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Katlego Maboe is a dad to be

Expresso’s Katlego Maboe to be a dad

Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe is going to be a dad! The TV personality announced on social media that he is expecting a baby boy with his partner Monique Muller.

The Expresso star said that both he and Muller were excited about the new addition to their family and that they were expecting a boy.

“We are excited to announce that there will be a new addition to our family. Thanks to everyone who has wished us well and continues to pray for our little princes safe arrival,” Katlego wrote.

Last Friday of 2017 with my s'thandwa ❤😘

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Congratulations guys 🙂

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SA Celebs Boycott H&M Clothing Brand Over Monkey Advert

SA Celebs Boycott H&M Clothing Brand Over Monkey Advert

Celebrities, local and international, have vowed to boycott international retain brand H&M, after it posted an advert with a black child model wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the words “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle”.

The advert, which sparked outrage on social media, was posted as part of the brand’s global online marketing for its “jungle” theme.

Reacting to the photograph, many called out the brand and called it to be boycotted.

South African celebrities were no exception.

Choreographer Somizi Mhlongo lambasted the brand for never having black people in their campaigns, despite operating in South Africa.

“I’ve never been a fan of H&M since day one [when] they launched in South Africa. First, they never had people of colour in their campaigns, even when they came to Africa. Now, this. Let’s show them the power of monkey rand by not buying ish from them,” he said on Instagram.

Other celebrities also took to social media to call out the brand for the racist advert.

H&M responded with an apology “we apologise for offending customers with an image of a printed hooded top that was published on selected global online channels. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in South Africa.”

Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa, like many social media users, rejected the brand’s apology, saying it was not sufficient.

“We are absolutely appalled by this racist advertisement attributed to @HM which strips the child in the green of basic human dignity. While we note the apology as necessary we cannot accept that it’s sufficient based on the amount of damage it has caused,” – Nathi Mthethwa said.

“Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. I’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore…” – The Weeknd tweeted.

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Dineo Moeketsi and Solo celebrate 6 years together

Dineo Moeketsi and boyfriend Solo

Media personality Dineo Moeketsi and her rapper beau, Solo are still going strong after being together for six years. The couple recently won stylish couple of the year 2017 at the SA Style Awards, celebrate their 6-year-anniversary in Bali, Indonesia.

For those who don’t know Dineo Moeketsi, she is a South African actress, singer, dancer and television presenter best known for taking over from Nonhle Thema as host of the Channel O music magazine show O-Access, hosting it from 2011-2012.

She has appeared in a number of theatre productions including Grease, The Fifth Floor and 66676, and starred in the role of Lindiwe in the 10th season of the SABC1 youth drama series Soul City, in 2010. She also played a cameo role in the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la.

“This is pretty amazing. Celebrating a whole 6 years!! Not entirely sure what I did to be in God’s favour at THIS level… but I’m grateful. Celebrate you in my day to day as well as my prayers. Thank you for this purposeful life Happy Anniversary,” – Solo posted on his Instagram account.

See the photos below:

👑 x 👑 #Balication

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Sunshine… When You're With Me I Can Fly… 👑 x 👑 #Balication

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Zodwa Wabantu and her boss DJ Tira meet to discuss her ‘vulgar’ language

Zodwa Wabantu strong language

Record label boss DJ Tira has stepped in to put out the flames, after Zodwa Wabantu received various complaints on social media over her “vulgar” language.

In the video, Zodwa told women that they should not shy away from using female persuasion.

“Men like us like this, naked, we have sex at night and we taste nice!. Use your a**. This is your power. I mean I don’t even know how to dance but I get R35,000. So my fellow b**ches, be yourselves, don’t change. A** is a**,” she said.

After receiving complaints, DJ Tira called a meeting with Zodwa to discuss a way forward.

@zodwalibram #ZodwaWabantuMeeting

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“In 2018, Zodwa Wabantu will change her language, Zodwa Wabantu she’s still Zodwa Wabantu, she ain’t going nowhere. You are going to see her on your small screens, thank you so much for the love and support. I know I express myself differently but thank you so much,” said Zodwa.

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Simphiwe Ngema is writing a book

Simphiwe Ngema is writing a book

Actress Simphiwe ‘Simz’ Ngema who just returned to the small screen on’s Broken Vows announced that she’s also writing a book in 208.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Simphiwe said that she is looking forward to extending her range as an actress.

“Every character has challenges, it’s all about doing your research. I’m honestly just having fun with this character. It’s something I’ve never played before.”

Former Muvhango actress also shared some of her plans for the year.

“I would like to be back on screen for a longer period this year but I’m also currently producing a show which will be revealed soon, I am officially the brand ambassador for Little feet foundation, which deals with kids that have faced emotional and psychological challenges. I am also currently writing a book.”

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Denise Zimba regrets presenting Vodacom NXT LVL show

Denise Zimba regrets presenting Vodacom NXT LVL

South African actress and TV presenter Denise Zimba has revealed her 2017 career regrets. Denise took to Twitter saying she wishes she was never part of the #Top5Drive and the Vodacom NXT LVL TV shows from DSTV.

She said in a tweet “my biggest regret in 2017 .. doing the Vodacom NXT LVL show with Urban Brew Productions.”


She further added “my biggest regret in 2017 .. doing the #Top5drive with Barleader TV.”


“I strive to only give my best in any environment, personal and professional. To respect and honor the task at hand and the people involved. I also strive to stand against exploitation of individuals and the misconduct of people in power. It’s important to stand by my values,” – Denise added.

