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9 Big Brother Mzansi Break Out Stars: Where Are They Now?

Here’s a quick run down of what the most popular break out stars from Big Brother Mzansi have been up to.

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They shot to instant fame after appearing on Big Brother Mzansi.

But many of the former contestants from the reality show have gone on to pursue thriving careers in showbiz – some with more success than others. And although the 3rd season of show will not be airing this year as expected, interest in another season remains firm amongst avid viewers. Here’s a look at what some of the most popular personalities from the show are now up to.

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K2

K2 has probably forged the most noteworthy musical career amongst all the former housemates so far. The Lepara rapper has garnered himself a steady following which has, amongst other things, kept him relevant.

READ K2 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I RAP FOR THE PEOPLE.’

 

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MBALI NKOSI

Mbali Nkosi has become a household name since being evicted from the house. The 27 year old has gone to present the All Access TV show on Mzansi Magic alongside Nomzamo Mbatha and Anga Makubalo. All of that came after she frequented the news anchor desk at ANN7. Elsewhere, she gave music the essential try with a single called ‘S.M.A.T. Rain’. While many feel that the single really doesn’t deserve a sequel, there’s no denying Mbali is on a triumphant roll.

BB Mzansi 2 Mbali Nkosi

READ: ‘I HAD TO FIGHT FOR EVERYTHING I HAVE’ – MBALI NKOSI INTERVIEW

BLUE MBOMBO

Blue is a cast member of popular Mzansi Magic reality television show Diski Divas. The show chronicles the lives of spouses, girlfriends and exes of South African soccer players. Blue was voted the Sexiest Women in South Africa in 2016 by Sowetan readers, and was recently announced as the face of a beauty product called Reviv.

Blue Mbombo

LEXI 

Lexi has been a constant fixture in the press, in part due to her larger than life character and her trendy clap backs on Twitter. But that is not the only thing she has been up to. Lexi stars on her reality show alongside her boyfriend, Big Brother season 2 winner Mandla Hlatshwayo.

Mandla and Lexi

MANDLA

Mandla won himself a nifty R1 million from the show’s second season, after leading the most controversial season yet. But he wasn’t about to let that dry up. The reality show star has since ventured into other things – like being a host on the Pls Call Me programme, star in his own reality show Mandla & Lexi as well as start up his own tuck shop. Smart guy.

EX

While many of his counterparts mentioned in this list seem to have taken the reality TV path further after their stay in the house, Ex turned his full attention to his music career.

K2 and Ex

NTOMBI

Ntombi followed her co-win with a media career that brought us a season of Ntombi & Ace and a song, Qabashwe, after that. Unfortunately she has recently gone under the radar, especially after she and Ace were busted shifting some illegal drugs last year.

ACE

Well Ace and Ntombi are an item, so everything that applies to her also applies to him. Reality show, the Qabashwe song and then the drug thing.

CHELSEA

Mbali’s bff on Big Brother is a news anchor at ANN7.


Photo Credit: Mbali Nkosi Instagram.com (thanks to OnAirPhoto), Mandla & Lexi Mzansimagic.tv. All photos: Instagram.com

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Boity Apologising for Her Throwback Homophobic Remarks Is A Good Start

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The surfacing of archived tweets containing homophobic sentiments by a slew of South African celebrities has opened dialogues about the toxic heterosexist landscape of the local entertainment business. 

Just days after her first ever Hip Hop joint set the streets ablaze and earned the media-personality-turned-rapper her first number one on iTunes, Boity has had to apologise for homophobic remarks she tweeted almost a decade ago. She also acknowledged that while her views have changed along with her growth, she used to be quite the outspoken homophobe back then.

The apology comes after a series of old homophobic tweets resurfaced. She was only 19 years old when she vented her hateful spleen towards the queer community, but she has grown a lot over the years. Her views on sexuality were “warped” back then, but she knows better now.

