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Siyavuma! Celebrities Who Answered Their True Calling

List of celebrities that ply their trade in the entertainment industry that have answered the calling to become a Sangoma.

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News of Mzansi’s celebrities answering their calling to serve their ancestors as sangomas resurfaced to the fore when speculation that Boity  had underwent training for the rare gift did the rounds this week. Boity later quelled the waters from the rumour mill, choosing her Instagram page to confirm the fact that she is indeed a sangoma.  She is one of a handful of entertainers in the country who have not been coy about their spiritual gift. Below is a list of celebrities who ply their trade in the entertainment industry that have embraced their calling.

READ: Is Boity Becoming A Sangoma?

BOITY THULO

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Boity’s personality shines bright in congress with her gift. Photo Cred: Instagram

The actress and presenter is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have chosen to make their calling public. Of the few images that Boity has posted on her Instagram donning the traditional healer apparel, her personalty and spunk always couples the nicely captured frame. Slay girl!


LETOYA MAKHENE

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Letoya has since returned to the television screen on SABC 1s Generations, The Legacy. Photo Cred: TheEdgeSearch.com

Following learning of her spiritual gift, Letoya Makhene took a hiatus from a blossoming career that included acting and singing to focus on her calling. She has since returned to the small screen after finding it difficult to assist her patients partly due to her popularity.


DINEO RANAKA

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The last episode of Dineo’s Diary ended on a cliffhanger when she visited a traditional healer to learn more about her gift. Photo Cred: Vuzu.com

In season 4 of her reality show, Dineo’s DiaryDineo Ranaka had revealed details about her calling. The radio jock let camera’s into her world, documenting all her trials and tribulations, troubles and triumphs with no filter in sight.


BUHLE MDA

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The acapella group songstress made her calling public via her Facebook page where she detailed how ‘As Africans, at times we have to answer to greater beings than ourselves‘ (Full story here). The award winning group, The Soil had found a replacement in the interim however the vocalist has spoken of her return to singing.

READ: The Soil Singer Taking A Break To Attend Ancestral Calling


Lerato Mvelase

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The first image Lerato posted after she returned from initiation. Photo Cred: Instagram

Actress Lerato Mvelase also embraced her calling using her social media platform to inform her fans about her journey. In the caption of her post, The Road  actress made mention of how taxing her journey was, being away from her loved ones and the connection that was strengthened with God and her ancestors in the three-month long initiation.

 

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Mlindo The Vocalist Collabs with Nathi in New Single ‘Imali’

Joburg ‘ballers on a budget’ have given them the blues.

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Mlindo The Vocalist on Friday made a big return to the music scene through the release of his brand new single ‘Imali’. This time the KZN native has partnered with Nathi.

Of the collab, Mlindo the Vocalist said: “ I am a big fan of Nathi and I am so honoured to have him on the song with me. I actually can’t really believe that I have a song with Nathi!“ said the ‘Egoli’ hit maker.

The song soulfully explores the age-old experience that countless South Africans have had to undertake of moving to Johannesburg to work and support their families back home. It also describes the pain of becoming successful and people only see you as a meal ticket.

“A lot of people know how it feels to be financially responsible for your family – black tax – and sometimes even your friends. You don’t even enjoy going out anymore because everyone looks to you when the bill comes,” said Mlindo.

Stream or Download ‘Mali’ here: Mlindo.lnk.to/MFN

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Uzalo’s Mastermind Making a Comeback?

Sounded too good to be true!

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Mzansi’s favourite gangster; Ntokozo ‘TK’ Dlamini, famously known for his role on SABC 1’s Uzalo, was rumoured to  be on his way back on the daily soapie. He, and dynamic partner-in-crime, Nay Maps were suggested to have reunited to bring back the mayhem that Mastermind and Mxolisi caused on screen.

The on-screen chemistry that Nay Maps and TK exude makes it a no-brainer to bring back the duo, after Uzalo’s ratings have been on the downward trajectory. TK teased his followers on Instagram, with a snap claiming that he merely bumped into his former co-conspirator.

The picture of the two sent more than 50 thousand fans into a frenzy, with nostalgic memories of their bromance on the show. It has now been confirmed by the show’s publicist that the two will not be returning to Uzalo.

 

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The last time Ntokozo was on Uzalo was in early 2019, when he assisted his friend escape prison. Nay Maps is still contracted to The Fergusons production, The Queen; while TK’s last acting gig was on The River as Prosecutor Sihle Ngema.

Keep it locked here for any developments on the story.

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Big Details on Burna Boy’s Upcoming Album

Diddy, Timbaland and Anderson Paak have production credits on the project.

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Burna Boy’s fans will be thrilled to know that his 5th album lands on August 13th. Following on the success of his critically lauded African Giant, which earned the Nigerian Afrobeats hitmaker a Grammy nomination, Burna’s looming project will arrive in a world that is ready to give him his flowers.

In an interview with the New York Times, the Gum Body singer and rapper revealed a few details pertaining to the album.

Entitled Twice as Tall, the tape will find the 29-year-old collaborating with a bevy of America’s most sought after producers to deliver material that will premiere to an audience that is spread across the world.

Twice as Tall is executive produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who is responsible for some of the biggest careers such as Notorious B.I.G, Jennifer Lopez and amongst other best selling megastars, Mary J. Blige. From this alone one can glean that the album will be aiming at the perfecting balancing of his Afrofusion sound with elements that will take him much further on the Billboard charts.

And Diddy was happy to confirm in the interview that they are working on nothing less than a hit album. “A lot of times when an artist wants to be coached or pushed to maybe a greater level, that’s where I’ve come in,” he said. “He, as every artist, he wants his music to be heard by the world…”

Along with Diddy, Timbaland and Anderson Paak also boast production credits.

Burna Boy is adding the final touches to the album, which he said was completely guided the “spirits”. It was recorded mostly during the pandemic, the album will draw sonic influences Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica and the US.

Guest appearances include Naughty by Nature, Sauti Sol and Senegalese legend Youssou N’Dour. Fans can expect a Zulu choir, electro influences, alternative R&B and organic instruments from West Africa and Zimbabwe.

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