A fast fact about our country that almost all South Africans are familiar with is that there are 11 official languages – a mirror of the variety of cultures that our people represent. Amongst the lesser known cultures, for me at least, is that of Tsonga. I don’t think I’ve met a Tsonga person as yet, except for recently and in a virtual setting – … Continue reading Did you know: Tsonga rap, Sho Madjozi or Huku?
What I love about Erykah Badu I’ve always been drawn to the music of Ms. Erykah Badu. The imagery coupled with her music intensified this level of attraction for me. What she represented was different, somewhat spiritual yet at the same time very real. She seemed grounded and true to her unique self. Listening to the lyrics makes her music even more enchanting. Her … Continue reading What I love about Erykah, Street Art, Naked Ape and Stitch & Steel
“She is the leader of the past which is now the future” – Hugh Masekela on Thandiswa Mazwai My very first article posted on offthetar.com was titled “What defines a trendsetter?” and Thandiswa Mazwai was someone I referred to as an example of one. This view remains unchanged and especially more so since I attended her birthday concert – King Tha Day. This event was … Continue reading Style Report: KingThaDay with Thandiswa Mazwai
I was recently asked to cover a charity fashion show and whilst doing research in preparation, I came across a really good example of branding that works: Row-G Menswear. Any business is likely to succeed by focusing on two simple aspects namely 1) knowing the customer and 2) knowing what problem needs solving for the customer. This is true regardless of the industry and/or size of … Continue reading Branding that works: Row-G Menswear
Here are my thoughts on outfits worn to the Grammy’s 2017… There’s something ‘bajan’ about this look – could be the bright orange crop top with halter neckline or perhaps its pairing with the elaborate ruffled skirt with all it’s glorious pleats in black? The perfect mix of glam and fun, much like the singer herself. The only comment I have for this dress is “But … Continue reading A few of my favourite OOTD from Grammy’s 2017
My oufit of the day was inspired by the Hip Hop genre of music and I’d most probably wear something like this to a hip hop show or concert. RAP music is associated with much negative connotations, especially for women. I mean what is really up with naming women bitches and hoes and the objectification of women’s bodies in music videos? Is this an expression … Continue reading Outfit of the Day #9
Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade, is a manifestation of the saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. The song “Freedom” ends off with a video clip of B’s grandma concluding her speech at her 90th birthday celebration with the words “…I’ve had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up…I was served lemons, but I made lemonade”. … Continue reading Fashion Review:The Lemonade Visual Album