Mamelodi Happening Congratulates Artist Of The Week!


…TO RAP, with his booming baritone! Don Dada brought an unusual voice to local Hip hop. Most rappers tend to be high pitched as they spit rhymes, not the laidback Dada, you can call him the Barry White of rappers. His single VIVA MANDELA has on Thursday, 22 February 2018, awarded RISA certified Gold Award for sales achieved from the July 2017 release to September 2017 in 2.5 months! That’s a Massive achievement!

Don Dada had mentioned that his birth names and aka Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka Don Dada destine him for greatness, looking at this facts below: IMG_0138

  • Menelik after King Menelik of Ethiopia direct descended of King Solomon and Queen Sheba
  • Nesta after Bob Nesta Marley who Don Dada’s mother met on the streets of Zimbabwe in 1980 when Bob Marley performed his [Bob] song ‘Zimbabwe’ in celebration of the 1980 Zimbabwe independence.
  • DonBoss of bosses and Dada – Jamaican [Patwa] version of DON. Ironically named after Bob Marley who performed the song Zimbabwe for the 1980 Zimbabwe Independence celebrations and 38 years later on what most consider the next independence, Don Dada’s Zimbabwe Kubatana song that has been officially recognized in Zimbabwe as 1 0f 4 songs released with Zimbabwe Kubatana the only one performed on the night of the 2017 inauguration on the HICC platform.


DSC_0113Don Dada has an eccentric life which translates beauty in his music. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, migrated to South Africa at the age of 5 and grew up in Turffontein south of Johannesburg.

He has never cut his hair and his long dreadlocks, hence you see it running over a metre and some centimetres. He’s found his musical home in rap and not reggae. However, inevitably, reggae seeps into his musical arsenal as he makes hip hop. There’s a lot more achievements coming his way just sit back and watch!

By: Fortunate Machaba


Modelling Classes Start In February


Mamelodi Models Agency classes will opened on the 3rd  of February 2018. It is not yet confirmed about the venue. The event is expected to start at 11 am until 2pm. IMG-20180130-WA0005 The Agency will be offering classes every Saturday of each week for three months. The classes will focus on pose techniques, walking lessons, model mindset in the industry and general encouragement as well as inspiration. “The registration for the classes will be R50 which will keep them from paying for the first Saturday. Each week they will be charged R 20”, said Motlagomang Malesa, co-founder of the agency. Models, aspiring models are welcome to the event as well as the public. He added that every model is expected to bring their own pair of high heels. Fashion show coming up soon. The date is not yet confirmed. For more information regards to the Agency contact the management on 0747042362.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Artist Of The Week Who’s Soon To Go To USA.

Some call him Lucas, others call him Edgar and I call him Marvin but this guy’s name is The MEL!

2018-01-19-PHOTO-00050704Meet The Mamelodi Happenings Artist Of The Week The MEL (Marvin Edgar Lucas) from Mamelodi East, BufferZone. He started singing when he was only 7 years old and fell in love with Hip-pop when he was 10 years old. He started singing with his sister Margaret. He writes his own rhymes and choruses. Nothing ever stopped him from there on. Mamelodi is his first song that he released on SoundCloud in 2015 and is actually the most streamed songs he released until this day. The MEL is working on releasing his first album and planning a tour to America in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and if the DAC agree to fund him and which is yet to be confirmed. “I’m planning to go to America tour and if the right people at the DAC agree to fund the tour it will be an honor and a huge achievement on my side”, said Marvin. He once performed in Washington DC at open mic which inspired him to do more. He also performed at the South African State Theater in Pretoria, Cappelos at Sunny Park, The Village in Mamelodi, Fashion Show in Soshanguve to name few. His late brother, Cecil Lukas is and has always been his inspiration. His brother was a rapper and when Marvin was young, he would guide him and sometimes even battle with him to see if he was growing lyrically. “He was a true inspiration, basically his love for Hip-pop has passed on to me. Recently, The MEL released the following songs, Say My Name, Street Impact and Ceilings.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Artist Of The Week

Meet Thabiso Edwin Sejane, stage name goes by T-Sencer.


Thabiso Sejane is a 20 years old Hip-hop, RNB, House singer, a producer and an entrepreneur owning his own company called Tilda Entertainment.  He was born and brought up in Palmridge extension 4, Gauteng and once lived in Free State. “I discovered that I’m good at what I do in 2010 after I released a song called Tonny Montane in 2009”, said Thabiso Sejane. T-Sencer has already met with famous artist such as Kwesta, Nathi, Reason and also did few tracks with some them. He once featured Sjova and Sky Tunes before he released a track called ‘I won’t let them get over me’. He mentioned that Zola 7 is has been his inspiration throughout his journey. IMG-20180113-WA0016“At the moment a song that is at the top of my list is ‘Need no stress by Emtee, he added. He won a car at one of the Feleb’s competition in Mpumalanga and regarded that as one of his best achievements. “All I can say is that don’t give up on what you like, don’t do something to impress other people but yourself because people will always talk”, said T-Sencer. That is the best advice he would like to give to young people, especially those who want to pursue their dreams in singing. No matter what you do, how difficult it is just hang in there, people will talk whether you do good or bad. Keep that in mind.

