“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the OSCAR which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this!” John W Fredericks - Scriptwriter of Noem My Skollie on whose life the film is based.
Holding the genuine statuette in his hands has now become a distinct possibility.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced yesterday that the feature film, Noem My Skollie, currently on circuit in South African cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.
A new edition of The Social Eclectic Groove is happening on 1 October 2016 at an exciting new venue and Bruinou.com will be running competitions where a few of our lucky readers can win themselves double tickets twice over the next ten days running up to the event.
We recently caught up with Jay P of the brand new group Kamisa for some exclusive insights into how and why the group was formed.
Labelling themselves in broad terms as an Urban Music group, Kamisa consists of members Jay-P, Mr Linx, and Black Athena. As individuals they are no strangers to the Hip Hop community and have been working as emcees, songwriters, and vocalists for over two decades.
Jay P or Jean-Pierre as he is also know has an illustrious trail of number-one radio singles in his capacity as a solo artists as well as with various groups includingSupadan & the legendary Hip Hop crew Black Noise.
So while we were checking out their new video for their first single 'To The Top', which you can check out further below, Bruinou.com asked Jay P how the group came into existence as we are well aware that all three members do have existing music industry careers and individually are quite successful at what they do.
Making history as the first feature film in South Africa to première at a maximum security prison before its national release in cinemas, the movie Noem My Skollie made its screen debut at the notorious Pollsmoor prison.
On Tuesday August 16th the film which is set on the Cape Flats and in Pollsmoor prison and which is based on the life of scriptwriter John W. Fredericks was screened to an audience of about 150 people. These included wardens, about twenty inmates from the Arts and Culture group, some invited guests from NICRO, and Artscape - who are collaborating with Norwegian partners on a theatre project involving prisoners and parolees, called Help I am Free.
In a world and particularly a country like SA, which has an unnatural and bizarre fixation with mediocrity, to be unique, true to one's self and to the game - DOOKOOM is the absolute antithesis of this sad state of affairs. Isaac Mutant stays true to what is indeed a unique aural feel and texture which is almost unbearably tactile - but in a beautifully delicious way of course.
The movie promises to be epic and the newly released title song for "Noem My Skollie" was not just simply picked out of a catalogue of already existing songs that would possibly make the grade after it's been rehashed.
Yes, we know we didn't say much about the movie when news of it started doing the rounds but we've decide to rather wait until we have something to tell y'all that no-one else is covering...
The film celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and is based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail.
The producers of the film asked Hip Hop artist Hemelbesem to create a song for the end of the film that would become an anthem for the movie connecting Kyle Shepherd’s score and the 1960’s period of the film to the present day, since times have changed but so much remains the same.
To say that Che-V has star quality would be somewhat of an understatement.
Sometimes we come across an artist who has been making bold moves on the entertainement scene for some time, and we ask ourselves how could we have missed this for so long and more importantly, why is the mainstream still sleeping on this artist?
When Kay-Lee Williams of Vision Music Records introduced us to Che-V and her music, we at Bruinou.com were blown away.
A seasoned actor, an author, a motivational speaker, and he is the founder and CEO of the Fatherhood Foundation, Zane Meas is said to have sold his car in order to self-fund the production of his film 'Father'.
The film officially premiered in 2013 but has been screened by the Fatherhood Foundation at various venues since 2012, yet many people still are not aware of the film’s existence.
In celebration of Father’s Day 2016, bruinou.com is highlighting this film which still needs to be seen by so many all over the country in order for it to make its intended meaningful impact on our South African society.
Nadine has been asking herself this question since she was a little girl.
Now as a woman she shares some of the conclusions she has reached,
I Am Not Your Weekend Special
by Nadine Dirks
Growing up in a Coloured area, with many women of colour, I’ve always wondered one thing, “Why are women of colour so angry?”. As a child, it always seemed unclear to me, there wasn’t one clear outlying reason for their anger, yet they all seemed to carry it on their weathered faces, as they went about their day.
In this opinion piece by Brian Ebden, he addresses the dire issues facing the Coloured population group of South Africa and more particularly those living in the Westren Cape and in doing so challenges the policies of both the two main political parties in the country.
Brian Ebden writes in his own personal capacity and the opinions held in this article are not necessarily that of Bruinou.com or our editorial team.
THE STATE OF THE SO-CALLED “COLOURED” NATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
MOST PERSECUTED – MOST FRAGILE AND AT-RISK COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTRY
by Brian Ebden
While it is critically important that a united and detribalised front is evidentally necessary to eradicate white supremacist hegemony in the country, it can never be achieved in the short to medium term if the 2nd largest cultural group suffers from massive debilitating issues. The saying that collective strength is only measured by its weakest link rings true in this instance.