Category Archives: Entertainment


The Beat Revolution: 18:00 – 20:00

Friday 7 September – Thursday 13 September

  1. SPHEctacula & Dj Naves – Bhampa ft. Beast Tipcee & DJ Tira
  2. DJ Maphorisa DJ Raybel – iWalk Ye Phara ft. Moonchild Sanelly x K.O x Zulu Mkhathini
  3. Sho Madjozi – Huku
  4. Prince Kaybee – Banomoya (ft. Busiswa & TNS)
  5. Rudeboyz – Let It Flow ft. Zameka
  6. Tipcee-  Fakaza ft. Joejo
  7. DJ Ganyani – Emazulwini (feat. Nomcebo)
  8. Babes Wodumo – Ka Dazz
  9. Dladla Mshunqisi – Pakisha (ft. Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira)
  10. Master KG – Skeleton Move [Feat. Zanda Zakuza]


The Rooftop: 11:00 – 13:00

Friday 7 September – Thursday 13 September

  1. Harmonize ft. Diamond Platnumz – Kwa Ngwaru
  2. Davido – Assurance
  3. StarBoy – Soco ft. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless, Terri
  4. Falz – This is Nigeria
  5. Tekno – Jogodo
  6. Sauti Sol – Short N Sweet [Feat. Nyashinski]
  7. Mayorkun – Bobo Ft. Davido
  9. Olamide and Wizkid – Kana
  10. Phyno – Onyeoma ft. Olamide




The Dew: 09:30- 12:30

Sunday 9 September – Saturday 15 September

  1. LaSauce – Ncese
  2. Sjava ft Emtee & Saudi – Abangani
  3. Shekhinah – Different (ft. Mariechan)
  4. NaakMusiQ feat. Bucie – Ntombi
  5. Black Coffee & David Guetta – Drive feat. Delilah Montague
  6. Lady Zamar – It’s You (Dreaming)
  7. NASTY C – Jungle
  8. Simmy – Ubala feat Sun-EL Musician
  9. DJ Merlon Feat. Soulstar and Mondli Ngcobo – Thembalami
  10. K.O – Waya Waya ft. Cassper Nyovest
  11. Holly Wasserfall – Deeper Holly Rey
  12. Boity – Wuz Dat (feat. Nasty C)
  13. Cassper Nyovest – Gets Getsa 2.0
  15. VUSI NOVA ft Zahara – Usezondibona
  16. Kelly Khumalo – Jehova Ft. J FLO
  17. DJ Speedsta – Combos Communicating ft Okmalumkoolkat
  18. Zonke – Tonight
  19. Mi Casa – Vida e Doce
  20. DJ Sumbody (feat.  Cassper Nyovest Thebe  Veties) – Monate Mpolaye



Gqom vs Trap

By: Zenani Mhlongo

Port Elizabeth- Madibaz Radio, in collaboration with First Friday held their first Gqom vs Trap (GvT) event for the year at Dockside Harbour. 

Dockside was the place to be on Friday when our first GvT came into action. This event was made possible by the Madibaz Radio marketing team alongside the First Friday crew, which is an events team that consists of four of Port Elizabeth’s best DJ’s.

GvT is an event that gives two of the most popular genres in South Africa (Gqom and Trap) an opportunity to go head-to-head to see which one is best. The crowd appreciated both genres and were extremely exited about the DJ lineup. On the decks representing Trap we had: Muzero, Mleister and Mavava. On the other hand, our DJ’s representing Gqom were: Kumnandi, Justin Muzika, Kbellz and DJ Athie.

When we spoke to 5FM resident DJ, DJ Athie to ask how his experience at GvT was, he said, “For someone who has stayed in PE for a lot of years, I think the crowd is responding quite well ’cause most people know me here”.  When we asked what his big break was he said it was the 5FM residency and most people would tune in to listen to his mixes and that is how his collaboration with OKMalumKoolkat on their hit single ‘Isamqhe’ came about. He then told us in depth that another popular DJ named DJ Sandiso would normally listen to his mixes and told him he wants him [Athie] to do a remix of that song, but when he sent him a different version of the same song they decided to actually use that one instead, with OKMalumKoolkat on the vocals.

Another one of the Gqom DJ’s was Kbellz, who is also a resident DJ for Madibaz Radio. We asked him what inspired him to become a DJ and he said: “There are two DJ’s who go by the name of Black Coffee and DJ Shimza, they’ve played a huge role in my life just by me watching them. I’d see how the crowd would go crazy for them and the joy that their set brought to people and that is exactly what I wanted”. He said if he was not a DJ, he would most probably be more focused on school since he is pursuing a career in Logistics. To listen to Kbellz’s mixes, tune in to The Diba Drive with Max the DJ every Friday at 17:30 on Madibaz Radio.

