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7 Signs You Are Being Catfished: How To Spot Oscar Winning Fakes Online

An increasing number of people are falling prey to the seductions of dreams carefully curated and sold online by people who pose as someone else.



An increasing number of people are falling prey to the seductions of dreams carefully curated and sold online by people who pose as someone else. Usually, the faked personas are designed to appear much more appealing than an average person would be, a trick used to lure millions everyday as they search for possible partners on the web.

In fact, fake relationships online are so common that Criminal Minds actor Thomas Gibson once found himself suffering the harsh blows of finding out he has wasted a great deal of his time, let alone heart, participating in what sadly turned out to be catfishing hoax. It was heartbreaking and well, embarrassing. Just how you felt when it dawned on you that your smoking hot Twitter crush was but a Google image legit.

Turn the wheel back to the Mxit days (if you are that old, which we are). Therein lies wisdom in all things relating to created characters. If that doesn’t ring a bell, you might remember some of the first usernames you used to attract attention to your profile and motivate some action for those random sexts later in the evening. Were you @SexyBeast533? That alone, was a start of your catfishing tendency.

Only, you stopped. Realised it was all lame and moved on to better things when Mxit lost the spark.

Not the same can be said for many users online who thrive on masterminding fake relationships by pretending to be someone they are not.

Here is how to tell you are being catfished.

Rule of thumb, if someone online appears too good to be true, they are false. Leave it there.

When a random person, who happens to be extremely attractive suddenly starts chatting you up online and showing major interest, the games have started.

Although they have a full profile on the particular social network in which your relationship is flourishing, you can’t quite find them on other public platforms such as Skype.

Getting their physical address is a mission. And a half…

Promises of visits will start happening at some point. But none of it will ever pan out.

Another clue is what happens during calls. The noise in the backgrounds will usually be minimal, because they are going out of their way to protect the fibs.

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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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