16 June 2017

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I’m a fashion icon.

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It’s the 31/12/2015 and today we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 but i couldn’t leave 2015 with nothing so me being me i set down with Mashamba Livhuwani to bless you with new age history’s final post for this year.
Who is Mashamba Livhuwani and what his about? you’ll have to read below to find out
Photographed by @_joewe_
Enjoy🙌;

Name:
Mashamba Livhuwani
Birth:
20 September 1993
origins:
born in a township in SOUTH AFRICA/Limpopo called Waterval somewhere between Makhado and Giyani.
Studies:
Mechatronics engineering at Tshwane University of Technology.

Growing up i had hobbies and admirations to fashion but there were obstacles such as financial issues but that didn’t phase my love for fashion and since following trends was acceptable to society i joined sbujwa where I’d wear colourful skinny jeans and masandazi together with a backpack this led me to join a dance group in Thohoyandou and my advantage to fit in was the fact that i could dance circles around them.
As time passed i started to realise that people out there in the world notice you more than in your hometown cause whenever your in your hometown once you start to establish something new they get this idea that you think your better than everyone and that for me became a reason to target a society outside my community. When i got to university in 2012 i told myself here is where I’ll discover myself and indeed that’s where my calling as a vintage rebel was unveiled.

I remember the first day at campus i saw these 2 guys dressed funny like kids in North America or on Tv holding a vinyl and i asked myself who are these guys? are they crazy or…but one thing for sure i loved the way they were unique and outstanding from everyone else, that’s how i want to be like whenever i dress so from there i became a vintage rebel and in those initial days whenever i dressed it seemed like I’m forcing it cause even now whenever i look at my throwback images i laugh

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luckily one of the guys i was in a group with in high School was friends with those two guys actually they are neighbors in Thohoyandou anyway the guy introduced me to them one was Maitele Wawe though I’m not close with them now these guys i admire and Maitele would have a vintage outlet at his crib where we would go and stock in Pretoria.
Time went by and i met other vintage crews e.g Troublesome kids, Retro vintage kolektion owned by Bongani (Bongs) also Retro vintage kolektion was the first to make kids in Pretoria recognize vintage fashion, they had exclusive vintage items which you couldn’t find anywhere else they even hosted a fashion show where i got to meet owner’s of galxboy i even got introduced to other upcoming brands and yeah that’s how my journey of being a fashion icon started.

How i dress:
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How i dress since 2012/2013 it was strictly vintage then 2014 the fashion stuff kind of went on the downside cause i was over hooked on weed,girls and alcohol but in late August 2014 i met this honey named Boitumelo Mokwana she’s my ex now but she was into fashion…man that girl revived me cause we used to compete whenever we dressed then later on she introduced me to guys like Norman Tips and “General” these guys are fashionistas and even to-date we still connected then 2015 i branched my vintage outfits to street formal like how I’m dressed now

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decribed it’s classic dapper mixed with street style.

You know whenever i dress i just want to stand out it’s not me bragging or anything like that but i just want to stand out for you to see my outfit and applaude me if necessary also it’s about what do you want people to think of you when you’ve left Earth.
When i dress up it’s from monday to sunday in Pretoria but when I’m back home (Waterval) i only dress up when there’s an occasion cause you know how people are back home.
On my outfits I’m picky there’s certain shoes that i like

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if i we’re to buy them people would think I’m crazy i remember last time my mom bought me a pair of adidas kicks not that i disliked them those kicks are fresh but in my vision there is no outfit to correspond with those kicks even to-date and when i do wear them that’s when i feel like wearing whatever, with everything i wear it has to match up i don’t want to go out looking like I’m colour blocking or something.
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The outfits I’m feeling right now
ripped long line shirts
long jackets (Parka, trenchcoat)
blue ripped tight jeans
Nike roshe runs
palladium boots
and these

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outfits I’m not feeling right now
Starter packs
Fake Cash time life clothing
petrol or milk
bucket hats
shorts with long white socks and a pair of chuck Taylors that’s so 2014.

Future plans:
I’m starting a brand titled rubbish in 2016 somewhere around February we gonna preview it.
Members are myself, kwanele DT (kwanza) who will deal with hiphop & Hector the dj/deephouse producer these guys will deal with media we even got samples of socks and caps etc and another thing is rubbish it’s not only fashion we are an entertainment hub cause we want to be independent when we make it….we don’t wanna depend on anyone we want to have in house resources.
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Conclusion:
i might not be the greatest in fashion but rather than sitting my ass down and relying on society i need to stand up on my own two feet and chase my goals so i can become an idol just like Maitele, Shaun-the stylish, Stilo magolide, Okmalumkoolkat and Ricky Rick…these guys not that they are cults in fashion but they just know the type of texture/element they are looking for in cloth, they do know it. My love for fashion is soul connected somewhere somehow your soul must connect with what you want all and all what im trying to say is with fashion i wanna show my people in Waterval the importance of having a goal…2016 watch out!

instagram;
@vha_venda
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TSA NOBODY ELSE.

