Archive Apr 15, 2021

Sasha Lee Kingsley says “You only live once, live your life and the world will adjust”.

Sasha Lee Kingsley says “You only live once, live your life and the world will adjust”.

We are living in a “so called democratic” society but a lot of prejudices still exist. The transgender community per say still faces tremendous bias, despite all efforts by its advocates.

Speaking to Sasha Lee Kinsley she shared her story “As I grew older I realised more that I was different from other kids ,  it was in my mid 20s where i realized that i was not gay but actually a transgender, I dated someone who actually supported me then who actually celebrated my sexuality to try new things . I was on hormone pills for one month and got off them coz of the side effects”.  

Its believed most women has some complicated relationship to beauty, but as a transgender woman it’s a bit more complicated. There’s a lot of pressure to appear feminine.

Sasha Lee Kinsley said “Living a trans life is costly because u always have to be on point.  Makeup is expensive but I love my versatility because I mix my clothes , i always go for clothing that is non binary “. She added. 

 We also learned about her challenges and how she overcame. 
“Well I was born gay or rather trans I have never led a straight life. I always grew up playing with dolls and made friends with girls in school. It wasnt easy as most children especially our own black kids never understood me so I opted to have friends of other races where I was more accepted”.  
“The biggest challenge is not every doctor understands you when you are a  transgender, especially male doctors as most lack information on referrals and so forth. I was lucky to meet a lady who worked for a trans clinic who assisted me and made me understand that this is who I am and who am out to become”.

“Yes this is who I am this is my identity and I have to live by it. I wont lie being trans in a corporate world one has struggled to get noticed for yr efforts it’s even more of a challenge when it even comes to using a bathroom. I used the disabled toilet as I was not accepted in other gender toilets”. She sighed!

With Sasha Lee Kinsley the only process for her is to get breast enlargement and go for permanent facial removal.
“I am blessed to have natural female features by nature which has never been a challenge for me”
There is a psychological phenomenon called the “Consequence of choice” It says that the more choices you are faced with, the more difficult it is to decide. When you finally decide, it has taken longer and you are less confident that is was the correct choice.
“Live your life the world will adjust, always put your safety first . Alot of trans ppeople suffer from discrimination which lead to depression and I have been there. You are responsible for your own life and decisions. It’s always great to work hard for what’s  yours”. She said.

“My family has always been supportive and they really understand instead they look out for me and want more for me “. 

Embarking on what’s need to be done she said  ” Well i think the society need to be educated more about Lgbti and sexuality d , Honestly they need that , I  attract alot of straight men.
The moment u mention transgender they dnt understand or they will react in a very arrogant manner. We live in a society where there isn’t enough awareness about trans lives . There needs to be more visibility especially especially in the media educating society about trans lives because they do matter. 

The act of going within, finding our truth , and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know.

Facebook: Sasha Lee Kinsley 

Rytious serves a beat in any genre and make it sound classic!

Rytious serves a beat in any genre and make it sound classic!

Rytious has opened up about his journey and challenges as an artist in the industry. “South African music industry is very tough…its a friend to friend industry filled with many gate keepers,its make friends with them or pay them even for airplay,so its very rough…thats why i decided to venture overseas & it worked out well”. 

To some his truth came out as being arrogant?

Speaking boldly to the publication on how he stand out from all the other artists he said ” I am able to serve a beat in any genre and make it a classic…im a all rounded artist”. 
“I’m a father of a 5 year old handsome boy,im also a owner of a branding company called Lunga Supplies Everything”.

According to Lunga , the journey started at the age of 12 years old and he was lucky to be surrounded by people who had a really great ear for music.

He drew his inspiration from internationally acclaimed artists of all time ” 2Pac & Lauryn Hill their passion & music are amazing” he expressed. 

Music review : Rytious music alwys tops the charts . currently two single “Malambane” which stood at No 1 & Style somgolo sitting at No 5 of Bcr’s top 10 hits on a weekly playlisting , the next single set to rock the airwaves is “Thandaza” .

When asked about his opinion on artists given enough platform and attention in the creative industry he said ” I guess it depends on where you located…certain regions really support,others a more difficult so you always have to find creative ways override the gatekeepers and haters”. He sighed!

Message adressed to aspiring artists he said  “BE YOURSELF!

Find Rytious music on soundcloud,spotify & apple music.Google Rytious all my music will come up.

Tswelapele donate kit for Roodepoort sports academy Rsa

An african proverb says , i quote “It takes a village to raise a child” meaning the entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Roodepoort sports academy is a place of safety in a way.

Over the weekend sports academy have gathered in one accord to thank Tswelapele for their donation of soccer kit for their teenage boys’ soccer team. 

This company donated 16 jerseys, 16 shorts, 16 socks and refreshments, in response to the call to help underprivileged kids .

