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Babes Wodumo’s Biggest Fans Battle It Out On Tropika Smoooth Fan This Week

Babes Wodumo Tropika Smoooth Fan

Last week, Lumko Mpande was crowned Khaya Dladla’s smooothest fan after an exciting episode of Tropika Smoooth Fan and this week Mzansi’s Gqom Queen Babes Wodumo is in the hot seat.

ALSO READ: 10 Things We Learned About Khaya Dladla On Tropika Smoooth Fan

Musician Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, spring-boarded the Gqom musical sensation which is currently taking the country by storm with her smash hit ‘Wololo’. The star has gone on to release multiple hit records as she continues to push herself and her musical genre creatively – something that has garnered her a massive following. She recently appeared on Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack and has just released a new single titled ‘Orkant’ with Major Lazer.

This week, four die-hard celebrity fans will compete in various interactive games in the hopes of being crowned Babes’ smooothest fan. The winner will make it to the semi-finals where they will compete against the smoootest fans of the other celebrity contestants where, after another round of games, the two top contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!

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Khaya Dladla Searches For His Biggest Fan On Tropika Smoooth Fan This Week

Khaya Dladla Tropika Smoooth Fan

The debut season of Tropika Smoooth Fan is here and this week, Khaya Dladla is the first celebrity to put his biggest fans to the test as they compete to prove they are the star’s smooothest fan. 

ALSO READ: Watch Khaya Dladla Aka GC From Uzalo Hopes To Break Barriers

Khaya has gained a massive following over the years thanks to his performance on the popular SABC 1 drama ‘Uzalo’. His love for entertainment started when he was a child and developed after his parents sent him to drama classes from the age of 15. The star enjoyed all facets of performance and later became a backing vocalist for musicians such as Hugh Masikela and Thandiswa Mazwai. Today, he stars as G.C.

This week, four die-hard celebrity fans will compete in various interactive games in the hopes of being crowned Khaya’s smooothest fan. The winner will make it to the semi-finals where they will compete against the smoootest fans of the other celebrity contestants where, after another round of games, the two top contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!

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The beef between Mo Flava and Black Motion

beef between Mo Flava and Black Motion

Apparently Black Motion was booked for an event in Bloemfontein, Free State, by Metro FM DJ Mo Flava in 2016 and they didn’t show up and that’s started the beef. 

ALSO READ: Black Motion Premieres Compelling Lalela Music Video On VEVO

The South African dance duo Black Motion, revealed on Friday morning during an interview on DJ Fresh’s Metro FM breakfast that they and Mo Flava had been beefing since 2016 after the group were booked to perform at Mo’s event but did not pitch.

Explaining why they never pitched, the duo told the Metro FM breakfast team that they were at a traditional ceremony at home on the day and had cancelled the booking via an email to Mo ahead of time.

However, according to DJ Mo Flava, he claims that Black Motion had dodged his calls and even their manager apparently could not get hold of them. He went on to say if the pair wanted to speak to him they should call him directly.

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Getting to know Maphokoane Serobanyane aka DJ Puggy

Maphokoane Serobanyane aka DJ Puggy

The super talented DJ Puggy, whose real name is Maphokoane Serobanyane, is originally from Bloemfontein but is currently based in Soweto and this is where she musical journey started in back in 2009.

ALSO READ: Getting To Know Nokuthula Moilwa Aka Pinky Mcpurpley

The versatile DJ Puggy has shared stages with the likes of DJ Zinhle, DJ Sbu, DJ Miggs, DJ Phobia, and Tembisa’s very own DJ Sbu and Shimza.

Her unique sense of musical impact has made a mark that ensures her moment on the stage is never dull. “I am regarded as a rocking DJ” Says DJ Puggy.

She describes herself as “Most humble” and has an absolute sincere soul about her which her fans validate to her always. To top the cake, the first time MKHMA nominee is exceptionally goal driven and ambitious when it comes to life, more specifically her love for music. On a more personal side, DJ Puggy is a very good listener, highly motivated and inspired 24/7.24/7. She is an achievers, achiever, a positive individual who can make things happen. She has excellent leadership and superb cognitive skills.

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Actress Mona Monyane opens up about losing her second child

Mona Monyane Skenjana

Actress Mona Monyane Skenjana has opened up about the death of her second child for the first time. Mona and her husband Khulu Skenjana lost their second child, Amani-Amaza Wamazulu just seven days after she was born.

ALSO READ: Actress Mona Monyane Welcomes Her Second Child

Monyane and her husband were criticised on social media after they announced that they were expecting again just a few months after giving birth to her first child.

Speaking on a YouTube talk show CWNH Hosted By Wendy this week, Mona said the reason she decided not to make the death of her second child public, is because the pregnancy already was under so much criticism.

“The pregnancy was already under so much criticism and I had to find myself defending one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced, which is motherhood,” she added.

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Clayton Boyd from Generations

Clayton Boyd is currently starring in the hit South African soap opera Generations: The Legacy, one of the country’s most popular series with nearly nine million viewers, which has also been broadcast in countries such as India and Jamaica.

