Bonang Matheba’s legal team goes after DJ Zinhle
Mail & Guardian | News & Media 2015 | Arts Desk
From Rihanna’s new boyfriend to DJ Black Coffee being booked for Coachella, here’s what’s been making news.
DJ Zinhle confirmed rumours of AKA cheating on her. (Andile Mthembu)
Last week we learnt all about composure or the lack thereof, from former lovebirds DJ Zinhle and hip hop artist AKA (Kiernan Forbes). The rapper released a diss track, Composure, on September 10 in which he raps about his beef with hip hop rival, Caspper Nyovest and about his relationship with DJ Zinhle, born Ntombezinhle Jiyane.
“Cause the mother of my child is an angel … busy putting in the hours, final touches to the album. When I should’ve bought you flowers and a bracelet. Now we gotta make different living arrangements,” he raps inComposure.
A day later, after the release of Forbes’s song, Jiyane – who has a daughter with Forbes – dropped a bomb that rocked social media. She confirmed rumours that Forbes cheated on her with TV presenter Bonang Matheba, in a post on her blog.
“A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child) and Bonang Matheba. I also received confirmation of all rumours through an honest conversation which I had with Kiernan, who confirmed that the affair had been going on for over 5 months,” she wrote.
Matheba and AKA were recently snapped having breakfast together at a restaurant in Cape Town.
“After the release of our first statement regarding the separation I felt that there was no need to go into details about the reasons, however, after the continued public display of Kiernan and Bonang’s relationship as well as the commentary surrounding it, it has become important for me to affirm my power as a women, my strength of character, my continued focus on my work and my commitment to being a positive role model,” Jiyane wrote on her blog.
Last month she and Forbes released an official statement announcing the end of their three-year relationship.
Forbes and Matheba have since denied being in a relationship, but Matheba is not taking the allegations lightly. According to Sunday World, her lawyers have sent a letter of demand to Jiyane, instructing the deejay to apologise to Matheba and refrain from “publishing defamatory statements” about the TV presenter.
DJ Black Coffee booked for Coachella
Black Coffee at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival. (Supplied)
Internationally acclaimed house deejay Black Coffee – born Nkosinathi Maphumulo – is booked for United States music festival, Coachella, in April 2016.
Maphumulo revealed the news on Metro FM on September 11 during an interview with Bonang Matheba. The Coachella 2015 artist line-up included AC/DC, Drake, David Guetta, FKA Twigs, Marques Wyatt and Flying Lotus.
Maphumulo recently released his album, Pieces of Me Album , which features artists Naak MusiQ and Nakhane Touré.
Nomzamo Mbatha to co-host All Access
Nomzamo Mbatha, Anga Makubalo and Mbali Nkosi.
Actor Nomzamo Mbatha is the newest host of lifestyle magazine TV show, All Access. Mbatha will co-host the show with actor and singer Anga Makubalo and Big Brother Mzansi contestant Mbali Nkosi. The show will cover red carpet events, profile hangout spots and go behind the sets of local shows. The trio will fill the shoes of the show’s previous presenters, Pabi Moloi, Bridget Masinga, Koula, ProVerb and Jason Greer. All Access, which airs on September 25 on Mzansi Magic Channel 161, will compete for audiences with the recently launched BET and BET 2 entertainment show, BET Buzz. The show covers local and international news and is presented by Tamarsha Khanyile and BET Top Actor winner Altovise Lawrence. BET Buzz airs on DStv Channel 129 at 19:00 and on BET 2 (channel 135) at 19:50 on weekdays.
Rihanna is dating hip hop artist Travis Scott
After being romantically linked to sport stars Lewis Hamilton and Karim Benzema, international singer Rihanna has finally found love in the arms of United States rapper and music producer Travis Scott (born Jacques Webster). According to E! News, the two entertainers are officially dating and have been spotted hanging out together at parties.
“It’s true, they were totally together,” a source shared with E! News. “They were all over each other. It was very clear they were together.” Webster – who recently released his debut album, Rodeo – has worked with artists Kanye West and Pusha T and also co-wrote and produced Rihanna’s hit Bitch Better Have My Money.
Bridget Jones’s Baby to be filmed in October
Renee Zellweger. (Reuters)
It’s been 14 years since the release of romantic comedy film, Bridget Jones’s Diary and now Universal Pictures has announced that the third film in the series, Bridget Jones’s Baby, will start filming in October in the United Kingdom.
According to E! News, the film is based on the novel Mad About the Boy, the third novel in the Bridget Jones book series, which deals with Bridget’s pregnancy and the identity of her father’s unborn child.
The cast still features lead actor Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy. Patrick Dempsey, who left fans ofGrey’s Anatomy devastated by his fictional character’s death, has joined the cast of the film. Hugh Grant, who starred in the first and second film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, is not a part the Bridget Jones’s Baby cast. The release date for the film is yet to be announced.