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One thing I’m good at is sleeping on local(RSA) musicians especially ones that are still on the come up but thank Goodness i did not sleep on TSA even though i was about to, for those of you who don’t know “TSA nobody else” allow me to introduce you.
I remember when i first got to know of his twitter account and one thing about me I’m the type of person if you got mad quality VISUALS on your social media account I’ll most definitely follow you no matter who you are…so just after viewing his images i clicked follow afterwards his data file Host links appeared on my timeline and i would just scroll through without checking them out until yesterday when i saw the link for ““Throw me off”” i guess i was curious or something when i clicked on it but just after downloading and listening to the song right away i started to research about this dude cause bro? i wasn’t expecting a jam like that from a South African artist, the first thing was to Google his tumblr account and the bio reads as follows

“Zolile Mcelu (born June 24, 1992) – better known by his rap alias TSA, is a South African recording artist and songwriter from Johannesburg. TSA has named Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, The Weeknd and Childish Gambino amongst others as his influences.

He has quantified Marshall Bruce Mathers (also known as Eminem) as his favourite rap musical outfit of all time, and influenced not only by his music, but day-to-day animation, in his awkwardly humorous demeanour.

Growing up, Mcelu mattered to playing soccer and aspired to play at a professional level before discovering hip hop. When he was around 11 years old his mother bought him his first hip hop album “The Eminem Show” (in most cases a very unorthodox gift for a juvenile minor, considering the explicit lyrical content) . After obtaining a copy of the album Mcelu became absorbed in music, recording and mixing his own songs in his make-shift studio within the comfort of his bedroom.”

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i also found info about the photographer/creative director behind TSA but I’m not entirely sure about the creative director thing all i know is his part of
nobodyelse.co.za .

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bambathajones.tumblr.com
twitter @bambathaJones
soundcloud bambatha jones

there’s this one jam titled “Hunger Pains” this is the jam that really made me believe that TSA can deliver.

So now I’m guessing you now know who TSA is and what his about all that’s left is for you to support the kid and I’m no prophet or anything in that sense but i believe his NEXT not only in RSA but worldwide…to the musicians that are still reigning at the moment y’all should better watch out!
nobodyelse.co.za
tumblr tsanobodyelse
twitter @tsanoboyelse
facebook TsaNobodyElse
Soundcloud Tsanobodyelse

Lord of Digital Maskandi

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Introducing uMashayabhuqe KaMamba a South African zulu artist who makes music off the Genre Digital Maskandi a genre made of a fusion of auto tune,808s,hip hop,maskandi,soulful RnB, trap, dubstep etc which he calls urban maskandi/morden Maskandi/ Umaskandi wase Sandton.

Basically uMashayabhuqe was born on March 29 1987, Birth name is Nsikelelo Christian Ndlovu and he origates from KZN. After finishing his matric he went to UNISA to enroll for BA Communication Science Studies in Durban which he did for 2years. He then went to JHB chasing his dreams of becoming an artist and all his other occupations including radio presenting, acting etc.

Musically he is more of a singer than a rapper and his influences are Thandiswa Mazwai,James Blake, Busi Mhlongo,Dirty Paraffin and Kanye west. Places he grew up in such as his home village and cities like Johannesburg and Durban are also part of his influence. uMashayabhuqe has a single out titled ‘Shandarabaa Ekhelemendeh‘ feat Okmalumkoolkat that is buzzing in the streets of RSA and his Debut Ep ‘Black excellence show’ is so refreshing, it touches on subject matters like religion witchcraft, belief, morden women, life, love, money etc.
You can download it for free here;

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www.datafilehost.com/d/75e2bff3
And follow him on;
Twitter; @mashayabooqe
Instagram;@Lord_booqe

This is Africa. Not how they see it, but how we know it.

THIS IS AFRICA! Is a new campaign by Dstv which showcase the beauty, potential and creativity of the morden African youth. It also tackles down the negative stereotypes about the African continent and brings Africa to a positive light.
This ad was shot in Ghana and directed by Teboho Mahlatsi known for the popular South African youth drama Yizo Yizo.
Watch it here; http://youtu.be/AsSfgf-A1ag