Businesses Owned By J Something. J’Something is originally from Portugal, his real name is Joao da Fonseca and he moved to Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa when he was seven years old. He was raised by his mother Maria after his parents separated. He completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing at Stellenbosch University before moving to Johannesburg, where he was a studio manager at the SoulCandi Studios. J Something is also part of a musical band called Mi Casa, the band was formed in early 2011 in Johannesburg when all three future members were at a night lounge and decided to perform together. A few months later, they released an album titled Micasa Music, which “went gold” quickly and won several awards at the 18th Annual MTN South Africa Music Awards in 2012. In 2015 they returned with their double disc album Home Sweet Home which includes hit singles Chocolate & Barman featuring Big Nuz and DJ Tira. Below are some of the businesses owned by J Something.
Something’s Cool Productions
Something’s Cool is a production company partnership between Joao Da Fonseca, better known as J’Something, the lead vocalist of popular local trio Mi Casa, and Dale Herbst. Their mission with their new venture is to take African TV to greater heights. The idea for Something’s Cool came to light between these two guys and is already seeing progress. They plan on going full steam ahead by conceptualising new ideas and bringing them to life. VUZU Amp appointed Something’s Cool to produce a brand new documentary/reality show titled “Rich Kids”. This new show was aired on VUZU Amp on the 16th of April 2015.
Something’s Cooking by J’Something
Something’s Cooking by J’Something is a home away from home, a restaurant like no other. The menu is inspired by J’s South African and Portuguese roots as well as the combination of Asian and other contemporary influences. After spending some time with his own food TV show he’s expanded into a restaurant. J’Something opened his first restaurant in Pretoria’s Time Square Sun International’s multi-billion rand development. With it came the realisation of J’Something’s lifelong dream to open his own restaurant.
J’Something, SA’s much loved muso and foodie delighted palates again, but this time it’s in the gin industry, with the launch of his venture and new craft gin, Jin Gin. With so many local and international gin brands available in a fiercely competitive market, J’Something’s thinking was simple: “I wanted to do something that I love. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but a good G&T always hit the spot. The team at Craft Link helped me create a gin that not only suits my audience and their palates but that also represents something different in the market; ultimately it represents my story. I mean it’s still a gin, it’s just ‘something different’.” J Something told Independent Online.