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Zulu Princess! 10 Times Nomzamo Mbatha Owned Her Heritage

They’ve all taken and posted snaps showcasing their heritage for the public holiday on their timelines, but Nomzamo Mbatha has left not a shadow of doubt that she is a super proud Zulu gal! Take a look

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Indeed, seeing local celebrities paint their timelines with all kinds of colours and prints for Heritage Day throughout Thursday was a refreshing sight. And we, being very vigilant in following the lives of those who make lots of money from looking like themselves, were rather overly excited to find out who decided to wear what as part of taking it back to the roots and celebrating their heritage. But while we loved all the beautiful garments and accessories put on display, we suddenly remembered that some stars do not always have to wait for a certain day to show pride in their tradition – no shade.

One such girl is the gorgeous Nomzamo Mbatha! Mbatha leaves not an opportunity to play around with her fashion choices and loves incorporating an authentic African touch to her look whenever she can. Dubbed by many as the ‘Zulu princess’, the Tell Me Sweet Something actress has proven many a time that she loves being an African woman. Here are some snaps adorning the interweb with a beautiful touch of Zulu fierceness .

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The actress, who stars on Isibaya and Umlilo, is also the lead actress on local romantic comedy Tell Me Something. There, she stars alongside the likes of Maps Maponyane as a disillusioned writer who must reconcile her rocky romantic history with potential for new love. Read our reviews HERENomzamo-Mbatha2 It would also prove that natural beauty and embracing her culture so very effortlessly, and without being in anyone’s face about it, would work wonder for the KZN actress. Earlier this year, she scored herself a pretty big gig as the face of global cosmetics brand Neutrogena. Nomzamo+Mbatha Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.34.41 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.35.19 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.35.45 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.36.14 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.36.34 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.37.17 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.38.09 AM

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Thuso Mbedu Scores Leading Role In American Series

Emmy Award nominated South African actress, Thuso Mbedu, has been cast as ‘Cora’ – the leading character on a looming American television series

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South African TV audiences first encountered her through the telly when she first appeared on Generations; The Legacy in the not-so-distant past. Four years later, Thuso Mbedu has paced through hoops to become the first South African actress to score a leading role in an American series!

Mbedu has been picked to star as the lead character on Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of The Underground Railroad. The actress will be taking on the role of Cora – the main character in the critically lauded novel.

The 27 year old’s history of flirtations with Hollywood dates back to 2018 and 2019, when she received International Emmy Award nominations for her stellar portrayal of Winnie on Mzansi Magic drama series – Is’thunzi. Although she didn’t bring any of the prestigious gongs home, there’s no lack of evidence that her star has now sky rocketed to global horizons.

The Underground Railroad tells the story of a young Cora’s journey as she negotiates her way in the pre-war South, according to Variety. Following her escape from a Georgia plantation, she discovers the existence of a railroad with a secret network of tracks and tunnels.

“My thumb and neurons are failing me right”, jotted the actress on her Instagram. “So I’ll just do as most South Africans do when this happens: I GOT THE JOB!!!”

 

 

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Babes Wodumo Fined & Released on Bail

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Babes Wodumo and her sister were on Monday fined R1000 after failing to show up on court this past Friday. Real name Bongekile Simelane, Babes and her sister, Nondumiso Simelane appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The fine comes after the two had blamed their absence on a car breakdown on their way to court from Pietermaritzburg. The sistren claim to have been out of town attending gigs the night before their car’s said malfunction.

Tipcee was given a warning.

The three are being accused of assaulting a woman in Durban last month. The alleged assault came a day after Babes shared a video of her former boyfriend – Mampintsha – assaulting her on Instagram live.

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Everyone’s Talking about DJ Sbu’s Nipsey Hussle Speech

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DJ Sbu at Nipsey Hussle's memorial

He’s definitely never been afraid to step outside of the convention to make a splashy point.

From plugging his energy drink onstage at the 2015 Metro FM Music awards (and being suspended shortly after), to faking a Forbes Africa cover (which reportedly resulted in legal action), it’s quite obvious that DJ Sbu has mastered the art of shocking. Unprovoked.

The multi hyphenate media personality and entrepreneur grabbed more headlines when on Tuesday, he shared a clip in which he addresses the crowd at Nipsey Hussle’s memorial gathering in Los Angeles, California.

RELATED: THE FORBES AFRICA DJ SBU COVER THAT WASN’T 

In it, Sbu introduces himself as the ‘ambassador for Hip Hop music’. And more… so much more.

“My name is DJ Sbu. I come all the way from Johannesburg in South Africa. I’m here as an ambassador for Hip Hop music and the culture in the entire African continent. I represent musicians from the whole continent”, says the Sbu in the clip, which does not feature the rest of the speech.

While some have made fun of the questionable claims in the speech, some have commanded the successful entrepreneur’s guts.

 

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