25 Aug STR CRD 2011 – Mzansi’s Most Popular
Street Cred 2011 is an annual street culture showcase event and festival in SA. Last year’s event was held at Cape Town Station and this year is going even bigger in the Maboneng Precinct (MOAD building 281 Commissioner Str) in down town Johannesburg. The Str.Crd festival is a celebration of urban culture and youth interests and this year will have a special heritage slant, as it’s being held over the Heritage long weekend: 20-24 September 2011.
In the month leading up to the festival weekend, Street cred is running blogger wars – CT vs JHB vs PE vs Durbs to find out who is “Mzansi’s Most Popular”. The competition launched yesterday and the four blogging teams, 1 from each city, will be going head to head online to see who can get the most followers and walk away with a cash prize of R45k! Additional exposure on SonyMax, Motribe, Mahala.co.za and 5FM will give the teams a massive boost as the competition takes each city’s scene to a nationwide audience.
The STR CRD team hand-picked the cream of SA’s street blogging talent to expose SA city streets’ real, urban, youth cultures. Each team blogs daily about anything they consider to have street cred. Let’s meet the teams:
Cape Town: Bitches Must Know (BMK)
Bitches Must Know is a fresh online platform created by by Paul Ward of diaryofward, Nicci St. Bruce of City Kids, and Hayden Manuel of hakesythefatcat. Bitches Must Know is your older brother you always looked up to, telling you everything you need to know, before you even knew you needed to know it.
Joburg: Bloody Sweat Clique
Bloody Sweat Clique is Galebowe Mahlatsi of the Thesis Social Jams in Soweto, street fashion photographer Justin McGee and Kitso Moremi of The Blagg.
BLOG: Bloody Sweat Clique
Durban: Street Sole Avenue
Street Sole Avenue is Bob Perfect from Durban Is Yours, Sanele Cele of Tempracha and Mthi Msomi – 031, we speak to you as the collective STREET SOLE AVENUE as we been selected to portray the beauty and outstanding talent that is in-crested within the golden mile of durban.
Ride with us as we take you through the streets of the 031 with no shame, running day and night, unveiling those who live street and those who literally are the streets. Leaving no stone unturned, peeling off the halloween mask that has denied most of the true beauty, talent and originality our city hass and lives on each day.
BLOG: Street Sole Avenue
Port Elizabeth: Opinion Feeder
Opinion Feeder is Mikki San – music producer and part of Guns n’ Lazers, music photographer Jonathon Ferrira and blogger and Tarryn Lee Warner. Opinion Feeder is the nexus for the pioneers, junkies and entrepreneurs of the avante-garde. A collective focused on bringing unique insights into brands, products and individuals.
BLOG: Opinion Feeder
FACEBOOK: Opinion Feeder
Winners are announced 30 September.