Johannesburg, Wednesday, 15 November – Durex, a name synonymous with sexual well-being and freedom, is proud to announce an upcoming EP available for pre-order, which promises to be an electrifying musical journey. This EP, a testament to Durex’s commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing freedom, brings together some of the most talented artists in the music industry. With a diverse range of songs, including “Do Ya Thing,” “Sweet Escape,” “Forever,” “Gentle Magic,” “Real Feel,” and “Duet,” music lovers will find something to enthral their senses.

The EP boasts an impressive lineup of superstars and multi-award-winning artists, including Blxckie, Musa Keys, Una Rams, Tshego, Money Badoo, Nanette, ThandoNje, Ricky Tyler, Mx Blouse, Gemma Fassie and Stephen Of Kent. These artists have come together to create a musical masterpiece that is set to captivate audiences and redefine the boundaries of musical artistry.

One of Durex’s primary focuses is to support emerging artists in the music industry. This pre-order EP features artists who are on the cusp of stardom, and Durex aims to play a pivotal role in propelling these talents to the forefront of the music scene.

The EP is a celebration of artistic diversity, ensuring there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of R&B or future bass, the tracks on this EP will satisfy your musical cravings. Notably, the artists selected for this EP cater to a youthful market, characterized by tech-savviness and an unquenchable thirst for innovation.

This EP ensures that it resonates with a tech-savvy audience. Music enthusiasts and fans of these talented artists can soon pre-order the EP, ensuring they are among the first to experience this groundbreaking musical compilation.

Listen to ForPlay HERE


About the artists:

Blxckie: Sihle Sithole (born 24 November 1999), known professionally as Blxckie, is a multi-platinum selling South African rapper, songwriter and record producer from Sydenham Heights, Durban. He is popular for using soothing vocals on a range of beats, creating a fresh new sound and he also produces most of his songs.

Musa Keys: Musa Appreciate Makamu, professionally known as Musa Keys, is a South African record producer born in Giyani and raised in Flora Park, Polokwane. Makamu is known for his 2021 single “Vula Mlomo” which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).

Una Rams: With a unique blend of abilities in rapping, singing, and producing, Una Rams developed into a modern-day South African musician. Una Rams create music that vividly depicts the realities of young people who were born without parents. His pop tastes give him.

Tshego: Tshego is a popular South African singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer. Born in Atlanta, Georgia but raised in Mafikeng, South Africa, Tshego is most famous for his songs Hennessy and “The Vibe”. He released his initial EP titled “1990” in 2015.

Money Badoo: Jade Alves, mostly known as Money Badoo, is a South African rapper and a rising star in the music industry. Her unique style and relatable lyrics have made her a popular figure in the South African music scene. Further, Badoo has quickly become one of the most promising up-and-coming artists in the country.

NanetteSinger-songwriter emerged on SoundCloud and has cultivated a small fan base as one of the most promising rising R&B acts in the country. Equally adept in singing as she is in sing-rapping, her ability to enter multiple pockets of flows while delivering an emotive vocal performance set her apart from the rest of her peers.

MX Blouse: Born Sandiso Ngubane, has performed at some of South Africa’s most popular music festivals in addition to touring Germany, Switzerland, and France. Mx Blouse’s entry into the music industry was through their first single, WTF(SQUARED).

ThandoNje: Born Thando Sibanyoni, Thando Nje is a recording artist that was born in Johannesburg and raised in Pretoria. She decided that she wanted to pursue a career in music when she began remaking covers of popular songs and receiving great reviews from those around her.

Stephen Of Kent: Is a South African singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is also, along with Michael Taku and David Weru, the founder of the lifestyle collective and creative firm, “thisisart”.

Gemma Fassie: Another Young Fassie Coming Up To Be Big! Gemma Fassie is a sing-songwriter from the Southern suburbs of Cape Town. Music has always been in her, from the age of six, she used to go and sing at local fashion shows. Music seems to be her family thing.

