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10 Times Maps Owned That Nerd Look You Couldn’t Get Right

Maps Maponyane will be taking on the threads with his clothing line set for the shelves this summer. Let’s stalk and stay woke to the moments he earned fashion respect

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Maps Maponyane will not be too impressed when he finds we have called him a nerd because it’s not 2010 anymore, being a nerd has once again lost its sex appeal. But we are sure everyone will stand with us on that one. The media personality turned actor turned designer has given his classy look the nerdy edge we never would have thunk it possibly needed.

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It did. It works. And, his taste in impeccable form fitting suits and effortless casual street style have earned him the interests of a certain online fashion retail website, with whom he is now partnering for a clothing line due for the shelves sometime in the coming summer.

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Although we are psyched for him and do hope we get the opportunity to finally stalk his normally striking wardrobe, well sort of, we happen to be amongst those who never slept on his great fashion sense.

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You know you are distinguished gentleman when you plan tennis. In a suit.

Let’s take a look at 10 times that the Tell Me Sweet Something star proved he owns the nerd look without any rivals to give the run for his threads.

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Admittedly, there were times when we could have sworn Maps was low key auditioning for Top Billing. There was a time when word was doing the rounds that he actually was already in talks to take on the premium lifestyle show’s presenting duties soon after Tell Me Sweet Something hit the theatres.

Maps Maponyane StyleLord behold, look at how he pulls off the debonair look…

Maps Maponyane Style

But it’s not just all blazers, otherwise people might start thinking you are one dimensional. Besides, you don’t want certain sporty brands to think they can’t have you be their brand ambassador. Not if you are Maps and make lots of money via modelling.

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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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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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