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Rapper AKA Set To Be Roasted On Comedy Central Africa

Comedy Central Roast of AKA

Comedy Central has announced that rapper AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes) is the next local celebrity who will be in the hot seat for the Comedy Central Roast next year February. 

ALSO READ: Gareth Cliff To Host Somizi’s ROAST

“THE SUPA MEGA @akaworldwide, is getting ROASTED!!! Will he come out a fella in BURNT Versace, or will the end be a victory lap?? Get those tickets and come witness the HEAT. #RoastofAKA @showmaxonline ,” Comedy Central wrote on Instagram.

AKA then wrote saying the previous roasts will be nothing compared to his.

“Every roast before this was practice. Take a seat, Bon Appetite,” he said.

The list of names of those set to roast the rapper will only be announced next year, but social media is already petitioning for Cassper Nyovest, ex girlfriend Bonang Matheba and baby mama DJ Zinhle to be part of the panel.

His roast will take place at the Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg. Tickets are available to the public from computicket.

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Ndalo Media shuts down

Khanyi Dhlomo Ndalo Media

Businesswoman Khanyi Dhlomo has confirmed that her company Ndalo Media is closing down, saying her immediate focus is on her employees and stakeholders who have contributed to her business.

ALSO READ: Rapper AKA Shuts Down His Own Company, Beam Group

“I’m thankful for the opportunity we’ve had to touch millions of lives through our work and to all who have supported our brands in various ways,” she said in a short statement.

She had made the tough decision to close down “after much reflection”.

“At this point, my focus is on Ndalo Media’s employees and stakeholders who have all made a significant contribution to the business over the years. Thereafter, my focus will shift to the next chapter which I’ll share at the appropriate time.”

Sowetan Live on Thursday reported that Dhlomo had this week informed her employees the company – which owns among others Elle, Destiny and Destiny Man – would close its doors at the end of January after facing financial difficulty.

Staff was reportedly not paid their November salaries and in a letter penned by Khanyi, she promised to pay them on December 20.

According to News4, Sunday World in November reported the company faced liquidation as it owed CTP Printers over R13m.

Here is the full statement by Dhlomo:

After much reflection, I have taken the tough decision to close down Ndalo Media.

At this point, my focus is on Ndalo Media’s employees and stakeholders who have all made a significant contribution to the business over the years.

Thereafter, my focus will shift to the next chapter which I’ll share at the appropriate time.

I’m thankful for the opportunity we’ve had to touch millions of lives through our work and to all who have supported our brands in various ways.

– Khanyi Dhlomo

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Actor Maps Maponyane renovates his home

Maps Maponyane

Masego Maps Maponyane, who is the son of legendary soccer star and sports commentator, Marks Maponyane, has wowed his fans with apartment revamp photos.

ALSO READ: Media Personality Maps Maponyane Defends Nomzamo Mbatha On Twitter

Maps Maponyane, who is a television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voice over artist, philanthropist and business entrepreneur, had previously shared the lessons he learned after a failed business venture. 

Today, the star is now sharing some of his big achievements including successfully renovating his home, 

“Adulting isn’t easy, but it can be worth it. Home. Finally (sic),” – he wrote on Instagram.

In a Twitter post, Maps also revealed that he had wanted this for a long time.

“I’ve wanted this so bad. Home. Finally. Before. After,” he wrote.

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Fezile Makhanya and Nondyebo Dzingwa celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary

Fezile Makhanya and Nondyebo Dzingwa

Actor and television presenter, Fezile Makhanya and his wife, Miss Earth 2010, Nondyebo Dzingwa have celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.

ALSO READ: Fezile Makhanya Joins The Queen On Mzansi Magic

The former The Queen actor took to his Instagram account to praise his wife for being his everything.

“She took the broken pieces of my life and built herself the man of her dreams…Happy anniversary Mrs Makhanya. Uyathandwa! (sic),” he said.

The former The Queen actor broke many hearts when he went off the market in 2011, announcing his intention to marry his better half.

The couple got married in 2012 in a traditional ceremony in Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal among friends and family, no media was allowed.

Popular actor, Zolisa Xaluva, was among the sa celebrities invited. 

The couple is one of a few celebrity couples in South Africa who have managed to keep their business out of the spotlight.

