The 18th of July is a day we celebrate in South Africa. The reason? It’s former president, Nelson Mandela’s birthday. He will be 92 years old. Now while he spent 67 years fighting for human rights, equality among everyone and making a difference in the world; Madiba and his team have called for us to spare just 67 minutes for those less fortunate than ourselves. You can read newspapers to the elderly or you can go and help nurses and social workers feed a few of our younger members of society. I haven’t decided on what I will be doing on Sunday, but I will share my experience with you when I’m done.
So that is what Sunday will hold for many, but it also sees the launch of the new Big Brother season on DStv. To help kick off the launch of the show, dancehall star, Sean Paul will perform three of his songs. I saw Sean Paul performing in 2007 at the X-Games in Aspen and he was but awesome. So Africa, you’re in for a treat. What a great way to kick off the new, All-Stars season of the hit show. I’m wondering who will be there, vying for the $200 000 prize money? Perhaps Lerato from South Africa? How about the very controversial Tatiana? Let’s see this weekend, when the show gets going. You can follow Big Brother on Twitter @BigBroAfrica and online at http://www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother
This weekend, the 18th to be more specific, Mary Fitzgerald Square will come alive for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations. The day will honour and celebrate Nelson Mandela in true style and citizens all over the globe have been encouraged to take 67 minutes out of our busy schedules, to do any form of community work. The significance of 67? It represents 67 years of uninterrupted and selfless service in the course of his extraordinary life, to the people of South Africa and the world.
Here are some of the artists you can expect to see on stage: Taliphani (Venda Dance),T.K Dancers ( Tsonga Dance), Sechaba, Winnie Khumalo ,RJ Benjamin ,Chommie, Arthur, Nhlanhla Nciza, Zamajobe, Kwela Tebza, Jonas Gwagwa, Kunle Ayo (Nigeria), DJ Sbu, Stoan Seate, Florence Masebe, Meshack Mavuso. Proceedings will start at 9am CAT- and if you’re in any part of the world, where celebrations will be happening, holler at us… share your experience of Mandela Day with us. I know the city of New York will be hosting an awesome event, but if you know of anything else, holler!
Firstly it was her birthday yesterday so a very happy birthday to Rihanna. It’s clearly not the best time to celebrate, but I hope she can muster up a smile or two in celebration of her 21st birthday. Her friends have shown her love in a local Barbados newspaper called The Nation Newspaper, in which a message was sent out:
She is one of the most beautiful women in the world and I personally have had a little crush on Ms Jennifer Aniston for many years now. That’s beside the point though. The Marley and Me star turns 40 tomorrow and still she looks gorgeous (not a day over 30) John Mayer is one lucky dude, I won’t lie. For some reason I’m quite sure he’ll be singing happy birthday to her tomorrow, but according to People this isn’t the only song she’ll be getting. He has been working on something new, “He did write a special song just for her for her birthday,” a source close to the couple has said. Maybe we can help John come up with a title for the song… any thoughts?
There aren’t any updates on his blog, but check it out for yourself… perhaps the performance will be added at some stage
In an interview with Business Mirror recently, the star says she’s never been happier, “This might well be the happiest time of my life. Yeah, I’m a lucky girl. I just feel like I’m literally coming into my own—with my body, with myself. It’s fantastic.” So turning 40 might not be so bad after all… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jennifer Aniston!