Trevor Noah nominated for two NAACP Image Awards

Trevor Noah NAACP Image Awards

Daily Show host Trevor Noah has been nominated for two National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards in the United States of America (USA).

The awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of colour in film, television, music and literature.

The South African-born comedian is nominated in the category Outstanding Talk Series. His competition comes from Jimmy Kimmel Live, Super Soul Sunday, The Real, and The View.

According to eNCA, Trevor Noah is also nominated in the category Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble. He will square off against Fredricka Whitfield of Fredricka Whitfield (CNN), Morgan Freeman of The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic), Neil deGrasse Tyson of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic) and Roland Martin of News One Now (TV One).

The 49th NAACP Image Awards are set to happen on 15 January, 2018 in America.

This is the second year running that the South African author has received award nominations from the organisation. Last year Trevor walked away with two awards from two NAACP Awards.

Source: eNCA

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Paxton Fielies wins Idols SA season 13

PAXTON FIELIES wins Idols SA season 13

Paxton Fielies from Bishop Lavis, Cape Town has been crowned the winner of Idols SA season 13. The Idols finale has been one of the biggest in the history of the show.

The 17-year-old Paxton beat Mthokozisi Ndaba, 25, from KwaZulu-Natal to become the youngest winner of the competition.

Idols SA had an all time record of 98 million votes this season. More than 3500 fans turned up to support the two finalists, Fielies and Mthokozisi Sibeko.

Some of the highlights included the opening song, where the top 10 finalists belted out the song Four Five Seconds which had everyone on their feet.

Other highlights included performances by some of the country’s finest musicians. The winner walks away with more than R1.1 million in cash, a new car and the ultimate prize – a record deal.

“I have definitely grown, not only as a person but as an artist. I’ve learnt a lot, not only about myself but also about the industry and how tough it is out here,” Fielies said before tonight’s big finale.

Season 14 auditions are set to start in January.

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The Imposter actress Thishiwe Ziqubu and Mandisa Nduna

Mandisa Nduna and Thishiwe Ziqubu

The Imposter actress Thishiwe Ziqubu and She is King star Mandisa Nduna are South Africa’s undisputed hottest celebrity couple.

The couple was crowned Cutest Couple of the Year at the 9th annual Feather Awards at Theatre On Track.

“Thank you for always letting me squeeze on your butt for good luck,” Nduna said jokingly during their acceptance speech. The 26 year old Nduna told Sunday World the award means a celebration of their love.

“It’s good to know that our love can inspire people to love who they want openly and be themselves,” Nduna said.

“It is a sign that the world is opening up to diversity.”

She said they were honoured to be the first lesbian couple to receive the award and hope that will open doors for others. She said marriage will be “a natural progression”.

“At the moment we are focusing on building a solid foundation, relationship and an empire for ourselves first.”

Ziqubu also said she appreciated that their love was celebrated by most South Africans.

However, Ziqubu, 32, said they had learnt to stay away from some places such as clubs in certain areas and they choose carefully who they associate with.

“We have had an incident where a drunk heterosexual man confronted us at a club and became aggressive towards us,” she said.

Ziqubu said that they sometimes receive hate messages on social media but they ignore them.


“My family is also supportive towards my lifestyle. They know I am a colourful person so they celebrate me for everything that I am,” she said.

Speaking of playing twins on the Mzansi Magic’s The Imposter, she said: “It was not easy in the sense that I had to make them different and not favour the one over the other. It sometimes required that I go in a dark space for Mantwa who is an ex- convict.”

The Imposter follows a story of twin sisters, Mantwa and Matshepo Tau, who find themselves at war. One of the sisters breaks out of prison after spending 17 years there and takes over the wonderful life of her identical twin who is responsible for her incarceration.

She is King is a musical that will screen next month. The film tells the story of a talented singer, dancer and actor who wants to be a star.

Source: SowetanLIVE

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Tumi Morake opens up about being raped

Comedian Tumi Morake raped

Comedienne, Tumi Morake is sharing how she lost her virginity at the age of 15 as a result of rape. She tells Move Magazine! that the main reason she is opening up about her ordeal is to change the perception that rape is normal and that women should learn to deal with it and move on.

In her recent interview with Move, the former City Ses’la actress says growing up, she was a rap music fanatic and a dancer for a rap group and she kept the company of male friends. However, little did she know that a boy she had a crush on would one day violate her privacy and rape her.

“It was one of those weekends where we had a performance at one of the universities in the Free State and I had borrowed a belt from this boy I had a crush on. When I went to return it at his residence he locked the room and raped me. When I told him to stop he didn’t listen and when I tried to push him away he wouldn’t let me go,” she recalls. She says what made matters worse was that she wasn’t sure if she should tell anyone of her ordeal because she was afraid that people would question why she was in a boy’s room in the first place. “Looking back I was left broken and hurt and I turned to drinking and smoking, which was never my thing,” says the former Our Perfect Wedding host.