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Counting down the hours…🐃🐂🐄

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Sho Madjozi to launch a clothing line

Sho Madjozi clothing line

Rapper and poet Sho Madjozi, whose real name is Maya Wegerif, has announced that she will be launching a clothing line.

ALSO READ: Sho Madjozi Hosts Pendoring Awards 2018 In Tsonga

On the 14th December, Sho Madjozi will be releasing two amazing projects at a go -her much anticipated debut album titled Limpopo Champions League and a clothing line in partnership with retail giant, Edgars.

Her very own unique clothing line will be available in stores across the country. “So my album drops this Friday along with my clothing line at Edgars,” she told her fans.

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Musician Skolopad buys her daughter a car

Skolopad and her daughter Amzozo

Local entertainer Skolopad, whose real name is Nonhlanhla Qwabe, has blessed her daughter Amzozo with a car for passing grade 11.

ALSO READ: Skolopad On Becoming The Second Wife

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Skolopad said her family had gone through a lot this year and her daughter deserves the gift.

“It’s been such a tough year for us but for my daughter particularly. She did well at school despite everything and that’s why I felt she deserved something. Losing her dad and almost losing me, among other things. I didn’t think she would do well at school and I would have understood but she surprised me.”

The star also said when she thought of all the hardships they went though this year and of every blessing they still have, she felt proud of her daughter’s strength.

Amzozo told the publication she was thankful that God had protected them the whole year and that her mom was blessed enough to buy her a car. 

“God is great. I am so happy and grateful for everything that he does for my family and that he made a way for my mother to do this for me. It’s an overwhelming feeling of joy that I have every time I look at the car and I will make my mother proud at school next year.”

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Zodwa Wabantu’s boyfriend handles fame like a man

Zodwa Wabantu and her boyfriend Ntobeko Linda

Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu has been opening more and more about her “ben 10” boyfriend Ntobeko Linda. She is now even confident to tag him on social media.

ALSO READ: Zodwa Wabantu’s Special Message To Her Ben 10 Boyfriend

Wabantu explained that the reason she was not able to tag him on social media is because she was afraid her fame will affect him negatively. However, her man proved that he can handle her fame like a man. 

Wabantu finally tagged her boyfriend Linda in an Instagram post with the caption: “Movie night every Wednesday Zodwa Wabantu & @ntobzz Finally I Tag him. He has handled this Fame Sh*t like a Man. He ain’t No Chris Brown”.

“I love the fact that he understands my job but more than that he knows that I come with prying eyes and people will want to invade his privacy because he’s close to me. But since the first time I shared his pictures or spoke about him, he has handled the fame thing with class and that is important,” – Zodwa told TshisaLIVE. 

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Palesa Morgan sends sweet message to her man Phat Joe

Palesa Morgan and Phat Joe

Model Palesa Morgan has written a sweet message to her man and television personality and radio DJ Phat Joe for his birthday earlier this week.

ALSO READ: Phat Joe Opens Up About His Late Ex-Girlfriend’s Suicide

Joe and Palesa have been engaged since 2016. The couple has an age difference of 18 years, but they couldn’t care less. 

As reported by earlier, Palesa, 26, looks forward to tying the knot with the love of her life Phat Joe, who is now 44. 

Taking to Instagram, Palesa admitted that she is obsessed with her bae. 

“Happy birthday Baby!!!! You know I’m so obsessed with you. I wish you a year of success in your business and years of health and laughter. Life isn’t always easy but you are the most incredible person how you handle life and people leaves me in awe…. May God grant you your hearts desires I hope you love what I have planned for you (sic),” – Palesa wrote on her Instagram account. 

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20 nominated schools announced for Clover Krush Goodness 2019

Clover Krush Goodness Connie Ferguson

In October 2018, Clover Krush announced that the #KrushGoodness project had returned and the brand put out a call for South Africans to nominate schools whose children are most in need of school shoes. South Africans heeded the call and nominations were received in abundance.

