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Dancer and musician Nonhlanhla Qwabe aka Skolopad gets engaged

Skolopad engaged photo

Skolopad whose real name is Nonhlanhla Qwabe, is officially off the market now. The musician, dancer and a nurse by profession, announced on social media that she’s engaged.

ALSO READ: Skolopad Returns To Work After She Was In Hospital For Overdose

Skolopad rose to fame after she attended the Metro FM Awards last year February wearing a yellow dress that showed her thigh and bum.

Earlier this year, she told Daily Sun that she’s been single for some time now: “I really wouldn’t mind having a man in my life but he should be a married man. I had cervical cancer which means I can’t have kids. That’s why I want someone who is married and already has kids.”

“Love doesn’t ask why.. I JUST SAID YES (sic),” – Skolopad captioned her Instagram photo.

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Skolopad engaged

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Love doesn't ask why.. I JUST SAID YES😘

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Congratulations 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Imbewu actress Enhle Gambushe passes away after car crash

Owethu Enhle Gambushe

A young actress Owethu Enhle Gambushe, who made appearances in e.tv’s local drama series Imbewu: The Seed, has passed away after a fatal car crash in Durban. 

ALSO READ: Simba Mhere’s Killer Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

According to several reports, the 22-year-old actress was travelling with four other people when their vehicle crashed into a wall on Botanical Gardens Avenue in Durban early on Saturday morning. Another woman, also believed to be in her 20s, died on the scene of the accident, paramedics said.

Enhle, who studied television production at AFDA in Durban, played the role of Nonhlanhla in the Grapevine Productions series.

According to the police the 47-year-old driver of the BMW they were travelling in, was arrested and will be charged with culpable homicide. The driver will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“It’s unbelievable. We are liaising with the family and they have requested space to deal with this tragedy,” said Leleti Khumalo, executive producer of Imbewu: The Seed, in a statement.

Taking to Facebook to write a tribute to her friend, Enhle Gambushe, and fellow cast member, the 25-year-old Portia Ncwane, who plays the part of Sli on Imbewu: The Seed, said: “We just found each other again and now you’re gone I meant every word when I said I like you because you join in on my weirdness😭GOD only takes the best and you were the best Sthandwa Sami (sic).”

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Robbie Malinga’s family says they are healing

Robbie Malinga Jr

The family of the late legendary hitmaker Robbie Malinga has opened up about living without him. Robbie Malinga passed away last year after suffering from a life-threatening illness.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Robbie Malinga Jr Explains Why He Took Over His Father’s Instagram

Robbie Malinga’s family had their first interview since his death in December 2017. His son, Robbie Malinga junior, Malinga’s wife, Ann and daughter Zanokuhle, told DRUM Magazine in an interview that they are healing and learning to live without Robbie.

“All I can do right now is make sure I manage the household and try to take things one day at a time. I’m a single mom now. I don’t do much socialising, I’m always at home or with the kids,” she says.

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“ GUCCI IS BETTER THEN OXYGEN “

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Ann told the magazine that she is grateful for the support of her family and close friends. And she knows she can rely on her son too. “I’ve also put all my trust in God to see me through.”

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Muvhango actress Maumela Mahuwa saves marriages

Muvhango actress Maumela Mahuwa

Actress Maumela Mahuwa, renowned for her role as one of chief Azwindini’s wives Susan Mukwevho on SABC2 drama Muvhango, helps save marriages. 

ALSO READ: Tsholofelo Matshaba Returns To Muvhango

The 38-year-old actress, who has been on Muvhango for about 16-years, hosts marriage seminars. The actress also helps women discover their identity and reach their full potential.

Maumela Mahuwa said her character taught her that marriage was about the woman: “Susan knows where she is going and nothing will stop her. She’s sure of her husband Azwindini’s love. Perhaps that’s why she believes she’s loved,” – said Maumela.

Susan, who is chief Azwindini’s first wife, advises the chief and puts the house in order on the show. The actress said she was attracted to wise men.

“I won’t worry much about other things, provided he’s wise,” said Maumela.

She’s also a Venda traditional gospel singer. She mainly sings worship songs with an African beat. Her music is traditional.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/iammaumela

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Boity Thulo sees Bonang Matheba as her big sister figure

Boity Thulo and Bonang Matheba

Boitumelo Thulo, professionally known as Boity Thulo, is a South African actress, rapper and television presenter who is loved by many people in South Africa.

ALSO READ: Rapper Boity Thulo Apologizes For Old Homophobic Tweets

The star revealed in her recent interview that she sees television presenter and businesswoman as her big sister. This comes after Boity and Bonang were seen together a lot lately.

In her Real Goboza interview last week Saturday, when asked how long her friendship with Bonang has been going on, she told RGB host Sam Mangesi that: “I’ve known Bonang since, probably I got into this industry, and she has been a big sister figure for me for the longest of time. And as much as people don’t see our actual friendship out there, you know in terms of when I see her personally, and when we text each other and whatnot she’s one of the most supportive people.”

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The 28-year-old rapper further added that although Bonang is always one of the first people to congratulate her when anything big happens in her life.

