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Top tips from Abby Nurock

Top tips from Abby Nurock
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Top tips from Abby Nurock

Abby Nurock’s 5 Tips:

1) Don’t give up on what you want- believe in your worth

2) Don’t let people discourage you or dishearten you

3) If a gig goes badly, pick yourself up and try again… everyone has bad days

4) Respect your fellow DJ’s- everyone has worked hard to be where they are.

5) Don’t be arrogant… humility will get you to where you need to be!

10 Things people don't know about me:

1) Im a jewellery designer/manufacturer and have a workshop from where I hand make and create unique pieces on a daily basis.

2) Im a yoga fanatic and every morning when I get out of bed I do a headstand- its great for oxygenating your brain, keeping you young and connecting with the earth’s prana.

3) I am completely obsessed with cats, particularly my own two, Theodore and Viola

4) I love to hike and try do a big hike once a year. Hikes I’ve done so far are Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Fish River Canyon, The Otter Trail, The Leopard Trail to name a few and next year we are planning on hiking through Ethiopia.

5) I love to dive… being underwater is a form of escapism for me and I am obsessed with sharks. (when Im diving, not when I’m swimming;))

6) I speak French as a second language

7) My favourite pastime is searching for shells when I’m at the coast. When my family and I go to Plettenberg Bay, searching for Pansy shells at low tide is my version of heaven.

8) I used to be in advertising and was an art director

9) I am very spiritual and love reading books on metaphysics, energy and holistic healing

10) I spend ALL of my money on vinyl… (totally unapologetically)

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Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.

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Tip and things you didn’t know about Kia.
Be authentic in what you do,
Be prepared to work hard and research your music
Respect your fellow colleagues, other DJ’s are working just as hard as you

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It has been a phenomenal year for local music and as the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the last 11 months, the experiences and influences it made on us. Mzansi music (across all genres) has proven to be ground-breaking, earning its’ place on the global map musically.

Read More »

know sometimes life can be tough and guess what? It’s all in your head. If you stop all the negativity, you will see changes in your life. Trust me it has worked for me.

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So, you always wanted natural hair but you just don’t know how or not sure where to start? Well, I’m here for that and I will help you!
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STRAWBERRY LIPS DONATES TO PINKDRIVE

STRAWBERRY LIPS DONATES TO PINKDRIVE
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STRAWBERRY LIPS DONATES TO PINKDRIVE

Strawberry Lips hands over donation to PinkDrive

In 2018, Strawberry Lips partnered with breast cancer awareness movement PinkDrive in a show of support for the educative initiative. Strawberry Lips, is a delectable liqueur made with real cream, laced with premium gold tequila and an unmistakable signature strawberry flavour. 

In September, Strawberry Lips made a public pledge to donate a portion of every bottle sold within the month of October, towards PinkDrive. At the end of October South Africa’s number one strawberry-flavoured cream liqueur was able to raise in excess of R90 000, superseding the initial target.

On 29 November Strawberry Lips Marketing Manager Vanessa Nel, handed over the funds to PinkDrive. Noelene Kotschan, CEO and Founder sincerely thanked Strawberry Lips for including PinkDrive in their initiative. “I am humbled by Strawberry Lips’ goodwill during breast cancer awareness month. PinkDrive relies on the support of corporate organisations and individuals and this contribution of R100,000 will assist us to continue to deliver our free cancer screening services to the medically uninsured. This financial support will go a long way, thank you”.

“We are so pleased to have been able to partner with an initiative like this and humbled by the support we received from every person who purchased a bottle of Strawberry Lips in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We had a target and are thrilled to have been able to exceed that target for a great cause,” commented Nel.

Since Spar Tops was the group with the highest Strawberry Lips sales contribution during October, the cheque handover took place at the Spar South Rand Office on 29th November 2018. 

