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Mzansi Entertainment Dynasty Beckons: Bonang, Minnie & Boity Dominate Gigs

Without a doubt, Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Boity constitute the three golden girls, and Noeleen, Zahara and Nonhle Thema are amongst those who can attest. But are they getting all the jobs?

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Without a doubt, Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Boity constitute the three golden girls. They have pushed the boundaries to secure multiple endorsement deals with local and global brands. They also juggle several gigs that bring radio, modelling, acting and presenting on multiple stations to their impressive resumes.

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But while their rise to this unprecedented level of success is a source of inspiration for many, there are fears in the industry that the monopoly functions to the detriment of peers who are gunning for piece of the cake.

At some point, Minnie Dlamini had so much on her plate that she could not fully commit to her filming schedule on Mzansi Magic hit drama series Rockville, forcing her to part ways with the production.

Similarly, Matheba scored a gig with Supersport which contravened the terms of her contract with the SABC since these are rival companies. Subsequently, she was fired from her job as a Metro FM. But that was just enough to finish that gig before returning to the station. Because, ratings.

The three have amassed over 2 million followers on Twitter between themselves. Who wouldn’t want to tap into that?

MINNIE REPLACES NOELEEN & ZAHARA , BACK TO BACK

We reported earlier this year that the SABC reversed their decision to cancel the talk show 3 Talk, opting to resurrect the once popular show by roping in the talents of Minnie Dlamini to help boost ratings. Despite being one of the most talked about shows on the facebooks, the long running feat was only pulling a little over 400 000 viewers. With her popularity and legions of dedicated fans from the younger demographic, Dlamini is the perfect replacement.

The trend continues. The star is said to be in talks with Nedbank over a new brand ambassadorship contract that will see afro pop singer Zahara mapping the exit. While the company has not confirmed (nor deny) whether or not they plan to renew their deal with the songbird, they have gushed about talks with Dlamini’s team.

IN WITH BOITY, OUT WITH NONHLE

QuenchSA.com also reported last month that Nonhle Thema has been canned as the host of e.tv entertainment fix Club808 for simply being “too old to bring in ratings for the show”. The controversial star denied the rumours at the time with the local press alleging that she was unaware of this decision for the longest time.

“They use the same people for everything”, laments an observer. “Shouldn’t they give others a go at this?”

We don’t know either. Perhaps its unfair to expect the cake to be shared when it is clear some have a bigger grind than others. But these replacements? Hit us up using the hashtag #QuenchSA

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Khanya Mkangisa and Nick Soul To Dish Showbiz Tips At Looming PUMA Shindig

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For their final Select X Stories of the year, PUMA will host a Q&A couch session with Nicholas Nkuna AKA “Nick Soul” and Khanya Mkangisa from 11 am on Saturday 17th November at the SELECT Courtyard in Braamfontein.

This event is titled “The Actors”, and the conversation topic will cover the showbiz and acting industry.

Hailing from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Nick Soul was catapulted onto the world stage when he was cast as ‘Simba’ in The Lion King in 2012 and he’s also known for his role in SABC1’s TV series Skeem Saam. Actress and television presenter Khanya Mkangisa made her debut at the age of 14 as a youth show presenter on YOTV and has been on the rise ever since.

The Select X Stories is a series of knowledge-sharing events celebrating street culture, art, media and music, as hosted by local creative legend Mpumelelo ‘Frypan’ Mfula. Engage with industry leaders, game-changing artists and disruptive trailblazers in an intimate Q&A couch session – past speakers include Thithi Nteta, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fumani Mthembi, Amaru da Costa and Theresho Selesho.

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Bonang Honoured At 5 For Change Black Tie Gala

Bonang Matheba triumphantly collected her 5 For Changemaker award in Joburg this past weekend.

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Bonang Matheba accepts 5 For Change award
Photo Credit: Themba Mokase

This past Saturday, the 7th Annual 5 For Change Black Tie Gala debuted in Jozi with a sold-out house under the city light. It was an unforgettable night with a performance by smash-hit songstress Lady Zamar keeping the crowd on their feet with hits like ‘My Baby’, ‘Love is Blind’, ‘Collide’ and many more and keeping the night flowing was none other than South Africa’s multi-talented MC and personality Maps Maponyane!

