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Music is food for the soul, and for others it is an escape, a way of falling in love on a bright sunny spring’s day or rather escaping to a world of the unknown where only the rhythm, beats and melodies speak to one’s heart. The world with it’s godly natural sounds, gave birth to many genres of music, from your heartfelt RnB and Soul to the upbeat roaring sounds of the township, Kwaito and from there the rhythmic, enchanting, vibrant beats of what we call House music. Many like myself believe that house music gave birth to the other genres we hear of today, but later discovered Jazz was the bearer of it all, like the famous genre of Deep house music believed to be listened my abogrootman, with their famous mantra,” the aim is not to sweat.”


But for this young man, born and bred in the small village of Ga-Mashabela, in the belly of Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province, his love for music didn’t deter him into listening our famous genres of Hip Hop or Amapiano but the very genre that speaks to the soul, Deep House music. Justice Mahlong, professionally known as GabDeesoul in the music industry, had a love for music growing up; influenced by the affluent and talented likes of Oscar Mbo, Ezra, DJ Mlu, etc. In 2013, GabDeesoul the artist was born, he started collecting deep house music and in his music journey as only a teenager, he scored his first ever gig in Mpumalanga, Lydenburg where he discovered his talent.


As the years went by and still a high school learner, his musical journey led him to meeting a group called the 1064s Records in 2015, which helped him gain recognition in the underground music industry. Together with the 1064s Records crew, they met the HDOSDH-High Definition of Strictly Deep House on one of their gigs in Phokwane, and together they soared on to host their first ever show/event 2017. Like everything has a beginning, the show was also a first of just too many to come, he says it was one show that got him face to face with some of his favorite artists that have inspired his musical journey. The likes of Scotch Flavio, Tshipi My Man, ThabzTwentyTwo just to mention a few.


Like all of us, we have an escape; a favorite thing that helps us forget about our problems and just breathe and just like in every industry, there are bumps and hiccups here and there, but we soldier on. For GabDeesoul music was that escape. It helped him soothe pains, and triumph against all odds, it was his passion, hard work and perseverance that has kept him in the game for long especially at a young age. To finally reap the fruits of his labor and let others onto the opportunities he was once given, he started an online movement, Feel the Sessions Podcast in the year 2019. The platform was aimed at giving hope and a home for new and upcoming artists to showcase their craft, host guests and feature mixes from the Head Honcho Gds. “It has been an experience for me, and in 2021 I finally launched the brand. With the first live event at Feel the Sessions…” He said, and he further went on to explain how much of an overwhelming experience it was and also promised to give an everlasting entertainment in the industry.


Every gift is a calling, and every calling has a purpose, in his closing statements he said, “For me, music is life, and it has helped me connect with people I never knew, and I’m still looking forward to shaking as many hands out there as I preach unity for the underground.” Like they say good things do come to an end, but music is forever, deep house fans and just lovers of feel-good music can support and review GabDeesoul’s musical journey by following his Facebook pages,’ Feel the Sessions’ and ‘GabDeesoul Gds’. he also has a ‘Feel the Sessions’ merch for sale, so if you feel it, why not wear it and groove with it.

Written and edited: Tokisho M

2022/01/21



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Thewarinside rockband


Thewarinside first embarked on their musical voyage of discovery together as a tight-knit Music Band in 2021. But their origin goes back earlier to when the band members grew up listening to a variety of musical genres that played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians and ultimately led them to join forces.

Thewarinside has collectively found their signature sound and offers something different and unique to their fans by creating and sharing original music that is unmistakably unique.

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David Kimba Kyakutala


David kimba Kyakutala (born March 22, 2004) is a teenage footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper and is a social media influencer who is widely known for his content and mostly his soccer career. David Kimba is a promising talented teenage soccer player (Goalkeeper) who has set records while playing for soccer clubs such as Crusaders (2015-2018), Old Parks (2020-2021) as well as his high school and primary school soccer team.


