No longer a drama queen
TV and radio personality Dineo Ranaka has grown up and her spiritual journey continues to deepen
DINEO Ranaka’s life used to be marred by baby daddy issues, family fights and even physical fights with friends for years. Now, the Metro FM radio host and TV presenter is showing a side to her that springs only from a spiritual well. Two years ago, when she announced that she was quitting alcohol and abstaining from sex to focus on her spiritual journey, it came as a surprise to viewers of her reality TV show,
Dineo’s Diary, who had gotten used to her over-the-top and dramatic life.
Two years on, The Front Row host has gotten deeper with her spiritual journey. In a recent post on Instagram, she wrote, “Understand that God is not a giver of things, he is a giver of character. Work on your character and things will come.”
Perhaps her recent appointment as the host of this year’s installation of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) bares testament to what the reformed drama queen wrote. For the first time, she had the opportunity to host one of Mzansi’s renowned awards show. “Sometimes you have to trust in the confidence others have in you,” she wrote. Dineo went on to say that the opportunity to host the SAMAs was yet another rebirth for her. Dineo has ticked-off a lot from her bucket list, from being a reality TV star, having her own clothing line, singing and mastering her skills in the kitchen as an amateur chef on Instagram.
Two months ago, former Real Talk with Anele show host, Anele Mdoda, had Dineo on her studio couch after what she says was as a result of requests from the show’s viewers. From what she shared on the show, the 34-year-old mother of two was not lying when she said this two years ago, during an interview with a newspaper. “I’m focusing more on the positive attributes of my life‚ like going back to the values. I’m proud of growing up‚ learning and building a family because there is no substitute for wisdom‚ you need it to succeed. I’m a lot more mature after entering my 30s,” Dineo said.
Appearing to be much calmer, she shared how she has managed to live her life. Anele played a clip from Dineo’s Diary when she was arguing with her mother. After watching it, all she said is, “Wow, I come from there.”
Speaking on her continuing spiritual journey, she says, “You are your peace. Be careful of what you feed your Eden.” Since starting her radio career on 5FM at the age of 19, Dineo has fallen in and out of the limelight but she says, “I bounce back because I nurture my Eden. Even when I am broke, my Eden is never broken.”
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Her much publicised relationship with rapper Blaklez, real name Lesego Moiloa, turned ugly during her pregnancy with their daughter Kopano (4). After all the fights and arguments on TV, the two seem to have a healthy relationship now. Last month, Blaklez, tweeted his baby mama, “Happy Mothers’ Day, Superwoman. Where would any of us be without you? Thank you.”
GOD IS NOT A GIVER OF THINGS