5forChange Jhb Event photographed by Wynand van der Merwe and Jacques McKenzie for Wynand van der Merwe Photography. Bonang Matheba received the first #5forchangemaker award at the Maps Maponyane piloted shindig. Photo Credit: Photo Credit: @wynandvandermerwephotography on Instagram.

The event raised funds and awareness for 5 social enterprise beneficiares: Dlala Nje, Olico Maths Education, Hustlenomics, CRSP Dsgn and enke: Make Your Mark. The guests got the opportunity to mingle with the young leaders’ of these organizations and learn how they’re making South Africa a better place and how to get involved.

And adding to the excitement was the live luxury item auction where attendees got to bid on a range of high-end items and experiences – including the biggest item of the evening – a chartered private flight to and from the exclusive Leopard Creek Country club and a day of golf on the world renowned course.

An important element this year was giving recognition to those in South Africa who give back to the community and the event founders we’re proud to present South Africa’s multi –award winning TV presenter, philanthropist, reality star and style icon, Bonang Matheba, with the first-ever ‘5 For Changemaker Award’!

She was celebrated on the night for her work as the Founder of The Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund and for using her platform to advance social justice issues in South Africa and around the world.

“Launching the 5 For Change Black Tie Gala in Joburg was a long time dream for us and the evening absolutely surpassed our wildest dreams. We are so grateful to Joburg for embracing us like this!”, said 5 For Change Managing Director, Robyn Deutsch

The 2018 5 For Change Black Tie Gala promised to be an unforgettable night and it truly was. Keep an eye on the #5FC2018 platforms for official event photos and video coming soon.

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Pregnant Lootlove Debuts Adorable Twin Baby Bump Pics!

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Fridays are usually reserved for the premiering of brand new music in South Africa. But while we were treated to our usual supply of fresh boops this afternoon, Lootlove’s baby bump snaps have easily melted way more hearts!

 

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It’s a phenomenal time to be me. God and my ancestors came together for me and blessed me with something so wonderful! I’m pregnant!😆🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ I won’t lie! I’m shoooook! Haha! 😆 I always thought I was cool 🤣😋… and now to find out that I’m having twins makes me even cooler! I am carrying Hip and Hop 😋🤣 This is the most beautiful time of my life. Most precious. The scariest and the most exciting. I’m completely vulnerable and sensitive. I’m excited! I’m nervous but all that goes away when I feel weird little “gas bubbles” which I now know are little kicks because I’m carrying life. A reminder of the miracle and wonder that is God. ❤️ As “personalities”/“celebrities”, we are selfishly required to share every moment in our lives and when we don’t, we have people around us that we think we can trust, who gladly do it for us wether it hurts/compromises us and those we love or not. We constantly have vultures flying above us ready to share our private lives in the most non-emotional manner ever. You may forget but all I am is Human. Flesh and blood and nothing will ever change that and yes, my life is your entertainment, I get that, but try walk a mile in my shoes. The most important thing for me has been protecting my family, my persons family, his beautiful children and respecting tradition. My silence has had everything to do with making sure that everyone who matters has their moment with this, that they feel everything, from shock to happiness to curiosity to excitement, ALL OF IT, Alone, Without the rest of the country pitching in, hounding them/adding commentary/calling or harassing them etc. Its a beautiful time, it’s a sacred time, it’s OUR time. I am BEAMING! Here’s to LOVE. Here’s to forever with the greatest gifts of them all. P.S If you see me in the streets, please don’t touch my tummy… I will punch you in the throat! 😃😘 K thanks byeeeee ❤️🌻😍😃😇🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ 📸: @aust_malema 💃🏾: @siya_weloveher 💋: @preciousxabamakeup #LootLoveSquared👑

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Also, she’s pregnant with twins, which “makes me cooler”, so there’s that.

The Media personality surprised fans when she shared the pictures of her sporting a baby bump on her Instagram page. The discernibly joyous mom to be has two cute faces drawn on her tummy for the twins, which she’s playfully referring to as Hip and Hop respectively.

Lootlove has been seeing Hip Hop artist Reason for a minute now, and the two have kept their romance below the radar and out of the press. That hasn’t stopped fans and celebrities from congratulating the couple on their looming bundles of joy!

Congrats Lootlove and Reason!

 

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