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A non-stop stop journey of inspiration with Vuse

Every morning when we open our eyes, we’re waking up to a world filled with new sources of creativity to discover. You’ve just found your next one. Introducing Vuse Inspired Live, a new online event by Vuse that brings the inspiration to your couch or wherever you are.

12 Artists Every Week. 1 Platform. Endless Inspiration.

Every Wednesday from 2 to 30 June, Vuse will be streaming performances and collaborations from over 40 of South Africa’s hottest creators across music, art, fashion and more. Kwesta, Shekhinah, Ami Faku, Courtnaé Paul, Muzi, Kid Fonque, That Damn Vandal, Boogy Maboi, Katchie Nzama, Manu Worldstar, Neo Mahlangu, MFR Souls, DreamTeam, Speedsta, TDK Macassette, Beast, Locnville and more will be lighting up the unique Cubes of Inspiration, where they’ll be challenged to create ground-breaking, never-before-seen content that charges your creativity with new ideas.

It’s a platform for the best of the best to bring their A-game to a screen near you. Here are just a few of the artists who will be showcasing their inspiration on the Vuse Inspired Live stream: 

Vuse Inspired Live #2: 9 June 2021

MFR Souls
MFR Souls

Tumelo' Maero' Nedondwe and Tumelo' Force' Mabe make up the dynamic duo known as MFR Souls. South Africans first woke up to their unique take on Amapiano in 2019, when they released their chart-topping debut album, The Beginning – which included their hit song Love You Tonight, feat. household names Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa.

Instagram: @realmfrsouls
Blue Mbombo
Blue Mbombo

Model, reality TV star, businesswoman, creative... and drop-dead gorgeous human being. It's almost impossible to sum up Blue Mbombo, but if we had to do it – those would be the words we’d pick. With her own fashion line and aspirations to take her talents to the big screen, the sky is the limit for this superstar.

Instagram: @blue_mbombo
Fistaz Mixwell
Fistaz Mixwell

A true icon of the airwaves, Phestus ‘Fistaz Mixwell’ Matshediso has been spinning fire for more than 2 decades. From dropping gold-status solo albums to DJing the hottest clubs around the world, Fistaz’s ambitions lead to him heading up some of SA’s biggest entertainment brands.

Instagram: @fistazmixwell
Anthony Bila
Anthony Bila

There’s a reason that Rhulani Anthony Bila goes by the moniker, ‘The Expressionist’: this globally-recognised photographer is a master of storytelling through visual mediums, and his work has been exhibited and awarded as far afield as New York, Dublin and Tokyo – even gracing the pages of Vogue Italia.

Instagram: @theexpressionist
Speedsta
Speedsta

Radio host and hip-hop hitmaker, DJ Speedsta is a household name around South Africa known for his outspoken opinions and pumping playlists.

Instagram: @speedstabro
Sipho Mchindu
Sipho Mchindu

This former member of YouTube sensation, Microwave Boys, is a digital content creator and Creative Director at Muchindu Media.

Instagram: @siphosnaps
Mxolisi Mkhize
Mxolisi Mkhize

Mkhize is the award-winning fashion designer and head of the fashion label House of Saint Luke. His designs are bold and peppered with influences from cultures across Mzanzi.

Instagram: @mxolisiluke
Mfumu Mhinga
Mfumu Mhinga

As the son of The Princess of Africa, world-renowned figure Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mfumu has had a lot to live up to... but he’s made mom proud with his entrepreneurial spirit.

Instagram: @shilungwa_mhinga
Kat La Kat
Kat La Kat

Rightfully recognised as a legend within the House and Deep House scene, Kat La Kat has produced chart-topping tracks and remixes for the better part of a decade.

Instagram: @katlakat
Itumeleng Makgaka
Itumeleng Makgaka

Johannesburg-based artist and interior designer Itumeleng Makgaka – otherwise known as Terracotta Cells – is a self-confessed fineliner addict and up-and-coming illustrator whose stunning black-and-white portraits capture the hearts and souls of her subjects.

Instagram: @terracotta_cells
Benny Afroe
Benny Afroe

A musical pedigree passed down from his father, years of honing his talents on an assortment of instruments and a natural creative flair that defies convention, Benny Afro’s music combines contemporary influence with timeless style.

