The isiXhosa musician who sings beautiful love songs about being gay

Johannesburg - As a musician who sings in isiXhosa about being gay, Majola faced more than the usual challenges confronting young musicians trying to make a name for themselves.

But thanks to self-reliance and tenacity, he has produced his first album, Boet/Sissy, and performed with the likes of Sibongile Khumalo and Lebogang Mashile.

Majola, whose off-stage name is Khanyisa Buti, spoke to GroundUp about the battle to get where he is now.

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Four-year-old's daily affirmation song is just the fix you need

Jessica was four years old when her father shot a video of her performing her daily affirmations in front of their bathroom mirror. 

It was uploaded in 2009, eight years after it was captured, and has netted well over 17 million views on the original video. Countless other sites have ripped the video to upload directly on their webpages. 

Jessica will turn 19 in October.

Watch her song in the video below and share it for those days when you need a pick-me-up and a cup of coffee just won't cut it.

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Is Jimmy Carr running out of steam?

Johannesburg - Oh hey, Jimmy! The internet called. It wants its memes back! Also, what two domes does Kevin Hart fill out better than Jimmy Carr? Ticketpro and a con.

Nearly 3,000 fans were mildly entertained by comedian and one-liner aficionado Jimmy Carr, who performed at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg for the first of two shows in the city in his Funny Business world tour.

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Chris De Burgh: Live in JHB, PE and CPTN in April

Few artists can lay claim to international success spanning four decades, but Chris De Burgh has achieved precisely that.
Phenomenal demand from his Johannesburg fans has seen the ‘Lady in Red’ maestro add another date to the Johannesburg leg of his ‘Hands of Man’ tour.
He will be performing one more show on the 12th April 2016 at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Beautiful hymns coming to theatre in April

By Bridget van Oerle

Johannesburg - Got a place in your heart for hymns? 

Coming to Montecasino from 6 - 17 April at Pieter Toerien’s Main Theatre, fans of the genre can look forward to 90 minutes of pure musical bliss when Rocco de Villiers and his piano takes centre stage to play musical numbers inspired by his best-selling album Beautiful Beautiful Hymns.

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