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Somizi named first male ambassador for woman’s makeup brand

Black Opal Somizi

South African choreographer and radio personality, Somizi, has become the first man in Africa to be a brand ambassador for women’s make-up brand, Black Opal. 

The Metro FM host couldn’t wait to share the exciting news, he took to Instagram where he said he broke boundaries as he becomes the first African male to be the face of ladies make-up.

“Iconic moment. Boundaries have been broken. Ladies and gentlemen I’m honored to announce @blackopalsa personality The first male to represent a make up brand. #blkopalxsomizi when God shows up. He shows off,” – shared Somizi on Instagram.

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Speaking to SowetanLIVE, Mhlongo said: “Being a face of a cosmetics company will give me a chance to bring a smile to their faces.”

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activist and co-founder of the gay-friendly Feathers Awards, Thami Kotlolo, said: “The LGBTI is excited about Mhlongo’s achievement. It is groundbreaking, if you take into consideration that cosmetics are huge within the LGBTI community.”

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WINNER OF INAUGURAL SUNDANCETV SHORT FILM COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

SundanceTV Ian Morgan

SundanceTV has announced the winner of the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for South Africa. The winner of the Jury Prize is Good Mourning by Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan.

Ian Morgan wins a trip for two to the premiere of his film at an event at Sundance Film Festival: London which takes place May 31 to June 3. Good Mourning will also be broadcast on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) later this year. SundanceTV was joined by MultiChoice as exclusive partner for the competition.

Good Mourning is a dark comedy about Ted, a professional mourner, who loves his job to death. However, one day he is challenged by a disbeliever, Sandrine, who questions his morals and ethical standpoint and the conversation takes an unlikely turn.

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“The SundanceTV Shorts Competition offers a unique platform to showcase the creativity of emerging filmmakers,” said Victoria Spitalieri, Marketing Director, AMC Networks International. “We’re incredibly excited to broadcast Ian Morgan’s film on SundanceTV Global later this year as well as to premiere Good Mourning at an event during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival: London. We’d like to thank all of the South African filmmakers who submitted entries as well as our partners who generously supported this exciting initiative.”

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