Ricky Tyler: R&B artist and rapper Ricky Tyler is part of a generation of young South Africa artists who are making waves on the local scene.


Today, Durex, the global leader in sexual well-being, is proud to announce the release of “Forever,” the third single from the upcoming EP that is set to revolutionize the music industry. This exceptional collaboration, featuring South Africa’s finest musical talents Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse, and Musa Keys, pushes the boundaries of creativity and celebrates the joys of music and the pursuit of sexual liberation.

“Forever” – A Prelude to Pleasure:

The single “Forever” is a mesmerizing blend of diverse musical influences, reflecting the essence of unity and freedom. Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse, and Musa Keys seamlessly merge their distinctive styles, creating a musical masterpiece that evokes passion, desire, and unapologetic expression. This single is a crucial part of an upcoming EP that will redefine the concept of pleasure, just as Durex has done for the last century.

“Forever” Availability:

Forever” by Blxckie, Una Rams, Mx Blouse featuring Musa Keys is available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. Stream, download, and enjoy this groundbreaking track, and stay tuned for the upcoming EP, which will take your pleasure to new heights.


Johannesburg, South Africa – The glitz, the glamour, and glittering night of celebration is back! The Feather Awards XV is thrilled to announce the fabulous and fierce nominees for 2023. As we gear up for a spectacular night of recognition and revelry, get ready to unleash your inner unicorn and let your true colors shine. It’s time to celebrate the unique tapestry of the LGBTQIA+ community and honor those who have made a significant impact in the realms of entertainment, advocacy, and more!

As always the Feather Awards XV promises to be a night like no other, where we come together to honor our community’s outstanding achievements and contributions. In this spirit of celebration and unity, we are excited to announce our nominees this year. The list includes dazzling stars, inspiring activists, and community leaders who have not only risen but also shone brightly.

The Feather Awards XV is an event that symbolizes unity, diversity, and empowerment. We are proud to celebrate all the nominees who have touched our hearts, minds, and lives in so many unique and extraordinary ways. Taking place on Thursday, 9th November 2023 at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, media, partners and other key stakeholders will gather to recognize and applaud these fantastic individuals for their incredible contributions to the LGBTIQ+ community.

For a third consecutive season, the beloved Modiselle sisters, Refilwe, Bontle and Candice will return as the 2023 hosts.

And the 2023 Nominees for the Feather Awards XV are:

Best Styled Individual 

  • Musa Keys
  • PonaHalo
  • Yaya Mavundla

Hunk of the Year 

  • Thembinkosi Mthembu
  • Mondli Makhoba
  • Toss

Diva Extraordinaire of the Year

  • Mrs Mops
  • Sorisha Naidoo
  • Swanky Jerry

Sports Personality of the Year

  • Andile Dlamini
  • Akani Simbine 
  • SA Netball 

Role model of the Year

  • The Fruit Basket
  • Tony Kruger
  • Patsy P. Alley 

Cutest Couple

  • Mandisa Mfeka & Kenay
  • Buhlebendalo & Botshelo
  • Xihla & Busi

Hot Chick of the Year

  • Uncle Waffles
  • Homba Mazaleni
  • Mordecai

Media Award of the Year. 

  • The Lunch League
  • Sowetan / S Mag
  • Kasi 2 Kasi Queer Cinema 

Fag hag of the Year 

  • Nhlanhla Mafu
  • Tamara Dey
  • Musa Mthombeni

Designer of the Year (new category)

  • Gert-Johan Coetzee
  • Otiz Seflo
  • Lulama Wolf


  • Tyler ICU
  • Bongezizwe Mabandla
  • Lloyiso

Socialite (Seen at every opening of an envelope or an erection of a stop sign)

  • Lethabo Lejoy Mathatho
  • Tshiamo
  • Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Drama Queen

  • Joku
  • Lebo M
  • Ayanda Ncwane

Social Media Personality of the Year  

  • Sethu Nkosi
  • Barbie Jackson
  • Sabelo The Creator 

Best LGBTIQ+ Initiative: Private Sector 

  • Miss SA
  • Woolworths
  • Nike

Best LGBTIQ+ Initiative: Public Sector 

  • Do Better

Best LGBTIQ+ Youth Movement 

  • Sacred Heart School
  • Phuti Lekoloane Foundation
  • WAQE

Best Rainbow Parenting 

  • Zodwa Rannyadi
  • Nandipha Jovuka
  • Abraham Sebidi 

This year, the Simon Nkoli Award will be awarded to the multi talented, award winning South African sweetheart Thandiswa Mazwai.