The coach and his team extended their greatest gratitude into thanking Tswelopele for this generous donation and also appealed to the community to give any donation in kind or second hand soccer boots and chingquards so the boys could have a complete kit.

It has been a Sunday filled with entertainment brought in a form of aerobics with Roodepoort body care .Followed by a soccer match between Roodepoort sports academy Rsa, Roodepoirt United and Silver stars with final scores as follows.
 U15 score Rsa 8 -0 Roodepoort United U17 scoreRsa 4 -1 RuU13 score Rsa 3-2 Silver stars.

Happiness can be the result, not of spending more money on oneself, but rather of giving money away to others.

Facebook: Roodepoort sports academy Rsa

Roodepoort body care’s Tshepo Buthelezi says “body conditioning sessions keeps a doctor away”.

Many events that happen to and around us– and many things that we do ourselves — put stress on our body. It’s believed one can experience good or bad forms of stress from environment, body , and your thoughts!

Roodepoort bodycare runs aerobics workouts sessions also cycling instructed by Tshepo Buthelezi at Roodepoort community park .

Speaking to publication about body conditioning classes and cycling he said ”  Joining Roodepoort bodycare is a huge benefit to physical and mental health”.

“Regardless of your age group, taking care of your body is essential”. He added.

It’s believed this sessions have been taking place for 14 months.

“We help people to loose their bad habits and motivate each other, guide them towards life change”.   He expressed. 

In his conclusion he said “A healthy diet , regular exercises and drinking lots of water keeps a doctor away”.
Facebook : Roodepoort body careSituated at the park CNR KRGUGER Nd 5th AVENUE Roodepoort North.


Music is a part of every society and is common to all human cultures all over the world.

Its understood the kind of music one loves might not be ideal for another , and vice versa!

Thabo Motloung , known to his peers and fans as DJTMAN loves the underground MUSIC.

” its been a long time since I’ve been making music, been a producer it’s not easy cause  people mostly like to play famous songs than exploring new or unknown artist’s music ” 

“I believe that some unknown artists have best music but because their not known their music doesnt get enough airplay ” . He expressed. 

This versatile DJ is also a  producer for genres such as amapiano , Deep House ,hip hop, kwaito & RnB.

“I have my own unique style of music that haven’t been had before” 

Reflecting back from his journey he said ” my journey started by writing rap songs at high school in 2004 then I also joined the choir at school then I was on a church brass band in 2011 till 2013 .

I was also in a group of 5 artists made of 2 Self taught producers , one of the producers was me and at that time I was a beginner but I made beats with sense , after which I decided to produce & learn more about music until now as I am today”. 

His greatest influence is drawn from mostly known guys that make amapiano music like kabza de small , Virgo deep & jazzy deep the is because their music got them to be successful in life and that’s how I would like to see myself one day.

Music review: This exclusive jungle mingle-moose blends amapiano jams fused with different types of vibes. Its party time kinda feel.  

In his conclusion he said ” i would like to say keep on pushing your work every day, work hard, stay focused and know your target market.

Facebook : I am Thabo Motloung (T-man)

Instagram: I’m DJTMAN

RataVaslapa evolves their collective consciousness and changes misconceptions about traditional healers.

When we connect with our ancestors and put their wisdom into action, we are evolving our collective consciousness.

Lerato Emmanuelle Ramathibela, hailing from Soweto Diepkloof is a force behind the swagger!
“Well most people associate traditional Healers with untidyness, so I’m changing that mentality as most of them are actually clean” . Said Ramathibela.

Award winning brand-Ratavaslapa is transporting the ancient truths of our collective past and birthing them into the now (future).
“Well with me I always create Original ideas and I’m CONSISTANT.” 

“Well I realized my journey after the passing of my mother, she’s my inspiration and this journey means alot to me because I do what I love.” He expressed. 
With this outfits created and branded #RataDlozi #RataMpande the designs extends the wisdom of all those who have gone before us, and it provides a guide for all those who will follow.

Aspired by significant other & Masechaba Ndlovu. They both played, are playing and will still be playing huge roles in my life in future”. He said.

Speaking to the publication about how traditional healers are treated in the creative industry he said ” i think they not treated with respect like before , so there’s no platform for them , we as a Nation have sidelined them”. He expressed.
In his conclusion he said ” Be Original,add a cup of Passion & a spoon of Love for what you do”.

Facebook: Lerato Moscovitch Ramathibela
Instagram @RataVaslapa 

Get comfy with Some Ooh.lala Moment with Samantha!

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Samantha Nandipha Majonga is a serial entrepreneur with multiple startup companies and business interest. She is an information system graduate from Northwest university and a beauty with brains behind Ooh.lala Boutique in roodepoort cbd.
 ” I have always had a passion and appetite for the above mediocre in life”. Said Samantha.

