Fresh On 947

#FreshDeeds Lockdown Edition: Leryn's story broke our hearts, so SPAR and the team came through for her❤ @FreshOn947 @DJFreshSA @MantsoePout @Shannon_Leibach

We received the following message: Hi my name is Leryn Phillips I am turning 23 this I have a brother and sister who are turning 15 this year and a brother who is 5 I have a 4 year old boy and a 1 year old son I know I am young for 2 kids but certain things led to me having these two blessing ... So where do I begin for the longest of time me and my family have been having a tough time my father is nothing but a waste of space filled with lies and broken promises as a child he beat my mum in front of the 3 of us my brother and sister were small but I remember time... He cleaned us out in 2012 and since then things have gotten nothing but worst my mom is 43 with much experience but can't get a job she's worked from telkom to cell c, first road micro soft , tiger brands and many more we live in a one room shack and go nights with out eating my dad doesn't support and cannot keep a job so it's all on my mum she's been trying and I know her heart is tired of asking people for something to eat tears fill her eyes and night when she prays but she acts strong I know she's hurting she's even considered going back to Durban where we from but there's nothing there for us cause our family says they can't always help us basically me and my mum are looking for work to get us out of this struggle I wish to buy my mum a house one day but I can't I don't have much experience but I've been a creche teacher twice but my true dream is to model I have done it before but my pictures were used and I never earn anything i don't have certificates for modeling but I'm good for it when it rains almost every thing gets wet we only own a tv stove and bed that's all we have that's my family owns 🥺🥺... It's been like this for years n I just want it to end I just want us to have something I got my first pair of all stars this year after not having a closed shoes for two years 😭... My story so long I can't even tell u all we've been through but that's the most I can do my cellphone number 0832453818 if you'll need to contact me I'll keep my phone close and pray you'll can help us will send pics of my family and place tnx for hearing me out ❤

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#FreshOn947 chats to @DJMaphorisa about Play Your Part❤️

04 June 2020 | 14 Minute Listen

@FreshOn947 @TheZweli @MantsoePout @Shannon_Leibach @DJFreshSA #FreshOn947 A new day will dawn in Africa Brand SA’s Africa Day initiative focuses on harnessing African unity in response to Covid-19 The ensemble features leading South African Arists including DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Riky Rick, Rouge Rapper, Youngsta CPT, Shasha, Tresor and Dee Koala.  Brand SA will be celebrates Africa Day 2020, with a unique initiative designed to encourage and promote African unity. The initiative, called Play Your Part – “Africa Unite”, will be spearheaded by the launch of a new ensemble song, written and produced to celebrate the diversity of Africanism in all of its many facets, especially in language and the arts.  The song, which is also titled Play Your Part – “Africa Unite”, aims to highlight and foster African unity, and features a number of languages spoken on the continent, including Swahili, Lingala, Zulu, isiXhosa, seTswana, English, Afrikaans, Shona and French. This multi-lingual approach is inspired by the bold, vibrant, and resilient African spirit, which has once again come to the fore during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The Play Your Part – “Africa Unite” song, which is inspired by this unique African world view, features leading South African artists including DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Ricky Rick, Rouge Rapper, Youngsta CPT, Dee Koala and Shasha from Zimbabwe, as well as Tresor, who hails from the DRC. The lyrics are a clarion call to Africa’s large youth population to stand firm in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and to #PlayYourPart in halting its advance.  The Play Your Part – “Africa Unite” song which features the tagline ‘unity in action’ will be available for streaming and downloads on all major platforms including Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify from Monday, May 25th.  Proceeds from streaming and downloads of the song will go toward the Solidarity Response Fund. The fund’s mandate is to support the national healthcare response to Covid-19, contribute to humanitarian relief efforts, and mobilise South Africans to work together to prevent the spread of the virus. It also aims to support the country’s people in dealing with the socio-economic impact the pandemic has had. BIO Themba Sekowe - well known in the industry as DJ Maphorisa - is the man behind many of your favourite club bangers. The multitalented performer/producer was born and bred in Soshanguve, Pretoria and started his career from an early age. The release of the chart topping single “Y-Tjukutja” in 2013 – which was undoubtedly the biggest song in South Africa that year – catapulted his career into the entertainment industry. This proved only to be the beginning. The following year he produced and also featured on Mafikizolo’s Khona, a song which topped many music charts and won several awards in South Africa and beyond including Song of the Year at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. Most recently, DJ Maphorisa’s smash hit Midnight Starring featuring DJ Tira, Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly has reached the Gold single sales milestone, with the music video on well over 2,6Million views. The latest single off his GQOM WAVE compilation titled Oncamnce featuring Kwesta, Stilo Magolide and Zingah is following suite, and blazing up the radio charts.  DJ Maphorisa also collaborated with American super group Major Lazer on the 2017 African anthem Particula, which topped the charts across 17 countries on the continent. The video has garnered over 22 million views on Youtube. This came after enjoying the great success of 2016 with the major South African hit Ngud by Kwesta ft Cassper Nyovest, as well as his own pan African hit “Soweto Baby” featuring Wizkid and DJ Buckz, which also took the 2016 award for Best Collaboration at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

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