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Ladies and gentlemen our second series of Butan Presents: The Playlist we have South Africa’s entertainment & social revolutionary Siyabonga Ngwekazi aka Scoop Makhathini, introduced to South African audience through the magazine TV show Street journal. An entertainment maverick, avid Hip-Hop fan, scholar and teacher, he is well known for his unique, unapologetic streetwear style […]

June 16 is a commemoration of the youth uprising that happened in Soweto 1976. Students from numerous schools began to protest in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. An estimated number of 700 protesters were  killed by the police. A historical moment of this day is the image below of […]

In 1963 on this day 25 May representatives of 30 African nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie. The Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) was founded at the meeting , initial aim being to encourage decolonisation of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.   Africa Day […]

What do you get when SA’s African enriched streetwear brand gets into the minds of its affiliates and the beats they move to? Ladies and gentlemen Butan unleashes a new event curated by its affiliates titled “Butan Presents: The Playlist.” The Playlist allows Butan fans to delve into the mind of its affiliates. Who they […]

21 March, an iconic day in South African history, is celebrated as Human Rights Day, in commemorating the Sharpeville Massacre.This after, in 1960, a peaceful demonstration marching against Pass Laws to the township’s police station resulted in deaths. The Apartheid police opened fire on the peaceful crowd, killing 69 people and injuring 180 others. This […]

The 13th edition of the biggest Hip-Hop festival in Africa Back To The City,taking place at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown,Joburg, on the 27th of April 2019. This year this most anticipated annual event is set to be groundbreaking as it features 60 Artists, 30 DJ’s, graffiti artists,B boys,BMX,skaters,10 live bands,freestyle football,stalls and much […]

Waddup fam, our fellow Butan affiliate Akio Kawahito also formaly known as Dj ID and the co-founder of Kool Out Concepts recently took off to Bangkok for his debut tour. Known as “Africa’s Most Shazam’ed Dj” , Akio will dip into his usual crate of Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, and Soul while spreading South African music in […]

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