When we asked Mleister, who was one of our Trap DJ’s what the most exciting thing about being a DJ is he said, “When you see people are enjoying your set every time you play, that just makes you feed off their energy and [that] is an unbelievable feeling”. He also said DJ Fresh was his biggest influence and that made him want him to become a Hip-Hop DJ. Mleister is also a qualified Sound Technician and has worked for the Grahamstown National Arts festival and has also made a few radio ads.

Over all, GvT was a very successful and had people talking about it throughout social media. Luckily, this isn’t the only GvT for the year. The next one is coming later on in the year with a few surprises… YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

Vuka Sizwe Youth Choir Talent Show

By: Ntombifuthi Blose

Port Elizabeth- Vuka Sizwe Youth Choir held a talent concert at the North campus Auditorium at Nelson Mandela University yesterday Friday 18 May at 18:00 pm.

The talent show opened up with the choir doing a beautiful ensemble ‘Kwela, Kwela’ made famous by the award winning South African afro pop act Mafikizolo. The theme of the stage production was the 1950’s glam wardrobe. The musical was centered around the lives of black South Africans living in the townships during the time.

The entrance fee was R20 per person since Vuka Sizwe was raising funds to participate in a competition in Cape town.

Vuka Sizwe is an organisation ran by a youth choir which is passionate about music and performing arts. 

The stage production took our emotions from sadness to joy  with the awesome fashion of the 50’s heydays. With a captivating stage presence, the choir delivered well-presented acting skills in the production.

The closing was another highlight of the evening, as the choir sang a Xhosa traditional song, dressed in traditional Xhosa attire while doing ‘ukuxhensa’ which is a Xhosa dance, the crowd cheered and applauded showing that they were truly enjoying themselves.  

Overall it was refreshing to see Vuka Sizwe Choir talent show. The drive the youth choir has is bound to get noticed outside Port Elizabeth.

King Dube Birthday Celebration

By: Zenani Mhlongo

Port Elizabeth – Friday, 4 May marked Mc Arthur’s Pool the place everyone envied to be. 

Socialite King Dube brought his three-day birthday celebration to Port Elizabeth last week, where he had South Africa’s favourite celebrities entertain his humongous crowd.

The event was held at the Mc Arthur’s Pool area next to Cubana in Humewood. Madibaz Radio was given the opportunity to be part of this marvelous event and to also mingle and get to know the celebrities.

Among these superstars was the ever so beautiful Khanyi Mbau, who is a singer, actress and  TV presenter. She was the MC of the event and also the one person everyone was looking forward to seeing. The crowd went absolutely wild when she walked on stage and her energy portrayed what a lovely time she was having. When asked if she still gets nervous every time she stands in front of a crowd she answered: “The fact that I have to stand in front of a lot of people just kills me, but the fact that all these people came here to see me makes me cope; that’s the only thing that makes me feel [like] I need to do this. People left their own homes to come be with me tonight, so that’s the biggest motivation I have”. She also mentioned to us that she will be producing her first film called ‘The Red Room’ and will be coming out at Ster Kenikor soon, which is something we can all look forward to.

We also spoke to Dj Tira also known as ‘Malume Bearings’. He explained that the experience had been great and they were all well taken care of. He also said that Port Elizabeth is one of his favourite places to come to because the people are so friendly and the ‘vibe’ is always amazing. The advice he’d give to young people who would like to become like him is to:”find yourself, be who you are. We are all different characters so find yourself and present yourself to the world as you are, and people will love you’.

The event was  filled will lots of energy from the get-go. Many other amazing celebrities entertained the crowd to their full capacity. There were the likes of Ms Cosmo, Dj Cindo, Lvovo Derango, Danger and many others from the Afrotainment team (Dj Tira’s Record Label).

Words of gratitude and absolute joy filled the man of the moment when we asked how he felt. He thanked everybody for spending his birthday with him and explained that PE is the best place to be and has shown him love the past three events he had pulled off. He also mentioned that the reason he hosted his party here was because “PE people know how to party”. When we asked if he will bring his birthday tour this side again next year he said:”Trust me, it’s gonna come back again next year! Next time it will be bigger and better, we will have international artists and everything exciting coming, so be ready!”

The birthday tour then went on to Durban and Cape Town for the remainder of the weekend.

This celebration was definitely the talk of the town, with very funny and exciting stories from everybody who attended. For those who did not make it, but wish they did; have no fear because next year will be BIGGER AND BETTER!