About PinkDrive

PinkDrive is the indispensable, tangible breast cancer organisation powering South Africa’s first-and-only mammography, educational units. Aimed at women of all ages, PinkDrive believes that “Early Detection Will Help Prolong a Life.” 
In October Strawberry Lips hosted PinkDrive for a breast cancer screening at the Western Cape DGB plant in Wellington and another at DGB’s Gauteng depot in Midrand on 23rd November.  The purpose of this being to raise more awareness about breast cancer and to encourage and empowers South Africans to take responsibility for their health by doing a self-breast examination and take note of any changes in their breast.

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Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.

October 29, 2018 | News,OUR DJ’S The unsung hero of the media and entertainment industry The rise and rise of media mogul and mom, Kia Johnson Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She’s your traffic-eye in the sky on Radio 2000, Metro FM and SAfm, and has you … Read more…

September 27, 2018 | OUR DJ’S From Ultra’s throbbing music festivals to the showrooms of Rolls Royce and Louis Vuitton DJ Kimmy K is fast becoming a citadel of cultural expression. Naturally her striking features behind the decks have carved out her own personal style alongside every trending event. Currently voted as one of the … Read more…

Thando also known as Lady Amar was born is the township of Soweto Johannesburg in Gauteng. Although she was born in Soweto, Thando was raised in Orange farm by a single mother and grandmother. She is a very well disciplined child who was taught to be strong from a very young age. “My mother is a strong woman who taught me that going through tough times is a lesson to keep me going.” Thando grew up in a very underprivileged background but that did not stop her from going after what she wants.

Mandisa Radebe aka DBN GOGO is originally from Durban but has lived most of her life n Pretoria, before later moving to France for a few years. She has always been passionate and had love for music, two genres she developed a deep connection with were house and electronic music listening to the likes of Mobi and DJ Mbuso.

Buhle Moletsane burst onto the scene after winning former Top Billing presenter Jo-ann Strauss’ very first online presenter search in 2011. She was seasoned & mentored by Ms Strauss & her partners including the bold & brilliant Bonang Matheba & formidable businesswoman Carol Bouwer, who appeared on the cover of Destiny Mag with Miss Moletsane & has continued guiding her to this day.

DJ Abby Nurock

DJ Abby Nurock
Strawberry Lips

Strawberry Lips

DJ Abby Nurock

Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.

Her Dj career began in 2002 with the purchase of two mint condition, second hand Technics SL/1210 decks on which she continues to play today. Her love for sourcing quality music drives her to expand her extensive collection of vinyl, boasting vocal, soulful, deep, funky, jazzy house, techno and minimal-tech, disco and nu-disco. She amalgamates her collection of old school and current/new school beats, freshly pressed and imported from various record labels around the world. A versatile purveyor of quality across a plethora of genres, she is raw, real and passionate.

Strawberry Lips is glad to have Abby on board as the December #SweetBeatsSista

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Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/DJnurocksa

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Meet Our Sweet Beat Sistas...

Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.

Read More »

October 29, 2018 | News,OUR DJ’S The unsung hero of the media and entertainment industry The rise and rise of media mogul and mom, Kia Johnson Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She’s your traffic-eye in the sky on Radio 2000, Metro FM and SAfm, and has you … Read more…

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September 27, 2018 | OUR DJ’S From Ultra’s throbbing music festivals to the showrooms of Rolls Royce and Louis Vuitton DJ Kimmy K is fast becoming a citadel of cultural expression. Naturally her striking features behind the decks have carved out her own personal style alongside every trending event. Currently voted as one of the … Read more…

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Thando also known as Lady Amar was born is the township of Soweto Johannesburg in Gauteng. Although she was born in Soweto, Thando was raised in Orange farm by a single mother and grandmother. She is a very well disciplined child who was taught to be strong from a very young age. “My mother is a strong woman who taught me that going through tough times is a lesson to keep me going.” Thando grew up in a very underprivileged background but that did not stop her from going after what she wants.

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Mandisa Radebe aka DBN GOGO is originally from Durban but has lived most of her life n Pretoria, before later moving to France for a few years. She has always been passionate and had love for music, two genres she developed a deep connection with were house and electronic music listening to the likes of Mobi and DJ Mbuso.