ALSO READ: Luyanda Mzazi Remains Silent On Her Famous Dad

He will also soon be seen in Patrick Garcia’s horror film Hell Trip – which premieres at Comic Con Africa on September 14 in which he stars alongside Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Jay Anstey and American actor Stevel Marc.

Says Boyd about his role in Generations: The Legacy: “I play teacher Robert Carlson. There are things about to happen that will change his life forever. I can’t reveal too much at this stage but the subject matter is explosive and topical.”

Boyd has an impressive resume which includes roles in a host of popular TV series including Isidingo, Binnelanders, The Wild, Thola and MTV’s Shuga as well as the BBC series Leonardo.

Cape Town born Clayton achieved a double major BA in Psychology and Theatre from San Diego State University before moving to the University of Alabama and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for his Masters degree. In 2006 he received his MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Shakespeare.

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Interview with the new Expresso host Mosa Kaiser

Expresso host Mosa Kaiser

Expresso presenter Mosa Kaiser’s bubbly personality, intelligence and style helped her stand out from her very first audition of Presenter Search on 3.

ALSO READ: Getting To Know Top Billing’s Harmony Katulondi

Throughout her Presenter Search On 3 journey, the star continued to give 110% week after week which helped her clinch the role of Expresso’s new field presenter. This role will see Mosa Kaiser covering various events and interviews on location with the inserts flighting on South Africa’s feel-good breakfast show.

Get to know Mosa Kaiser better with this short Q&A: 
What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?

My Presenter Search on 3 highlight was being part of the Expresso take-over and interviewing Prince Kaybee. To be quite honest, that challenge made me realise there that I have longevity in this presenting industry.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

The biggest lesson I learned has been that I must truly trust my journey and God’s timing. Hard work and faith goes a long way.

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Boity Thulo graces Cosmopolitan cover

Boity Thulo Cosmo Cover

Actress and television personality Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo takes over the September cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. 

ALSO READ: Tweeps Were Not Ready For Boity Thulo’s New Tattoo

The former Club 808 presenter is best known for her phrase “own your throne” which is sprawled across the front cover. The star is seen in fitness wear, showing off her toned body.

Thulo also took to social media to share the exciting news with her fans: “OWN YOUR THRONE!!!! This is beyond what I prayed for! God’s timing!! IT’S FINALLY HERE! I am so honoured to share that I’m your @cosmopolitansa September cover star! (sic).” – She wrote on Instagram

Boity Thulo Cosmopolitan cover

Boity Thulo Cosmopolitan


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Five Minutes With Afternoon Express’ Palesa Tembe

Afternoon Express’ Palesa Tembe

Durban’s Palesa Tembe made an impact on the judges from her very first audition thanks to her spunk, friendliness and positive energy.

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With Top Billing’s Ryle De Morny

Every week during Presenter Search on 3, Palesa overcame each and every curveball that was thrown her way and it’s her ability to draw audiences in with her personality while thinking on her feet that has made her the perfect addition to SABC 3’s Afternoon Express.

Get to know Palesa better with this short Q&A: 

What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?

My highlight on Presenter Search on 3 has been getting guidance and mentorship from judges like Patience Stevens, Jeannie D, and DJ Fresh who have been in the industry for years. The amount of growth I’ve experienced has been immeasurable. Sbusiso Kumalo too, kept me focused with his life coaching style to critiquing my performance.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

My biggest lesson is I have more to offer than I realise. My role as a TV presenter goes beyond interviews and travelogues. I am used as a tool for teaching, and have a responsibility to my audiences.

How would you describe your presenting style?

My presenting style is definitely energetic and expressive. I’m a casual presenter that focuses more on connecting with audiences rather than being perfect. I do enjoy the more refined presenting style too, but I’m most comfortable being myself.

You hail from Durban and now that you will be hosting Afternoon Express, which is based in Cape Town, how will you be managing your time when it comes to seeing your family?

Being a part of such a close-knit family we will have to make the distance work for us. Going down to Durban or inviting them over to see my gorgeous new city of Cape Town will have to be the remedy every two or so months. In the meantime, video calls will also be a saving grace.

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MTV Shuga stars Stephanie Sandows and Given Stuurman interview Charlize Theron and Elton John

Stephanie Sandows and Charlize Theron

Local celebrities Stephanie Sandows and Given Stuurman interview Charlize Theron and Elton John about HIV/AIDS, Stigma, Activism and the New MTV Shuga Campaign at the International Aids Conference. 

ALSO READ: MTV Shuga Launches Three New Campaigns

In an in-depth interview in Amsterdam during the International AIDS Conference, Charlize Theron and Elton John sit down with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Shuga stars Stephanie Sandows who plays Tsholo and Given Stuurman who plays Reggie.

Scandal! actress Stephanie also starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. She played a 15 year old character, Tsholo, aspires to having all the good “things” in life and decides to get them through a transactional relationship.

Given Stuurman, who also stars on Scandal! starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. Reggie, who was not attracted to girls, was grappling with understanding his sexuality.

Given Stuurman and Elton John

In the below video clip, Charlize Theron speaks about the power of social media to eliminate stigma, how men and women can work together to fight for female rights and respect, the power of MTV Shuga to inspire change, and her hopes for young African women.

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