Jan 2013 11

With this week’s episode of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure, I am not sure whether to laugh or cry for the talented SA comedian.

If you’ve been following the Tropika online reality TV series, Kagiso’s Island of Treasure, you’d be aware that this SA comic has flown all the way to Jamaica to try and upstage DJ Fresh – the host of the SABC1 reality TV show, Tropika Island of Treasure, as the show’s fifth season is filmed on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

In the past few web episodes of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure, audiences have been exposed former Miss Jamaica, Rosina Casserly, who will act as Fresh’s vivacious new co-host on the TV show this year – a treat for all fans and myself, a former alumni of the contestants. I seriously can’t wait to see the new batch of celebs and public contestants vying for the R1 million prize money.

So Kagiso’s tried his hand at discovering the local craft markets in Jamaica, and he has even tried his hand at some dancing (you poor thing, the rhythm will come), but in episode five of the show Kagiso does his best to upstage a local singer, as he tries to prove his errr… vocal ability.

Ever heard of a singer named Tess Anne Chin? Well she’s one of Jamaica’s best known musical talents… you know, right after Bob Marley and those other guys. She’s never been put to the test by someone with my animal keen hearing though. Let’s see what she knows. I love how her eyes roll when Kagiso claims that the No.1 ballad by Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You, was in fact sung by Celine Dion. Tess isn’t impressed by his faux pas!

Not that we should all be running out to go buy his music, but Kagiso clearly needs to get a few more lessons before he should even try to hit the recording studio…

I am not sure if he has dazzled Tropika fans so far with his attempt to upstage Fresh in anything, seeing as Fresh has not even featured in any of the episodes… What I would have liked to have seen more is Fresh and Kagiso going head-to-head in the dancing and singing activities – that would have been more gripping to watch! Right now, it’s kinda cringe-worthy and I hope Kagiso picks up the pace in the coming episodes of his pnline reality TV show.

Anyway, check out this week’s episode… And I suggest you don’t try this one at home!

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media and Kagiso’s mad adventures in Jamaica, check out:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Dec 2012 28

Last week we saw SA comedian Kagiso Lediga arrive in Jamaica, aiming to prove to the Tropika Island of Treasure contestants and host, 5FM’s DJ Fresh, that he could do much better in having his own show on the beautiful island… I think he is deeply sad to be missing out on the R1 million prize money action and being featured on the SABC1 reality TV show, when it starts airing in February in 2013.

Kagiso actually flew to Jamaica to track down Fresh’s co-host, Rosina Casserly, a former Miss Jamaica winner, and from what the show appears to go by, he is clearly smitten with her. But what’s his obsession with this beauty?

This week, episode 3 in the hilarious web TV series, Kagiso tags along with Rosina to the local Jamaican markets, where he gets a crash course from Rosina about the Jamaican lingo, culture and people.

He says: “If I’m gonna be hosting the Tropika Island of Treasure 5 in Jamaica, I’m gonna have to look the part. We made our way over to the Dunn’s River Craft Market so I could get the look, and I just might have learnt a little local lingo for the occasion.”

Not a good idea when Kagiso is trying his best to outshine his Tropika Island of Treasure counter parts… Let’s just say he does his best to annoy Rosina, when he actually gets the entire Jamaican lingo wrong!

A very funny moment to look out for is when he mocks Rosina when she uses the word “boutiques” – but with a sexy Jamaican accent. Is this is way of trying to melt her heart? Well, you’re doing it wrong Kagiso!  Then there’s the #deathby moment when Kagiso embarrasses himself in front of a local craft owner… Is there hope for him in outshining his Tropika mates in Jamaica?

Right now I don’t think so … and I have to say this Kagiso: Rosina is stealing your limelight from you in this web TV show! Get it together bud – Jamaica is waiting for you to come to the party!

Check out this week’s episode…

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media and Kagiso’s mad adventures in Jamaica, check out:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Dec 2012 20

Tonight was the first time R&B singer Chris Brown performed in Cape Town and boy did he disappoint! Look he is a great entertainer, dancer and an all-round musical genius on stage but he just didn’t deliver the goods in a below par vocal display, where his dance skills seemed to be more eye-catching than his actual singing.

Prior to me attending tonight’s concert, I heard the mixed reviews about his Carpe Diem Tour in SA, and the fact that he only played at each venue for just about an hour.

