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Nomzamo Mbatha & Maps Maponyane’s On Screen Chemistry Beams In New Local Rom Com

Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane showcase their skills as they claim the lead on Akin Omotoso’s upcoming romantic comedy, Tell Me Sweet Something. Here’s why you have to see it



Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane showcase their skills as they claim the lead on Akin Omotoso’s upcoming romantic comedy, Tell Me Sweet Something. Set to hit the theatres on September 4th, the film centres around Moratiwa (Mbatha), an aspirant writer who is having difficulty generating new ideas. After recovering from her previous situationship which ended with the ex never returning from a trip to ‘buy milk’ – (not even a Whatsapp message guy?), her bestie – Tashaka (Ziqubu) encourages her to pursue dating. That’s when she meets SA’s top celebrity model, Nat Masilo (Maponyane).

Nomzamo and Maps Tell Me Sweet Something

Here is why you can’t miss this movie for anything:

It’s an authentic South African love story

Chick flicks are great, but the narrative on black relationships seldom explores the unique dynamics that render our romantic bonds different, fascinating and exciting. With our traditional frameworks and cultural landscape, romance in Africa can be quite different from those depicted in western settings. What sets our love stories apart is the lobola, the taxi rank, the whistles and all of it. And we are hoping Tell Me Sweet Something will showcase this without holding back.

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Eye candy

Much dust has been paid to the adage, ‘Don’t rely on that body!’ by Maps Maponyane and we are signing no petition to stop the whips. And appropriately, he charges for it. Playing celebrity model Nat Masilo (Can someone please start a coffee shop with that name?), the 25 year old drops fabric to flaunt his refined phyique during some shoot. Mbatha’s dimples steal almost every scene she appears in on the trailer, of course. Yes, the casting call probably called for ‘a super hot couple’. Looks like they found it.

Maps Maponyane Tell Me Sweet Something

Your faves are on it

Objectification aside, the movie deploys the talents of an all star cast that includes the gorgeous Nomzamo Mbatha, Maps Maponyane, Kagiso Lediga, Thomas Gumede, Thembi Seete, Thishiwe Ziqubu and Mandisa Bardill. Besides, you haven’t seen Thembi Seete in a pink wig since Boom Shaka days. We don’t quite remember if any of their wigs were actually pink, but hey…

Nomzamo Mbatha and Thembi Seete Tell Me Something

Turns out Johannesburg has love!

Who would have thought local writers would even consider the possibility of shunning the typical depiction of the city as a fast paced crime ridden jungle where an innocent girl from a village comes in search for a better life only to end up as a prostitute who gets killed? This film gives us the rare opportunity to re-imagine Johannesburg as a place with a decent, warm, beautiful and soft side. A place conducive for triumphant romance. The charm and sweet nostalgia is refreshing to say the least.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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