Phew! So much has happened on these social media streets this past week. Bundles of joy started school, political parties formed and just about everyone is officially back to their usual routines after the holidays. We take a look at some of the celebs who shook celeb-ville up this week.
ICYMI Celeb Story 1: #Makufundwe (let’s get educated)
Talk about a man of his word: last year in November, TV personality and media darling Moshe Ndiki took to social media saying he wanted to pay registration fees for someone at varsity this year, regardless of their field of study and marks. He expressed that students who don’t get As also deserve some love and attention.
Next year I want to pay for somones registration fees , I dont care noba uyofunda ntoni or how your marks are.. as long as youre in I got you #Makufundwe
— Moshelle Obama (@MosheNdiki) November 23, 2018
True to his word, earlier this week he took to social media announcing that he had already paid registration for two students and helped with fees for one like he had promised. Furthermore he obtained sponsorship on Wednesday to continue to help. Well done, Moshe.
By then end of today I would have paid for 2 people’s varsity registration and helped with fees for one.
I really wish that I was sending them to school and paying their fees but ke , one step at a time. 😊#Makufundwe
— Moshelle Obama (@MosheNdiki) January 7, 2019
ICYMI Celeb Story 2: Twitter’s Fave Doc an actress as well?
On Wednesday, the good doc Sindi van Zyl took to Social Media telling us to not miss a single episode of 7de Laan in 2019. In the images, she was in what looked like a dressing room, being made up with what we can only assume to be a script in her hand. Okay, this is not exactly Beyonce-level subtle when it comes to hints, but we are very pleased for the people’s favourite multi-talented medic. We’ll defs be keeping our eyes glued to 7de Laan all year long. Congratulations.
— DrChampopo (@sindivanzyl) January 10, 2019
ICYMI Celeb Story 3: Our own #MeToo movement, perhaps?
In the wake of the recent R. Kelly scandals revealed in the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary, Penny Lebyane took to social media in a video expressing how such misogynistic men in high powered positions do the same things to women locally – and get away with it. In the video, she mentioned Arthur Mafokate who she had tried to call earlier that morning for his side prior to posting the video, whom she says is not the only one. “He just happens to be the poster man for it because his relationships and abuse allegations were made public.” Penny said that victims locally are less likely to come out and speak, like the women in the R. Kelly case did, out of fear, often having their livelihoods threatened. We’re glad Penny has started the conversation, even though it now begs the question as to whether we will see alleged perpetrators held to account, as is happening now in the US.
Arthur is not the only one..where are the rest? pic.twitter.com/ZbiSVpB0lF
— PennyLebyane💚Penny Lebyane (@PennyLebyane) January 9, 2019
ICYMI Celeb Story 4: Nomzamo Mbatha stuns in traditional Zulu outfit
As if she isn’t already the epitome of Zulu royalty, beautiful Isibaya actress Nomzama Mbatha shared amazing snaps on her social media from the set of the award-winning show, with co-stars Siyabonga Twala (who plays her dad, Mpiyakhe Zungu) and Muzi Mthabela (who plays Duma), with all of them clad in authentic Zulu attire for a wedding. The fans (and us as well, of course) lapped it all up, but then again, when has she never looked great?
— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) January 9, 2019
ICYMI Celeb Story 5: Shimza’s BEEN working
Whoa! Clearly Shimza has been gigging if this snap he shared yesterday of his home and a few of his cars is anything to go by. The young superstar DJ is one focused individual. He has hosted an annual party (which has become a bit of a festival) called the One Man Show, which happens yearly on Christmas day, in Tembisa for over a decade now, and has been gigging all around the world alongside Euphonik (who goes by ‘Themba SA’ in the rest of the world) and the legend himself, Black Coffee. We’re impressed. Keep up the amazing work, Mr DJ.
Driven by that slight possibility of having but most importantly the heart of giving 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/NWmS0IRpTB
— SHIMZA (@Shimza01) January 10, 2019