Open the door for some real celebs, please
PEOPLE of Mzansi, we need to address the celebrity drought being experienced here in Jozi. If it’s not the same old usual suspects on the red carpet, then we are confronted by has-beens, wannabes and never-beens.
Take the relevance of one Noluthando Meje, for instance. The girl known as a failed Idols SA contestant has been trying really hard for many years to elevate herself from C-list status to A-list, but her struggle continues.
At the Ultimate Redd’s Door Experience held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Nolly finally had photographers clamouring for her picture – because she was one of the first to arrive. Clever game plan, girl!
Jay Anstey’s another one. She’s still referred to as an
Isidingo actress even though her character has hardly had face time in months. Guess that’s why she’s the contestant people scratch their heads about when watching Strictly
Come Dancing. But hey, the girl was wearing Versace. At least that’s what she says.
Maybe the freebies from designer pal Gert-Johan Coetzee gave her time to save for that black and white number. Oh lawd, but the shoes! Darling Jay, Mrs Doubtfire called; she wants her footwear back.
Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere, whose wardrobe seems to consist of identical one-size-toosmall items of clothing, must really want that social butterfly award. You can’t side-eye a room without seeing him!
Everybody ’ s darling, Anele Mdoda, went for a tangerine slim-fit pantsuit and flowing blouse to show off her new trim figure. Shwashwi approves.
All Access presenter and reality star Dineo Ranaka, on the other hand, did her amazing body an injustice by wearing a red Pallu dress that was too big. Love the dress, love Dineo. But together… not so much.
Starting to be somewhat relevant(ish) is Boity Thulo, who we can finally say does something! The relief of not having to try to find a title other than “socialite” for her has made Shwashwi a very happy lady indeed.
Then there was Slikour, who was fighting off 3Sum’s Koyo Bala, who was salivating over him. At one point, Koyo just stood there, figurative tongue hanging out, and stared at the rapper ’ s tight buns.
Shwashwi ’ s own object of desire, sports presenter Andile Ncube, was there. Shwa smiled. Andile ran. Don’t worry, love, our time will come. *Wink*
As the congregation of Likers of Things danced to electro music, it was Da Les and AKA’s performance that really had people filling the dance floor. Except for Pearl Thusi, who was up on stage with the bad boys of rap. Guess Pearl had imbibed one too many of that sweet Redd’s because honey girl was breaking it
down without a care in the world; short dress be damned.
It was sweet of the organisers to keep feeding us, but hot dogs at midnight was pushing it, hey.
As for that new drink, being limited almost exclusively to that was enough to make yours truly have her fill for the rest of the year.
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