being quiet,” she went on to say.

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Drug firms say Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year end

Vaccines for Covid-19 could be out by 2021

Over 100 labs around the world are scrambling to come up with a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, including 10 that have made it to the clinical trial stage.

Pharmaceutical company executives said on Thursday that one or several Covid-19 vaccines could begin rolling out before 2021, but they did warn about the challenges saying they would be “daunting” as it was estimated that 15 billion doses would be needed to halt the pandemic.

It can take years for a new vaccine to be licensed for general use, but in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, experimental vaccines shown to be safe and effective against the novel coronavirus could likely win approval for emergency use.

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), which organised Thursday’s briefing, highlighted the “daunting” challenges facing the industry in the push for a vaccine.

One challenge, which may seem counterintuitive, is that transmission rates are rapidly declining in Europe where some of the trials have been taking place.

IFPMA director Thomas Cueni pointed to estimates that the world will need some 15 billion doses to stop the virus, posing massive logistical challenges.

He stressed that the industry was committed to ensuring equitable access to a future vaccine, but acknowledged that “we will not have sufficient quantities as from day one, even with the best efforts.”

Once a working vaccine is developed, one of the biggest obstacles to putting out the amount needed could surprisingly be that there are not enough glass vials to store the doses in.

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 355,000 people and infected at least 5.7 million worldwide in a matter of months.

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Sjava leaves Ambitiouz Entertainment

Sjava drops Ambitiouz Entertainment

Recent reports announced that Sjava has become the latest big-name artist to part ways with Ambitiouz Entertainment, following in the footsteps of several other musicians who had a public fallout with the record label. He said that he’ll be forever grateful for the record label giving him an opportunity and platform when no-one else did. 

The rapper released a statement on Tuesday via social media, thanking the label for the opportunities it gave him. He said while there were differences between him and the label, there was no beef as they were parting ways amicably.

Earlier this month it was reported that the artist was unhappy with the label, but was still bound contractually, for some time to come, but a few months ago Sjava re-released his EP ‘Umphako’ under Next Level Entertainment.

Other artists including Amanda Black, Priddy Ugly, Fifi Cooper, Saudi, A Reece and most recently Emtee also dumped the label.

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Menzi Ngubane’s wife slams reports that he is critically ill

Menzi Ngubane’s wife slams reports of him being critically ill, urging fans not to panic.

Menzi’s fans flooded Twitter under the hashtag #PrayForMenziNgubane after Ilanga newspaper reported that he had been hospitalised and was in a critical condition.

On Tuesday, fans woke up to panic after it emerged that Menzi had apparently fallen ill. The actor’s family issued a statement, confirming he was at home recuperating and asked fans not to panic.

“I would like to confirm that my husband is receiving family support and recuperating after doctors were concerned about his health,” said Sikie Ngubane.

Menzi’s family said they were concerned that his condition was exaggerated and appealed to South Africans to refrain from spreading the news.

“The family is also aware that due to the spread of this inaccurate and unverified news, his fans have even gone as far as sending their messages of his speedy recovery on social media, spawning an unwarranted social media panic. We understand their concerns and support for Menzi, but as the family, we appeal to South Africans to refrain from spreading news that has not been verified and confirmed by the family.”

“To this end, we wish to continue as the family to offer him the support he needs following his recent visit to the doctors. It is this visit that has been grossly exaggerated by newspapers and social media users,” read the statement.

Menzi’s family went on to thank his supporters for their well-wishes and asked them to respect their privacy during this time.

The veteran actor would start filming on The Queen in July.

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AKA is head over heels in love

AKA finally finds the one who understands what he needs

AKA is clearly a man in love, and his lyrics say as much as well as his recently posted picture with him and his new flame on the gram.

I’ve been thinking ’bout you every twenty-one days/ It’s kinda ironic twenty-one is your age/ I needed somebody who can give me my space” his lyrics go on Cross My Heart.

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After realising one of AKA’s latest tracks might be a dedication to his 21-year-old love interest, people had so many questions they had to get off their chests. AKA has always rapped about the women in his life and has had his girlfriends feature as the leading ladies in his music videos before. Remember Queen B in The World Is Yours?

So AKA’s fans wanted to know if he would have his current girlfriend make an appearance in the music video for Cross My Heart.

“Not a chance. She’s very private. First non-celebrity I’ve dated since uhm 2008,” AKA said.

Looks like Supa Mega finally found the one who understands what he needs.

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As SA shifts to level 3 from June 1 alcohol is to be sold

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an update on the government’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19 in SA last night . He said the country would be placed on level 3 of the national lockdown regulations as of June 1.

Ramaphosa gave an update on the government’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19 in the country. He had consulted with business, labour, religious leaders and the tourism industry prior to his address to the nation on the 24th of May. He announced on Sunday that shifting to the new alert level would also allow exercise at any time provided it is not in groups. 

He said the country would be placed on level 3 of the national lockdown regulations on June 1. Alcohol will be sold when level 3 kicks.

He mentioned that the “drastic containment measures taken” that had been imposed on the nation had slowed the rate of infection and prevented health facilities from being overwhelmed, although this had caused “great hardship” to many people.

“We have known all along that the lockdown would only delay the virus … not stop it,” he said.

On Sunday evening there were 22,583 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country and 429 deaths. 

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