Mbu Msongelwa

Mbu Msongelwa

Based: Johannesburg

Comedian, MC and voice over artist Mbulelo Msongelwa was born in Mdantsane, a township just outside East London. He grew up in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth, which is where, at the age of 27 he was bitten by the comedy bug. It bit him so hard he quit his then furniture shop job to pursue his dream. It was clear from the start that Mbu has a natural charm on stage that audiences quickly gravitate towards.

Mbu very quickly made his name synonymous with stand-up in the Eastern Cape; as a regular on the 99% Xhosa Comedy stage and opening for the likes of Loyiso Gola. He was sharing the stage with some of the country’s best comics such as Skhumba Hlophe, TolAssMo, Celeste Ntuli, Donavan Goliath and many more. Being able to perform comfortably in both English and isiXhosa is an added advantage to his repertoire, although he has been known to speak a bit of Afrikaans now and then (Hy se dis nie heltemal vlot nie, maar dis nogsteets Afrikaans).

Having to move to the sea-side suburbs of Port Elizabeth straight from the dusty streets of Mdantsane was a huge culture shock for the then 9-year-old Mbulelo, an experince which he talks about in his comedy. He shares anecdotes about learning how to speak English and Afrikaans for the first time (He actually thought ‘Huisgenoot’ was a fancy way of saying ‘You’ in Afrikaans).

His energy on stage and quick-on-his-feet style of performance makes Mbu the ideal MC. He has been the master of ceremonies for clients such as FNB, Standard Bank, ABSA, Continental Tyres, ACSA, Krones, SASSA and more. He was also the MC at The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Mayoral Gala evening in 2015.

In 2016 he made the move to Johannesburg where on arrival he hosted Kedebone Malaudzi’s one-man show at the prestigious Soweto Theatre. The biggest notch on the young comedian’s belt has to be being selected as one of 13 comedians to feature on Trevor Noah’s “Nationwild” series and performing to a sold out Lyric Theatre.

 

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    Victor James Chapman

    Victor James Chapman

    Based: Johannesburg.

    Chapman was born in a small mining town in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. At birth, a serious medical condition caused severe breathing difficulties, and posed a very real threat to any kind of normal life in future. Despite this daunting prognosis, Chapman, defiled the odds with a mighty dream, extra ordinary drive and an unwavering faith in miracles.

    Chapman’s wishes and desires have been fulfilled in developing a powerful voice, and honing an incredible vocal ability. Chapman has emerged as the complete package of mind, heart, body, creativity, strength, spirit, and talent. When you take Chapman’s pure, positive, productive values that he learnt growing up, and mix them up with his love and devotion for music, you end up with a young man full of deep respect and passion to ride the wild horse through the field of dreams.

    With a natural stage presence, charismatic performance energy as a guitarist, drummer, and warm smooth yet edgy singing voice, Chapman has star power that translates into lasting longevity.

    “Chapman’s voice works exceptionally well with an edgy sound” says Chuck Sugar, president of the National Association of Artists in Nashville TN, USA. Chapman was selected by NACAS (National Association of Artists) as one of five winning vocalists worldwide, which was held in Nashville, with over 3000 entries from all over the globe.

    Chapman has been nominated as a World Vision Artist and is thus an ambassador for the organization that aims to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide.

    Chapman is the product of Pretoria Tecknikon’s Jazz School, and has toured extensively locally as well as abroad showcasing his talent. Chapman has performed with various local artists, either as opening or as headline act, sharing the stage with the likes of Wonderboom, Sugar Drive, Mean Mr Mustard, Dozi, Tree63, and many others. He has performed at various venues from small intimate cozy music lounges, to full scale stadium music festivals.

    More recently, Chapman secured the lead role in the Phil Collins tribute show “One More Night” that ran over a few weeks at Emperors Place in 2016. The successful show is currently being considered on an exclusive cruise ship liner, as well as on the Los Vegas strip. As a solo artist, Chapman has been among the top 10% in the fleet of a large american cruise liners, and he has secured his indelible mark in the USA, building on an ongoing fan base. During the course of two years, Chapman played over 440 shows to an combined audience of well over a million people featuring night after night on the worlds largest luxury cruise liners in the USA. 

    Chapman is currently recording a new sound EP. This radio rock/pop EP has been in the making for the past year, and set to release July 2019. With an extensive repertoire, Chapman is available as a solo artist, duo, or full band, to performance venues, buzzing restaurants, corporate events and launches, festivals and concerts.

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      Alfred Adriaan

      Alfred Adriaan

      Based: Johannesburg.

      Alfred Julian Adriaan is a young comedian flying up the ranks in the SA comedy scene with two consecutive South African comics’ choice nominations under his belt in the best New Comedian & best Intermediate comedian categories. This is significant considering he has only been on the comedy scene for the last 3 years. This dynamic highly energetic young comedian has also tried his hand at acting where he recently played the lead role in the Afrikaans Kyknet movie named Hospitaal op horing. He has also played lead character in an online viral campaign for Nokia/Microsoft.

      Nissan South Africa recognized his increasing popularity and asked him to be part of their Nissan Magic corporate social responsibility campaign to bring awareness and help with the everyday needs of less fortunate South Africans.

      He has a corporate background in brand management and corporate communications which gives him insight into what the corporate environment needs and wants for their corporate events and conferences.

      Alfred has proven himself to be a versatile performer and mc with the ability of reading a crowd and delivering what the audience likes within the client/event managers expectations and requirements.

      His comedy is based on his life growing up in the rural EC (HE is from a town called Hankey, NO really) with hilarious stories that range from Public School education to his complicated relationships with the fairer sex.

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        AKA

        AKA

        Based: Johannesburg.

        AKA is a South African mainstream rap artist. The rapper rose to fame after having joined a group with his two school mates. The rap group arose in 2002 and managed to garner a large number of successes; having entered South Africa’s music chart with a series of different released singles.

        Following the groups split, AKA decided to focus on working behind the scenes. AKA took some time for himself to learn the ins and outs of engineering. The rapper then proceeded to create his very own production company in 2007.

        After some time producing, AKA sought to pursue his own solo rap career. After his debut album garnered a huge level of success within his country he became a sort of poster child for South African Rap. He went on to receive various prestigious awards, the most prestigious of all having been the “Male Artist of the Year Award” at the South African Music Awards. (SAMA). After much success AKA dubbed the name, “Prince of South African Rap.”

        Adding to his list of achievements AKA has also had the privilege of opening up for Kanye West, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.

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          AfroChic

          AfroChic

          Based:  Johannesburg. 

          If it’s the wow you’re after, booking this Afro-Jazz, Afro-Chic Cocktail Duo will certainly provide you with a night to remember!
          AfroChic is a fresh new team for the corporate and events market.
          Catering to all the music tastes of the guests. Rike and Jimmy are an interactive masterpiece.
          The organic sounds of Africa, form the rhythm to the commercial tones of Jazz, together they play all the familiar favourite hit songs.
          Performed in their unique style – that is AFROCHIC.

          Jimmy is one of our premier performers. A well know DJ, Drummer and entertainer.
          His engaging personality and superb drumming has made him a popular choice in recent years.

          Rike started her music education at age six, playing the piano and later the oboe and performed in various youth orchestras during her school years. At the age of nineteen she was introduced to the alto saxophone and decided to make it her main instrument.
          Her repertoire ranges from classical to pop and jazz, Rike performs a variety of styles of music to create atmosphere and ambiance to suit the event. She often roves around guests whilst performing light background music.

           

           

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