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Buhle Moletsane burst onto the scene after winning former Top Billing presenter Jo-ann Strauss’ very first online presenter search in 2011. She was seasoned & mentored by Ms Strauss & her partners including the bold & brilliant Bonang Matheba & formidable businesswoman Carol Bouwer, who appeared on the cover of Destiny Mag with Miss Moletsane & has continued guiding her to this day.

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Tips from Kia

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Tips and things you didn't know about Kia

Kia Johnson – 10 things we didn’t know about Kia

  1. I love listening to classical music, my favourite composers are Chopin and Erik Satie
  2. Besides music, my garden is my other happy place.
  3. Not to boast, but I cook delicious vegan meals.
  4. I can’t stand rats, something about those long tails freak me out!
  5. I’ve played basketball before, although I wasn’t very good at it.
  6. I used to love dancing on bar speakers (I think I still do).
  7. I am no Aretha Franklin, but I can definitely sing!
  8. I have a high tolerance for pain.
  9. I get cold very quickly; my nose and feet always bear the brunt of it as they feel like they turn into icicles, and lastly
  10. I can still do a handstand and the bridge, which are currently being used as party tricks!

Kia Johnson – Five tips to upcoming female DJ’s

  1. Be authentic in what you do,
  2. Be prepared to work hard and research your music
  3. Respect your fellow colleagues, other DJ’s are working just as hard as you
  4. Be mindful and play for your audience
  5. Keep on trend with the industry, it changes all the time
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DJ Abby Nurock

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Tip and things you didn’t know about Kia.
Be authentic in what you do,
Be prepared to work hard and research your music
Respect your fellow colleagues, other DJ’s are working just as hard as you

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It has been a phenomenal year for local music and as the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the last 11 months, the experiences and influences it made on us. Mzansi music (across all genres) has proven to be ground-breaking, earning its’ place on the global map musically.

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About Kia Johnson

October 29, 2018 | News,OUR DJ’S The unsung hero of the media and entertainment industry The rise and rise of media mogul and mom, Kia Johnson Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She’s your traffic-eye in the sky on Radio 2000, Metro FM and SAfm, and has you … Read more…

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South Africa’s summer music scene 2018

South Africa’s summer music scene 2018

South Africa’s summer music scene 2018

It has been a phenomenal year for local music and as the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the last 11 months, the experiences and influences it made on us. Mzansi music (across all genres) has proven to be ground-breaking, earning its’ place on the global map musically.

The December period is a highlight in every South African’s calendar and with that comes unforgettable soundtracks to summer. In summer the mass exodus tales place as people make their way to the coast to enjoy their well deserved breaks, and with that comes new beats and anthems that accompany them in this holiday period.

This can beg the question, what will my summer ‘18 sound like?

National treasure, DJ Black Coffee is one of the highlights of the Cape Town summer experience. He famously hosts a house and dance celebration at Shimmy Beach club that is considered one the most popular events to see and be seen at. This New Years eve, Cape Town will also play host to Mi Casa at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Newlands, where the upbeat afro tunes of the trio will keep guests on their feet from day to night. The Strawberry Lips Sweet Beats event will also play host to top female DJ’s Kimmy K, Kia Johnson and Abby Nurock, adding to the upbeat party style music synonymous with the summer experience.

Moving further down the coast Durban will also play host to the Babes Wodumo Gqom Nation Festival and the I Love Market Festival. All of these will become the platforms of the sounds of summer 2018. Whether it’s house, hip hop, gqom or EDM- summer has an unmistakable sound that carries us into the new year. We look forward to a celebration of summer all through the diverse genres of music available in Mzansi.

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DJ Abby Nurock

Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.

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Tips from Kia

Tip and things you didn’t know about Kia.
Be authentic in what you do,
Be prepared to work hard and research your music
Respect your fellow colleagues, other DJ’s are working just as hard as you

Read More »

South Africa’s summer music scene 2018

It has been a phenomenal year for local music and as the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the last 11 months, the experiences and influences it made on us. Mzansi music (across all genres) has proven to be ground-breaking, earning its’ place on the global map musically.

