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KULI POSES WITH BRA HUGH
We all remember the controversy sparked by the legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela when he announced that he was not prepared to take pictures with women who have weaves on. I was particularly very upset because I felt judged for having a weave, and this fits into this ridiculous narrative that a woman with a weave is somehow less African. However, it seems like things have changed now. A selfie of Bra Hugh and radio presenter Kuli Roberts with a weave on is doing the rounds on social media. I also want a picture, Bra Hugh! Please!
CICI OUT IN THE COLD
Rumours are doing the rounds that Cici, whose real name is Busisiwe Thwala, is back home without a job. Cici was 999 Music’s main artist and was the lead performer at all the events organised by the label. Rumours started circulating after Arthur Mafokate announced that he was closing shop. Life in the Mzansi entertainment industry is tough. One moment you are on every stage performing, the next you are sitting at home without a job. Cici, if this is true, I hope you get back on your feet soon.
METRO FM DRAMA
This time of the year always brings a bit of drama when radio stations go through line-up changes. If Oscars were given for the drama that usually occurs, the top honours would go to Metro FM. The departure of Glen Lewis and Unathi Msengana shocked listeners. We thought that was a huge blow until Bonang Matheba also resigned after her first show with Lerato Kganyago, saying that she was only informed that LKG was joining her as a co-host an hour before the show. Dineo Ranaka replaced Queen B the very next day. This is stuff from the movies, I tell you!
JOE MAFELA’S SALARY CAUSES A STIR
This is a story that is always discussed when an artist dies in South Africa. I was actually waiting for it. After Joe Mafela’s funeral, rumours started circulating that he was earning R1 200 per day at Generations –The Legacy. The soapie has come out to dismiss this rumour as nothing but fake news and I believe them. R1 200 is not even a standard call rate for a production like Generations. There is no way that Bra Joe, at his age and with his experience would leave his house and go to work for R1 200. Let’s squash this one early.
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