What differentiate Ooh lala store from other Boutiques is that we pride ourselves in the way we look and present ourselves ” 
” is about being comfortable in your own style . We do limited items , custom designs both local and global, personal tailoring outstanding fabrics and designs”. She added.
Speaking to the publication about her journey she said ” I used to be a manager in a startup real estate company, I received the vest mentoring from the lady I regard as a life sister. It aggravated my hunger to create my own legacy to my taste”
” I went in to poultry and founded “Bird girls” I then relocated to roodepoort so I can bring some life in a small town I had my teenage years in as well as being close to my family”. She expressed.
Her greatest influence would be “I would have to say I admire the one and only bad girl riri as an overall person apart from us being pieces she is always true to herself , fun , business versatile and not to mention mega stylish a girl from a small town who became influential over the years and now amongst the richest self made women in the entertainment industry in a foreign country”.
Ooh.lala Boutique has  a network of in-house designer lines. Currently they have 5 different apparel lines. 
“We do custom orders . We cater for all people on order as well as unisex. We are more towards high street fashion wear.” She said.

When asked about the role of women in the industry she said ” the re I think in life weather men or women barely anything is given and if it requires maintenance .as women or humans we are in one of the greatest era of all time , if you look carefully you will see women are breaking record in all areas of life”.
In conclusion she said : ” I personally think you have to decide what you want and just go for it with everything you is fair In a sense that it’s unfair to all of us.Only you are qualified to bring something unique to the world”. 
We are Ooh.lala_store on Insta Samantha Nandipha Majonga on Facebook email

Duvha says Pray, Work , Impact and influence. Prayer gets everything done!

Communion with God is essential before we can have real communion with our fellow-man.

Easter weekend seem to be perfect timing regardless of the pandemic. One moment with gospel singer Duvha  sharing his plans to his new project is exciting news. Speaking to the publication he confirmed new music and release which will include a live recording in May.

Known for songs from previous album recorded in 2014 which includes “Modimo wabontata rona ” featuring Prophet Keke Phoofolo and lenna Kemmone which was released last year . Other features includes Bishop Louis, the late Petronella Scheepers to name a few.

“Modimo wabontata rona “was immediately added to Gospel accordingly , a radio show rotation which is aired every Sundays on black community radio bcr. This sotho hymn cracked the top 10 sitting at No1 on the charts.

Duvha is a worshiper, a Father, a husband and a business man. His thoughts of what sets him apart from all the other artists? He said ” I’m an Apostolic Psalmist. I am born a worshiper and the Gift in me and my craziness for God makes me stand out”. 

Its believed his music journey started at an early age singing in choirs and funerals. “From there i knew i am called to Worship” “Keke Phoofolo inspires me in so many ways as he has taught me a lot of things concerning music and life in general, so in most of my songs i have featured him”.

He then disclosed his family as his greatest influence. “My Family is my greatest influence because they have been there in most of my journey and they have given me the support i would ever ask for. He added. 

When asked if there’s enough platform for everyone in the industry?  No! i don’t think so. Since this pandemic started a lot has taken place and musicians are not recognized. So when you go out there to do music don’t do it because you don’t have a choice but do it because you are called for that. Your gift shall make room for you”. He sighed !In his conclusion he said ” Pray , Work, Impact and influence. Prayer gets everything done!

Song reviews :  ” This hymns flourishes with a wide array of styles from contemporary love songs to throw-back urban soul to Sunday morning church all held together by Duvha’s unmatched vocal style. 

You can purchase “Modimo wabontata rona ” , ” Lenna Kemmone and more from his previous album on all digital platforms. 

Tigres’s Kefilwe add some “love” on her cookie jar!

 A girl doesn’t need a lot of makeup to look gorgeous , all a girl needs is a nice personality, a natural smile, and to be true to themselves.

Meet the gorgeous Kefiloe “Mpopie” Mothibi. What makes her stand out from all the other women is her bubbly personality. 

“I’ve got a very warm, bright and beautiful personality which I don’t think it can go without being naughty” she said.

Amongst all the other commitments she is working at one of South Africa’s leading banks as ATM installation coordinator . Apart form that she is also an entrepreneur selling cakes , scones and biscuits.

 ” it’s very challenging having to knock-off at 16:30 pm and starts my shift at ” Tigress cookies on the go ” at 18:00pm ; starts baking till 23:00 at times Midnite.

“I have to go to bed at 1am and 5am am on the streets dropping the guys who are doing the sales at Tigress cookies on the go and they pushing work till 4pm again” she added.

Tigress on the go is based in swaneville near the rank. ” “it’s easy to identify us with banner that has our branding ” she expressed.

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