Read More »

Go after your dreams

know sometimes life can be tough and guess what? It’s all in your head. If you stop all the negativity, you will see changes in your life. Trust me it has worked for me.

Read More »

Go Natural

So, you always wanted natural hair but you just don’t know how or not sure where to start? Well, I’m here for that and I will help you!
Its stressful to go all natural, I know! It’s all because you are so used to having relaxed hair and I know how frustrating it is to grow natural hair. It is hard to maintain or grow so you have to be very patient and take good care of your hair

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About Kia Johnson

October 29, 2018 | News,OUR DJ’S The unsung hero of the media and entertainment industry The rise and rise of media mogul and mom, Kia Johnson Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She’s your traffic-eye in the sky on Radio 2000, Metro FM and SAfm, and has you … Read more…

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Go after your dreams

Go after your dreams
Strawberry Lips

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Go after your dreams

Go after your dreams. You can do it!

I know sometimes life can be tough and guess what? It’s all in your head.  If you stop all the negativity, you will see changes in your life. Trust me it has worked for me.

We all have those days where we feel like we are not good enough or we can never achieve certain things because of who we are. Let me tell you something, YOU CAN! Do not let anyone tell you, you can’t. People who tell you, you can’t are battling with issues that they can’t resolve so they try to hurt others. If you feel demotivated or don’t believe in yourself, carry on reading this. I promise, it will change the way you are thinking

Here are a few great tips from me on how to achieve your goals and make sure you succeed.

  • Plan how you are going to achieve what you are passionate about. It is good to write things down
  • Stop thinking negatively of yourself. You are your only worst enemy.
  • When you want something, go after it because if you don’t all you’ve ever wanted will just be dreams without no action behind it!
  • Believe in yourself. People might try to bring you down and say negative things to you but do not listen to them.
  • Think positively or speak like its already happening for you and have the confidence.
  • Always speak highly of yourself, no matter what people say to you.
  • If you are surrounded by people who demotivate you, you have to change the people you hang around with because it’s not good for your mental health.
  • Speak to yourself. I know it sounds crazy but it’s the best thing ever.
  • Ignoring anything that doesn’t sit well with you will take you far. I’ve battled with ignoring people and what they say but I finally got the hang of ignoring. Things that used to bother you will not bother you at all
  • Be good at mastering the art of silence. Some people won’t wish you well, so first work on your goal the speak about it later when you see it happening.

Every hardship you are battling with is all in your head. Change the way you think, you will see changes in your life

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Go Natural

Go Natural
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Go Natural

Go Natural and here's how

So, you always wanted natural hair but you just don’t know how or not sure where to start? Well, I’m here for that and I will help you!

Its stressful to go all natural, I know! It’s all because you are so used to having relaxed hair and I know how frustrating it is to grow natural hair. It is hard to maintain or grow so you have to be very patient and take good care of your hair

Here are a few tips and tricks to growing natural hair. This is how I did it. There are two methods which is the big chop and transitioning (which I did)

Transitioning

So transitioning is the best method if you are not confident enough to cut all your hair and go bald. It’s a long process but it’s worth it and a bit expensive because you will be experimenting with different products to see which works for your hair. On your relaxed hair avoid

  • Heating your hair (no more heat, you don’t want your hair to fall off right? yup, thought as much!)
  • Using a relaxer (this is a no go zone if you want natural hair, you are not natural until all your relaxed hair is chopped of lol)
  • Combing your hair too much, this will leave your scalp burning (this will be caused by your frustrations when not being able to comb through your hair like you used to with relaxed hair) and you will have headaches. Trust me I’ve been there.