The 15th annual Feathers Awards, is produced in partnership with the Thami Dish Foundation.

              “This year we are here to celebrate the diversity, creativity, and resilience of all communities, during these challenging times” commented Thami Kotlolo, co-founder of the Feather Awards and added, Finding support for our initiatives continues to be a struggle, but we are forever inspired by the boldness and braveness of the Queer community in continuing to push boundaries, claim spaces and create greater freedom for all. Thanks to them, we can continue our work in the community at large to educate and sensitize, culminating into this fabulous annual gathering of all things queer and beyond. Congratulations to all our wonderful nominees for the Feather Awards XV!  We celebrate you! “

Stay tuned for more updates, surprises, and, of course, the grand reveal of the winners at the Feather Awards XV. Let’s paint the town with all the colors of the rainbow!

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Pretoria,  South Africa –  The second phase of the HEY NEIGHBOUR festival lineup is a fusion of local awesomeness with a dash of international flavor. Why, you ask? ‘Cause local is lekker and global is groovy.

We’re talking about joining the ranks of H.E.R., Khalid, Swedish House Mafia, The Chainsmokers, and Kendrick Lamar. Our lineup is like a global potluck of musical genius, representing neighbourhoods from across the world. Hold onto your hats, ’cause here’s the scoop!

First up, the Amapiano juggernaut, the royalty of the genre, UNCLE WAFFLES, straight outta Swaziland. But hey, Piano fanatics, we’re not stopping there. Get ready to vibe with the Yanos legends: DBN GOGO, the electrifying SCORPION KINGS, the maestro MUSA KEYS, and the firestarter FOCALISTIC.

Wait, there’s more! Get ready to jump with excitement as we welcome the iconic JACK PAROW and the rock sensation FRANCOIS VAN COKE. You know them, you love them – the crowd pleasers, MI CASA, GOODLUCK, and SHIMZA are in the house!

Get Ready for Fresh Vibes and Festival Thrills: AXE South Africa Teams Up with Hey Neighbour Festival for an Unforgettable Experience

Hold up, hip-hop aficionados, we’re dropping the mic for you too! ANATII and NASTY C are confirmed to bring the heat. And ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the powerhouse SHEKHINAH and the TikTok sensation turned international music sensation, TYLA. Rock vibes, anyone? Let’s groove with Afrikaans rock legends DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES and the smooth vocals of UK-based JAMES VICKERY.

But guess what? The international flavor isn’t stopping either. We’re bringing the US magic with the incredible DUCKWRTH and the Afro-global vibes with Ghanaian/Liberian superstar JZYNO.

And don’t even think we’re done yet! Brace yourselves for the phase three bombshells with more African brilliance and perhaps a sprinkle of international stardust.

Listen up, fam! HEY NEIGHBOUR is more than a festival; it’s a full-blown experiential extravaganza. Think music, think community, think unforgettable fun.


Now, jot this down:


8-10 December 2023
Legends Adventure Farm, Pretoria
Gates open at noon, close at midnight
Phase 1 Tickets are still  up for grabs NOW!

Snag your passes right here ➔ [Book Now]

Only for the 18 and above crew.

Weekend Passes start at R3,899 for General Access and R4,999 for the VIP experience. Prices will shift as we groove closer to the festival, so get your groove on and book now!

Stay tuned to our vibes, folks! Catch the freshest updates and news on our crib – the official website and our dope socials:

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