Busiswa Gqulu (born 8 November 1988), known mononymously as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet. Born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa,[1] she gained public recognition in a feature on DJ Zinhle's song, "My Name Is", after being discovered by Kalawa Jazmee's CEO Oskido.[2] After a successful collaboration with Dj Zinhle, she released hits such as "Ngoku",

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Zonke Dikana

Zonke Dikana, known simply as Zonke, is a South African singer-songwriter and record producer. Her rise to stardom was in 2011 following the release of her third album Ina Ethe which was certified double platinum and was nominated at the 18th South African Music Awards. Wikipedia Born: 11 October 1979 (age 40 years), Port

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Busie Smith

Busie Smith was inspired by Buyelekhaya to encourage Xhosa Speaking and Cultural people to always remember to go home because that's where their gifts and talents are birthed and earthed and cultivated from.  They need to soak themselves up in the culture of being Xhosa so that they can still maintain that gift that is

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Sho Madjozi shaking tables

Sho Madjozi is riding the crest of the wave. Image: Thulani Mbele There's no stopping the rise of the supernova that is rapper Sho Madjozi. The performer and songwriter has made a splash even in the wrestling world. Fresh from winning a BET award, Madjozi made her debut on Colors, an

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This year’s awesome lineup will cater for every musical taste. From afrosoul to amapiano, hip hop to house and gqom, it is a musical mix designed to delight. It is the kind of lineup that will have music fans from across the country gathering in East London to party till the break of

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Bright Future for SA Fashion

"I was at the @buyelekhayafestival fashion workshop yesterday in the Eastern Cape sharing my knowledge about the industry and selecting 10 students who will be coming to my studio in JHB for a 10days development program end of this month. The talent and hunger I saw in them is so inspiring. The future of South

Save the Date

THE ANNUAL BUYEL’EKHAYA FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN EAST LONDON: Buyel’ekhaya Pan African Festival, founder, Nomahlubi Mazwai expresses that “the ethos of the Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Festival is ‘Going Back to Our Roots’, a guiding philosophy for the curation of all aspects of the festival.”

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WITH FRED EBOKA (HOUSE OF EBOKA) AND PALESA MOKUBUNG (MANTSHO), EAST LONDON 10TH AND 11TH OCTOBER      World-renowned African designer FRED EBOKA of HOUSE OF EBOKA and PALESA MOKUBUNG founder of the acclaimed fashion label MANTSHO, will facilitate the 4th annual BUYEL’EKHAYA FASHION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WORKSHOP on the 10th AND 11th of OCTOBER 2019

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Buyelekhaya Festival fashion show

EAST LONDON - The 8th annual Buyel'Ekhaya Festival, kicked off on Friday with a fashion show for the first time in its eight years of existence. The new addition to the traditionally music-only festival, also doubled as a competition where the winners would be mentored by renowned designer David Tlale. The Founder of Buyel'Ekhaya said

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Africa’s finest to play Buyel’Ekhaya

Johannesburg - Afro-pop singer Vusi Nova has promised South Africans making their way to the ninth annual Buyel’Ekhaya Pan-African Music Festival a concert to remember. The event takes place at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium in East London today from 10:00. Nova is part of an impressive line-up, which includes big names in the music industry

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