Tumi, who has been married to actor and screenwriter, Mpho Osei- Tutu for six years, says her coping mechanism was to project a tough and strong image and she became aggressive and harsh to hide her vulnerability. Subconsciously, the Free State-born star would try to laugh it off and not take herself too seriously.

“However, what I know for sure is that the rape made me go through a dark period in my life. It was not easy to open up, but somehow I managed to talk to one of my neighbours about it and I also had an English teacher who cared enough to notice I wasn’t myself and she counselled me. My grades started dropping and I started withdrawing from doing the things that I enjoyed. Rape can be complex and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. My healing is still a work in progress,” she says.

As a mother, Tumi said she wants to be her kids’ first point of reference whenever they feel the need to open up about something they feel strongly about.

Visit or call 021 447 9762 for rape crisis.

Source: Move Magazine


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Actress Mona Monyane welcomes her second child

Actors Khulu Skenjana and his partner Mona Monyane baby

Actors Khulu Skenjana and his partner Mona Monyane have finally introduced their daughter to the rest of South Africa. The couple has named their daughter – Amani-Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana.

Mona wasted no time in sharing her joy and posted her daughter’s first ever picture on Instagram. Mona had a home birth and by the looks of it, mommy and baby are healthy.

She said that her family was overjoyed to have a new girl in the house and they were grateful for the blessing from heaven.

“Amazulu a vulekile( the heavens have opened). We welcome our second daughter into the world :-Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana born 18:52pm, 16 November 2017. You have completed our home. Re leboha Mohau le Ramasedi (We are grateful for mercy and grace). Most importantly we thank all who have shared this wonderful journey with us. We thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Rea leboha,” she wrote.

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Pearl Thusi sizzles on the ‘Scorpion King’ set

Pearl Thusi and Mcgowan Zack Scorpion King Book of Souls

Pearl Thusi is set to star alongside Hollywood actor Zach McGowan in Scorpion King: Book of Souls, the fifth instalment of the Scorpion King Franchise.

Shooting for the film, which is set to be released on DVD in late 2018, has already begun in Cape Town.

Zach, who is well known for his roles on Shameless and Black Sails, is clearly loving the mountain. And we’re loving the view.

Pearl, who plays the part of the Warrior Princess, looks every bit the part. She posted a video of herself with Zach and the two have clearly hit it off.

“Scorpion King: Book of Souls truly raises the bar in terms of action, suspense, and thrills, making it an impressive addition to the infamous Scorpion King saga,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Universal 1440 Entertainment.

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The 8th annual Maftown Heights heads to Mahikeng

The 8th annual Maftown Heights

Africa’s premium Hip Hop festival, Maftown Heights, embarks on a new era and heads home to Mahikeng for the first time, the birth place of the Motswako genre on which Maftown Heights is founded and celebrates. This once off historical edition will take place on Friday, 8 December 2017, at the Mmabatho Stadium in Mahikeng in collaboration with Mahika Mahikeng.

Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Music Festival is the flagship arts and culture event for the Province of Bokone Bophirima and will be hosted for the third time this year from 5 – 10 December 2017 in Mafikeng, the capital of the province. This special programme is spearheaded by the Premier of Bokone Bophirima Supra O.R. Mahumapelo.

Doors to the 8th annual Maftown Heights festival will open at 4pm – 2am and tickets are available from Computicket at the below prices:

General Admission:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R50
– Pre-sold: R100
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R150

Golden Circle:

– Early bird (1st 1000 tickets): R100
– Pre-sold: R150
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R200


– Early bird (1st 100 tickets): R200
– Pre-sold: R270
– At Computicket outlets on the day: R350

“I’m extremely excited to announce that Maftown Heights is coming home. After 7 years in Johannesburg, creating awareness around the Motswako genre and celebrating it, we head home to where it all began. The importance of taking Maftown Heights to Mahikeng this year, where the number 8 signifies new beginnings, is unwavering. This is going to be the best Maftown Heights installment yet,” shares Khuli Chana, Maftown Heights co-founder.

From its humble beginnings in 2010 with an audience of just 900 people, to being Africa’s second largest annual Hip Hop festival seeing an attendance of over 10 000 people; Maftown Heights has become a must attend key annual festival on the South African events calendar that sees the forerunners of the Motswako genre on the line-up alongside Friends of Maftownwhich comprises of a make-up of the biggest South African and African acts of that year. The 8th annual Maftown Heights festival will take the same format and attendees can expect to see the biggest acts in the country on a world class stage in Mahikeng.