By: Fortunate Machaba


Interview With Angela Motsepe

Entrepreneur Of The Week!IMG-20180111-WA0021

Angela Motesepe, a 24 year old young women who’s currently running her own fantastic online magazine called The Art’Logue, The magazine have been running since February 2017. If you are an artist or love art this is for you to follow!

When did you start with your  online magazine?

I started the magazine last year and our very own first issue was published in February.

What is your magazine about? How did you come up with the name “The Art’Logue”?

The whole aim and purpose of the magazine was to showcase different forms of art, name Art’Logue is short for Art ‘Catalogue.

Why did you decide to have an online magazine? Have you ever thought of moving into print?

Print is the ultimate goal for Art’Logue we were testing the waters online and we wish to venture into print someday.

What has inspired you to start your own magazine, do you have anyone who ispired you or a role models?

Starting my own magazine has always been a dream to me since I stepped into in to varsity I knew I wanted a publication of my own. The joy and fulfilment of writing about what you love and what you’re passionate about. Honestly, I do not have motive or role models, I am just a dreamer who isn’t afraid to chase after her dreams because I believe we owe our dreams, our courage.

How  would you describe your journey as an entrepreneur?

It is full of bumps and grinds, the journey of entrepreneurship is quiet draining and challenging it requires one to be mentally prepared.

What are the interesting things you came across in the journey, that you regard as best moment of your life?

Meeting other passion fueled young entrepreneurs, exchanging and sharing and sharing ideas and advises. Those moment and priceless.

Do you/can you make a living off your magazine?

I believe the magazine will one day sustain itself and become lucrative.

What do you think is best between working for yourself, working for someone or both? Please elaborate.

Working for yourself is best. Working for yourself unlocks creativity, it gives a feeling that is almost close to freedom. While working for someone else there are certain rules you have to adhere to it almost make one feel caged .

What have you achieved so far?

Turning my dream into reality, into something tangible.

How many people are currently following your magazine?

We have about 1200 people following us on Facebook

What message would  you like to spread to young people, especially young entrepreneurs regardless of what they do for a living.


You owe your dreams your courage no matter how insignificant you think they are.

By: Fortunate Machaba


“love Defined

What Is love, But An Emotion, So Strong And So Pure,

That Nurtured And Shared With Another

All Test It Will Endure?

What Is Love, But A Force To Bring The Mighty Low,

With The Strength To Shame Ther Mountains

And Halt Time?s Ceaseless Flow?

What Is Love, But A Triumph, A Glorious Goal Attained,

The Union Of Two Souls, Two Hearts

A Bond The Angels Have Ordained?

What Is Love, But A Champion, To Cast The Tyrant From His

Throne, And Raise The Flag Of Truth And Peace,

And Fear Of Death O?verthrow?

What Is Love, But A Beacon, To Guide The Wayward Heart,

A Blazing Light Upon The Shoals That Dash Cherished Dreams

Dreams Apart?

And What Is Love, But Forever, Eternal And Sincere, A Flame

That Through Wax And Wane

Will Outlive Life?s Brief Years?

So I’ll Tell It On The Mountaintops,

In All Places High And Low,

That Love For You Is My Reason To Be,

And Will Never Break Or Bow.

By: Tshepo Prince Lekalakala

Brxken Nation Clothing Top-Up About 250+ Local Brands; Mamelodi West

IMG_0189Mamelodi Local Brands Award announced Brxken Nation Clothing co as an award winner on Friday at Tshwane PlayHouse in Mamelodi West. The top brand was against about 250+ other local brands. The brand is owned by Kagiso Sunnyboy Moshimane who is known as A.K.A KG-PERRY SANNY-GAGA. “It was quite a remarkable event, I feel so happy and blessed, that people recognized my brand and voted for my brand. This brand has been through a lot of challenges but yet it made it through the awards”, said the brand owner, Kagiso Moshimane. The brand is regarded as unique because it is made to tackle social economic issues through fashion, it has a meaningful impact on the community, they keep up with trends, make customers happy, meet customers needs and delivered on time. The host of the event said that the event was great and they managed to get everything together and it also went well as it was planned. “The purpose of the event is to support and promote local brands to show the appreciation of their hard work! We had 250 and more brands participated for the 2017 awards, which was 2nd annual awards”, said Mr Lloyd Lekoala, the CEO of Mamelodi Local Brands. Espaza sum, Blue label and Mozo Events (Local businesses) sponsored the event .The next awards is expected to take place next year.

By: Fortunate Machaba