Maftown Heights’ Meteoric Rise set to be immortalized in Channel O doccie

From an initial audience of 900 people in 2010 to being Africa’s second largest hip hop festival which saw an audience of just under 10 000 people in 2015, you can’t help but marvel at Maftown Heights’ meteoric rise.

Its growth is set to be immortalized in a documentary that will air on Channel O at the end of this month.

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It will feature insights from various artists that have performed at the festival as well as views from its co-founders, Khuli Chana and Refiloe Ramogase.
 
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South African Viral Video Stars – Weh de Guareezy?

While video is nothing new, the way we consume it has undergone a complete overhaul. It may have killed the radio star but viral video has breathed life into the social media star.

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Working in Media has Taught Me…

As 2015 drew to a close, so did my second internship, but after 4 years of working as a journalist, it has felt like a lifetime of being treated like a rookie.

Even though I was treated and paid like a novice, I worked just as hard and as long as everyone else and that is what taught me the following things.

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1. Networking is King: Half the job is about your ability to write, film or photograph. The rest is about who you can call at crunch time. Whether it is for comment on a story or for studio space after a location mix-up right before a shoot, a noteworthy and up-to-date contact book is essential to your survival. So is making enough of an impression that people remember who you are and what you are capable of. Remember, you can do this without an over-the-top personality.

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2. WHAT you know matters just as much: You can have all the connections in the world but if you lack the talent to do the job, it will come back to bite you in the ass at some point. When it comes down to it
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Could the ‘queen’ that AKA is referring to on this post be Queen B*?

Tis the season to baecation and Super Mega and Queen B have fans speculating about whether or not they are the latest celeb couple to go on baecation before heading back to the grind.

Kieran posted this picture a few minutes ago and within no time flat, fans were asking if the Queen he’s referring to is
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Actor Thapelo Mokoena chronicles hit and run ordeal on Facebook

Actor and director, Thapelo Mokoena shared details of an allegedly racially motivated hit and run on his Facebook page an hour ago.

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Read the text extracted from the post below:

“A Hate Crime. This is my Story.

On the 5th of January 2016 at 19h45, I decided to go for an evening run in
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Audition to win one of 10 bursaries sponsored by Mo Flava

Although the Fees Must Fall battle is far from won, for the 6th year running, prospective students with a diploma entry matric certificate stand a chance to benefit from Mo Flava’s media studies bursary.

From the 16th to the 30th of January 2016, prospective media studies students can head to one of two Boston Media House campuses to earn one of 10 bursaries to be paid for by Metro FM radio personality and club DJ, Mo Flava.

Auditions/Interviews for bursary allocations will be held at both the Sandton and Pretoria campuses during the college’s open days later this month.

Mo wants to change the perception and stereotypes surrounding a career in media such as
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