“As much as people don’t see our actual friendship out there, you know in terms of when I see her personally… she’s one of the most supportive people,” – Thulo added.

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WATCH: Minnie Dlamini Jones hangs out with Usain Bolt

Minnie Dlamini hangs out with Usain Bolt

South African television presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini Jones is currently in France and she got the chance to hang out with the Olympic legend Usain Bolt.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Minnie Dlamini Takes Russia

Minnie and Usain are ambassadors for luxury champagne brand, GH Mumm.

“They say never meet your heros… in this case that statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. Usain Bolt a true gentleman. Did I mention we drank champagne in zero gravity?” – Minnie captioned her Instagram photo.

In a video posted by Minnie, she and others are seen floating around an astronaut simulation flight. “I am about to experience zero gravity, I can’t even speak I am actually freaking out but….so I am on the flight and I am strapped in because I want to be the first to try this champagne, that’s all I care about,” – Minnie said in a video clip.

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/minniedlamini

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Watch fans cry for Rapper Nasty C

Rapper Nasty C

Local rapper Nasty C, whose real name is Ntsikayesizwe David Jr Ngcobo, is without a doubt one of the most talented and loved young rappers in South Africa.

ALSO READ: Rapper Nasty C Launches Own Record Label Called Tall Racks Records

His album ‘Strings and Bling’ has been well received by fans locally and internationally.

The 21-year-old is most known for the single “Way It Go” by DJ Switch featuring Tumi and Youngsta, as well as “Juice Back” remix which features Davido and Cassper Nyovest. He recently got featured by television turned rapper Boity Thulo in her debut single titled ‘Wuz Dat.’

The star is currently busy with preparations of his upcoming South African leg of the Ivyson Tour which will see him perform in Durban and Cape Town.

There’s no doubt that Nasty C is one of the most loved rappers alongside the likes of AKA, Kwesta and Cassper Nyovest.

The rapper recently took to social media where he shared a video of himself with fans in Durban. The video shows school learners almost losing their minds when they see Nasty C, with some fans crying for him.

Watch the video below:

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Tumi Morake to release highly anticipated debut book

And Then Mama Said Tumi Morake book

Tumi Morake modelled her public persona on her mother – a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were afraid to utter.

ALSO READ: Tumi Morake Leaves Jacaranda FM

It’s the personality that Tumi Morake took on stage in the mostly male space of stand-up comedy, and the one that gave her the courage to comment about apartheid on air.

But there’s only so much you can find out about Tumi from the stage, the screen and the internet… Tumi Morake is proud to announce the release of And Then Mama Said, her highly anticipated debut book, which will be on the shelves from the first week of October. The book is the voice of Tumi in private, as well as a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been deeply loved and viciously hated by her audiences.

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Video of Sbahle Mpisane in hospital removed after backlash

Sbahle Mpisane wakes up

After allegedly receiving “malicious attacks” toward his family, Andile Mpisane made the decision to remove the video of Sbahle Mpisane from his Instagram account.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Sbahle Mpisane Thanks Supporters From Hospital Bed

“Kindly note I’ve taken down my sister Sbahle Mpisane recovery video on my page, after some malicious attacks towards me, my sister and Family. The video was to inform the public of the great progress and recovery stage of her state… after the tragic accident she had as people were gossiping all negative rumours on social media, newspapers about her which pains me dearly and my family.

Thanks very much for the continuous support and prayers and note that my sister Sbahle appreciates each and everyone of you Siyabonga,” Andile wrote, replacing the post with a clip of himself and Sbahle dancing.

In the video, Sbahle is seen surrounded by gifts and flowers with her brother Andile, saying: “Hey guys today is the 11 of September, it’s my parent’s anniversary and we are very excited. And also I am sick today.

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Zodwa Wabantu wants to join The Queen Mzansi

Zodwa Wabantu wants to join The Queen

Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu was over the moon after she got a shout-out from Mzansi Magic’s telenovela ‘The Queen’.

ALSO READ: Zodwa Wabantu Builds A House In Nelspruit

Wabantu has since reached out to The Queen producer Connie Ferguson asking for a role on the show.

In a video shared by Zodwa on Instagram, The Queen actress Thembsie Matu, who plays a character of Petronella said she wanted Vee (played by Zandile Msutwana) to get married so that she could vosho like Zodwa.

Zodwa captioned her Instagram video, saying: “@thembsiematu @ferguson_films @connie_ferguson The Queen my lady Connie☺ I was watching😍😍😍I want to learn about acting.I like TV,I want to be on TV. Show me the doors for auditions 2019 please. I’m ready Zodwa Wabantu,yes I will learn. Dream awake,Ngiphupha ngivukile mina. Voshooo to TV I stay everywhere Durban & Johannesburg (sic).”

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Wabantu said it was a sign that now was her time to shine on screen.

“I didn’t even know that Ma Connie knows my name. I mean, I know that people know me but to have my name mentioned was great. Maybe they can sit down and plan a role for me. It is like I am everywhere and I am coming for everything. It is only a matter of time.”

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