Who Is David Kimba?


David Kimba Kyakutala is a French teenage soccer superstar who plays as a Goalkeeper. He is known for his mass social media following and his incredible talent on the soccer field. David Kimba is a social media influencer on Instagram and has a following of 23 thousand followers. He is a semi professional goalkeeper who has trialed for Norwich academy and Newcastle Academy.


By 2020 — when he was just 16 years old — He was selected to play in the Gothia Cup ( The worlds biggest football youth tournament) but the tournament got canceled due to the rise in the rapid spread of the Covid-19 infections.

In the 2019 GGT final, David kept a record clean sheet of 5 out of 7. He set a franchise record for clean sheets kept in 2019, before Old Parks offered him a contract for his services the following year.

In that same year, David participated in an indoor Tournament with his friends who were also his high school team mates. His team made it through to the finals and were crowned winners of the tournament.


Among his many accomplishments, he has won a record-tying eight Goalkeeper awards for player of the year, and led I.R Griffith primary school to an emotional victory in the 2017 Discovery Championship. In January 2018, David embarked on a new phase of his career by going to a High-school (High-school not mentioned).


Early Life

David Kimba was born on March 22, 2004, in Motare, Zimbabwe , a part on the western coast of the country. David is the oldest of three children born to Raoul Mwabeya Kyakutala and Clemence Mbale Kyakutala and his siblings being Dan Kyakutala and Brian Mbale. He was named after David, the historical biblical being that is known for his defeat on Goliath. The name David means “A man after God’s own heart.”


David grew up in a largely working class neighborhood in a decent sized roofed home that overlooked the a large amount of land. David was introduced to the game of soccer through his peers.

His early life was shaped by hardship, as he often got bullied so much. To help keep the children fed and maintain some financial stability, Davids mother worked as a Lawyer and his father as a Voice Polygrapher.


David recalled his beginning to the game of football and how his love for the game progressed through the VNW podcast stating,

“Back in fourth grade, we always played against the older grades at break time and we lost every single time. It was not fun anymore. We kept on losing because everyone was too scared to take the position of goalkeeper because they were afraid of handling shots from older kids. Then one day, I just decided to take the position because I thought it wouldn’t be a bad experience. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that I was saving everything and being that heroic goalkeeper. It was a rough experience for me, I made many mistakes, and I grew from that and I began to develop into the guy I am today. I constantly wanted to seek improvements into the position and from that I began to find more love for the game, and it made me who I am today. I have no regrets.”


By the time David was 10 years old, he was already recognized as a phenomenon — a kid who ate, slept and drank soccer. "All he wanted to do as a boy was play football," his grandmother, Josephine Kyakutala , recalled for British reporters, adding, "He loved the game so much he'd miss meals or escape out of his bedroom with a ball when he was supposed to be doing his homework."


By his early teens, David’s talent and legend had grown considerably. After a stint with the Crusaders , he signed with Old Parks in 2019.


In 2019, when David was playing for his high school team, his childhood best friend died from kidney problems; in 2020, another one of his friends was diagnosed with Leukemia. The former was especially hard for David Kimba since he and his friends were close.


After dropping hints that his time with Old Parks was coming to an end, David confirmed the rumors in July 2021 by trialing at English Premier League club Norwich.


David paid tribute to fans in an open letter on the club's website, writing: "These years playing football and in this city of London and Johannesburg have quite possibly been the happiest years of my life. I only have feelings of great gratitude to this club, to the fans and to the city. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received."

By most measures, Davids debut trial with Norwich was a successful one. He saved 4 penalties in his first 11 games.

After his successful season in his high school team, he was named the teams MVP in May 2018.


Personal Life

David is currently in high school in Johannesburg and has refused to state the high school he attends because of security reasons.


