Tweelite Webster gets an overseas breakthrough

Cosmo City music producer Dj Tweelite Webster is working on a trip to perform in Finland on 25 October.

 Born Thembinkosi Ndlovu, the Deep House music producer got the attention of a Finland singer Janely Leino in June 2018 after posting his song called Broken Hearted on YouTube Channel. Since then, Dj Tweelite has produced songs for a number of international artists like Monica Kiss of Amsterdam in Netherlands, AMA of Finland and Toledo Prince an Latouya Milez of Chicago. His songs have been played on Ukhozi FM, Cosmo FM and in some radio stations in Finland. One of his hit songs is titled “So In Love” featuring AMA and T-Girl.

In an interview, he said working with artists from other countries is a milestone, and it has helped him to understand the business side of music.

“I think this is a huge breakthrough for me,” he said. “I met Janely Leino through social media. She loved the music I produce. We started working together and she linked me to other musicians who love Deep House music.”

Tweelite is using his bedroom as a studio and believes anyone can be a DJ or producer using the little equipment that one can afford.

“It takes the love for sound and passion to be successful,” he said. “My inspiration came from Black Coffee, and he is my role model. One thing that I have learnt is that it is important to invest and spend time in your musical career as an artist.”

Tweelite works with his wife T-Girl under their recording label TNT Crescent RSA, and he has worked with local artists like Mr Mo, DJ Riddik and Lizwi.

As he goes to Finland, he is asking for support from his fans.

People who want to get in touch with Tweeite can follow him on Facebook at TNT Cresent RSA, twitter @tntcrescent, YouTube TNT crescent, Soundcloud TNT crescent, instagram @tnt crescent.

Empowering the girl child through beauty pageant

 Cosmo City beauty pageant Lebogang Rangongo is one of Miss Common Wealth SA finalists, and she believes she will do her best to positively influence young women.

The 20-year-old Damelin College student has been involved in community development projects including donating to the needy. She told the Chronicle that she wants to bring change through beauty pageant.

“I entered Miss Common Wealth SA to uplift a girl child especially those who are underprivileged,” she said.

“I was raised by a grandmother in Limpopo Ga Mphahlele, and I believe that charity begins at home. Therefore, I started doing my campaign at Thageatala Secondary School in Limpopo where I donated pads to students. I have some projects to run in Cosmo City. I am currently planning to do feeding project in December.”

Miss Commonwealth South Africa is a beauty contest which aims to empower young women between the ages 20-32 years with a platform to bring sustainable change ensuring they become charity as well as Cultural Ambassadors in South Africa. Miss Commonwealth South Africa also mentors young women who want to hold key positions in society further making a difference.

Gender Based Violence awareness campaign held in Zandspruit

“We have learnt that Gender Based Violence is happening to a lot of men in this community,” said City of Johannesburg MMC Health and Social Development, Cllr Dr Mpho Phalatse. She spoke during the Gender based awareness campaign held in Zandspruit on 5 October 2019.

People are not always talking about violence against men because it is an embarrassing thing, MMC Phalatse said. “We understand that men are dying silently because they are not taken seriously whenever they go to report to the police. Eventually they retaliate by beating up their wives and children.”

Ward 114 DA PR councillor Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku and DA members joined the MMC to do a door to door campaign against Gender Based Violence. The MMC challenged residents to keep on reporting violence-related conflicts in their families.

“The City of Johannesburg is working hard to assist people affected by Gender based Violence,” she said. “For example, we have established Men’s Forums in communities. In these forums there are mentors and trainers to help men with conflict management. Men need to be taught about how to deal with conflict in a better way than beating up their wives and children.”

City of Johannesburg is able to partner with the victims of Gender Based Violence, said MMC Phalatse. “If the victims say the police are not taking their cases seriously, the City is able to chip in and assist. We are able to bring the police department on board. We need people to be free to get the help that they need with regards to gender related conflicts.”

We do not want our society to end up getting used to Gender Based Violence, she noted.

“There are a lot of things leading to family conflicts. However, our aim is to turn things around so that people will begin to understand that there are other ways of dealing with conflict

Five aside tournament rocks the community

Local soccer teams battled it out during a five aside football tournament at extension 2’s Tanzania Park on 14 September 2019.

 Five aside football is a soccer game in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper). Other differences from soccer  include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration.

Kgowa’s Entertainment organized the tournament.  Soccer fans from Zandspruit, Cosmo City, Diepsloot and Lion Park attended. Music by local DJs gave the event a thrilling atmosphere while the battle between sixteen soccer teams kept the spectators fascinated and cheering. The tournament was organized to bring the community together and expose football talent, according to Kgowa’s Entertainment founder Tebogo Matlou known as Legkowadadj.

“We managed to bring professional players from Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC),” he said, “because we wanted them to inspire our local players. We are currently focusing more on five aside so that it becomes as easy to spot the talent as it is easy to see the player movements.”

Matlou believes that there is need for the community to work together and develop the infrastructure for the game.

“I think we need proper grounds, and we can only achieve that when we unite as a community. We have been trying to get to the corporate communities, but it is always a challenge. There are many things that we need including soccer balls and goal posts.”

Many people enjoy five aside football even though it is not taken seriously in the community, said Thamsanqa Bhoqo a community  member.

“I always enjoy watching five aside matches,” he said. “I think the community is yet to notice the importance of these matches. Through these games, crime is reduced as the youth are taken off the streets.”

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