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Trending In My Life This Week 4…


This must be the laziest week I have had this year. My body is sore from all the sleeping I have been doing. It isn’t completely due to laziness though. I have not been feeling well and I have decided to listen to my body, which rarely happens, and rest. I was at Cooyah’s Launch and 1st birthday on Saturday and I had such a good time. Thank you for the hospitality Kiki. Divas Inc was there. Check out their coverage HERE.

On my playlist:

I bought Knowing Who I Am by Nianell at the Exclusive Books Warehouse Sale that I was at last week and the book came out with a 16 track CD. I have been listening to it the whole week and I have fallen deeply in love with Nianell’s music. Peep one of her most well known songs, “Who Painted The Moon?” below. A very beautiful song. My favourites are “Life’s Gift”, “How Beautiful Love Can Be”, “Until I’m Home”’ “We’ll Find A Way” and “Finally”. Very beautiful compilation.


Nianell–Who Painted The Moon

What I watched:

I didn’t make time to watch Intersexions this week, but judging from the tweets, it was yet another episode that got many people talking. Once again, I am glad we have such educational programming. My deepest wish is that we will really learn from them.

There is a hilarious lady from Uganda called Anne Kansiime. I got introduced to her by my Pretoria mommy and my life has not been the same since. Here is a video of how she confronts one of her boyfriend’s lovers warning her to stay away from her man. Imagine this was a real life situation!


Anne Kansiime

I also saw some videos from the Hansa Festival of Legends. Many people were not impressed with the Brenda Fassie hologram and the Lebo Mathosa tribute done by Zaki Ibrahim. Check out the videos HERE.

Zaki Ibrahim

What I found interesting on twitter:

There was a huge outcry from many people regarding Oscar Pistorious’ bail conditions being revised. He is now allowed to drink alcohol and is also allowed to travel outside South Africa. What I especially found odd is that “innocent” Oscar still has the audacity to to appeal his bail conditions instead of mourning the death of Reeva. Let’s hope he will not flee when the time eventually comes for him to go to jail.

What I found interesting on the interwebs:

I read an article announcing the death of Nhlanhla Gasa, a well known business man and father of Noni Gasa. I was so saddened to read the piece and can’t imagine how the family must be feeling especially with how brutal the murder was. My deepest condolences to the Gasa family. I pray that for once, justice will be served and that the culprits will be convicted. Read the article HERE.

Nhlanhla Gasa

Plans for next week:

I have been afforded the great honour of writing a song for Thiwe. We are recording it this weekend and my deepest prayer is that it will be good enough to feature on her upcoming album. This is truly a dream come true for me. I have been writing music since the age of 11 and finally one of my compositions will come to life somewhere either than in front of my bathroom mirror.

Thiwe Mbola

Happy Easter!

Article written by:

Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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  1. ST

    Congratulations dear, wish you all the best!

  2. wisaal

    Feel better soon congrats on working with Thiwe – can’t wait to hear it!

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