ALSO READ: Lalla Hirayama Opens Up About Clover Krush’s Mission

The 20 schools that received the most nominations, which will be visited when the 2019 school year kicks off, are:

1.       Buladitshaba Primary School, Gauteng
2.      Thembalihle Primary School, Gauteng
3.      Kgotlelelang Primary School, Gauteng
4.      James Nkosi Primary School, Gauteng
5.      Boiketlo Primary School, Limpopo
6.      Mponegelo Primary School, Limpopo
7.      Moriting Primary, Limpopo
8.     Sandzile Primary School, Mpumalanga
9.     Mgwenyane Primary School, Mpumalanga
10.   Takheleni Primary School, Mpumalanga
11.   Livangeli Primary School, KwaZulu Natal
12.   Sikhona Primary School, KwaZulu Natal
13.   Iziko Primary School, KwaZulu Natal
14.   Zithuthukise Primary School, KwaZulu Natal
15.   Mzimhlophe Primary School, Eastern Cape
16.   Phakama Primary School, Eastern Cape
17.   Enkwenkwezini Primary School, Eastern Cape
18.   Intshayelelo Primary School, Western Cape
19.   Mokone Primary School, Western Cape
20.   Siyabulel Primary School, Western Cape

All learners within these schools will receive a brand new pair of school shoes, and by the time all 20 schools have been visited by the #KrushGoodness Krew 20 000 pairs of school shoes will have been distributed.

When the project first kicked off in 2018, the purpose was to show that adding a little bit of goodness every day has the power to change the world for the better. If we start our day with one good deed, it has the power to transform someone’s day, leading to them adding a bit of goodness to someone else’s day, and so the goodness spreads, ultimately inspiring a world of goodness.

It’s incredible just how fast goodness can spread, even when it begins with one small action from just one person. This is evident from the number of school nominations received for 2019; and the number of school shoes distributed in 2018 being 10 000, doubling to 20 000 in 2019.

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Some familiar faces who will be joining Krush in spreading goodness at the various schools in 2019 are:

  • Connie Ferguson
  • Zenande Mfenyane
  • Rami Chuene
  • Lalla Hirayama
  • Letshego Zulu
  • Dineo Ranaka

Keep an eye out in January 2019 where a few more familiar faces will be added to the #KrushGoodness Krew…

We caught up with Connie Ferguson about her involvement with the project and why we all need to play a part in giving back and sharing goodness where we can.

What drew you to participate in the #KrushGoodness project?
I’m always keen to get involved in any initiative that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. I have experienced first-hand how something as important and necessary as school shoes can be a luxury when you can’t afford basic living requirements. As a child in standard 3, my brand new shoes were stolen while we were cleaning our classroom. I had to wear my small old shoes for the better part of that year as my parents couldn’t afford to get another new pair. Everything was budgeted to the last cent. So I know that feeling that these children are going to have when they receive their school shoes. I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces.

What are you most looking forward to about visiting a school 2019?
I’m most looking forward to seeing the reactions of the children. 

Are you involved with any other community or CSI initiatives personally?
To date we have been supporting existing programmes. We are in the process of setting up our family foundation, due to launch early in the new year.

Do you remember any celebrities coming to your school when you were a child? What memory sticks out the most for you and why?
I went to school in Botswana and the biggest celebrity there was the president. I remember the excitement when he visited my home town Lobatse to deliver food parcels. It just gives that comforting sense that someone cares. 

What is the one piece of advice you have for young fans of yours?
My advice to my young fans is to know that they are masters of their own destiny. God listens to prayer and sees ones’ heart. Your current situation does not define who you are and who you are meant to be, don’t be afraid to dream big and work very hard towards making those dreams reality.

What does 2019 hold for you?
2019 for me holds only the best and nothing less. I’m always striving for growth and to be a better version of myself, and I’m open to constant evolution.

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Fifi Cooper visits HHP’s grave

Fifi Cooper and HHP

South African recording artist and rapper Refilwe Boingotlo Moeketsi, professionally and popularly known as Fifi Cooper, visited HHP’s gravesite ahead of Maftown Heights performance over the weekend

ALSO READ: Lection Releases ”Ale Duma E” Music Video Featuring HHP And Fifi Cooper

This year’s annual event had a special 1 hour tribute that was paid to the King of Motswako Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo who passed away this year in October.

Taking to Instagram to post a snap of herself at his grave before her performance at Maftown Heights, Fifi wrote: “I had to come see u before I do this. Hope u looking down proud of me urootman… not easy doing Maftown Heights stage without you but I love you and imp kill it (sic).”

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