The best products to use when transitioning

  • Aunt Jackie’s curls and coils products (Shampoo, leave in conditioner and curl la la curling cream)
  • Groomed by earth (African black soap, virgin coconut oil, shea butter)
  • Maroza products (Maroza hair fertilizer for hair growth) VERY IMPORTANT FOR NATURAL HAIR

Make sure when transitioning you wash your hair once a week but basing your scalp is very important maybe after 2 days. This is how you wash your hair when transitioning;

  1. Shampoo- Wash your hair with a shampoo (any choice but for natural hair)
  2. Conditioning- If you used a shampoo in the previous step you will need to use a rinse out conditioner to add the moisture back into your hair
  3. Moisturize- This step is called LOC (Liquid, oils, cream) on dry or damp hair
  • Liquid- leave in conditioner of your choice
  • Oil- to seal in the moisture
  • Cream – any cream of your choice but I recommend Aunt Jackie’s curl la la because it leaves the hair so soft
  1. Always air dry your hair, it’s not a good idea to use a hair dryer on natural hair.

Use these products until you see growth. That’s when you’ll decided to go for the big chop after a long time of transitioning.

The big chop!

So many people go for the big chop only if their hair is damaged really bad and I would advise you to do so if your hair is damaged. The advantage to a big chop, your hair grows faster and healthier. Okay, so, for this one you have to be very brave and confident because it’s hard already to go from big hair to short hair! It is very stressful but you can do it if you want healthy hair and starting afresh.

Don’t even worry beautiful, embrace your short hair. This is what you have to do on the day of your big chop

 

  • Decide on the length you will chop off
  • Decide whether you are ready or not because it is stressful
  • Do not chop your hair yourself unless you are very good with hair and you won’t regret it after that.
  • After big chop, massage your scalp with Maroza Hair fertilizer, I promise your scalp will breathe and your hair will grow

It’s not easy but you won’t regret it when you have thick and healthy hair. Go for it, I did it, you also can! Now that you’ve decided on the big chop, wait until your hair is beautiful and healthy. I promise you, your friends, family, colleagues and strangers will come to you and ask for hair advice!

Give your hair a few months and you will be singing BIG HAIR, DON’T CARE!

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know sometimes life can be tough and guess what? It’s all in your head. If you stop all the negativity, you will see changes in your life. Trust me it has worked for me.

Read More »

So, you always wanted natural hair but you just don’t know how or not sure where to start? Well, I’m here for that and I will help you!
Its stressful to go all natural, I know! It’s all because you are so used to having relaxed hair and I know how frustrating it is to grow natural hair. It is hard to maintain or grow so you have to be very patient and take good care of your hair

Read More »

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Read More »

It’s not enough to just clean the face just for the sake of it, it has to be thoroughly clean (so clean you can feel it) To make sure the skin is squeaky clean, start with removing oil/dirt/makeup with gentle wipes then a deep cleanser, a facial wash and then toner to get the skin’s PH back to normal.

Read More »

To keep eye shadow from creasing (unless you’re going for a cut crease look), eliminate as much oil as possible from your lids. Use an eye shadow base or pressed powder before applying color. You can also use a lighter shade of eyeshadow as a setting base.

Read More »

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About Kia Johnson

About Kia Johnson
Strawberry Lips

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About Kia Johnson

The unsung hero of the media and entertainment industry

The rise and rise of media mogul and mom, Kia Johnson

Quirky, ambitious, vivacious, driven and ready for any challenge that comes her way. She’s your traffic-eye in the sky on Radio 2000, Metro FM and SAfm, and has you streaming on weekdays, as she explores real-life women’s issues on the brand-new talk show All Woman TV. These are amongst the many qualities that epitomise the quintessential MC, radio and TV personality Kia Johnson.

With the year in full swing, Johnson is showcasing more of her personality on all broadcasting platforms and bringing light to the brilliance that is women embracing technology. She has partnered with a dynamic team of women to launch the new women’s YouTube talk show All Woman TV, which is currently on its second episode. Johnson is joined on the show by TV and radio personality Fiona Furey, author and writer Chwayita Ngamlana, and arts therapist Dr Makgathi Mokwena. The show aims to create a transparent space that allows the panel to engage in an open dialogue regarding women’s issues with a select guest each episode.

Viewers can catch Johnson wax lyrical on all things feminine with the All Woman TV crew on YouTube and indulge themselves in the real, sublime and often hilarious discussions the panel engages in.