Maftown Artists

  • Khuli Chana
  • Tuks
  • HHP
  • Notshi
  • Svpa Fvrsh
  • Morafe
  • JR
  • MDB

Maftown New Kids On The Block

  • Huge (The Hustle)
  • Solid T
  • Streetz
  • B.O.G
  • Ruff Sketch
  • Creal

Friends of Maftown

  • Bongo Muffin
  • Okmalumkoolkat
  • Kwesta
  • Riky Rick
  • A-Reece
  • Shane Eagle
  • Tshego
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Emtee
  • KO
  • AKA
  • Shekhinah
  • Da L.E.S


  • Major League DJz
  • Big Boy
  • DJ Coco
  • Root
  • DJ Sumbody
  • Black Motion
  • Distruction Boyz
  • Ms Cosmo
  • ZanD
  • Zai Maya


  • Stoan
  • TBO Touch
  • Bonang
  • Carpo

The magnitude of what Maftown Heights is today and the significance of the festival going home in its 8th year is not to be missed! Make sure to be a part of history and attend the Maftown Heights Mahikeng edition.

Follow Maftown Heights on social media for the road to the Mahikeng edition.

Connect with Maftown Heights:

Facebook: Maftown Heights (
Twitter: @MaftownHeights
Instagram: @MaftownHeights

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Kayise Ngqula wins the #OpwPresenterSearch

Kayise Ngqula OPW new presenter

The wait is finally over as Kayise Ngqula wins the #OpwPresenterSearch.

The 26-year-old International Relations and Politics student Kayise Ngqula who was in the top six of the competition was announced as the Our Perfect Wedding’s new host at Picturesque Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg last night at the #OpwPresenterSearch finale.

According to Zalebs, Kayise who walked away with a whopping R100 000 courtesy of Mzansi Magic is set to her debut in January 2018.

“I am over the moon and I cannot wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this process. One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with viewers and include all amazing cultures we have in this country” said Kayise

Kayise had a lot of support on her journey, even of The Queen actor Sthembiso Khoza.

“Thank you so much for voting for me, thank you so much for making my dream come true. I promise not to disappoint you, this is the beginning of fantastic things” she said.

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Skeem Saam actress Innocent Sadiki bags a new role in an upcoming movie Thembi

Skeem Saam actress Innocent Sadiki upcoming movie Thembi

Skeem Saam actress Innocent Sadiki is excited to show off more of her acting talent in an upcoming film, called Thembi.

“I shot this movie two years ago and it’s been such a long wait that I was beginning to lose hope but I got the call yesterday that the wait is over. And, man I am so excited that people are going to see my range as an actor,” she told TshisaLIVE.

In here recent interview with the publication, Innocent said that she found out about the movie by coincident because she had been auditioning for a presenting job but was spotted by the executive producer. After her audition, she was told later that she was being considered for the lead role.

“This will be my first official film and first lead. It’s amazing in that when I found out by accident. The role that I eventually got was someone else’s originally but when I was called I rehearsed as the lead and its been such a long journey. I play Thembi, who has a mental illness and it was very challenging,” Innocent Sadiki said.

The feature film, which is not a horror movie, focuses on the life of a woman called Thembi, who is suffering from a mental illness that sees her “existing” in two different worlds and time zones.

“I feel so proud of my work and I’ve done so many things that never made it to see the light of day so I’m so grateful that people will my work. It’s an authentic story that I get to be a part of telling and I hope it also opens more doors for me.”

The movie will premiere on November 27.

Source: TshisaLIVE

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Reason disgusted by a Twitter user who bullied Thick Leeyonce

Rapper Reason real name Sizwe Moeketsi

South African rapper Reason, real name Sizwe Moeketsi has come to Thick Leeyonce’s defense after a Twitter user body shammed Lesego “Thick Leeyonce” Legobane.

This is the second time Thick Leeyonce gets body shammed by attention seekers. In September, another user posted a photo of Lesego and compare her to a small-sized model with the caption “Girls that I like VS girls that like me”, body shaming her. It left Legobane not only shattered but also gave her international recognition when she replied by simply saying “I don’t like you.”

Read: Thick Leeyonce Slams Body Shamer On Social Media

Another Twitter user recently decided to rain on her parade and join in the ‘fun’ of body shaming by comparing Thick Leeyonce to food retailer Shoprite.

Reason defends Lesego "Thick Leeyonce" Legobane

However, Reason didn’t take this well and he addressed the body shamming user and call him ‘Trash’

“I pray for niggaz like you to never have sisters or daughters that will meet a nigga like you. Your craving to trend and be seen at other peoples expense is disgusting #YoureSoTrash.” He said.

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