Mak­ing brand rags all the rage

Sunday World - - Life Style - PHINDI SIBIYA

MZANSI ac­tors Nthabi Mphahlele and Nolo Phiri have some­thing to cel­e­brate.

And this has noth­ing to do with their act­ing ca­reers. The Muvhango and Rhythm City ac­tors have been se­lected as the faces of shoe and cloth­ing brand Rage.

Speak­ing at the do in Sandton where the an­nounce­ment was made, Mphahlele couldn t con­ceal

’ her ex­cite­ment.

I can t be­lieve they “’ chose me. I ini­tially thought it was a prank call,” she said.

The two, who are on a six month con­tract, will model the Be The Dream win­ter range of boots, knit dresses, metal­lic knits and 60s in­spired drop waists.

We ll visit the var­i­ous “’ Rage stores in re­gard to launches and cam­paigns. We ll be very hands-on,”

’ says Nolo.

Asked why she be­lieves she was cho­sen, Phiri says she feels the youth can re­late to her.

I m not a ramp model “’ and the fact that I ma

’ reg­u­lar girl-next-door type ‘ ’ makes it easy for peo­ple to iden­tify with me,” she says.

She adds that work­ing with Nthabi, who s also a

’ close friend, is a thrilling ex­pe­ri­ence.

And, might I add, they re both gaga about

’ shoes!

EAR­FUL OF BRIL­LIANCE: Ab­dul­lah Ibrahim, one of South Africa’s most ac­com­plished Jazz mu­si­cians, will daz­zle au­di­ences with his two-city per­for­mance show­case with his 18-piece Big Band Jazz Or­ches­tra. Last night he was at the Cape Town Con­ven­tion Cen­tre where he moved his fans. On Fri­day at 8am he has a show in Jo­han­nes­burg at the Lin­der Au­di­to­rium. Tick­ets are avail­able from Com­puticket

Rhythm City Muvhango Pic­tures by Veli Nh­lapo

IDEN­TITY TO RE­LATE TO: and stars Nthabi Mphahlele and Nolo Phiri are giv­ing shoe and cloth­ing brand Rage a face two in fact.

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