Posted on 03 March 2012.
The international edition of All Love Sundays (ALS) on the 26th of February proved to be one of the greatest nights for Icon Club in Sandton. Co-owned by Tibz of SHOWLOVE, Makhosini Sihlali and DJ Capital from the Repertoires, this event has hot line-ups weekly. It was attended by the likes of Aubrey Poo, Clayton Misoya, Andile Ncube, AKA and Shugasmax, who was also there to celebrate his birthday and performed for the willing crowd.
Miller Genuine Draft gave away a double ticket to a lucky party-goer, Solomzi Xinkolo, who won the all expenses paid trip to Miami at the end of March to attend the Miami Music Conference – this is the biggest music event in the world, featuring over 1400 artists from around the world.
Sazi Ngcobo, Solomzi Xinkolo (winner) & Nkosana Matyeshana (SAB Brand Manager)
The conference will be attended by the likes of Sphectacula, DJ Naves, DJ Fanatic, DJ Capital and Fistaz Mixwell, who were all part of the line-up at the ALS event. The festival will also feature other popular DJs including Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Zakes Bantwini, DJ Fresh and Euphonik.
(Read more about Tibz here: http://www.kasitimes.co.za/profiles/drinks-with-tibz/)
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Posted on 14 February 2012.
For someone whose life revolves around the party scene, I did not expect to meet an intellectual and highly eloquent gentleman who enjoys reading in his spare time. Tebello Motsaone, also known as Tibz, is the owner of Show Love, which specialises in event management and brand activations. Their client portfolio includes MTVBase and Brutal Fruit. Show Love Music manages a number of Hip Hop DJs and multi-award winning rapper AKA. Tebello also co-owns the successful clothing brand, Head Honcho, with friend and business partner Nick Kaoma. We sat down for drinks and this is what he had to say about his life:
KT: How did you get into hosting events?
Tibz: I started planning my own birthday parties and people kept requesting for more. While working with a friend’s company that planned my 21st birthday party, I suggested using hip hop alone for music and they insisted it wouldn’t work. So, I went solo and that’s how Show Love got started.
KT: How did your association with AKA begin?
Tibz: AKA was with Kamza, a close friend of mine and another guy in the Ivy League, and as I was setting up my website, Kamza hooked me up with his music. Around the same time Nick and I were starting Head Honcho and we needed people to wear it and we got them to do that and we did a lot of collaboration t-shirts with them.
KT: When and how did you start managing him?
Tibz: As we were working together, we grew incredibly close and he became like my little brother. I started advising him on what I thought was missing in his music career. As time passed, he asked me to manage him. Show Love Music started because of AKA and he remains my one and only artist.
KT: Are you looking to manage more artists in the future?
Tibz: With AKA I never thought I’d be in the music industry but it just happened. I prefer working with one artist, client or DJ at a time so that I can give them my full attention.
KT: What are the challenges you’ve faced in establishing and growing your business?
Tibz: None of my businesses were started with any capital. I literally had to throw a party so I could throw another one and another one thereafter. We did that so Nick and I could get the clothes manufactured and marketed ourselves through posters. It was hard but it brought a lot of lessons with it too. Being so busy in my everyday (professional) life has subsequently put a strain on my personal relationships.
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