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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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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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