Interview


David was asked about his hobbies and everyday routines


“You know, I love to keep myself busy. I simply hate being bored because it’s a complete waste of time. I love to watch Anime and play sports. I don’t really like going out to gatherings and stuff like that, it’s just who I am. I don’t drink, smoke or even party. I’m just chilling and I love it. I enjoy drawing, doing activities which require a huge amount of creativity. I choose to be different from others. I do get made fun of my ways and the way I live my life but you know, that’s how it is. I am destined to learn new things and I am constantly curious about life itself and it’s meaning. I am a religious person, I believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as my Lord and Savior. He is the number one most important person in my entire life. I can’t live without him.”


Extra

Name: David Kimba

Full Name: David Kimba Kyakutala

Nickname: De Gea

Status : Single

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 22 March 2004

Height : 176 meters

Country of Birth: Zimbabwe

City of Birth: Motare

Father: Raoul Mwabeya Kyakutala

Mother: Clemence Mbale Kyakutala

Siblings: Dan Kyakutala, Brian Mbale

Hobbies: Drawing, sport, video games

Religion: Christian

Position: Goalkeeper

Extra Position: Centre Back, Attacking Midfielder


Favorite Goalkeeper: David De Gea

Favorite Soccer Player: Robert Lewandowski

Favorite Boxer: Gervonta Davies

Favorite Basketball Player: Blake Griffin

Favorite Actor: Toby Maguire

Celebrity Crush: (Not Stated)

Favorite Country: France

Favorite Anime: Dragon Ball (z, super), Dr Stone, My Hero Academia, Kuruko’s Basketball

Favorite animal: Cheetah

Favorite Car: McLaren P1

Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes

Favorite Soccer team: Tottenham Hotspur

Favorite basketball team: Brooklyn Nets

Favorite Marvel Hero: Iron Man

Favorite DC Hero: SuperMan

Favorite Anime Character: Broly ( Dragon Ball Super)

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"South Africa's rising star Richmurd says it was all good to be true."

Sean Sibanda (born 26 May 2002) better known as Richmurd is one of the promising artist in the future music industry.The young star says it was all a dream that now it has paved a new way for him.

"Not all people can make it and stay strong we stil putting force in the game to give the world the best of our talent .Music to me is life cause music brings people closer and if yoy wanna pass a message use music," says Richmurd


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The real reason China is pushing “digital sovereignty” in Africa.

In 2018, FOCAC culminated in a total $60 billion promise by the Chinese to back numerous major infrastructure projects across Africa, with a mix of loans and grants underwritten by Chinese financial institutions, including the Export-Import Bank of China. It was all seen under the auspices of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to build roads, bridges, and ports across the world, fully connecting China to the global economy via a modern-day Silk Road.

But it is the evolution of the “Digital Silk Road,” a term coined by Xi in a 2015 state white paper, that has quietly become a contentious topic for China-Africa watchers. The Digital Silk Road (DSR) includes everything from cross-border e-commerce, smart cities, and fintech apps through to big data, internet of things, smartphones, and undersea cables. These projects don’t grab headlines like shiny new Chinese-built airports and railways or spark panicked fears of China’s “debt trap diplomacy.” But the unfettered influence of Chinese firms developing every step of the digital ecosystem in nearly all African countries has become a growing point of concern, particularly for China’s rivals in the United States.

As Motolani Agbebi, a researcher at Tampere University in Finland, told Rest of World, significant Chinese involvement in Africa’s telecoms sector actually predates DSR. Between 1999 and 2001, Huawei and ZTE first started working consistently on the continent, supported by China’s “go out policy,” which promoted the internationalization of Chinese companies.

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Popzin BadGoon IV's Latest Song Is now Available On All Digital Platforms Today Popzin On Facebook Said "I Never Though I Could Make it but I Made It Anyway All Thanks To Those Who Streamed my Song"

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A Young upcoming musician From Manguzi (Popzin BadGoon IV) Has Hitted 500 Views On YouTube and Soon He is dropping his 2nd Single Track Party House

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This is another day that shows a way of motivation through creche graduation at Munghonghoma village whereby people are busy celebrating the success of their children. An annual event brings motive in such a way where it take many people to place encouragement to their children at an early stage. Together with well-known and popular Xitsonga transition dance also play a good role in showing a way of celebration. The event was taking place at Munghonghoma villabe (Dzumeri, Giyani) in Limpopo.

