Widows

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.  The Genre is Drama with an age restriction of 18.

The Tokoloshe

Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager. When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly. The Genre is Horror with an age restriction of 16.

Meet Heavywise, a young DJ who keeps kids off the streets

Phenomenal DJs with different visions can be found in all corners of the country, and a nineteen- year- old  DJ Heavywise (Wisemen Iviwe Mtolo) is striving to keep informal settlement kids off the streets through entertainment.

DJ Heavywise is based in the Thabo Mbeki informal settlement. Out of his love for music, Heavywise ventured into the entertainment industry at the age of 12 while he was a student at Lion Park Primary School in the settlement. He later moved to Blue Eagle High in Cosmo City. He has shared a stage with well known performers like Dj Ankletap and DJ Mphulo of YFM,Biblos, Sjava, Mobi Dixion,  and Dj Spelete.

“When I was in primary school,”DJ Heavywise said, “I developed a love to be behind the decks.  I and my friend used to draw decks on paper in class and start playing music pretending to be DJs.”

DJ Heavywise said when he was at high school his passion grew and he never looked back as he wanted to bring change in informal settlements. He plays different genres of music including Soulful, Deep House, Commercial House, Gqom, Dance Hall and Hip-hop.

“At first, my father was not happy with my passion because I used to get home at late hours,” he said. “It was a challenge because I did not have my own equipment and I used to visit local taverns to see other DJs playing. Things positively changed when I met DJ Tsholo who gave me lessons and a platform to showcase my talent. Now everyone is proud of me in the community as I try to keep kids occupied.”

Whenever he performs, he gives children advice on how to nurture their talent and enjoy it without the influence of alcohol.

Besides being a DJ at Cosmo FM, Heavywise is an actor, photographer and event organizer.  He is currently working on an event called The Red Cups and Hubbly Experience to be held at Momes Place in Lion Park on the 1st of December. The event will see the likes of Jovislash,BYG, DJ Phatpro and Mega Drum.

“The event is aimed at raising funds to further my studies next year and open opportunities for my community,” Heavywise said. “I will be studying Music and Production at Boston College. My aim is to start different, positive  projects for the youth of Thabo Mbeki informal settlement.”

 

Local artistes shine at Ciar Diko Single launch

Nineteen local artistes from Cosmo City, Diepsloot and Zandspruit united on 10 November Cosmo View Sports Bar from 6 pm to 12 am to support Ciar Diko launch his new single Ngifuna wena.

Artistes who performed include Habanero, LA Fam, Clapzen, Vee Beats, Moses The Spoken, Kay Gee XI, Scima and 12 more.

According to Ciar Diko, his new single song is a dedication to his girlfriend.

“My single is about the expression of love that I have for my girlfriend,” Ciar explained. “In life you have to choose what you like and what really makes you happy. I have seen a lot of people, but I have chosen her.”

Ciar also thanked the community for making his event a success.

“It was my first time to host such an amazing event,” Ciar said. “I never thought there would be such a turnout. I would like to thank everyone who attended the event, especially my family members. I would like to thank Oncue Interface Talent for the support. I think the event has opened new doors for me.”

Ciar Diko is a soulful artiste based in Cosmo City who has been nominated at Live Your Dream (LYD) SA Awards.

“The turnout of people who came to the show was amazing,” said Kay Gee XI, a Zandspruit rapper. “It was just as amazing performing alongside them. This means that the support within the community is increasing and the talent is much more appreciated and that's a lot of hope to hold on to going forward.”

Kay Gee XI added that local promoters seem to turn blind eyes towards investing in local talent.

Scima, another Cosmo City artiste said Ciar’s event served as an opportunity to network with other artistes.

“It is at such events where we get a chance to share important Information,” Scima said. “As upcoming artistes, it is always hard to make a breakthrough, but together we can help each other grow and improve.”

On 1 December, local artistes will also come together to support Scima’s forth coming Extended Play (EP) UNembeza.

 

 

 

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