Zimba also shared her 2017 highlights.

“My highlights for 2017 … #weddingbashers and #MTVRidiculousnessAfrica . Thank you to everyone who made every sweat and tear worth it! God Bless you all,” – she tweeted.

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Who is Makgofe Moagi aka Charity on Skeem Saam?

Makgofe Moagi aka Charity on Skeem Saam

Playing a side chick on Skeem Saam has seen actress Makgofe Moagi’s character top the trends list on Twitter. Makgofe Moagi was born in Phalaborwa, Limpopo. She is a South African television presenter, businesswoman, model, actress and Master of Ceremonies best known for her role as Charity Ramabu on SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam.

Makgofe completed matric at Lebeko High School in Ga-Mashishimale. She was also a Chemistry teacher for the Ethiopian Department Of Education.

Moagi is currently the CEO of Panopadi Creations- a holistic turnkey event management company based in Polokwane and Johannesburg.

Makgofe is also known to host the SABC2 talk show Motswako in 2005 and acting in Muvhango as “Palesa. Some people know her for being the winner of the Ponds National Competition to host the SABC2 talk show Motswako from 2005 to 2006.

She is also known as one of the suitcase models in the M-Net game show Deal or No Deal, in 2007. The talented actress played the role of Tumi in the first season of the SABC2 drama series 90 Plein Street (2007), and the role of Maphaseka in the second season, in 2009.”

In 2014 she joined the third season of Skeem Saam in the role of Charity Ramabu.

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Lerato Marabe aka Pretty Seakamela passes Grade12 in real life

Lerato Marabe aka Pretty Seakamela pass grade 12

Lerato Marabe popularly known as Pretty Seakamela from Skeem Saam has passed her grade 12 in real life. Lerato was born in Vosloorus, Johannesburg and attended Parkdene High School.

Lerato got her role on Skeem Saam in 2011 and started in October as Pretty Seakamela who is Kwaito’ sister. Since then she has enjoyed her role of teasing Leshole in class and everywhere they meet. Her friend Eunice also has the same behavior as her.

Taking to social media, Skeem Saam congratulated Lerato for passing her matric.

“Congratulations to @LeeMarabe and Vusi for passing Grade 12!!! Having to study and work simultaneously couldn’t have been easy, but look at you now! Big ups 2 all the other matriculants. And to those who didn’t make it, there’s always a 2nd chance… #MatricResults2017 #SkeemSaam,” – the show tweeted.

As Pretty Seakamela on Skeem Saam, the actress enjoys the attention of other students and likes to be treated like a princess. She does not concentrate fully on her studies and is always looking for something negative on others especially Leshole.

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Africa Magic to air Banky W and Adesua’s Cape Town wedding

Nigerian stars Banky W and Adesua’s Cape Town wedding

Africa Magic will air Nigerian stars Banky W and Adesua’s Cape Town wedding. Popular Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W, and Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi got married in November 2017.

The TV special will be broadcast this Saturday across the continent on MultiChoice’s DStv’s satellite pay-TV platform.

The celebrity-wedding documentary, which will be called, The Wellingtons, will be broadcast on Saturday, 6 January on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv 153) at 21:30.

According to The Juice, the channel will showcase the couple’s Cape Town “destination wedding” along with the crush of friends and family wedding guests who jetted to the southern tip of Africa for the big occasion.

Watch a preview of the show here:

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How South African celebrities make money through social media posts

celebrities get paid on social media

You might be wondering why some South African celebrities post about certain brands and products on social media. Most of these celebrities get paid to post about those brands.

Khanyi Mbau, Thando Thabethe, Boity Thulo and Lerato Kganyago, who have millions of followers on their social media platforms, have openly spoken about how much they charge for a post on their social media accounts. The first time we heard about this concept was with the Kardashian sisters, who rake in about $500,000 (R6,7 million) per Instagram post. Celebrities with millions of followers get paid thousands of rands to just tweet about a certain product. Local celebrities revealed how much they earn for just one Instagram post.


According to a Sunday newspaper, Generations actress and Metro FM presenter, Thando, charges R10 000 for brands who want her to tweet about their product – and that is just for one tweet! With her 368 000 Twitter followers and one million Instagram followers, she is making loads of money for sure.

Khanyi, who is always on social media for skin bleaching and surgeries, revealed that she is very strategic about the way she chooses clients. She told a Sunday newspaper that she weighs her options carefully, especially when it comes to dealing with competitive brands. “It has to be a brand that I can associate with. You can lose out as a person while endorsing a certain product because of its reputation in the market. I charge between R10 000 and R15 000 per post,” revealed Khanyi.

Lerato revealed to a Sunday newspaper that her fee starts from R5 000 and goes higher. The bigger the brand, the more money she earns. The TV personality has 892 000 Instagram followers and 608 000 on Twitter.

According to reports, Boity Thulo, who recently launched her body toning capsules, charges R60 000 for five tweets. She told a publication that she works only with brands that align with her own brand. “And that R60 000 is way less than the attention the brand is getting. Imagine posting a tweet for 3, 5 million users, that is massive. The brand would be charged way higher than what I charge if they go on TV,” revealed Boity. When Move! contacted the celebs, they were shy to reveal how much money they make and how they got into doing business on social media.


Companies are willing to pay millions of rands to get their brands out there. It’s not only celebrities who can make money on social media. If you have a massive following on social media, you could find yourself making money too.

Source: Channel24

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