Instagram: @bennyafroe

Vuse Inspired Live #1: 2 June 2021

Nikiwe Dlova
Nikiwe Dlova

Hair is a hugely important medium for self-expression in South Africa, and Dlova’s inspiring headpieces and creative braided hairstyles bring new depth to the hair game. Her work has graced the cover of Glamour and the head of glamour icon Megan Markle.

Instagram: @nix_indamix
Courtnae Paul
Courtnae Paul

Breaking it down with Lil Wayne, choreographing for the queen of SA hip-hop Sho Madjozi and releasing her own single are all part of a day’s work for this creative hurricane. Will the Cubes of Inspiration be strong enough to contain her fierce energy?

Instagram: @courtnae_paul
Bridget Marshall
Bridget Marshall

After a roller-coaster journey on last year’s season of The Bachelor SA, Bridget started her own travel agency, TravelB.

Instagram: @bridge5m
Neo Mahlangu
Neo Mahlangu

Reach into your pocket and pull out a R2 coin. See the illustration? Well, it might just be one of Neo ‘Nene’ Mahlangu’s. Nene is the youngest artist to design for the South African Mint, and her emotive illustrations have been exhibited at sold-out shows around the world.

Instagram: @nenemahlangu
Kwesta
Kwesta

As a rapper, producer and record-label founder, there’s nothing that Kwesta can’t do. This multi-SAMA winning artist is the golden boy of South African hip hop – need we say more?

Instagram: @KwestaDaKAR
martine
Martine Mbiola

This graphic designer, make-up artist and all-round super-creative is the co-founder of production company Fuata Moyo, where Martine’s custom designs transcend fashion and art to create one-of-a-kind sneakers, jackets and more.

Instagram: @miss_tina15
Amahle 'Jaxx' Jaxa
Amahle “Jaxx” Jaxa

One of the founders of Until Until – the events agency taking the Jozi party scene by storm – this young matriarch is set to provide insights into the world of fashion and street culture.

Instagram: @jaxx_amahle
Katchie Nzama
Katchie Nzama

Travelling Africa, learning new customs and empowering local tourism sounds like a dream, right? For Katchie, ‘The Solo Wandera’, it’s a dream come true. Hear all she’s learned travelling our vibrant continent at Inspired Live.

Instagram: @thesolowandera
Muzi
Muzi

This DJ, producer and all-round powerhouse’s masterpieces infuse hip-hop and electronic with Afrobeat, kwaito and more, and his futuristic visions of South Africa have seen him influence the local fashion and culture scene, too.

Instagram: @mvziou
Pierre Johnson
Pierre Johnson

A hit debut album and a style that belies his age, Pierre’s fresh take on electronic music has seen him perform on the country’s biggest stages. Watch him take his next step into the stratosphere at Vuse Inspired Live.

Instagram: @pierrejohnsondj
Russel Abrahams
Russell Abrahams

The latest inspiring artist born from South Africa’s rich storytelling heritage, Abrahams’s illustration studio Yay Abe blends contemporary illustration with gritty street art for an experience unlike any other.

Instagram: @ohrussellabrahams
Shekhinah
Shekhinah

A breakout stint on SA Idols, several chart-topping singles and a cabinet with silverware. That’s Shekhinah in a nutshell. Let this Durban-born R&B vocalist’s smooth vocals wash over you from one of the unique Cubes of Inspiration at Vuse Inspired Live.

Instagram: @shekhinahd

 

Grab your ticket to exclusive deals, prizes and more

Each event is free-to-stream: to watch, all you have to do is register at VuseInspiredLive.com – which also puts you in-line for invites to future Vuse events. Some lucky viewers will even receive exciting prizes during the streams to make the experience even more unforgettable. Once you’ve registered, check into VuseInspiredLive.com for event updates and follow @vuse.za for behind-the-scenes content and more.

The journey doesn’t end there

Explore your own creativity, thanks to an extra 15% discount on your next purchase on vuse.com, just for registering on VuseInspiredLive.com. You can use your discount to stock up on your favourite flavours or to grab the hottest new vaping device, the Vuse ePod.

Tune in to Vuse Inspired Live at 19:00 every Wednesday until the end of June. Register now to book your spot and take your next step towards inspiration.

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