Tweeted Boity amid backlash; “A decade ago, I was naive, homophobic, young and didn’t know better”, she explained. ” I was 19 and my views on sexuality were warped. We grow, our views change and we do better. It’s gut-wrenching and embarrassing to see them now however I am not the same person I was 10 years ago.”

She proceeded to apologise to everyone she has hurt in the old tweets.


The tweets in question were published over different occasions. In one, she is upset by what she perceives to be a surge in the representation of black gay male romance in local TV soapies.

In another scathing tweet, she leaves no shred of doubt about how she feels about the queer community.  
Boity’s apology was met with further debates about the unaddressed homophobia that goes on unchecked in the South African entertainment business.

Despite increasing visibility, what with the likes of Somizi and, amongst other Nakhane Toure proudly shining the spotlight on the existence of gay people in the creative industry, there’s no doubt the business remains rigidly heterosexist.

Tweets allegedly published on Nadia Nakai and Rouge’s Twitter years ago have also attracted some interest, but the two rappers are yet to take actual ownership. That remains to be seen.

While polarising, Boity’s apology has been embraced by many as a good start at acknowledging the pain she has caused many people. She herself was young at the time, and how many of us wish we could have expressed ourselves differently ten years ago.

 

 

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Bonang Covers GQ’s “Power Issue”!

Bonang has become the first female South African celeb to get a standalone GQ cover, ever! Details on the “Power” Issue

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Our Queen Bonang has become the first female South African celebrity to feature as a stand alone on the cover of GQ Magazine

The men’s lifestyle publication on Thursday unveiled Bonang as the cover girl for their September “Power Issue”. In it, the media Queen tackles the role of power in “the year of the woman”, touches on her hopes for the future and also chats, ironically, about stuff you will never hear her talk about.

And although the issue hits the stands this Monday on the 27th, we wonder if that list includes her highly publicized relationship with her former boyfriend AKA, with whom she split earlier this year.

She threw some subtle hints on how that relationship has shifted her approach to romance on her reality show Being Bonang; revealing at the time that she has not intentions of dating anyone, anytime soon.

She’s also pleading the fifth on her fallout with former BFF Somizi, with whom she’s said to have settled old scores at the recent DStv Viewers Choice Awards announcements private function. Bonang is said to have been polite to Somgaga, despite the recent shade he tossed her way during an appearance on Pearl Thusi’s television show.

Moving beyond all that drama with a kind of grace that she’s become known for, Bonang has been moving on to even bigger wins in her career. Amongst those is her co-hosting duties at the looming Global Citizen stage, where she will be sharing the spotlight with the likes of Dave Chapelle, Trevor Noah and amongst others Oprah Winfrey.

The Power Issue features Bonang striking a bose pose in a black cleavage bearing blazer, which has hints of lightweight rose gold shimmer

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Boity Has Her Eyes Set On Dropping Some Music

Boity is set to be working hard to launch a music career, with a Nasty C collaboration in the works to kickstart it all!

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Boity usually raises temperatures with her consistent supply of stunning snaps on her social media accounts. But one picture was accompanied by a caption that left fans debating amongst themselves.

The 28-year old media personality appears to be announcing a single, but didn’t follow up with details around premiere dates and things of that nature. Known mainly for television presenting, her beauty business ventures and some acting, the announcement caught many off-guard.


But, she’s reportedly serious about launching a successful music career. An insider claims that she’s so advanced in her plans to take over the charts that she’s now eyeing an entire album.

In fact, Boity has been publicly toying with the idea of pursuing a music career for years now. Having teased fans with what appeared to be pics of recording sessions with Nasty C last year, Boity finally confirmed last year she had hopped in studio with him to work on a duet.

And back at Cassper Nyovest’s Fill Up Orlando Stadium in 2016, she treated Tsibipians to a few bars of her own, a mini session which had attendees with a lot to chat about.

Boity now joins a long list of television personalities who expanded their portfolios to take on the music business and vice versa. The likes of Naak Musiq, Thembi Seete and Zola 7 are a few names that transitioned between acting and presenting to being successful recording artists.

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