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Bonang’s House Of BNG Is Finally Here!

Bonang premiered her highly anticipated ‘House of BNG’ MCC at a glitzy celebrity packed affair.

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Bonang Matheba continues on her winning streak. The 31 year old media personality finally gave her highly anticipated range of Methode Cap Classique (MCC) the sparkling treatment we’ve come to know from her. And true to her reputation, Matheba becomes the first black woman to boast this feat.

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Triumphant! Bonang Matheba will now bank on her famous quotable – ‘Champagne darling!’ Photo Credit: Bonang via Instargram

It showed on Monday when she looked triumphant in a burgundy plunging gown at her exclusive launch party. The shindig, which was attended by a considerable celebrity electorate, came days after Queen B first announced that her very own ‘champagne’, would be hitting the shelves within the month.

 

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A glammed up troop of South Africa’s most recognisable faces was assembled to celebrate the unveiling House of BNG.

The A-lister guest list included Somizi, whose appearance thrilled fans and triggered a social trend as fans could not revelling the plot twist. The two once inseparable buddies seemed to have put behind their long history of feuding behind, choosing instead to laugh it all in front of photographers.

House of BNG will be available at Woolies and online first before seeing other retailers. Photo Credit: IOL Lifestyle, via Twitter

We can’t stop but wonder if these scenes will make it on a potential crossover episode of Bonang’s Being Bonang, or Somizi‘s Living The Dream? After all, Legend Manqele, the executive producer for both shows, couldn’t stop gushing about the iconic reunion of Mzansi’s most loved celebrity chomies.

The House of BNG launch comes just days after Bonang debuted her new Cosmopolitan cover.

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Mo’ge embraces her well publicised love for the pink hue, as she dons a cute pink number for the ‘Boss, Babe’ issue. It also took place not long after the people’s returned from her stay in New York, where she’s said to have been filming her looming reality show – Bonang, Coming to America. 

The House of BNG will be available exclusively at Woolies and online for a while, before being sent to other retailers. Both bottles of Brut and Brut Rose (750 ML) will cost you as… little as R399.00 each.

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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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Esprit Launches in South Africa!

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Esprit is launching in South Africa with three intriguing, multi-faceted flavours – Mango with a twist of Chilli, Watermelon and Strawberry with a twist of Lime, and Blueberry and Basil with a twist of Hibiscus.

 

These are exciting and novel flavours that inspire an independent spirit and sassy confidence. The flavours are matched by distinctive packaging, including striking iconography and colours, and a bold campaign statement: “own your flavour”.

“Esprit is part of the global trend towards interestingly flavoured alcoholic drinks. It embraces the individuality of the modern South African consumer, those who knows who they are and exactly what they want,” says Tania Kotze, Esprit Brand Strategy Manager.

This launch allows Esprit to offer those who are unique, self-assured and self-affirming a drink that reflects their unique personalities. Esprit is expected to be in stores by March 2019, so look out for the advertising campaign that’s as interesting and unique as the drink itself.

Visit espritofficial.com to read more about the new delicious flavours!

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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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