After graduating from the University of Western Cape with a BCom in Human Resources Management, Johnson began her radio and broadcasting career that has gone on to span over 15 years and counting. Since her broadcasting debut, she has interviewed and met a range of local and international personalities, such as Chef Gordan Ramsay, Pastry Chef extraordinaire Eric Lanlard and English actor and comedian John Cleese, to name but a few.

“Growing up, I was your typical introverted class nerd who always read a book and was enthralled by the creative world of words.” A couple of years later though, Johnson does admit that she grew to become the extrovert that she is today, which naturally drew her into a career in media and entertainment.

A familiar face to TV, Johnson presented and produced for the Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, then went on to launch her own TV show, Life of KJ, which aired on Openview HD, Star Sat and Deen TV. The show, which was a huge success, excelled in its aim to empower viewers through the profiling of individuals in the community who have turned their unfavourable conditions into stories of hope.

In 2011, Johnson was actively involved in the campaign that lead to Table Mountain being inaugurated as one of the seven wonders of nature. Johnson utilised her TV, radio and social

networking platforms to increase the awareness of the campaign, and she single-handedly educated and showcased the campaign to schools across the country.

In addition to her broadcasting prowess, Johnson gives her time to charitable causes. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the NGO, she also extends her time to her chosen CSI, Tygerberg Children’s Hospital (TCH), and previously, she contributed to raising funds for the Children Who Can 4 Children Who Can’t campaign. Being a mother herself, she has also focused on the Kangaroo Mother Care Unit at TCH and has raised funds for the Neo-Natal ward.

In 2017, Johnson was a key contributor and maintained second place in the world for the HeardPSA initiative, which was coordinated in partnership with CNN and the Global Sustainability Network. The prestigious judging panel included the likes of Wesley Snipes, Joseph Fiennes, Olivier Martinez and feature film director Philip Boston.  “Our focus for the initiative was on human trafficking for My Freedom Day. Since then, I have felt more drawn to a greater purpose, so I have decided that 2018 is the year for me to focus on creating awareness around this very serious issue and how we, as citizens of this world, can change it.”

Known for her healthy living, Johnson is a Muaythai ambassador for the two-time Muaythai World Champion Quentin Chong’s Dragon Power Muaythai, MMA and Fitness Centre.

Digital and social media information for Kia Johnson

Website:          www.kiajohnson.co.za

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/KiaJohnsonSA

Twitter:            www.twitter.com/KiaJohnson1

Instagram:       www.instagram.com/kiajohnson1

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Tips and tricks for Halloween featuring Arusha Marlene.

Halloween, that time of year when tricks, treats and just about anything to do with Horror is the norm.  Celebrated every year on the 31st October, Halloween originated from traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead. 

While Halloween may not be as popular in South Africa as it is in the most of the rest of the world, it is surely gaining momentum with fancy dress and Halloween themed parties happening across South Africa leading up to the day.

So how will you be celebrating Halloween 2018? Well, for starters you can begin with our uniquely named Scarberry Lips – A range of scary looking drinks made with Strawberry Lips tequila.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you as these as delicious as they are scary 🙂

So go on, create your Scarberry drink, then sit back and watch below as Arusha Marlene shows you some tips and tricks on creating fake blood, life like scars and cuts, to ensure that you bring the scary into your next party.  Bootacular!

PS: Don’t forget your favourite Pink drink – Strawberry Lips

You can follow Arusha for more tips and tricks via her social pages

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5 tips for upcoming female DJs by Kimmy k

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Strawberry Lips

Strawberry Lips

5 tips for upcoming female DJs by Kimmy k

5 tips for upcoming female DJs.

  1. Just do it! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make your dreams come true, especially in a male dominated industry.
  2. Be active on social media. It’s a great platform to advertise your skills, get your name out there and create your brand.
  3. Never stop learning. There will always be so much more to learn and so many ways to educate yourself. YouTube, courses, watching other DJs, speaking to musicians, recording your mixes to listen back, the list is endless.
  4. Stay safe! Always be cognitive of your environment, don’t drink and drive and always let someone know where you are.
  5. Have fun with your music and your listeners. They feed off your vibe.

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