By Philly Mahasha

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The dance that take place in Giyani(Loloka village) ka-Dzumeri. This is the day people dance and celebrate for their creche graduation. It is another kind of motivation children to attend school in the early age. This is the event that take place every year.


By: Philly Mahasha

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The biggest loser finally wins and now helps others WIN


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"As a child, I dreamt of winning.The older I became, I desired/yearned to WIN in love. There was a deep zeal to have a life full of achieved dreams and success.However, I kept losing repeatedly.


I am now WINNING, and through this book and drawing from my own story, I want to bring more women to the Winning side of love & life.


I've come to learn that the journey to winning is not "obstacles" free. It is sometimes full of mistakes, failures, losses, heartbreaks, fear, doubt, lack of self-love, nasty titles, and spotlights.


And if we are to WIN, we should run our races with the intent of WINNING.


No matter what we come across when running our races, we should KEEP GOING...", says Lebogang


Award holding lawyer & relationship coach, Adv. Lebogang Segola announces the forthcoming release of her book, " SHE IS AN OVERCOMER: How boldness in saying goodbye to my mistake, and practicing self-love helped me WIN & can help you WIN".


A book to help women break free from the chains of their mistakes, practice self-love and WIN in love & life.


The book will be released on the 1st December 2021.


The book is dedicated to women worldwide who are held captive by their past mistakes, lack self-love and desire lasting love.


Although the book is written for women, it will also benefit church leaders/pastors, singles, married couples, and parents of rebellious children.


The book is available for pre-orders from O-Books, a division of Overcomer's Headquarters PTY LTD; [email protected]; 295 pages; R250.00.


For more information about the book, please visit https://lebogangsegola.co.za/

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Hotel train to be built on abandoned railway bridge in Kruger African reserve

The windows of the rooms will overlook the reserve, where you can see crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and hippos. In addition, an open terrace with a pool literally hanging over the river will be built on the bridge.

The Selati Bridge, on which the hotel was built, back in 1912. It served as part of the railway line of the same name. It is currently not used. Although the hotel is really a train, it cannot move.

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The Silent Dream author Lunga Ngqanda comes back with a fire title "Science of Love"

By Zimasani Veli

My World Global online newspaper interviewed this young diligent author, Lunga Ngqanda. The author does not only own the titles, "The Silent Dream" and "Hill of Love" books according to the author's Publishers, "We are so fascinated to work with the author on more of his books. There's two titles that will be released early 2022, a novel and a poetry collection".


Africa is full of talented young authors who lack funds to publish their books especially books that will teach other tribes about our cultures and traditions. Science of Love author further explained the publication process of self-publishing, "I started to write books in 2014. I don't want to lie this is a long journey which requires money and patience as well. Self-publishing is the key which many emerging authors could use to publish their books with more royalties after sales".


"We should have Publishers around our small rural areas to drive and develop many undiscovered gifts. Another thing that is good about this, the novels that we write can be turned into TV shows that we see playing on our TV's".


Mr Ngqanda is also known as a screenwriter, director and a producer in the TV and Entertainment industry.


Peter Davids, an internationally published author from UK said, "It's been a year chatting online with Lunga before I even read his brilliant work and I'm looking forward to work with him on my fifth book next year".


To communicate with Lunga Ngqanda, call or WhatsApp 078 193 5342.

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South Africa will begin immunizing kids between the ages of 12 and 17 one week from now utilizing the Pfizer immunization, the wellbeing priest said on Friday, as the nation hopes to tighten up vaccinations in front of conclusive year assessments.


