Jax on the Move.

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On any given day, you are bound to run into  Jackson ‘Jax’ Mabapa busting a move on the city streets or on a big stage,  sometimes even on our television screens next to the biggest names in South African music.

Where ever he is, he is moving not only to the rhythm of the beat, but with a purpose, that’s purely fuelled by a passion for dance.

We caught up with Jackson, a Krumper who started dancing at only 8 years old. ‘I would see people dance on tv and in videos and I loved it,  so I decided to teach myself how to dance.’

‘What really motivated me to dance is the passion and love for this art form, I mean I’ve never been a good athlete so when I discovered that I can actually dance, I told my self that this a talent that I have and I’ll flourish with it.’

‘Performing for people and seeing thier reaction and hype towards what I do…keeps me doing what I love and the competitions are very exciting for me.’

Some of his biggest achievements are opening up for a big artist, competing in tv shows such as Turn up and dance and Jika Majika. He has aslo shot a music video with Fifi Cooper featuring Emtee for the song Kuze Kose.

Watch Jackson on Kuze Kose – Fifi Cooper ft Emtee

‘Right now I’m trying learn different dance styles and compete all over the world. I want to learn and come back and teach kids how to dance, so we can have more people dancing and embracing the art form.’

We will definitely follow this creative on the move, as he takes his passion for dance to the world.

Follow Jax on:

IG: Jacksonjax16
Twitter: JacksonJax16

Written by Kea Mooka

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The Golden Season

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I turn greens into gold. When leafs from trees crumble down and leave branches bare, prepare yourselves. I blow away many with my drift, the fickle won’t resist. But I turn greens into gold, fight through me, inherit the earth. I fill the streets with strange silhouettes that only the fearless can face. I strip nature of it’s decor, and hope you’ll admire the purest form.

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Prose by Kea Mooka

3G the Youngbee.

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Meet 3G, the young upcoming Hip hop and Rnb artist, whose latest single ‘Yoga‘ should literally be the anthem at any yoga class out there. The diversity and energy fused in his style of music is truly refreshing. 3G explains where his passion for music comes from, “I am motivated by struggle, I had to be my own responsibility at a young age, I had to hustle for myself.”

Music has always been a part of his life, but he made the decision to pursue it professionally four years ago.”Music is emotional for me, I want to leave a legacy, and give the world the best in music.”

The hustle and hard work has definitely set him in the right direction, he just recently got signed to SACUA music group, “I’m really excited for that journey, stay tuned for what’s next.”

3G was recently on tucradio, check out a video of his time in studio here 3G on tucradio.

Written by Kea Mooka

Paragon Art.

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You don’t have to look for the art, the art finds you, at least Paragon Art does. We came across the coolest contemporary african fine art, and got to know the creative mind behind Paragon Fine ArtLevoy Dlamini is a painter, sculptor, skater and all round visual artist. His creative expression flows through his pencil to paper, from paint to canvas, creating artworks that speak beyond the image and exude life.

“Paragon Art, is the work, it’s the highest from of quality, aesthetic, functionality, and process.” He finds inspiration in himself, family, friends and a close observation of the world around him.”What inspires me really is the love, I love art, i think if you want to do something you have to love it first, that’s my driving force.”

His creative process includes drawing from photographs, pictures in magazines and a touch of his own imagination, which add to expressing his own abstract ideas and creating meaning through that.

“I have evolved myself, i used to draw in pencil only , so i thought i would start drawing in pen too because I wanted to progress.”

What’s next for Paragon Art? “It’s headed in the direction of getting involved, in all art forms and production as a whole, based on the artist lifestyle.”

We will be on the look out for more of Paragon Fine Art, and more Artizens doing great things.

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Left: Portrait of Konchipa – pen, white acrylic, charcoal and pencil on paper.

Right: Portrait of  Dr Phillip Tabane  – Pen and pencil on canvas

Center: Portrait of Mapule Maggie Mqwathi – mix media on paper.

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Check out a video of out time with with Levoy here, Levoy Dlamini on Paragon Art

Written by Kea Mooka