Armed with that info in mind, what I anticipated was going to be a lackluster performance – and he actually lived up to that expectation in many forms . . .

Singing live and dancing at the same time are genuine masterful art forms that not all singers get right. Chris, who is visibly thin and even went so far as to smoke a blunt (joint) on stage, showed the audience at Grand West Casino and Entertainer (on the first night of his tonight show in Cape Town) just why some critics compare him to being the “modern day” Michael Jackson.

There were  moments throughout the performance where I felt they lacked heart and soul, instead of the monumental crotch-grabbing tactics he pulled on stage. We know he likes to dance and can definitely bust a move, but then too on some other songs he managed to provide good stage presence.

I’m glad I got to see him live though! Chris Brown is a musical generation superstar that will keep entertaining for his fans! Check out this video with him on stage :-)

Dec 2012 14

Tropika Island of Treasure is back in a big way, folks! And SA comedian Kagiso Lediga has a lot to do with it. For those of you who may not already know, having been a contestant on season 3 of Tropika Island of Treasure, I am excited to see how season 5 will fare on TV when it premieres in February next year on SABC1.

Comedian Kagiso Lediga has jumped on board the Tropika bandwagon and shot his very own online reality TV show – as a build up to theseason 5 TV show premiere – which will be screened weekly via Tropika’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms over the next 10 weeks.

I’ve just managed to watch the first episode and I must admit it’s hilarious! Kagiso dazzles as he aims to compete for the hosting job of Tropika Island of Treasure, only to discover that DJ Fresh is back to grace our TV screens this year. After hassling his agent for a over a month, Kagiso turns up the heat at his agent’s office and demands feedback on the show’s hosting gig – only to find out he is up against 5FM’s DJ Fresh.

This mockumentary show will see Kagiso fumbling his way through shooting his own show in Jamaica to beat DJ Fresh and the guys arriving for the Tropika Island of Treasure 5.

Season 5 of Tropika Island of Treasure will once again have 7 contestants taking on 7 celebrities head-to-head in challenges in the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

The vivacious former Miss Jamaica Rosina Casserly joins 5FM’s popular host of The Fresh Drive, DJ Fresh as hosts this season. Watch Kagiso ‘s quest to meet Rosina in Jamaica.

Over the 10 weeks, viewers will see how Kagiso’s Island of Treasure follows the comedian on a trip to Jamaica to shoot his own show on a very tight budget. What he comes back to SA with is a new perspective on the home of reggae and some crazy stories to tell.

During his trip, Kagiso has run-ins with Olympic medalists Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, former Miss Jamaica and Island of Treasure 5 co-host Rosina Casserly, popular local singer Tessanne Chin, and fumbles his way through the Jamaican cultural experience at places like the Bob Marley Museum and the Ocho Rios dolphin cove. It’s going to be interesting to see what Kagiso conjures up next in Jamaica!

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Dec 2012 11

Just when all you Lady Gaga fans or Monsters thought you could handle the Lady Gaga fever in South Africa this summer – thanks to her spectacular performances of her Born This Way Ball in Johannesburg and Cape Town earlier this month – now you too could own Lady Gaga’s enthralling fragrance, LADY GAGA FAME.

Known to be the most followed celebrity on social media to date and one of the world’s biggest entertainers of our current generation, Lady Gaga, released LADY GAGA FAME in September this year. LADY GAGA FAME, which is Gaga’s first fragrance, was released through the Artist’s own Haus Laboratories in association with Coty, and it’s the latest breakthrough expression of her creativity.

There’s no doubt about it: Lady Gaga or “Mother Monster” (as she is known to her fans) knows how to push the boundaries in every projects she works on. And LADY GAGA FAME doesn’t disappoint with her debut fragrance – with it being the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne. The black-to-clear fragrance is also a fantastic innovation of patent pending fluid technology, while the uniquely styled bottle was designed in collaboration with Nick Knight, and the ad campaign was directed and photographed by Steven Klein.

LADY GAGA FAME is not just about the bottle, or the black fragrance! The scent is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light. The dark accord was inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century. The fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar. And lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence. The rich floral layer of crushed Tiger Orchid & Jasmine Sambac embodies timeless beauty – giving LADY GAGA FAME it’s unusual, yet sexy scent.

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