In August, many South Africans shaped long queues to have their Covid-19 chances when the public authority made immunizations accessible to all grown-ups to attempt to meet an objective of vaccinating 70% of the grown-up populace by December.


"This assistance will begin the twentieth of October to permit the important arrangements on the EVDS (electronic immunization information framework) enrollment framework and furthermore other strategic arrangements," Health Minister Joe Phaahla said.


Last month, South Africa's wellbeing controller endorsed the Pfizer immunization for use in kids matured 12 and more established, as the landmass' most noticeably awful hit country as far as passings and in general diseases rises up out of its third flood of the pandemic.


In any case, Phaahla said that on the exhortation of its immunization warning panel the public authority would just offer young people a solitary chance of Pfizer's typical two-shot system because of worries that it might influence the heart.


"The circumstance of the subsequent portion will be educated by additional data on this infrequently noticed incidental effect which has no long-lasting danger," Phaahla said of instances of transient myocarditis.


He added that the public authority was thinking about offering a promoter chance to high-chance medical services laborers, who were quick to get dosages of the J&J antibody very nearly eight months prior.


The country's Medical Research Council has applied to the wellbeing controller to consider supporting a J&J supporter shot on account of its capability to fortify resistance among wellbeing laborers.


"We will look out for the consequences of this application," Phaahla said.

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Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, has been detained for 525 days now, after being arrested in April 2020, for an alleged Facebook post he made, speaking out about Prophet Muhammad, which was considered 'blasphemous" and therefore, a "crime".

If he is found guilty, he faces the ultimate sentence of death by execution under Muslim Sharia law. He is currently imprisoned in a predominantly Muslim state, which practices Sharia law alongside Customary law (which carries the lighter sentence of imprisonment for up to 2 years).


As an ex Muslim, now Atheist, Mubarak cannot be tried under Sharia law, but numerous pleas to transfer him to a neutral state, have simply been ignored.


He was arrested on the grounds of his post allegedly being "blasphemous" - despite Nigeria's Constitution (Sections 38-39) guaranteeing its citizens the rights of "freedom of thought, expression & religion" (and even the right to change their religious belief, if they so choose).


Anti blasphemy laws therefore violate International Human Rights terms, which are protected by all major Human Rights agreements, to which Nigeria is a signatory, and include the :


- Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


- International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights.


- African Charter on Human & People's Rights.


These are not the only Human Rights violations that Mubarak Bala has had to endure since his arrest, others include -:


- being arrested and not charged in writing within 24 hours as is required by law, but rather 6 days later.


- being denied legal counsel for around 6 months, and to date (almost one and a half years later) still only having been allowed to have contact with them ONCE - his legal counsel it constantly obstructed.


- having his Fundamental Rights petition case heard after 7 months and not within days, as per the law.


- Having the Abuja High Court Order for his immediate release in December BLATANTY ignored - as he is still detained 10 months after the Order was given.


- not being provided with his daily Chronic medication. Being refused medical treatment and told he's "faking it to try and get out". All this whilst in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic and in close prison quarters, where the virus can easily spread.


The United Nations clearly aren't doing their job - they're not even upholding the "Minimum Rules For The Treatment of Prisoners" (the "Mandela Rules ") by providing Mubarak Bala with healthcare, which, in essence, means that they are committing Human Rights violations, too.


The 'powers that be' in Nigeria are not only violating Mubarak Bala's Human Rights but are also blatantly disregarding an order of their own Federal High Court, as well as not following the guidelines they themselves have set, in order to enforce the law (eg grounds of detention must be given in writing within 24 hours of arrest).


How can all this be allowed ? Nigeria has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1960 and there are UN representatives resident in the country. Letters have been sent to the United Nations, publicity has been raised about the situation, lawyers have made appeals - yet nothing has been done and the current situation is leaving people with more questions than answers.

Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (source:www.humanistsinternational.com)

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