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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.


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

Welcome to Wakanda!

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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.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

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.

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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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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

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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