Riky Rick drops Family values artwork, Wale to move to Nigeria and AKAs All eyes on me goes global. These are the latest entertainment news on The Drop this week.

Proverb spits his journey.

Proverb flawlessly takes us through his ten years in the game through a young freestyle.

Behind the scenes with Stripped Down.

Here’s what you did not get to see when we were filming Stripped Down with Uhuru.

Turn Up presenter up for a SAFTA

He boasts a wealth of presenting experience on his resume, having done a number of popular shows since about a decade ago. It’s probably about time then, that eccentric seasoned presenter Siyabonga Ngwekazi garners some mainstream recognition. He has managed to stay relevant in an industry that is famous for its instability.

This year, he is amongst the nominees for the South African Film and Television Best presenter in a music show Turn Up. He is up against some serious competition in the form of actor Tshepo Maseko and Maskandi singer Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo.

He says that he doesn’t really care much for winning the award but is just glad that after 9 years of grinding, he’s getting a nod of some sort, adding that its better late than never.

Under his belt are shows such as Vuzu TV’s reality show Forever Young and Msanzi Magic’s Give me that bill. He also co-hosted last year’s Channel O Music Video awards with British, Nigerian model and actress Eku Edewor.

Join us as we wish him all the best. Win or loose though, we know his worth and that’s why he’s currently presenting the freshest music show on TV right now.

Proverb: Ten years in the game

The multi-talented Tebogo Thekiso aka Proverb needs no introduction. He has been part and parcel of the entertainment fabric in South Africa for over a decade now.

Channel O threw some questions at him to find out more about the Kimberly born 33 year old. You know all the facts about his resume so we thought we should get into the personal, dig in:

Ten years into it now, what do you wish they had told you?

I wish they had told me to read the contract, to study the fine print, to own my work. All my earlier work is owned by the labels I was signed to at the time and I certainly wished I was in a better position to make better decisions back then. I’ve since learned and I know better and I own all my reset work.

How and when did you meet Hip Hop?
Hip Hop and I met up in school around 1994. I was intrigued by this style of music and only got to know it around 1995. By 1997 in High school my classmates and I had formed a crew and we used to enter talent shows and competitions. By the time I came up to Jo’burg in 1999 I had a style, which I’ve been riding ever since.

What’s your all-time favourite Hip Hop album and why?
It has to be Canibus with his “Can I Bus album.” This is when I was introduced to punch lines and metaphors on a track. Vicious delivery and intensity in flows, easily one of the emcees that had the most influence on me back in the day.

Whose chair would you like to sit on for a day?

Tough to answer because I love my own chair at the moment.

I wish I could speak the following languages:
French as my favorite language of all time and Xhosa so I can relate with my wife’s relatives better.

I’m really good at:
Writing, listening, freestyling, expressing myself, tennis and familyhood (if there’s such a thing).

If only I was better at:
Self discipline, healthy living, gym.

Everybody knows this about me:
I speak well but I’m socially awkward.

What have you learned from life so far?
That nothing is impossible and we set our own limits.

Extra hours in a day or more money in the bank?
Extra hours to spend with my family

Love is…
Selfless, honest, committed, my family,

In my heart, I always carry…
My family, my desire for higher, some Hip Hop beats.

Whats is your observation on the state of  Hip Hop in South Africa right now?

I love the current state of Hip Hop. Guys are achieving greater success, media can’t deny our existence and no show is complete without a Hip Hop act.

Describe 43-year-old Proverb’s life.
Family oriented, calmer, wiser, well read, educated, well spoken, gentleman, super husband, exquisite dad, still a mean lyricist, successful, diverse.

Proverb is a special guest on Turn Up this Friday at 19:30. Tune in to get the ins on what has surely been an incredible journey thus far.

Legends on Turn Up this Friday.

The entertainment industry is famous for its cut throat nature, littered with stories of artists who are here today, gone tomorrow. There are however those who are resilient and manage to maintain some lasting power. Such artists are the focus on Turn Up this Friday.

Bouga Love resurfaces.
Kabelo Mabalane plans to release his much anticipated 10th studio album, “Immortal vol.3,” this second half of the year. “Matimba” is his first single and the Mozambique shot video premieres on Turn Up this Friday. Matimba is a Tsonga word for Strength or Power and the track is produced by Kabelo, Sipho ‘Dr Moruti ‘Msiza (of Rhythmic Element fame) and Andrew Baird. The album is set to “celebrate all things epic about Africa”. Take a sneak peek into what you can expect here:

ProVerb celebrates a decade in the game.
The likeable, doesn’t include any cursing in his songs rapper, MC, producer and doting husband, Proverb has been in the game for a decade. He checks in for a performance from his fifth studio album “The Read Tape” as well as for a chat about his this milestone achievement.

No doubt that this has been an eventful journey since he was seen way back in 2002 rapping a Tupac song:

The man has so much on his resume; we are no doubt going to have a lot to get through. This is a conversation that you no doubt want to miss.

Nadia’s top five.
Self-titled Rap Queen Nadia Nakai has been seen on a few rappers’ remixes including the latest Kwesta Do Like I do remix featuring Riky Rick, L-Tido, Reason and Flabba.

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Uhuru on Stripped Down!

Multi award winners and mega dance hit churners, Uhuru are on board the Stripped Down stage for what will surely one of our most memorable episodes.

Bucie and Donald let it burn.

South African R&B champion Donald and Princess House Bucie have teamed
up for a single and they talk us through how it came about.