An image of rapper Nasty C

South Africa is celebrating Youth Day on Thursday 16 June and here are some programming to inspire you.

Catch one of the hottest rappers on the scene at the moment, Nasty C, on TRACE Urban. He broke into the music scene with his hit single Juice Back and has continued to impress the global audience with a raw, unapologetic sound that speaks to the time. 

Nasty C

Get up close and personal with one of the youngest and newest kids on SA’s hip hop block on Wednesday 15 June at 19:00 on TRACE Urban. 

Also on TRACE Urban:
- Show love to some of your favourite young musical maestros. From hip hop and kwaito to house and R'n'B, you choose whose artistic courage you want to celebrate on Thursday 16 June at 10:00.

- You can also get your hands on a bursary in honour of the youth of 1976. Using the official #MakeYourMark hashtag, TRACE and Boston are looking to support the cause for education and want to change the lives of five deserving young people. 


Young Money will be talking about the state of entrepreneurship in Africa with some of this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 finalists.

Some of the topics include: the challenge of starting in various industries, funding, infrastructure and red-tape issues and of course the level of support of African enterprises by consumers and governments.

Don't miss Young Money 30 Under 30 on Wednesday 15 June at 21:30 on CNBC Africa. Some of the guests include Nadav Ossendryver (SA), Nkosana Mazibisa (Zimbabwe), Obinwanne Okeke (Nigeria) and Mogau Seshoene (SA) among others.


Catch the remake of the original Roots. The four-part series based on the best-selling novel by Alex Haley, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, recounts the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Watch Roots on Wednesday 15 June at 20:30.

Learn about other countries with Afripedia where each episode dedicates itself to shedding light on work from a group of creatives within Kenya, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. Watch Afripedia on Sunday 19 June at 17:30 on BET.


Also on BET:
Be inspired with the Black Ink Crew on Saturday 18 June at 23:10. Chase Destiny with Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson on Wednesday 15 June at 21:05.


Who can forget those lyrics “Forever Young, I wanna to be Forever Young” by Jay Z. Do you really want to live forever? Well Lungsta, Thomas and Siya Ngwekazi seem to want to live forever in Forever Young at 14:00 on Youth Day.

Freaky Friday

Also catch:
Studio Universal is having great 16 June entertainment movies like Nanny McPhee Returns at 13:10, Freaky Friday at 15:00 and College Road Trip at 16:45.